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Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Final Edition!

Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:43 pm

Welcome to my Vacation Adventures thread. Below you will find my past adventures as well as future travels. If you see I will be in your neigborhood, hit me up, we'll grab a few rides!

So pull up a chair, a beer(or root beer), some nuts, and enjoy!

For 2012 Adventures Click Here!

2011 Adventures:

3/16/11 - Six Flags over Texas visited (Video TR) on Page 1
3/18/11 - Belmont Park on Page 1
3/20/11 - Six Flags Magic Mountain (West Coast Bash!) - Part I on Page 2; Part II on Page 2
3/21/11 - Knotts Berry Farm (West Coast Bash!) - Part I on Page 2; Part II on Page 3; Part III on Page 3
3/25/11 - Sea World San Diego visited on Page 3
3/28/11 - Pacific Park on Page 4
4/01/11 - Universal Studios Hollywood on Page 4
4/10/11 - Joyland (seperate thread)
4/13/11 - Wonderland on Page 5
4/19/11 - Zonkers (Credit Whoring) on Page 6
4/19/11 - Rte 66 Carousel Park on Page 6
4/21/11 - Worlds of Fun on Page 7
4/26/11 - Sandy Lake on Page 7
5/09/11 - Six Flags over Texas on Page 8 Bull Run Video
5/11/11 - Dollywood on Page 9
5/18/11 - Carowinds on Page 9
5/21/11 - Six Flags over Georgia on Page 10
5/22/11 - New Texas Giant Bash on Page 10
5/24/11 - Kiddie Park on Page 11
5/29/11 - Italian Festival, McAlester, Ok on Page 11
6/04/11 - Worlds of Fun on Page 11
6/17/11 - Black Gold Days Carnevil on Page 12
6/24/11 - Circus Circus Adventuredome on Page 12
7/07/11 - Oaks Amusement Park on Page 14
7/08/11 - Tigard Balloon Festival on Page 14
7/10/11 - Riverfront Park on Page 14
7/11/11 - Silverwood on Page 15
7/17/11 - Wild Waves on Page 16
7/18/11 - Enchanted Forest on Page 16
8/16/11 - Worlds of Fun - Coaster Mayhem on Page 17
8/23/11 - Coors Brewery on Page 18
8/29/11 - Lakeside Amusement Park on Page 20
9/05/11 - Kiddieland - Pittsburgh, Kansas, on Page 21
9/18/11 - Deep South Bash - Six Flags over Georgia, Part I Part II Part III
10/02/11 - Northeast Trip on Page 23
10/11/11 - Sanata's Workshop - Cascade, Colorado, on Page 24
10/17/11 - Elitch Gardens on Page 24
10/20/11 - DENVER! 3 Adventures, 1 Day, 1 Sad and Pathetic Person! on Page 25
10/23/11 - Packer Tour - Green Bay, WI, on Page 26
10/24/11 - Bay Beach Amusement Park - Green Bay, WI, on Page 27
10/31/11 - Little Amerricka - Marshal, WI, on Page 29
11/14/11 - The Dells! Mt. Olympus, Timber Falls, Knuckleheads - Wisconsin Dells, WI, on Page 30
11/17/11 - Six Flags Great America - Gurnee, IL, on Page 32
11/21/11 - MillerCoors - Milwaukee, WI, on Page 33
11/28/11 - Lake Winnie - Rossville, GA, on Page 34
12/04/11 - Old Town/Fun Spot - Kissimmee, Fl, on Page 35
12/10/11 - 4 Disney Parks, 1 Disney Day - Orlando, Fl, on Page 35
12/14/11 - Busch Gardens Bash Tampa, Tamps, Fl, on Page 36
12/19/11 - State Fair of Texas, Dallas, Tx, on Page 37
12/21/11 - Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO, on Page 38
01/02/12 - Jersey Shore Whore, Jersey and NY, on Page 39
Last edited by chadster on Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:56 pm.

Re: Chadster's 2011 Trip Diary - Six Flags over Texas

Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:49 pm

First on my 2011 theme park journey was a trip to Six Flags over Texas on 3.13.11. This also marks my first Video TR, so be kind, this video may not live up to the "Alvey Quality" standards that we all love. Enjoy!

Last edited by chadster on Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:45 pm.

Re: Chadster's 2011 Trip Diary - Belmont Park

Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:43 pm

Today (3.18.11) I went to Belmont Park to ride the Giant Dipper. Fellow coaster nerd PAL and I had been planning this venture since the dates for WCB were announced several months ago, and I can say the Dipper did not disappoint. I loved the banked turns, the few small pops of air, with a nice layout for a coaster of it's time. This is a coaster I could see GCI getting some of their inspiration from. Solid ride indeed. Their new ropes course was up and running, and I have to say, that Chance Uni-Coaster was an absolute blast.

Many thanks go out to PAL for his hospitality at both Belmont and Sea World(more on that park later). Now, on with the pics!
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Welcome to Belmont Park. This place has all of the makings of a kick a$$ place, it just didn't seem to have hit it's stride.
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I love these things, nice ride program. Compared to others, this one ranks high as it actually stops spinning on queue. Others I've been on rely on the ride op to help stop it.
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Here's the new ropes course.
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Here's more of the ropes course.
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And this is how much it will set you back.
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This thing was awesome. Having the ability to control your spinning was insane.
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Multiple rides for sure, I put it face down for one ride cycle making it easier for those who don't like me to kiss my a$$
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I love looking at the odd ball stuff on carousels.
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New school tilt-a-whirl, I prefer the ones with the large cage backs.
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And now for the Giant Dipper, an @CE Landmark no less.
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This reminds me of the entrance to Bell's; only substitute Zingo for the Dipper
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From the non-beach side.
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Really enjoyed this turn
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here we go again.
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The kids in the back rode there for at least a dozen times, myself, I took 8 laps.
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up up...
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Had a great time @ Belmont, small, yet just enough. Combined with the beach, I'm in love. And the C-TPR discount didn't hurt either. Funny story on that, as I was getting my wristband, the first cashier looked a little dumbfounded, who showed my membership card to another, who showed it another who was like, oh yeah! I read about this club this morning, just ring it up like ACE!! LOL.

Thanks Belmont!

Re: Chadster's 2011 Trip Diary - Added Belmont Park 3.18

Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:55 pm

One of my favorite cities in the world. The woodie, not so much...

Re: Chadster's 2011 Trip Diary - Added Belmont Park 3.18

Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:02 pm

Great job chadster!!!

The report was highly entertaining and kept my attention very well!

Re: Chadster's 2011 Trip Diary - Added Belmont Park 3.18

Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:03 pm

^ It must be a really good trip report! :lol:

Re: Chadster's 2011 Trip Diary - Added Belmont Park 3.18

Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:12 pm

^^ I knew that would come back to haunt me :lol:

^ well it wasn't THAT great, average at best.
Last edited by chadster on Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:58 am.

Re: Chadster's 2011 Trip Diary - Added Belmont Park 3.18

Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:41 am

Cool report, I like that place cause my kids are more concerned with the beach than the rides. So, I got to ride while they played in the sand. Keep the reports coming, I go to parks out here so much, it's nice to see them from a fresh point of view, and you wouldn't want to disappoint Laura.

Re: Chadster's 2011 Trip Diary - Added Belmont Park 3.18

Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:36 pm

Any chance I could get a list of the songs used on the SFOT video report?? I loved all of them but I dont know any of the names! Great reports BTW can't wait to see more!

Re: Chadster's 2011 Trip Diary - Added Belmont Park 3.18

Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:41 pm

^Not sure, but I can say I really enjoyed "Paper Planes" by M.I.A. and "Kids" by MGMT. =)
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