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Re: TR: Yin Goes To Texas/Midwest with TPR!

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:08 am

Around 16 new photos posted...Going to do Part three later, too much school work :cry:

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Re: TR: Yin Goes To Texas/Midwest with TPR!

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:38 am

Texas heat really got us and we had an air conditioning break at Jonny Rockets. I still remember how great it was during my visit to SoCal last summer. But I just had a Texas size fries so… Not this time.

Because we were in Texas and it was around 105 degrees, I felt like I need to be FREEZED! Mr. Freeze here we come!

Then we went to Pandemonium for some dizziness. I like Gerstlauers but spinning coaster can destroy the rest of the day if I ride it more than twice (Happened at SFFT :( )

Judge Roy Scream was much better than I thought, classic ride with some nice floater :airtime: . Love it!

On our way to the last ride of the day-Titan, It was getting dark. The park looked much better in the sunset. But something happened and Titan was down :wtf: … Now the park is seriously dead lol

Going to WAL-MART would be my next step. Since I got out of the park at 7:58 and the shuttle would left at 8:00, I had the craziest run of my life! I was holding the souvenir bag and TPR bag, with a water bottle on my hand, I have to keep my hat from falling off…And I made it! Then I found plenty of space on the souvenir bag which can easily fit in my hat and the water bottle… :lol:

Wal-mart was a lot of fun, especially when nearly all the merchandise were MUCH cheaper than China and plus, EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS! ;)

On the second day, we woke up pretty early and It was the time to leave Texas. I really like Texas and I felt people are quite friendly there! Not like how Texas is described in those movies at all! Plus, there were not that much tourists compare to California so I feel like Texas more like a peaceful place.

At the welcoming center of Arkansas, I felt it seriously funny that there were a big line at the restroom for men. :lol:

Magic Springs was a surprise for me, I did not think the park would be that big! Their coasters were pretty nice (Well, compare with Chuang Lord which is a 5 minutes walk from my home). I had my first Non-spinner Gerstlauer (I mean the train of Arkansas Twister), My first SLC-689 and my first Maurer coaster. I did not found SLC-689 too bad at all, it pulls some nice force on the back actually. But I heard Elissa said it was one of the worst SLCs… :?r

Maurer’s X-Car was fun, as long as you brace for the brake.

About Big Bad John, the kid in front of us screamed as if he was about to die! “ Help! Help! Somebody stop! Please stop! Oh I would never do that again!” :lol:

Highlights are always on the kiddie coasters, we made a big line for their nice named kiddie coaster and Imagining how great it could be with a double down, over banked turn and inversion.
The only thing I do not felt satisfied about the park is the waiting time for food, seriously I can ride the kiddie coaster two more times!

Next part coming up soon, SILVER DOLLAR CITY! :lover: :lover:
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Old feeling made this place awesome!
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Time for some amazing Premier intensity!
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This coaster looked fantastic! But I was wondering why did they paint it like Superman?:
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Only photo of me not being with NTaG that day I guess...Wait, I had another one with the Intamin!
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LEX LUTHOR?
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NTaG touch, I love you NTaG!
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They are so close!
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NTaG's second turnn looked fantastic!
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Whaaaaaaaaa? Oh, I might misunderstood it.
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WHAT ARE THOSE THINGS? We don't have this type of food back home...
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Those cute robots are all over the world now I guess.

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Re: TR: Yin Goes To Texas/Midwest with TPR!

Postby 805Andrew » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:08 am

^No Panda Express in China? ;) This is what we call Chinese American food. The Orange Chicken is a Panda Express classic.
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Re: TR: Yin Goes To Texas/Midwest with TPR!

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:54 am

^ Haha, I really cannot imagine how weird it is to mix chicken and orange together :?r Gotta try it out the next time!

I am truely sorry that the next update has to be delayed again. :cry: School work in China you know... :devil:

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Re: TR: Yin Goes To Texas/Midwest with TPR!

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:00 am

SFOT, Wal-mart, Magic Springs and Road to :lover: SILVER DOLLAR CITY :lover: !!!!!
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Goodbye NTaG, SEE YOU LATER!
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This is finally the last photo of NTaG
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Doritos!!! Hope they would enter China soon. I love them so much!
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Goodbye SFOT, I'm going to have some more fun
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I AM TEXAS
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Everything is bigger in Texas, well, at least bigger than Chinese Wal-marts
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Again, Everything is bigger in Texas! The biggest football stadium in the world!
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I AM TEXAS, I'm a wuffle.
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Group photo! Arkansas welcoming center is a nice place to stop, the best place to officially announce getting another state credit for a lot of us.
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I'm on a coaster tour so... please tell me if it is not a proper pose for this seat. I know I got a terrible hair look...
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Beautiful Arkansas parking lot (because it's not full lol)
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Magic Springs here I come!
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My 5th woodie, and my first Gerstlauer manufactured train for another company( should have been the third:( Again, I'm not being negative!)
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First and the last SLC on the trip, and my first SLC-689. Actually I don't think it's too bad, much much smoother than those knock-off ones which beat you even in the lift hill(ok I'm just kidding)
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Head banging only happened in here from my experience.
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Am I the oly one in the world who took a detailed photo of an SLC? This is not a nerd shot is it?
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Group photo time!!!
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Hi James!
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This could be the best POV ever I think.
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The best time are always on kiddie coasters. I can imagine how shocked the little girl in the middle felt.
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Beautidul nature, how I wish I can ride a horse in here when I am old...too old to ride any coasters...
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A peaceful Subway before TPR attack.
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TPR is here! There were more than five people behind me.
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Almost there! Celebration City, RIP...RMC can do something to this ride and put it in China I think
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Re: TR: Yin Goes To Texas/Midwest with TPR!

Postby shivtim » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:55 am

gerstlaueringvar wrote:^ Haha, I really cannot imagine how weird it is to mix chicken and orange together :?r Gotta try it out the next time!


There's a really interesting book called "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles" about the evolution of "Chinese" food in America and around the world, and how it has influenced American culture. fortunecookiechronicles.com/
Or you can watch the TED talk about it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6MhV5Rn63M

Thanks for all of the updates, I'm enjoying this trip report from your unique perspective!
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Re: TR: Yin Goes To Texas/Midwest with TPR!

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:02 am

shivtim wrote:
gerstlaueringvar wrote:^ Haha, I really cannot imagine how weird it is to mix chicken and orange together :?r Gotta try it out the next time!


There's really interesting book called "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles" about the evolution of "Chinese" food in America and around the world, and how it has influneced American culture. fortunecookiechronicles.com/
Or you can watch the TED talk about it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6MhV5Rn63M

Thanks for all of the updates, I'm enjoying this trip report from your unique perspective!

Thank you! I felt quite funny when I saw fortune cookie at San Fran's China Town on my own last year :lol: . Especially when the Chinese on the little piece of paper is mistaken.

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Re: TR: Yin Goes To Texas/Midwest with TPR!

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:35 am

Finally we are here! :lover: Silver Dollar City :lover: was one of the park that I dreamed to go when I was younger. With Powder Keg’s opening, I started to search for information about the park but I can find very little things… Now that Outlaw Run :airtimer: is coming and people talked about how awesome their food :lover: are on the board, Silver Dollar City became my most anticipated park on the trip.

After the trip, I can say SDC definitely gave me the best days of my life! This is my favorite park (probably my favorite place in this planet) with my NO.1 coaster Outlaw Run and my 3rd favorite steel coaster Powder Keg. Plus the coolest gift I’ve ever gotten--a piece of wood from Outlaw Run with the signature of all the amazing people who made this beautiful wonderland :kiss: ! First time in my life, I started to focus on the things except for thrill rides. Just enjoying the atmosphere and trying out the delicious food made by their friendly employees, they made a feeling of being at home! I’ve seen quite a lot of families with kids around 3 years old and an aged around 80 years old just walking around the park and having a great time. =)

Like how I posted on the trip board, I thought Six Flags Magic Mountain is a world class park before and I did not change my mind until I step into the park (Don’t judge me if you are a SFMM fan… :roll: ) Everything about the park completely change my taste of amusement parks! The park has a wonderful setting with shade everywhere and there are NO BUGS :br ! All their big rides are very outstanding and well-themed; their cave tour is very different from the Chinese ones and again, they have awesome food!!!

During the first night at the park, I actually spent my whole night on :lover: Outlaw Run :lover: . Before the ERT session, I spend an hour waiting for the ride to explore the detailed theme on the queue area and it was one of the few lines that I enjoy waiting for because you can HEAR how awesome the coaster would be while reading those posters and lines on the wall, an hour pass quickly.

My first ride was in the last row of the train. After the first ride, all I said was OMG IT WAS AWESOME! Started from the beautiful sound of the chain lift :lover: to the amazing ending :lover: of the ride, EVERY second of the ride was enjoyable and full of surprise :lmao: ! The twist on the way down from the 153degrees turn had some nice ejector :airtimer: and all the elements on the ride that doesn’t look real have a lot of fun. To me, the ride is not an intense type like Maverick (Still need to try SkyRush and i305 in the future) but a ride full of surprise and enjoyment. I love intense but this one is definitely a winner :lover: . After the ride, I went to the souvenir shop…Marcel you know what I mean ;)

ERT was a lot of fun and I got 4 rides in total (One train operation) but the four rides were much better than another woodie :devil: at Wisconsin which I nearly killed myself on :evil: . We walked through the empty park at 11:00pm which was another amazing experience especially when it’s Silver Dollar City!

More pictures coming up soon!
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OMG we are here!!!!!
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Waiting to get into the park and we had a pack of great stuffs.
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And the Outlaw Run sign on it made the package with front of the line ass even better!!!
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Hi Eric!
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Just beautiful, beautiful and beautiful! Fantastic atomosphere! Plus the way down the mountain allow us to arrive at Outlaw Run faster!
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We are closer to Outlaw Run now!
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AM i DREAMING? NO! NOW GET INTO THE QUEUE AND RIDE ON!
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Tracks!
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Logo!
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Theming!
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More theming!
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60 mins? Not too bad for an amazing ride!!!
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Re: TR: Yin Goes To Texas/Midwest with TPR!

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:33 am

Outlaw Run queue decorations and ERT photos!
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Like I said, even waitng in the line is enjoyable at Silver Dollar City! Because there are a lot to see and HEAR!
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Station is right next to us.
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Just like being in the jail I think. But I haven't been there yet of course... But it wuould probably feel worse because Outlaw Run was right there lol. I'm making terrible jokes.
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A lot to read.
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Now that's what I call a cool suit case!
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Darkness had fallen!
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There is a fan inside to keep us cool on the queue.
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It's like having a party inside of a tent.
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More people coming in to grab the last ride of the day.
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How much does it cost? Souvenir!
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I would catch six of them for another TPR tour!
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track!
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Wheels! Wait...
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A lot to read and see.
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Finally entered the station, a group of TPR members were ready to ride on!
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See the darkness out there, I love night ride!
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Should be enough for my souvenirs!
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It just feel great to wait in a station with theming like this.
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Finally here! Just a few trains to wait for.
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Ready to ride on!
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I know I looked terrible...
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This picture was taken after the ride, I was too happy to wait for a train to come to the turn!
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One word, AWESOME!
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Of course the second ride is needed, so does the third, the fourth, the fifth...
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I like the joke he was telling while we were waiting, Silver Doler City rocks!
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It's time for ERT!
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It's our party time!
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I din't forget to take nerd shots!
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More nerd shot!
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Welcome back, how was your ride? Actually we screamed even without the ride op's part because it's Outlaw Run!!!
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KT is able to ride!
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Thank you Laina for this photo.
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Group photo time!
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I have to say how priceless this photo is. After the ERT, I was taking a selfie on the test seat of the S&S swing and Elissa went pass me and took this photo for me. The point is, Kristen was asleep and Elissa was carrying her! And the hill towards the front gate is a challenge for most of us after an exhausting day but Elissa made it to the gate just like taking a walk on the beach! I gotta start to work out now.

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Re: TR: Yin Goes To Texas/Midwest with TPR!

Postby cfc » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:08 pm

Thanks for all the pictures of the queue. Looks like Silver Dollar City did a first-class job on it.
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