Photo TR: A Jiggidy Return To Mid-America

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Re: Photo TR: A Jiggidy Return To Mid-America

Postby Koasterking48 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:32 pm

^ Yes.

I don't know why, but it is always awesome to see someone from outside this area go to all of the parks I hit annually. It's just interesting to me to see my regular trips through someone else's eyes... I've enjoy reading this TR.

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Postby The Great Zo » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:55 pm

Nice report so far. Great to see some updated stuff from the parks I'll be visiting in a few weeks!

Do you remember where the 1997 flood sign at Coney Island is located? Would love to get a picture of that myself.
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Postby LiMiT » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:32 pm

I don't know if you needed an answer to this question or not, but Breakdance existed in the park before it closed. It looks a lot better with the new paint though, because it used to be a boring beige color.
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Postby Guy T. Koepp » Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:45 am

Great TR Erik. Sorry I missed you on this one. I am hoping to get up to Kentucky Kingdom soon and Ride Lightning Run.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of your trip.
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Postby Rollertoaster » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:01 pm

For me it is tradition to always finish off my day at KI with a night ride on The Beast.

I agree, The Beast at night= :b awesomeness

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Photo TR: A Jiggidy Return To Mid-America

Postby cfc » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:25 pm

I rather like the Beast--an eccentric old ride that's a lot of fun after dark.
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Re: Photo TR: A Jiggidy Return To Mid-America

Postby Erik Johnson » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:04 pm

Beech Bend

I decided to make a return visit to Beech Bend. I did visit the park back in 2007 when it was on the TPR Midwest Trip. Not a whole lot seemed too different. Several of the older rides were gone, but they have certainly added new ones to replace them. The Kentucky Rumbler continues to be the main reason to visit this park. While it is a bit worn and beat up, it still runs well. I consider it to be in my top three of GCI's coasters. It was a short visit, so there are not as many photos in this update. Enjoy!
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This way to Beech Bend.
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This would be the place.
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I have no memory if there was a water park in 2007.
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There is something extra special about this Sea Dragon.
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Yes it was Michael Jackson's. You can hear his music all throughout the park.
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The main reason we are here is to ride this.
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While it is a bit more beat up when compared to my last visit, it still was running well.
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It still is one of my favorite GCI coasters.
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Station photo.
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The old water flume ride is still here.
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Sploosh!
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Is this flat ride new?
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The replaced the older drop tower with this. Though it looks the same as the old one.
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I think we just rode the same model at Kentucky Kingdom.
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It is pretty tall.
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The Pinfari death coaster is gone. It was replaced by a bunch of new kiddie rides and a petting zoo.
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Current park map.
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The dark ride is still here.
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The cars and the effects inside were all recently upgraded.
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Freddy is still on the wall though.
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You have been warned. This is a super evil, evil, ride.
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It really is. It looks not too crazy, but it is.

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We really got this to spin with an unbalanced car.
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Just a simple final shot of the park.
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Re: Photo TR: A Jiggidy Return To Mid-America

Postby Erik Johnson » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:28 am

The Great Zo wrote:Nice report so far. Great to see some updated stuff from the parks I'll be visiting in a few weeks!

Do you remember where the 1997 flood sign at Coney Island is located? Would love to get a picture of that myself.


I don't remember exactly where. The park though is pretty small, it should not be difficult to find. Somewhere near the right middle.
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Re: Photo TR: A Jiggidy Return To Mid-America

Postby DLex » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:57 am

The Pinfari death coaster is gone. It was replaced by a bunch of new kiddie rides and a petting zoo.


Soon to be opened death coaster is now at Keansburg Amusement Park. Should be open within the month. Was it really that bad?
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Re: Photo TR: A Jiggidy Return To Mid-America

Postby Erik Johnson » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:37 pm

^ Not really. It just is not the most comfortable ride.
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