It's hard to believe that it's been eight years that I've been going to HersheyPark's Christmas CandyLane event. It started as an official RRC winter gathering and transformed over the years to a more "inside" event that continues to this day. Tim Melago and I are the only ones who have attended every year.
This year, we spent two nights at the recently renovated BlueGreen Hershey Suites resort and would tackle HersheyPark during the day on Saturday with video viewing, food and drinks at night. Here are some photos from the weekend. I'll have more up tomorrow as I've run out of time at lunch! Hope you enjoy my first photo trip report on TPR.
First stop was the Bear's Den at the Hershey Lodge for lunch. Here is Tim Melago and Amanda and Mark Rosenzweig.
Here I am thinking about the plentitude of good beer I'll be drinking later in the day.
Here's the Coaster Team's on-ride Hershey Chocolate World Tour photo with our "signature moves".
The Kissmas tree, Caroussel and Comet in the background.
Starship America is an old ride brought out of retirement and replacing the Big Wheel in 2005.
Mark in line for Starship America meets a new friend.
Mark. Ellen, Amanda and Mark get ready for their freezing cold ride on The Claw.
Storm Runner sure looks enticing despite the cold. Unfortunately no coasters run during CCL.
Ho, Ho, Hoes! Pimpin Adam Claus!
My fiance, Ellen Whitman, prepares for her chilly ride on the Frontier Flyers.
It's not easy to snap on the Larson Flyers but here Ellen makes a valiant attempt.
1. Adam - GREAT to see you posting here! Welcome to our little slice of insanity!
2. Signature Moves - LMAO! As much crap as ECC gave ARNR for linking to their photos, that club probably got the most exposure...EVER from it. Even if it was kind of negative, it was still good for them!
3. I miss living on the east coast. I'd be more than happy to give up riding all year to be back in that area again. Why can't more video game companies out there? *sigh*
4. Damn, that looks like fun! Even with no coasters, there still is a lot to ride!
I wish they would run at least 1 or 2 coasters for the event (maybe Trailblazer since it's probably the slowest coaster they have?). I went twice to Christmas Candylane with the last visit being I think 6 years ago but I don't feel like taking the 2 hour drive for just a few flats.
robbalvey wrote:Why can't more video game companies out there?
Yeah, it's a shame there are very few video game companies on the east coast. I really wanted to get a job in the games industry but I don't want to re-locate so that basically kills any chance I have of working in the industry
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