Time for another update! Today was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for any coaster enthusiast, a pilgrimage to the Almighty, Wonderful, Amazing, Perfect, Unbeatable, Extreme, Holy, PROWLER!!!!! Our pilgrimage first took us through Adventureland, and we had an awesome time there. It was very hot, but suffering is what part of a pilgrimage is all about!
Goodbye Boondocks Bate's Motel! The location of the one of the greatest events in TPR history!
It really was called Boondocks!
This majestic flower pattern is 'A' for Adventureland!
For some reason, Dan and John always went to the bathroom together.... with smiles on their faces.
Johnny Knoxville greeted us as we entered.
This is the tree that almost got me into Dave's greatest pictures of 2010! I was looking at my phone or camera and was heading straight for the tree. My wife, thankfully (for me, not for Dave), warned me right before I was about to hit it. Dave was so bummed and had his camera all ready and everything! I have to admit, it would have been an awesome picture.
TPR tests out the Chicken Shack!
The line for The Underground is TPR approved. Too bad The Underground was too dark for pictures!
The show selection was incredible! By far the best show selections I have ever seen ;)!
CrunchiCreme. Interesting name, but how can it be 'when available?' Are these items seasonal up North?
I guess Jack is famous here.
Looks like the garden frames need a little more 'garden.'
Dan gets fingered before riding the Tornado.
They are trying to go for the 'classic' look. As in Chernobyl theme park classic look.
Nice layout and location. Of course, to some people this isn't that much better than a parking lot ;|
I think this is where DCA got their idea for the color of their water.
Ace must have been here.
This one is for Chuck!
Outlaw was a fun ride.
Dave is still annoyed he wasn't able to get the picture of me bashing my head on the tree branch.
The water park was small, but pretty modern and nice.
Saw Mill Splash was very short, but on this hot of a day it was worth the wait. Although, we never did figure out if the urine smell was the water, or Bryan.
I think their faces sum up the ride.
Martin is happy because he got wet, and that he can now add another patch to his jacket!
And that folks, is how it's done right.
Pork Tenderloin? Hmm, I wonder what it is.
Too bad, I was thinking it would've been more of a BBQ style sandwich, not a chicken fried pork thing on a bun. Wasn't bad though, just thought it would have been different.
Can you guess which one of these things is not the like others?
They totally need someone twitching on the end of the rope, and I have no clue what the boot is doing on top.
Dan doesn't smile when he's on a ride, but he does if there are little boys around!? Hmmm....
This is one of Amy's favorite rides.
He loves his job.
Amy does her Bride of Frankenstein impression.
Dan eats his necklace while Jake wonders who the creepy man taking his picture while hiding in the bushes is.
Heading to the Clubhouse for some VIP treatment!
Time for lunch and some delicious Coke!
This is probably the most 'greens' I had the whole trip.
Instead of throwing up on the rides after lunch, we decided to play some games!
KidTums wins a Tiger!
It was really hot, so we decided to hit the water park. You get some awesome air on the red white and blue slide.
So I have to be exactly 48"? And what about the green tubes?
I guess Iowa has a big foreign population.
You can't really tell in this picture, but this was the largest single tube I have ever seen. It was almost double the size everyone else's tube. This lady wasn't 'fat,' but definitely not as small as she looks in the picture.
We had a nice time at the water park! Time to head back into the park.
If I only had a pole and a fryer!
Are we going the wrong way?
The ferris wheel was nice and relaxing, and gave us some nice views of the park.
Ok, so some views were also sad. This was the location of the big fire they recently had.
A 'mini' 1 row Top Spin.
Nice view of the park.
Michael and Colin (and the rest of the GP) do not seem too impressed with Falling Star.
Luckily the wheels stayed on for this Space Shot, unlike our adventure in Alabama!
I hope that is only dirt on the cable, and not fraying.
I totally should have bought this for Jewy.
We had a great day at Adventureland, but now it was time to meet some of KidTums' new friends on our way to ERT at Worlds of Fun!
Kidtums decided to take some self portraits. We have about 50 on our camera ;)
We all just about lost it seeing this guy as we walked in.
Holy Crap, Elissa's Dad is on the ads!
We've made it to the Holy Land!
Robb blesses each one of us so we don't burn in the presence of PROWLER.
Joey, did you see her?
Did I see wh.....Oh, wow.
Holy F, there's another one coming!
She could totally kill me if she wanted to.
That was a LADY!?!?
Dan is surrounded by bubbles and young children. He has never been so happy in his entire life.
Time for the Boomerang. Gotta get the credit :(.
What am I doing!
Time for a quick ride on Mamba!
Yay, we're one ride closer to Prowler!
Spinning Dragons was.....Spinning.
There is no way this has been walked on in years. The walkway was so warped and bent.
We are all waiting to be allowed into the presence of.....
PROWLER!!!!! THE SINGLE GREATEST ENGINEERING ACHIEVEMENT EVER!!!!!!
Each person reacts to their first ride on Prowler in their own way.
John was blessed with the gift of light.
The Flying Dutchman actually flew. I was crying too much to actually capture the miracle.
It's so beautiful. Words cannot describe it.
Prowler was like forbidden sugar to Dan.
All ready for their ride on the greatest coaster........EVER!!!
Ashley is now officially a man.
PROWLER is so amazing, it undid Elissa's pants!
After such a blessed occasion (ok, so Prowler was good, but not nearly as incredible as people made it out to be), we were all too awake to go to bed and decided to have a TPR takeover at Waffle House!
John likes it Topped and Country.
Amy likes it Covered and Chunked.
I got a small plate Chunked and Country, toast, and a FIesta Omelet....
and of course, a Waffle!!!! It was delicious!
Last edited by jray21 on Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:12 pm.
coast4airtime wrote:What happened on the S&S tower in Alambama?
I think it was one of the guide wheels that broke and flew off while we were on it. It shook just a little when we were coming back down, and I heard a kid say "it broke!" and he ran and picked up the broken wheel. Then the ride operator took the wheel from the kid and went into the office. About an hour later we saw it running again. I didn't go back to ride it again...
She came over when she caught a glimpse of herself and saw that fish game and cat she won...then started crying when she realized she doesn't have it anymore. (I may have gotten rid of a few 'less desirable' stuffed animals)
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