Big Mike wrote:It is also sweet and great having first overall pick in the contest!!!
Time to start thinking who you will select, everyone is always eager to see the first overall selection!
Peace, Big Mike
Ok. Tried to read the rules again while playing with the 2 kiddies. Do I just pick a sport or a team in that particular sport. If it's a team, I'll go with the Detroit Tigers, even though I'm a bigger Phillies phantom.
WOW!!!! The Big Mike Road Show thread just went over 700 pages!
Today, The Big Mike Road Show comes to you from the AZoosment Park at Santa's Village in Illinois!!
This park had closed for about 5 years and just re-opened last season, and it was an amazing stop on this years World tour!
The park has a ton of charm, some unique rides, a coaster credit, and an overall fantastic vibe to it!
This is also the 2nd round of FIND THE DOUBLE DUCKY!!!!!!
Now that the Miss USA contest concluded last night, Big Mike is all set to post the drafting board for everyone who won in round #1, so stay tuned!!
Everyone else, enter the FIND THE DOUBLE DUCKY contest this round, just count how many rubber duckies you find in this update and you could win some super fantastic prizes!!!
I hope you enjoy this update from AZoosment Park at Santa's Village as much as we all had being there, I hope the fun shows through on this update!
Peace, Big Mike
PS- Don't forget, the quicker you put in your ducky guess, the better draft pick you get!!!!
AZoosment Park at Santa's Village!
Uh Oh! Today's ducky that you are looking for, the dreaded pink ducky!
Remember, this picture of the ducky does not count towards your total, but EVERY ducky in this update after this one does!
Due to extreme heat, the park may close early! When Big Mike reads this, it translates to: Get the coaster credit first!
When the park opens, everyone is greeted by a princess!
You know Big Mike won't pass up an opportunity to get a photo with a princess!
Megan is my princess :)
We check out the huge candy cane as we wait for friends to show up.
Here they come, Chad and Jo Jo, only about an hour late!!! OK, it was just 5 minutes lol
Once inside, you get to meet Santa Claus too, welcoming you to the park!
Once you get Big Mike, I am not sure what else there is to wish for from Santa Claus???
The park re-opened with a paintball place running the other half of the park.
After meeting a princess, then Santa Claus, we got to meet Kurtis (G$ Kurt)! Kurtis was awesome and seemed to be everywhere at the park!
Time to hit the Dragon Coaster before the extreme heat arrived!
A nice touch to the park is the clever sayings on the height restriction signs!
Our group is ready to ride!
Coaster credit #1133 for The Mighty Big Man!
One of the best rides Big Mike has ridden so far, The Fire Truck Ride!
This is a real fire truck!
The fire truck pulls these seats with fire hose squirters!
Everyone gets their own hose.
This little house goes on fire and it is everyone's job to put out the fire with the water from the hose.
To get a better view of the water action, watch the video on this update!
Here are the other rides at the park, starting with Sea Dragon:
Awww, Megan just missed :(
Jed's Country Cruisers.
JoJo and Chad!
Little people only.
The park IS called AZoosment Park, so of course there are animals here, so here are some of them:
We can play with turtles!
The turtle was a little too tame for Big Mike, so he went looking for something with a little danger to it.
Look at the girl with that amazed daze for The Big Man, he is totally fearless AND great looking!
Big Mike gives Megan a lot of credit, she held the tarantula even though she wasn't too excited about it!
They sure do seem to like Coke and Mountain Dew!
There was a puppy nearby, which was the best part of the zoo :)
A petting zoo!
Parakeet Paradise Aviary.
Big Mike always loves feeding any types of animals.
Megan does too!
There are even some attractions that mix animals and rides!
It is a sleigh ride!
The ride does a circle lap around a deer habitat.
There they are!!
There was even a cool slide for the kids!
FOR THE KIDS MEGAN!!! :)
There are some games at the park too, like Angry Birds!
Jo had a fun time playing!
They also have a ducky game, but no pink duckies to pick up.
Extreme heat solutions, portable misters!
Who wouldn't want to have their own Mike??? Cheap too!
The park has a magic show also.
The park just got a new ice pole, but it was not working just yet so Big Mike's tongue did not stick to it.
Talking about Santa, he was probably the best part of the whole park experience. Phillip Wenz has played Santa Claus for almost 30 years! Even during the time frame that Santa's Village closed down, he played Santa at Holiday World! Santa is also the historian of the park and being Santa is the only job he has ever had! Santa filled us in on lots of interesting facts about the whole park, and had all 4 of us loving every conversation we had with him.
AZoosment Park at Santa's Village in East Dundee Illinois, an absolute must stop if you are ever in the area! Make sure to talk to Santa!!!
Thanks to Kurtis for showing us a great time!
Kurtis is the official hiding spot for this ducky, all you need to do is hunt Kurtis down and ask him for the ducky!!
Thanks also to Chad and Jo Jo for coming out and meeting up with The Big Man! They both got Big Mike Goodie Bags!!!
Final thanks to Santa and the folks at AZoosment Park at Santa's Village, what a wonderful and enjoyable place! Thanks for re-opening and I hope all The Valuable Big Mike Readers get to enjoy this awesome park!
Hope everyone enjoyed!
Peace, Big Mike
PS - Post how many duckies you found, but don't give away the hiding places!!!
Last edited by Big Mike on Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:28 pm.
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