Definitely one of the strangest parks I have ever been to. I can't remember how many times he sent me around that coaster, but I know I eventually said, "Ok, thats enough." And there is no shame in driving long distances for a kiddie coaster; I just got back from a 18 hour round trip that was based on kiddie coasters. Anyways, great pictures as always, it was nice to revisit my personal trip to Wood of Deadness. Keep the pictures coming.
Alrighty, time for Day #2 of our Memorial Day Weekend adventures. Today we visit Ocean City, Maryland, in hopes of some serious credit whoring. There are six total credits that adults are allowed to get in the city, and if all goes according to plan, we'll get the six credits so Skyrush can be Jen's 300th credit! It was a 400-mile trip through 5 states with many twists, turns, and shenanigans. Would we be successful? You have to read to find out..........
Our day would start with a trip across the 17-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel!
And while I know that about 90% of the people on this forum are violently allergic to anything that doesn't have to do with roller coasters, I'm still going to showcase some pictures from the bridge. This were all taken from a rest stop at the beginning of the first tunnel.
Birds and a sailboat. Not quite Boats and Hos, but close.
I wonder if this guy knew I was taking pictures of him?
This is an outcropping of rocks that shows where the roadway is while it's still lowering under the water and into the tunnel. It's there to prevent any boats from colliding with the tunnel (obviously).
The other side!
In case you forgot where we were......
USA! USA! USA!
I do rather like this picture.
Shortly after taking this picture, that giant orange boat crushed that yacht and exploded. True story.
Map of the layout. And my reflection.
TAKE THE TUNNEL!!!
(See? I got a coaster reference in there for those of you who are bored!)
The only thing missing here is a speeding car crashing into a toxic waste truck that blows up and implodes half the tunnel, thereby killing almost everyone except a lucky few who have to be rescued by a shamed former EMT who bares resemblance to Sylvester Stallone. He then brings everyone to Daylight and saves the day!
We made it!
And here we are in Ocean City! Our first stop is Baja Amusements, a place that mostly features go karts.
Time to get wacky!
He looks drugged out of his mind.
Employees wearing sleeveless shirts? Seems legit.
Moving further into the city, it seems they have a giant display on Medieval torture right on the water!
However, the complex housing this giant torture device will not be opening until 6 tonight (even though the website said NOON). In other words, we'll be long gone before that happens. Two credits missed, so Jen will have to wait on 300. :(
Moving right along, we see our next destination is not far away.
It's Jolly Roger at the Pier, and they seem to be open!
To ride the Looping Star (ouch), you need at least four people or the ride could valley. So we waited for about 10 minutes until a couple employees volunteered to get beaten to smithereens with us. Credit!
In case you didn't know, there's a beach in Ocean City. It's a city on the ocean. Duh!
For our last stop, we get to the other Jolly Roger, which is on 30th street. The website said the rides open at 2 today.
However, we asked an employee, and she said they don't open till 5. So two more credits missed. This day has taken a turn for the horrific. That means we have to come back.........
Only 2 out of 6 credits earned, Jen won't hit 300 on Skyrush (although she still has a chance to hit it with Verbolten!), and all that way for basically nothing. The whores have been shamed.
HOWEVER! Our day got better as we reached Hershey and cashed in our single day tickets for a preview the night before Skyrush's opening day!
Earlier in the thread, you learned about the new species in Tennessee, "Eagleus Wildus." Today, we see Eagleus Wildus' younger, much more badly behaved cousin, Skymus Rushimus Maximus, waiting rather impatiently for opening day.
Skymus Rushimus Maximus wants to be unleashed upon the world to crush wimpy enthusiasts' thighs everywhere, and to provide the tougher of the lot the most insane rides EVAR!
Run from the storm!
Or run with the storm? What exactly is a "storm runner," and what does it have to do with horses??
Who cares? No matter what it does, it looks good at sunset!
We would get three rides on this beast before closing.
For another ride that looks terrific at sunset.......
We have Fahrenheit!
I do really love this element, it's just too bad it's on a fairly boring coaster.
And while it takes terrific pictures........
It sucks to ride. So we didn't ride it either day. Thanks for reading, check back later for Skymus Rushimus Maximus' unveiling to the world!
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel looks awesome and is something I've always wanted to see. I'm seriously considering a trip to Busch gardens Williamsburg and Kings Dominion later this summer and if it happens I'm definitely taking the extra couple of hours to go drive through that thing.
Hilltopper39 wrote:The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel looks awesome and is something I've always wanted to see. I'm seriously considering a trip to Busch gardens Williamsburg and Kings Dominion later this summer and if it happens I'm definitely taking the extra couple of hours to go drive through that thing.
I live 24 miles from the south entrance to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and what most people see as awesome, I see as a pain in the rear. There are NO discounts for anyone. For people that live on Virginia's Eastern Shore (like me), you have to cross that bridge to get to civilization. I had to take some college classes at ODU one semester and had to cross the bridge every day. At the time it was $10 one way with no discount for a return trip.
Ambulances don't even get a free toll. Before they installed the EZ-Pass system, EVERY Ambulance had to stop and pay the toll - regardless of the patient. Now they can roll through a little faster with the addition of the EZ-Pass lane. I have a lot of friends that work for the CBBT, they get to cross the 18 mile bridge for free - as long as they are in their primary car and traveling with direct family members.
On a side note: going to Ocean City MD next week. I have heard Trimper's enclosed their Bumper Cars and added black lights. I always thought they had great Bumper Cars second only to Knoebles. If its now enclosed with black lights it will be awesome.
^ Yeah I see how that could be a complete PAIN for locals, and now that I know that it might cost $20 to drive over and back, I might just settle for the scenic overlook, besides a tunnel is a tunnel right?
I never realized there was so much in Ocean City, MD, looks like a pretty decent beach to spend a day at and the credits are a nice bonus!
^If I remember the website correctly, if you cross back over within a certain amount of time, the return trip is free. And the toll is $12 now. Either way, it's a pretty neat experience to drive across it, although it's nothing breathtaking or anything.
Skycoastin Steve wrote: Only 2 out of 6 credits earned, Jen won't hit 300 on Skyrush (although she still has a chance to hit it with Verbolten!), and all that way for basically nothing. The whores have been shamed.
Such a shame the day started so promising and had this massive hiccup in the middle. I've never seen you fail like this but it was a good one. Hopefully you make up for it!
Oh, and for anyone curious, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is definitely cool. I recommend checking it out if you can.
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