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Re: West Coast Bash 2015!

Postby laqueefa » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:19 pm

I had SUCH an amazing time. What made the trip even more memorable was taking my friend who hadn't been to SFMM or Knotts in 20+ years. Seeing his reactions, screams, and laughs while riding all these world class coasters was the best. I'm bummed I missed out on the lunch time games and contests (I heard you all got a good laugh out of my absence :lmao: ), but the heat/sun and adrenaline took a toll on my friend so we had to recoup at the hotel room. I cannot wait until next year! A HUGE thank you to the Alvey's and every one else involved in making another memorable WCB!!!
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Re: West Coast Bash 2015!

Postby Mechanic » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:01 pm

My son and I had a great time. Thank you to TPR and the parks.
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Re: West Coast Bash 2015!

Postby scooterdoug » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:59 am

Trogdor: The Burninator!! wrote:Had one of the best time at WCB ever! Thanks again Robb and Elissa for your time and effort you guys put into this event year after year. I gotta say though, despite SFMM stepping up their game from last year with behind the scenes tours of TC. the crowd starting off heading into morning ERT seemed a lot calmer and mellow this year. Not necessarily a bad thing but it definitely was lacking the same level of dynamism I saw last time with everyone chanting YOLO after storming the park entrance. At least that's the vibe I picked up, anyone else notice the same thing?
Oh and BTW Twisted Colossus was absolutely incredible!! Great to finally have an airtime machine in Southern California. =) :cool:


This was a really nice surprise for me. I was getting all geared up to do some sort of running of the bulls, but it didn't happen. Instead, it was calm, civilized, and completely pleasant. I loved that the day started out this way. Instead of arriving at TC all out of breath, I got to enjoy some nice conversation with my friend during a leisurely walk. Definitely a great way to start the day.

I'll join everyone else in giving a big thank you to Robb and Elissa. The event was great, and the amount of work put into it was quite evident. Thank you again, can't wait until next time!
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Re: West Coast Bash 2015!

Postby Jello_Biafra » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:08 am

scooterdoug wrote:
Trogdor: The Burninator!! wrote:Had one of the best time at WCB ever! Thanks again Robb and Elissa for your time and effort you guys put into this event year after year. I gotta say though, despite SFMM stepping up their game from last year with behind the scenes tours of TC. the crowd starting off heading into morning ERT seemed a lot calmer and mellow this year. Not necessarily a bad thing but it definitely was lacking the same level of dynamism I saw last time with everyone chanting YOLO after storming the park entrance. At least that's the vibe I picked up, anyone else notice the same thing?
Oh and BTW Twisted Colossus was absolutely incredible!! Great to finally have an airtime machine in Southern California. =) :cool:


This was a really nice surprise for me. I was getting all geared up to do some sort of running of the bulls, but it didn't happen. Instead, it was calm, civilized, and completely pleasant. I loved that the day started out this way. Instead of arriving at TC all out of breath, I got to enjoy some nice conversation with my friend during a leisurely walk. Definitely a great way to start the day.

I'll join everyone else in giving a big thank you to Robb and Elissa. The event was great, and the amount of work put into it was quite evident. Thank you again, can't wait until next time!

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Re: West Coast Bash 2015!

Postby Blue Turbo » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:59 pm

Had an amazing time this weekend! Huge thanks to Robb and Elissa, Magic Mountain, and Knott's for putting together such an amazing event
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Re: West Coast Bash 2015!

Postby robbalvey » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:21 pm

Let's post a few of the live tweets we made from West Coast Bash at Knott's Berry Farm! Thank you everyone who contributed photos!

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Good morning @Knotts Berry Farm! If you're here for West Coast Bash tag your photos with: #KNOTTSWCB

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Here are the die-hards that came out early morning to be first to the backstage tours!

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Here's the map where all the West Coast Bash fun will take place!


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Ah yes, morning wood (roller coaster)

Sweet backstage photo op of Ghost Rider! Thanks @knotts!
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Some of the trophies Ghost Rider has collected from riders!

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Ready for the Sierra Sidewinder backstage tour.

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Panorama of Ghost Rider!!!

Sierra Sidewidner backstage tour!
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Very cool getting this close to Ghostrider!
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Nothing like Supreme Scream and Xcelerator to wake you up in the morning!
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Bob is ready to go.

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Silver Bullet ERT!


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Hot hot diarrhea!

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Arrived at #Knotts for sunrise!

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Checking-in @Knotts West Coast Bash; thanking #KnottsWCB organizer Robb "Coaster God" Alvey with his Starbucks order!

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Kristen making sure the fattys fit in the coasters @Knotts!

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Photo inside of Ghostrider's structure.

TPR fighting it out on Iron Reef @Knotts to get the highest score!
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No line for Montezooma! This is why I love #KNOTTSWCB

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Happy riders :)

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Xcelerator kicking butt this morning!

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Best coaster in the park!


Check out our #KnottsIronReef scores!
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#KnottsIronReef was GREAT! So impressed with this dark ride!
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Just had one of our best rides on Calico Mine Ride ever! Thanks Jake!
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No visit to Knott's Berry Farm is complete without a ride on the Timber Mountain Log Ride!

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Everyone of all shapes, sizes, and ages can enjoy Montezooma's Revenge!


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Two solo rides in a row on the flyers! Awesome!

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On the Calico Mine Ride @CoasterJake and @TkRaptor are getting very close!

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What a fun themed dark ride!

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Snoopy joins nearly 300 awesome theme park geeks @Knotts Berry Farm West Coast Bash!

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Oh, no! David!!! Watch out for the train!!! #GhostRider backstage tour @Knotts!

You know what's insanely delicious @Knotts? Frozen Boysenberry Punch! OMG!!!
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Snoopy loves hanging out with TPR members! @Knotts West Coast Bash!
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Proof that Snoopy will hang out with ANYONE! :)

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Deanna, Darrell and I loved the Butterfield Stagecoach.

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Having a relaxing stagecoach ride.

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Hanging with snoopy!! Thank you for an amazing morning, more to come!

Just a few fun photos from Piano John!
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Getting evac'ed off Iron Reef means private backstage tour! :) @Knotts #KNOTTSWCB This is soooo cool!
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TPR quest contestants are ready to play!

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Up for grabs is lots of roller coaster parts!

TPR quest is underway with air guitars, human pyramids and kidnapping Jeff Tucker!
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This was seriously one of my favorite West Coast Bash moments ever!

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And yes, this happened...we made some people eat some pie! :P

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TPR Quest contestants winning coaster parts!

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Mooo!

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Won a Silver Bullet wheel thanks to @ThemeParkReview and @knotts!

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Riding another @knotts classic, the Sky Cabin.

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Awesome prizes from #KNOTTSWCB!! Ghost rider cover and Boomerang chain dog!

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Montezooma's Revenge cable socket part! Won during the TPR Quest!

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The epic @Knotts #KNOTTSWCB Q&A and Scary Farm presentation is about to begin!

Jeff Tucker is here to MC the #KNOTTSWCB Haunt Presentation!
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Voodoo will feature a new ending @Knotts Scary Farm.

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Special Ops Infected will be a single much longer path this year with more zombies. @Knotts Scary Farm

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Dead of Winter is what happens when Frozen meets horror and it looks AWESOME!!!

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My Bloody Clementine is the return of haunting Calico Mine Train to @Knotts Scary Farm!

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Some VERY serious questions gets asked during the Q&A session!

Behind the scenes at VooDoo!
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Thank you thank you thank you Knotts for LIVE entertainment!
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Awesome backstage tour of Knott's Scary Farm during #knottswcb

Loved our backstage tour of VooDoo! Can't wait for @knottsscaryfarm!
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Backstage Tours are what set the TPR Events apart...
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The reason we are all here, Jeff Tucker's jacket!

#KnottsWCB a gorgeous day riding rides and seeing shows!
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I can't resist the temptation of the boysenberry pie!

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The fried chicken @knotts never disappoints!

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Still one of my favorite places at @knotts.

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Smisty is on a mission to eat every boysenberry item she can find @knotts.

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ge thanks to @Knotts management & Scary Farm team for the awesome Q&A session!

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One last ride on Silver Bullet before ERT tonight!

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Interesting to see some markings already on the GhostRider tracks!

Starting night ERT on log ride!
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ERT + New Credit = Win!

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This is what night ert looks like!

Getting our ERT on #KnottsIronReef...here's our scores! #KNOTTSWCB
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TPR takeover of Log Ride!!!

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Beautiful night for ert! Thanks for everything!!

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It's getting real during ERT

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Nighttime on Xcelerator--oh, yeah!

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Amazing night time ride!

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Ending the night with a final front seat ride on Xcelerator!

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Wonderful day at @knottsberryfarm thank you @themeparkreview for #knottswcb amazing event!!

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And that's a wrap for ERT!!! Thanks TPR!!! #KNOTTSWCB was a blast!!!

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Farewell, Knott's! Absolutely fantastic day with @ThemeParkReview for #KnottsWCB! Huge huge thanks!!!!!!

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Huge thanks to Meghan & Diana for all their help organizing West Coast Bash!

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Thank you Knott's for an AWESOME DAY!!!!

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Re: West Coast Bash 2015!

Postby SingleRiderCam » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:52 pm

What an amazing day at Knott's. You guys made the day flawless. A big thank you to TPR and Knott's (and SFMM for the people who went that day. Thanks, stomach :( ) for putting this on and making it awesome!

NOTE: There's no disagreeing on having a Boysenberry Icee. Those things are addictively good.

NOTE 2: And holy crap was Iron Reef a great ride.

NOTE 3: Same still goes for Timber Mountain Log Ride. SIDDOWN!
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Re: West Coast Bash 2015!

Postby redfoot12 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:44 pm

Excellent event! I really hope I'm able to do it next year!
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Re: West Coast Bash 2015!

Postby berryfarm » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:10 pm

Thank you to Robb and Elisa Alvey and their Team for an outstanding West Coast Bash!
SFMM really stepped up their game this year!
Knott's continues to out do themselves every year.
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Re: West Coast Bash 2015!

Postby mark549 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:21 am

Thanks to everyone who made this a great event - TPR, park management, ride ops who arrived early and stayed late.

Twisted Colossus ERT was the best ERT ever. Dueling TC is my new favorite coaster, even more than El Toro.

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