Photo TR: Coaster Palooza X.....Midwest Excursion

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Postby TheGreatOne » Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:18 pm

PhishyBrewer wrote:Does anyone else eat the hell out of Coney Dogs while at King's Island? Or is it just me that eats those sick and twisted things???


I love Skyline Chili's coneys. I'm lucky to have one of those close to me.
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Postby Coaster Palooza » Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:19 am

We saw Nathan's hot dogs at a couple of spots, but no Skyline Chili's coneys. Are they the same?

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Postby PhishyBrewer » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:06 am

^They are not the same. A Coney Dog has 2 small burnt weiners on the bun that look so nasty that they have to cover it up with chili and cheese.

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Postby Worm » Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:12 pm

^That doen't look yummy at all! :butt: :P
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Postby PhishyBrewer » Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:48 pm

^Yeah... they look awful, but taste AWESOME!!!

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Postby Coaster Palooza » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:14 am

I added OPA! POV in the Video section.

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Postby Reon » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:36 am

TheGreatOne wrote:
PhishyBrewer wrote:Does anyone else eat the hell out of Coney Dogs while at King's Island? Or is it just me that eats those sick and twisted things???


I love Skyline Chili's coneys. I'm lucky to have one of those close to me.


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Day 8

Postby Coaster Palooza » Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:56 pm

Day 8 – Friday – Silver Dollar City, Showboat Belle and Celebration City here we come!!!! OMG, what a day! We arrived at SDC before 9:30am (they open at 9:30) and paid $5 to park in the season pass holder’s preferred lot right up front! We bought season tickets before our trip. We went into the park through the season pass entrance also and went straight to Powder Keg, which was a walk up. We rode it 3 times, once in the front and once in the back. The launch is pretty good. I like the second lift hill. There was a lot of airtime in the back and the view from up there was incredible. We went to Fire-in-the-Hole next and got pretty wet because we were in the front row. Next we went to ride Wildfire. We got on this one 3 times too. Wildfire is a floorless that is similar to Medusa at SFMW and SFGAdv. We walked around the park a little and went to their new area Great Exposition. They have a kiddie coaster, but the line was pretty long. I rode their disk-o coaster instead, yes there was another disk-o coaster on this trip. It is called Electro-Spin. I have ridden three of these this year and this one had a little more kick to it than the other two (Zamperla at Mt. Olympus and Survivor at PGA). They also had a ride called the Racing Regatta, which looked more like the Peter Pan ride at Disneyland only outside. They had a BBQ and Bluegrass festival going on too. It was ending on Sunday. The BBQ was in full swing as you entered Grand Exposition. They had a humongous eating area right in the front. The bluegrass was on nearly every stage throughout the park. We went to Thunderation next. Not much to say here except you gotta ride it if you haven’t. We wanted to ride the train, but we kept missing it. We decided to ride the Flooded Mine next. It is a dark ride in a boat, but you get to shoot targets that give you a score on your gun. It’s interesting and you don’t get wet, just dirty from the gun’s cord. Finally we were able to ride the train. The station was really crowded because they take a lunch break for a half hour before the 2 o’clock train. After the train ride, we went to the front to leave by 3pm for our cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle at 4pm. This is a really great cruise, good food, and awesome entertainment. The people are just so friendly there. The cruise ended around 6:30 and Celebration City is open until 10pm with the fireworks starting around 9:30. We rode the Wildcat a few times along with their other beat you up coasters. The Jack Rabbit and Thunderbolt aren’t the most comfortable coasters to be on. We also did the Ferris wheel along with the drop tower and other rides. The fireworks show is really good. They incorporate a hologram type movie on the rocks along with fire, fireworks, and lasers. It is a must see if you get the chance. You can’t see it from anywhere else but the grassy area at the end of their boardwalk. We got back in enough time to have a beer at the Pizza Hut that is right next door to the Lake View Inn.
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We parked right down there in the preferred season pass parking for $5
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Make sure all firearms are left in your vehicle
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WoooHoooo!!!!
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Time for the first coaster
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Neat theming
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Hey, they have an on-ride photo
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Yep, here it is...
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Here is the empty queue, pretty much
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again, just some neat theming for the ride
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There's Gyendolynne all the way to the left.
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That's her again going down the hill
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This is inside Fire in the Hole
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Here we are going to ride wildfire
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The queue may look bad, but it was only 1 train wait for the front seat
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mmmmm....Good cookin'
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They really know how to get some good food going!
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The BBQ and Bluegrass festival was also going on....sorry about the blurry picture, there will be a couple more. ;)
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This is where they were performing. It is funny because I know a place called Dockside in Orlando, Florida
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This shirt cracked me up!
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More bluegrass music
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Here is the BBQ part of it. This was in their new Grand Exposition area.
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Disk-O Coaster
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I'm looking a little bored, no it's not a coaster
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This reminded me of the Peter Pan ride at Disneyland
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but this is what is was called
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TARNATION....Oh I mean Thunderation
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Another Jam packed queue. This day was great!
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I had to throw Gyendolynne in the stocks after that ride
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Here is the flooded mine ride
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We finally got on the train after missing it 3 times in a row!
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Oh man! We finally get on this and we're being robbed!
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That's the crooks home
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Good, at least our guy on the left has a gun
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The dog on the porch seemed a little exhausted
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That's where they buried MA
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The dog perked up a little bit after a gunshot
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Here's our Wildfire on-ride photo
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We went to ride the Showboat Branson Belle for their 4pm cruise
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Hey we're on board
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You can buy your picture they take once you get on board
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and being us, we had to get it...
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This is the stage
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There are a number of tours your can take in Branson. This one is actually a land and water ride. We saw it just dive into the water, I missed the pic though.
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It was really nice to just relax on the cruise. Dinner was included with the show too.
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We walked around the ship to take some pictures
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Nope, didn't drop the camera :)
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Some incredible views...
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The Captain was steering the ship with his foot
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No Gyendolynne, it isn't too windy....
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but go ahead and try to put your coat on.
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Some blurry pictures coming up
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This lady could sing very well
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It was from Phantom of the Opera
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They were just moving so fast, but I had to click a photo
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This was the Russian couple. They have been performing there for 9 years
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The end of the show....
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The day ain't over yet, let's go to....
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Very painful rollercoasters
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This one too.
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We liked the Wildcat though

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Day 8 continued

Postby Coaster Palooza » Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:02 pm

Continuing with the pictures, thank for reading!
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Yeah, yeah....
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No problem, I think we will
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Typical muscle shot.
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Hey, it's a big chair
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I do my best to fill it in
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Time for the fireworks show
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This was so neat with the holograms against the rocks
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There was fire too!
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and fireworks with a little bit of a laser light show
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end of the day, beers at Pizza Hut next to the hotel. :)
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RIDE IT!!!!!
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This one is good too
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and if you're not too tired....

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Postby Penguin » Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:34 am

Great pictures. I have enjoyed your trip report so far. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed your time in Branson. In my opinion, Branson is a wonderful place.

The Branson Belle is one of my favorites also. In fact I just did it in April. The singers put on a good show but I really enjoyed the comedian (Todd Oliver). Was he there for your show?

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