Today I went to go explore the "Dragon Centre." This is a place that sits in the heart of Hong Kong's electronic's district Sham Shui Po which is about 5 stops on the red train line from my hotel.
This is a bizarre shopping complex with a HUGE redemption arcade at the top and a Zamperla powered coaster that apparently hasn't operated in quite some time. But I figured I'd go check it out anyway, being that it wouldn't even be a credit if it was running, so I didn't care if it was closed.
I'm going to do a seperate trip report for the coaster and the Dragon Centre just because this place was so weird. So here's the coaster photos first!
The "Dragon Centre" is where all the dragons live, apparently.
This place is just one huge circular shopping center. (and yes, as you can see it IS Elissa friendly!)
This place also has Escalator Madness! There are Escalators EVERYWHERE!!!!
It's hard to capture it in photos, but there were big escalators, mini escalators, ones that went to the top, ones that went just one floor. It was crazy.
And when you look up, low and behold, there's a coaster WAY up there!
"Yay! A Credit!"
Well, not really, because the Sky Train is a powered coaster.
Even if the coaster had been opened it still wouldn't be a credit for me.
Apparently this coaster hasn't operated in a while. So I guess to 'ensure public safety' means it doesn't open? =)
This guy looks pretty upset about that!
This kind of gives you an idea of how high up this coaster is.
Better hope the ride is closed otherwise it's going to hurt quite a bit when you slap into that plastic wall!
And yes, that IS over an ice skating rink! Anyone else think it's NOT the best idea to put a coaster over an ice skating rink???
Check out that helix of death!
It's so pretty...I just want to reach out an touch it!
Here is a picture of track.
And if you blink quickly, you now see yet ANOTHER picture of track. Ooooh....exciting!
So that's if for the 'closed coaster update.' Check it out, one last time, how high the damn thing is. Next I'll do more 'random Hong Kong' photos!
Man, I guess malls really can't keep their coasters intact. What a huge surprise that is? I'm just shocked...:lol:
But this powered coaster seems to be where Disney got it's idea for Test Track. I mean, you've got a cold room, helix of death, even a car wash...well...maybe just the plastic sheeting for the car wash. But I do wonder how noisy this coaster is though. I mean, would the powered...uh...ness make it louder or softer?If it's got a B&M style roar, the noise would be insane in that ice rink. Of course, it'd be roaring in English and Chinese...
BTW: One of the best TRs ever Robb. Love the flow. Going from complete randomness to free soft porn to parks to fat people to parks again. Webby material, for sure.
- Stuart "Remove the mall coasters and add the free soft porn" Newsom
See, I told you it's where they got the idea for Test Track!
Even more wonderful to me, store selling nothing but Nightmare Before Xmas stuff = a little piece of heaven on earth. But, of course, in America that store would be called 热题目. (Thank you Google language tools! )
I second the motion of passing the chicken and duck heads. They didn't look all too appetizing. But, you shouldn't have passed on the pigs heads. I mean, you've been offered pork cheek before..but you turned it down then too. I guess it really depends on which type of cheek you're offered...
Final point, I don't think Elissa would be all too pleased if you came home with a topless clock. I could be wrong though...but it's not something I'd try...no matter how tempting...
- Stuart "Nightmare Before Christmas owns a little bit of my soul, but I'm still not an annoying 'goth' type person" Newsom
:shock: Pic heads??? That is so disgusting! Hong Kong looks very overloaded and dirty! That is so sad. First I thought it is a little bit like Tokyo, but it isn´t! However, I hope you really enjoy your days there! Maybe you have some time to go to Disneyland for some pictures, that would be cool!
Anyway, all in all great pictures! thanks for that update! I hope we will see more in the next days.
^ It's really not a dirty place! There are only a couple of photos of the bad stuff. Please also look at all the photos I have of Hong Kong looking nice and clean! Sure it's not as nice as Tokyo was, but it's not a dump either! Look at the area my hotel is in, or those subway areas, etc, etc...
--Robb "There are more nice photos than bad ones" Alvey
^Hmm, the electric district looks not so clean and overloaded. Maybe not everything is so. There are some places that looks nice, but all in all it looks not so nice as Tokyo. However, that is my view of your pictures!
--Sören "Sorry that you are angry about my last post. Maybe my english is not good enough, to say what I mean!" Schomburg
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