Photo TR: Coaster Palooza 2007 Continues!!!

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Postby Coaster Palooza » Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:24 am

Thanks for the photos Ted.

Lori, We have done an Ohio trip, I just didn't know about the pennies...

Little Coaster Girl, I had no idea you could take your dog with you. That sounds interesting and scary at the same time.

BeemerBoy asked about my smashed penny collection so I thought that I would take a picture of it. I haven't added many of them to the passports, but I will when I have the time.
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Here's the collection. Many of them are still in a couple of bags. The "smashed penny kit" is on the right.
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Here I am with the whole pile of pennies.
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Postby 65skylark » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:28 pm

Great pics so far Rick. Keep 'em coming.

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Postby bobafett » Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:36 am

You said that Morey's Piers talked about building a new coaster connecting two piers? Did he go into detail? I know that the 2 piers that are closest to each other are Morey's and the old Hunt's pier, maybe they will reopen The Golden Nugget after all, there has been talk of the Morey's family doing that for quite some time now. I hope so,I loved that ride as a kid. Wildwood does have some very long beaches, but there are ways to get to the beach without walking that far. You just have to know where to go. The beaches are very clean and free as opposed to some Jersey towns where they make you pay to go on the beach.WildWood is a great seaside resort with great places to eat and cool stores off of the boardwalk.We have a summer home down in WildWood and we have been going down there since I was a kid. I love it there. Next time you are Philly, let me know and I can give you a tour of the city or WildWood even, and I can show you off the beaten path of these 2 cities and show you some interesting places.My husband and I would be happy to be have you as our guests. Great TR. This website called www.funchase.com will give you a history of WildWood and some the rides and attractions that used to be on the boardwalk and in town itself. I'm a real WildWood nut. Check it out!

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Postby Coaster Palooza » Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:04 pm

^^Thanks Justin!

^Bobafett - Jack Morey was talking about the rollercoaster at lunch time at the rendezvous picnic pavilion. He was looking towards the other pier (North) and saying that he wanted to connect a rollercoaster between the two piers. I think it is between the old Hunt's pier (next to where the Nor'Easter is located) and the pier we were at for lunch. Unfortunately we didn't stay for the group discussion on this. We really did have a great time at Wildwood and we would go again if we lived closer. I don't know when we will get a chance to go to Philly again.

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:21 pm

Great park updates, Rick! I remember when I used to collect smashed pennies from around KI and Coney Island, or from this lighthouse down in South Carolina. Neat stuff! =)


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Day 5 – Idlewild, Lakemont and Rain

Postby Coaster Palooza » Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:51 pm

We ended up getting a great deal from the hotel for tickets at Idlewild and a discount off the room, just like at Kennywood. The discounts were so great that it was like a buy one, get one free.

The day wouldn’t start out all that great though. It was raining and pretty much a challenge to get through the park. The rain would be on and off the rest of the day.

Lakemont Park had $1 Wednesdays. It only cost us $4 to get into the park and get all day ride bands. Even with the rain, we were able to ride Leap the Dips and Skyliner. It is a really great little park.

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Boy, this looks familiar for some reason. The rain is on the way though.
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This is what the park looked like 5 minutes later.
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The YMCA kids running from the picnic area to the bathrooms and back!
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We're dry though...for the moment.
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15 minutes later, it started coming down harder.
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I don't know if I have to go to the bathroom bad enough to run through this.
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Man, it just won't friggin' stop!!!
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Oh well, we'll just get ponchos on and ride. As long as the rides are running.
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A little Rollo Coaster history.
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It's not raining that bad now, but it hasn't stopped.
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Let's get on their new ride.
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I'll ride, Gyendolynne will watch.
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Absolutely no snapping!
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I kept trying anyway.
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Frustration at the end of the ride.
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Time for Raccoon Lagoon.
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The look from the bridge, yes there are a lot of raindrops still coming down.
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More interesting facts.
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Okay...
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Come along, come along...
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Oh man, I was just on this last year.
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Gyendolynne doesn't know what she is in for.
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Your invited to the castle!
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Oh my!
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They're all there!
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Yes, we're riding one of the oldest carousels...again.
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I really like this area of the park. We didn't take too many photos here because it was still raining. :(
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This area is really neat too. We took a lot of pictures here because the rain finally stopped.
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The next few photos are of Story Book Forest. Some will have captions, some won't. I hope you enjoy the photos!
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Hi Mother Goose.
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Along came a spider...
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The good ship Lollipop
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I know I can get that knife!
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The 3 little bears' house.
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I tried this at Disneyland and it didn't work there either!
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Be afraid.
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Aaaaaahhhhh! The big bad wolf!
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Actually, little Red Riding Hood scared us because we weren't expecting anyone to be in there.
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Some things just don't look right.
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I knew I was afraid of the Jack in the Box for a reason.
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I will leave Idlewild with everyone's favorite picture.
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Onto Lakemont park where they have $1 Wednesdays! It is $1 to get into the park and $1 for all day ride tickets. $0 for parking.
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Hey Gyendolynne, what do you think about getting to ride the oldest rollercoaster?
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First, some historical references.
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I know we didn't just enter 6-Flags! I can't believe he is texting.
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We're ready to ride!
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Up the lift hill.
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We're really excited that it isn't raining and that we don't have those ponchos on.
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Here we go...
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A couple of photos of the track.
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No seatbelts, no lapbar.
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Toboggan wasn't running due to the rain.
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Skyliner was running great!
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Go Curve!
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3 can fit in a seat.
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Happy to be riding.
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Up the lift hill.
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The view of the ballpark from the lift hill.
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YAY!!!
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The first drop provided some good airtime. There were no seatbelts, so I got a great lift.
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Coming down. I am in the front seat all by myself!
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$1 Wednesdays also meant $1 kettlecorn.
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We leave our day the same way we entered it. There was such a downpour as we were leaving Lakemont and for the first part of our drive back to Fredericksburg. I hope you enjoyed the trip report. I will post just a few home pics.
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Gyendolynne's sister, Heather, combing the dog.
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Big baby.
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Drinking some beers from Victory!
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Finally, out to dinner.
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Postby FeelTheFORCE » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:12 pm

Great Photo TR! I like the Idlewild pics, I haven't been there in so many years. They bring back so many memories as a kid!

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Postby Coasternerdette » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:20 pm

Nice finish for the trip report. I've been begging Mark that we should go to Idlewild. I just HAVE to go to Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.


On another note, after we both bemoaned no penny smasher machines at Holiday World, I sent off an email and just yesterday got a response from RavenMaven. Happy to report the next time you go to Holiday World, be sure to bring those quarters and pennies. Apparently the machines got installed at the park sometime after Holiwood Nights.

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Postby Coaster Palooza » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:07 am

^Lori, thanks for the info on the Smashed Pennies at Holiday World. I am looking forward to collecting them! :b
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