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Postby Spookbaby » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:17 pm

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Shockwave wrote:^Getting back into the station was my favourite part of the ride!

haha, by that I meant the part of the ride between the midcourse and the final brake run.. I agree, getting off the ride was something to look forward to!

^HAHAHAHAHA OMG JOE... now that's freaking hilarious.

And you jerks, way to rub it in... I was on the phone with Ryan during the Kentucky Rumbler ERT, it was pretty hard to have a conversation with all the commotion that was being made! Sounds like you're having fun... see you on Sunday for sure, if not sooner.

p.s. I hear Jahan is depressed that he's not waking up next to me ;) Sorry roomie... maybe next year!
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Postby Golfie » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:34 pm

If you hit Noah's Ark when you're in the Dells, you'll have to compare Deluge to Black Anaconda - now THAT's a long and fun ride.

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Postby THE ONE » Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:48 pm

Hey it look's like your having the time of your lives. Rob what time are you going to be at SFGAM on Wedsnday. can't wait till you guys get here.

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Postby coaster05 » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:07 pm

Just got back from IB with the Midwest crew and had a blast. It was great seeing all my friends and meeting a couple new people also. Have a great week and I will see some of you at Strickers.

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Postby Ed » Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:48 pm


I miss Chris! :( Lame. Like a year till I see you again. It sucks! :(

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Postby WillMontu » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:36 pm

Here's a handful of pictures I've taken in no particular order. I have hundreds more, but will probably do a full TR later.

Also, one word: Fascination!
Bugs and Daffy got in a fight (you may see some video of this soon)
Since there seems to be much demand, we did have ERT on the SLC!
We got to ride this coaster. How's it going Joe?
And there was some pounding going on
Casey managed to fit into the Pinfari Death Machine at Beech Bend
We had ERT on Cornball Express. While not the greatest coaster in the world, it had some nice moments of airtime
We also had Kentucky Rumbler ERT. We even had the good folks from GCI come out to operate the ride

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Postby simlesa » Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:13 pm

Indiana beach was very fun. They had some wacky signs around the park. I enjoyed the evening ERT on the bumper cars and Den of lost thieves, after they closed Lost Coaster due to rain.

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Wacky signs.
Cool aerial shot from the ferris wheel.

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Postby robbalvey » Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:18 pm

Beech Bend rocked our world! No, it's not the biggest park in the world, but does it need to be? This has become one of our favorite "smaller parks" since we first visited last year.

The staff is great, they have a nice selection of rides to keep you busy for a few hours, it's clean, and most importantly...

They have Kentucky Rumbler!

Kentucky Rumbler is a GCI wood coaster creation and one of my favorites. It was a huge hit with many people in the group and I heard "my favorite woodie of the trip" more than just a few times.

Anyway, onto some pics. I'll post a more in depth report when we do our full updates.

When you arrive at the park, Kentucky Rumbler towers over the place.
We started our day at the Wild Mouse. Jahan's got his "I just saw boobs" face going on!
Casey and his harem being whores!
"Hey's it going?"
The GCI guys were there to marathon the drop tower.
Wes found a chair just his size....
Rumbler is tempting us!!! We will ride you later....when it is much darker!
It was time to see if the TPR Midwest trippers could survive the Pinfari looper.
"What is this thing doing to my body?!?!"
Matteo approves....but only because of it's Italian heritage.
Joe...LOVES goats!
Cora takes on 4 at a time!!! Wow.
"Don't you guys want to come ride me...look at how awesome I am!"
Ross aka "Mr. Incredible" (at least that's what all the girls call him) wants to ride!
Rumbler has some really good moments of airtime. And at night, it just gets better!
Nadia advertizing for a dude or a good humored T-shirt from the decide!
Dane and, what dorks!
Tex, Chris and Joe's balding head.
beechbend29_hanno.jpg has gotten dark time for some REAL fun!
beechbend22_jahan.jpg's freaing DARK!
We were only supposed to have an hour of ERT, but they let us ride until they kicked us out!
Bob and I walking up the lift ready to scare people "Blair Witch" style.
Hey everyone! MORE EXCITEMENT!!!!
Jeff Pike from GCI, the cool dude who designed Rumbler was there to operate the ride for us. Thanks Jeff!
Chris Grey was there to check lap was there to CHECK LAP BARS!!!!
TPR *loves* Kentucky Rumbler!!!
On the way back to the hotel Chris and Jahan share a "moment." Awwww.....

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Postby CCJared » Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:37 pm

Great Trip Report rob, What was Kentucky Rumbler like in tha dark?

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Postby BrownStreak » Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:43 pm

I am just curious to know what the nationality spread of the 100 TPR'ers is. I mean is it mostly American or did a bunch of folks from overseas hop the pond to experience a wild bunch of midwestern US parks. I'm just curious as it seems a bulk of the European trips are Americans if it would be revered for the US.
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