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Postby OldJJman » Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:46 pm

sfne2005 wrote:I'd even settle for sometimes cool Rich or Cool Rich's buddy ;)

Well, you know, a COOL Rich would be going on the Japan trip.

Oh wait! There is one!!!

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Postby coaster05 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:22 pm

OldJJman wrote:
sfne2005 wrote:I'd even settle for sometimes cool Rich or Cool Rich's buddy ;)

Well, you know, a COOL Rich would be going on the Japan trip.

Oh wait! There is one!!!

:lmao: :Pr :lmao: :P :lmao:


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Postby OldJJman » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:26 pm


(I kinda knew that was coming!)


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Postby simlesa » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:58 pm

I found a few extra interesting photos I didn't post before, so here they are.

Cedar Point: The difference is night and day!
Cedar Point: Water makes an interesting spin on a coaster.
Kings Island: Alien Attack!
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Postby mr_teisco_delrey » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:59 am

Methos - The reason there is a giant cross next to the porn shop is because the complex was originally a Christian retreat. When they built the thing, I couldn't help but wonder who would want to go to a retreat in a hot steel building by the Interstate. The answer was nobody.

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Postby robbalvey » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:41 am

Hey everyone!

I apologize for the lack of updates over the past few days. It has taken us quite some time to get everything we've needed for the upcoming Japan/Korea trip sorted out once we got back from the Midwest so the updates had to be put on hold for a while. Besides, there's been so many other AWESOME updates from other people anyway!

So for today here is an update from three, that's right *THREE* parks! Mt. Olympus, Riverview Park, and Timber Falls.

Our visit to all three parks were very good. Mt. Olympus' new 9 foot wave pool was INSANE! It was a bummer that we got rained out of night ERT on the first night, but we did have our morning ERT the next day, and the park had more stuff opened for us to help make up for it.

I have to say that I thought all the woodies at Mt. Olympus were running very well. I was afraid that Hades might have suffered a bit or gotten rougher, but other than one spot (and I forget where it was) that had some jack hammering, the rest of the ride ran GREAT!

Riverview is a small little park that we always manage to have a bit of fun at. No Spinning Dragons for us this time around (we've had our spinnin dragons quota for the year!) but they did have a "Bouncy Bouncy" ride which was fun but nowhere NEAR as cool as the Zaragoza version!

Timber Falls was an interesting visit as the coaster had been struck by lightning the night before!!! I got the call in the morning saying they didn't think they would get the ride up and running for us, but they'd keep me updated throughout the day.

I then got the call littereally as we were about to board the busses back to Mt. Olympus telling me they got the ride operational again!!! So off to Timber Falls we go! When we get there, we found the three guys at the control panel pratically "hot wiring" the coaster to get it to run. (Not really, but that's what it looked like!) And they managed to get it all fixed up and running for us the rest of the day! HUGE Kudos for the guys at Timber Falls! Avalanche was also running great! The airtime hills were INSANE and the speed that ride maintains is crazy. It was a bit rougher around the turns, but the insanity of the rest of the coaster made up for it.

Anyway, on to some photos!!!
We arrive at Mt. Olympus to find a giant horse. Kick ass!
Photo by Jahan
We weren't even at the park 5 minutes and the "stupidity factor" already kicked into gear! =)
Entrance to Hades. Chris is either doing his "I'm fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo, I'm fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo" or "FREEZE! PUT YOUR HANDS ABOVE YOUR HEAD" impression.

Photo by Jahan
Hades is suuuuper!

Photo by Jahan
TPR Membes are happy.

Photo by Jahan
Al Roker says "It's a nice day for coaster riding."

Photo by Jahan
Time to get a square on "Elissa Bingo"
Hanging out with Mt. Olympus owner Nick Laskaris. Yes, he's just as crazy as the rest of us!
Hey baby, wanna give me and Cyclops a lotta love?
Now that's just a waste of a perfectly good Cyclops back seat ride!
Wandering off to morning ERT on Hades and Zeus....
In case of bombs dropping, we have our own shelter.
Today it was "All about Bryan!!!" Take as many photos of Bryan as you can!
Disturbing "Gyros Eating Photo" #1
Disturbing "Gyros Eating Photo" #2 interrupted by Jahan going "Hey, is what's that hot chick in the bikini doing behind me??!!"
"Go Karts! Good for the lungs!"
Yes, yes we's not a DeLorean....shut up now.....

Photo by Jahan
"Bryan since today is YOUR DAY, thanks to Terrance we have a little present for you...."
That's right bitches!!! It's ALL ABOUT ME!!!
Mt. Olympus' 9 foot wave pool was AWESOME!!!

Photo by Jahan
This is the look of "OMG, I popped up from under the wave just for a second and all I saw was CASEY come RIGHT FOR ME!!!!!"
Next we were off to Riverview. A smaller little park around the corner from Mt. Olympus.
Hooray for the credit whores!!!
Jahan has to ride by himself because he has no friends. :(
We stole this coaster from a family of children. It felt great! =)
A weeee too much excitement for the Galaxy.
Chris is feeling very "pink" today!

Photo by Jahan
Fun...but no "Zaragoza" Bouncy Bouncy.

Photo by Hanno
Next up was Timber Falls!

Photo by Hanno Roos
C'mon guys! We KNOW you can get this coaster running!
YAY!!! Thanks Timber Falls guys!!! We get to ride!!!!
Yes it's a small train, and it's kind of funny looking, but OMG this ride kicks ass!!!

Photo by Jahan
Giant open mouth gets a 9.5

Photo by Hanno Roos
The turns were a bit lumpy.

Photo by Hanno Roos.
But the airtime on those hills was insane!!!
Extreme hairtime!!!

Photo by Hanno Roos
The Ambiguously Gay Duo - FOUND!
Ooh....POV sexyness.
Many of us decided to go play "Violent Golf!"
Hey look! Joey came to visit! Awww....and he even brought his little rodent friend too!
Casey and the harem...and he's getting them drunk....and wait a second...Chuck got a bit older! ;)
The REAL coaster whores!
Lumpy....lumpy.....lumpy! =)
The giant scary tiki totems pronounce to the world.....

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Postby jamesdillaman » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:02 am

Great Pics, Robb and everybody else who submitted photos for the mini update. I guess Timber Falls is a must-do in a Dells trip, huh?

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Postby SteveC » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:03 am

Bryan's 'All about Me' shirt is just special...and he must feel very honoured.

Bryan if you don't feel honoured you damn well ought to. ;)

Thanks for the update which cheered up the end of a miserable Monday.



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Postby TexTitan01 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:05 am

that last picture perfectly describes how our time @ mt. O was = ALL ABOUT BRYAN!!

Mt. O really was an awesome park...minus the chicks @ the Hades station kickin us out when they already had canceled our ERT...

But oh well, Mt. O is still awesome. Especially those "family raft slides". FAMILY MY A-- those things were intense!

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Postby Roy56 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:35 am

^ That's what I remember the most about Mt. O, was standing at the foot of the pink family slide, with Christiana, Elissa, and Vanessa, waiting for Robb's raft to come down and suddenly seeing the water in the slide just STOP! Then the raft hurtling down!


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