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Supermassive SC Boardwalk Photo TR

Postby Axman » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:50 pm

Just over a week ago, I went to the SCBB during my trip to California. It was one of the last days of the trip, and I had been looking forward to this day for just under half a year. True to form, the Boardwalk did not disappoint!

We went to the Boardwalk on my parent's 23 wedding anniversary, because its where they first met. They were ride operators during the summer of 1980; On a regular basis, My dad operated the Spider, and my mom operated the Scrambler. They met while operating "The Autorama", and it was love at first sight! 4 years later, they got married, 2 years after that, the had my sister, and 5 years after that, they had *me*! Seeing as it was the Boardwalk's 100the birthday, it seemed perfect to come back for a double anniversary!

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk was my first home park, and will eternally be one of my favorites. There is so much to the Boardwalk, and I pleased to present the largest SCBB TR in history! I hope you enjoy the sheer depth of my report!

Rides I conquered, from one end, to the other:

Capt. Jack Flint's Pirate Ship
Double Shot
Speed Bumps
Hurricane
Sky Glider
Loof Carousel
Giant Dipper x 4
Fireball
Typhoon
Logger's Revenge
Riptide
Cliffhanger
Ghost Blaster
Wipeout
Freefall
Rock-O-Plane
Cave Train
Tornado
Cyclone
Crazy Surf
Ferris Wheel
Tsunami


Because of the great size of this report, I'll pe posting in chunks.

Day One: A Walk on the Warf and Down the Boardwalk
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The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, from The Santa Cruz Warf.
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This is the "Hurricane" side of the Boardwalk, and is curriently sporting its new addition, "Double Shot".
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Here's the Hurricane with the "Casino". Though not a true casino, it does boast of one of the largest arcades in California!
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It was origonaly a large swimming hole, but was then remodled.
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Here's the "Logger's Revenge" side of the Boardwalk and part of the Giant Dipper" section. The Logger's Revenge side engulfs everything left of the Giant Dipper.
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I'm sure you've figured out by now that this report will be quite image heavy...
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Here's the rest of the Giant Dipper section, which is eveything left of Loggers Revenge, and reaches all the way to the Carousel.
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To the right of the Boardwalk we see...MILLON DOLLAR REALESTATE!
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The Giant Dipper train says "Hi!".

By the way, my "Boardwalk Sectioning System", or "BSS" is a trademarked system that is owned and copywrited by AxCo. Industries.
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Yay! We've made it to the Boardwalk!
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Eye! this scurvy tower went 'n and messed up me vantage point! Arrgh!
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This is what happens to pedestrians who jump lines at the Boardwalk.
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Not only does the Double Shot provide quite a rip, but it's my first S&S tower that actually goes ALL THE WAY up, and ALL THE WAY back down, twice!
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Speed Bumps lives in a dark cave underneath Hurricane. Its nearly totally blind, sleeps durring the day, and only comes out at night to feed on indigenous Boardwalk Mushrooms.
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This is Egbert. he's been riding the Sky Glider for about 40 years now, but still seems relentlessly content. You'll meet his wife later in the report.
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The Mighty Hurricane!
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Double Shot is an avid patriot.
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This is where my parents went on their first date, durring a break on each of their shifts.
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Here's the famed "1911 Loof Carousel" in all it's glory.
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This, for some reason, seemed necisarry.
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Postby PKI Jizzman » Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:52 pm

I swear those first nine pictures are the same.

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Postby Angry_Gumball » Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:28 pm

Keep the pictures coming. I know I seem to ask everyone now that went to SCBB if they did the Wipeout spinning thingy before the ride and know how to make it spin a lot during the ride. Looking forward to the rest of the TR! :airtime:

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Postby larrygator » Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:33 pm

PKI ManJZ wrote:I swear those first nine pictures are the same.


Coming from Mr. Blurry Photo that is some comment.

AxMan - Keep it coming. SCBB is one park I'm trying to get to later this year so I appreciate the photos
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Postby Axman » Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:51 pm

More pictures!
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The back side of Hurricane!
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Hand-carved with love.
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Floating Pastels!
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I want this for my kitchen backsplash.
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Can you handle the Fascination?
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Spider: "AY! GET OFF MY PROPERTY! DON"T MAKE ME LAY EGGS IN YOUR STOMACHE!"
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This is what the Boardwalk has such good food. Each item must be put through a rigorous Giant Dipper test!
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I knew this was comming...
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L@@K!!! Its a giant ball of fire!
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Flase alarm: It was only Fireball.
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"I wanna be a REAL fireball some day!"
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Contrary to common belif, you don't actually glide on balloons.
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This is the Giant Dipper. It's Giant. And it Dips. Hence, the name.
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RIP OFF! This picture's the same as the last one! There's only over 249 pics on this report!
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Sidedip.
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WOK ON!!!
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And Now: A TRIP THROUGH TIME

Here's the Rock-O-Plane in it's old location, and the defunct Autorama, Arctic Flyer, Mini-Carousel, and Cave Train.
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Here's the defunct Wild Mouse and Scrambler, as well as Riptide with its old name.
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Here's the Giant dipper with the defunct Round-Up and Paratrooper.
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The Giant Dipper and Sky Ride with the defunct Auto Scooters.
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Belive it or not, this area hasn't changed much at all!
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Here's the Carousel and Sky Ride with the defunct Jet Star.
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Here's part of the Casino, with the Ferris Wheel in its former location, as well as the defunct Trabant. If I could have any of the Boardwalk rides back, Trabant would be my hands-down choice.
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Here's the rest of the Casino.

We hope you've enjoyed: A TRIP THROUGH TIME
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Riptide: Because Tilt-A-Whirl is just too cliche.
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Rock-O-Plane is sporting some shiny new car bottoms!
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They should really re-paint this ride a more flatering color, like "aquamarine".
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The Logger's Revenge station has grown more realistic with age. It's developed a dark, sea-kissed, wood tone.
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Life over the "Cave Train Adventure" is so colorful!
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Rock-O-Plane gets me vote for the "Best ride that doesn't exist in enough places" award. Seriously, the world could use more of these.
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The Cave Train Dino is blussfully unaware of the exitement and color behind him...
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What a Dragon Wagon WISHES it could be.
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Why is it "Crazy"? Who knows. Who cares? No one. Get over it--wait, I've already used this before on an other TR.
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Despite its tight location, the Boardwalk has always packed in rides to the brim.
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A Dragon Wagon's wet dream: A waterfall AND an an ride camera.
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Because "Cave Train 2" sounds too much like a movie, "Cave Train Adventure" will have to do.
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Double Shot Training.
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The Boarwalk actually used to have a Dragon Wagon, but they upgraded. The old Dragon coaster commited suicide.
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Who doesn't like a good typhoon?

More pictures tommorrow!
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Postby Axman » Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:54 pm

Angry_Gumball wrote:Keep the pictures coming. I know I seem to ask everyone now that went to SCBB if they did the Wipeout spinning thingy before the ride and know how to make it spin a lot during the ride. Looking forward to the rest of the TR! :airtime:


The key is to lean back. That way, the car will start spinning in a centrafugic way. I really love the lights and background; Its a lot better then when it was "Whirlwind".
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Postby PKI Jizzman » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:03 pm

larrygator wrote:
PKI ManJZ wrote:I swear those first nine pictures are the same.


Coming from Mr. Blurry Photo that is some comment.


And I learned from my mistake. I thought I'd pass it on before he got comments similar to those you left me.

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Postby Angry_Gumball » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:16 pm

Axman wrote:
Angry_Gumball wrote:Keep the pictures coming. I know I seem to ask everyone now that went to SCBB if they did the Wipeout spinning thingy before the ride and know how to make it spin a lot during the ride. Looking forward to the rest of the TR! :airtime:


I found leaning to the sides (Shifting your weight) helped a lot, provided your timing's right. I tried this at Great America (Outdoor Breakdance ride) both just sitting still and doing the leaning into the turns so that the car could go through it's spin a lot faster and keep going.

The key is to lean back. That way, the car will start spinning in a centrafugic way. I really love the lights and background; Its a lot better then when it was "Whirlwind".

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Postby verticalzero » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:50 am

Nice TPR with tons of pic's, post some more.

I like the "Rock-O-Plane (The Egg Wheel) and "Trabant", some of my fav flat rides.

If you are in England head to any "Butlins": Minehead and Bognor Regis as they have a "Trabant" in their fair.

I call "Trabant" a Mexican Hat ride.
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Postby bgwfreak » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:55 am

Nice report. I've never seen much of SC BW but the coaster, looks like a good collection of flats too.

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