It’s been a couple of months since we’ve had a “general” SFMM update (meaning other than the new for 2008 stuff) and I know Jahan has been busy. I had wanted to do a lap yesterday but I didn’t have much time after the awesome X2 backstage tour (thanks again to Tim & Neal!)
Anyway, I went back to the park today and took a lap. There is quite a bit of new stuff going on and I pretty much did a photo tour of the day.
So why am I still typing? I’m not sure. Do you want to read any more? Of course not! So let’s look at some pictures:
Before even getting in the park you can see work being done. The “lollipop sign” is getting new paint and all the broken lights have been fixed.
Ack! The park is being taken over by the French!
If you are caught being bad at the park, you go in here.
I forget…did it used to be an Exxon or Cheveron?
I miss Hurricane Harbor. Is it just me or does anyone thing this water park is very under-rated? I love the twisty black slides of death that are attached to this tower.
Universal Studios trams cira 1979. (BTW – anyone else notice that the new sound system on the tram actually WORKS? You can finally hear the recorded message as it heads up to the front gate.
Well, we know we are at “Six Flags” but will we ever be told again that we’re in California?
Leaves are dead. Gloomy Sky. This really makes me miss east coast winters!
You know, we used to rip on these trash cans so much when they first appeared….oddly enough though…the park IS cleaner now!
A lot of closed rides. Although, to be fair…. Sky Tower, yeah that one is a bummer; Free Fall…heh, yeah, it’s ‘closed today’ ; Tidal Wave was actually OPEN; Ninja…stupid weather, Metro…well…that hasn’t been opened in years, Goliath JR is closed because of Thomas Town, Déjà vu is down for it’s annual rehab, and X2 is closed because it’s undergoing an Ex change operation.
So the characters were AWESOME today. In fact, this Sylvester and Tweety were some of the best character interaction I’ve seen since the “Bugs and Sylvester stole Tex’ shoes” in Kentucky Kingdom incident!
KidTums is LOVING it!
“Thanks for babysitting guys…I’ll be back at 4:00!”
Mmm…funnel cake sounds GOOD!
Oy! Stop reading that magazine! I NEED FUNNEL CAKE BADLY!!!
So apparently between rainy weather and Super Bowl Sunday…the park is EMPTY!
These always make me laugh.
“Today the part of Thomas Town will be played by a sexy blue wall.”
“Welcome to my new themed land….”
“Mike Thomas Town….the Mike part is being added later.”
This fountain is lacking some character.
The long awaited sequel to Animal House.
“We see you old Wizards castle from the troll days!”
No Vault ICEE! LAME!!!!
Hello Sierra Twist…
…how are things on death row?
OMG! They didn’t just take out Circus Wheel they like REALLY took out Circus Wheel!!!
Hmm…you know, if they paved over that walk way too that’s a fairly HUGE plot of land to work with… Please begin speculation now. It entertains the rest of us!
OMG! OMG! Orange Markers!!! What could it be for?!?!
“We see you last remaining troll in the park!”
Yay! Free Fall is still standing! Maybe the governor called and granted a pardon.
Oh, wait a second…what is that I see?
Nope. No pardon for Free Fall. In fact, it would appear it was execution by guillotine!
Last week Free Fall looked like this….
This week it’s more like shredded beef!
Munch Mobile says “I’ll take credit for that, thank you!”
“Don’t laugh pal! You’re next!”
The last time Riddler’s will ever need to bunny hop over Free Fall!
“To ensure your future enjoyment for years to come, this bench is closed today while we perform routine annual maintenance work. We invite you to enjoy another bench.”
Random shot of Tatsu because I love you all so dearly.
No Vault ICEE. FAIL!!!
“We see you old Dragon station!”
“Come get a massage...AND…sign up for the Marines?”
I feel lonely.
For those of you “open gate” losers – have a boner. Get a box of tissues. Go shower.
I know it’s been gone for a while now, but it’s just still SO AWESOME to see!
Ok, ok…so to make up for the boner comment, here’s another photo of Tatsu.
Vault ICEE! YAY!!!!!!
It just looks so pretty.
OMG! What the hell is going on here?!?!?
I think all Arrow coasters should be painted red.
Hand puppet snake guy has the day off today.
Hey Cedar Fair…this is an “acceptable amount of trash cans!”
“YOUR SPLEEN IS MINE!!!!”
The park WAS actually open today, right?
Yay! X2 goodness! If you haven’t seen the update we did on the new X2 trains, click here:
http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/vi ... hp?t=41602
Anyway, as you can see there is a LOT going on at the park. Overall some great improvements and I think 2008 looks very promising. For those of you who are coming out for West Coast Bash on March 9th I think you’ll see for yourself. And if you’re not coming out for West Coast Bash, WHY AREN’T YOU!?!?
Download the West Coast Bash flyer here:
http://www.themeparkreview.com/events/w ... 8flyer.pdf
Hope you guys all liked the update!
ps. Just because making fun of Mike is awesome...anyone else think the caption should be more like....
"Sorry folks! The park is closed. The moose out front should have told you!"
Ok, Mike, you can kill me now!