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Postby traincrossin » Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:42 pm

Final 2? NO WAY! Good luck in the final round Team Thriller. Thanks Big Mike for such an awesome game and awesome reports from parks all over the country. I cannot wait for more. =)
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Postby STR8FXXXINEDGE » Sun Dec 28, 2008 7:59 pm

Even though I was out of the Ducky Contest running's a few games back, I still like to play along.
That last ducky that was in the birds mouth totally slipped by me.

Congratulations Team Thriller & traincrossin!

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Postby Big Mike » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:11 pm

Hello Friends!!!!

To all The Valuable Big Mike Readers, Have a safe and happy New Year!

Talking about New Years, included in this report is a sneak peak at Times Square setting up for New Years Eve, along with some special events, the two shows I saw this week, a tribute to the friends that have come to visit Big Mike in NYC, and Robb and Elissa's names up in lights on Broadway!!!

To starts the report off though, the 2nd scheduled stop on the California Tour of Big Mike's Road Show was Train Town.

The park was open, yet the coaster was closed. I did not add this to the front page or the total parks visited number due to the fact that I could not supply The Valuable Big Mike Readers with a quality shot of the coaster.

Thus, not to short change the readers but to bring as much info as possible, the park did not count but I will post what I saw anyway.

I hope everyone enjoys!!!

Peace, Big Mike
Train Town in California!
Yay! Welcome, Train Town is open!
Boo, the coaster is not! Why?
The prices.
I did not ride the train as a form of protest.
Extra locomotives.
Other rides at the park:
Only the front of the park was open, so this was as close as a picture I could get of the coaster. Just means another visit to the Coaster Palooza Hotel!!!
Back in NYC this week! You can see there are 3 days left until New Years Eve and they already have the speakers up for the celebration and it is almost 12 o'clock!
Your first view of the 2009 sign under the ball.
It was a great day to come into NYC, as it was Good Riddance Day, where you could shred your bad memories of 2008!
Big Mike chose to shred all the Big Mike Road Show 2008 Haters that spewed all thier negativity at the hard work and dedication Big Mike made to entertain and inform everybody.
As soon as the press heard all about The Big Mike Road Show, they had thier top story of the day! The AP news was one of 4 interviews Big Mike gave!
It was the big moment when Big Mike shredded the Haters and all the cameras converged to cover the event...
Big news in the Big City for Big Mike! I just wish someone was there to get a wide picture of the swarm of cameras that surrounded Big Mike at that moment! My camera could not get them all!
While in Times Square, Big Mike used some of his pull to thank Robb and Elissa for ANOTHER year of die hard dedication to making this site the BEST THERE IS out there for Theme Park websites and for being GREAT friends!!!
Of course, Big Mike's name up in lights on Broadway with a picture of two hot babes on his arms was a good touch too.
It was not all fun and games though. Every time Big Mike visits NYC now, he remembers the fun times shared with the good friends that have come to visit so far. I miss Rick :( ...
... and I miss Renee :( ...
... and I miss Brian, but I got a pretzel to cheer me up right before taking this picture!!
Now that I was in a cheery mood again, I went back to visit the place I now only call "Our Spot"
I can still vision Renee standing there with her cute pink hat and scarf. Great memories!
The matinee show I took in was "Equus" with the Harry Potter dude. I liked it. Can you see anything strange about his body in the picture???
The show was about him and his nightmares about horses. If you look at his body closely, it is actually a horses head. I never noticed it until I saw the show because I was more excited to see the totally naked female lead, which I did from front row center in the orchestra for a GREAT view!!! I admit I did sneak a peak at Harry Potters weiner also.
Between shows, it was nice to walk in NYC in late December at 6pm and have it be SIXTY FOUR degrees!
The evening show was My Sinatra, which is an obligation to see if you are from New Jersey like Ol Blue Eyes.
The Empire State Building was in holiday colors and ice skating was a big hit.
This was in Briant Park and very crowded. I will wait for the holiday crowd to leave and skate at Rockerfeller Center instead.
A special EXCLUSIVE picture of the back of the ball drop.
That's it for now. Just snapped a picture in a totally random place to wish everyone a fun and safe New Year's Eve and a fantastic 2009! Peace, Big Mike




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Postby kidcoaster 2 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:57 pm

oh yeah mike that last picture was %100 random. :lolr:

Great Update

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Postby Goliath513 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:07 pm

Train Town is roughly 10 minutes away from my parent's house where I am staying during the holiday break. I still do not have the credit there. Too bad I didn't know you were going, and I could have had an excuse to get up there - even though it was closed during your visit.

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Postby printersdevil78 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:38 pm

1. Train Town looks awesome! My girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter is a train fanatic and would love it there. Heck, *I* would love it there!

2. They're bringing back "The Electric Company"? OMG!

3. I'd be willing to be anything that the Sinatra tribute was 1,000X better than Harry Potter dreaming about horses. That just sounds... "weird" isn't even the word.

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Postby Crazy4Coasters! » Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:05 pm

As always envy runs through my veins while reading BIG MIKE'S R.S.
May you have a wonderful New Year and I'll still keep my fingers crossed for some Big Mike charm in 2009. ::P

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Postby Coastinmiller » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:18 am

Happy New Year's Mike, but no fantasy update??

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Postby ukpete » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:32 am

Happy New Year to Big Mike and all the valuable Big Mike Readers.

I'd like to thank Big Mike for his thread being the reason I took the plunge and joined TPR and also the thread where I am making my first post.

thanks and best wishes from the cold and foggy UK>

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Postby BeemerBoy » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:42 am

Happy New Year, Mike! What were your thoughts on My Sinatra? Myself, being a huge Sinatra fan, I usually cringe at the thought of anyone attempting to impersonate the man. But I've heard a bit of Cary, and it's honestly not too bad for what it is.
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