larrygator's Pacific Northwest Photo TR (Aug 28th-31st 2009)

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Postby STR8FXXXINEDGE » Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:45 pm

Too damn funny! :lmao:
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Postby andre8 » Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:32 pm

That was the first time I've seen someone correct a typo to a moderator. :P

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Postby the ghost » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:24 am

LMAO, that was awesome. :lolr: :lmao:

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Postby ParkTrips » Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:35 am

andre8 wrote:That was the first time I've seen someone correct a typo to a moderator. :P

I don't think you got the joke, Larry misspelled the word on purpose...

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Postby larrygator » Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:32 am

After leaving Remlinger's Farm I headed to Fun Forest which is a small park at the base of the Space Needle. If you haven't been there yet, don't rush. The major rides side of amusement park has closed.

Overall the rides were in better shape than I expected and there were visitors present. I expected a ghost town. Windstorms are fun little coasters, so hopefully this one ends up relocated somewhere. I didn't take too many pictures because there wasn't much to the place.

Fun Forest was completed in about an hour so I did go back to Wild Waves afterwards to kill the last few hours of the day.
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Ah there's the Space Needle. I got to keep on, keep on, keep on moving because it's a sunshine day.
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The Top Spin which wasn't operating
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The treacherous Wild River
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Their most intense flat ride
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Unless you decide to spin this one like a mad man.
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Ka Ching
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The Big Ol' Ferris Wheel has nothing on this next guy.
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I rule the roost at Seattle Center!
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After a 50 cent game of Skee Ball, I win a little stuffed animal.
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The piece de resistance: Windstorm
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Postby printersdevil78 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:33 am

larrygator wrote:I got to keep on, keep on, keep on moving bacasue it's a sunshine day.


This was the first thing I thought of when I saw that banner even before I read your caption! Did you run into Johnny Bravo while you were there?

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Postby Crazy_Behemoth_Lady_Jess » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:09 pm

Ah Fun Forest, won't be there no more after October. So glad I got my 2 Fun Forest credits. :P

You got to love Windstorm's "Dive of Death" and "Headchoppers of Doom"! As for Jet Spin, it's has not been operating for quite abit of time now.

Orbiter is a pretty intense ride indeed although I'd still say Starship 2000/Gravitron you feel the G's ALOT stronger. I didn't ride that Orbiter but I rode the ones the carnies brought into The Fair at the PNE.

Did you find Rainbow Chaser very ghetto, rough, rickety and unsafe? It made number 5 of my "worst" list for those reasons. I actually wouldn't be surprized if Rainbow Chaser de-railed or crashed or fell apart.
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Postby Jds03 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:14 pm

I absolutely love the Windstorm there. I rode it to get the credit, and it completely blew my expectations. It is intense for a carnival ride and has awesome pacing.

Although my love for that ride caused everyone to make fun of me for loving the SCBB model on the West Coast Trip. :lolr:

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Postby Em-Z » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:16 pm

I didn't think Rainbow Chaser was much worse than any other kiddie coasters of that type. It's really old and a bit ghetto but I didn't think it felt unsafe or anything.

So are they finally getting rid of the place this winter? Good thing I got my credits!

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Postby andre8 » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:21 pm

ParkTrips wrote:
andre8 wrote:That was the first time I've seen someone correct a typo to a moderator. :P

I don't think you got the joke, Larry misspelled the word on purpose...


Yeah, that's cause I'm not smart enough. ;)
On topic: How do Windstorms feel like? I think Hurricane was one but I didn't get a chance to ride it.

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