I've been watching these live updates all day yesterday at work (I know, I probably should have been working, not on Facebook!) and today....Totally wish I had done this event this year. Unfortunately, my cousin's (who I usually go to CGA with) work schedule was uncertain as they screwed with her hours, making this weekend uncertain whether if we could or not...and by the time I got my pass, it was probably too late to request a day off as one of my jobs likes having requests put in a month in advance (kinda extreme imo).
Maybe next year, watching these live updates made me jealous, and seeing that TPR was just *that* close to home when you guys hit up Oakland Zoo...I'm about 10 minutes or so from there. By the way, what was the "TPR Quest Game" that was done at CGA?
"Zee Tidal Va-a-a-a-ave!" Yeah, I really miss that old shuttle loop. Pretty intense going through the loop and nice air coming back down the spike.
Yea, I miss that ride too. Only rode it once, always marveled it as a kid...I always wondered how it made it through the loop with no traditional lift, and I never saw the train get pulled up the rear spike (like a Boomerang). As a young one, I was completely aware that coasters freely rolled through it's course yet wondered if TW had some kind of engine on it. Yea, I miss that ride, was freaked out going reverse through the loop with just a lapbar...felt like I was getting pulled out of the train somehow.