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Re: Photo TR:New England June 4-7 "Perfect Storm of Credit W

Postby davisal771 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:53 pm

Lake malaria! That stuck me as hilarious for some reason. That made my day :lmao:
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Postby sfne2005 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:17 pm

Not a fan of spinning barrels.....looks at finger and is glad that plank was removed by that Spanish doctor.
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Postby astro » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:48 pm

The moment I saw "Persian Kamel" on the sign, I was thinking, "yay! A ride on a Persian Kamel! *sarcasm*". Good report! I liked All your pictures! :)
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Postby sixflagsguy5 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:54 pm

Thanks for posting this. My friend and I are heading out that way in July and we aren't sure if we want to add the three New Hampshire kiddie parks. This kind of helped. :)

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Postby QueerRudie » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:57 pm

OMG- Some of the food buildings in those pics looked like they were picked up and dropped from RCT2!

Amazing photos though- very small parks with a 'country' feel to them are a great joy to see.

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Re: Photo TR:New England June 4-7 "Perfect Storm of Credit W

Postby KCForce » Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:56 pm

Nice report. I used to live in New England and have been to many of the parks. Storyland is a great family park, and the Polar Coaster is actually a fun little ride. Six Gun City didn't have a coaster when I lived there, so there wasn't much else to intrest me. Down the way from Storyland they used to have a fun alpine slide, it may have been at Attitash, its been a while. York's Wild Animal Kingdom used to have a Flitzer, my one and only Flitzer credit. From York's you were a only about 20-25 minutes from Funtown/Splashtown USA in Saco, ME south of Portland. It's actually a great park too. Excalibur is a very decent ride with a great first drop. They also have arguably the best indoor Scrambler ride in New England, The Astrophere, not for the ride as it's slowed way down, but the music and effects. Until I lived in New England, I had never seen or heard of an enclosed Scrambler. I like the one at Canobie Lake too, which is probably my favorite park in New England. Clean, variety of rides, nice staff and the Yankee Cannonball is a real surprise. Have you been before or hitting new parks you've not been too? Thanks for the memories. Peace!
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Postby larrygator » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:00 am

^Yes, Attitash Mountain does have an Alpine Slide.

Funtown/Splashtown will be covered shortly, although it was a lot more splash than fun for me.

The last time I had been to the area in 2006, I visited Canobie, Palace Playland and Funtown/Splashtown.

I don't know what happened but it appears that my York's Wild Kingdom update disappeared, so I'm recreating it months after the fact. This is the never before seen of TPR park that I referenced on the last page. So, I get to the back at opening and it is pretty empty. I go to buy a ticket and am told the park will not open today because of the weather. Although it is cloudy and rain is expected it is a nice morning. I ask the woman at the ticket booth if I can walk around the park a take some photos, and she says that would not be a problem.
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Although it says the rides we open at noon, that is a lie.
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One of the reasons I stopped by the park is because I recently heard they installed a Wacky Work the park was also less than an hour out of my way.
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But the real allure of the park is the multiple walk through attractions. Here is the Fun Haus.
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With wacky entry stairs.
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The Persian Kamel. What the hell is going on here?
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Which features a spinning barrel for Hot Fuzz.
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And there is also a jungle themed fun house.
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The Haunted House looked creepy from the outside.
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But I'll have to return another day to see the inside.
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I don't know what the deal was with the pool exhibit. Quite odd.
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There are some traditional rides like the Scrambler.
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With an ultra modern control panel.
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There's a Round-Up
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In case you need some Jet Fuel, it is stored in the Glass House.
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Happy Fun Slide
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Like I said before, it was overcast but no precipitation.
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Finally, here is a list of all the rides and prices. Your have the option of paying by the ride or buying an unlimited wristband.

As usual additional ride photos can be found in the Park Index
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Re: Photo TR:New England June 4-7 "Perfect Storm of Credit W

Postby KI Kidd » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:07 pm

This is just awesome! Thanks for sharing all these pics! Can't wait to see the rest.

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Re: Photo TR:New England June 4-7 "Perfect Storm of Credit W

Postby larrygator » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:09 pm

My favorite thing about Maine is fresh lobster and Lobster Rolls. I decided to stop for one on my way to the next stop, Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach.

Just as I pull off the road to eat it starts drizzling. At this point I wasn't too far from York's so I called to confirm they did not open the rides.

When I get back into my car after lunch it is raining a little harder and this continues as I pull into a parking space at Old Orchard Beach. My reasoning for going to Palace Playland was to take pictures and kill time before my next stop. Oh, and to get another Lobster Roll.

I head to the rides area and the gates are locked. The park is closed due to the weather, but that didn't stop me from snapping pictures for the Park Index.
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I stopped at this place
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Looked at the menu
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And placed my order: Lobster Roll with OnionRings.
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Then drove up the road a couple more miles and encounter this fence.
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But I can still show you stuff like the Fun House
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Galaxi coaster - WooHoo, but it's closed
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The No Fun Today Slide
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On the left - Bear Butt
One the right - Power Surge blocking the Kiddie Coaster
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I failed to focus in on the Pirate Ship boobs, my bad!
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Uh oh, likes like the rain is about to start coming down hard.
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Just as the sign says, the rain is about to start cascading down. I jumped into the arcade for an hour and played pinball. Sorry to dark for pictures.
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But one last thing to do before heading back to the expiring parking meter.
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Oh what's that on the menu?
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Large Lobster Roll resting on the dashboard of my car before heading to my next stop.
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Re: Photo TR:New England June 4-7 "Perfect Storm of Credit W

Postby thrillerman1 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:50 pm

Larry, I didn't know you play pinball. Awesome! Did they have any good machines?

I'm enjoying your photo TR. Thanks for sharing, and I can't wait for more!

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