Calaway's Closing Day 2005

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Calaway's Closing Day 2005

Postby Splash_Mountain » Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:03 pm

I took a lot of pictures...

A text TR will come later...


More pics after I resize and such :-D.
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The parking lot when we arrive...
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Mini-Elissa a.k.a My sister Chantal
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A box for a TV, I don't know why the park needs a TV.
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Look... a stuffed Robb!
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Yeah... otherwise your kids will fall out!
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Look, people in Bedrock
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The scariest thing at Halloweekends :-D.
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The observation tower
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Chantal checking out her Halloweekend Hunt Card
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Mini-Elissa loves Dippin' Dots!
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A shot of "The Vortex", Green isn't it?
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Chaos is pretty much universal!
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Oooh! Purple car!

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Postby Splash_Mountain » Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:19 pm

More pics...
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Chaos in motion!
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This is the Ocean Motion change seen in the sign above!
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Wheee! Where is Jack Sparrow?
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Awww! Aren't we cute?
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A little better...
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But I spoke too soon :-D
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Hey, Calaway has dirt too!
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Mother Nature's Thrill Ride? Isn't that "Air" in Alton Towers?
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WTF is this?
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Finally a coaster!
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These are the really stupid entrance signs... "Experience the Rush"
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"Thrills around every bend"
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"Ready to lose control"? No, but I do want to go on the ride.
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Wow, this ride does it all.

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Postby robbalvey » Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:09 pm

HAHA! Nice pics! I've never seen pics of this park EVER! Great to see all those stupid signs! LOL!

Is that the only coaster they have there?

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Postby pvcoasterguy » Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:20 pm

The change on Ocean Motion/Pirate Ship is pretty strange. It doesn't seem like any other parks have that requirement (42'-54' sit in middle.)

Also, those signs are totally awesome. (Especially the 'Are you ready for this?' one.)

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Postby Splash_Mountain » Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:43 pm

Calaway only has the stupid green coaster. :-D.

Here are some more pics...
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AHHHHHHHHHHH!
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The corkscrew on Vortex.
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Cue techno song...
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If I ever got on the ride... I would.
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Oh look, the line is getting bigger.
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Oh man... I'm never going to get to ride.
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Coming down the hill.
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Pulling up to the station...
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I finally made it on... :-D.

Here are the bumper boats.
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The same parking lot not even 3 hours later. YIKES!
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The line for the Haunted Mansion (LOL, yes it is called that)
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Look at the line for that one hole!
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More people.
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Waiting for our turn in the Mansion
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Um... What, I catch you at a bad time?
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Here's the Haunted House Hunt Card.
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Chantal listens to Robb & Elissa on In The Loop.
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The coolest guy in the park!
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This pic is out of order but...

Disneyland Resort Paris? Wicked! Bet the lines are shorter there today :-D.

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Postby Cdn Mndbndr » Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:04 pm

25 years and still the same ol tired arrow corkscrew that they opened the park with. You'd think that in 25 years they MIGHT be able to offer something else. Anything else! Sheesh!! :shock:

I am sad to say that this used to be one of 2 parks I called home till I moved east.
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Postby Homer » Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:07 pm

Gee, this looks like Canada's version of Cypress Gardens mixed with some ghetto Bedrock theming, only with less white trash and 100% more Canadians.
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Postby Zoltan_Kodaly » Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:09 pm

Hey nice job! I tried to accomplish the task of displaying Calaway in all it's pathetic glory on opening weekend, and my camera battery went dead after 4 pictures! I bought a season pass, but that was the only day I even went! I'm moving to Toronto in 2 weeks, and I can't wait to get away from that nightmare of a park, although I'm sad I won't get to ride "Mother Nature's Thrill Ride!"

Although, seeing that picture, and knowing Calaway, they'll probably fit an entire river rapids ride into that little trough.

Oh, but they had one of those barrel-loopy rides, that was new since I was last there a few years prior, those things are hard to find and lots of fun!

^^And I wouldn't call this place the "Cypress Gardens of the North", I assure you that any trees or grass you may have seen in those photos are the ONLY ones in the park!

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Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:22 pm

Nice Closing Day TR.

<sigh> And to all you in the USofA with a few more coasters at your disposal? Bitch all you want about how slow such-and-such is, or how painful so-and-so is getting, take note:

Playland/Vancouver - One great wood, one awful old steel corkscrew, and one soon-to-kill-someone mad mouse coaster.

Galaxyland/Edmonton - Mindbender 3-looper steel, two smaller family coasters. All indoors in the "Great Edmonton Mall." :roll:

Calaways/Calgary (^see above^)

And that is IT for all of Western Canada's coaster collection. And they haven't been added to, for years and years and... <sigh>

Thanks for the TR - now I know I don't need to get to Calaways so badly, lol. One coaster credit aside.

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Postby Cdn Mndbndr » Sat Oct 15, 2005 7:30 pm

^^ Why would they go through the expense of putting in a rapids ride? They already have their "Log Ride", in all it's craptacular splendor. Let's face it, Calaway Park always has been and always will be a small-time "young- family" park. If you want thrills head north to West Edmonton Mall, they may only have one major coaster also, but at least it's an Anton! :D
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