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Postby WillMontu » Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:29 pm

Here are some pictures from our recent credit-whoring trip to Wild Adventures, including myself, Erik and his wife, Non German Tom, and a few of Tom's friends
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Tom driving on the right side of the road
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First thing we saw upon approaching the parking lot...A Vekoma ride! Unfortunately Cheetah was closed and the SLC was not.
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First credit of the day! Ant Farm Express
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The ride even bears the mark of quality
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Erik hits a major milestone!
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Erik on #50
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The Outback themed section. Can anyone guess the name of the coaster in the background?
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Fairly decent ride, not much headbanging
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Another quality credit. We rode it twice - two times too many
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It's good to see that Wild Adventures uses geniune parts on its rides
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The station. Queues were minimal for nearly everything
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Missed the train while taking this picture. Erik videotapes and Tom takes pictures of this amazing contraption.

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Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:47 pm

Hah! ::lol::

Loved the lemonstand set up in front of the Outback entrance there.

A co-inky-dink of the head-banging fun ahead? Guess not from your TR, lol.

Looked like a good day there at Wild Adventures.

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Postby WillMontu » Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:55 pm

More pictures
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Fiesta Express. Good ride - it's a credit, more forceful than Silver Bullet, and it doesn't have OTSR's
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Tom enjoying Fiesta
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Erik gives Fiesta two thumbs up
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Double shot, a generic S&S tower. The tower itself is small, but there's a fair amount of air-time
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Theming outside of Swamp Thing

Go Gators! Needless to say, there were people wearing Gator shirts everywhere, and not a Georgia fan in sight
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Tom in line for Swamp Thing
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Even Swamp Thing bears the mark of quality. Note the signature gap between the up-stop wheel and the track.
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According to Erik and Tom, this version was better than the Cypress Gardens version
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The Tiger show
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Here, kitty kitty kitty!

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Postby Erik Johnson » Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:34 pm

Its always cool to go with other people who are willing to spend the time taking photos and posting them as well. Thanks Will! We did have a fun time at Wild Adventures. The weather was perfect today and operations were quite good overall (They had both trains on the SLC going). Anyways here are the pictures:
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Tom just earned a brand new state credit, Georgia.
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No Tom, the will not let you get past airport security with those things.
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As sad as it is, I finally made it to my home park.
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By the way, this is the park we went to today.
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No Tom, you are not the park's mascot.
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Our first credit of the day, Ant Farm Express.
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Yeah folks, I finally made it to #50.
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Cheetah was closed today.
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So was the Gold Rush Kiddie coaster.
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But we did get the Boomerang. 7 out of 9 credits today is not bad at all.
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Well, I certainly have hit a new low on roller coaster credits.
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Though, it did not seem to phase Tom very much.
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This Junior SLC was not too bad, certainly better than Cypress Garden's and Carowinds versions.
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There just was not enough time to see this show, sorry Leanne.
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Just Like WDW, this park is built right next to a swamp.
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The park's mascot.
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For some reason they chose a tiger over these animals.
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Time for the Tiger show.
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This guy was totally crazy, great show though!
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I think the reason for no video taping, is that accidents can occur during this show.
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Leanne was really happy to see the tigers.
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Tom was able to meet up with some really good friends from Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits. Hi there Cedarpoint6!
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This stage area had the worst bleechers ever built, they forgot to add stairs on either side of the seats.
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Later in the day the park started to get more crowded. But we had the mouse credit to still get.
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They were running only 3 trains today.
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Dang it, I forgot to ride this ride, oh well.
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They have a free Screaming Swing at W.A.
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Tom loves Funnel Cake.
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Anyone have any idea why the SLC has this unused footer?
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Even though it is not required to ride, some people still have the habit of stealing kids for credits.

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Postby WillMontu » Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:39 pm

And some more

Wild Adventures was a decent park with plenty of rides. Unfortunately Cheetah and Gold Rush were closed, but we were able to get our SLC and Boomerang credits (a first for both Erik and myself). The park looks like it was designed in RCT. Aside from the lemonade stand mentioned above, the entrances and exits for all the rides are in random places, and the queue lines all look like something from RCT. While there are both Gators and Donkeys, it is probably not worth a season pass.

I've still got a headache from riding the SLC twice. There's not too much headbanging though, and the most painful part is the restraint hiting your shoulders, especially for taller people.
The Boomerang was probably one of the better rides of the day, although the Screamin' Swing was probably one of the highlights.
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There was an spare footer around the back of "Bang Man".
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Tom with the footer
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Hiding behind the SLC were donkeys! This one was eating.
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Tom was more interested in the SLC
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Photographing Vekoma rides was a big part of this trip
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The Swamp Thing. Not like what Montu used to be though
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Tom tries funnel cake for the first time
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Tiger Terror was intense for a kiddie coaster. Lots of slamming and shaking.
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Bug out - A generic mouse with slamming and hard braking
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Erik and Leanne enjoyed Bug Out
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Erik and Leanne ride the Insect-a-slide

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Postby Erik Johnson » Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:39 pm

Just a few more pictures to go.
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Time for another ride on Swamp Thing, the Jr. SLC.
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Unlike Busch Gardens, Wild Adventures still has allligators under its coasters.
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Do not stare too long.
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Tom is starting to miss his home.
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Can you guess where Will is from?
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With Peeps in his hand, Tom decided to head back on up to Georgia to visit SFoG. Thanks Tom it was fun!

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Postby zaneymon » Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:04 pm

WOW that's alot of photos and 1 featuring New Zealand

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Postby Jeezus Juice » Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:05 pm

Allright guys! Way to finally go to that park up the street from you! :lolr: :br ;) :shockr:

So Tom decided to go to SFOG after all?! Awesome, it's totally worth the drive, even more so than Uncle Bernie's! :evil:

Too bad Gold Rush was closed, that was my favorite of the 4 kiddie coasters at that park!

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Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:48 pm

Go, FUNNEL CAKE Go!!! :b

Tom, you are going to regret all that sugar and dough you've been enjoy, blah blah blah.....z-z-z-z...

Great TRs everybody!

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Postby niiicolaaah » Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:53 pm

Mmmmm funnel cake!!!! :P :Pr :P
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