catholic2006
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Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:05 pm

Soooo on saturday August 19, 2006 i'm FINALLY going to an amusement park. I'm seriously going through withdrawal because roller coasters are definitely some of my favorite things in the world and I haven't been on one in over a year.

I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited, I really cannot hold it in almost because the intensity is just too great. You know that feeling you get when you're about to fly because you can't wait (I don't get that feeling by the way), that's what I have now for roller coasters!

So who likes the front better than the back??? I don't understand that personally because you get sooo much lift in the back and it's sooo much more exciting on a physical level (I can see the front being exciting on a personal level).

I PREFER to sit from the half way point to the back of the train (if there is that), but I don't mind sitting closer, but if it's a long wait in line, I MUST get in a decent spot. Besides, waiting for the front takes too long because for some reason it's really popular, haha.

Who doesn't care where they sit on a roller coaster?

Who doesn't even like roller coaster????? You have issues if you don't, lol, jk jk jk

But yeah, I'm really excited and I'm anxious to hear what you guys think. There are a few really great roller coasters that I am sooo pumped to get on. For real for real. It's basically Six Flags just cheaper and closer (I get really restless waiting in the car on the drive to an amusement park. I usually get really jittery while approaching, and I HATE it when people MUST take restroom breaks on the way there or WHILE WE'RE IN THE PARK ABOUT TO GO TO THE NEXT AWESOME RIDE!!!!!)

Yeah, I have a lot of pet peeves about theme parks.

I know I'm probably too old to still like going to amusement parks because everyone thinks it's childish, lol, but I'M SO EXCITED!!!!

~chris~

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Cadet57
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Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:06 pm

Quoting Catholic2006 (Thread starter):
hello new cell phone, verizon that is  ).

Im so sorry

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TedTAce
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Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:11 pm

I have lived 3 GLORIOUS years without a cellphone (thus no cellphone bill or hassle), and have only wished I had one on two occasions, neither of which were 'emergencies'.
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YYZflyer
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Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:12 pm

Quoting Catholic2006 (Thread starter):
Who doesn't care where they sit on a roller coaster

I don't as long as it's not the very front. I've only been on one loopy roller coaster. And that's the one at the Edmonton mall. I almost blacked out. Though it was more of a purple......

Quoting Catholic2006 (Thread starter):
I know I'm probably too old to still like going to amusement parks

16-20 years old, what's wrong with that?
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deltagator
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Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:13 pm

Quoting Catholic2006 (Thread starter):
Soooo



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sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo



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sooo

I think your "O" key is sticking.

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SO

Looks like you fixed it.

Quoting Catholic2006 (Thread starter):
Yeah, I have a lot of pet peeves about theme parks.

Can I have your life? Having pet peeves about amusement parks would be nice to have as a worry. Alas, I have dogs, bills, and dirty dishes to worry about instead.

Have fun though. I wish I could go to an amusement park for a day. If the little lady wasn't pregnant I'd drag her butt down to Six Flags this weekend.
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Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:14 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 2):
I have lived 3 GLORIOUS years without a cellphone (thus no cellphone bill or hassle), and have only wished I had one on two occasions, neither of which were 'emergencies'.

Umm do you have a social life at all? If so, how does it work? I am intrigued...  Wink


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TransWorldSTL
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Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:20 am

Roller Coaster are an amazing thing. hah.

I've worked around them for over 3 years, and love every minute of it.. I guess it's the thrill of knowing I'm helping to create great memories for over a million people every year..


If you're ever in St. Louis, Catholic2006, give me a hollar, and I'd be happy to take you out to Six Flags  Smile
 
ThePRGuy
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Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:22 am

Quoting Catholic2006 (Thread starter):
I know I'm probably too old to still like going to amusement parks

Dude I know a few guys in their mid-40s who still visit amusement parks....
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dc10s4ever
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Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:47 am

What park are you going to? Nothing beats cedar point.
 
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Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:08 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 8):
What park are you going to? Nothing beats cedar point.

hells yay! Love Magnum (still better then mullineum), and top thrill is always worth the wait. Can't beat Wicked Twister, Maxair is the best non-coaster, and Snake River Falls is the best water ride.

D@mn I love that place
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dc10s4ever
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Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:39 am

Quoting Piercey (Reply 9):
Maxair is the best non-coaster,

Have you tried this years new ride? Sky Hawk? Pretty cool as well. I have to say mullineum is my favorite, then top thrill (gotta love that 120mph/240kmh), magnum is cool in its own right.
 
piercey
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Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:16 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 10):

Have you tried this years new ride? Sky Hawk?

No I haven't, line was hour+ whenever I walked by it.
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dc10s4ever
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Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:18 am

Quoting Piercey (Reply 11):
No I haven't, line was hour+ whenever I walked by it.

Guess I was lucky, only 20 min. Say what new ride are they building for next year. Looks like some type of coaster.
 
piercey
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Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:22 am

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 12):
Guess I was lucky, only 20 min. Say what new ride are they building for next year. Looks like some type of coaster.

I heard water ride, probably wrong, though.
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Sat Aug 19, 2006 11:23 am

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 5):
Umm do you have a social life at all? If so, how does it work? I am intrigued... Wink


Chris

Ohh that hurts... yeah, the .nets are my social life. Even then my thing is, I'm going to meet you at a certain time and place, your not there; sorry, too bad. I'm not going to play the voicemail tag BS, the text message BS, or any of that other crap. You want to talk to me, call me on my VOIP phone. If you want to meet me, be when and where you say you will, I will.
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catholic2006
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Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:17 pm

I'm going to Dorney Park.

Cedar Point is definitely the 2nd best park in the world! I went once when I was little and wasn't tall enough to ride anything (I rode Magnum though).

My favorite park is Kennywood actually. It's small and there are great rides and they're all right next to each other. You're off one and right on the next. No more than a 5 minute walk.

I'm sooo excited to go to Dorney today!!! I've never been before and the roller coasters look pretty good. I check out www.rcdb.com all the time for pics. They Talon, Hydra the Revenge, and Steel Force for big high thrill roller coasters (two Bolliger & Mabillard coasters in one park. They are my favorite manufacturers). They have a Wild Mouse and those scare me because I'm afraid that I'll fall off the edge swinging around those hairpins.

The water park attached looks pretty cute. I can't wait to go in it.

~chris~

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Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:56 pm

Quoting Catholic2006 (Reply 15):
I'm going to Dorney Park.

I was just up at Dorney less than a month ago for the first time in a while...all the coasters there are great, but my favorite is Hydra (the low-speed inversion right out of the station is one of the most novel things Ive ever experienced on a coaster)...if its a hot and sunny day, most people will be at Wildwater Kingdom and the lines for coasters will be insanely short so you should be able to get a good amount of rides in...

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catholic2006
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Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:31 pm

Yayy!

It was a fun time. My favorite roller coaster there was steel force and we sat in the very back!!!! 75 beautiful mph. So much fun.

It was really crowded though, lol. There were sooo many people there.

My friends had a great time and my little brother and his friend seemed to as well.

Hope to do it again soon!

~chris~
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KingAir200
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Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:59 pm

The only roller coaster I have been in is that goofy one inside the Mall of America at Camp Snoopy. I guess I'm not a coaster fan. On a side note, can any Minnesotans enlighten me on the name of the "theme park" inside of the mall? Last I heard, they had decided not to renew the contract with whoever uses the Peanuts as their mascots. I think CedarFair uses them, but I could be wrong.
 
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Sun Aug 20, 2006 7:41 pm

Yay for theme parks. Always fun.
I flew up to BLK for the day to visit one of the more famous theme parks.
The queues were short, VERY short, and The Pepsi Max Big One (currently the UKs tallest rollercoaster [or is it still europes]) was excelent.

Great park.

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Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:42 pm

Sadly to say, i am petrified of roller coasters, i just know i wouldnt feel safe in them like i do when im flying, heights affect me a lot too..but again its different when im flying as i get a sense of security.

Plus, i absolutely hate it when it 'catches' my stomach on a big drop.
 
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Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:15 am

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 19):
The Pepsi Max Big One (currently the UKs tallest rollercoaster [or is it still europes]) was excelent.

http://p2.rcdb.com/picmax/europa-park/silver-star50.jpg
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RE: Roller Coaster

Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:27 am

Quoting KingAir200 (Reply 18):
Last I heard, they had decided not to renew the contract with whoever uses the Peanuts as their mascots. I think CedarFair uses them, but I could be wrong.

you are correct, Cedar Fair no longer operates the theme park @ Mall of America.
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