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Mrs. G.

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  1. Hey! Our hot dogs are just fine. I do like Skyline's but us "crazy White Sox fans" love our Vienna Beef! Speaking of which, what you should have gotten while you were here that I've just learned (from my daughter who just graduated from U.C.) is hard or impossible to find in Cincinnati is a good Italian beef sandwich! At least you had Giordano's! I really, really enjoyed your photos!!! This from someone who sees these places all the time. (Except that ledge on the Sears...er, Willis...Tower - no way!) Very interesting and well done!
  2. I re-discovered the Dells last year after 15 years and was pleasantly impressed. Mt. Olympus (which has its own website with some great pictures) has several wooden coasters (Hades being my favorite for the underground part), several huge go-kart tracks (too bumpy for this old lady but the teens love them) and a waterpark with slides and a HUGE new wave pool. If I recall admission was around $35 and well worth it. There are tons of other go-kart tracks and mini-golf courses and every kind of food. The Kalahari indoor water park is huge and was a great place to spend a frigid weekend last
  3. If all three of you were wearing Indians shirts we were slightly behind you in that Skyline line. It was completely ridiculous to wait 45 minutes for a (cold) hot dog. But when they rang it up and WAY undercharged for six of us my daughter asked him to doublecheck and they told her keep it for the long wait, so at least it was really cheap.
  4. I doubt it's solely weather-related although it's probably a factor. SFGA isn't opening until the end of April and the weather is virtually the same as Cincinnati. They're raising their single ticket price to $55(!) too, and everything else there is SO much more expensive PKI's prices don't bother me. I'm just happy I was able to get to PKI for opening day. My daughter scheduled her UC campus tour for Friday morning so we could make the trip. Got to PKI about 5:00, waited an hour in line for our passes, but no complaints. All the processing stations were open and they appeared to be wor
  5. I'm so glad you got to bring Little Chef to PKI this weekend! But you didn't take him on Scooby/Haunted Castle? We walked all around NU just to look at everything but we got there pretty late, I hope we will see you there this season!
  6. Qustion 1: I visit PKIC: b. Every Week Question 2: I visit PKIC because: a. The forums b. The photo gallery c. The articles/editorials All of the above. Question 3: The content of PKIC meets or exceeds what I desire out of the page: 5. Strongly Agree Question 4: The moderators and admins on this site are fair when making decions about closing, deleting, and moving topics. 4. Pretty much agree. Question 5: The content of PKIC is superior to similar sites involving amusement parks. Probably. I really don't know about other sites. Questions 6: If there
  7. Don't let Chef hear you say that... Maestro (RIP) was the head ghoul in Phantom Theater. He rocked! 23 out of 25. The old "Rock Stop" thing got me again. And 7th Portal, 007, whatever, I know there's a 7 in it. The only shows I've seen in AT are Spongebob and the Elvira one.
  8. You might be a PKI addict if you... ...went there for your honeymoon!
  9. It's a tie between the floating usher ghost with the flashlight and the Centurian. I miss PT still, they don't make 'em like that anymore...
  10. AZ- that sounds like a blast. Indiana Beach is pretty cool, what I liked was the old boardwalk feel and riding the paratrooper over the water. The Dells have some new coasters I guess. My daughter went this summer but couldn't get her friends to go on any of them. Not much to sightsee in Chicago...unless you come when the Reds are in town and watch them kick the Flubs' butts - again! And I'm confused - isn't Raging Bull a B & M Floorless?
  11. Latest official report is that it will be free with season passes. Without, they're not saying...yet. I have no doubt they will find a way to make back their $$. They must have been feeling some major heat the past few years, they've really cleaned up their act since the mid-90's.
  12. Dane, are you ever going to make these videos Mac-friendly, or can you remind me again what you told me I need to do to see them?
  13. Every time I looked at a QTV screen Kid Rock was up there. He was EVERYWHERE......
  14. Hey AZ Guy, Ah, the grass is always greener, isn't it? I can't STAND Great America, that's why I drive the 5 hours to PKI. Don't take me wrong, I am very happy you had a good time and I enjoyed your pictures! You actually make the place look good! Maybe they have improved their Fright Fest (which used to suck - and cost near $80 per person, for maybe 2 rides and no haunted houses) since I last went about 5 years ago. Raging Bull and Batman are awesome coasters, no question. I wish wish wish PKI would build one like either of them. The Whizzer is a great starter coaster for kids. The
  15. What happened to the giant chocolate bar?
  16. Don't you have to pre-register with them and then return at a certain time?
  17. You kids call that noise, music? (OK, it's happened, I've turned into my mother.) I've always found classic heavy metal is best for waking the dead - Scorpions, Priest... Back ON topic though, my original point wasn't actually to bash Kid Rock. That song of his they play isn't even that bad, it's the repetitiveness that bugs me. We come to the park for escapism, not stuff we can do at home, which is why so many people liked the specific-ride-theme music. Sadly, those have been gone so long the only one I remember clearly is The Demon Song from SFGA. The QTV in the mid-80's was cool,
  18. At Six Flags Great America the FastPass costs approximately $5 per ride, you have to buy them when you get there. At Universal you either purchase an Express pass per ride or show them your room key for their overpriced on-site hotel. I've never seen a park that has a FastPass system open to all.
  19. I can't buy a break from you tonight can I Ryan?
  20. Whoa Ryan, at least I tried! Don't forget, I'm not getting any younger...vision loss...memory loss...I was proud of myself for remembering a name. My days of checking out guys are loooong over. He had short dark hair, one earring, and was talking on a cell phone most of the time. At least you can eliminate the blonde Todds?
  21. I agree, the QTV was way better fifteen years ago and when there was something themed (all the fog & effects at Top Gun, for example) towards the stations, everybody was watching. The music videos, I wouldn't mind if they had some VARIETY. Or more than 3 videos. It's ridiculous. Get a long loop of a bunch of early 80's videos and people will watch, laugh, remember when... If I see Kid Rock again I will puke.
  22. Great article (as usual) Chef! If you do go to Holiday Fest this year Ryan, let us know if the camel is happy yet! I've never been to the Beach, it sounds like they don't want the competition (who does) but they'll take the tourists they can get, pretty typical.
  23. Hopefully not at the same time! Seriously though, as I get older I find my idea of "roughing it" is no DSL hookup. Pamper me. But I hope they keep some campground too.
  24. Next time? Aaaargh! I hope there's not a next time. I'm considering getting my next receipt Witnessed and Notarized if I have to. I was looking for the security man's name badge but he had a jacket on and no badge. I would have loved to give someone his name. There was NO reason to be such a jerk. The GR guy was tall but I'm a poor judge of that since most teenagers are taller than me. He was as pleasant as the security man was rude. And that can't be the easiest job, listening to people gripe about things you didn't do and still smile. The guy riding the Eagles' name was Todd, I
  25. Hi everybody, Hard to believe we were riding in Action Zone just this afternoon but all good things must come to an end and we are back home after 3 1/2 near-perfect days at PKI. There were no crowds at all and no lines for anything. Just a few highlights as everything was great as usual. The train coming back from BB actually had to brake to avoid hitting a deer and her two babies (fawns?) running across the tracks. I've never seen that before. BB was nice, we rode everything that was open and spent a long time in the nice un-crowded wave pool. Thursday I had to complain for the ver
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