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About SSR1966

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  1. Anyone know where the Bumper Cars that Jungle Jim's uses as candy stands came from originaly?
  2. I was at Balloon Glow this year and last year. I thought the park seemed less busy during the day this year than last year, but the evening seemed almost twice as busy. My friends and I still had a good time and will probably be back for next year's Balloon Glow. The blond girl with glasses running the Tilt-O-Whirl in the evening really stood out from all the other ride operators because she was engaging the riders, getting them riled up for a more fun ride experience.
  3. Correct you are, There has been one in Wilder Kentucky, next to the Great Escape Wilder theater (about 10 minutes South of Cony Island on I-275) for some time and another one more recently opened in West Chester, Sadly, I have yet to try Mellow Mushroom.
  4. I was walking through one of the haunted houses at the Wilmington Haunted Hollow (The one with the roofless Bus Ride), and I came across a scare actor who was curled up on the floor and moaning about a girl customer who had just kicked him in the family jewels. Then I came across him again a few moments later as he was just falling to his knees screaming "Not again!" I started to ask him if he was the same guy who... and he cut me off saying, "Yes, that was me. She got me again!" I think he was hamming it up though and not hurt very badly, if it all. Either that or he liked it. The girls in f
  5. I trust that you guys know what your talking about, but for me personally, I've ridden Flight of Fear many many times and could not tell a difference when I rode the Areosmith coaster. They even do the thing where the passengers get off at a different point so the train always returns empty. I did like the theming of the ride, especially when the band talks to you from the recording booth while your waiting in line, and the ride itself was enjoyable, but I would never wait more than 20 minutes for the Areosmith coaster because it just did not offer enough of a ride difference from what I am us
  6. The only ride I have ever been too big to ride on was Drop Tower at King's Island, but now that I have been to Universal Islands Of Adventure, I can add The Hulk roller coaster to that list. The good news is that in row six they have a custom seat that I was able to fit on, but the bad news is The Hulk has those over the shoulder harnesses that box your ears like Flight of Fear used to do and Invertigo does currently. It's no fun riding a ride when your ears are constantly smashing against the head rests. The Hulk was my only disappointment with Universal Islands. Ripsaw Falls is easily the g
  7. In an interesting twist, it looks like Land Of Illusions will be offering season passes for 2012. http://www.thelandofillusion.com/november-is-season-pass-time/
  8. I try to hit as many Haunted Houses that I can every October and can tell you that all of Kings Island's haunted houses pale in comparison to the businesses that specialize in Halloween. No offense to the actors and employees who work the Halloween Haunt, this isn't about your talents or efforts what so ever. It's about places like the Land Of Illusions, Haunted Hootchie, Dent School House and even the U.S.S. Nightmare who put all of their resources into making the best haunted house possible because that is all that they specialize in. No thrill rides, no musical shows, no Dip N' Dots or set
  9. During this August promotion, can you get a friend on two or three different days or is it a one time only deal? For example, if I took a friend for the $19.99 on Monday, can I get another friend in for $19.99 on Tuesday? Or will they scan my pass on Tuesday and say "Sorry, it shows here you already redeemed on this promotion on Monday so your friend is going to have to pay full price today."
  10. I never knew George Clinton did a cover of Walk The Dinosaur. I don't even remember hearing that song in the "Mario Brothers" movie, but then again, I only saw it once when it was brand new and still in the movie theater. I remember thinking that it sucked.
  11. When this photo was taken it was called The Funky Phantom. You can make out the cartoon character of Funky Phantom holding his arms up over his head on the front of the cart. Hanna Barbara's Funky Phantom
  12. CoasterRZ is correct. This picture was taken from what is now the handicapped parking area, just right of the entrance on a slow rainy night in 1992. I know this for sure because I took it.
  13. Although I've always known it as The Bavarian Beetle, I have heard people refer to it as 'Mouse Trap' and 'The Cat N' Mouse" plenty of times over the years, so your Mom has probably heard it referred to by those names as well. Bavarian Beetle was my very first rollercoaster.
  14. I'm always talking smack and making up tall tales while I'm waiting in line in hopes that I might just happen to be standing next to one of you guys so I can get a quote on here. Two seasons now and no luck so far.
  15. Maybe at the end of the night when they are going to send out the last train and there are several people in line for the back seat complaining that they waited just for the back and they shouldn't have to move up, and they think if they throw a big enough fit that that Kings Island will run the train four more times with just two people on the train each time, and become even louder and more nasty when they see that their fit isn't getting them what they want, so it becomes easier for for the ride opperators to just block off the back seats in advance and avoid the potential headache. Or, m
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