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About BlondyRidesOn

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  • Birthday 07/21/98

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  1. Nice collection. I was surprised when I saw that the International Street Skyline location in the Swiss building had always been a Skyline at some point. In fact, it was the Alpine Deli, but they sold Skyline before Allstar Café, Mandarin Cuisine and Border Café showed up.
  2. My first ride was on Wednesday. I waited for about 20 minutes or so in line before boarding. I sat in row 8, closer to the back. When the train left the station, I was amazed by how smooth the coaster was compared to The Beast and The Racer, this was my first GCI so I didn't know what to expect. When the train went down the first drop, I was taken aback by the intensity. By the time I had finally processed what happened, we were already over the hill going over the lift taking a nose dive into the ravine and the reservoir. The ride had a lot of twists and banking and never decellerated until it got to the shed. Can't wait to ride again.
  3. Thunder Road had to have major sections of its structure rebuilt because the wood wasn't well treated after the paint was removed. The Racer is still structurally sound and hasn't had to receive major rebuilding done.
  4. For a couple of seasons, starting in 2013, they had Bratwurst and Mettwurst with sauerkraut and German Potato Salad in the Bier Garten. In 2014, they served Bratwurst and Mettwurst with sauerkraut and a side of corn chips. Now, they serve all Tex Mex food... Maybe it was the location, not many people would want to take their family to a bar to get food Had they served it in the Festhaus, it probably would have lasted longer.
  5. Emporium had no power my entire shift. Only when they were sending me home did the power come back. All the other stores were up and running before us.
  6. I almost forgot to thank you too, CoasterOhio! Sounds great.
  7. This was the theme I was referring to. I don't know exactly what The piece alone is called. The portion of the Forrest Gump Suite that is featured starts at 6:43 and continues to the end.
  8. From what I could hear, this is what I could come up with for the playlist "Escape, Chase, Saying Goodbye" from ET The Extra Terrestrial- John Williams Main Title/ The Winton Flyer from The Reivers- John Williams Theme to Born on the Fourth of July- John Williams "Prologue" from Hook- John Williams Fanfare for the Common Man- Aaron Copland Ride of the Valkyries- Richard Wagner Fascination- Billy Vaughn Theme to Eragon- Patrick Doyle Main Theme from The Cider House Rules- Rachel Portman "Gabriel's Oboe" from The Mission- Ennio Morricone Theme to The High and the Mighty- Dimitri Tiomkin Lohengrin Prelude Act III- Richard Wagner/ Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic The Sons of Katie Elder Theme- Elmer Bernstein An American in Paris- George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue- George Gershwin "Morning Routine" from Rio- John Powell "Romantic Flight" from How to Train your Dragon- John Powell "Homeland" from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron- Hans Zimmer Spanish Gypsy Dance/ España Cañi- The Manhattan Pops Hörnli Hütte Marsch- Peter Zinsli Eins, Zwei, Saufen (German drinking song) instrumental- Unknown "Speak Softly Love" from The Godfather- David Davidson; Written by Nino Rota "The Sunny Vista Motel" from Bedtime Stories- Rupert Gregson-Williams Overture from Wonderland- Jason Howland La Vie En Rose- Mantovani and his Orchestra "Gusty Garden Galaxy" from Super Mario Galaxy- Mahito Yokota "River Crossing" from True Grit- Carter Burwell "Aquarium" from Carnival of the Animals- Camille Saint Saëns Ending to the Forrest Gump theme- Alan Silvestri There are a few pieces I am missing, but I will update this. EDIT: Another song identified from the playlist.
  9. They were playing American in Paris by George Gershwin while I was coming in to work today. Goes well with the Eiffel Tower and Royal Fountain.
  10. While working at Emporium today, I noticed they were playing the Kings Dominion International Street soundtrack, among other tracks. It was also nice to hear Fanfare for The Common Man by Aaron Copland. Hopefully it lasts.
  11. That looks really cool. You paid very close attention to detail. Very nice!
  12. Thank you for this update! So happy to hear the organ working again. It's sounding very nice.
  13. The Racer needs a little track work and a repaint. Most of the areas I've seen that need repainting are parts of the structure that were replaced over time, but some paint is chipping and flaking. It was one of five attractions that gave over 1 million rides in 2016.
  14. Almost looks like something Taft would do when building a ride. It looks awesome! Can't wait to ide it.
  15. There was the "Rainbo Backerei" in the Alpine building on International Street, currently occupied by Skyline Chili: http://KICentral.com/history/photos/displayimage.php?album=8&pid=238 It's also possible that she may be thinking of La Patisserie Français as mentioned, located in the French chatau, now Yogurt Plus.