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Title: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on January 06, 2018, 10:16:24 PM
Much like the 2017 edition of this thread, this will be the place to let everyone know where you are going / have gone during the 2018 calendar year.  To help others find information, we will make these threads last only one calendar year and then we will create another.

Adventure is Out There!  Cannot wait to see where everyone is going.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on January 06, 2018, 10:36:39 PM
The "Crew" is finally firming up dates for 2018. 
(and here I thought this was going to be an "off year" for us - silly me)

MARCH
17 - SDC Spring Break Days
27 - Universal Orlando
28 - Universal Orlando
29 - Universal Orlando
30 - Daytona Motor Speedway
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements
30 - Fun Spot Kissimmee
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
30 - Titanic
30 - Wonderworks
31 - Gatorland
31 - Forever Florida Safari
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat
31 - Fun Spot Orlando

APRIL
20 - SDC Music Summit Choral Invitational & "Not World Fest"
21 - WOF Opening Day

MAY
11 - WOF Festival of Music Band Competition
30 - Animal Kingdom
31 - Magic Kingdom

JUNE
01 - Hollywood Studios
02 - Epcot

JULY
01 - Kings Island
02 - Cedar Point
02 - Cedar Point
03 - Toronto (activities being finalized)
04 - Canada's Wonderland

AUGUST
10 - Indy Zoo
12 - Indiana Beach
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Tmboote on January 07, 2018, 05:43:03 PM
I just went to Disney World for our band trip (technically in 2017). We went to Epcot then did a workshop thing before going to Animal Kingdom. The next day our concert band performed at Disney Springs and we went to Hollywood Studios after. Finally we ended by going to Magic Kingdom on New Years Eve (which I donít recommend doing, but we did manage to get quite a bit done).
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: givemezamor on January 07, 2018, 09:49:20 PM
March
14-18 Silver Dollar City and Branson

April
20-22 Petit Jean State Park

May
26-28 Ark Encounter
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: DianaGail on January 08, 2018, 06:37:31 AM
We are not getting sdc passes this year.  We have so many other things going on! 

4 dance competitions
5 volleyball tournaments
3 trips to Wisconsin

But the best of them all...

Disney in November!  This will be a surprise trip for the kids and we will go right after thanksgiving, which will give them an extra week out of school.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on January 08, 2018, 08:20:09 AM
This year is starting to shape up to be a big one, and it's very early in the planning stages still.

I leave Friday for a week in Florida:
Sat 1/13 Disney Springs
Sun 1/14 Animal Kingdom
Mon 1/15 Epcot
Tues 1/16 Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
Weds 1/17 Disney Hollywood Studios
Thurs 1/18 Magic Kingdom

There's a possibility of going to Disney Paris in March, but won't know for a few weeks yet if that one is happen.

Going to Israel in June for our 25th anniversary.  That's a surprise for my wife still, so don't tell her!  lol

Possibly a return trip to WDW in November

Oh, and we've still got a major family get together in July somewhere, don't know yet, maybe Branson, maybe SoCal.

Hoping to have a swing out to Northern California for a high school reunion, in which case I'll hit Discovery Kingdom and Great America.

That's on top of our normal SDC/ Branson stuff.  So it may turn out to be a lot of travel this year.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Runner1960 on January 08, 2018, 01:36:44 PM
July or August- 6 days hiking in Colorado. Then on to Salt lake city to Mountain bike with some old friends.

Mid December- Finland/Norway and Sweden to cross country ski and view the Northern lights. May delay this till Jan 2019. Would also like to make it to St. Petersburg Russia but I think that's a summertime destination.

Just starting to make plans but they will not be set in stone. I prefer to be flexible and spontaneous.

May make a couple SDC trips but that is TBD.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: tiffanylynnt on January 08, 2018, 02:08:16 PM
My husband's birthday and my birthday are about 2 weeks apart so we always take a trip in between to celebrate. This year we are going to Jefferson City, Mo. We're both huge history nerds so we're pretty excited.

I'll be heading to the Myrtle Beach area in May when my sister has her first baby!!! 😍

My in-laws always spend a week in Branson every summer and invite us. That'll probably be sometime in June or July.

My husband and I take a trip for our anniversary every year. We haven't decided yet where to go, but we have until October to decide. If anyone has a place they love to visit that could be a simple weekend trip, share your ideas! I would love some inspiration! Last year we went to Six Flags Great America.

The weekend before Thanksgiving I always participate in a craft show in Ozark, Mo.

My in-laws are thinking about "skipping Christmas" this year and want to take a trip with immediate family instead of stressing out over the gifts and all the parties. So far I have no idea where they want to go yet.

I'm sure there will be quit a few weekend trips for SDC throughout the year. In 2017, we decided to make it a point to attend every festival like I used to do when I was growing up. We're hoping to do that again this year.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on January 09, 2018, 08:32:29 AM
I'd be over in the corner like...."I'm going to the fancy supercenter this weekend"....lol

I usually what till my employer announces our bonus before I start thinking about trips.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on January 09, 2018, 09:39:06 AM
March- Spring Break
Sat  17 -   Busch Gardens Tampa (Int. Food and Wine Fest)

Sun  18 -  Uni Florida/Island of Adventure (Mardi Gras)

Mon 19 -  USF/IOA (Day), Blue Man Group(6PM), FunSpot America(late)

Tue  20-   Volcano Bay (early), Epcot(night)

Wed 21-  Discovery Cove and Aquatica, Coca Cola Eye

Thu 22 -  Sea World(9am to 2pm) Animal Kingdom 3pm-9pm,  Fun Spot Kissimmee(late night)

Fri 23 -    Dixie Crossroads for Lunch, Disney Cruise

Sat 24 -   Nassau Bahamas

Sun 25 -  Castaway Cay

Mon 26-  Disney World

Tue 27-    Legoland (maybe 50/50)

April - SDC on good weather weekend day, Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield, Big Foot, Mountain Coaster

May - Three day weekend in Vegas, Adventure Dome, Show,
           Cowabunga Bay (if open)

June - Dollywood, Wilderness In the Smokies
            SDC visit

July - Chicago extended weekend, Cubs game, Six Flags,
          Navy Pier

August - SDC possible

Sept - SDC possible

Oct- 4 day weekend Los Angeles,  Knotts Berry, Universal  Studios for their Halloween stuff,  Six Flags Magic Mountain (time permitting)

SDC

Dec - SDC















Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on January 16, 2018, 09:02:07 AM
Adds:

May 2: U2 in Tulsa

May 4, 5, 6: Beale Street Music Fest in Memphis

Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: shavethewhales on January 16, 2018, 01:45:48 PM
I'm currently battling a burst disc in my back, so I'm not sure how much of my original plans for this year will play out, but I was originally planning on:

I'd like to add a trip to Holiday World, SFStL and Kentucky Kingdom since it's been awhile, but that's a long drive when you don't have many vacation days to burn along with everything else. I think I might start planning another long road trip through there to Dollywood and back for 2019.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sanddunerider on January 16, 2018, 03:11:30 PM
@ Shave-   Off topic...   tough break about the disc, hope it get better and doenst slow you down this summer.. Thanks agaiin for all the work you do on the site.  May see you opening weekend.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Okiebenz on January 16, 2018, 04:38:38 PM
Wow some of you guys really get around.  I am sure I will just do my usual once a month trip to SDC, but would like to make it to some other parks this year if time allows.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on January 16, 2018, 04:55:54 PM
I'm currently battling a burst disc in my back, so I'm not sure how much of my original plans for this year will play out, but I was originally planning on:
  • SDC in March for opening weekend
  • Time Traveler Opening Day (not certain it will open with the park?)
  • Texas roadtrip to San Antonio to SFFT, SeaWorld, and ZDT's.
  • Schlittercon at Kansas City location
  • Main vacation to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Virginia Beach, and Kings Dominion
  • Possibly Kennywood if money and vacation time hold out
  • Lone Star Coasterthon
  • ACE Coaster Christmas at SDC + usual Christmas SDC trip

I'd like to add a trip to Holiday World, SFStL and Kentucky Kingdom since it's been awhile, but that's a long drive when you don't have many vacation days to burn along with everything else. I think I might start planning another long road trip through there to Dollywood and back for 2019.

that's solid! hope the back allows it.

here's a heads up for the churners out there.

Barclays Red Aviator Card for American Airlines is offering 60,000 miles after a single purchase of any size. there's a 95 dollar yearly fee but 95 bucks is nothing if you use the miles up and cancel before you get hit again.
AA has got stingy with their Saver locations but Ft. Smith and Joplin is generally one of them so at least half of your trip could be a 7,000 miles per leg. The wife and I both hit that up for 120,000 miles.

That's how we are getting to Dollywood, free 3 nite stay at Wilderness for 2 hrs of timeshare pitch that we have learned to handle well and 50% off at Dollywood and the water park.

I think that offer expires on Jan 31st. It's been extended a couple of times but is getting long in the tooth.

Oh, Southwest is at 50,000 for a plus or premiere and with a Southwest Business card for 60,000, and if you hit the min spends on both in short order, you have a companion pass for nearly two years. planning on doing some remodel or big purchase with the tax return. get the cards and pay them off with it instead. This time last year, I hit the min spend with an appliance purchase from JCPenny via Southwest's shopping portal at 5x points and got another 25,000 Southwest RR Points.

Schlitterbahn KC seems to be in a funk on attraction additions it seems since the accident.

Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on January 16, 2018, 06:57:35 PM
Wow some of you guys really get around.

For me, it's all about saving up airline and hotel points and then cashing them in.  I live cheap during the year so that I can play.  With our trip to Ohio and Canada we will be exclusively visiting Cedar Fair parks so we will use our Platinum Passes and dining plan which will help cut down on overall costs. 

The WDW trip in November will has some major comping as I am checking out a couple of performance opportunities for my performing ensembles. 
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on January 17, 2018, 09:15:36 AM
Wow some of you guys really get around.

For me, it's all about saving up airline and hotel points and then cashing them in.  I live cheap during the year so that I can play.  With our trip to Ohio and Canada we will be exclusively visiting Cedar Fair parks so we will use our Platinum Passes and dining plan which will help cut down on overall costs. 

The WDW trip in November will has some major comping as I am checking out a couple of performance opportunities for my performing ensembles.

What Swoosh sez about the Cedar Fair Platinum and Six Flags Gold season passes is spot on. Use it to hit up as many parks as you can. The 50 percent off from Herschend is nice but pales in comparison but their list of properties aren't as deep either.

The entertainment at Universal is lackluster for our weekend, Forenier and Fifth Harmony. I'm hoping Busch Gardens saves the day but they have yet to announce their weekend music acts for Food and Wine.


When using points on Southwest,  fly midweek for best value, Sundays are murderous for the points balance.

Our Airfare for our grand month in Europe in 2019 is paid for already. We'll fly free from a variety of sources.
United has certain flights I can get from 30,000 points each way. The Wife and I each signed up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve when it was a 100,000 bonus when introduced. Right now we have over 350,000 Chase UR points amassed from using those cards along with our Freedom cards and their 5% bonus categories. Transfer them all to the Reserve cards and and make the Freedom points worth even more.

Back to using United, if you book an open jaw to Europe using points, they'll give you a intra Europe Leg for free.

One example i've been eyeing is a  a MEM to Rome for 30,000 each that gives us a 13 hr layover in Lisbon during the day, easily giving us 8 hrs to explorer Lisbon and putting us in Rome around 9pm.

The 'freebie' Leg would be on Lufthansa, a United partner, from Venice to Paris with another very generous layover in Munich to explorer the city.

The return back to MEm may include another nice layover.

I don't thin American understand that if you travel light, Flying city to city in Europe is dirt cheap. I've been looking at one way fares for Strasbourg France to either Bordeux or Nantes (Europa Park to Puy du Fou) for under 30 bucks per person. Same about goes for any major city to major city. Travel light to a oid the luggage fees and it is really silly.

We'll book some hotels through Southwest and get points amassed for another run at another companion pass.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on January 17, 2018, 09:27:53 AM
Here's an example of what you can get  for a M to F, 4 nite stay in Rome in June, I've seen some higher cost hotels give upwards of 45,000 points. The beautiful thing about that is that you do not have to use your Southwest Card to pay, I use the Sapphire Reserve that gives me 3x UR points on the price I pay in addition.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on January 25, 2018, 09:29:16 AM
Yippee!!!!!!!! Blank a 3 hour plus wait.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on January 25, 2018, 10:10:04 PM
The most I ever waited was 1.5hrs for it.  Iíd suggest going straight to Naívi River then since you will not want to wait very long for that short ride
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Tmboote on January 26, 2018, 10:44:40 PM
How did you manage to get that fast Pass? When I went to Disney from December 29-31, I was surprised how good our fastpasses were. I was reserving with a group of 12 and got Everest, Dinosaur, Safari, Star Tours, Rock Ní RollerCoaster, Tower of Terror, Buzz Lightyear, Space Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain and only booked about 2.5 weeks in advance. I expected to get nothing good.

The most I ever waited was 1.5hrs for it.  Iíd suggest going straight to Naívi River then since you will not want to wait very long for that short ride

I was told the River Journey wasnít worth any wait  ;D

We actually didnít even walk through Pandora because we only had about four hours in Animal Kingdom, most of which was spent eating supper or going from fast pass to fast pass.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on January 27, 2018, 07:55:56 AM
How did you manage to get that fast Pass? When I went to Disney from December 29-31, I was surprised how good our fastpasses were. I was reserving with a group of 12 and got Everest, Dinosaur, Safari, Star Tours, Rock Ní RollerCoaster, Tower of Terror, Buzz Lightyear, Space Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain and only booked about 2.5 weeks in advance. I expected to get nothing good.

The most I ever waited was 1.5hrs for it.  Iíd suggest going straight to Naívi River then since you will not want to wait very long for that short ride

I was told the River Journey wasnít worth any wait  ;D

We actually didnít even walk through Pandora because we only had about four hours in Animal Kingdom, most of which was spent eating supper or going from fast pass to fast pass.

If you only got 4 hours in Animal Kingdom then either your director or tour booking guide is absolutely clueless about how to do Disney.  Considering that my choir just performed there at the start of December.  Flew in from KC and still had almost 9 hours at that park.  Shoot we had 7 hours at Studios before our flight out. 

To answer your question on how he got the FP for FOP.  Resort guests not in groups can reserve 60 Days out
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on January 27, 2018, 06:58:24 PM
How did you manage to get that fast Pass? When I went to Disney from December 29-31, I was surprised how good our fastpasses were. I was reserving with a group of 12 and got Everest, Dinosaur, Safari, Star Tours, Rock Ní RollerCoaster, Tower of Terror, Buzz Lightyear, Space Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain and only booked about 2.5 weeks in advance. I expected to get nothing good.

The most I ever waited was 1.5hrs for it.  Iíd suggest going straight to Naívi River then since you will not want to wait very long for that short ride

I was told the River Journey wasnít worth any wait  ;D

We actually didnít even walk through Pandora because we only had about four hours in Animal Kingdom, most of which was spent eating supper or going from fast pass to fast pass.

If you only got 4 hours in Animal Kingdom then either your director or tour booking guide is absolutely clueless about how to do Disney.  Considering that my choir just performed there at the start of December.  Flew in from KC and still had almost 9 hours at that park.  Shoot we had 7 hours at Studios before our flight out. 

To answer your question on how he got the FP for FOP.  Resort guests not in groups can reserve 60 Days out

That's true, but you have to be ready to pull the trigger exactly at your FP window opening at 7am eastern, 6am central. They changed it from 12 am since my last visit. That cost me some sleep. But anyway, my Animal Kingdom day is 5 days before my single night at Wilderness. My plan was to shoot for AK and the FoP passes as I had been watching how quick the FPs disaapear. I had resigned myself to just doing MK on the Thurs before the cruise thinking that I should hqve just Stayed at AKL instead. I hit the fast pass system right when it opened and there was zero FoP fast passes and I was like D◊#! that was instantaneous. I thought oh well, let me check that previous Thursday instead thinking there was no way that Thursday would be availible. Lo and behold, two times popped up and only two times and at the start of night. I snagged the later one. I checked every other day we were in Florida , none to be had. Not even for the Tues of our departure when they came on line. For those that don't know, you can't fast pass both Avatar rides in advance. It's one or another.


For those that don't know, if you now stay at the club level at Disney you can purchase the he right to fast pass 90 days out. For such a PC company, they are all about the 1 percent
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Tmboote on January 27, 2018, 08:19:08 PM
If you only got 4 hours in Animal Kingdom then either your director or tour booking guide is absolutely clueless about how to do Disney.  Considering that my choir just performed there at the start of December.  Flew in from KC and still had almost 9 hours at that park.  Shoot we had 7 hours at Studios before our flight out. 

It was due to a lack of time. Because we had to take busses, we only had three days to do the parks. We got very little time at Epcot and AK because we did them both in the same day with a workshop in between. We performed at Disney Springs at 11 the next day then were at Hollywood until 10 and we were at Magic Kingdom from 10am-midnight. We still did pretty well at Animal Kingdom for having little time. We ate, saw Bugs Life show, rode Safari, Everest twice, Primeval Whirl, and Dinosaur. I didnít really care how much time we got because I just spent 5 days at the parks in April.

That's true, but you have to be ready to pull the trigger exactly at your FP window opening at 7am eastern, 6am central. They changed it from 12 am since my last visit. That cost me some sleep. But anyway, my Animal Kingdom day is 5 days before my single night at Wilderness. My plan was to shoot for AK and the FoP passes as I had been watching how quick the FPs disaapear. I had resigned myself to just doing MK on the Thurs before the cruise thinking that I should hqve just Stayed at AKL instead. I hit the fast pass system right when it opened and there was zero FoP fast passes and I was like D◊#! that was instantaneous. I thought oh well, let me check that previous Thursday instead thinking there was no way that Thursday would be availible. Lo and behold, two times popped up and only two times and at the start of night. I snagged the later one. I checked every other day we were in Florida , none to be had. Not even for the Tues of our departure when they came on line. For those that don't know, you can't fast pass both Avatar rides in advance. It's one or another.


For those that don't know, if you now stay at the club level at Disney you can purchase the he right to fast pass 90 days out. For such a PC company, they are all about the 1 percent


Thatís how my grandma does it. She stays up and books the fastpasses the second they become available. I wanted to do that but we didnít get our ticket info until a few weeks before, but I got what I wanted anyway.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on January 27, 2018, 11:11:38 PM
Why would anyone in their right mind take buses from northern Iowa to Orlando?  It would be cheaper to fly (time and money).  It really comes down to how much is your time worth.  Sheesh.  You send the equipment/instruments down in a UHaul and meet it there. 
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Tmboote on January 28, 2018, 08:23:59 AM
Why would anyone in their right mind take buses from northern Iowa to Orlando?  It would be cheaper to fly (time and money).  It really comes down to how much is your time worth.  Sheesh.  You send the equipment/instruments down in a UHaul and meet it there.

Taking buses cost about $1300/person and flying wouldíve been about $1700. I also couldnít imagine trying to get through airport security with 80 people, many of which have never been to an airport. We also didnít have to bring any percussion instruments so the wind instruments easily fit under the bus and we didnít need a trailer.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on January 28, 2018, 09:35:53 AM
If that was seriously the price difference - thatís a no brainer.  Definitely fly and save almost 40 hours of seat time.  Dang thatís crazy to take a bus. 

And not only that, but if you stayed on property you use Magical Express and wouldnít even need to rent a bus
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Tmboote on January 28, 2018, 12:33:40 PM
If that was seriously the price difference - thatís a no brainer.  Definitely fly and save almost 40 hours of seat time.  Dang thatís crazy to take a bus. 

And not only that, but if you stayed on property you use Magical Express and wouldnít even need to rent a bus

I think the actual issue was the travel agency originally said $1700 so thatís what parents were told but it wouldíve ended up costing more than that and we werenít going to raise the price again. I think most of us would agree that the bus ride was actually a lot of fun though, and way easier than flying wouldíve been. I expected the ride to be about the worst thing ever.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on January 28, 2018, 03:41:18 PM

The most I ever waited was 1.5hrs for it.  Iíd suggest going straight to Naívi River then since you will not want to wait very long for that short ride

I was told the River Journey wasnít worth any wait  ;D

We actually didnít even walk through Pandora because we only had about four hours in Animal Kingdom, most of which was spent eating supper or going from fast pass to fast pass.

I'd have to disagree with you on River Journey.  Very neat, absolutely gorgeous ride.  Is it worth a long wait?  No.  but I'd wait 30-45 minutes for it.  Only had to wait 15 for my ride (we were there early) and it was more than worth that.  You can see my video of it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSRdzBWZxF0

of course if you haven't seen the movie then you'll miss some of what is going on with the ride.  And the video really doesn't do it justice.

As for 4 hours in DAK?  Really?  The only park you might get away with only 4 hours is Hollywood Studios, and even that's really not appropriate for it.  Thinking that 4 hours is worth visiting any Disney park is really silly- and, IMO a waste of money and time.

personally, as long as you can work in the rest stops and have a place to freshen up before hitting the parks I think the bus ride could be a lot of fun.  I know a number of schools in our area not far from SDC that have done busses down to Disney instead of flying.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Tmboote on January 28, 2018, 03:56:37 PM

The most I ever waited was 1.5hrs for it.  Iíd suggest going straight to Naívi River then since you will not want to wait very long for that short ride

I was told the River Journey wasnít worth any wait  ;D

We actually didnít even walk through Pandora because we only had about four hours in Animal Kingdom, most of which was spent eating supper or going from fast pass to fast pass.

I'd have to disagree with you on River Journey.  Very neat, absolutely gorgeous ride.  Is it worth a long wait?  No.  but I'd wait 30-45 minutes for it.  Only had to wait 15 for my ride (we were there early) and it was more than worth that.  You can see my video of it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSRdzBWZxF0

of course if you haven't seen the movie then you'll miss some of what is going on with the ride.  And the video really doesn't do it justice.

As for 4 hours in DAK?  Really?  The only park you might get away with only 4 hours is Hollywood Studios, and even that's really not appropriate for it.  Thinking that 4 hours is worth visiting any Disney park is really silly- and, IMO a waste of money and time.

personally, as long as you can work in the rest stops and have a place to freshen up before hitting the parks I think the bus ride could be a lot of fun.  I know a number of schools in our area not far from SDC that have done busses down to Disney instead of flying.

Ok, I was actually wrong when I said that. I think I actually said to someone who had ridden River Journey that the current wait is 60+ minutes (I donít remember the exact time) and they said it wasnít worth that wait. So I shouldnít have said that it wasnít worth any wait.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on January 28, 2018, 05:47:02 PM
Well we did 4 Days 3 Nights (All-Stars Resort) with round-trip air from MCI to MCO for $1050 each
It would cost a lot more to do bus. 
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on January 28, 2018, 08:41:58 PM
I suppose the phrase would be, "Do you even Southwest Bro?"  I'm just kidding but that sounds awfully expensive.
Of course, I've got used to having a choice between Frontier, Allegiant, and Southwest all flying Orlando nonstop. That makes for sweet prices. MEM TSA would handle 80 booger pickers in about 20 minutes.

As for Animal Kingdom, it's my favorite of the bunch and I'm excited to see it at night. I think it would be the best park with two more high caliber attractions and a possible conversion of Dinosaur and that whole area to Indy. I suppose that goes with how well a reboot goes.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on January 28, 2018, 09:26:42 PM
I think the issue for tmboote is West Lyon Iowa is in BFE and not really close to a major airport unless they were to bus to MSP.  Whereas we are located in Columbia and have MCI STL and COU all near by. 

And yes we flew Southwest and had no issues whatsoever. 
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Tmboote on January 28, 2018, 10:00:57 PM
I think the issue for tmboote is West Lyon Iowa is in BFE and not really close to a major airport unless they were to bus to MSP.  Whereas we are located in Columbia and have MCI STL and COU all near by. 

And yes we flew Southwest and had no issues whatsoever.

And also your group was only about 15 people (right?) as opposed to our 80 so it makes sense flying would be cheaper than a bus for you. Our best option for a direct flight wouldíve been Sioux Falls to Sanford airport which still wouldíve required some sort of bussing to our hotel when we arrived and that flight only goes twice a week.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: mhguy77 on January 28, 2018, 10:24:31 PM
Ladies and Gents,
Any suggestions would be appreciated I am looking to fly from NC AR/SW/MO area if anyone is aware of any specials drop a hint for me.  I think I can take a cab cheaper than coach.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on January 28, 2018, 10:46:55 PM
Ladies and Gents,
Any suggestions would be appreciated I am looking to fly from NC AR/SW/MO area if anyone is aware of any specials drop a hint for me.  I think I can take a cab cheaper than coach.

You are looking to fly from NWA or Springfield or even Joplin to where and when?
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on January 28, 2018, 11:01:50 PM
I think the issue for tmboote is West Lyon Iowa is in BFE and not really close to a major airport unless they were to bus to MSP.  Whereas we are located in Columbia and have MCI STL and COU all near by. 

And yes we flew Southwest and had no issues whatsoever.

And also your group was only about 15 people (right?) as opposed to our 80 so it makes sense flying would be cheaper than a bus for you. Our best option for a direct flight wouldíve been Sioux Falls to Sanford airport which still wouldíve required some sort of bussing to our hotel when we arrived and that flight only goes twice a week.

Wrong.  We had 40 in our group.  Your issue is West Lyon is in the middle of nowhere so busing probably was ďsimplerĒ - who did you guys go through to book the trip.  Sounds like the travel agent was a moron. 
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Tmboote on January 29, 2018, 07:41:57 AM
I think the issue for tmboote is West Lyon Iowa is in BFE and not really close to a major airport unless they were to bus to MSP.  Whereas we are located in Columbia and have MCI STL and COU all near by. 

And yes we flew Southwest and had no issues whatsoever.

And also your group was only about 15 people (right?) as opposed to our 80 so it makes sense flying would be cheaper than a bus for you. Our best option for a direct flight wouldíve been Sioux Falls to Sanford airport which still wouldíve required some sort of bussing to our hotel when we arrived and that flight only goes twice a week.

Wrong.  We had 40 in our group.  Your issue is West Lyon is in the middle of nowhere so busing probably was ďsimplerĒ - who did you guys go through to book the trip.  Sounds like the travel agent was a moron.

I think the name was Bob Rogers Travel or something like that. It also didnít help airplane prices that we went over Christmas.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: mhguy77 on January 29, 2018, 09:35:28 AM

I guess I shouldn't post right before bed.
 I am needing to fly to Ohare from the Branson area.  Sorry for not being clear, dates are flexible so I am looking for a decent deal. they were asking 350.00 1 way from SGF last night. WoW!
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on January 29, 2018, 12:25:21 PM
I think the issue for tmboote is West Lyon Iowa is in BFE and not really close to a major airport unless they were to bus to MSP.  Whereas we are located in Columbia and have MCI STL and COU all near by. 

And yes we flew Southwest and had no issues whatsoever.

And also your group was only about 15 people (right?) as opposed to our 80 so it makes sense flying would be cheaper than a bus for you. Our best option for a direct flight wouldíve been Sioux Falls to Sanford airport which still wouldíve required some sort of bussing to our hotel when we arrived and that flight only goes twice a week.

Wrong.  We had 40 in our group.  Your issue is West Lyon is in the middle of nowhere so busing probably was ďsimplerĒ - who did you guys go through to book the trip.  Sounds like the travel agent was a moron.

I think the name was Bob Rogers Travel or something like that. It also didnít help airplane prices that we went over Christmas.

I was going to guess BRT.  Yeah Iíve had subpar experiences with them in the past.  Your director needs to look at Super Holiday Tours if they ever consider going back to Orlando.  (I know that doesnít effect you in the least bit)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on January 29, 2018, 01:06:25 PM

I guess I shouldn't post right before bed.
 I am needing to fly to Ohare from the Branson area.  Sorry for not being clear, dates are flexible so I am looking for a decent deal. they were asking 350.00 1 way from SGF last night. WoW!

The legacy carriers( Delta, AA, United) will punish you for one way tickets. It may be cheaper to book R/T and eat the return.

If you are after a one way, I'd go with Southwest from Tulsa that will  connect from Dal, Den or STL or fly from KC. Or... use Southern Air Express to MEM from Harrison and self connect to a Southwest nonstop flight, the Legacy one way prices should be much lower at either KC or MEM thanks to the direct Southwest flight effect. But Tulsa may just be the best solutuon at the shortest possible drive.

If it's anywhere on Southwest Tues and Wed sometimes Thus are always the cheapest or in my case, lowest points needed.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on January 29, 2018, 01:22:34 PM
It's kinda hard without dates but Tulsa isn't horrible it seems
KC can be had for 100 to 150 across the board.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on February 06, 2018, 09:57:59 AM
I need suggestions....

I'm traveling to Ontario,CA (LA, Inland Empire) in a couple of weeks for work.  I may actually have an afternoon/evening off for a change on this work trip. 

I want to get some coaster credits and I'm heavily leaning toward trying to hit Magic Mountain.  Any tips for that park?  or reasons I should do KBF instead?  It's about the same drive to both from where I'm staying.

Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on February 06, 2018, 04:39:23 PM
I need suggestions....

I'm traveling to Ontario,CA (LA, Inland Empire) in a couple of weeks for work.  I may actually have an afternoon/evening off for a change on this work trip. 

I want to get some coaster credits and I'm heavily leaning toward trying to hit Magic Mountain.  Any tips for that park?  or reasons I should do KBF instead?  It's about the same drive to both from where I'm staying.

It might look the same distance, but it's not.  From Ontario SFMM is 90 minutes or more, depending on traffic, while Knott's should still be under an hour.  That adds up in a hurry.  And LA traffic can quickly and easily turn those much worse.  With Knott's you'd have the options of taking some other major streets instead of the LA freeways if need be, but that won't happen with SFMM.  And it's not unusual for the 210 and 5 to get gridlocked bad (those are the main routes you'd take to SFMM)

I think that SFMM has the better collection of coasters, but if you're shooting for just an afternoon/ evening, you're going to be a lot more out of a trip to Knott's than you would trying to get up to SFMM

(plus there's the whole deal with schedules and what time the parks close on the days you're there)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on February 09, 2018, 09:26:29 AM
I need suggestions....

I'm traveling to Ontario,CA (LA, Inland Empire) in a couple of weeks for work.  I may actually have an afternoon/evening off for a change on this work trip. 

I want to get some coaster credits and I'm heavily leaning toward trying to hit Magic Mountain.  Any tips for that park?  or reasons I should do KBF instead?  It's about the same drive to both from where I'm staying.

It might look the same distance, but it's not.  From Ontario SFMM is 90 minutes or more, depending on traffic, while Knott's should still be under an hour.  That adds up in a hurry.  And LA traffic can quickly and easily turn those much worse.  With Knott's you'd have the options of taking some other major streets instead of the LA freeways if need be, but that won't happen with SFMM.  And it's not unusual for the 210 and 5 to get gridlocked bad (those are the main routes you'd take to SFMM)

I think that SFMM has the better collection of coasters, but if you're shooting for just an afternoon/ evening, you're going to be a lot more out of a trip to Knott's than you would trying to get up to SFMM

(plus there's the whole deal with schedules and what time the parks close on the days you're there)

Thanks for the advice - It will be me first experience on a LA freeway for this ks boy.  I figured MM would be the tougher trip.  I get in late morning and hope to have the afternoon/evening available.  Both parks are open till 8 that day!  I'm still waiting to see if I have to meet a coworker flying in the afternoon (to share a car rental).  That might kill the whole plan.  I have meetings all day the next day and then fly out for a quick trip.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Gilligan on February 09, 2018, 02:52:14 PM
My next trip will be from Branson area to Washington DC.  Based on another thread, you guys suggested KC or Tulsa.  Thinking of Tulsa next time - is that still a good plan?

Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on February 09, 2018, 04:21:01 PM
I need suggestions....

I'm traveling to Ontario,CA (LA, Inland Empire) in a couple of weeks for work.  I may actually have an afternoon/evening off for a change on this work trip. 

I want to get some coaster credits and I'm heavily leaning toward trying to hit Magic Mountain.  Any tips for that park?  or reasons I should do KBF instead?  It's about the same drive to both from where I'm staying.

It might look the same distance, but it's not.  From Ontario SFMM is 90 minutes or more, depending on traffic, while Knott's should still be under an hour.  That adds up in a hurry.  And LA traffic can quickly and easily turn those much worse.  With Knott's you'd have the options of taking some other major streets instead of the LA freeways if need be, but that won't happen with SFMM.  And it's not unusual for the 210 and 5 to get gridlocked bad (those are the main routes you'd take to SFMM)

I think that SFMM has the better collection of coasters, but if you're shooting for just an afternoon/ evening, you're going to be a lot more out of a trip to Knott's than you would trying to get up to SFMM

(plus there's the whole deal with schedules and what time the parks close on the days you're there)

Thanks for the advice - It will be me first experience on a LA freeway for this ks boy.  I figured MM would be the tougher trip.  I get in late morning and hope to have the afternoon/evening available.  Both parks are open till 8 that day!  I'm still waiting to see if I have to meet a coworker flying in the afternoon (to share a car rental).  That might kill the whole plan.  I have meetings all day the next day and then fly out for a quick trip.

Practice by going to Memphis and hitting I-240 an hour before the overnight Fed Ex sort and the natives getting to work. Hold on tight. You master that, LA will be a breeze.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on February 09, 2018, 06:05:51 PM
I need suggestions....

I'm traveling to Ontario,CA (LA, Inland Empire) in a couple of weeks for work.  I may actually have an afternoon/evening off for a change on this work trip. 

I want to get some coaster credits and I'm heavily leaning toward trying to hit Magic Mountain.  Any tips for that park?  or reasons I should do KBF instead?  It's about the same drive to both from where I'm staying.

It might look the same distance, but it's not.  From Ontario SFMM is 90 minutes or more, depending on traffic, while Knott's should still be under an hour.  That adds up in a hurry.  And LA traffic can quickly and easily turn those much worse.  With Knott's you'd have the options of taking some other major streets instead of the LA freeways if need be, but that won't happen with SFMM.  And it's not unusual for the 210 and 5 to get gridlocked bad (those are the main routes you'd take to SFMM)

I think that SFMM has the better collection of coasters, but if you're shooting for just an afternoon/ evening, you're going to be a lot more out of a trip to Knott's than you would trying to get up to SFMM

(plus there's the whole deal with schedules and what time the parks close on the days you're there)

Thanks for the advice - It will be me first experience on a LA freeway for this ks boy.  I figured MM would be the tougher trip.  I get in late morning and hope to have the afternoon/evening available.  Both parks are open till 8 that day!  I'm still waiting to see if I have to meet a coworker flying in the afternoon (to share a car rental).  That might kill the whole plan.  I have meetings all day the next day and then fly out for a quick trip.

Practice by going to Memphis and hitting I-240 an hour before the overnight Fed Ex sort and the natives getting to work. Hold on tight. You master that, LA will be a breeze.

Wow....funny you said that...I was literal there on my last on-site visit.  Working on a project there by the airport.  I got in town and out pretty quickly.  Co-worker stayed a couple of days and came back with some stories.  Apparently theres a local BBQ place that is so amazing it had armed parking lot security...lol
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on February 09, 2018, 07:00:09 PM
That would be Panye's up Lamar in Orange Mound. Very, very good. Go in daytime only.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on February 09, 2018, 07:19:43 PM
My next trip will be from Branson area to Washington DC.  Based on another thread, you guys suggested KC or Tulsa.  Thinking of Tulsa next time - is that still a good plan?

Frontier is offering flights to Dulles from Tulsa real cheap right now. Allegiant flies to Baltimore from Tulsa. I haven't checked to see if they are seasonal.

At BWI you either rent a car and drive into DC or take a shuttle bus to the train station nearby and go by rail to Union Station and use the Metro from there.

Dulles is still at least a year away from having a metro station right there. So it's renting a car, uber, or taking a bus to the nearest station on the Arlington Line.

I'd rent a car at Dulles ( get the toll pass). Depending on time,  you can do the Air and Space Museum there, Manassas/Bull Run, Arlington Old Town and Arlington Cemetary going into town.

When they get the Metro Line to Dulles done, I think you'll see somewhat of a shift from BWI to there from lower cost carriers. I can see WN and Frontier offering more from there. Frontier has tried serveral times to build it up. That metro is the key.

You can check KC as American may be pretty close Southwest but flying into DCA/Regan, the ideal DC airport. I have no idea if American flies nonstop to DCA from MCI, it does from XNA and LIT but they are EXPENSIVE.

If I was flying from Memphis, that would be a no brainer. The small difference in price would be well worth it.

Fly midweek(Tue,Wed), it's always cheaper than the weekend (Thurs-Sun) Sometimes, Sat is forgiving.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Gilligan on February 11, 2018, 03:29:06 PM
Chittlins, once I get near DC I'm gold!  Our son can pick us up.  During Christmas, we drove out there but don't want to do it again anytime soon.  We did spend a day at the Air and Space Museum at Dulles and that was awesome! Seeing the space shuttle and the Enola Gay in person and thinking about the historical aspect of just those two pieces of history was incredible.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on February 11, 2018, 07:44:30 PM
Chittlins, once I get near DC I'm gold!  Our son can pick us up.  During Christmas, we drove out there but don't want to do it again anytime soon.  We did spend a day at the Air and Space Museum at Dulles and that was awesome! Seeing the space shuttle and the Enola Gay in person and thinking about the historical aspect of just those two pieces of history was incredible.

That view of the SR with the Shuttle behind it is air and space porn. We spent the afternoon there, watched an A380 and 747 take off in the tower and caught Wonder Woman in the Imax while the traffic died down before heading into DC Proper.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on February 19, 2018, 04:07:57 PM
Getting this caught up a bit and taking a hint from Swoosh and turning some of it into links to the vlogs of each that I've posted so far, as well as an update on trips.

This year is starting to shape up to be a big one, and it's very early in the planning stages still.

I leave Friday for a week in Florida:
Sat 1/13 Disney Springshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdCs_W-oMjU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdCs_W-oMjU)
Sun 1/14 Animal Kingdom  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C43tfgUWxjQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C43tfgUWxjQ)
Pandora-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnVtW67CDiE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnVtW67CDiE)
Mon 1/15 Epcot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPyVj46jT1E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPyVj46jT1E)
    Wrap up of Animal Kingdom and Epcot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNyDvcL6uLA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNyDvcL6uLA)
Tues 1/16 Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-xLTC8olYQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-xLTC8olYQ)
    Wizarding World of Harry Potter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR6bpbCoWiw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR6bpbCoWiw)
Weds 1/17 Disney Hollywood Studios coming soon
Thurs 1/18 Magic Kingdom coming soon

And it was confirmed this last week that I'm going to Paris, France at the end of March.  Will be spending 4 or 5 days at Disneyland Paris in addition to going into the city. So extremely excited about the trip!
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Gilligan on February 19, 2018, 04:10:24 PM
Getting this caught up a bit and taking a hint from Swoosh and turning some of it into links to the vlogs of each that I've posted so far, as well as an update on trips.

This year is starting to shape up to be a big one, and it's very early in the planning stages still.

I leave Friday for a week in Florida:
Sat 1/13 Disney Springshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdCs_W-oMjU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdCs_W-oMjU)
Sun 1/14 Animal Kingdom  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C43tfgUWxjQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C43tfgUWxjQ)
Pandora-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnVtW67CDiE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnVtW67CDiE)
Mon 1/15 Epcot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPyVj46jT1E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPyVj46jT1E)
    Wrap up of Animal Kingdom and Epcot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNyDvcL6uLA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNyDvcL6uLA)
Tues 1/16 Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-xLTC8olYQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-xLTC8olYQ)
    Wizarding World of Harry Potter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR6bpbCoWiw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR6bpbCoWiw)
Weds 1/17 Disney Hollywood Studios coming soon
Thurs 1/18 Magic Kingdom coming soon

And it was confirmed this last week that I'm going to Paris, France at the end of March.  Will be spending 4 or 5 days at Disneyland Paris in addition to going into the city. So extremely excited about the trip!

Hope you have a wonderful time!
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on February 20, 2018, 07:39:52 AM
Can't wait for the Paris rewind.

Anyhoo... while deciding on what to do at Castaway Cay, I think  the Son and I will do a bit of sea fishing and the Daughter and I will parasail. When I sent her a youtube of parasailing at Castaway, this was her response text:


Parasailing, no problem but sharks.............  ;D

Since my last update, Disney finally updated their operating hours during the Spring Break period and I was able to adjust our day at Animal Kingdom. They added a second Rivers of Light  at 10pm. This basically added a whole hr for more night rides. I was able to adjust our Flight of Passage fast pass to right before sunset, so when we come out it should be dark and that leads right into a nighttime Kilimanjaro Safari then on to Everest in the dark. I'm hoping the new retheme to UP bird show is up and running by then as well.

The new world's tallest Star Flyer doean't look like it's going to be open yet :(

Both BGT and SeaWorld are havin their respective food and wine feast and concerts. BGT has the GooGooDolls on Sun and a Latin act on Sat. I'm still waiting to see who is playing at SeaWorld that Sat to see if we switch some dates. My DF and DW are all about the 15 to 60 option at SeaWorld for the chocolate covered pretzels on at stick, lobster rolls and crab cakes.so I know we will hit Seaworld for at least at couple of hours that weekend before the cruise.

If this Disney cruise is at hit, I will wait patiently for their european 2019 intenaries and possibly incorporate one of those in our planned big Europe 2019 trip. Anyway I can get barcelona and Port Aventura in.

I find it Ironic Universal is opening an Aventura hotel in Orlando. Kinda wished they had keep Port Aventura. Their lack of a European base is now showing a bit as they grow.

The Vegas trip has been booked. April 28th to 30th. Three day/2 night trip to Celebrate my DD's Sweet 16. Since she's getting a hand me down 2002 Accord with 260k that's been in the family it's whole life while Daddy takes over Momma's ride and Momma sports a new SUV., a nice trip was in order :)

So, AdventureDome and Stratosphere attractions.  Night one Chris Angel' Mindfreak, night two Love or Mystere by Cirque. A sunrise Hot Air balloon ride. Daytime Strip time(NYNY, Paris, Casears, Venetian ), and a Hoover Dam trip in the convertible I rented, I'd also love to sneak off to Buffalo Bill's if the coaster is running for that credit before it bites the dust for good.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on February 22, 2018, 04:43:13 PM
Feel free to move this to a more appropriate thread if needed.  Quick SFMM park visit report.

I did it....finally got some time during one of my work trips to visit a park.  I've had multiple trips the past couple of years in theme park towns with no time off  to enjoy any.  The Allentown/Tampa/Orlando trips where always the toughest since I literally sometimes drove pasted the parks on the way and to work and the hotel.

I spent Monday - Wednesday in the LA area for work.  It worked it out so I could fly in extra early on Monday (Prez day) and get the afternoon/evening off as vacation.  I landed in ONT around 10:45, jumped in a rental and headed to SFMM.  About an 1.5 hr drive with just a couple of slow downs I was at front gate by 12:30 on a day the park was open till 8.

I couldn't tell how busy the park was.  I assume it was a pretty average day....most of the major rides where 20min to 1.5wait.  It was cold for LA (50s) with a pretty heavy breeze that make it feel colder....was hoping that kept the crowds down but I don't think it did.  Felt a little weird to be going to be park by myself but exciting too cause I wasn't going to be held up by anyone on what to do.

My goal was the hit up all the unique ride types I'd never gotten to ride before.  I was going to hit X2 first but it has a 1.5 hr wait!  So I walked up the hill and got on Tatsu with a 40min wait.  It was great....i really loved the experience....probably my favorite ride in the park.  That last dive loop is intense.  Next I hit the classic Ninja....it's a really really fun ride.  Great starter coaster.  I'm worried about it's future though....the station looks horrible....roof is falling apart....the ride and theme just looks like no one cares to take care of it anymore.  Also noticed from the ride that the land lots (mountain) behind the park is getting leveled for development.  Really a big eye sore....because it's so large I'm guessing it's not for the park but probably housing developments.  I'd imagine it was much nicer before.

I jumped in the line for Superman next...only one side open for a 40min wait....but I had a work call to be on in 30mins so I kept moving....back down the hill.  Used the single rider line for Riddler.  Was able to walk right on the front row (love single rider lines).  My first standup....it was ok....seemed really long....I was ready to get off at the brake run....it actually head banged me pretty hard.  Took my work call and grabbed some food near twisted colossus.  Pretty good Italian sandwich.  Waited 45 mins for Twisted....another fun ride.  Not as fast or intense as outlaw run but fun and very popular.  Went over the Scream next....about a 15min wait I got to the gate.  I had just been thinking the operations wasn't as bad as I was expecting and that the floorless loading that Scream uses is a lot more complex than Wildfire when.....bang....Scream goes down.  The moving loading floor got stuck under the station.  I baled after seeing the maintenance guys under that station scratching there heads and the operations staff asking about how to get riders off.  It ended up closed the rest of the day.  I jumped on Goliath and go a cold and windy ride in.  The train after mind ended up stalling at the mid-break run.  I stopped and watched in amazement when a maintenance worker climbed up and literally pushed the coaster forward to get is going.  Even got a pic of the full coaster stalled. 

At this point I was almost completely exhausted.  I'm not a young buck anymore and I'd started that day at 4am in arkansas.  I still wanted to do the Drop, superman, X2,viper, and full throttle but it was past 5, I had a nearly 2 hour drive back to the hotel and needed to be 'fresh' for work.  X2 ended up closing for the day:(  I stopped by full throttle and it had a 1.5 hr wait:(  I regret now not trying to go for it but I decided just to hit up revolution and viper on the way out.  Viper really surprised me...I read about how rough it is but it seemed ok to me.  I was really looking forward to it since Orient Express at WoF used to be my favorite coaster growing up and except for Loch Ness BG....this is probably the closest coaster that exists like it.  It was really fun...I rode it twice since it had no line and had no head banging.  Actually a great coaster for me the end on.  I thought about going for the drop and superman but I was near the park exit, it was cold, and I was ready to get back to the hotel.  Spent about 5 hours in the park and got 6-7 rides in.

Random Thoughts/Notes on SFMM:
Full of teenagers - just a few families - not surprising being on a weekday with school being out and this park has a reputation as a local teen hangout spot more that a tourist destination and I saw it - felt very out of place at times but everyone was nice and well behaved...lol  A ridiculous amount of teenage and 20some "boys" wearing some type of oncse/pajama animal outfits....weird.
The front ticket gate was extremely inefficient/slow....40mins wait to get my ticket scanned and they even had most of the gates open - the season pass holders took forever with a fingerprint ID check....very frustrating.  Wish they had separate gates for season ticket holders than one day passes that was just a scan and go.
Wish I had splurged for the flash pass.  By 5....I was too tired to deal with the crowds.  I'm sure I could have probable hit all the rides in 4-5 hours if I had got one.  I could have got them all if I stayed still without one.
Welk Resorts was advertising commercials throughout the park - even mentioned having resorts in the most sought after locations like Branson Missouri!
Parking is just plain terrible - both the $25 charge, the ridiculously out of the way location from the main gate and the buses.  I kept thinking its like if an Applebees put the front door by the main road but only had parking behind the building making all it's customers walk around the building to enter.  It's just not customer friendly.

Random LA Thoughts:
Followed a 100k Tesla car into the parking lot with who ended up having two teenage girls jump out of it....apparently just hanging out for the day....very Cali.  Saw two Lambo's, a Bently, dozens of Porsches, and hundreds of beamers on the drive...lol...SoCal loves there cars...probably because the have to live in them.
Had to change airports for the flight home: 35mile drive from ONT to John Wayne Airport took 2.5hrs in LA traffic!!!  I don't understand how anyone can keep there sanity there.  Everywhere you go takes at least an 1/2 hr in traffic....even when going out for a biz lunch that was only 2 miles away!
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on February 22, 2018, 08:12:22 PM
Feel free to move this to a more appropriate thread if needed.  Quick SFMM park visit report.

I did it....finally got some time during one of my work trips to visit a park.  I've had multiple trips the past couple of years in theme park towns with no time off  to enjoy any.  The Allentown/Tampa/Orlando trips where always the toughest since I literally sometimes drove pasted the parks on the way and to work and the hotel.

I spent Monday - Wednesday in the LA area for work.  It worked it out so I could fly in extra early on Monday (Prez day) and get the afternoon/evening off as vacation.  I landed in ONT around 10:45, jumped in a rental and headed to SFMM.  About an 1.5 hr drive with just a couple of slow downs I was at front gate by 12:30 on a day the park was open till 8.

I couldn't tell how busy the park was.  I assume it was a pretty average day....most of the major rides where 20min to 1.5wait.  It was cold for LA (50s) with a pretty heavy breeze that make it feel colder....was hoping that kept the crowds down but I don't think it did.  Felt a little weird to be going to be park by myself but exciting too cause I wasn't going to be held up by anyone on what to do.

My goal was the hit up all the unique ride types I'd never gotten to ride before.  I was going to hit X2 first but it has a 1.5 hr wait!  So I walked up the hill and got on Tatsu with a 40min wait.  It was great....i really loved the experience....probably my favorite ride in the park.  That last dive loop is intense.  Next I hit the classic Ninja....it's a really really fun ride.  Great starter coaster.  I'm worried about it's future though....the station looks horrible....roof is falling apart....the ride and theme just looks like no one cares to take care of it anymore.  Also noticed from the ride that the land lots (mountain) behind the park is getting leveled for development.  Really a big eye sore....because it's so large I'm guessing it's not for the park but probably housing developments.  I'd imagine it was much nicer before.

I jumped in the line for Superman next...only one side open for a 40min wait....but I had a work call to be on in 30mins so I kept moving....back down the hill.  Used the single rider line for Riddler.  Was able to walk right on the front row (love single rider lines).  My first standup....it was ok....seemed really long....I was ready to get off at the brake run....it actually head banged me pretty hard.  Took my work call and grabbed some food near twisted colossus.  Pretty good Italian sandwich.  Waited 45 mins for Twisted....another fun ride.  Not as fast or intense as outlaw run but fun and very popular.  Went over the Scream next....about a 15min wait I got to the gate.  I had just been thinking the operations wasn't as bad as I was expecting and that the floorless loading that Scream uses is a lot more complex than Wildfire when.....bang....Scream goes down.  The moving loading floor got stuck under the station.  I baled after seeing the maintenance guys under that station scratching there heads and the operations staff asking about how to get riders off.  It ended up closed the rest of the day.  I jumped on Goliath and go a cold and windy ride in.  The train after mind ended up stalling at the mid-break run.  I stopped and watched in amazement when a maintenance worker climbed up and literally pushed the coaster forward to get is going.  Even got a pic of the full coaster stalled. 

At this point I was almost completely exhausted.  I'm not a young buck anymore and I'd started that day at 4am in arkansas.  I still wanted to do the Drop, superman, X2,viper, and full throttle but it was past 5, I had a nearly 2 hour drive back to the hotel and needed to be 'fresh' for work.  X2 ended up closing for the day:(  I stopped by full throttle and it had a 1.5 hr wait:(  I regret now not trying to go for it but I decided just to hit up revolution and viper on the way out.  Viper really surprised me...I read about how rough it is but it seemed ok to me.  I was really looking forward to it since Orient Express at WoF used to be my favorite coaster growing up and except for Loch Ness BG....this is probably the closest coaster that exists like it.  It was really fun...I rode it twice since it had no line and had no head banging.  Actually a great coaster for me the end on.  I thought about going for the drop and superman but I was near the park exit, it was cold, and I was ready to get back to the hotel.  Spent about 5 hours in the park and got 6-7 rides in.

Random Thoughts/Notes on SFMM:
Full of teenagers - just a few families - not surprising being on a weekday with school being out and this park has a reputation as a local teen hangout spot more that a tourist destination and I saw it - felt very out of place at times but everyone was nice and well behaved...lol  A ridiculous amount of teenage and 20some "boys" wearing some type of oncse/pajama animal outfits....weird.
The front ticket gate was extremely inefficient/slow....40mins wait to get my ticket scanned and they even had most of the gates open - the season pass holders took forever with a fingerprint ID check....very frustrating.  Wish they had separate gates for season ticket holders than one day passes that was just a scan and go.
Wish I had splurged for the flash pass.  By 5....I was too tired to deal with the crowds.  I'm sure I could have probable hit all the rides in 4-5 hours if I had got one.  I could have got them all if I stayed still without one.
Welk Resorts was advertising commercials throughout the park - even mentioned having resorts in the most sought after locations like Branson Missouri!
Parking is just plain terrible - both the $25 charge, the ridiculously out of the way location from the main gate and the buses.  I kept thinking its like if an Applebees put the front door by the main road but only had parking behind the building making all it's customers walk around the building to enter.  It's just not customer friendly.

Random LA Thoughts:
Followed a 100k Tesla car into the parking lot with who ended up having two teenage girls jump out of it....apparently just hanging out for the day....very Cali.  Saw two Lambo's, a Bently, dozens of Porsches, and hundreds of beamers on the drive...lol...SoCal loves there cars...probably because the have to live in them.
Had to change airports for the flight home: 35mile drive from ONT to John Wayne Airport took 2.5hrs in LA traffic!!!  I don't understand how anyone can keep there sanity there.  Everywhere you go takes at least an 1/2 hr in traffic....even when going out for a biz lunch that was only 2 miles away!

Naw, this fits in. Especially useful for those of us that has SFMM on the radar. I now know, get the quick queue for a quick visit.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on February 23, 2018, 12:25:15 AM
Feel free to move this to a more appropriate thread if needed.  Quick SFMM park visit report.

I did it....finally got some time during one of my work trips to visit a park.  I've had multiple trips the past couple of years in theme park towns with no time off  to enjoy any.  The Allentown/Tampa/Orlando trips where always the toughest since I literally sometimes drove pasted the parks on the way and to work and the hotel.

I spent Monday - Wednesday in the LA area for work.  It worked it out so I could fly in extra early on Monday (Prez day) and get the afternoon/evening off as vacation.  I landed in ONT around 10:45, jumped in a rental and headed to SFMM.  About an 1.5 hr drive with just a couple of slow downs I was at front gate by 12:30 on a day the park was open till 8.

I couldn't tell how busy the park was.  I assume it was a pretty average day....most of the major rides where 20min to 1.5wait.  It was cold for LA (50s) with a pretty heavy breeze that make it feel colder....was hoping that kept the crowds down but I don't think it did.  Felt a little weird to be going to be park by myself but exciting too cause I wasn't going to be held up by anyone on what to do.

My goal was the hit up all the unique ride types I'd never gotten to ride before.  I was going to hit X2 first but it has a 1.5 hr wait!  So I walked up the hill and got on Tatsu with a 40min wait.  It was great....i really loved the experience....probably my favorite ride in the park.  That last dive loop is intense.  Next I hit the classic Ninja....it's a really really fun ride.  Great starter coaster.  I'm worried about it's future though....the station looks horrible....roof is falling apart....the ride and theme just looks like no one cares to take care of it anymore.  Also noticed from the ride that the land lots (mountain) behind the park is getting leveled for development.  Really a big eye sore....because it's so large I'm guessing it's not for the park but probably housing developments.  I'd imagine it was much nicer before.

I jumped in the line for Superman next...only one side open for a 40min wait....but I had a work call to be on in 30mins so I kept moving....back down the hill.  Used the single rider line for Riddler.  Was able to walk right on the front row (love single rider lines).  My first standup....it was ok....seemed really long....I was ready to get off at the brake run....it actually head banged me pretty hard.  Took my work call and grabbed some food near twisted colossus.  Pretty good Italian sandwich.  Waited 45 mins for Twisted....another fun ride.  Not as fast or intense as outlaw run but fun and very popular.  Went over the Scream next....about a 15min wait I got to the gate.  I had just been thinking the operations wasn't as bad as I was expecting and that the floorless loading that Scream uses is a lot more complex than Wildfire when.....bang....Scream goes down.  The moving loading floor got stuck under the station.  I baled after seeing the maintenance guys under that station scratching there heads and the operations staff asking about how to get riders off.  It ended up closed the rest of the day.  I jumped on Goliath and go a cold and windy ride in.  The train after mind ended up stalling at the mid-break run.  I stopped and watched in amazement when a maintenance worker climbed up and literally pushed the coaster forward to get is going.  Even got a pic of the full coaster stalled. 

At this point I was almost completely exhausted.  I'm not a young buck anymore and I'd started that day at 4am in arkansas.  I still wanted to do the Drop, superman, X2,viper, and full throttle but it was past 5, I had a nearly 2 hour drive back to the hotel and needed to be 'fresh' for work.  X2 ended up closing for the day:(  I stopped by full throttle and it had a 1.5 hr wait:(  I regret now not trying to go for it but I decided just to hit up revolution and viper on the way out.  Viper really surprised me...I read about how rough it is but it seemed ok to me.  I was really looking forward to it since Orient Express at WoF used to be my favorite coaster growing up and except for Loch Ness BG....this is probably the closest coaster that exists like it.  It was really fun...I rode it twice since it had no line and had no head banging.  Actually a great coaster for me the end on.  I thought about going for the drop and superman but I was near the park exit, it was cold, and I was ready to get back to the hotel.  Spent about 5 hours in the park and got 6-7 rides in.

Random Thoughts/Notes on SFMM:
Full of teenagers - just a few families - not surprising being on a weekday with school being out and this park has a reputation as a local teen hangout spot more that a tourist destination and I saw it - felt very out of place at times but everyone was nice and well behaved...lol  A ridiculous amount of teenage and 20some "boys" wearing some type of oncse/pajama animal outfits....weird.
The front ticket gate was extremely inefficient/slow....40mins wait to get my ticket scanned and they even had most of the gates open - the season pass holders took forever with a fingerprint ID check....very frustrating.  Wish they had separate gates for season ticket holders than one day passes that was just a scan and go.
Wish I had splurged for the flash pass.  By 5....I was too tired to deal with the crowds.  I'm sure I could have probable hit all the rides in 4-5 hours if I had got one.  I could have got them all if I stayed still without one.
Welk Resorts was advertising commercials throughout the park - even mentioned having resorts in the most sought after locations like Branson Missouri!
Parking is just plain terrible - both the $25 charge, the ridiculously out of the way location from the main gate and the buses.  I kept thinking its like if an Applebees put the front door by the main road but only had parking behind the building making all it's customers walk around the building to enter.  It's just not customer friendly.

Random LA Thoughts:
Followed a 100k Tesla car into the parking lot with who ended up having two teenage girls jump out of it....apparently just hanging out for the day....very Cali.  Saw two Lambo's, a Bently, dozens of Porsches, and hundreds of beamers on the drive...lol...SoCal loves there cars...probably because the have to live in them.
Had to change airports for the flight home: 35mile drive from ONT to John Wayne Airport took 2.5hrs in LA traffic!!!  I don't understand how anyone can keep there sanity there.  Everywhere you go takes at least an 1/2 hr in traffic....even when going out for a biz lunch that was only 2 miles away!

Naw, this fits in. Especially useful for those of us that has SFMM on the radar. I now know, get the quick queue for a quick visit.

Tatsu, X2, TC, Full Throttle, and Superman had 45min to 1.5hr waits the whole time there.  Batman, Goliath, SCREAM, D Drop, Wood coaster, gold miner, all where 20-40 mins.  Ninja and viper where walk-ons all day.  If I could have got there at rope drop I would head straight up the hill to Tatsu and Superman...then work back to the front.  Really regret not getting on X2 and Full Throttle....but still got some great rides in.  Even with the parks huge amount of thrill rides....I left with an appreciation for SDC.  SDC is just plain in simple a better theme park.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: shavethewhales on February 23, 2018, 01:55:36 PM
Very interesting report HumphreyHawk. SFMM is on my short list, but while I lust after the coasters the park itself is daunting. It sucks that it was so busy on a cold day in February for you, but I guess it was President's day so maybe that was part of it.

Typical Six Flags, get your money as fast as they can and stick you in long lines. Nothing fun about the experience except the brief moments on the rides... unless you get stuck.  ;D

There are so many famous coasters in SF parks that I want to ride, but as I get older and more finicky about the park experience it's harder and harder for me to step foot in a SF park.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on February 23, 2018, 03:19:50 PM
Great TR.  SFMM used to be my home park years ago (before Tatsu), and I do miss it.


Naw, this fits in. Especially useful for those of us that has SFMM on the radar. I now know, get the quick queue for a quick visit.

Greatly depends on the day you are there.  I'm not surprised at the lines he encountered with it being a school holiday.  However if you're there during the week when school is in session you'll find most of the coasters will be walk ons or close to it.. Weekend, summer or holiday, the express pass is worth it. Weekday with school in session probably not needed.

which is why I used to love to go when the kids were in school.  :-)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on February 24, 2018, 04:40:28 PM
Couple more thoughts on SFMM:

No shows or extra entertainment was scheduled, no water rides where open, at any given time I'm guessing 70-80% of of the people at the park where waiting in lines for coasters.  In between rides is was weird how uncrowned the park actually seemed.  The restaurants and shops where active with people but not overly busy.  Yet all the major rides where packed.  Of course the shopping was primarily just your standard theme park goods...with a lot of comic book toys....the capes seemed to be big sellers to the teens and kids.  I didn't see anything special beyond those standard shops.
Food all looked ok....nothing looked that great....the funnel cake shop near the opening gate was by far the busiest food stand. 
I really regretted not getting that flash pass.  I was counting on more rides having the single rider line.  I didn't understand how the flash passes worked at six flags either...I haven't been to a SF park since they introduced them. The website wasn't very clear on how they worked and made it sound like it wouldn't save that much time.  After seeing how the lines are managed I got it.  All the rides basically have a queue manager near the station that checks passes for scheduled times.  I could have 'scheduled' rides one at a time and got in other rides in between the waits.
I learned:  I don't really like stand up coasters, I want to try more flying coasters (Tatsu was fun), check for single rider lines before going, wear layers at theme parks to help keep warm
I also kinda understand now why SFMM isn't talked about more in all the coaster boards - It has a lot of rides, a lot of different types of rides and some really good ones - but no single ride seems to be 'great' in there own category.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: History Buff on March 01, 2018, 05:11:13 PM
I just received word that I was accepted for a Summer Residency at George Washington's Mount Vernon.   I will stay on the property for four nights.  I don't have the agenda yet, but may get to handle primary sources, participate in an archaeological dig, and explore the property.  It will definitely be a vigorous schedule.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on March 01, 2018, 05:38:10 PM
I just received word that I was accepted for a Summer Residency at George Washington's Mount Vernon.   I will stay on the property for four nights.  I don't have the agenda yet, but may get to handle primary sources, participate in an archaeological dig, and explore the property.  It will definitely be a vigorous schedule.

Was there last summer, we had a hoot with people playing members of the family on the grounds. Anyhoi, this is from a bit to the west
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: History Buff on March 01, 2018, 06:19:43 PM
I just received word that I was accepted for a Summer Residency at George Washington's Mount Vernon.   I will stay on the property for four nights.  I don't have the agenda yet, but may get to handle primary sources, participate in an archaeological dig, and explore the property.  It will definitely be a vigorous schedule.

Was there last summer, we had a hoot with people playing members of the family on the grounds. Anyhoi, this is from a bit to the west

That appears to be Monticello, not Mount Vernon.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on March 01, 2018, 09:59:46 PM
I just received word that I was accepted for a Summer Residency at George Washington's Mount Vernon.   I will stay on the property for four nights.  I don't have the agenda yet, but may get to handle primary sources, participate in an archaeological dig, and explore the property.  It will definitely be a vigorous schedule.

Was there last summer, we had a hoot with people playing members of the family on the grounds. Anyhoi, this is from a bit to the west

That appears to be Monticello, not Mount Vernon.

I did say "this is from a bit to the west"
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: History Buff on March 02, 2018, 07:26:31 AM
I just received word that I was accepted for a Summer Residency at George Washington's Mount Vernon.   I will stay on the property for four nights.  I don't have the agenda yet, but may get to handle primary sources, participate in an archaeological dig, and explore the property.  It will definitely be a vigorous schedule.

Was there last summer, we had a hoot with people playing members of the family on the grounds. Anyhoi, this is from a bit to the west

That appears to be Monticello, not Mount Vernon.

I did say "this is from a bit to the west"

You totally did.  For some reason I read that as being a view from the west.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Gilligan on March 02, 2018, 06:55:40 PM
I just received word that I was accepted for a Summer Residency at George Washington's Mount Vernon.   I will stay on the property for four nights.  I don't have the agenda yet, but may get to handle primary sources, participate in an archaeological dig, and explore the property.  It will definitely be a vigorous schedule.

Congratulations!  That's exciting!  We spent a frigid day over Christmas there and loved it!  Can't wait to go back and see it again.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on March 08, 2018, 07:05:45 PM
March- Spring Break
Sat  17 -   Busch Gardens Tampa (Int. Food and Wine Fest)

Sun  18 -  Uni Florida/Island of Adventure (Mardi Gras)

Mon 19 -  USF/IOA (Day), Blue Man Group(6PM), FunSpot America(late)

Tue  20-   Volcano Bay (early), Epcot(night)

Wed 21-  Discovery Cove and Aquatica, Coca Cola Eye

Thu 22 -  Sea World(9am to 2pm) Animal Kingdom 3pm-9pm,  Fun Spot Kissimmee(late night)

Fri 23 -    Dixie Crossroads for Lunch, Disney Cruise

Sat 24 -   Nassau Bahamas

Sun 25 -  Castaway Cay

Mon 26-  Disney World

Tue 27-    Legoland (maybe 50/50)

April - SDC on good weather weekend day, Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield, Big Foot, Mountain Coaster

May - Three day weekend in Vegas, Adventure Dome, Show,
           Cowabunga Bay (if open)

June - Dollywood, Wilderness In the Smokies
            SDC visit

July - Chicago extended weekend, Cubs game, Six Flags,
          Navy Pier

August - SDC possible

Sept - SDC possible

Oct- 4 day weekend Los Angeles,  Knotts Berry, Universal  Studios for their Halloween stuff,  Six Flags Magic Mountain (time permitting)

SDC

Dec - SDC

Prepping for Orlando/Cruise

Early Apr - SDC

Updates:

Dates firmedm flights and/or rooms booked, tickets purchased in bold:

April 27 to May 1st -Las Vegas
Adventure Dome, Cowabunga Bay WaterPark, Stratosphere, Manhatten coaster, Chris Angel show, Cirque Love(beatles themed)Show, Hot Air balloons

May 3rd- U2 Tulsa

May 30th- Dave Matthews (local)


June - Still open, would love a trip to Dollywood, depends on if the points and flying into Knoxville or Ashville works out.

July 13th and 14th - Kanasas City
Worlds of Fun, Imagine Dragons in Concert

July 29th -Weezer and Pixies (local)

August-  stilll open but we always do a summer's last fling thing Thinking Chicago and a Cubs game with Six Flags and Navy Pier

Sept- nada

Oct- Los Angeles
Universal- Hollywood Haunted Nights, Knotts Berry, possibly SFMM









Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on March 17, 2018, 07:33:19 PM
Sitting in a lounge chair and sipping on a Blue Moon a the atomic Pool at Cabana Bay watching the limited fireworks over the lit Thunderbird sign. Got off the plane noonish, fantasic flight and as soon as we entered Florida air the clouds broke and the Gulf Coast appeared. The only hiccup was a single person in front of me with a thick Yankee accent at the Budget Fast break desk arguing over the car being issued to her that she booked on priceline. They upgraded me out having to listen to that temper tantrum and apologized profusely to for the delay. I didn't care, the line inside was a 100 deep. We decided to go to SeaWorld after check in early at Cabana Bay to sample the Seven Seas food fest line up. Good stuff there, we really liked the cinnimon Pork Belly. The wife says Hunter Hayes was decent but the daughter and I were rodeo'd Mako doing that.We were gifted Quick Que passes outside the gate and they worked like a charm. 5 rides on Mako in 45 minutes 2 in front, two in back and one in the middle. The front on this thing is all kinds of awesome. The back was solid and the middle is fine as well. But... the front, the front, the front is where it's at. We got in 3 rides on Manta too, one in the front and Kraken was down and it's back to VR hell. The kids then went on the Atlantis and what not while the wife and I put notches on our sample lanyard. The Kids want Volcano Bay tommorrow Morning. So, we'll hit it at open  and stay till around 1 and then head to Tampa and Busch Gardens for their food fest and Goo Goo Dolls. We'll have a late night bowl here at Cabana Bay. We love tCabana Bay so far, the food is very pricey but our family suite with two queens and a living area with a partion is nice enough. The fold out sofa is memory foam
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on March 20, 2018, 11:38:20 PM
Today, we ended our stay at Cabana Bay after spending the entire day and evening at US/IoA. We really liked CaBana Bay. We rode everything  l, some things twice even. Both Potter main attractions, Hulk, and HRRP. Choose ZZ Top and  Beastie Boys for my soundtracks. Our early check in at the time share got shanghi'd. Knowing that the storms were coming, we still went to Fun Spot Kissimmee.  Zero wait and ride where you want was to be had on Mind Blower. 2 in the front and 10, yes 10 in the back. The banks where it's at on the coaster. It was a blast. That two compact GG coasters that we have adored.  Other being Switchback. I only pray that The Track in Branson comes around and gets one. We got in 21/2 hrs at Fun Spot before the skies opened up. Got Tornado Warnings and hail for a bit. We finally got into our TS and we left out to Epcot at 2 hrs behind schedule.  This emptied Epcot even on an extra magic hours day. The last heavy downpour h lightning started just as we entered the park, We dashed to Spaceship Earth and walked right on. This killed enought time to let it pass.and other than a stiff breeze, the day became perfect. After illuminations Soarin' was basically a walk on. They let us enter in spite of of our reservations at Wilderness Lodge isn't until.after the cruise. 3 rides on Soaring in 30 minutes, manna. We love the new film over California. We miss Gary Sinese on the Mission Space update. We had no interest for Frozen and the son did two additional single ridder trips on Epcot. We loved the sugar cane shrimp squewers and ravioli with Maine lobster and like several other selection ls we sampled .Two weeks from now, the flowers in Garden gest will be peak.

Tommorrow is Discovery Cove. We axed Aquatica due to it.being a bit chilly and plane on Fun Spot Orlando in the evening along with another dinner at City Walk.

Frida, we'll to Canaveral for the cruise , we may leave early enought to kill a couple of hours at Kennedy.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on March 22, 2018, 11:40:14 PM
Animal Kingdom today.

Pandora, Flight of Passage is a simple ,"Oh Wow." The boat ride was ,"yep that was a waste of 60 minutes."

Everest at night is  simply a must. We scored 4 rides on this thing today in our 10 hrs at park.  The last daytime ride was on the front row.  We had the second row and fifth row for our at night rides. So glad this park is now a night time park. The River of Light is ok. The existing show would be a good base for some more exotic show spice. The night time safar was great l. Seeing the Lions on top of the kopge at night and as we were passing the male erupted into roaring. Supposedly a rareally treat.

Animal Kingdom is 1 e ticket and a two smaller d tickets away from being truely special.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on March 30, 2018, 02:08:48 PM
Sitting at the Denver airport now waiting for my last flight to return home after an incredible trip to Paris and Disneyland.  I've got thousands of photos to sort through- no exaggeration, as I shot well over 2000 myself, plus my friends'. Oh, and over 200gigs worth of video to boot! Ack!!   ;D :o ::)

Be watching over the next couple of months as it comes up online and on my channel.

and the Israel trip is paid for and locked in now as well.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on March 30, 2018, 05:57:35 PM
The Disney Cruise and Castaway Cay was awesome. The stage shows were great but Beauty and the Beast stood out. We liked it so much, we put a deposit down on the June 8th, 2019 Barcelona to Rome 6 night cruise on The Magic. I did the timeshare thingy to get the 3 extra fast passes. There is and has been real interest on my part for buying in but just enough via Disney direct to get all the benefits that you can't get via the secondary. I figure demand for renting the points we don't use to cover the fees and actually pay myself back a little. Anyhoo, to get the FPs and a 50 buck ship credit, I had to meet one on one with a DVC rep but they goaded me into attending the general meeting for a chance for 200 buck on ship credit. I was the only one there, and a 100% chance for winning that 200 bucks! So, I got 250 bucks and 3 extra fast passes for 5 people that following Monday at WDW.  We signed up for the earliest parasailing at Castaway. We got on board and it was me and my two kids and a couple with their daugter. My two went first, as  they came back and told me to ready they asked if I wAntes to take on up with me so to not do it alone. I said sure and the son was the first to claim it. When we got done the sent the girl up with me. We basically got two for one rides. They did the same for the couple, both got to go up with their daughter. That was a very nice touch and I tipped them big.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on March 30, 2018, 06:00:01 PM
The sunrises I got up for on ship.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on March 31, 2018, 03:16:10 PM
Loving the photos and the updates!!
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on March 31, 2018, 09:22:40 PM
I would be remiss not to mention that my Mother loved Dixie Crossroads in Titusville and their rock and royal red shrimp that she wanted to eat there again for lunch when we disembarked. Their broiled Royal Reds are heaven.

If you are doing Kennedy Space Center or cruising from Port Canaveral, you need to eat there.

Anyhoo, after an 11 am chow down on Royal Reds we made our way back to Orlando. My Mom hadn't been to WDW since 1988 when she took my Bother and I. I rented points for a DVC at Copper Creek. This would be the current resort that Disney is still selling besides Alunai in Hawaii. They aren't selling the Riviera yet. Anyhoo... I love Wilderness Lodge more than any other Disney resort we have stayed at. Animal Kingdom lodge is up there but it's remoteness is a knock. The new pool area is a big improvement from the old adults only area. there's some first come/ first serve cabana type places and an area of tables.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on March 31, 2018, 09:39:07 PM
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Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on April 01, 2018, 04:37:05 AM
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2018
MARCH
17 - SDC Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal's Super Star Parade (Universal Studios Orlando) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal's Mardi Gras Festival (Universal Studios Orlando) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizard World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizard World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizard World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona Motor Speedway
30 - Daytona Beach
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
30 - Fun Spot Orlando
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
31 - Gatorland
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee
31 - Old Town

APRIL
14 - SDC's Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
21 - WOF Opening Day

JULY
01 - Kings Island
02 - Cedar Point
02 - Cedar Point
03 - Toronto
04 - Canada's Wonderland
05 - Michiganís Adventure

Updated with links to Photo Trip Reports
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on April 04, 2018, 10:36:11 AM
After lunch in Titusville, we drove back to Orlando and checked in early at Wilderness, They had the one room in Copper Creek ready but the other in Boulder Ridge wasn't. I had all the luggage sent to the Copper Room. We got settled and  made our way down to the dock for the trip over to WDW, A brief shower started along the way over but we had $1 plastic Panchos from Wallymurt just for this predicted outbreak of about an hr of rain(Just north of us their were radar warned Tornado Warnings but no lighting or thunder near Disney!) I has hoping the threatending skies would clear the park out a bit.........NOPE! We shopped Main Street as the rain passed and when it let up we made our way left at the Hub. After seeing the crowd and looking at the waits on the app, I was SO glad we had those extra 3 fast passes per person for our day at WDW for doing the DVC thing. We used our regular ones for BTMRR, 7DMT and Pan.  The GrandMom and Mother let the kids double dip at two of those with their FPs  and we used the freebies on rides we all rode, Jungle Cruise, POTC and again let the kids double dip at Space. We all hit Haunted Mansion right after fireworks for a 15 minute wait. The kids had zero interest in Barnstormer this trip, amazing what 3 years will do as they rode it over and over last time,(without much of a wait in the first week of Feb).  Presidents Hall had armed guards, something I missed seeing that the last time (and Conservatives are the hateful bunch 8))

After a willy nilly back and forth day at Animal Kingdom before the cruise. I showe'd disipline and we did Disney Clockwise from the hub. We all went through the SFRTH,(Miss SDCs), Had Vanilla and Orange swirl Dope Whips ;D
Jungle Cruise and Pirates, we ate some quick serve Mexican ::) and then hit Splash Mountain and Big Thunder, we caught the Hall of Presidents and positioned ourselves for the fire works. Afterwards, we made our way to HM for a short wait, (10 minutes, when we came out it was 50) and the kids double dipped on SM and BTMRR in while Mom and Cha Cha shopped at the Christmas store and others nearby. After we made out way to Pan where we all rode and then to SDMT. I had to let Cha Cha check out the Tangled bathrooms and then we made our way to Space while Mom and ChaCha went back to Main Street, The Kids did their two trips on Space and I go my one ride and then we went and met back up on Main Street and went back to The  Wilderness Lodge and crashed for the night. The next day the kids got in a qucik dip in the pool and  we all had a late breakfast at Whispering Canyon before checking our luggage and getting our boarding passes (A16 thur 20 and heading to SeaWorld.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on April 04, 2018, 03:58:36 PM
I has hoping the threatending skies would clear the park out a bit.........NOPE!

Presidents Hall had armed guards, something I missed seeing that the last time (and Conservatives are the hateful bunch 8))

Rain doesn't send anyone packing in Florida.  After spending all of that money on the trip, there's no way they are letting something like rain get in the way of them being in the parks!

And armed guards?  I don't recall ever seeing that.  I didn't go to the Hall on this last trip.  Where were they at?
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on April 04, 2018, 05:16:42 PM
I has hoping the threatending skies would clear the park out a bit.........NOPE!

Presidents Hall had armed guards, something I missed seeing that the last time (and Conservatives are the hateful bunch 8))

Rain doesn't send anyone packing in Florida.  After spending all of that money on the trip, there's no way they are letting something like rain get in the way of them being in the parks!


And armed guards?  I don't recall ever seeing that.  I didn't go to the Hall on this last trip.  Where were they at?

Two Total, One on each side wall. Both were strapped and not with tasers.

And...

It did on our last trip, but that was on an early Feb Tues. It was even extra magic hours then and the park was open to 1 am. We rodeo'd  Space Mountian and Big Thunder that night. Both were walk ons.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on April 09, 2018, 07:55:11 AM
Our last day, after we left Wilderness Lodge was a stop at SeaWorld. We(all of us except my Mom) had done the rides  to take in the Seven Seas Food Fest at SeaWorld the day we arrived, This was a Tuesday so no Food Fest but it was to see the shows with my Mom instead. I'm going to be honest, I liked the shows at San Antonio better, maybe those have changed since our last visit a couple of summers back but I liked Azul better with the Belugas with the dolphins than just the Dolphins. The Whale show at San Antonio was better too. Clyde and SeaMore was a push. A  Still good.....but kinda thing.

I also think they need to extend the days of Seven Seas to at least Fri and daily during the two prime weeks of spring break. It was Tues and it was packed. The coaster waits were over an hr most of the day.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Speidel on April 17, 2018, 11:28:27 AM
I has hoping the threatending skies would clear the park out a bit.........NOPE!

Presidents Hall had armed guards, something I missed seeing that the last time (and Conservatives are the hateful bunch 8))

Rain doesn't send anyone packing in Florida.  After spending all of that money on the trip, there's no way they are letting something like rain get in the way of them being in the parks!

And armed guards?  I don't recall ever seeing that.  I didn't go to the Hall on this last trip.  Where were they at?

Armed guards bit is news to me too. I didn't notice that back when I visited Presidents Hall a  year or so ago. What were they armed with?
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on April 17, 2018, 04:06:23 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee
31 - Old Town

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo
20 - Worlds of Fun - Season Pass Sneak Peek

JULY
01 - Kings Island
02 - Cedar Point
02 - Cedar Point
03 - Toronto
04 - Canada's Wonderland
05 - Michiganís Adventure

Universal Studios Orlando Resort Trip Reports now all online
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on April 18, 2018, 11:42:26 AM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - SDC Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal's Super Star Parade (Universal Studios Orlando) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal's Mardi Gras Festival (Universal Studios Orlando) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizard World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizard World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizard World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona Motor Speedway
30 - Daytona Beach
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
30 - Fun Spot Orlando
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye
31 - Gatorland
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee
31 - Old Town

APRIL
14 - SDC's Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
21 - WOF Opening Day

JULY
01 - Kings Island
02 - Cedar Point
02 - Cedar Point
03 - Toronto
04 - Canada's Wonderland
05 - Michiganís Adventure

Universal Studios Orlando Resort Trip Reports now all online

Yes the Potter Lights were great. We just didn't take any photos at US /IOA for some reason. I see the dragon doing his thing there for you, he took our day off.  :(
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on April 18, 2018, 06:38:45 PM
Yes the Potter Lights were great. We just didn't take any photos at US /IOA for some reason. I see the dragon doing his thing there for you, he took our day off.  :(

The Dragon was broke through Tuesday.  They were able to get him fixed for Wednesday.  On Tuesday he would growl but not shoot fire. 
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on April 22, 2018, 01:13:17 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee
31 - Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo
20 - Worlds of Fun - Season Pass Sneak Peek (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)

JULY
01 - Kings Island
02 - Cedar Point
02 - Cedar Point
03 - Toronto
04 - Canada's Wonderland
05 - Michiganís Adventure

All Daytona Attractions now posted
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on April 23, 2018, 01:47:03 PM
Some thoughts,

You can still get a combo wristband for both parks good for the same day. I'd pencil in both parks for the same day and add some filler in between.

Fun Spot Kissimmee has added some flats at the back of Old Town, Tilt a Whirl being one of them. There isn't a bit of shade back there. There was a ton of room so I asked if they had grander plans and them said that Old Town uses the area for other events as well and they can't set anything up that fairly permanent.

The Star Flyer next to the Coca Cola Eye is a sight to behold. I want to at least fly to Europe from Orlando or come back through to ride it.

Like the ride ops at Maku Puihi slides at Volcano Bay said their would be, there's clear indications a new slide tower base. So... Volcano Bay is growing but nothing official. I suspect more water coasters maybe one being a Mammoth.

Fun Spot Orlando folks said they were getting close to expanding on that extra ground they bought. With Universal resorts set to explode around them  wouldn't doubt it. I wouldn't be shocked if a more extreme steel coaster with launches isn't part of it. I'm kinda short ked they hadn't added one of those SBG Visa spinners as it would be a good fit there

There's a big Margaritaville resort going in extremely close to Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Lodge. It's going to have a smaller, but legit water park that may actually be open to the public as well as guests. Looks like the hotel portion is booking room for 2019.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on April 23, 2018, 05:17:58 PM
Are you directing that post towards me or just talking out loud?  ???
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on April 23, 2018, 05:33:23 PM
Are you directing that post towards me or just talking out loud?  ???

Just general comments
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on April 24, 2018, 08:34:23 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
.......FLORIDA
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)

JULY
01 - Kings Island
02 - Cedar Point
02 - Cedar Point
03 - Toronto
04 - Canada's Wonderland
05 - Michiganís Adventure

All Florida Photo Trip Reports Now Online.
Kansas City Zoo and WOF Opening Day Now Online.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on April 29, 2018, 02:24:34 PM
Fantastic Flight via Southwest to Vegas, window seat, no fear. First stop frim the airport besides the Vegas sign. Ethel M. Mars inc's gormet line of sweetness. This place has a fabulous and free Cactus Garden. We had just missed the major bloom. The plenty of free samples are given I'd check it out if the Garden interests you. The prices are the same at the other locations in town(airport and M&M World)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on April 29, 2018, 02:31:51 PM
After we got settled in, off to NY, NY. We hot town in time for playoff NHL hockey with LV having a solid freshman outing. Parking prices got jacked up double and it was more crowed they usual but it was DD's Sweet Sixteen and Manhatter Express was as rough as ever but Hershey's Chocolate World and all those fancy chocolate goodies they offer oh and those shakes, oh those shakes. Of course we hit up Coca Cola and M&M's too. Next up the fantastic Neon Museum with it's new projection mapping show
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on May 01, 2018, 10:22:10 AM
The Neon Museum is a place that started d a non profit (still is) the preserve Vegas' history of of the use of neon lighting and signage. It is a guided tour, some may find it a bit long winded (my Wife) while some (me) found it fasinating. Only a few signs have been restored. The cost is staggering and some simply don't have enough of the original to make it possible. But..... they have found a way to overcome that a bit. The current one in restimation is the original huge Hard Rock Guitar, cost will be just under 400k. Part one is the Boneyard
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on May 01, 2018, 10:32:35 AM
Part Two.

The museum has recently started a new experience. You can do it by itself or as part of a combo. (It should be noted that you should book the tour and/or show in advance. A week out most of the times for our trip were already full.) The new experience is called Brilliant. It is a projection mapping show on a collection of signs arrainged in a square. You stand in the middle. They use a mix of classic Vegas music from Sinatra, Martin, Liberace, Elvis and even newer folks like Panic at the Disco (the kids loved that one). This signs are nonoperarional, this is projection mapping and I have to say, this is a fantastick show and pics don't even come close to the real experience as the lighting changes from sign to sign to all of them at once.

This video gives an idea, it is so great in person
https://youtu.be/y4HH4SmRWL0
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on May 16, 2018, 08:22:59 PM


I'm making a long weekend trip to Arlington to go to the park and catch a game with my crew of 5.  I plan on visiting family in St. Louis later this summer and taking a day there (and probably a game too).  Is any of the upgraded tickets worth getting to save money at the two parks? 

I'm about to go try to do the math but thought I throw it out here for advice.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on May 16, 2018, 10:29:11 PM
The basic gold pass might be cheaper than buying 1 day tickets at each park
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on May 17, 2018, 08:36:23 PM

I'm making a long weekend trip to Arlington to go to the park and catch a game with my crew of 5.  I plan on visiting family in St. Louis later this summer and taking a day there (and probably a game too).  Is any of the upgraded tickets worth getting to save money at the two parks? 

I'm about to go try to do the math but thought I throw it out here for advice.

The basic gold pass might be cheaper than buying 1 day tickets at each park

Swoosh is almost certainly right.  It's cheaper to get a season pass for Six Flags than it is to pay for 2 regular days.  If it's remotely convenient, it will be cheaper to buy the pass at St. Louis if you can get there first. Otherwise buy it online, which will also save you a few dollars, and then use that for your park tickets.  You'll also get free parking, discounts on food, and some other extras. Absolutely the way to go.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on May 17, 2018, 10:18:07 PM
Thx guys...

Ended up being pretty easy to figure out.  SFoT has a deal for a free gold + upgrade with season passes right now....plus when you buy 4+ the rate goes down.  So I was able to get season passes to all parks and parking for about $79 a tix.  Pretty good deal....We'll be able to do SFoT one day then hurricane harbor the next day before the game....plus passes for our Stl trip.

I've also got possible biz trips this year to ATL, CHI, and LA.....if I can get away to visit parks.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on May 18, 2018, 09:09:22 AM
Thx guys...

Ended up being pretty easy to figure out.  SFoT has a deal for a free gold + upgrade with season passes right now....plus when you buy 4+ the rate goes down.  So I was able to get season passes to all parks and parking for about $79 a tix.  Pretty good deal....We'll be able to do SFoT one day then hurricane harbor the next day before the game....plus passes for our Stl trip.

I've also got possible biz trips this year to ATL, CHI, and LA.....if I can get away to visit parks.

Don't know where you live but Frontit just added San Antonio to Tulsa and Memphis. If I had SF passes this year, I'd be booking a trip to SF Fiesta.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on May 18, 2018, 11:08:48 PM
Not a bad idea....I live in NWA.

I've got a kidless week coming up and I'm trying to talk the wife into a NYC trip for broadway (her) and SFGA (me)....but she's wanting the beach right now....and not jersey shore...lol
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on May 19, 2018, 12:47:05 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
.......FLORIDA
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K_mYWH9Gqj0/WwBazNwbyTI/AAAAAAAAt94/mLOes1uEYWA-5orPY5Ndl-x0F5hVEA2VgCLcBGAs/s400/11.JPG)
TIMBER WOLF REBORN OPENING EVENT NOW POSTED
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on May 27, 2018, 04:07:47 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
.......FLORIDA
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OxgEgd1oo1c/WwsU4pAWIRI/AAAAAAAAuHY/193AhpBF70chxaR3ZbEDdmsYozRF2okWQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_4879.JPG)
OCEANS OF FUN OPENING DAY NOW POSTED
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on May 28, 2018, 11:32:29 AM
I had a beautifully written SFoT/baseball trip report drafted up yesterday....all the highlights and low lights of an eventful trip.   Then it got lost in the either of unsaved message board drafts:(

Here are some bullet points instead (without the bullets):

It took 3 tries and 2 days....but got my 3rd RMC ride in this year!!!  Texas Giant is long and fun.  Loved it....#2 on my list of RMCs
My 9yo rode his first 'big' coaster - the classic mine train - fun ride but it's getting pretty rough
Justice League was a surprise to me - better than I thought it would be - my 9yo's favorite ride
The Skyscreamer was fun - the most nervous I've ever been on a ride - just thinking about only being held by a couple of chains 400ft in the air.
My 13yo is an official Coaster nerd now!!!!  Rode them all with me and is ready for the next park - She even used the single rider line for the spinning coaster that I didn't want to ride...lol  She loved Batman and the Giant
My 13yo and I both had 2x blackouts on Titan - really hate the 2nd half of that ride.
Joker is a horrible ride - I found nothing fun about it - Nobody seemed to like it who rode with us - no wonder the line was almost non-existent
My plan to hit the waterpark failed - didn't check the schedule and it wasn't open - so we did Ripley's and a 2nd shord day at SFoT
Babe's Chicken House in Arlington was a great experience - Great food, service, and atmosphere.  Bring a big wallet and empty stomach.
Great ballgame - bad pitching made for a high scoring game with multiple home runs!!! - My Royals fell short but was 20ft from a game tying grand slam on the last out. 
Its hard to believe they are building a new domed ballpark - Current stadium is really impressive but lines for concussions where horrible....and I'm sure they lose some crowds in that steam box when the temps our higher. Still seems crazy to spend millions to replace a stadium only around 10 years old.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on May 28, 2018, 02:15:44 PM
I had a beautifully written SFoT/baseball trip report drafted up yesterday....all the highlights and low lights of an eventful trip.   Then it got lost in the either of unsaved message board drafts:(

Here are some bullet points instead (without the bullets):

It took 3 tries and 2 days....but got my 3rd RMC ride in this year!!!  Texas Giant is long and fun.  Loved it....#2 on my list of RMCs
My 9yo rode his first 'big' coaster - the classic mine train - fun ride but it's getting pretty rough
Justice League was a surprise to me - better than I thought it would be - my 9yo's favorite ride
The Skyscreamer was fun - the most nervous I've ever been on a ride - just thinking about only being held by a couple of chains 400ft in the air.
My 13yo is an official Coaster nerd now!!!!  Rode them all with me and is ready for the next park - She even used the single rider line for the spinning coaster that I didn't want to ride...lol  She loved Batman and the Giant
My 13yo and I both had 2x blackouts on Titan - really hate the 2nd half of that ride.
Joker is a horrible ride - I found nothing fun about it - Nobody seemed to like it who rode with us - no wonder the line was almost non-existent
My plan to hit the waterpark failed - didn't check the schedule and it wasn't open - so we did Ripley's and a 2nd shord day at SFoT
Babe's Chicken House in Arlington was a great experience - Great food, service, and atmosphere.  Bring a big wallet and empty stomach.
Great ballgame - bad pitching made for a high scoring game with multiple home runs!!! - My Royals fell short but was 20ft from a game tying grand slam on the last out. 
Its hard to believe they are building a new domed ballpark - Current stadium is really impressive but lines for concussions where horrible....and I'm sure they lose some crowds in that steam box when the temps our higher. Still seems crazy to spend millions to replace a stadium only around 10 years old.

The Ballpark at Arlington opened in 1994, itís almost 25 years old, not 10.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on May 28, 2018, 05:11:49 PM
I had a beautifully written SFoT/baseball trip report drafted up yesterday....all the highlights and low lights of an eventful trip.   Then it got lost in the either of unsaved message board drafts:(

Here are some bullet points instead (without the bullets):

It took 3 tries and 2 days....but got my 3rd RMC ride in this year!!!  Texas Giant is long and fun.  Loved it....#2 on my list of RMCs
My 9yo rode his first 'big' coaster - the classic mine train - fun ride but it's getting pretty rough
Justice League was a surprise to me - better than I thought it would be - my 9yo's favorite ride
The Skyscreamer was fun - the most nervous I've ever been on a ride - just thinking about only being held by a couple of chains 400ft in the air.
My 13yo is an official Coaster nerd now!!!!  Rode them all with me and is ready for the next park - She even used the single rider line for the spinning coaster that I didn't want to ride...lol  She loved Batman and the Giant
My 13yo and I both had 2x blackouts on Titan - really hate the 2nd half of that ride.
Joker is a horrible ride - I found nothing fun about it - Nobody seemed to like it who rode with us - no wonder the line was almost non-existent
My plan to hit the waterpark failed - didn't check the schedule and it wasn't open - so we did Ripley's and a 2nd shord day at SFoT
Babe's Chicken House in Arlington was a great experience - Great food, service, and atmosphere.  Bring a big wallet and empty stomach.
Great ballgame - bad pitching made for a high scoring game with multiple home runs!!! - My Royals fell short but was 20ft from a game tying grand slam on the last out. 
Its hard to believe they are building a new domed ballpark - Current stadium is really impressive but lines for concussions where horrible....and I'm sure they lose some crowds in that steam box when the temps our higher. Still seems crazy to spend millions to replace a stadium only around 10 years old.

The Ballpark at Arlington opened in 1994, itís almost 25 years old, not 10.

And... already being replaced and repurposed.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on May 29, 2018, 08:40:51 AM
Shows how old I am....doesn't seem that long ago that the park was considered 'new'.  Just looked it all up...looks like the old park has an interesting plans to be reused as a amphitheater.  Not sure why they couldn't just put a dome on it.....but I guess they can spend there money how they want.  Though I did pay my fair share of hotel taxes last week - yikes.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on May 29, 2018, 06:57:04 PM
Love the TR.  Just had to comment on:
Current stadium is really impressive but lines for concussions where horrible....

They were lining up for concussions???  Who smacked their head on a wall and came up with that idea?  They must have had brain damage or something...

Or maybe they were from Texas.  (sorry, had to get the Texas joke in there.  it's a joke.  really!)  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on May 29, 2018, 11:32:57 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

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HURRICANE HARBOR ST. LOUIS OPENING DAY NOW POSTED
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Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on May 30, 2018, 04:40:08 PM
Love the TR.  Just had to comment on:
Current stadium is really impressive but lines for concussions where horrible....

They were lining up for concussions???  Who smacked their head on a wall and came up with that idea?  They must have had brain damage or something...

Or maybe they were from Texas.  (sorry, had to get the Texas joke in there.  it's a joke.  really!)  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Whoops...lol
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: KBCraig on June 01, 2018, 08:50:54 PM
..nvm...
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on June 03, 2018, 09:26:33 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise
2 - Wild Woody
2 - Track 3 and Kidz Kountry
2 - Track 4
2 - Track 5
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel
9 - America's Fun Park?

BIGFOOT ON THE STRIP NOW POSTED
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tWaJ7kmmXkw/WxSbfrwn4WI/AAAAAAAAubs/vXoUkhEPSZUzxYEmTA9LYgBGW6neA80nwCLcBGAs/s400/14.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on June 04, 2018, 02:09:20 PM
Great Updates Swoosh....you just sold me on checking Bigfoot out.

I just booked a kidless trip to Vegas in a couple weeks!!!  Go visit he desert in the middle of the summer...lol  Got a food tour I'm eyeing, wife wants to see a couple of shows, and we'll probably stay inside as much as possible.  I'm staying between Circus Circus and New York New York....so maybe try to get a coaster in. 
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: biscuitcreek on June 04, 2018, 08:11:09 PM
Great Updates Swoosh....you just sold me on checking Bigfoot out.

I just booked a kidless trip to Vegas in a couple weeks!!!  Go visit he desert in the middle of the summer...lol  Got a food tour I'm eyeing, wife wants to see a couple of shows, and we'll probably stay inside as much as possible.  I'm staying between Circus Circus and New York New York....so maybe try to get a coaster in.

Did you see this about Bigfoot today?

http://www.kctv5.com/story/38343688/branson-attraction-sues-man-over-tripadvisor-review
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on June 04, 2018, 10:19:26 PM
Great Updates Swoosh....you just sold me on checking Bigfoot out.

I just booked a kidless trip to Vegas in a couple weeks!!!  Go visit he desert in the middle of the summer...lol  Got a food tour I'm eyeing, wife wants to see a couple of shows, and we'll probably stay inside as much as possible.  I'm staying between Circus Circus and New York New York....so maybe try to get a coaster in.

Did you see this about Bigfoot today?

http://www.kctv5.com/story/38343688/branson-attraction-sues-man-over-tripadvisor-review

Yep.  Imagine that.  Someone is actually taking action against a fake reviewer.  Karma
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on June 04, 2018, 10:33:07 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise
2 - Wild Woody
2 - Track 3 and Kidz Kountry
2 - Track 4
2 - Track 5
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel
9 - America's Fun Park?

THE LUMBER JACK NOW POSTED
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fhilsZ9l6ew/WxYCf7JQIfI/AAAAAAAAueA/q_1uK9KrJ4MMeFicOZgY9gzjeY3dMiG6gCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_5442.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on June 05, 2018, 10:20:36 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody
2 - Track 3 and Kidz Kountry
2 - Track 4
2 - Track 5
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel
9 - America's Fun Park?

HEAVY METAL HIGHRISE NOW POSTED
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-frgDA0r9Yz8/WxdQYkoPcaI/AAAAAAAAuec/ZBxuQbeneTAIuWOydcGPO3c0Np3nuuXbQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_5448.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on June 06, 2018, 09:55:58 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - Track 3 and Kidz Kountry
2 - Track 4
2 - Track 5
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel
9 - America's Fun Park?

WILD WOODY NOW POSTED
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rnYavTMVdcE/WxiYtVyzHlI/AAAAAAAAugk/IYzWBTB0EHc9YrlrBI8DyGA4cwjLaABKwCLcBGAs/s400/9.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on June 07, 2018, 05:40:08 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 and Kidz Kountry
2 - Track 4
2 - Track 5
9 - America's Fun Park?

BRANSON FERRIS WHEEL NOW POSTED

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ouEXSY8ArdU/WxmrxEZMZbI/AAAAAAAAug8/8xxfNfjIKhg3y5BjxPrYB4Ia21bCsAMyACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_5458.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on June 08, 2018, 03:27:24 PM
Wild Woody is by far the best imo....
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on June 08, 2018, 03:38:34 PM
Just booked trip for Vegas for the end of the month.  Allegant deal...staying at Venetian.  Have a food tour booked downtown, a couple of shows, and hoping to ride a ride or two on the strip.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: KBCraig on June 08, 2018, 09:56:02 PM
Wild Woody is by far the best imo....

How old is it? I remember wooden kart tracks similar to that going back to the '80s in Branson.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on June 09, 2018, 04:39:52 PM
Wild Woody is by far the best imo....

How old is it? I remember wooden kart tracks similar to that going back to the '80s in Branson.

2001 - Lumber Jack
2002 - Wild Woody
2011 - Heavy Metal Highrise
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on June 09, 2018, 04:44:27 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
15 - Silver Dollar City's Star-Spangled Summer Festival
15 - America's Fun Park

TRACKS 3 4 5 and KIDS KOUNTRY NOW POSTED


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lMW-8G-JgUU/WxwwkhgConI/AAAAAAAAuik/HvYBY2C4kDwWvSdj6kYKg_TbLBcCpkETQCEwYBhgL/s400/IMG_5443.JPG)
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-90UQ41bV9oA/WxwzGCWLx9I/AAAAAAAAujY/7ghkVIGsm00z58Sm6IQwBMdXb2z1p0vRQCLcBGAs/s400/8.JPG)
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ni5al8OV92w/WxxBVmbbS_I/AAAAAAAAulc/-n2uSvqTYu8WGx6_J8VOy-YxE2x8iEv0wCLcBGAs/s400/6.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on June 13, 2018, 08:25:27 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening
20 - Silver Dollar City's Star-Spangled Summer Festival

KENNY'S FUNLAND NOW POSTED


(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kQtCyZuK2LQ/WyG-deNmlPI/AAAAAAAAunU/eZ-bJexIa_wsIEFshf3Da6ogtDHkusanACLcBGAs/s400/2.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on June 13, 2018, 09:12:47 PM
Kenny's Funland report is great....lol

That motorcycle jumper ride is probably the same one I rode at our local county fair back in the early 90s....lol

I wouldn't trust the swinger ride....lol
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on June 13, 2018, 11:52:41 PM
Kenny's Funland report is great....lol

That motorcycle jumper ride is probably the same one I rode at our local county fair back in the early 90s....lol

I wouldn't trust the swinger ride....lol

Iíll be honest... I never ride carnival rides.  I just donít trust them.  BUT I saw the carnival set up next to the Mall and decided to have a look around.  Sad part is, it had more rides than what they normally have at Jeff City Jaycees Fair
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on June 16, 2018, 02:11:56 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - Parakeet Pete's Zipline
20 - Silver Dollar City's Star-Spangled Summer Festival

AMERICA'S FUN PARK NOW POSTED


(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dR3WxdyTRGU/WyVaCSPjumI/AAAAAAAAux0/Fua-kD64T3w5I10SxdFUuxj85-I3EMcsACLcBGAs/s400/6.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: KBCraig on June 16, 2018, 07:52:36 PM
Iíll be honest... I never ride carnival rides.  I just donít trust them.  BUT I saw the carnival set up next to the Mall and decided to have a look around.  Sad part is, it had more rides than what they normally have at Jeff City Jaycees Fair

Aren't all the rides at AFP carnival rides?
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on June 16, 2018, 09:09:41 PM
Iíll be honest... I never ride carnival rides.  I just donít trust them.  BUT I saw the carnival set up next to the Mall and decided to have a look around.  Sad part is, it had more rides than what they normally have at Jeff City Jaycees Fair

Aren't all the rides at AFP carnival rides?

Yes, but AFP is a little bit of a different situation.  If you get right down to it, you could make the same argument for several rides at established amusement parks. 
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on June 22, 2018, 12:29:12 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - Parakeet Pete's Zipline
20 - Silver Dollar City's Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

From Wednesday 6/20/18

STAR-SPANGLED SUMMER
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-crK_OOHG1Qg/WyVNp19xC_I/AAAAAAAAusU/e3Ofw9H-P1IxtrBIdiz66WVeY7ttbFeygCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_5771.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on July 02, 2018, 11:15:21 AM
Arrived home from an incredible trip to Israel yesterday.  Absolutely fantastic.  Now only have 4-5000 photos to dig through, plus video and more.  LOL  Going to take a while to get it all posted, but when I do it'll show up on my Sir Willow Facebook page.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Gilligan on July 02, 2018, 09:48:17 PM
Mission trip or just a vacation?
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on July 02, 2018, 10:47:46 PM
Mission trip or just a vacation?

25th anniversary vacation trip given to us by family members.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Gilligan on July 03, 2018, 11:50:59 AM
Mission trip or just a vacation?

25th anniversary vacation trip given to us by family members.   ;D ;D

Wow, what a gift!  Hope you enjoyed every minute of it!
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on July 03, 2018, 01:51:10 PM
Mission trip or just a vacation?

25th anniversary vacation trip given to us by family members.   ;D ;D

Wow, what a gift!  Hope you enjoyed every minute of it!

You bet we did!  Best part is the ones who gave us the trip arrive later today with their kids for a week visiting with us, so we get to return some of the favor and give gifts from the trip (and maybe bore them with hours of photos and videos!  LOL)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 03, 2018, 02:56:50 PM
Well Iím glad you had a good time and got home safe.  The Middle East is one of the last places I would personally want to go to.  Itís not safe and will probably never really be safe to visit. 
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on July 04, 2018, 08:45:46 AM
Well Iím glad you had a good time and got home safe.  The Middle East is one of the last places I would personally want to go to.  Itís not safe and will probably never really be safe to visit.

Don't believe the media hype about Israel.  We were safer there than where we live in the US.  Outside of Gaza, which is a little tiny area in one corner, there were no issues with security, safety, etc.  And we were right on the borders of Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan for parts of the trip.  Went to several places where all sorts of nationalities and religious faiths were mingling with no problems at all.  All of them-Jews, Arabs, Muslims, Christians, repeatedly asking us to please tell the world that what they are seeing on TV isn't true about what it's like in Israel.

I've been to a lot of countries, and it's the safest I've ever felt.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 04, 2018, 12:31:35 PM
Safety is often an illusion.  Looks like they were good enough to fool even you
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Runner1960 on July 04, 2018, 01:56:52 PM
Well Iím glad you had a good time and got home safe.  The Middle East is one of the last places I would personally want to go to.  Itís not safe and will probably never really be safe to visit.

Don't believe the media hype about Israel.  We were safer there than where we live in the US.  Outside of Gaza, which is a little tiny area in one corner, there were no issues with security, safety, etc.  And we were right on the borders of Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan for parts of the trip.  Went to several places where all sorts of nationalities and religious faiths were mingling with no problems at all.  All of them-Jews, Arabs, Muslims, Christians, repeatedly asking us to please tell the world that what they are seeing on TV isn't true about what it's like in Israel.

I've been to a lot of countries, and it's the safest I've ever felt.

My daughter was there 2 years ago and said almost the same thing.  Its not on my bucket list but I am more of a European travel lover. Not to say if a free trip was offered I wouldn't go. LOL
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 04, 2018, 10:19:11 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City's Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA
5 - Mall of America
6 - Valleyfair!
12 - Six Flag St. Louis' Mardi Gras
21 - Harlem Globetrotters at Worlds of Fun
24 - Kings Island
26 - Cedar Point
27 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago
28 - Six Flags Great America


PARAKEET PETE'S WATERFRONT ZIPLINE
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5rO0fS2db5o/Wz1mC31yimI/AAAAAAAAu44/JEo-LlcMzQgkrDGtaFfoxsXNpyOtzDMZgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_5756.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 04, 2018, 10:50:40 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City's Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA
5 - Mall of America
6 - Valleyfair!
12 - Six Flag St. Louis' Mardi Gras
21 - Harlem Globetrotters at Worlds of Fun
24 - Kings Island
26 - Cedar Point
27 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago
28 - Six Flags Great America


SOUTHERN FUN CARNIVAL
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DzlCjANduKQ/Wz2NBNlY64I/AAAAAAAAu8I/b1prLG6pJN4TK2g8qcL_op0iIDDUZRiEACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_6252.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 08, 2018, 08:07:11 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City's Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA
5 - Mall of America
6 - Valleyfair!
6 - Soak City Valleyfair
12 - Six Flag St. Louis' Mardi Gras
21 - Harlem Globetrotters at Worlds of Fun
24 - Kings Island
26 - Cedar Point
27 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago
28 - Six Flags Great America


DUTCHMAN'S DECK ADVENTURE COURSE
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wjDsQO85Pno/W0KwUsLUb8I/AAAAAAAAu-0/y_9_oDEkG4EdVZBn6ngXwPN6BmUzItenACLcBGAs/s400/1.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 10, 2018, 07:08:06 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City's Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA
5 - Mall of America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mall-of-america.html)
6 - Valleyfair!
6 - Soak City Valleyfair (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html)
12 - Six Flag St. Louis' Mardi Gras
21 - Harlem Globetrotters at Worlds of Fun
24 - Kings Island
26 - Cedar Point
27 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago
28 - Six Flags Great America


SOAK CITY VALLEYFAIR
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dly_GRah_M8/W0PcUQyJ9OI/AAAAAAAAu_s/RHYz_-5zHzgUpQA3WI0nlKfLQOVc1IA9ACLcBGAs/s400/11.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 10, 2018, 08:18:41 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City's Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/nickelodeon-universe-moa.html)
5 - Mall of America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mall-of-america.html)
6 - Valleyfair!
6 - Soak City Valleyfair (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html)
12 - Six Flag St. Louis' Mardi Gras
21 - Harlem Globetrotters at Worlds of Fun
24 - Kings Island
26 - Cedar Point
27 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago
28 - Six Flags Great America


NICKELODEON UNIVERSE
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/nickelodeon-universe-moa.html

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kKhF50bLoNw/W0VT8mo_89I/AAAAAAAAvEE/rJ9020e2EEMM1cHdarfEoamS3QVLiCiYgCLcBGAs/s400/21.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 11, 2018, 10:29:28 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City's Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/nickelodeon-universe-moa.html)
5 - Mall of America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mall-of-america.html)
6 - Valleyfair! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/valleyfair.html)
6 - Soak City Valleyfair (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html)
13 - Six Flag St. Louis' Mardi Gras
21 - Harlem Globetrotters at Worlds of Fun
24 - Kings Island
26 - Cedar Point
27 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago
28 - Six Flags Great America


VALLEYFAIR
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/valleyfair.html

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3-bKS5rvswo/W0bC1l49B4I/AAAAAAAAvHo/yD1A6tQleu8-w03GROx0wFzETTvaSXPDACLcBGAs/s400/29.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sanddunerider on July 14, 2018, 08:13:24 AM
@ Swoosh,  Busy year for you so far..    When did they add the outside seating on Parakeet Pete's Balloon.?    They have not always been on there? Correct?
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 14, 2018, 12:36:47 PM
@ Swoosh,  Busy year for you so far..    When did they add the outside seating on Parakeet Pete's Balloon.?    They have not always been on there? Correct?

I think within the last year.  No, theyíve not always been there. 
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sanddunerider on July 14, 2018, 06:15:14 PM
@ Swoosh,  Busy year for you so far..    When did they add the outside seating on Parakeet Pete's Balloon.?    They have not always been on there? Correct?

I think within the last year.  No, theyíve not always been there.

Thanks,  I didnt think so..... :o
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on July 15, 2018, 09:26:18 PM


Went to Worlds of Fun today, it was too dayum hot to take a picture. This place rivals Six Flags America for some spots void of shade, the lack of fans in the queue, zero misters working anywhere. The dispatch times sometime borderlined 10 minutes, no foolin'. Prowler was going out at a min of six minutes a train. It made very short lines a bit of a wait for front and  back seats.  We were at SFA last year on a similar day in the 90s and didn't get as drained as we did today. It'll be another 10 ears before I'm back
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on July 16, 2018, 09:29:18 AM


Went to Worlds of Fun today, it was too dayum hot to take a picture. This place rivals Six Flags America for some spots void of shade, the lack of fans in the queue, zero misters working anywhere. The dispatch times sometime borderlined 10 minutes, no foolin'. Prowler was going out at a min of six minutes a train. It made very short lines a bit of a wait for front and  back seats.  We were at SFA last year on a similar day in the 90s and didn't get as drained as we did today. It'll be another 10 ears before I'm back

That was pretty much my main complaint when we were there last year- the complete lack of shade, misters, and fans in many places, including and especially the coaster stations.  The slow dispatches may have simply been the employees trying not to get heat stroke.  Those kinds of work conditions are ridiculous and inexcusable today.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 16, 2018, 08:46:58 PM
I guess I must be going to a different WOF than you guys because I cannot think of these barren open places you speak of.  Spinning Dragons and? Iím not sure how well traveled you two are but WOF is much more forested than most parks
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on July 16, 2018, 09:08:55 PM
I guess I must be going to a different WOF than you guys because I cannot think of these barren open places you speak of.  Spinning Dragons and? Iím not sure how well traveled you two are but WOF is much more forested than most parks

Try the ride queues and stations.  I show quite a few of them- and point out the lack of cooling and how hot they are- in the videos I shot there last year.

But then you aren't looking at it through the eyes of an employee, so it can be easy to miss what is right in front of  you.  :-)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 16, 2018, 09:17:10 PM
The only stations I can think of that are not covered are Detonator, Fury of the Nile and Le Taxi Tour.  All of the other rides have a covered control booth and most have AC.  Almost all of the queues are covered or have some form of shade covering (trees or canopy).  Quite a few have fans.  Eh.  I guess if you need something to complain about youíll scrutinize until you find it. 

One things for certain, itís a beautiful park and nowhere near SFA level.  In fact landscaping this season might even be better than SDC
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on July 16, 2018, 10:22:08 PM
Video evidence from last year:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKfWWawSF0o&t
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnMNhlH12HA&t

Having "cover" over a station means nothing when that cover is a metal roof or clear plastic that turns the station into a furnace (e.g. Mamba), has no actual protection from the sun (boomerang), or overcrowds a station with no air circulation (Patriot), or in the case of practically every single flat has no cover or protection at all.  And as I show in that video that not only did almost none of them have fans, but the one station that did (Patriot), they didn't work.

And air conditioning?  Outside of their enclosed wipeout, where do you find that myth?  Seriously, now you're just completely making things up.

and I noticed it because as guests we were overheating in their boiling hot stations- where it was cooler to stand outside of them than in them, and because I sympathized and understood what the employees were enduring.

Are there areas of cooling shade?  Sure, there are some. There are also plenty with none.  Outside of the non working fans at Patriot we found one (1) misting fan over in the China theme area, and no others.  No other places where anything was being done to provide a way to move air to help cool guests.  And outside of a few areas with shade trees, or going inside of stores, no places for guest to cool off at all.

And then you say their landscaping is better than SDC?   ::) ::) ::)  I don't even need to say more at that point.  You've pretty much shown how little credibility you have with that statement.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 16, 2018, 11:32:39 PM
:o

Let the record show that sir wallow went LAST year and recorded video which definitely means he would know about how the park looks THIS year.

Pssst: they have a new landscaping team.  There are new topiaries, a new floral clock and they have their own greenhouse to grow flowers and exotic plants.  But you go right ahead and you be you like normal

Also, because you think itís cool NOT to read AND comprehend the comment about AC was referring to the operator booths. You said you wanted look at things from an employee perspective (you know the sly backhanded comment you tried to make) yeah thatís what the AC comment was about. 

Again you be you.  We all see through your crap.  Iíll give you that every so often youíll have a great post that offers some decent insight that we do appreciate.  Unfortunately theyíre about as rare as unicorns and most of the time we are given bile and a real undeserved aurora of self importance that I just donít get the justification of why you think youíve earned it.  Now when it comes to the SDC trains, yes you are an expert.  When it comes to WOF, boy - sit down
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: History Buff on July 17, 2018, 06:36:40 AM
Order in the court!
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Gilligan on July 17, 2018, 09:07:39 AM
I call for a recess!  Return without rudeness and bashing! 
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on July 17, 2018, 09:11:22 AM
^ LOL  Thanks History. :-)

Nice edits and changes to your posts Swoosh.

I stand by what I said earlier, but not my tone and attitude.  I apologize for responding in the manner that I did.  I was out of line in how I put a few of those things, and for that I'm sorry.

As far as your changes in your posts from stations to control panels, while there are a small handful of rides that have an enclosed operators booth, even still the vast majority of them are open air and outdoors, and out with the ride attendants.  Very few have AC, and it still wouldn't cover the vast majority of the workers nor any of the guests.

I'm happy to hear they added a lot of landscaping.  They needed it.  There were a couple of places that were nice, but much of the park was in need of it.  Good that they addressed that.

RE: my comment about not seeing things that are right in front of you- I phrased that very poorly. It was not meant rudely, but it sure sounded like it.  Sorry.  What I meant was that when you have worked at a job, you will see, note, and observe things that other people who have not worked that will not.  As teachers you and I can walk into someone's classroom and probably within about 5 minutes- even without the students there- I'll have a good idea of if that teacher is organized, has good classroom management, and how they relate to their students just by things I observe around the classroom, their desk and their lesson plans.  Things that a student, parent, or other adult would never notice, but because of our experiences we do. 

The same is true at a park. There are going to be things right in front of you that, if you've never worked at a park, you won't notice.  Even if you've visited hundreds of parks, been on a thousand coasters and heard from a bunch of workers.  If you've never done it, you just won't notice certain things.  That's not a slam, just simple fact.  But I expressed that very badly.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on July 17, 2018, 09:24:12 AM
And to get back on topic...  :-)

here's the first video I've put together from Israel, showing the light festival they had in Jerusalem.  Quite neat to walk around the old city and see the light projections and other things, and to experience it with thousands of other people from all sorts of cultures. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLv9nKYiZ6A

I'll be getting more videos posted of our time there in the coming weeks, along with digging through the 5000+ photos my wife and I took.  lol
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on July 17, 2018, 12:52:16 PM
I guess I must be going to a different WOF than you guys because I cannot think of these barren open places you speak of.  Spinning Dragons and? Iím not sure how well traveled you two are but WOF is much more forested than most parks

Spoken like a true fan boy.  Let's take the seemingly  redone plaza area there between Patriot, the Wind Seeker, the Round Up and the Condor. Flat Out Barren, the long stretch between the Drop Tower and MaMBA the Amp area,  The walk ways to the main gates. There's shade but there is also complete barren  areas and only a true Homer would not admit that.  The complete lack of fans in the queues., so on and so forth. Again, the ride ops were so slooooooooowwwwwww. But their Marigolds and Cannas are watered properly, the park is clean, had a great collection of classic flats, decent but not outstanding coasters.

Look, I knew how hot it was going be. It was hotter and swampier than the devil's crotch but the lack of fans in the stations is just kind boggling. I recounted only one coaster station having fans, Timberwolf and thank God, because we had to wait for them to clean up a train that a rider had an Episode in.

I'll stand by my statement, it had parts as barren as Six Flags America which is notorious for lack of cover in spots and my visits between the two were nearly a year apart. ThING is SFA had fans in the queues. It's not a park I'm going back to unless they add something MAJOR.

That said, if giving a choice between One OK in Tulsa or Sprint in KC to catch a show, give me Sprint each and every time. The sound is better, seating more spacious, plus Power and Light across the street. Great set up just like FedEx in Memphis on Beale.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 17, 2018, 07:04:34 PM
If growing up with the park and being able to notice even the minute changes makes me a fanboy ... well Iíve been called a lot worse by you.  Can I at least be a fan man?  Probably too old to be a ďboyĒ
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 17, 2018, 08:29:42 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/nickelodeon-universe-moa.html)
5 - Mall of America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mall-of-america.html)
6 - Valleyfair! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/valleyfair.html)
6 - Soak City Valleyfair (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html)
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mardi-gras-festival-sfstl.html)
21 - Harlem Globetrotters at Worlds of Fun
24 - Kings Island
26 - Cedar Point
27 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago
28 - Six Flags Great America


MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL at SIX FLAGS ST. LOUIS
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mardi-gras-festival-sfstl.html

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mz46AMOJbeE/W00VOA94gsI/AAAAAAAAvRg/qDVvFt2eH4oFuX9A4BxY9b3X9lCusLRsQCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_7115.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 20, 2018, 01:46:51 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/nickelodeon-universe-moa.html)
5 - Mall of America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mall-of-america.html)
6 - Valleyfair! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/valleyfair.html)
6 - Soak City Valleyfair (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html)
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mardi-gras-festival-sfstl.html)
19 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/typhoon-twister-now-open-hhstl.html)
22 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago
23 - Six Flags Great America
24 - Michigan's Adventure
24 - Wildwater Adventure
25 - Cedar Point
26 - Cedar Point Shores
27 - Kings Island


TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN AT HURRICANE HARBOR ST. LOUIS
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/typhoon-twister-now-open-hhstl.html

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S4lo-WyEnsY/W1Ik7fE3MuI/AAAAAAAAvS0/PjtJ1cyVv1kozGn-Q3DzzF9aqK-YIHjMQCLcBGAs/s400/9.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: JamesQuam on July 20, 2018, 11:22:50 PM
I haven't planned a trip yet. Thinking to do so this winter.  :D
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 21, 2018, 09:56:45 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/nickelodeon-universe-moa.html)
5 - Mall of America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mall-of-america.html)
6 - Valleyfair! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/valleyfair.html)
6 - Soak City Valleyfair (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html)
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mardi-gras-festival-sfstl.html)
19 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/typhoon-twister-now-open-hhstl.html)
20 - Adventureland - Bernie's Barnyard NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/bernies-barnyard-now-open-adventureland.html)
21- Worlds of Fun - Harlem Globetrotter Experience (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/harlem-globetrotters-wof.html)
22 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago
23 - Six Flags Great America
24 - Michigan's Adventure
24 - Wildwater Adventure
25 - Cedar Point
26 - Cedar Point Shores
27 - Kings Island


HARLEM GLOBETROTTER EXPERIENCE AT WOF
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/harlem-globetrotters-wof.html

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-g358b70zmyY/W1PuKFw6_fI/AAAAAAAAvUQ/ccFHn8tbvvYPVMWX0gFEivMubw-oreSagCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_7305.JPG)

BERNIE'S BARNYARD NOW OPEN AT ADVENTURELAND
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/bernies-barnyard-adventureland.html

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FFePvZKLQ4Q/W1PqsIDmVpI/AAAAAAAAvTY/CZnAP7wyrBIi2vEL11s60jECKzCeMM00gCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_7297.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 29, 2018, 07:31:00 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/nickelodeon-universe-moa.html)
5 - Mall of America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mall-of-america.html)
6 - Valleyfair! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/valleyfair.html)
6 - Soak City Valleyfair (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html)
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mardi-gras-festival-sfstl.html)
19 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/typhoon-twister-now-open-hhstl.html)
20 - Adventureland - Bernie's Barnyard NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/bernies-barnyard-now-open-adventureland.html)
21- Worlds of Fun - Harlem Globetrotter Experience (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/harlem-globetrotters-wof.html)
22 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/hurricane-harbor-chicago.html)
23 - Six Flags Great America
24 - Michigan's Adventure
24 - Wildwater Adventure
25 - Cedar Point
26 - Cedar Point Shores
27 - Kings Island


HURRICANE HARBOR CHICAGO
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/hurricane-harbor-chicago.html

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z_LBEMLsRsU/W15LZfHH-jI/AAAAAAAAvVc/sHjIfSq27g0ZOcQJLAw2nbhr3OBvwh32wCLcBGAs/s400/12.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on July 30, 2018, 11:45:39 AM
Had a surprise trip this weekend, my wife found a piece of furniture we have searched for for over 10 years. I walked into the house and told to get packed and go to Athens Tenn to pick this thing up on Sat afternoon. So... I got out of Fayettevilla at 6pm. Stop in Memphis at Mom's for the night. She decided to tag along and we left at 8am on Sat. We drove hard till we got to Lynchburg. We managed to call ahead at Mrs Mary Bobo's and got squeezed in for reservation. Man, if you are ever in for a tour of the Distillery, one must call ahead (months to be safe) and reserve a lunch here. They have really changed the place up since my last visit over a decade ago. The square is the same but the visitors center is very nice. We did the Angel's Share tour and we were on or way to Athens. We got there get the piece loaded up and went back to ChattaNoosa and I stopped at Lake Winnie just to ride Cannon Ball, it had been since I was maybe 12 since I visited Winnie, the woodie was what it was and the wild mouse is standard carney fare. The water park looks ok but nothing to go out of the way for, just a nice additional visit beside the dry side. The old flume is old and that makes it ok.  Anyway, we hit the hotel and visited the battlefield yesterday morning and them heased back to Memphis while knocking off in Nashvegas for a couple of hours. I rolled right into the driveway at midnight and unloaded the massive, heavy piece got in moved into the bedroom and was out a 1am. 1600 miles in a hair over 48hrs. With a 1 and a half hour visit to Lake Winnie and Jack Daniels tour and lunch. Got myself a bottle #27 Gold only availible in the States at the distillery ( one can get it in Europe too) Super Smooth. It was done like normal Jack then charcoal filtered again and then barreled for a second time in maple insread of oak. Smooth and nothing like regular Jack.

While at Opry Mills, I did notice the staging yard for watersides for the hotel addition, so that's progressing.
I had forgot about that, so I looked it up and here is the youtube promo

https://youtu.be/3QA8Ij2F0WA
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on July 31, 2018, 09:24:47 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SPRING BREAK) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SPRING BREAK) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SPRING BREAK) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SPRING BREAK) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SPRING BREAK) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/nickelodeon-universe-moa.html)
5 - Mall of America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mall-of-america.html)
6 - Valleyfair! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/valleyfair.html)
6 - Soak City Valleyfair (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html)
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mardi-gras-festival-sfstl.html)
19 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/typhoon-twister-now-open-hhstl.html)
20 - Adventureland - Bernie's Barnyard NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/bernies-barnyard-now-open-adventureland.html)
21- Worlds of Fun - Harlem Globetrotter Experience (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/harlem-globetrotters-wof.html)
22 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/hurricane-harbor-chicago.html)
23 - Six Flags Great America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/six-flags-great-america.html)
24 - Michigan's Adventure
24 - Wildwater Adventure
25 - Cedar Point
26 - Cedar Point Shores
27 - Kings Island


SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/six-flags-great-america.html

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_H0pyg6cJh4/W1-9oSf3oqI/AAAAAAAAvYI/AzLuxA3q5tYcbfmVuZb7tF6H6mmUz4J7gCLcBGAs/s400/13.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on July 31, 2018, 10:35:58 PM
We were out at the Ozark Empire Fair today for my daughter's bday.  Plan on going back tomorrow to catch the rides since it's free ride band day (thanks Price Cutter!)  Wade Shows has a great looking carnival there, and pleased with all there was to do.  It's been a long time since we've been to a fair (first time in Missouri) and had a great time.

Hoping I'll get the video from it all edited and posted by this weekend.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on August 01, 2018, 05:01:20 PM
Visited SFSL for the first time in 20+ years this weekend....took the family to capitalized on my Six Flags passes I bought early this year in Dallas for that family trip.  I've got family in St. Louis and have some fond memories of the park from my younger days when my Uncle would take me and my cousins when I visited the 'big city' in the summers.  But even since I've had a family of my own most of my time in town was always just spent with them.  This past weekend we snuck up there to do some attractions we never seem to have time for.  Got in a Cardinals/Cubs game, city museum, ted drewes, pizza, and the park.

It was great to have cooler weather for this end of summer trip but that also included overcast, rain, and occasional storm was a major factor in all of our activities.  We scheduled a Monday and Tuesday to hit the park....I had a goal to hit all the kid ride and family rides on Monday....hopefully most of the big rides and do a full water park day on Tuesday where I could sneak over and get the bigger rides in.  It rained off and on both monday and tuesday with caused all sorts of havoc on the plans.  With a high of 77 on Monday and rains HH closed around 2 that day with the workers saying they only had 37 people in the park all day....by the time the sun came out and we were thinking about going....they had closed.  Ended up being 5 of about 50 people in the water park on Tuesday until it again closed around 2:30 (this time for storm moving in).  Most of the coaster where closed Tuesday due to nearby lightening and/or heavy rains.  Ended up talking off for home earlier than expected:(

Park Review:  I wasn't expecting much from this park and it just kind of meant my expectations.  I had a few pretty cool moments remembering my childhood while experiencing a few rides.  The mine train is one of my earliest childhood coasters....that drop in the dark was extremely frightening to me and it was fun to relive with my son riding with me.  It was the only coaster I could get him on and he was about my age from when I remembered it.  I rode the ninja....which I never did as a kid....I was scared to death of that think.  It wasn't until I was high school aged that I took on OE at WoF and discovered the fun of loopers.  I liked the Ninja....not as rough as the internet claims it is....I thought it is still fun.  Never got on Screaming Eagle:(  It was barely ever open in the rain.  Rode boomerang, fireball.  My oldest loved Batman...we rode it 3x including a front row....she liked Stl better than the SFoT version.  I thought American Thunder was great....very fun.  Mr. Freeze was running faster than at SFoT!  Then there is the Boss....I hated it.  It beat me up....my daughter hated it too....I could only take one ride.  I completely get the comments about it's roughness now and how it would be a great RMC project.  Even my daughter said...."I thought it was going to be fun like the Texas Giant".  Really hated that Colossus was down:(...another ride I remember riding as a kid.

I left thinking this park really needs a new steel coaster:  A hyper?, a BM Dive? BM floorless? Winged?  It just needs some type of headlining unique steal coaster.  That plus an Iron Boss (:)) would really help put this park on the map as a coaster destination.  Not sure I need to go back until an attraction like that is built.  Hopefully that wouldn't be another 20 years for me.  My wife and kids didn't like the park as much as SFoT....I think we might actually go back there instead of SFSL for a Christmas time visit this year.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on August 02, 2018, 08:22:01 PM
Interesting read....SDC #16

TripAdvisors "Top 25 Amusement Parks in the World"

https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions-a_Mode.expanded
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on August 03, 2018, 12:06:32 AM
Interesting read....SDC #16

TripAdvisors "Top 25 Amusement Parks in the World"

https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions-a_Mode.expanded


But wait... whereís Dollywood?   I thought everyone (Amusement Today) thought it was soooo much better than SDC in everything (especially Christmas events)  ::) ;D
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: HumphreyHawk on August 03, 2018, 10:18:16 AM
Interesting read....SDC #16

TripAdvisors "Top 25 Amusement Parks in the World"

https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions-a_Mode.expanded


But wait... whereís Dollywood?   I thought everyone (Amusement Today) thought it was soooo much better than SDC in everything (especially Christmas events)  ::) ;D

#9 is the "Islands in Pigeon Forge"???? - I wonder if that slot was really for Dollywood.

No explanation of how the list was made....if it is purely from there own reviews or if some editorial opinions where added in.

Seems like a pretty reasonable list besides #9.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: shavethewhales on August 03, 2018, 11:28:06 AM
Travel lists are increasingly low effort. They literally just google random stuff and whatever pops up goes on the list. Written and posted in less than 30 minutes. Then they get free advertising from all the people complaining about how crappy the list is.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on August 04, 2018, 03:42:10 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SB) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SB) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SB) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SB) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SB) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SB) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SB) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SB) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/nickelodeon-universe-moa.html)
5 - Mall of America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mall-of-america.html)
6 - Valleyfair! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/valleyfair.html)
6 - Soak City Valleyfair (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html)
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mardi-gras-festival-sfstl.html)
19 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/typhoon-twister-now-open-hhstl.html)
20 - Adventureland - Bernie's Barnyard NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/bernies-barnyard-now-open-adventureland.html)
21- Worlds of Fun - Harlem Globetrotter Experience (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/harlem-globetrotters-wof.html)
22 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/hurricane-harbor-chicago.html)
23 - Six Flags Great America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/six-flags-great-america.html)
24 - Michigan's Adventure (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/michigans-adventure.html)
24 - Wildwater Adventure (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/wildwater-adventures.html)
25 - Cedar Point
26 - Cedar Point Shores
27 - Kings Island


WILDWATER ADVENTURES
http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/wildwater-adventures.html

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZAIVvm33ia4/W2X_FD-dULI/AAAAAAAAvck/WlkiqX1i4PoEsDbo1NMLUi8uNBHHnAX9QCLcBGAs/s400/2.JPG)


MICHIGAN'S ADVENTURES
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/michigans-adventure.html

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lb1PPw7fIao/W2Z7K3HKd9I/AAAAAAAAvlo/mLjnIFOU_EMj0x9WzY3D8xCfxM1YLCq9gCLcBGAs/s400/30.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on August 06, 2018, 02:01:55 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SB) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SB) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SB) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SB) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SB) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SB) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SB) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SB) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/nickelodeon-universe-moa.html)
5 - Mall of America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mall-of-america.html)
6 - Valleyfair! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/valleyfair.html)
6 - Soak City Valleyfair (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html)
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mardi-gras-festival-sfstl.html)
19 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/typhoon-twister-now-open-hhstl.html)
20 - Adventureland - Bernie's Barnyard NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/bernies-barnyard-now-open-adventureland.html)
21- Worlds of Fun - Harlem Globetrotter Experience (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/harlem-globetrotters-wof.html)
22 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/hurricane-harbor-chicago.html)
23 - Six Flags Great America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/six-flags-great-america.html)
24 - Michigan's Adventure (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/michigans-adventure.html)
24 - Wildwater Adventure (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/wildwater-adventures.html)
25 - Cedar Point (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/cedar-point.html)
25 - Cedar Point - Steel Vengeance (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steel-vengeance-cedar-point.html)
26 - Cedar Point Shores
27 - Kings Island


CEDAR POINT
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/cedar-point.html

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rNtRX9x3sr8/W2exkw-GW1I/AAAAAAAAvpU/e3IuIHyncXIhhG7OpOaIJlE7_gm2R7OqQCLcBGAs/s400/24.JPG)


STEEL VENGEANCE
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steel-vengeance-cedar-point.html

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vv4y5pIXFsg/W2iU6WAbeKI/AAAAAAAAvss/hYBUQoY-FKImOyo-rSWZ64SBjVCublRNACLcBGAs/s400/4.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on August 06, 2018, 05:03:50 PM
^ Ironic about the ones posted right above in light of what I'm doing next week.  But that's a surprise for my channel still.  shhhh

Here's the latest videos from what we have been doing though!
Ozark Empire Fair last week, where we had a blast.  It's been much much to long since we've been to a fair!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeTOenI8RVQ

Oh, and if you're interested, here's the entire combine demolition derby. Unleash your inner redneck.  hehe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgjg_62aJjc

And part 2 of our trip to Israel, with Qumran, Ein Gedi, Masada, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, and first looks in Jerusalem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCVuZ6QdxvU
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on August 11, 2018, 11:22:42 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SB) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SB) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SB) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SB) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SB) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SB) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SB) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SB) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/nickelodeon-universe-moa.html)
5 - Mall of America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mall-of-america.html)
6 - Valleyfair! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/valleyfair.html)
6 - Soak City Valleyfair (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html)
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mardi-gras-festival-sfstl.html)
19 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/typhoon-twister-now-open-hhstl.html)
20 - Adventureland - Bernie's Barnyard NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/bernies-barnyard-now-open-adventureland.html)
21- Worlds of Fun - Harlem Globetrotter Experience (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/harlem-globetrotters-wof.html)
22 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/hurricane-harbor-chicago.html)
23 - Six Flags Great America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/six-flags-great-america.html)
24 - Michigan's Adventure (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/michigans-adventure.html)
24 - Wildwater Adventure (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/wildwater-adventures.html)
25 - Cedar Point (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/cedar-point.html)
25 - Cedar Point - Steel Vengeance (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steel-vengeance-cedar-point.html)
26 - Cedar Point Shores (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/cedar-point-shores.html)
27 - Kings Island (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/kings-island.html)

SEPTEMBER
15 - Worlds of Fun - HAUNT
29 - Six Flags St. Louis - FRIGHT FEST


CEDAR POINT SHORES
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/cedar-point-shores.html

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ju3vl4LdMAg/W2kVc4DL64I/AAAAAAAAvvg/tiJ0gT8DrPgtsY3ex3FyKS4VWw169dGhQCLcBGAs/s400/5.JPG)


KINGS ISLAND
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/kings-island.html

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5uenyTeS8wA/W2nMkPTvE2I/AAAAAAAAvwU/8Sh4AgRArX4HIAU2C3nriJJ0Y34rfxl2ACLcBGAs/s400/1.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on August 12, 2018, 01:40:49 PM
One more video from Israel that I'm hoping to finish up today and have posted up for everyone tomorrow.

but excited because I had an unexpected invite last week to go to Cedar Point this week!  I'll be there Thursday and Friday.  Now it's hoping the weather will work with us.  it was looking good a week ago, but now we're looking at a 60% chance of rain on our first day there.  Hopefully with the 2 days we'll get enough good weather to get everything in.  Haven't been there in well over 16 years, so really excited to finally get back.

and happy to hear that the issue with Steel Vengeance the other day was a quick fix.  Really hoping to get some rides in on it.

Then October will bring a family trip back to Walt Disney World, including Mickey's Not So Scary.  it's been an incredible year for travel for u s.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: shavethewhales on August 20, 2018, 08:06:02 AM
Heading to Denver this weekend for a short vault through the two parks. Trying to get by without a rentral car since everything is close together and loosely connected by rail. Should be an interesting experiment at least.

Lakeside has been on my radar for a long time. I LOVE the classic wooden coasters, and Cyclone at Lakeside is about as classic as it gets. The whole park is a trip back to the grand designs of the 1920's, although it is apparently quite a bit rundown these days. Would like to see for myself though - people always said the same things about Bell's.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on August 20, 2018, 10:25:39 AM
Had an incredible time at Cedar Point, even when it decided to open up and pour buckets of rain on us the second day.  Tons of rides and just a fantastic trip, including a stop on the way home at the National Museum of the USAF.

Now it's trying to get all of the video and photos put together into something that can be watched.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on August 20, 2018, 10:38:30 AM
Had an incredible time at Cedar Point, even when it decided to open up and pour buckets of rain on us the second day.  Tons of rides and just a fantastic trip, including a stop on the way home at the National Museum of the USAF.

Now it's trying to get all of the video and photos put together into something that can be watched.

How's the restoration of the Memphis Belle going?


A black day(one of many)in Memphis history under the King Willie regime.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on August 21, 2018, 08:21:04 AM

How's the restoration of the Memphis Belle going?


A black day(one of many)in Memphis history under the King Willie regime.

On display and looking gorgeous!

I haven't uploaded the photos yet, but when I do, they'll be at sirwillow.smugmug.com  Very likely will be the weekend or early next week before I get it done.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on August 21, 2018, 09:56:51 AM
The plane belongs in the Smithsonian at Dulles, at the very least a, if not the, signature piece at the WW2 Museum in Nawlins. Memphis leadership was horrible under Willie Herrington. The city is still trying to recover from his reign of ineptitude and cronyism.

A great read:

https://memphismagazine.com/the-past-present-and-future-of-the-memphis-belle/

Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sanddunerider on August 21, 2018, 09:07:11 PM
Headed for Denver, 
No not going to any of the parks.. 

Going Bike riding in the hills... Love it out there...
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Runner1960 on August 21, 2018, 09:18:31 PM
Headed for Denver, 
No not going to any of the parks.. 

Going Bike riding in the hills... Love it out there...

I used to ride in Durango a lot but it was a Mountain bike and the only motor was my legs. :)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sanddunerider on August 21, 2018, 09:30:17 PM
I used to ride in Durango a lot but it was a Mountain bike and the only motor was my legs. :)

Uh>?  Yea, No Thank you!    96CI and 6 speed with Cruise and my Stereo..
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on August 23, 2018, 02:45:31 PM
I've got some from the recent trip to Cedar Point posted up.  Had a great trip, but yes, weather still certainly had it's role to play as well.

Day 1 video can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfsTRCod6k8
Day 2 should be up Friday or Saturday

You can also see my live stream in the rain from Cedar Point at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOaqdFKQcFI

And the Cedar Point train ride in 360 degree video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRVSHHuOKZY

I'll likely have a full park and ride review next week, as well as videos from our stop at the National Museum of the USAF.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on August 24, 2018, 10:26:40 PM
With Spring Break being our really big trip for the year nearly 6 months in the rear view window, I'm getting really jittery needing to pull the trigger on things for the 2019 Euro Trip. I had a fairly set plan and that's evaporating quickly.

Anyhoo, as it stands, The mood of my clan is go, go, go till the cruise which will provide a relative rest. They want to see as many places as feasible. I have always said this was an appetizer sampler plate where we will see what we like go back for more in the following years. I already know my wife will love Italy. As it stands, we'll fly into Manchester. I've planned a brief stop at SFOG, after leaving MEM around 6am before getting over to ATL for a evening hop across the pond on Virgin Atlantic. Supposed landing time 8:30am( my body clock will think it's 3am. I hope we all get  couple hrs of napping in before landing because I know my crew will be incapable of sleep with being in England.  I'll have two options, either one effects the days in London and I'll i'll have to pull the trigger soon as my apt rental pool there is getting shallower by the day. We'll either head to Blackpool and hit up Pleasure Beach for a few hours till it's time to head to Alton Tower's resort to check in and crash or head to Alton Tower's park straight away and hit the park whilst we wait for our hotel room check in. We'd likely get in as much as we can and this will be our day at Alton Towers.

If we go for Blackpool, well do a full day at Alton Tower the following day and drive a bit and spend the night at Stratford upon Avon. I may see if any plays at the Shakespere theater interest us. IF not, we'll leave Alton Towers and spend a couple of hours here and off for a Cotswold drive and a stop for lunch, then on for a late afternoon visit to Stonehenge and a night nearby.  The next day the theme park junkie in me screams Paulton's before heading into London but the wife on the shoulder says backdoor the RAF Museum, ditch the car at Stanstead and head into London via rail/tube.

London will have at least two full days. One is what I call London Tower day, we'll tour the Tower and Bridge as early as possible, eat a late lunch and then head to the British Museum for however long we can stay. I'm sure we could spend an entire day there but...  That evening after supper I'm sure we'll lose momma to rest and the kids and I will hit up the EYE and surrounding area or find someplace to explore like Oxford St. or market area. Day two will be the Changing of the Guards day, I hope to get in the Churchill War Rooms and Buckingham Palace tour as well. We may do the V&A. That depends of the museum interest of the clan, I'd love to hit up the Imperial War Museum. That evening I hope for a possible play at the Globe or modern fare in West End.

The next day depends on what we decide upon arrival. If we hit up Alton Towers first thing, we have another day in London. If not, ee are off to Disneyland Paris via the train and Chunnel.  We'll be literally at the front gate around 2:30 pm. We'll use Disney's luggage service to deliver our bags to the on site hotel we decide to stay at. The New York conversion to Marvel will not be done and Sequoia's major pool refurb won't be done but I'm leaning there over the gosh awful expensive Disneyland PAris Hotel and their Cape Cod knock off. We will hit up the only park that Disney has that makes Hollywood Studios appear well thought out and competent. We'll ride the rides and eat at Chez Remy and depending on what we have accomplished and the operating hours, head to Disneyland and get the Fireworks out of the way that night. The next day is Disneyland and then we'll head into Paris that evening and do the Eiffel at night. The next day is the Louvre early, the kids we tire of art quickly so no more than2 to 3 hrs. We'll cruise the Seine, take in the Champs and the Arc, see Luxembourg Gardens, some trendy area and head to catacombs as late as we can(book it really early) and tour it.  The next day we'll hit up D'Orsay, try to incorporate a short visit to Jardin D'acclimation to credit hound the new gerstlauer as we head to Versailles for the Afternoon.

Next day, pick up rental, pick up the rest at the hotel and head straight to Caen, hit the museum, head to the American Cemetary, Point du Hoc, Ste Mere Eglise, the Utah Beach Museum and head to close to Mont St. Michel for the night. Either visit at night or catch it at Sunrise the next day and head to Puy do Fou for a 11/2 days and two nights there. Yes, I know, no Bayeux Tapestry. The kids would be bored. That's a dish left to sample later on with just the Wife and I along with wine tasting and the Loire Valley. Can you say river cruise.

Then off to Spain either via Nantes or Bordeaux, all depends on flight times, I'm sure we'll stop at least at one winery. The daughter demands it as she's legal there.  ::)

I'll pick up later.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: sirwillow on August 26, 2018, 05:08:41 PM


How's the restoration of the Memphis Belle going?

Look for video to be posted on Monday showing the museum.  I've also finally got the photos from it uploaded as well.  Very pleased with how many of them turned out.
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Travel/National-Museum-of-the-US-Air-Force/i-LKt4cVP/0/8ac51f25/M/DSC_0623-M.jpg)

You can find the whole directory of photos at:
https://sirwillow.smugmug.com/Travel/National-Museum-of-the-US-Air-Force

For the Memphis Belle photos specfically, they are at:
https://sirwillow.smugmug.com/Travel/National-Museum-of-the-US-Air-Force/i-pVVGW8T/A
https://sirwillow.smugmug.com/Travel/National-Museum-of-the-US-Air-Force/i-LKt4cVP/A
https://sirwillow.smugmug.com/Travel/National-Museum-of-the-US-Air-Force/i-QRD7ttP/A
https://sirwillow.smugmug.com/Travel/National-Museum-of-the-US-Air-Force/i-rPHhwBz/A
https://sirwillow.smugmug.com/Travel/National-Museum-of-the-US-Air-Force/i-frghKSD/A
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on September 14, 2018, 11:38:21 AM
Thanks so much for those Memphis Belle photos. Still, I wish it had ended up in Nawlins at the WW2 museum.

Man, my Europe trip is getting real, I just booked 3 nights at Europa at the new hotel Kronosar. I do hope the water park is open by mid June. Otherwise I may switch it over to the Roman themed hotel, but we are coming from Italy so......a bit overkill


We are flying from Strasbourg after this to Bordeaux and to Pu du Fou. They open up for booking for 2019 on Oct 1.

My D-Day itinerary
9am Ste. Mere Eglise Airbourne Museum and Church

11am- Utah Beach and Museuem

1pm- ish- lunch

2pm- Pointe du Hoc

4pm- American Cemetary at Omaha beach, watch Flag lowering and playing of Taps at 5pm,

We'll head to Arromanches to view the  Mulberry Harbor remains, don't see how we'll fit in Arromanches 360 though.

We'll spend the night in Bayeux. Next day the Tapistry and Caen Memorial museum and head to Rouen for the night.



Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on September 24, 2018, 08:53:34 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SB) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SB) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SB) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SB) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SB) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SB) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SB) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SB) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)
20 - The Runaway

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/nickelodeon-universe-moa.html)
5 - Mall of America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mall-of-america.html)
6 - Valleyfair! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/valleyfair.html)
6 - Soak City Valleyfair (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html)
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mardi-gras-festival-sfstl.html)
19 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/typhoon-twister-now-open-hhstl.html)
20 - Adventureland - Bernie's Barnyard NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/bernies-barnyard-now-open-adventureland.html)
21- Worlds of Fun - Harlem Globetrotter Experience (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/harlem-globetrotters-wof.html)
22 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/hurricane-harbor-chicago.html)
23 - Six Flags Great America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/six-flags-great-america.html)
24 - Michigan's Adventure (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/michigans-adventure.html)
24 - Wildwater Adventure (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/wildwater-adventures.html)
25 - Cedar Point (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/cedar-point.html)
25 - Cedar Point - Steel Vengeance (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steel-vengeance-cedar-point.html)
26 - Cedar Point Shores (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/cedar-point-shores.html)
27 - Kings Island (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/kings-island.html)

SEPTEMBER
15 - Worlds of Fun - HAUNT (decor) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/haunt-decor-wof.html)
15 - Worlds of Fun - HAUNT (shows) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/haunt-shows-wof.html)
15 - Worlds of Fun - HAUNT (mazes) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/haunt-mazes-wof.html)
16 - Worlds of Fun - The Great Pumpkin Fest (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/the-great-pumpkin-fest-wof.html)
29 - Six Flags St. Louis - FRIGHT FEST

WOF's HAUNT (decorations)
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/haunt-decor-wof.html

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NBZmJoCn4Ek/W6GZNtnxdGI/AAAAAAAAwJY/vYYXyxi-Xec4gQ4t40VkvOTQ3LV8a2xcACLcBGAs/s400/33.JPG)

WOF's HAUNT (shows)
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/haunt-shows-wof.html

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UIo7R0o13g4/W6WHSapVo9I/AAAAAAAAwMM/GrBbuLoRQ_w3Gkddfh4237OKfnvIZT8sQCLcBGAs/s400/3.JPG)

WOF's HAUNT (mazes)
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/haunt-mazes-wof.html

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Q8I476osIjo/W6WR3lTN8BI/AAAAAAAAwOo/i45fEPgMVdwPY7-5zCyiQjcgF9rbleNHgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_0250.JPG)

WOF's The Great Pumpkin Fest
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/the-great-pumpkin-fest-wof.html

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6Hojdb-_0wY/W6gYUwDwGjI/AAAAAAAAwPo/juvyu5LQ3QIY_nOQplMZLirWa3SIehEpACLcBGAs/s400/12.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on October 01, 2018, 09:35:39 AM
Thanks so much for those Memphis Belle photos. Still, I wish it had ended up in Nawlins at the WW2 museum.

Man, my Europe trip is getting real, I just booked 3 nights at Europa at the new hotel Kronosar. I do hope the water park is open by mid June. Otherwise I may switch it over to the Roman themed hotel, but we are coming from Italy so......a bit overkill


We are flying from Strasbourg after this to Bordeaux and to Pu du Fou. They open up for booking for 2019 on Oct 1.

My D-Day itinerary
9am Ste. Mere Eglise Airbourne Museum and Church

11am- Utah Beach and Museuem

1pm- ish- lunch

2pm- Pointe du Hoc

4pm- American Cemetary at Omaha beach, watch Flag lowering and playing of Taps at 5pm,

We'll head to Arromanches to view the  Mulberry Harbor remains, don't see how we'll fit in Arromanches 360 though.

We'll spend the night in Bayeux. Next day the Tapistry and Caen Memorial museum and head to Rouen for the night.

Puy du Fou is Booked! Man is that site busy, an online queue and I was 897 when I started at 4 am got in at 8am.

2 nights in an overwater cottage , Les Ilea de Clovis. 3 days of park tickets(3rd day only 5 euro extra for each of us) we may or may not use the 3rd day. The goal is to be at Mont St. Michel for Sunset on that 3rd day before transitioning to the Normandy/D-Day plans

(https://goo.gl/images/jbHsZn)

https://goo.gl/images/jbHsZn

To put this in perspective cost wise, 3 nites/3 days at Europa Park and 2 nites/3days at Puy du Fou with breakfast buffets at both and tickets including preferred seating for Cinescenie and the other shows at  Puy Du Fou has come to around $2,000 bucks with quite nice themed rooms. Compare that with a 5 day stay at WDW in deluxe rooms and a dining plan tickets in peak season

Airfare between Strasbourg to Nantes will run less than $200 on Volotea for 4 or through points via Flying Blue . The problem with using points in Eurpe is the fees often make the flights as expensive as the non point flights. Best to just pay for fares and it could actually be cheaper.
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on October 24, 2018, 04:37:06 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SB) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SB) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SB) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SB) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SB) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SB) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SB) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SB) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/nickelodeon-universe-moa.html)
5 - Mall of America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mall-of-america.html)
6 - Valleyfair! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/valleyfair.html)
6 - Soak City Valleyfair (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html)
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mardi-gras-festival-sfstl.html)
19 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/typhoon-twister-now-open-hhstl.html)
20 - Adventureland - Bernie's Barnyard NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/bernies-barnyard-now-open-adventureland.html)
21- Worlds of Fun - Harlem Globetrotter Experience (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/harlem-globetrotters-wof.html)
22 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/hurricane-harbor-chicago.html)
23 - Six Flags Great America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/six-flags-great-america.html)
24 - Michigan's Adventure (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/michigans-adventure.html)
24 - Wildwater Adventure (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/wildwater-adventures.html)
25 - Cedar Point (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/cedar-point.html)
25 - Cedar Point - Steel Vengeance (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steel-vengeance-cedar-point.html)
26 - Cedar Point Shores (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/cedar-point-shores.html)
27 - Kings Island (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/kings-island.html)

SEPTEMBER
15 - Worlds of Fun - HAUNT (decor) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/haunt-decor-wof.html)
15 - Worlds of Fun - HAUNT (shows) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/haunt-shows-wof.html)
15 - Worlds of Fun - HAUNT (mazes) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/haunt-mazes-wof.html)
16 - Worlds of Fun - The Great Pumpkin Fest (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/the-great-pumpkin-fest-wof.html)
29 - Six Flags St. Louis - FRIGHT FEST (decor) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/fright-fest-decor-sfstl.html)
29 - Six Flags St. Louis - FRIGHT FEST (shows) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/fright-fest-shows-sfstl.html)
29 - Six Flags St. Louis - FRIGHT FEST (mazes) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/fright-fest-mazes-sfstl.html)

OCTOBER
21 - Silver Dollar City - Craft and Cowboy Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/10/craft-and-cowboy-festival-sdc.html)

NOVEMBER
4 - Silver Dollar City - An Old Time Christmas (shows)
4 - Silver Dollar City - An Old Time Christmas (decor)
4 - Silver Dollar City - An Old Time Christmas (lights)
24 - Worlds of Fun - Winterfest (shows)
24 - Worlds of Fun - Winterfest (decor)
24 - Worlds of Fun - Winterfest (lights)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Holiday in the Park (shows)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Holiday in the Park (decor)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Holiday in the Park (lights)

SIX FLAGS FRIGHT FEST (decorations)
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/fright-fest-decor-sfstl.html

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1GTxpccxSAI/W7ltQL6kMAI/AAAAAAAAwXg/2OPFOi19thkOh4KFVRZGUk-0d4ANojH8gCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_0794.JPG)

SIX FLAGS FRIGHT FEST (shows)
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/fright-fest-shows-sfstl.html

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Zi7UlUJzHPQ/W8o5PMS4WqI/AAAAAAAAwdo/1JSxaqsCTVsIy13lc9Bfs06NkYk376dUACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_0788.JPG)

SIX FLAGS FRIGHT FEST (mazes)
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/fright-fest-mazes-sfstl.html

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-c2PiwTC-u8U/W7lu1ukkUTI/AAAAAAAAwY8/lAWsUkymYv4M_8GhKI2vPHcNKfxwHC9SACLcBGAs/s400/IMG_0754.JPG)

SDC CRAFT & COWBOY FESTIVAL
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/10/craft-and-cowboy-festival-sdc.html

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wryVHMRixDQ/W9DaQwdYTdI/AAAAAAAAweU/WiLTN1fQ2ZIqTmxvpTExUR1ysYxU894fACLcBGAs/s400/1.JPG)
Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: chittlins on October 27, 2018, 10:41:55 AM
Ha, I thought a lot out switching my Puy du Fou dates, forget that. Stay on property there is like booking rooms at Old Faithful Inn, the day they go on sale or not at all.

Title: Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
Post by: Swoosh on November 11, 2018, 12:44:38 PM
Quote
2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/spring-ride-days-sdc.html)
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/time-traveler-is-now-open-sdc.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/opening-weekend-sfstl.html)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/batman-backwards-sfstl.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universal-studios-florida.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/universals-super-star-parade-universal.html)
27 - (SB) Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/mardi-gras-universal-orlando.html)
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 1 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure.html)
28 - (SB) Islands of Adventure - part 2 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/islands-of-adventure_31.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/diagon-alley-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogwarts-express-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/hogsmeade-universal-orlando.html)
29 - (SB) Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/nighttime-lights-at-hogwarts-castle.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona International Motor Speedway (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-speedway.html)
30 - (SB) Motorsports Hall of Fame (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/motorsports-hall-of-fame.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach.html)
30 - (SB) Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusements (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/daytona-beach-boardwalk-amusements.html)
30 - (SB) Ponce Inlet Lighthouse (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/ponce-inlet-lighthouse.html)
30 - (SB) Fun Spot Orlando  (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-orlando.html)
30 - (SB) Coca-Cola Orlando Eye (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/coca-cola-orlando-eye.html)
31 - (SB) Gatorland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/gatorland.html)
31 - (SB) Boggy Creek Airboat (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/boggy-creek-airboat-rides.html)
31 - (SB) Fun Spot Kissimmee (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/fun-spot-america-kissimmee.html)
31 - (SB) Old Town USA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/03/old-town-usa.html)

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/festival-of-wonder-sdc.html)
20 - Kansas City Zoo (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/kansas-city-zoo.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/opening-day-wof.html)
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/nordic-chaser-now-open-wof.html)
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/04/the-boss-now-open-sfstl.html)

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/bluegrass-bbq-sdc.html)
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/timber-wolf-now-open-wof.html)
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-oof.html)
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/opening-day-hhstl.html)

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/bigfoot-on-strip.html)
2 - The Lumberjack (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/the-lumber-jack-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/heavy-metal-highrise-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Wild Woody (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/wild-woody-branson-tracks_2.html)
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/branson-ferris-wheel-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 3 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-3-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 4 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-4-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Track 5 (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/track-5-branson-tracks.html)
2 - Kids Kountry (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kids-kountry-branson-tracks.html)
13 - Kenny's Funland (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/kennys-funland-carnival.html)
15 - America's Fun Park Grand Opening (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/grand-opening-ceremony-americas-fun-park.html)
15 - America's Fun Park (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/now-open-americas-fun-park.html)
20 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/star-spangled-summer-sdc.html)

JULY
2 - Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/06/waterfront-zipline-parakeet-petes.html)
2 - Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steampunk-balloon-parakeet-petes.html)
4 - Southern Fun Carnival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/southern-fun-carnival.html)
5 - Dutchman's Deck Adventure Course at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/dutchmans-deck-moa.html)
5 - Nickelodeon Universe at MOA (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/nickelodeon-universe-moa.html)
5 - Mall of America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mall-of-america.html)
6 - Valleyfair! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/valleyfair.html)
6 - Soak City Valleyfair (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/soak-city-valleyfair.html)
13 - Six Flag St. Louis - Mardi Gras (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/mardi-gras-festival-sfstl.html)
19 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - TYPHOON TWISTER NOW OPEN! (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/typhoon-twister-now-open-hhstl.html)
20 - Adventureland - Bernie's Barnyard NOW OPEN (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/bernies-barnyard-now-open-adventureland.html)
21- Worlds of Fun - Harlem Globetrotter Experience (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/harlem-globetrotters-wof.html)
22 - Hurricane Harbor Chicago (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/hurricane-harbor-chicago.html)
23 - Six Flags Great America (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/six-flags-great-america.html)
24 - Michigan's Adventure (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/michigans-adventure.html)
24 - Wildwater Adventure (http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/wildwater-adventures.html)
25 - Cedar Point (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/cedar-point.html)
25 - Cedar Point - Steel Vengeance (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/steel-vengeance-cedar-point.html)
26 - Cedar Point Shores (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/cedar-point-shores.html)
27 - Kings Island (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/07/kings-island.html)

SEPTEMBER
15 - Worlds of Fun - HAUNT (decor) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/haunt-decor-wof.html)
15 - Worlds of Fun - HAUNT (shows) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/haunt-shows-wof.html)
15 - Worlds of Fun - HAUNT (mazes) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/haunt-mazes-wof.html)
16 - Worlds of Fun - The Great Pumpkin Fest (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/the-great-pumpkin-fest-wof.html)
29 - Six Flags St. Louis - FRIGHT FEST (decor) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/fright-fest-decor-sfstl.html)
29 - Six Flags St. Louis - FRIGHT FEST (shows) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/fright-fest-shows-sfstl.html)
29 - Six Flags St. Louis - FRIGHT FEST (mazes) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/09/fright-fest-mazes-sfstl.html)

OCTOBER
21 - Silver Dollar City - Craft and Cowboy Festival (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/10/craft-and-cowboy-festival-sdc.html)

NOVEMBER
4 - Silver Dollar City - An Old Time Christmas (shows - pt1) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/11/an-old-time-christmas-shows-part-1-sdc.html)
4 - Silver Dollar City - An Old Time Christmas (shows - pt2) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/11/an-old-time-christmas-shows-part-2-sdc.html)
4 - Silver Dollar City - An Old Time Christmas (decor) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/11/an-old-time-christmas-decor-sdc.html)
4 - Silver Dollar City - An Old Time Christmas (lights) (https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/11/an-old-time-christmas-lights-sdc.html)
24 - Worlds of Fun - Winterfest (shows)
24 - Worlds of Fun - Winterfest (decor)
24 - Worlds of Fun - Winterfest (lights)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Holiday in the Park (shows)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Holiday in the Park (decor)
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Holiday in the Park (lights)

AN OLD TIME CHRISTMAS (lights)
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/11/an-old-time-christmas-lights-sdc.html

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-WY6a-xyLd5M/W-hhJtgR8iI/AAAAAAAAwwM/THZPVexiUDgHbLi_SCNuqPf3WRSExZ8wgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_2093.JPG)

AN OLD TIME CHRISTMAS (decorations)
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/11/an-old-time-christmas-decor-sdc.html

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6pZ4rXzwIlw/W-hpC38n0EI/AAAAAAAAw0Q/fgQ5-wl_SPwN7yXzhxgYUVvwKy3_Zj4YgCLcBGAs/s400/IMG_2023.JPG)

AN OLD TIME CHRISTMAS (shows - pt1)
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/11/an-old-time-christmas-lights-sdc.html

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yWIHqvH7uwc/W-JL9-6Wd3I/AAAAAAAAwlQ/N_z4eDfF8bMVKO6YbGME003-OR0IHvg-ACLcBGAs/s400/DSC_0217.JPG)

AN OLD TIME CHRISTMAS (shows - pt2)
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/11/an-old-time-christmas-shows-part-2-sdc.html

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lr78KxAYFwc/W-JQnuOlqfI/AAAAAAAAwnQ/uPR39ISkNtwrXVWwJsGohL5GzBZ2ZId_wCLcBGAs/s400/DSC_0277.JPG)