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Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« Reply #105 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.

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Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« Reply #106 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.
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« Reply #107 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
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« Reply #109 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
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« Reply #110 on: June 01, 2018, 08:50:54 PM »
..nvm...

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Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« Reply #111 on: June 03, 2018, 09:26:33 PM »
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2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame
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 USA

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder
20 - Kansas City Zoo
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN!
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip
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
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« Reply #112 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. 
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« Reply #113 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

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Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« Reply #114 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
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« Reply #115 on: June 04, 2018, 10:33:07 PM »
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2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame
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 USA

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder
20 - Kansas City Zoo
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN!
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip
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?

THE LUMBER JACK NOW POSTED

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Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« Reply #116 on: June 05, 2018, 10:20:36 PM »
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2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame
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 USA

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder
20 - Kansas City Zoo
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN!
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip
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?

HEAVY METAL HIGHRISE NOW POSTED

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Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« Reply #117 on: June 06, 2018, 09:55:58 PM »
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2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame
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 USA

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder
20 - Kansas City Zoo
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN!
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip
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?

WILD WOODY NOW POSTED

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Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« Reply #118 on: June 07, 2018, 05:40:08 PM »
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2018
MARCH
17 - Silver Dollar City - Spring Break Days
17 - Silver Dollar City - TIME TRAVELER NOW OPEN
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - Opening Weekend
25 - Six Flags St. Louis - BATMAN BACKWARD! NOW OPEN

FLORIDA (MARCH SPRING BREAK)
27 - Universal Studios Florida
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Super Star Parade
27 - Universal Studios Florida - Universal's Mardi Gras Parade
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 1
28 - Islands of Adventure - part 2
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogwarts Express
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade
29 - Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle
30 - Daytona International Motor Speedway
30 - Motorsports Hall of Fame
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 USA

APRIL
14 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder
20 - Kansas City Zoo
20 - Worlds of Fun - Opening Day
20 - Worlds of Fun - NORDIC CHASER NOW OPEN
28 - Six Flags St. Louis - BOSS v2.0 NOW OPEN

MAY
10 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ
19 - Worlds of Fun - TIMBER WOLF REBORN NOW OPEN!
25 - Oceans of Fun - Opening Day
26 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis - Opening Day

JUNE
2 - Bigfoot On The Strip
2 - The Lumberjack
2 - Heavy Metal Highrise
2 - Wild Woody
2 - The Branson Ferris Wheel
2 - Track 3 and Kidz Kountry
2 - Track 4
2 - Track 5
9 - America's Fun Park?

BRANSON FERRIS WHEEL NOW POSTED


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Re: Your Travels Thread (2018)
« Reply #119 on: June 08, 2018, 03:27:24 PM »
Wild Woody is by far the best imo....
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