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Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« Reply #60 on: July 11, 2019, 04:52:44 PM »
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2019
JANUARY
1 - Silver Dollar City - New Year's Celebration
15 - Sea Life Kansas City

FEBRUARY
23 - Wonders of Wildlife National Museum
23 - Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium

MARCH
2 - St. Louis Zoo
17 - Silver Dollar City’s Spring Ride Days
20 - Rowdy Bear Gravity Coaster
20 - Rowdy Bear Mountain Glider
20 - Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
21 - Dollywood - Festival of Nations
21 - The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
22 - Dollywood
22 - Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
23 - Anakeesta
23 - Rail Runner at Anakeesta
23 - Dueling Zipline at Anakeesta
31 - Silver Dollar City - My Birthday

APRIL
6 - Six Flags St. Louis - Spring Break Days
12 - Worlds of Fun Opening Day
19 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder

MAY
12 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ
26 - Oceans of Fun
27 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis

JUNE
9 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer
24 - Six Flags Great America
25 - Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
25 - CN Tower
26 - Canada's Wonderland
27 - Six Flags Darien Lake
27 - Seabreeze Park
28 - Niagara Falls Park
28 - Cave of the Winds
28 - Aquarium of Niagara
28 - Maid of the Mist
29 - Six Flags New England
30 - Kennywood

JULY
1 - Cedar Point
2 - Kings Island
2 - Kings Island - Grand Carnivale
13 - Worlds of Fun - Grand Carnivale

AUGUST
1 - Adventureland

NOVEMBER
27 - Magic Kingdom
28 - Animal Kingdom
29 - Universal Studios Florida
30 - Islands of Adventure

CANADA'S WONDERLAND


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Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2019, 06:34:07 PM »
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2019
JANUARY
1 - Silver Dollar City - New Year's Celebration
15 - Sea Life Kansas City

FEBRUARY
23 - Wonders of Wildlife National Museum
23 - Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium

MARCH
2 - St. Louis Zoo
17 - Silver Dollar City’s Spring Ride Days
20 - Rowdy Bear Gravity Coaster
20 - Rowdy Bear Mountain Glider
20 - Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
21 - Dollywood - Festival of Nations
21 - The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
22 - Dollywood
22 - Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
23 - Anakeesta
23 - Rail Runner at Anakeesta
23 - Dueling Zipline at Anakeesta
31 - Silver Dollar City - My Birthday

APRIL
6 - Six Flags St. Louis - Spring Break Days
12 - Worlds of Fun Opening Day
19 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder

MAY
12 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ
26 - Oceans of Fun
27 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis

JUNE
9 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer
24 - Six Flags Great America
25 - Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
25 - CN Tower
26 - Canada's Wonderland
27 - Six Flags Darien Lake
27 - Seabreeze Park
28 - Niagara Falls Park
28 - Aquarium of Niagara
28 - Cave of the Winds
28 - Maid of the Mist
29 - Six Flags New England
30 - Kennywood

JULY
1 - Cedar Point
2 - Kings Island
2 - Kings Island - Grand Carnivale
13 - Worlds of Fun - Grand Carnivale

AUGUST
1 - Adventureland

NOVEMBER
27 - Magic Kingdom
28 - Animal Kingdom
29 - Universal Studios Florida
30 - Islands of Adventure

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Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« Reply #62 on: July 16, 2019, 12:24:34 PM »
Started on my round of trips for the next month.

Worlds of Fun tomorrow
Busch Gardens Tampa next Weds
Sea World on Friday the 26th.
Disney Springs the 27th
WDW parks on the 29th and 30th
Cocoa Beach in Florida on the 31st for my daughters bday
Frontier City for GKTW Coasting for Kids on August 17th. I'll be livestreaming this if all goes well.

I'll try to post updates on the video channel, and expect the vlogs to be posting there a few days after each.
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« Reply #65 on: July 18, 2019, 07:40:40 AM »
Here's my FB post with pics on Tivoli Gardens.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10211754055400576&id=1644354319 love this park. I have used this park as ehat Memphis should develop Mud Island into many times. After having seen it, I'm as convinced as ever.  The Star Fyler has a unique ride program. Fairly lenghty and you go up to the peak and down  several times. Fantasic views, exactly what one on Mud Island  would iffer up with the Pyramid, the Mississippi River and the Bridges and Sky Line, especially at night with the new lighting programs on both crossings. We like the new version of the Huss Condor. It is two rides in one with the two different seating option for over 50 people a cycle. It is actually three rides and the tower is mounted to a huge concrete cylinder and thebloading platform is elevated. Underneath is a bumper car type ride that goes around the cylinder, thus giving you three experiences/rides in a single footprint. That would be something that would have to be used on Mud Island to max out sspace.the newer, covered,  wild flat right next to the Star Flyer was the big hit, my kids rode in over a dozen times. How they made the area under the tiny but very fun B&M into midway games, shops and eateries was brilliant, the botanical park like areas made it all feel spacious. The variety of foods were great, they lease place out to outside vendors, the food hall was great, prices weren't horrible(speaking in terms of already very expensive Copenhagen) less than 4 bucks for a beer if you returned your plastic cup for the deposit and that is basically the same price for a soda. The Air race was fun for the kids, they rode it multiple times but that contraption by the Star Flyer stole the show. Loved the hand brake coaster and it was a bit more fun than I would have thought. I can see it being really fun if the brakeman was really adventurous.

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Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« Reply #66 on: July 18, 2019, 10:41:16 AM »
@Chittlins  Nice photos!  Love the two arms on the Condor with the seats facing outwards like that.  That would be a fun way to ride it instead of the typical seating, like on the other 2.  They aren't the first place I've seen with the Condor on top of another attraction, but I wish more would do things like that.  Especially parks pressed for space.



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Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« Reply #67 on: July 18, 2019, 01:31:27 PM »
@Chittlins  Nice photos!  Love the two arms on the Condor with the seats facing outwards like that.  That would be a fun way to ride it instead of the typical seating, like on the other 2.  They aren't the first place I've seen with the Condor on top of another attraction, but I wish more would do things like that.  Especially parks pressed for space.

The fact that they put a ride underneath it was  icing on the cake. Think circluar, track line bumper car ride. Would love for SDC to get one of those Condors but with what happened with the topple tower, not a chance.

The outward facing seats tilt as well

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Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« Reply #69 on: July 18, 2019, 03:37:31 PM »
I see Swoosh loves Top Thrill. We loved the Ferrari Land one at Port Aventura, our most recent similar ride was Kingda Ka. We much prefered this one as it has the new Intimin resteains much like those in Time Traveler and it was sooooooo much more comfortable. That segways me to Port Aventura,  the most American of the parks(once was a Universal). We stayed at the new Hotel Colorado. Very limited food options at the hotel outside of the Disney expensive buffet at night, the Breakfast was good and included. No fridges in rooms, no ice to be found. This was very typical of European hotels across the board. I was teally impressed with the Old West, Mexico and Italy areas while less impressed with the Asia area where the  two biggies are at. We like Shambala very much. Oh Furious Baco is deserves all the piling on but was the longest wait of the day, even 20 minutes in the fast pass lane.

Place needs more shade but it was on 81  with breeze when we were there

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Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
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Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« Reply #72 on: July 27, 2019, 02:30:42 PM »
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2019
JANUARY
1 - Silver Dollar City - New Year's Celebration
15 - Sea Life Kansas City

FEBRUARY
23 - Wonders of Wildlife National Museum
23 - Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium

MARCH
2 - St. Louis Zoo
17 - Silver Dollar City’s Spring Ride Days
20 - Rowdy Bear Gravity Coaster
20 - Rowdy Bear Mountain Glider
20 - Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
21 - Dollywood - Festival of Nations
21 - The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
22 - Dollywood
22 - Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
23 - Anakeesta
23 - Rail Runner at Anakeesta
23 - Dueling Zipline at Anakeesta
31 - Silver Dollar City - My Birthday

APRIL
6 - Six Flags St. Louis - Spring Break Days
12 - Worlds of Fun Opening Day
19 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder

MAY
12 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ
26 - Oceans of Fun
27 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis

JUNE
9 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer
24 - Six Flags Great America
25 - Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
25 - CN Tower
26 - Canada's Wonderland
27 - Six Flags Darien Lake
27 - Seabreeze Park
28 - Niagara Falls Park
28 - Aquarium of Niagara
28 - Cave of the Winds
28 - Maid of the Mist
29 - Six Flags New England
30 - Kennywood

JULY
1 - Cedar Point
2 - Kings Island
2 - Kings Island - Grand Carnivale
13 - Worlds of Fun - Grand Carnivale
13 - Worlds of Fun - Spectacle of Color Parade
23 - Silver Dollar City - Moonlight Madness
25 - Kentucky Kingdom
25 - Hurricane Bay

AUGUST
1 - Adventureland
1 - Adventure Bay

NOVEMBER
27 - Magic Kingdom
28 - Animal Kingdom
29 - Universal Studios Florida
30 - Islands of Adventure

KENTUCKY KINGDOM


HURRICANE BAY

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Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« Reply #73 on: August 03, 2019, 07:05:04 PM »
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2019
JANUARY
1 - Silver Dollar City - New Year's Celebration
15 - Sea Life Kansas City

FEBRUARY
23 - Wonders of Wildlife National Museum
23 - Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium

MARCH
2 - St. Louis Zoo
17 - Silver Dollar City’s Spring Ride Days
20 - Rowdy Bear Gravity Coaster
20 - Rowdy Bear Mountain Glider
20 - Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
21 - Dollywood - Festival of Nations
21 - The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
22 - Dollywood
22 - Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
23 - Anakeesta
23 - Rail Runner at Anakeesta
23 - Dueling Zipline at Anakeesta
31 - Silver Dollar City - My Birthday

APRIL
6 - Six Flags St. Louis - Spring Break Days
12 - Worlds of Fun Opening Day
19 - Silver Dollar City - Festival of Wonder

MAY
12 - Silver Dollar City - Bluegrass & BBQ
26 - Oceans of Fun
27 - Hurricane Harbor St. Louis

JUNE
9 - Silver Dollar City - Star-Spangled Summer
24 - Six Flags Great America
25 - Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
25 - CN Tower
26 - Canada's Wonderland
27 - Six Flags Darien Lake
27 - Seabreeze Park
28 - Niagara Falls Park
28 - Aquarium of Niagara
28 - Cave of the Winds
28 - Maid of the Mist
29 - Six Flags New England
30 - Kennywood

JULY
1 - Cedar Point
2 - Kings Island
2 - Kings Island - Grand Carnivale
13 - Worlds of Fun - Grand Carnivale
13 - Worlds of Fun - Spectacle of Color Parade
23 - Silver Dollar City - Moonlight Madness
25 - Kentucky Kingdom
25 - Hurricane Bay

AUGUST
1 - Adventureland
1 - Adventure Bay

NOVEMBER
27 - Magic Kingdom
28 - Disney Hollywood Studios
28 - Galaxy’s Edge
29 - Universal Studios Florida
30 - Islands of Adventure
30 - Hargrid’s Motorbike Adventure

ADVENTURE BAY


ADVENTURELAND


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Re: Your Travels Thread (2019)
« Reply #74 on: August 09, 2019, 06:53:52 PM »
Just got back from the 2.5 week Florida trip, right on the tails of a week in KC, including a day at Worlds of Fun.

The Worlds of Fun vlog was posted a couple of weeks back.  That park has some serious issues they need to work on with air conditioning, shade, etc.  Just as bad as it was 2 weeks ago, and a lot of building A/C wasn't working right.  Not good, and not something I've seen at any other park like that.

The vlogs from Busch Gardens, Sea World, Disney, and Six Flags over Georgia will all be posting over the next 2-4 weeks.  Had a blast at every park, and was really impressed with the Six Flags park.  Great coasters and rides at each, but Sea World's Mako was easily the cream of the crop on this trip.  Wow, what a ride it was.

Less than 2 weeks until Frontier City where I'll be doing a telethon livestream raising money for Give Kids the World during the Coasting for Kids event.  Hope you'll join me there!
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