Chadster's LeviatTHON TPR Tour Adventure!

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Chadster's LeviatTHON TPR Tour Adventure!

Postby chadster » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:09 pm

Howdy Ho friends, it's Chadster bringing you the finest porn from the Leviathan tour! Despite a few rain delays we had an EPIC time from whoring kiddie coasters, riding Blue Streak in the RAIN (more like down pour with thunder), riding an SLC in a monsoon and a bonus experience at the Herschel Carousel Factory!

So sit back, relax, and enjoy my take on a short but EPIC trip with the Alvey's!

First up was a trip to SeaBreeze for a little pre-game credit whoring! The parks top coaster is Jack Rabbit featuring an oldie but well maintained goodie! Also on deck was a very strange wooden bobsled coaster along with a wide variety of other crazy fun. About 20 people from the Leviathon tour made the drive and this is what happened...

Feel free to comment ;)

Day 1 - Anchor Bar, Home of the Original Buffalo Wing!
Day 1 - Herschell Carousel Factory
Day 1 - Niagara Falls
Day 1 - Snack Exchange
Day 2 - Conneaut Lake
Day 2 - Waldameer
Day 3 - Dairen Lake
Day 3 - Martin's Fantasy Island
Day 3 - Taco Review!
Day 4 - Canada's Wonderland
Day 5 - Marineland
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After arriving to the park I made an immediate right hand turn to the parks most underrated ride with sustained G-Forces and a mega airtime hill! The park was slightly shocked when a bunch of random coaster geeks showed up at varying times, but at the same time thought it was really cool! So cool that they invited us to ride the coaster without a kid!
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The first of two that we get to ride this week. I must say they can produce a few thrilling moments...if that's even possible.
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Look out belooooooooooow. Seriously. Why? Flying food debris.
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Sexy buttons all wanting to be pushed.
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Looks smooth.
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The Geoff Bodine bobseld team has nothing on these.
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But you do have to follow the same technique as if you were driving a real bobsled.
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Oh yeah, they had a mega dick-o
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Quit stalking us!
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Can you See the Dragon? I can.
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The Red Barron flew in to join us as well, and boy were his arms tired.
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Mean while back at the dick-o
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In case anyone was wondering...I did NOT give this a courtesy ride. Thanks.
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Sea Breeze really is a nice relaxing park with free parking, a decent water park, and it's not overly huge. IMHO it's just right for families and tweens.
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The parks jail for naughty TPR members.
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Do you want to go faster?!?!?!?!
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OK, here we go, straight to the top!
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The highway was brutal on the way in so it was time for some practice before heading back out.
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I have very stringent and rigid policies for what counts and what does not count as a credit. This does NOT count.
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Hi ladies!
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Words cannot describe the train.
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Not an acceptable amount of wetness. Pro Tip: Do not put you hands outside of the boat on the splash down.
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Read and be informed.
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Now for a special treat, lets take a photo ride of the Jack Rabbit!
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And here are your photographers for the day, soupy and garbles. Highly experienced, loyal, and hard working.
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The counter weight brake was released and off we went.
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here we go
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to the left we see some snapping flyers
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looks like a lift hill, smells like a lift hill, must be a lift hill.
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clack clack clack clack
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cling clack cling clack cling clack
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wait for it....wait for it...
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Go!
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not rough at all but the Morgan trains do detract from the ride.
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is detracted a word?
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Detracted - Reduce or take away the worth or value of
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Guess it is a word and as a bonus I got the meaning correct.
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But I digress
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How about we build up some steam for the big finale?
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Why do we always scream when going through a tunnel? Is there some sort of manual?
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We must investigate. If you can fine this, let me know.
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And we are done. Thanks Sea Breeze! I highly recommend visiting this park.

So what else is done? Me. Very little sleep but an epic few days. What's not done was this day. Next stop was an impromptu dinner followed by Niagara nighttime falls!
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Re: Chadster's Leviathon Tour Adventures!

Postby Chrisrad » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:20 pm

I would say your comments did not detract from the TR. ;)

Looks like a neat little park!
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Re: Chadster's Leviathan Tour Adventures!

Postby chadster » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:23 am

After an impromptu dinner at TGI Fridays, it was off to the American side of Niagra Falls. Yes, I know it's falling water, yes some of you probably think it's boring, but, seeing it for the first time and that first time being at night was pretty cool. Tourist trap? You bet.
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Hard Rock Niagara American Side Credit!
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Off to the raging rapids.
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The falls officially supports gay rights. How do I know this? It's all decked out in rainbow colors.
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It would be kinda cool to push something over the edge.
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And by something, I mean someone.
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The question is, who?
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"I do what I want" - Chris Con
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So after the initial shock and awe we moved to the other side known as the giant toilet bowel.
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That's a mighty flush
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The mightiest.
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So there is that, exciting eh?

On deck next, Leviathon Official Tour Day 1 with food, surprises, and more oh my.
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Re: Chadster's Leviathon Tour Adventure!

Postby sspaz1000 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:27 pm

Great start to the trip report chad!

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Proof Chad was being a little whore at Seabreeze, but I think we all knew that already...
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Re: Chadster's Leviathon Tour Adventure!

Postby PAL » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:14 pm

^^ I gotta pee.

This is great stuff Chad. I'll have a civilian to entertain - falling water will do the trick.

Jack Rabbit is very interesting. Those little hills are pretty steep. You get any forces on them, or is this hare lazy?

I'm looking forward to your take on Martin's Fantasy Island. Other than CP, it could be my only other park visit for this area.

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Re: Chadster's Leviathon Tour Adventure!

Postby Chroniq » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:32 pm

But seriously. How were the tacos?



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Re: Chadster's Leviathon Tour Adventure!

Postby Jojo19799 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:00 pm

Chroniq wrote:But seriously. How were the tacos?



And yeah... RIP Tim Danner .. I do what I want :)


:nina:

Great start Chad. I can't wait to see the rest.
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Chadster's Leviathan Tour Adventure! - Anchor Bar!

Postby chadster » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:23 am

Day 1 of the Leviathon Tour:

Those of us in early before the official start of the tour woke up to rain. The day began and ended in the Hampton Inn Buffalo Airport Lobby (super friendly folks, nice hotel, highly recommend) first with a breakfast takeover which for some might have been a mistake ;) The day would end with a huge snack exchange with random things to do throughout the day due to the closure of Martin's Fantasy Island due to 'rain' and included a trip to the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls and a trip to Herschell Carousel Factory! Score!

So lets get loaded (I'm not talking on to the bus folks) and go!

P.S. Limiting each post to 10-12 photos for faster loading ;)
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Hey, what are we doing here? This doesn't look like Martin's Fantasy Island to me! And what is all that wet looking stuff?!?!?!
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The Anchor Bar is the home to the original Buffalo wing. With out them, Buffalo Wild Wings wouldn't exist.
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Time to study the menu and order some food!
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Shirley's first Dirty Shirley of the trip and he wasn't impressed with the size.
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This size comparison shows that this injustice needs to be corrected.
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That's better!!
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After food was ordered the trip itineraries were passed out. We also went over some schedule changes that would nix Martins (since they were closed for the day due to rain) and add Niagara Falls Canadian and a factory tour!
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That's what I'm talking about. Dark beers are my favorite.
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What's wrong Garbles? Itinerary too hard to understand or did you chose the A$$ burning wing sauce? (Wing sauce I'm sure ;) )
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Food's here!
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Soupy's food is here too!
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Om Nom Nom Nom. Excellent food at the Anchor Bar and a nice surprise welcome lunch!

Next up on rain soaked adventure we head to the Herschell Carousel Factory!
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Chadster's Leviathan Tour Adventure! Herschell Carousels!

Postby chadster » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:13 am

After we ate lunch and got loaded, we headed a short distance to the Herschell Carousel Factory where where we were given an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the facility in reverse. Here is our story.
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Fat, dumb, and happy, we arrived at the Herschell Factory Museum for an exclusive tour.
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So how about some history. Take note of the cars in this photo, that knowledge will be of use later on.
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The old wooden factory has an upgraded fire suppression system as well as modern steel beams to help keep it standing.
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Inside we were shown the tools that were used over 100 years ago to create the classic carousel's, many of which still exist today.
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I wonder how many people cut their fingers off while carving horses out in here.
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I'll bet money it wasn't reported to OSHA.
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Band Organs! The modern day record players just don't measure up to the classic sound and feeling these give off.

Pro Tip: A small Christmas themed park in Colorado has several working band organs on display throughout the park.
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Missing a leg?
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Behind our tour guide lies rolls and rolls of Band Organ Music. The museum also has the worlds only machine left known to exist that can create those rolls.
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Give the band a hand as it's time to move into a different area and perhaps share some more history.
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Re: Photo Trip Report: Chadster's Leviathan Tour Adventure!

Postby chadster » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:16 pm

Herschell Factory, Cont.
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Carousel locator guide.
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History credit time. The carousel's that the Herschell company were known for would stop being the big seller they once were starting in 1938 and by 1940 they didn't sell a single one.
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Herschell, being a visionary came, up with the Kiddieland concept shown here.
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The kiddie car ride was a popular seller and are still seen today. No, I'm not riding them.
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Parts diagram for the motor of the Kiddie Tank Ride. The museum plans to partially re-create their own kiddieland and will feature four rides.
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"Hey Jake, would you come and stand next to this...Rooster?"
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The attention to detail the carvers had back in the day is nothing short of amazing talent.
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Geeks.
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No, I did not count it, mainly because no one would push me up the hill to let it roll down a bit.
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What new ride do you think might have been based on this?
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Noted.
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