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About snorkymn

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    Challenge me at Donkey Kong...I dare ya!
  • Birthday 06/22/1965
  1. I use Facebook pretty much exclusively. I don't have time to check multiple social media sites for information from friends, family, companies, groups, etc.
  2. Those wondering if Wildfire was really "that good".. The answer is YES. It was my favorite coaster on the trip. I rode Balder the next day and to me it couldn't compare to Wildfire, and many have Balder as their favorite of any kind of woodie. (Yes, I know they are different types, but still) That part where Robb says in the video something like "how is this legal" is my favorite part of the coaster... You seem to hang upside down for several seconds, while I'm sure it's probably about 1.5-2 seconds.. It's just a super reride-able blast and definitely worth a trip if you're i
  3. Here is the group photo for Valleyfair yesterday. Taken in the exit area of Wild Thing. The top three fundraisers are all Theme Park Review members, though two didn't happen to be on the team. (There wasn't a TPR Team at the time some people joined up) Due to rain and lightning, our start time on Renegade was delayed, but we basically got an hour on Renegade and Wild Thing, though Wild Thing's time ran into GP time.. except due to rain there was no GP.. plus due to rain, not as many members rode all times around since the pain of rain in the face at +70MPH was kind of a deterrent.
  4. Yea, that's a fantastic amount of money raised! I'm glad I was able to participate this year and be a part of this. Though someone needs to do a sun dance for those of us going to Valleyfair. It's supposed to be cold and thunderstorms all day.. Ride on!
  5. It's funny. The deadline came and went for Valleyfair yesterday, and I was in third place for money raised. Then this morning someone upped their personal donations enough to go barely ahead of me. So I upped mine to go ahead of her. So she pushed up her donation to go over me again, by $5. Then someone gave me a $5 donation so I tied her. Now she upped her donation again to push her back into third and go ahead of me by $25. I'm not sure how long to play the cat and mouse game to move ahead of her. If anyone else wants to help bump me ahead of her again, feel free. Though I
  6. I think the fast lane thing is great! Plus I heard from a participant last year that said there were only a small number that did the marathon of the coasters the whole time they allowed them, most just went off and did their own thing. So they probably took that into consideration a bit. With Fast Lane, you can not only make quick work of getting on the coasters, you can get on all the other top rides as well. I think that's pretty awesome. Plus we can hit the water park and not feel like we're missing out on the coaster time. 6:30am is going to come a bit early, but it's worth
  7. This has been edited with new info posted about Valleyfair on Saturday after I emailed them about the bad info: Registration time: 6:30 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. at the front gate Event time: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Marathon taking place on: 7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. ERT on Renegade 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ERT on Wild Thing **Participants will receive Fast Lane vouchers to be used for the remainder of the day** Meal: Participants will receive meal vouchers to use when they are ready Awards ceremony time and location: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Location TBD Regular park operati
  8. ^^^ Tough to compete with those top two who are getting corporate donations. I'm just hitting up FB friends and family. And most of them are broke.
  9. Great job! I just joined this a week ago and I'm trying to be one of the top 3 fundraisers at Valleyfair. We only have until Thursday though since we ride on Saturday.
  10. Steve is my husband. Using his credit card to donate. Shhhhh! Don't tell! -jason lol. Well he won't find out unless he reads the forums.
  11. Donating $15 to Nicole right now. So feel free to hit me up under Valleyfair. Done.... Though I didn't see the total go up even though my name shows up in the complete donor list. Maybe takes a bit to update? --- It did update under the team page, but not the main page. Shows them at $10k now. Great work!!!! -Trent
  12. I just signed up today for the TPR Team at Valleyfair. I would have signed up earlier but they switched days on me. I heard they have switched the rules a bit where you may have to get off the train every two times around. At a minimum to switch seats, at a maximum you may have to wait a full time around for the train to get back on, and have to use Fast Pass lane to come back on to the train. More details to be posted hopefully by end of the week. If anyone wants to help out, my donate link is: http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1124587&pg=persona
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