Photo TR: WCB 2010 - Six Flags.. and short trip on Friday.. in Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys! Posted April 1, 2010 · Edited April 2, 2010 by jedimaster1227 Since I have a Shelby GT, that needed some warranty work at the Shelby factory in Vegas, I figured hey, let's take advantage of going to Vegas.. We drove out on Thursday, stayed at Planet Hollywood, went to Shelby on Friday, drove back home to make sure the car was safe and sound, and drove up to Valencia on Friday night.. lots of walking in Vegas, lots of driving.. but overall, a darn good weekend, and an amazing time at SFMM on Saturday! I must say.. kudos to EVERYONE involved with the planning and execution of WCB! Not only Robb and Elissa, but every single employee at SFMM! The day could not have been better! Here are some pictures... enjoy! Pretty, yes.. For three hundred miles, no. Take note of the hood scoop edges.. not so pretty. And to think there was $1000 gas-guzzler tax on this car.. Note to future Vegas travelers.. be careful going over 100.. there are cops everywhere.. But we won't mention how fast we went.. First stop, Calico! It has the atmosphere of Knott's, but without any roller coasters.. So much for Calico being a Ghost Town from the 1800s.. where the only form of transportation was a horse and buggy.. Wait.. Knott's is three hours away.. right? "I'm Mike Rowe... and this is my job...." MTV Cribs.. Old West Style.. When people were three feet tall.. Viva... Las Vegas.. Viva Las Vegas.. Vivaaaa..Vivaaaa.. Las Vegasssssssssssssss! (or to the tune of Elvis.. but yeah.. just use your imagination). Thank you Droid for leading the way. And thank you Pioneer DVD player for keeping the passenger entertained. *cough. *wink. We went to WCB this weekend.. and saw a functioning monorail!!! We drove three hundred miles with blue skies and no wind. We arrive at Vegas and.. gray skies, WIND!!!!, etc. CRAZYYY wind! Debris flying all over the freeway! If you haven't noticed, I like cars. And coasters. Enough said. Oh, that's our hotel in the background. We were on top of the PH 10-story parking garage. If Austin Powers had a hallway designed with his taste in mind.. it would make you want to get on the elevator very quickly. Yes.. we went to Pawn Stars. Unfortunately, Robb didn't provide us with a line-free ERT.. so waiting 30 minutes was necessary.. It is veryyyy deceptive.. on TV, it looks much larger inside.. we saw the old man.. that is all. With a chopper like this, there is no need to clean bugs off when you get home.. it simply devours them along the way. We went bowling in an old Airstream trailer.. It was very difficult handling the balls as they were very small.. "Deee....es..perado.. Why don't you come to your senses? You've been out ridin' fences.. for so long." Ok. So I used to listen to Country music. So the only response I get from my sister when I showed her this picture, "Why'd ya park in the handicap spot?" Well.. I didn't park.. I just pulled in. And the car was running. And it was the only spot open as someone was getting married in the background. Enough Vegas for now. How about some Shelby's? No? Well SFMM is coming up shortly, I promise. Screw the strip. And the alcohol. And the gambling. THIS is why we came to Vegas!!! $23 million for this car, or to have your very own roller coaster in your backyard. YOU decide. HA! My sharpie is the commercial grade! I could not take pictures inside the factory. It was amazing! Shelby's, Super Snakes, Shelby F-150s, etc. Remember the earlier hood scoop picture? Much better! Alrighty.. enough Vegas for now.. How about SFMM??? Geese are talking to each other: "Hey.. ha! I betcha some WCB attendee will step on this little present I left for them." Other goose: "Why'd ya hafta leave it there.. they JUST re-coated the midway.." Disneyland shows you the backside of water? HA! I give you, THE BACKSIDE OF Terminator! (and Deja Vu). Yes there is a coaster going here. (I can think of a few jokes relating to said coaster, but they would be inappropriate). A backstage park area.. kind of interesting. It would be super popular in the park.. perfect place to relax. And an upcoming flume ride. Sorry Superman - you aren't the fastest coaster anymore. This one is. E-Class, the ride, with speeds up to 160 MPH. Yet against all odds, it's the shortest ride in the park. Yes we're in a restricted area that is off-limits to the general public. That's right, you're the general public. Please don't spit on me. thanks. Black and blue on your face, not so good. Black and blue on an awesome B&M? PERFECT!!! Hi Riddler. We'll be riding you later. Riddler is taking the tunnel. It's one thing to be approaching a tunnel at 85 MPH.. but it's another thing to see humans waiting around the bottom of the drop.. Even the tunnel is themed! Nice! More Flags, more Fun! SIX FLAGS!!!! I realized after our tour that there is absolutely no access, anywhere in the park, to Goliath's support poles. Unless you go on a TPR event. Wow. Backstage tours are AWESOME! I was thinking about the pager in Bruce Almighty.. but God didn't have the number to these phones.. Regardless.. DO NOT pull cell phones out when your on a coaster. Period. Nerd shot, yes. But how did they tighten those nuts in the first place?? There is no room for a ratchet. And even with a wrench, the nuts don't have enough room to turn. Step by Step, day by day.. Wait.. even the cast of Step by Step didn't get to go on racing Colossus.. Only TPR WCB attendees did.. AND IT WAS AWESOME! Unfortunately, if you don't get out of the park quickly enough, the animals come out to play.. Thanks again Robb for such an awesome day. If any of you would like more pictures of Vegas, Shelby, or SFMM, please let me know - I have hundreds.