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  1. Chris - Looking forward to your report when you get back - thanks!
  2. Quick question for the masses - Has anyone ever done the Dine With Shamu experience at SeaWorld Orlando? If so, when, and was it worth the time/money? I've been doing some research, and I have noticed a few things I was wondering if anyone could shed some light upon. First, the time for the dinner is the same time as the Believe show. How are they able to do a Shamu dinner and a Shamu show at the same time at the same facility? I know they have multiple Shamu's, but it just seems odd they would stretch the staff out. Second, I've read a few comments about how the quality of this event has been going down hill since Busch Entertainment was put up for sale. Comments such as quality of the food, quality of the service, and ushering people out the moment the event is over. Can anyone confirm this is a legitimate trend? Thank you for any feedback!
  3. Wow - This brings back some great memories - spent countless summers in Ocean City as a kid, went here quite a few times. Just to clarify - the park was behind the water park where the public works buildings now stand. What was really unique about the place was the sky ride turn-around was in the bay. As a little kid this was the most thrilling ride in the place! If you look at a satellite image of the site, you can still see the original pier just offshore. Thank you for sharing!
  4. Uh... Why isn't this at Carowinds? Dale Earnhardt hails from Kannapolis, NC - just a 45 minute drive up I-85 from Carowinds. Wouldn't it make more sense to place this coaster in Earnhardt's back yard? Wait a minute..... Carowinds and Kings Dominion are owned by the same company, Carowinds is building a new coaster, the track for the new coaster is red..... Could Carowinds be getting a copy?
  5. Awesome trip report! Got a question that has been bugging me for years. On Nessie, the maintenance bay is under the station. So - how do they get the trains into and out of the bay? Very curious!
  6. I'm a long-time lurker who's going to try and post a Photo TR. In Orlando for business, had a free evening, so I went to Downtown Disney. Quite an interesting time. Only one negative - there was a lady with a 5 year old girl. The lady had the girl on one of those kid leashes. Uh, it's a kid, not a dog! To make matters worse, the lady is yapping on her cell phone while she yanks on the little girl's leash. Poor girl was tring to go down the slide at the Lego store, but the lady literally dragged her off by the leash. Epic fail in my book. Anywho - on with the pics! Well, they got half of this sign correct! Goodbye, and thanks for reading! Bonus hot cheerleader action shot! And now, what you've all been waiting for - some HOT cheerleader action! Also noticed this - what's wrong with this picture? While walking through the Team Disney store, I noticed this - what's wrong with this picture? Uh, Mr. Yeti? Is that your tag showing, or are you just happy to see me? Hey Peter! Tink has your other one......again! Huh, I didn't know TPR had a store in Downtown Disney! Stitch spitting on kids - Walt's rolling in his grave! And many, many dollarosaurs are spent.... Puff the magic dragon, lived by the sea... Smoke em' if you got em'! Noted! Epic Fail - would have been an awesome picture if it wasn't for the freaking sun glare! I have arrived at the The Walt Disney World Village!
  7. Interesting about the F-16 with the folding wings - thought only Naval aircraft had the folding wings. Could this one be a static display, and the wings fold to get it into a trailer? Funny story - Flew off of an aircraft aboard a C-2 Greyhound for Ft Lauderdale. As we taxied up to the terminal for charter flights after landing, the pilot folded the wings back. Got off the plane, there was a family with a little girl in tears. As I walked by I heard the little girl tell her Mom that she didn't want to fly on that plane because the wings were broken! In the terminal I asked our pilot why he folded the wings - his response was "To get a better parking space."
  8. The bunny is behind the glass because it's the infamous Rabbit of Caerbannog!
  9. So I'm sitting here trying to figure out when I can use my free ticket before it expires at the end of the year. It just so happens that we'll be in WDW for a week in November. Because we have already purchased our tickets (using the Disney Visa card's Disney Rewards - free tickets!), we only have one day during the week free. So could we go to Universal for the day to use my free ticket, and visit both parks? Let's see - we would need one adult ticket for my wife ($84), two tickets for the kids ($74 each), plus $12 for parking. Add in meals, snacks, etc., and that free ticket would cost us over $300 for the day! Now I understand why it seems so many people won the free ticket - Universal is banking on the winner taking his family with him/her. I think we'll stay at Disney for the week where our tickets are truly free.
  10. I've got a theory going on this one. It seems that the majority of those who entered and won are out of state. So my theory is that Universal is trying to lure out of state people to Orlando to stay for a week and spend $$$$ at their parks. Anyone out there from FL who has won and want to shoot down this theory?
  11. This is very interesting. I registered at 9:00 AM Monday, and just got a winning confirmation email! There must be a catch somewhere - it seems that they are awarding more than 100,000 tickets! Will be interesting to see what the confirmation letter has to say - maybe that's when the bottom will fall out?
  12. Here's a thought - Now that the defunct Hard Rock Park is selling off its rides, I wonder if any of the rides would fit in the log flume site? How cool would it be to have the Led Zepplin coaster come to Carowinds? If not that one, which one would you like to see Carowinds obtain?
  13. Woot - Once you realize that they key is earning interest on the gold you do not spend (remember compund interest from finance class), you can get some really good scores - My best yet
  14. Just found this Youtube - insane! While not a "true" loop, it still looks crazy! ADMIN EDIT: There's a whole other thread devoted to this particular slide, with exactly the same video: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=44049. Please post your thoughts about the new German "looping slide" there. Chuck (cfc)
  15. ^ It's called a Panniculus. Just thought everyone might like know - thank you and good night.
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