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It looks like a great park, thanks! The last time I was there, it was still called "Olympic Stadium" and still had a track...

 

Have you made it to MLB's newest park, Target Field, yet?

 

Similarly, did you get to the Metrodome before the Twins moved out?

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It's neat to see how different stadiums can be from each other. I've only been to Dodger's Stadium, Angel's Stadium, Fenway Park, and Camden Yards. I've also been to the Astrodome, but it was 3 years after the Astros moved out.

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Hello Valuable Big Mike Readers!!!

 

 

Another week of Big Mike Road Show episodes have come to an end, with this making 70 new for 2012 Big Mike Road Show episodes!

 

 

As with every Friday episode, it is something Big Mike related, and this one is a very special update!

 

 

My friends Nick and Amanda were getting married and they asked The Mighty Big Man to come and share the special moment with them!

 

 

Oh, did I forget to mention they were getting married on the Phoenix roller coaster at Knoebels too??? Big Mike was in!!!

 

 

So, if anyone was interested in getting married on a roller coaster, check this episode out thanks to The Big Man!

 

 

Hope you enjoy!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

 

 

PS - Big Mike has decided that the "Super Epic" Contest was a complete flop, and I guess not many people are interested in winning a free 2013 season pass, so the 10 people who already entered will still be allowed to compete in a smaller version of the contest called the "Not So Epic" Contest and Big Mike will roll over the free 2013 season pass grand prize to the "Find the DOUBLE Ducky Game", which will be moved up and started this year!

 

Big Mike will still take ONLY SIX more entries into the "Not So Epic" Contest and that is it! If you have any interest at all in playing, NOW is the time to enter!

 

To see the rules and enter, or to see any of the previous 69 episodes, click this link: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1138984#p1138984

 

 

 

Big Mike and special guest Kozmo:

 

 

 

Big Mike and the happy couple on the carousel:

 

 

 

The newly married couple driven around the park by Dick Knoebel himself:

 

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Big Mike visits Knoebels for a special occasion, and no, it is not for the opening of Flying Turns!

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The special occasion is my friends Nick and Amanda's wedding!

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Where are they getting married you may ask??

 

The Phoenix roller coaster of course!

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Since this wedding was pre-Megan, Big Mike's date was Kozmo!

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The bride walking down the aisle, or in this case, the exit ramp!

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The wedding was performed by Reverend Cliff Herring, a roller coaster enthusiast himself!

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The start of their new life together.

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The happily married couple!

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Since they took the front seat, Big Mike and Kozmo shared the back seat together!

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Kozmo couldn't wait to tell them how much of a thrill it was to ride the coaster with the legendary Big Mike :)

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Look what was waiting for them at the end of the ceremony!!

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This is better than a limo ride for sure, and look who they have to drive them, that's Dick Knoebel!!!

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Knoebels really went out of their way to make this day super special!

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Nick and Amanda wave goodbye and Dick drives them around the whole park!

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The bride and groom took some spins on the carousel next.

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Big Mike was having a blast, not only because he attended his friend's wedding, but also, he got to ride his favorite carousel again!

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Exclusive ring dispenser shot!

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Big Mike just loves trying to grab that ring!

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Hmmmm, Big Mike really seems to clean up very well!

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I wonder if Big Mike dressed like this to every park, if he would get more hot babes than with his Official Big Mike Road Show World Tour T-Shirt??

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For example, this girl should be videoing the wedding couple, not fixated on The Big Man!!!!!

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The happy couple left their horses so that they could ride together and were just about to kiss when......

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..... Big Mike popped into the picture!

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Best wishes to my good friends Nick and Amanda!!

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Thanks for the invite so that I could share in the special moment!

 

Hope everyone enjoyed!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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What great update, and an awesome wedding! It's also pretty damn cool that Dick Knoebel actually drove them around the park himself.

 

Like someone else said some pages back, I think the "Super Epic" contest entries will pick up a bit in the very near future now that all the parks are starting to open up for the season. I still plan on entering for whichever you have going on. Just gotta find the time to get my butt out to take the picture!

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Hello Valuable Big Mike Readers!!!

 

 

Can't wait until this Friday when The Big Mike Road Show hits the road again, this time traveling to Southern California and can you believe it, Mexico!!!

 

 

Big Mike has passed on those 3 credits in Tijuana a couple times already, but Big Mike is going to risk his life this time!!

 

 

So, this could possible be the last week of The Big Mike Road Show EVER??????

 

 

Here is the long awaited and much anticipated Big Mike Road Show Southern California schedule:

 

Friday April 20th - Fly into LAX, Six Flags Magic Mountain from 2:30pm to 6pm. Pacific Park from 7pm to 10pm.

Saturday April 21st - Six Flags Magic Mountain from 10:30am to 9pm.

Sunday April 22nd - Universal Hollywood from 10am to 7pm and City Walk from 7pm to 10pm.

Monday April 23rd - Knotts Berry Farm from 10am to 6pm and LA Dodgers game from 7pm to 10pm.

Tuesday April 24th - Knotts Berry Farm from 10am to 2pm, Scandia from 3pm to 7pm, and Johns Incredible Pizza from 8pm to 9:30pm.

Wednesday April 25th - The Price is Right from 8am to 2pm, Hike to Hollywood Sign from 3pm to 7pm.

Thursday April 26th - Drive to San Diego, Mundo Divertido in Tijuana Mexico from Noon to 3pm, Boomers El Cajon from 5pm to 7pm.

Friday April 27th - Sea World San Diego from 10am to 6pm, Belmont Park from 7pm to 10pm.

Saturday April 28th - Drive to Los Angeles, Adventure City from 11am to 2pm, Castle Park from 3pm to 6pm, Fly out of LAX at 9pm.

 

 

Today's episode of The Big Mike Road Show comes to you all the way from Denmark, and the park is called Tivoli Friheden, and Big Mike collected all 4 coaster credits and experienced his first Scad Tower!!!

 

 

Check it out with The Mighty Big Man!

 

 

Hope you enjoy!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

 

 

PS - Super Shawn nailed a number on Friday's drawing to tie STR8FXXXINEDGE in the Big Mike Most Valuable Reader of the Year Contest at 2 points a piece, but Brian came right back on Saturday night and reclaimed the lead!

 

Here are the standings after 2 weeks and 12 of the 25 drawings completed: (Half way)

 

STR8FXXXINEDGE - 3

Super Shawn - 2

Traincrossin - 1

The Bebes - 1

picknyourseat - 1

Reality15 - 0

Coreys Junk - 0

 

Everyone is still only 1 mega ball or 1 power ball away from the lead!

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Tivoli Friheden!

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Prices.

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Map.

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A SCAD Tower!

 

Experiencing a SCAD Tower is on Big Mike's Top 50 Always Wanted To Do List!

 

We will save that for the grand finale of the day!

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How did they know that Mr. Big Mike would be in attendance today?

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Cobra!

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Overview, behind a big wall of glass.

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I don't know, so don't ask me lol.

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The cobra himself.

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Train.

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Seats.

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Craziness.

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Orkanens Oje!

 

Translated to The Hurricane.

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Train.

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Overview.

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Tyfonen!

 

Translated to The Typhoon.

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Overview.

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The overview of the coaster is behind glass again.

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Car.

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Lift.

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Rest of ride.

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Dragen!

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The dragon.

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Big Mike has successfully collected all 4 coaster credits!

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Ya know, Big Mike is still not ready for this yet, so he will show you the rest of the park first.

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Pirat.

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Pegasus.

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Radiobilerne.

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Dark ride!

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Rio Grande.

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Abekatten.

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Brand Alarm.

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Twister.

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Boats.

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Hurlumhejhuset.

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Fantasy.

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Horses and tea cups in one ride.

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Kangaroo.

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Rally.

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Den Bla Ballon.

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Stock Car.

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Den Rode Baron.

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Swan Boats.

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This water fountain was a lot of fun for The Big Man!

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You have to use these dividers to make a path for the water.

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Big Mike decided to join in on the fun!

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Big Mike picked up a cigarette butt off the ground and let it start its journey.

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Half way there!

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Winner!!!

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Art work.

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More art work.

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After Big Mike saw all the art work, he had some tingles to take care of.

 

Actually, guess who took full advantage of this sign???

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Have you ever seen Rich smile so much?????

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Ugh! It is time I guess.

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Sky Tower.

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Stats.

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For those who do not know what a SCAD Tower is, they hoist you up top and just drop you into the net, a complete free fall with no wires or anything.

 

Big Mike is afraid his big ass will go right through the net!!

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Big Mike is a leader to many, and what would the Valuable Big Mike Readers think if he chickened out?

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Big Mike got a matching colored helmet to match his jersey.

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They bring you to the top platform in this little device.

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Big Mike is all smiles when he reaches the top and is clipped in, no sign of fear anywhere!

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Big Mike is moved over the opening to be dropped and the smile is still there, kind of!

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Big Mike is let go and the smile quickly disappears!

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Sweet Little Lou can't even stand to watch her main man go through the net!

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Bye Bye Big Mike!!!

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Big Mike lands with a thump, is that all the netting frazzling around him??

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The net held The Mighty Big Man!!!

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A fist pump in victory from The Big Man!

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Big Mike has checked off another thing on Big Mike's Top 50 Always Wanted To Do List!!!

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Mr. Big Man, Big Mike hopes you enjoyed this update!

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Geez, we need some more comments so we don't wind up having 3 updates on the same page!!!

 

Big Mike apologizes for anyone having trouble waiting for all these pictures on the same page to load!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Cobra was the weirdest inverted coaster ever--not as horrible as I'd feared, but bad enough. And hitting that SCAD Tower net on that rainy day was like landing in a swimming pool.

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That's weird that they have all the coasters behind glass walls like that. I've always wanted to experience a SCAD tower, too. I had no idea that when I was at Mt. Olympus in the Dells, that there was one right across the street. I would imagine it would be the most scared I've ever been, but it's gotta be done!

 

Also, hooray for 3 points in the Big Mike Most Valuable Reader of the Year Contest!

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No way I'd do a Scad tower, or any sort of freefall/jumping out of a plane or whatever. But there were plenty in the group braver than I that tried it that day!

 

Yeah, Cobra was odd. It wasn't the worst, but it was pretty bad.

 

Is it time to go back to Scandinavia yet?!?

 

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That's weird that they have all the coasters behind glass walls like that.

 

I'm guessing it's to control the noise, but I'm not sure.

 

Thanks for sharing Big Mike and be careful in Tijuana.

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^ Same here!

My palms are all sweaty just thinking about that SCAD tower! If I came across one, I'd definitely do it, but I know I'd scream like none other!

 

Sorry the Super-Epic contest didn't work out. I'd totally do it, but I live 4.5 hours from the nearest park. So it'd be pretty hard for me to get my first entry in, not to mention the other rounds! But next semester I'm planning to live 45 minutes away! It'd be easier then!

 

OMG Big Mike is going to be at SFMM, but one day before I might be there! I just found out today that there's the likelihood that ASB at my community college is planning a trip for Sunday the 22nd! One day after Big Mike! D: So close to meeting you, yet so far.

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The SCAD tower was probably the most incredible thing I've ever ridden. Nothing compares to that moment when you realize you've been let go of, and there's nothing between you and concrete but the net (which you can't see). Glad you could experience it yourself! I enjoyed the update as always.

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Hello Valuable Big Mike Readers!

 

 

Today's episode of The Big Mike Road Show comes to you from the Black Hills of South Dakota once again, and this is South Dakota's first and largest state park!

 

 

What is nice about this state park is that is has wildlife roaming free all over the park, and it has some outstanding scenery also!

 

 

I hope you enjoy!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Custer State Park!

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Big Mike showing you some of the nice scenery!

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More scenery.

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Even more scenery!

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Enough scenery, how about a deer?

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You can see a deer almost anywhere, how about a bison?

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How about a whole group of bison, wandering free around the park!

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The bison are the huge draw here, but Big Mike loved the burros a whole lot more!

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You were allowed to feed them right from your car!

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Look at those ears!

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Of course, when you start feeding one, everyone wants to join in on the free food!

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You were free to get out of your car and mingle with the burros, or you could stay inside and be a chicken like Mom.

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Baby burro!

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Bonus points for Big Mike for bringing you a pair of babies!

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Custer State Park was a nice mixture of scenery and........

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...... wildlife!

 

Hope you enjoyed!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Hey Big Mike, what is your plan to get through the busiest border crossing in the world in under two hours? Tell me your secret!!!

 

 

I am going to use the Mexican underground drug tunnels!

 

 

I guess I better re-adjust is what you are saying?? lol

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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