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Big Mike,

 

When the road show goes from the great state of New Jersey into New England, which route does it go. I am planning on heading your way and cannot decide if it would be better to go 95 through the city or the Tappan Zee Bridge route. Any tips.

 

PS. the ducks are still in their box waiting to get shipped out.

 

The Tappan Zee is the better route. You can take the Merrick Parkway thru Conn to 287, then to the Tappan Zee to the Garden State Parkway. 95 is the shorter route and Ive made better time on it, but its hit or miss. You can make excellent time or add an extra 2 hrs. Time of day really doesnt matter either as Ive hit traffic in the middle of the night, but made great time in the middle of the day. Tappan Zee is pretty consistent.

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I tried to go to SFSTL today. When we got there the parking lot was full and they were people parking on the grass. We bailed and went to a waterpark close to home. I checked their website and today is

"Christian Family Day".

 

I can't wait to see Big Mikes report from today!

It should be interesting.

 

Yeah, the park was insanely crowded. I arrived 45 minutes before opening and got a parking spot in the second row of general parking. By 2pm everything had atleast a 15 minute wait, that included all food stands!

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Dang it, Big Mike! The weekend you finally come to Ocean City, Maryland, 30 minutes from my front door, is the weekend I'll be away for a wedding! And since I'm actually in the wedding, they'll most likely notice if I don't show up....

 

Oh well. I was looking for an excuse to hit Hard Rock Park in September. Now, if the funds and schedule hold out, it looks like I have one!

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Hey Friends!!

 

Just a quick hello as the internet at the condo is spotty at best.

 

I tried a few times to do a trip report, but no success as it knocks me off.

 

Saturday - Six Flags St. Louis and Miner Mikes Adventure Town COMPLETED

 

Sunday - Rt 66 Carousel Park and Celebration City COMPLETED

 

Today Monday - Silver Dollar City! See you there!!!!!

 

Tuesday - Magic Springs! See you there!!!!

 

 

Thanks to Adam, Craig, Gage, Kaitlyn, Karen, Casey, Bob, Deb, Mark, and Stephen for meeting up sp far!!!!!

 

Who else???

 

Jeff (aslinterpreter) - Riding with your son on Patriot sounds great!! Reminds me of riding with Ken's daughter Kayla on Magnum!! Another request. Ken, how is Kayla doing????

 

So, I am part of a club and can get guest tickets for you if you want to be part of Coaster Mayhem!!! Let me know

 

 

Update on the ducky contest!!!

 

The ducky did attend Six Flags St. Louis with me but only came out for one picture as Adam has already advanced to round #2 and he was with us.

 

Today I went to look for the ducky and he must have waddled off becuase I could not find him. He reappeared back at the condo when I got home.

 

The Ducky Game will continiue at Silver Dollar City!!!!!!!!

 

 

Big Mike's 700th Coaster Party will either be at Adventureland in Iowa or Worlds of Fun in Missouri later this week!!! All are invited to the party

 

 

Take care everyone!! The extra bedroom here at the condo is still up for grabs!!!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Hey Mike, Kayla is doing great, although school starts in 10 days which she is not happy about. We went to CP on Friday. Best weather ever at CP, it was 75 and sunny all day long, could not believe it was August. It was crowded but got to ride everything.

 

Thanks for asking and l am looking forward to the rest of the TRs.

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Big Mike's 700th Coaster Party will either be at Adventureland in Iowa or Worlds of Fun in Missouri later this week!!! All are invited to the party

 

Hey Big Mike! I am hoping to be able to meet up at Adventureland this weekend. I will know more in a day or two.

 

If you have any extra time on the road show the Iowa State Fair is going on. You can't beat any food you can think of deep fried on a stick.

 

Ron "Hopefully see ya this weekend!" Patton

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Hey Friends!!

 

My internet now is totally out, thank goodness I just got this new Blackberry!!

 

Silver Dollar City kicked butt! Was way better than I expected!

 

Also hid lots of duckies!!!!

 

Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Tuesday morning at 11am!

 

6 more coasters hopefully.

 

This is my only stop in Arkansas, so I could use a Big Mike Reader to show up and check off The Official Big Mike Road Show T-Shirt!!!

 

Will post some trip reports the first time I get some good internet service!

 

 

If anyone knows about a place called Kiddies Park in Oklahoma and if adults are allowed to ride their coaster, please let me know! The website is down and no one answers their phone.

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

 

Peace, Big Mike

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I would meet up with you today at Magic Springs, but I can't. One, because it's going to rain, and two because there is no way I would be able to get there. Sorry, wish I could be there. Maybe I'll get to meet you some other time!

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Hey Friends!!!

 

The Big Mike Road Show 2008 had a rain free day in Arkansas today visiting 2 more parks and then sight seeing Branson.

 

There will be a slight change in the schedule tomorrow.

 

Instead of doing OK, KS, NE, and then driving up to IA, we are going to split this into 2 days.

 

I managed to squeeze in Celebration City into a previous day to free up some time to make the driving easier from here on out!

 

Here is the updated schedule just in case you want to meet up...

 

COMPLETED

Six Flags St Louis

Miner Mikes

Celebration City

Rt 66 Carousel Park

Silver Dollar City

Magic Springs

Fun Land

 

Wed

Kiddie Park

All Star Adventures

 

Thur

Fun Plex

Skateland Playdaze

 

Fri

Arnolds Park

Adventureland

 

Sat

Worlds of Fun

Zonkers

 

Zonkers may be moved to thursday.

 

 

If you want to meet up and want to be certain what time The Big Mike Road Show will be rolling in, call The Big Mike Hotline at 973-632-9109!

 

 

Can't wait to post these trip reports when I get some internet access!!!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Hey Friends!!!!

 

 

Having a great time so far

 

 

Sorry that I keep switching up the schedule, makes it very difficult to have people meet up

 

 

I think I have nailed down the rest of the schedule and it should not change from here on out.

 

 

Today was a looooong day waking up in Branson Mo, and then going to a park in Oklahoma, a park in Kansas, and then picking up the park that I missed last week when my plane came in late. Now I am at the boder of Nebraska as we speak!

 

 

Here is the new and updated schedule, and I don't see it changing at all.

 

 

COMPLETED

Six Flags St Louis

Miner Mikes

Celebration City

Rt 66 Carousel Park

Silver Dollar City

Magic Springs

Fun Land

Kiddie Park

All Star Adventures

Zonkers

 

Thur

Skateland Playdaze - 11am

Fun Plex - Noon

Arnolds Park - 5pm to close (by request)

 

Fri

Adventureland - 10am opening

Iowa State Fair - 4pm (Thanks for the tip)

 

Sat

Worlds of Fun - 8am ERT open to close

 

 

I hope to see some great TPR members at these parks

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Hey Friends!!

 

Big Mike coming at you LIVE from actually ON THE ROAD !!

 

I have picked up the bad habit of browsing the web on my Blackberry while driving.

 

I have good news and bad news and need to vent,

 

The bad news first.

 

No update again tonight as my GPS has decided once again to screw me over royally!

 

I don't think going from Arnolds Park in IOwA to Adventureland in IOwA is supposed to go through MINNESOTA!!!!!!!!!

 

But here I.am driving through Minn like an ass.

 

I can't wait to get home and look at a map of this!

 

 

Well there was good news too my friends!

 

Big Mike just rode his 700th coaster, which wound up to be The Legend Coaster at Arnolds Park!

 

Any cheerful comments or congrats will gladly be accepted as I still have 174 miles to go and am just going to stay in my thread until I get there. It makes the drive a lot more enjoyable!!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

 

 

PS - Sorry Big Steve!

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What a bummer, Big Mike!

Congrats on your 700th coaster though. That's awesome. I have a ways to go before I get that high up there.

 

I have some good news too.

I wanted you to know that the Big Mike Road Show has inspired me to do my very first TR EVER, ON ANY SITE!!!

That's special if you ask me.

 

Here's a link to it. I wouldn't advise that you check it out while on the road though. I want more BMRS updates, and not from the hospital!

Follow this link to my report when you get a chance to check it out.

Hope you like it.

 

Drive safe out there!

Brian

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Horray for Big Mike. Hope everything goes okay for you.

 

I was bored so here is a movie preview phrase for you.

(Imagine the preview guy voice saying this and Hans Zimmer music with it)

 

He's Big

He's Bad

He brainwashes Ride Ops. to let him on

He travels the world

Only to ride.

This Summer

Experience the journey

Like you never have before

 

Big Mike: The Movie

Summer of 08

--James "I might make the preview for you if I have time." Flint

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Hey Big Mike,

 

what kind of GPS do you have? I have a Garmin Nuvi 200, It thus far it has work very well for me other then one time when it said that a racetrack a friend of mine and I were going to was way on the other side of that town, the other time being while driving home one night from BGE on a route I normally do not take, it kept loosing signal.

 

Glad to hear that you are having a good trip inspite of the occasional set backs.

 

-Gary T.

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Good Morning Friends!!!!

 

Thanks for the congrats on number 700

 

 

Well let it be known that Big Mike may have a sickness.

 

After driving through Minnesota for quite a long time, I came to a fork in the road.

 

A right turn would have taken me down to Adventureland in Iowa along with the Iowa state fair.

 

A left turn would have taken me to Valleyfair in Minnesota.

 

I figure the GPS MUST have taken me this way for a reason, right??

 

So here AGAIN is a new updated schedule:

 

 

TODAY (Friday)

 

Valleyfair (MN) - 10am

 

Nickelodeon Mall of America (MN) - 1pm

 

Como Town (MN) - 2pm

 

Adventureland (IA) - 7pm

 

 

Saturday - Worlds of Fun (MO) - 8am This is NOT changing!!

 

 

It's time to go ride Renegade my friends, and as always, thanks for your continued support of The Big Mike Road Show 2008!!!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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