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I take it you're planning on getting a Flashpass at Discovery Kingdom? Not getting there for opening and only planning less than 3 hours on a Fright Fest Saturday? That could be pushing it a bit if you need all of the credits.

 

Also, I know you're just credit whoring, but Gilroy Gardens really deserves more than an hour. It's really nice.

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There really isn't much to do in Kansas, is there Big Mike.

 

How was Wichita?

 

All Star Sports Adventures used to be called Sports World. Too bad Joyland is no more, you would have added another woody to your creds, and that Wild Wild West World filed Chapter 11.

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^^ I have to second what Elissa said about Gilroy Gardens. They only have two credits, but you have to ride the monorail with lap bars, the swinging banana, the whirling mushroom, and see all the Circus Trees.

 

Oh, and drive an electric '50s model Chevy.

 

Eric

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Hey Friends!!!

 

 

This is the NEWLY UPDATED schedule thanks to all the input from the valuable Big Mike Readers and thoughtful friends!

 

 

Here is the first THREE days schedule of The Big Mike Road Show 2008 California Trip!!

 

 

Of course, these may change yet again, but this is the tentative plan as of now.

 

 

Northern California:

 

Arrive San Francisco Friday Oct 3rd at 10:20am

 

Oakland Zoo - 11:45am-12:15pm (Tiger Express)

Traintown - 1:30pm - 2pm (Dragon)

Nut Tree Park - 3pm - 3:30pm (Harvest Express)

Funderland - 4:30pm - 5pm (Flying Dragon)

Fun Town at Micke Grove - 5:30 - 6pm (Roller Coaster)

Johns Incredible Pizza - 7pm - 7:30pm (Incredible Express)

Check in at the Coaster Palooza Hotel - 10pm

 

Saturday Oct 4th:

 

Check out of the Coaster Palooza Hotel at 8:30am

Discovery Kingdom 10:30am - 1:30pm (Medusa, V2, Tony Hawk)

Pixieland - 2pm - 2:30pm (Flying Dragon)

Gilroy Gardens - 4pm - 6pm (Quicksilver, Timber Twister)

Drive to SoCal - find hotel at midnight

 

Sunday Oct 5th

 

ACE Halloween Haunt at Knotts Berry Farm - 9am - 12pm (Pony Express ERT, Sierra Sidewinder, Silver Bullet, Timberline Twister)

Adventure City 12:15pm - 1pm (Freeway, Tree Top Racers)

Castle Amusement Park - 2:15pm - 3pm (Little Dipper, Merlins, Screamin Demon)

ACE Halloween Haunt at Knotts Berry Farm - 4pm - 1am

 

 

Any advice, tips, comments, discounts, meet up opportunities, coasters you don't think I will be able to ride or offers for a place to stay, feel free to contribute!

 

 

Will work on the rest of the trip later tonight!

 

 

THANKS!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Also, I know you're just credit whoring, but Gilroy Gardens really deserves more than an hour. It's really nice.

 

I have to second that notion. I tried to go in there just to get my two credits, but i ended up riding a lot more stuff! It is a really beautiful California park, and not to mention its only 30 minutes or so away from Santa Cruz!

 

I would almost suggest you scrap Pixieland and do Santa Cruz. You'd have three credits there, the Classic Giant Dipper Woodie, the Hurricane, and the Dragon Kiddie...

PLUS not to mention the Boardwalk stays open pretty late...so you could probably do that park after you do Gilroy Gardens...

 

Did you consider Santa Cruz?

 

-Ryan

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I already have the 3 credits at Santa Cruz!

 

That is why I am skipping it

 

 

I guess this Gilroy Gardens place must be pretty cool!

 

 

Thanks for the offer to stay at Hotel Pound It, maybe Thursday night. I have to figure the rest of the trip out tonight.

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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Hey Bob and Ryan,

 

One last question:

 

Are either of those two coasters open on a Friday?

 

Peace, Big Mike

 

They SHOULD be...I dont see why not....

 

Roeding Park -

Parks Hours and Entrance Fees: The park is open April through October, 6am to 10pm and November through March, 6am to 10pm and November through March, 6am to 7pm. ADMISSION is $3 per vehicle, there will be No Charge during the Winter Months Monday through Friday, except on Weekends and selective Holidays.

 

http://www.fresno.gov/Government/DepartmentDirectory/ParksandRecreation/ParksandFacilities/Regional+Parks/RoedingParks.htm

 

Blackbeards Fun Park -

http://www.blackbeardsfresno.com/

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Here is where we stand so far my good friends!!!

 

 

Woo Hoo, we are now up to 19th place ALL TIME on the TPR threads

 

 

 

Northern California:

 

Arrive San Francisco Friday Oct 3rd at 10:20am

 

Oakland Zoo - 11:45am-12:15pm (Tiger Express)

Traintown - 1:30pm - 2pm (Dragon)

Nut Tree Park - 3pm - 3:30pm (Harvest Express)

Funderland - 4:30pm - 5pm (Flying Dragon)

Fun Town at Micke Grove - 5:30 - 6pm (Roller Coaster)

Johns Incredible Pizza - 7pm - 7:30pm (Incredible Express)

Check in at the Coaster Palooza Hotel - 10pm

 

 

Saturday Oct 4th:

 

Check out of the Coaster Palooza Hotel at 8:30am

Discovery Kingdom 10:30am - 1:30pm (Medusa, V2, Tony Hawk)

Pixieland - 2pm - 2:30pm (Flying Dragon)

Gilroy Gardens - 4pm - 6pm (Quicksilver, Timber Twister)

Drive to SoCal - find hotel at midnight

 

 

Sunday Oct 5th

 

ACE Halloween Haunt at Knotts Berry Farm - 9am - 12pm (Pony Express ERT, Sierra Sidewinder, Silver Bullet, Timberline Twister)

Adventure City 12:15pm - 1pm (Freeway, Tree Top Racers)

Castle Amusement Park - 2:15pm - 3pm (Little Dipper, Merlins, Screamin Demon)

ACE Halloween Haunt at Knotts Berry Farm - 4pm - 1am

 

 

Monday Oct 6th

 

Universal Studios Hollywood 10am - 6pm

 

 

Tuesday Oct 7th

 

Disneyland/California Adventure Park Hopper 10am - 8pm

 

 

Wed Oct 8th

 

Boomers, Scandia, and Johns Incredible Pizza unless I get them done earlier in the week, then it will be sightseeing or a rain make up day.

 

 

Thursday Oct 9th

 

Six Flags Magic Mountain 10:30am - 6pm

 

 

Thats it for now, the rest is up in the air depending on how the trip has gone so far and if all the parks were visited!

 

 

Who wants to come out and say hello????

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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I wish I could join you Big Mike. Looks like you'll be hitting most of the Northern California parks. Judging by your list I assume you have already gotten the credits at Great America and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. (Though I feel compelled to point out that The Sea Serpent at the boardwalk opened in 2000, the same year as Medusa at SFDK, so if you haven't been to the Bay Area after 1999 you'll be missing a credit.)

 

Also you'll really have to hurry to make it from Pixieland to Gilroy Gardens in an hour and a half, rush hour shouldn't be that much of a problem on a weekend but the freeways around here are always in a state of impending traffic jam.

 

After that I'd recommend taking the Pacheco Pass (rt 152) over to Interstate 5 down to Southern California. That way only takes about 6 hours to get to LA. If you're using 101 (which I tried to do recently) expect it to take about 9 hours from Gilroy.

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So No Fresno Stops?

 

Also! Another thing I thought about is that the BIG FRESNO FAIR is currently in town, which means theres a bunch of screwed up carnival rides and normally at least 3 Carnie coasters!

 

This might be something youre interested in? Its always a huge thing here in Fresno...So Id think about it?

 

Heres my report from two years ago -

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=29969&highlight=fresno+fair

 

Or their website -

http://www.fresnofair.com/fair/

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Hey Mike,

 

I just called Rotary Storyland/Playland and Blackbeards in Fresno. Below is their info:

 

Rotary - open weekends only, no operations on Friday. Roeding Park is where Rotary is located inside of. Roeding Park is open daily, not the amusement (Storyland/Playland) area.

 

Blackbeards - Open daily, but no coaster operation until Sat/Sun from Noon-5pm. I was also told that their coaster might not be operating and to call them again on Saturday to check.

 

I wouldn't drive out of my way to Fresno since you are coming back up to San Jose. There isn't a coaster to get at the moment.

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Fresno would be that Friday if it is possible, but the rides are not open at that one park on Fridays.

 

Thanks Tim for the great advice!

 

I do already have all of Great America and Santa Cruz.

 

Peace, Big Mike

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I am sure there are more than a few people that think I am an ass too, but it is all good.

 

 

Rick, you got most of the story dead on unless you want to tell them we ran into Joba too!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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