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Nice report. That shell light is in the Manta underwater viewing area.

Damn, you're fast. I like that.

 

This is great! It's nice to see my home parks through others' eyes.

I used to feel this way about our home park, Canada's Wonderland, but all we ever hear about it is that it sucks - so it's grown tiresome haha.

 

Thanks for all the comments

 

We'll have Busch up in the next couple of days

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Great reports so far, but why only one picture of Nikki? Camera shy, perhaps? But I guess I can relate...

 

Anyway, Diana will be 21 in 2011, and we're starting to discuss a trip to WDW/SeaWorld/BGA/IoA around that time. I've done all but SeaWorld, so that'll be a treat.

 

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shesaidboom and 307 do Disney World, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Africa - part five of six

 

Nikki and I had been to Busch before, and really they hadn't added anything since our last visit except for the 'floorless' part of 'floorless Shiekra'. We did, however, enjoy our last visit so we wanted to make sure we had time to squeeze it in on this trip!

 

We got more out of the trip this time because we had a list of things we definitely wanted to hit [Montu], and the things we definitely wanted to miss [Cheetah Chase].

 

Once again it was super hot but we were spurned on by knowing that this was the final park on our trip and if we just made it through the day, we had three days of beach left! Huzzah!

 

Unfortunately Nikki's ankle had a flare-up of it's chronic case of 'let's bend funny and make Nikki be in pain' [aka sprain] so that kind of slowed us down for awhile. But Nikki trooped on and we had a pretty good day at the park!!!

 

Now to pic.

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Next update: Baseball, beach, and the answer to the question, "How many random credits can Nikki and Jer stumble upon in Florida without trying?" Suspense!

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Jer refused to believe me when I said we had ridden Lion last time, so he insisted on riding it 'just in case'. Bigger mistake.

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Last time we were here only one side of Gwazi was open, so we had to ride the other. Big mistake.

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This bird preferred arm sweat to bird food.

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Nikki: "Can I feed it?"

Jer: "Fine."

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Rhino poop.

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Rhino.

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Jer experiences said sploosh.

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Sheikra brings the sploosh!

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But it's still fun.

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The tunnel smells like diapers!

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This picture was rotated 360 degrees.

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This track is really going horizontally, we just rotated the picture.

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The only difference we noticed was that it was much harder to get into the seats.

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Last time we were here, Sheikra had floors.

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We were going to go on this, then we saw how drenched people were when they got off. Instead we just dumped a bottle of water on ourselves. That hit the spot.

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Two corkscrews, one train.

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WAFFLES.

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It's still pretty fun.

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Kumba had some unique elements before B&M started recycling them on every ride they ever made.

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Now that looks more like a turtle! Except for the nipples on the shell. What's with the perverted turtles, Busch?!

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Oh. Look. It's Jer. Hello.

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Nikki skipped this ride because she didn't like it the first time.

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Say what you want about the rest of the ride, but this loop is awesome.

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Is this a turtle, or a penis growing out of a shell?

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OH NOES. Ankle moving in directions it should not move in! Apply ice as needed!

 

And yes, it did hurt.

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That's right, the little loop kicks your ass!

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The dive out of the break run into the second loop is way better than the first one.

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Then Jer would put his head in his hands and cry. Or videotape.

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If Montu was a person, Nikki would do him. Or her.

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Montu was our favourite coaster of the trip.

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...but not as stiff as Nikki is for Montu!

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This bird is stiff...

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Dude, this kept me chuckling almost not stop! Great report and I truly wish I had your wit for captions.

 

"Look at those goofy bastards." - about the Manatees

"Last time we were here, Sheikra had floors."

 

Thanks for the Rapids love too, although a bottle of water is no substitute.

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When I rode Montu last summer it was almost to it's original '96 levels of insanity. The trim brake before the batwing was barely on. Looks like they're keeping it painted bright colors as well. I love MONTU when it is running right!

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Ooooooo...Baseball pictures to come!! Awesome trip report! Again, I thoroughly enjoy all the captions! They rock my socks.

 

I agree about the Wonderland reviews too, although now that we've got Behemoth they are becoming slightly more positive, lol.

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Awesome TR, giving me ideas for mine in about two weeks...

 

Some thoughts...

 

1.) Waffles. Great word, or greatest word? They're delicious *AND* fun to say.

 

2.) Awesome captions

 

3.) Lip piercing = win

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Dumb question: Does that lead car on Manta serve any purpose other than looking amazing? It's a fantastic touch.

I think that's a good question, but uh maybe that's because I have no clue on the answer and would be interested in knowing! Pretty sure it serves no purpose other than to be considered 'theming'.

 

Great report and I truly wish I had your wit for captions.

I think we probably laughed for the entire time we were checking out the manatee rescue. Those things are awesome.

 

Thanks for the Rapids love too, although a bottle of water is no substitute.

Yeah we were in serious need of some water but I think the Busch rapids ride may be a bit too much for us. The one at Animal Kingdom was awesome, though, especially the drop!

 

When I rode Montu last summer it was almost to it's original '96 levels of insanity. The trim brake before the batwing was barely on. Looks like they're keeping it painted bright colors as well. I love MONTU when it is running right!

When we went in 2005 it was running really well but the brake was slaughtering the back half, and the operations were terrible. The mid-course was still on this time and still hampered the back half but it was still out of control for the first bit!

 

I agree about the Wonderland reviews too, although now that we've got Behemoth they are becoming slightly more positive, lol.

I do understand others, though - if I were coming to Wonderland having no prior experience, I'd think it was a mediocre collection of crap with a side order of terrible woodies and one good B&M!

 

1.) Waffles. Great word, or greatest word? They're delicious *AND* fun to say.

 

2.) Awesome captions

 

3.) Lip piercing = win

While we were at Disney, we actually stayed at a Country Inn that had free make-your-own-waffles... so you best believe we were rockin' them every morning.

 

Lip piercings rule! Nikki is still angry that I took out the two I had on the sides of my mouth that complemented the one in the middle

 

Our final installment should be up sometime this weekend. Thanks for the kind words everyone!

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When we went in 2005 it was running really well but the brake was slaughtering the back half, and the operations were terrible. The mid-course was still on this time and still hampered the back half but it was still out of control for the first bit!

 

Ah, bummer. I rode it back in 2004 and it was neutered with that mid course brake like you're saying. When I last rode it in June of '08 they barely had that mid course brake on and it was running crazy like the old days. I guess the wear and tear is too much on it for them to run it wild like that on a consistent basis.

 

BTW, does anyone remember that pit with the crocs in it that was right past the platform for the first couple of years? Fun stuff, used to really freak riders out as they hung over them on the way to the lift..

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shesaidboom and 307 do Disney World, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Africa - part six of six

 

So here we are. Three weeks later. When we finally get around to doing the final part of the report.

 

It just hurt both of us too much to think about our beautiful TR about our beautiful trip being over.

 

Our last few days were a lot of fun and totally relaxing, if not a bit frustrating, as I tried like hell to get a tan and ended up with an awkward looking half-burn on my back, a burn on my upper chest, and very little tanning anywhere else. I suck so, so much at tanning.

 

We caught a Tampa Bay Rays game [against some minor league team - the 'Washington Nationals' I think they're called?], a Dunedin Blue Jays game [single-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays!], hit the beach, played some mini-golf, and ate a lot of awesome food.

 

But the real question is: how many random credits could we find without even trying?!

 

Find out below!

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And finally, to address our question of how many random credits could we find without even trying... the answer is none.

 

Goodbye everybody, thanks for reading!

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This is Jer's favourite picture of the trip but Nikki hates it.

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I think this picture speaks for itself.

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YAY! Blue Jays win!

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Jam packed Dunedin Stadium! We arrived 20 minutes late and still sat second row.

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Extra large Sonic drinks or Madonna's boobs circa 1994?

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Nikki was more excited about her souvenir hat!

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Jer ate a massive pile of nachos at the baseball game, but that did not deter him from pulling a ROUTE 44 on his Sonic combo.

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We saw this in the sewer outside the stadium. I guess this is what happened to the gators from Montu.

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The Rays won. Look how excited we are.

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Did you know Tropicana Field is one of only two indoor stadiums in baseball? Every other stadium is either outside or has a retractable roof.

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Points to anyone who figures out what's wrong with this picture. Baseball fans should have an easier time! People who hate Corey Patterson, like Jer, should have the easiest time, and also find it funny.

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They were giving out free bobbleheads but they wouldn't give us one because we're dirty Canadians.

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Tropicana Field is like Magnum. If you know how, reward yourself with a cookie at your own expense.

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OH NOES PIRATES. They will plunder our booty.

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Nikki: "Please?"

Jer: "No."

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This is better than a pool!

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At least it has a pool!

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Hotel room or grandma's house?

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Not pictured: part where road ends and we drive into ocean.

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