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^^That was the walking taco with the non-grated cheese. I've seen variations of it at other places using Doritos, I was however very disappointed in the dispenser cheese put on them.

 

^They won't make you sick or anything, I mean are they good, yes, are they party in my mouth good? No. I've actually had some really good Mexican in Cali, looking forward to coming back for more

 

 

Anyway

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^Yes. Who else thinks we should change the name of this thread to Chadster's Taco Adventures. Evidently, there is a market out there since there is at least one obsessed taco enthusiasts who can't let these injustices slide.

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So I was going to head north to the east side but beatle11 talked me into going north to the west side for a visit to Six Flags Great America on May 28th.

 

I have heard this park can have it's good and bad days and thankfully for me, my second visit to the park was just as good as my first visit last year. This was considered a school day and the park was plagued with school kids, but as any well traveled enthusiast knows, these kids go home early. So I planned accordingly by picking and choosing rides to the left of the main entrance and making the circle. I was able to marathon about anything I wanted on the lower side of the park the first few hours, score! Most of the crowds ran with the bulls to X-Flight while I took a leisurely stroll over to batman.

 

All in all it was an enjoyable day, even more enjoyable when fellow TPR peeps JoJo and Jeremie showed up around 4:30.

 

So here we go! And if you want to see all of my taco free photos, clicky.

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Figure I'd change up the front entrance shot a little bit, gotta be different.

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Lunch!

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I don't recall seeing this last time, of course I wasn't looking for it either, but they do have some rather tasty fresh baked donuts and whatnot, a surprise for a Six Flags park. I found most of the teachers could be located in here.

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Please ride me, please ride me...ok, why not. Nothing like solo rides to get your day started.

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They just don't build them like they used to.

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Wow, long lines this morning.

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Yeah, that's right, you guys are headed straight into the bowels of hell, muwahahaha

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No swimming.

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This has to be one of the most photogenic Six Flags parks.

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Even last September when I visited the park was full of color and vibrant so I'm glad to see it's a full time thing.

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Pole riders.

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Hey, there was no moose out front!

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Hi ironic.

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There is no, Life I know, To compare with pure imagination, Living there, You'll be free, If you truly wish to...be

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Who knows that this is used on? Bonus points for who can say what it is.

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Hint

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WARNING! Keep your hands inside the car at all times.

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Your missing traditional X-Flight photos you say? Well fine, here you go.

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They get an A for the theme.

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And a B&M for effort.

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But most importantly they have the cool factor.

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Now showing on TNT. If you thought when Shapiro left the ad wraps would leave too, you thought wrong, very very wrong.

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Enough of that, lets go drop in on Anton

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via a painful experience.

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Anton looks good through the trees.

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Whizzing away

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Anton loves you too.

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"Justin! Justin! I'm your biggest fan! Justin Bieber look here!"

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All of that riding makes me sweat, time to cool off a bit.

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More like a lot. Not Dan approved.

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Speaking of water, lets finish up with some photos from the sky.

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A well placed tower makes all the difference in the world.

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The flags were all down in the water park, no six flags day today.

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On a clear day you can see....for miles!

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You can also look at steel if you prefer

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Fly little bird, fly.

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> Cyclone.

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And as I bring this adventure to an end, I'll take a quick minute to peek down Anton's shirt.

 

There you have it, that's all folks!

 

Next week we will play a little game where I will give a way some decent crap. What's the game, well, it's has to deal with cleanliness. Any guesses on what it will be?

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First off, I want to say that I like the rename of the thread. Second, I'm glad you had a great time at the park - again. I do agree with you about SFGAm being one of the most photogenic parks. It's also one of my favorite SF parks. Glad you had a great day!

 

I also want to say that yeah maybe some people have bad days at our park, but the person who wrote that had their top ten coasters from Cedar Point.

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So I was going to head north to the east side but beatle11 talked me into going north to the west side for a visit to Six Flags Great America on May 28th.

 

Ha! My persuasiveness knows no bounds!

 

 

I guess all those garbage cans make Cedar Fair parks look to dirty.

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I'm happy you were able to enjoy the park on a such a busy day (with many school kids, nevertheless). X-Flight did fill our void of a roller coaster in need of inversions, and it seemed to be a guest favorite. Raging Bull night-rides are my favorite ways to end off the day! Hope to see you return someday.

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^This is now Taco Adventures, not Geno's East buy one get one free because the waitress screwed up and put in for a deep dish instead of thin crust but still totally amazing and awesome especially the mozzarella spinach sticks and worth every penny Adventures

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Here is a really crappy picture of the mozzarella spinach sticks, as you probably have already figured that out. Sorry, no pizza pictures, too busy eating it all ;)

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^This is now Taco Adventures, not Geno's East buy one get one free because the waitress screwed up and put in for a deep dish instead of thin crust but still totally amazing and awesome especially the mozzarella spinach sticks and worth every penny Adventures

 

Holy run-on sentence, Batman.

 

I'm lost on the whole taco thing. What kind of tacos are we talking about?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^This is now Taco Adventures, not Geno's East buy one get one free because the waitress screwed up and put in for a deep dish instead of thin crust but still totally amazing and awesome especially the mozzarella spinach sticks and worth every penny Adventures

 

Did you take a breath while writing that,

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On this adventures I made my way to Michigan on May 30th where I was hoping for light crowds and an easy going day. Thankfully, Michigan's Adventure could provide me with such a day.

 

With school still in session and a high of 60 forecast the park was empty, and I mean, empty save for the school buses. Including my car, maybe 40 others in the lot which meant I might be able to get in and get out. Unfortunately for the cleanest amusement park that I think I've ever been too, that would not be the case as Shivering Timbers was not feeling well.

 

With a state still deep in economic ruins it is refreshing to see the park open, but there isn't much of a draw in the ride department save for Shivering Timbers. Pretty much stock carnival flats and standard coasters, the park has great potential and plenty of room to expand. Although the water park was closed due to the temperatures, it appears as if it is their best asset.

 

To sum it up, if you've been to Worlds of Fun and not really thought it was anything special, you haven't been to Michigan's Adventure.

 

As usual, if you love photos clicky to see them all.

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Well Shiver me Timbers it's cold out and I'm in shorts! And hey, where IS everyone?!?!

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I really was amazed at how clean and fresh the park looked. Not to mention it's full of nice cool dependable concrete. Winning!

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Full of 60's awesome.

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I mean for a park that has to go through hell during the winter, it's just clean and warming. Even the restrooms were sparkling and the employees, many older, were friendly and glad to see a non-local.

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I realize that many of you love a good woodie, even if it's....small.

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I guess you could call it cute, but what ever you call it, it's perfect for that first time.

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Ouchy!

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We pause for a must have staple in any park report.

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Whole lot of hurtin in this view.

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I could feel tears as the train whizzed by.

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I don't think I've mentioned that another positive of this park is it's clean and photogenic, probably more so without the clouds.

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It's like magic, the clouds departed. A rarity of CF parks is the mini-golf course, but not here, it was alive and being used.

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But the zoo, the zoo was the best part.

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See, I told you they had golf.

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I really still can't get over how clean it is, and trash cans weren't even placed every 5 feet!

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I also still haven't gotten over my headache.

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OMG THIS HURTS!

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Hey, you guys are supposed to be in pain...what gives?

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At least it make for some good photos.

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There is just something not right about you guys, this is painful, not fun!!!

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But from fun, we go to stupid. Time and Temperature says it's 51 outside...and these high schooler's are about to test their knowledge of science.

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Perhaps about now they are starting to put two and two together.

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Cold weather + cold water = pneumonia eh, not my problem.

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How about we sail on over and catch a mouse.

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A mda one at that

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ahhh, it has a tail!

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WTF? Did prison colors change?

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Cashed in and time to move on...

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Timbers was not feeling well today and I have to admit I was saddened as I had heard good things about it. Talking with park employees throughout the day they were surprised I had driven from Okiehoma to Michigan just to whore out their park. After chatting it up I learned they had several people trying to get the ride open just for me!

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So while I waited I went and hoped on a scrambler...alone.

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Having some time to kill I went over and sat on their #2 coaster, and yes, I spun.

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And I spun

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And spun some more

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And then I looked over my shoulder and saw quite the line of people Shivering, so, I made my way over.

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Yes, the ride is testing! No the ride is not testing. Yes the ride is testing! No the ride is not testing. Yes the ride is testing! Yes the ride is OPEN! So at 3:30 the mad dash began!

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Yes! The park fulfilled their promise to me and opened the ride!

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Time to get loaded!

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And off we go! I must say this ride surprised me, and in a good way. The trick track on the return, winning. I could only imagine what the ride was like back when it was new!

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Oh no, now we are stuck on the brake run. Although they opened the ride it still needed some medicine. However, park maintenance decided to stick around and clear the ride when the error codes popped up for the last 30 minutes of park operation. What other corporate owned park would do that! How awesome!

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Bite in and wait for the surprise!

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There you have it, the without a doubt, cleanest CF park if not cleanest in the U.S. that I've been too and they didn't have trashcans lined up like street lights!

 

Despite not having an overabundance of OMFG rides, I still had a good time. Thanks to the park for a good time and getting Timbers up for me!

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