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Theme Park Review held an event last weekend--on Saturday, September 17, 2011, to be exact. Some of you may have heard about it. I know I did; then again, I was there. So it would've been difficult for me not to have heard about it. I can't speak for others who were there, but only for myself.

 

Confused? I am, as well--but not to worry. It's all getting clearer now . . .

 

Deep South Bash! The latest in my year of Bashes! (Only one more Bash to go!) And what a Bash it was. Robb and Elissa pulled out the stops for the first TPR Bash ever held at Six Flags over Georgia--and the park responded by being excellent hosts. What more can be said about . . .

 

  • ERT on every coaster in the park either before the park opened or after it closed;
    A walkthrough tour of Monster Mansion, the park's classic dark ride, with all the effects running;
    A backstage tour with views of the park that you can't get in guest areas;
    EBT ("exclusive beer time"), TPR Quest, and the GASM Water Challenge; and
    Great weather and great times with a great group!

 

Yes, Busch Gardens Tampa has its work cut out for it topping Deep South Bash at Six Flags over Georgia, as you will now see . . .

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OK! Out of those racks, you maggots! Time for Deep South Bash!

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"Oh, darn these wristbands! They're so hard to put on! They're tearing out my arm hairs!"

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The hordes await.

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"Good people of Theme Park Review! I implore thee! Go forth and enjoy thyselves!"

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What the heck is everybody milling around here for?

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Oh. Food. Ask a silly question . . .

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Through the ultra-double-secret door to . . .

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. . . Monster Mansion!

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Ladies and gentleman, the backside of monster.

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"Your heart may belong to your mama, but in here your butt is mine!"

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Fortunately, I was able to escape before this diabolical creature sucked out all of my soul!

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Ladies and gentleman, the Cousin Itt Recovering Alcoholic Jug Band!

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Ok, admit it. Everybody wants to "hit a human" from time to time. Even other humans.

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"Brick-a-braca-firecracker-sis-boom-bah! Hit the human, hit the human! Rah, rah, rah!"

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"I shor am sorry for killin' ya'll and eatin' your guts at Gettysburg."

 

"Well, y'all was hungry. I'd a done the same."

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Real men walk through the Monster Marsh!

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Be careful not to clothesline yourselves.

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"The time of men is over . . .

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. . . and the time of the orc has come!"

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Let's try an experiment. With flash . . .

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. . . and without.

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Watch your step there. Those who fall will be eaten!

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"Ha, ha, ha! You're out of the marsh, but your butt is mine again!"

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OK. Nothing disturbing about this. Just one monster playing with another monster's tongue.

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"Hi, y'all! Why, it'd just tickle me to death to swallow y'all's souls!"

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Y'all come back now, heah? For the rest of this TR, at least.

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Now that we've escaped the icy terror that is Monster Mansion, let's have a look at the rest of Deep South Bash.

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Hmm--something new has been added since I was last here.

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Dare Devil Dive is a very good addition to SFOG--a fun Eurofighter with lapbars instead of OTSRs.

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And now, TPR's newest fun game: Find the Crouses!

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I wonder where those Crouses could be?

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Here Crousey, Crousey, Crousey Crouse!

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They are most elusive Crouses!

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The honor is to serve.

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There is also much honor in wearing the feather boa.

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Are all these enthusiasts waiting for Wheelie? Doubtful.

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How about Ninja? No, I don't think so.

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Are they waiting for GASM?: The ride, not the, er, "event."

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Oh, yeah. Food. Shoulda known . . .

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This was the largest group that SFOG has ever had for a backstage tour.

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For you Californians, this means "peligro extremeo."

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"Y'all take care to avoid that 'extreme danger' now!"

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This tour gave us views of the park that you can't get in regular guest areas.

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Dear Kings Dominion:

You'll notice that Great American Scream Machine is covered in a substance called "paint." I think this substance would also provide a nice coating for Rebel Yell.

Regards,

Chuck

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The backside of Superman.

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GASM was running very well. I think it'll jump up a few spots in my Hawker poll ballot for 2011.

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And now, I shall demonstrate my wondrous magical powers--ZAP! And the train . . .

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. . . is now on the far hill! Isn't that amazing?

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Another look at the backside of Superman--this time, with a train.

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Anybody know what this is for? Fright Fest prop, perhaps? Did it used to be part of the antique car ride?

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Uh oh! This sign might turn Elissa into the She Hulk! Do you know why?

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No regular guest can get this view of the back of Mr. Kotter's head.

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The view of these wristbands is also unique to this backstage area.

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OK, who is this guy, again?

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If you're ever employed by SFOG, this might be good to know.

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James understands the importance of good grooming. Do you?

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I hope you enjoyed your up-close view of the backside of water. One more set of pics to go.

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The TR that keeps on giving has but one more set of pics to give. My thanks for Robb, Elissa, and the good folks at Six Flags over Georgia for putting on a great Deep South Bash!

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Let's take a little look at Goliath, shall we?

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AGHH! IT'S COMING RIGHT AT US! WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST . . . OH HELL, JUST GET OUTTA MY WAY!

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Why do they even have that pavement? Is that where the "huskies go," or something?

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Remember DDD? Well, here's another look at it.

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Such a fun ride--I'm glad more Eurofighters have been built in the U.S.

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And now. the backside of . . .

 

CUT IT OUT, CANTCHA?

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Gee, the voices in my head are testy today.

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We have found the Promised Land! Hail, Anton!

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"Where's the rest of me?"

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"This is my domain, and I protect those who come here! For I am Andrew, Lord of Mind Bender!"

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"Day after day. Alone on a hill . . ."

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It was great to be able to get close enough to Mind Bender to get good pictures.

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Over, under, by the side of the lifthill. So many possibilities . . .

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This is still the best ride here: forceful and full of ejector air, and no OTSRs!

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For years, Robb Alvey has been stalking the elusive Schwarzkopf . . .

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. . . and now he has it in his sights.

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But being the sportsman that he is, Robb sets the Schwarzkopf free.

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"Hola! I am Speedy 'not in any way a degrading stereotype' Gonzalez! Arriba!"

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This would be the most amazing ride ever.

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There are two very important facts about this carousel: 1) It's historical, and . . .

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. . . 2) It has naked people.

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Hmm--this may be a Fright Fest maze. Call it, a "hunch."

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We all aspire to be Bugs Bunny, but deep down, we're really Elmer Fudd.

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Hmm--let me guess. I'm thinking food is involved . . .

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. . . and beer! (There was wine, too.)

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This rather blurry photo is my failed attempt to capture the insanity of TPR Quest.

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Oh boy! We can spend all night on Canyon Blaster!

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"For over 60 years, I've been trying to catch this bird. But what do I get? Coaster enthusiasts! Sheesh!"

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I think Acrophobia is the scariest drop tower in the U.S. Only Blue Fall in Japan and Apocalypse in the U.K. beat it.

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Whew! Canyon Blaster was way too intense to marathon! Maybe we'll have better luck with Goliath.

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That's a wrap. Thanks for reading!

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The best thing about these trip reports is that everyone has a completely different perspective of the event. (Although all perspectives were extremely positive!) Even though we were all at the same park on the same day, it is still extremely enjoyable to look at each person's pictures of the day. Great report Chuck!

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Each trip report, I become sorrier that I could not make it to this event. I've heard in a private communication "best Bash ever." Well done, all involved.

 

Love the wings on DDD! ("Tommy like wingy!")

 

I'd call Ronald Reagan pretty Mindbending...

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