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Man...I really suck! Not only have I never been to Seabreeze, but I have never been to the carousel museum either!

 

Glad you guys liked the Anchor Bar. I always thought that Duffs in B-lo was a little better until I had the hot BBQ at the Anchor last year...those were really awesome! Looks like someone may have ordered them as I see some darker colored sauce on those empty plates?

 

I still prefer my local dive 'The Puzzle' over any place in Buffalo for wings though. Lori (bartender/cook) makes a mean lemon pepper and regular hot, but it's my drunk-invented combo of hot, garlic, cajun, killer sauce and ranch that I have a hard time not ordering these days!

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My previous cell company texted me "Welcome to the USA", when I crossed into Quebec from Ontario a few years back. Nice to see you guys had fun in that Clifton Hill tourist trap. Been a long time since I've been in that area.

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Great start to the TR Jake.. This is why I never bring my Camera. You guys are such pros.

 

My memory of the night at Niagara falls is a bit hazy, but I'm pretty sure that's a photo of me with a random fillopino tourist who I just met and later proceeded to make love to in the parking lot of niagara falls before getting arrested. Seems legit? (TMI?)

 

I fuking hate vegemite.

 

Oh and you and Amber look kinda cute together in the pic at Niagara. Just sayin.

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Great start to the TR Jake.. This is why I never bring my Camera. You guys are such pros.

 

My memory of the night at Niagara falls is a bit hazy, but I'm pretty sure that's a photo of me with a random fillopino tourist who I just met and later proceeded to make love to in the parking lot of niagara falls before getting arrested. Seems legit? (TMI?)

 

I fuking hate vegemite.

 

Oh and you and Amber look kinda cute together in the pic at Niagara. Just sayin.

 

LOL should I question the fact that you made love to this random woman in the parking lot or the fact that you bet way too much money on the Tim Danner/Vegimite situation??

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LOL should I question the fact that you made love to this random woman in the parking lot or the fact that you bet way too much money on the Tim Danner/Vegimite situation??

 

Wow posting! You found the thread!

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Moving right along! I'm going to have to split up Day 2 a bit because I took a ton of photos at Waldameer...so we will start with Conneaut Lake! The park wasn't supposed to be open until 2pm, so R&E and the park graciously set it up that we could ride for a few hours in the morning, going from group of rides to group of rides all together with our own personal ride op. It was amazing, especially when the skies opened up and unleashed tons of rain and thunder on us and they continued to let us ride! Blue Streak was also terrifying...they've done a nice job restoring it but the airtime in the back is still deadly!!! In a good way.

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And here we are arriving at Conneaut!

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I don't think we will be riding the Yo Yo today.

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I just realized we never ventured down here, but there's probably a reason for that.

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This side of the park was great however =)

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We started off with the dark ride and apparently famous gum wall

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Lift hill! Is this a coaster???

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This must be the gum wall.

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It has a drop too??? While it had many coaster qualities, I still think it is a dark ride only. You whores!!!

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FIRE???

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Right next door was the Witch's Stew. Pretty rare ride?

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Load her up!!!

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Jordy seems to be enjoying it.

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Our ride op for the day seemed to be having a great time with our group.

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Gotta love those controls. The days before automatic cycles...

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Ok, who lost their hat??? It was only run over a few times ;)

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Didn't ride the carousel, but I took a picture of it.

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Finally, it was time for the mighty Blue Streak!

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This is Lenny, the park's manager who made everything happen for us. Thanks dude!!!

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Here she is, waiting for us.

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Fill the train! I know Robb has some amazing footage of the ride for us to see in the near future =)

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Next door was the tumble bug, which the park worked on until MIDNIGHT the day before to get her running for us. Thanks guys!!!

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Proper tumble bug riding position

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But this thing ran awesome!!! Airtime???

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Such a classic.

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Once again, such awesome controls =)

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Back over at Blue Streak, riders were still going strong! Some people rode it like 20 times???

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Even more thanks goes out to these guys that ran the ride for us. I heard they let trains roll through the station for another ride, even in the pouring rain until one slipped through??? Something like that.

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At the far end of the park, there were a few more classic flats to enjoy.

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The tilt-o-whirl, in car 2, with 4 people in the rain was quite epic!

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By the time we made it to the paratrooper, it was a downpour.

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"Come ride it you pussies" ;)

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A view from our temporary shelter at the tilt-o-whirl. It ended up not mattering though because we had to make the run to...

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Lunch! The park put together these awesome boxes for everyone. Overall our time at Conneaut was just about as epic as possible!

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Then we all made our way to Waldameer! We had an absolutely amazing visit here as well, and there's so many photos that update will have to wait. Come back and join us as we take on Ravine Flyer II!!!

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Awesome photos Garbles! And wait, there was a bet involved for eating that Vegemite - right?

 

Some idiot bet another idiot $200 he couldn't down the entire tube...and it was completely consumed. Grossest thing I have ever seen.

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Waldameer time! Took a crap ton of photos here so bear with me

 

Thanks goes out to Steve for the excellent personal tour of Ravine Flyer II and to the park for great hospitality and an amazing night ERT session on Ravine Flyer II! The coaster was running excellent, got like 22 straight rides, and it has gone way up towards the top of my list.

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Welcome to Waldameer!

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Are you guys ready to ride Ravine Flyer II??? Robb did some sweet filming I can't wait to see.

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Let's go!

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Another train of TPR riders goes out.

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Unfortunately this is pretty much all of the ride you can see from within the park. Crazy unique location though!

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Credit time!

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The ride looks great over the water.

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Bob is liking these kiddie coasters a little too much eh

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TEXAS POWER

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Hi IAAPA :)

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Spinning mouse numero dos!

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This one didn't spin as much as Seabreeze's =(

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I love Waldameer's drop tower!

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Good luck guys.

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Up they go!

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NEGATIVE ONE GEEE

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Scary walk through.

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I love how they have a walk through and standard dark ride

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Bungee cords = sign of quality (srs)

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You best behave in there guys

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Crazy room photo

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Skyride time!

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Even though the rain from Conneaut destroyed me, an attempt at a cute photo was made =)

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The skyride turns around at the disk-o, just in case you were wondering.

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I sense something going on here

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Hi I am bus

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"Hey mom" (inside joke?) (she really hates me)

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Symbolism

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"honk honk"

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Don't tailgate KT, she'll get you.

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Apparently most places Australian's are banned from frog hoppers

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I forgot, we had one last credit. It was cute! Good jr woodie

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The girls on the carousel

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Revenge for that creepy look on the carousel photo?

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And now for something more adorable.

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Proof that 3 full sized men can fit on the scrambler! I still can't feel my ass. BRING ON THE JOKES

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Spinny ride? No thanks

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Jack, you are a dare devil.

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Just chillin.

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No line for Ravine Flyer II =)

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Back row was very very good!

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Dinner time!

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Everyone made fun of me for how I opened my ice cream...until they did it too.

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Steve Gorman gave us great insight on the park.

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Follow me!

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We were encouraged to feel the coaster fly by

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I felt her good.

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Let's just go under here

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Is it me or is the red train excited to see us?

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Return chain porn. Yes they let us get this close.

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Limbo time!

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If you wanted more perspective...

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And this would be the lift motor.

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Like I said, they let us get this close!

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moving along...

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Track.

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First attempt to grab a train..

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That's a little bit better

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I love the guy in the back!!!

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peek-a-boo!

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Sometimes you can't depend on gravity...

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I like the maintenance worker's tastes

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Yes, we were really there. The ride is operating by the way.

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Ok, maybe right this second the ride isn't operating.

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Unless you are wood, a nail, steel, or a particle of gas, this is not a view you want.

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Hurry up guys!

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One last stop under the belly of the beast.

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This is what air gates look like from below, if you were curious.

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Fun fact #1: Ravine Flyer II is powered by apple sauce.

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This looks important

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Whatever you do, don't push the red button!

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Fun Fact #2: There has NEVER been a wheel replaced on Ravine Flyer II's train(s).

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Block systems, how do they work?

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Fun fact #3: Waldameer sells amazing cookies and you should buy one. With milk

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Ok, this is kind of creepy? Just add a kid?

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We tried the spinner again, still no spin. But still a fun ride!

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We rode this.

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And then this. The non stop spinning rides almost brought me to tears

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Lighting packages are cool.

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Pirate's cove walk through take over!!!

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Bumper cars are the best way to take out your aggression.

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I really thought this park came alive more at night.

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I stopped taking pictures though :(. I did get one at the end of ERT, to kind of prove it happened. But 22 straight night rides on RF II, with full trains, was absolutely epic. AMAZING night!!!

 

Darien next.

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Great pictures Jake! Something about Waldameers Drop Tower makes it the best one I've been on!

 

That night ERT on Ravine Flyer II was pretty awesome, almost up there with the ERT on Boulder Dash last year. Although the 5 rides in a row on RFII middle was a bit rough as times!

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Great update as usual man, Conneaut Lake looks like a terrifyingly awesome little park, and Waldameer looks like one of the best little local parks in the country, not quite Knobeles good but not that far off. I wish every town in America had a park like Waldameer.

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