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Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:31 pm
by WFChris
supertrooper wrote:I find myself skipping through most trip reports and without reading the captions because they are usually pretty repetitive. This is one of the few reports that I've actually looked at each picture and read each caption. Good style and good humor.


Thank you! All this positive feedback is definitely keeping me going! :lmao:

Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:58 pm
by jynx242
Thanks so much for posting this. It has made my work day much more enjoyable!

Your report makes me wish I had been on that trip. You look like a lot of fun, and you were hanging with Nick, who is one of my favorite people ;). Not to leave anyone else out, I'm sure they would be my favorite if I knew them.

David

Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:27 pm
by robbalvey
I have to be honest, I was not a fan of La Feria. I think part of it was also the operations of the park versus what we had experienced the day before at Six Flags Mexico. They all new we were supposed to arrive, and when we got there, it was like they had no clue. None of the coasters were ready for us, and on top of it, they told me two of them weren't going to open that day (which eventually they did), and running *ONE* train total on the woodie just seemed like the poorest operation I had ever seen. (thankfully they ended up running two, but as Chris said, no more racing.)

I think had things been a bit smoother that morning and less frustrating for me, I would have liked the place a bit better. But at least having read this trip report to hear that other people really liked the park, and some of the frustrations that I had to deal with did not trickle down to the rest of the group is a GOOD thing.

On the plus side (and this was a HUGE WIN for me and I actually do applaud the park for this), they were VERY accommodating with letting us film, mount cameras, etc. I just wish the operations would have been equally as up to snuff as the PR side of things, that's all.

Perhaps on a future visit things will be better.

*LOVED* both of the Schwarzkopf's, though. Great selection of rides in both the "classic" and "weird" department!

--Robb

Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:31 pm
by Meteornotes
This is one of the most entertaining reports I've seen in some time. Thanks for posting!

dt

Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:21 pm
by WFChris
Today we visited Selva Magica, a small park in Guadalajara that is run by the same people that run La Feria back in Mexico City. It was kind of a sad day for the tour because it was our last park together so it was that moment where we realized how fast the week flew by. We did have tequila to look forward to later that day, though! And just FYI, there are SIX more credits that I will be sharing with you after this park so the report is far from over!

Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:28 pm
by WFChris
These pictures are from the trip DVD but I wanted to include them here just to document my first Sky Coaster experience.

Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:16 pm
by Philrad71
When I first saw Tornado, I thought it was the old Jumbo Jet that they used to have at Cedar Point but see that relocated to Dreamland in Belarus.

Doing a quick search on RCDB, I see that this one once operated at Busch Gardens Williamsburg as Glissade from 1975-1985...is that true? Any older TPR members remember this when it was there?

Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:39 pm
by supertrooper
You got a trip DVD? I've been waiting on mine from the 2011 Northeast trip. I thought it just took a really long time...maybe I was just skipped over.

Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:15 pm
by Woodie Warrior
Tornado looks kind of worn but still pretty fun

Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:47 pm
by Nrthwnd
My very first Sky Coaster too, Chris.
At my age! And it was....interesting.
And for myself, once was enough. :smile:

You're doing great with your TR!
Looking forward to the last little bit more.