Photo TR: WFChris's Mexico Trips!

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Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

Postby BigBomer » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:26 pm

This is the best TR I've read in a little while, Good Job! Mexico is very interesting, before I saw the updates on this trip I would've never even considered Mexico, now it's very high up on my list of places to go! :)

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Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

Postby SharkTums » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:50 pm

I'm going to add a new rule to future TPR Trips: No going to all you can eat Mexican Buffets when there is a three hour bus ride after!!!!


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Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

Postby WFChris » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:06 pm

^Great idea!! Especially when the bathroom is right in the middle of the bus lol!

While we were on the bus heading back to Mexico City, I was going through my Facebook and I noticed a local club would be having some kind of event at a fair the next day. I had no finite plans for my next few days by myself, this seemed kinda cool, so I asked Elissa if she knew anything about the club. She said 'do it!' so the next thing I knew, I was confirming with them and extending my coaster tour.

After the farewell dinner with the TPR crew, I headed back to my hotel in the Zona Rosa, but instead of partying it up as I had planned (it was Friday night), I went to sleep early for another full day of coastering bright and early the next morning! I had no idea what to expect, but I was excited!
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Continental Breakfast at my hotel was nice, but not as nice as the ones at the TPR hotels :)
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On A TPR Trip, when they say 'Meet at 11:00' they mean 'Be there by 10:45.' So I got to the fair early, but it tuns out 11:00 means 11:15. I heard there were some issues with the metro.
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Where to sit...where to sit. This looks like a good spot!
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Here we are at Feria de la Ciudad de Mexico! I have no idea what is going on! I hope these guys show up soon!
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NOT liquor!
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Well, the guys eventually showed up, and more came throughout the day, so we got in line to enter. It was long but we were constantly walking.
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The 'feria' was split into two areas, and to move between the two, you had to navigate these huge expo halls with tons of vendors. They had it set up like a zig zag so you HAD to walk past every. single. business.
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Whew! Made it to the midway.
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Yes please!
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On the way to the coaster, we walked past several kids rides.
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Yay! My first non-TPR Mexico credit!!!
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Where's the ride operator?
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errr....hmmm. Okay. We'll try again later.
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How about this contraption?
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LoL nice. Dumb but still a credit!
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As happy as the dragon was, he wasn't open either, so we moved on. We got there really early so the rides areas weren't really up and running yet.
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Another flat.
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Inside the expo halls, you can get your hands on lots of genuine, official merchandise.
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One of the many halls of shops that we saw many times throughout the day. By the end of the day, this whole expo hall navigation took about a half hour each way.
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Hooray! Midway #2!
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In Mexico, he gets the bird.
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Angry Bert?
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Carnival Transportable Chairlift ride. I have never seen one of these before.
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Yep, it's a real chairlift!
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Those yellow columns were another entrance to the fair.
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Anyway, I was thoroughly fascinated with this chairlift. Am I just sheltered or are these rare?
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Several rides were included, and you had to pay for others. This one was free...that's what the sign under the blue umbrella says.
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This was also free...I think. Sup Taz?
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Most of the larger up-charge rides were $30. Some were $25. But uhhh, hell no on that one.
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Yess...that's more my speed :D
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The feria also had a fairly substantial water play area with some pools and slides.
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Some were inflatable and others rigid. It was the busiest part of the feria during the day.
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The whole area had it's own separate up-charge if you wanted to partake.
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One more look at the 'big' slide.
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There was a large go kart track as well. If this didn't exist, you could sneak over to the other midway. But it did exist, so no sneaking around.
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Oh, nice! Never been on one and I'm not going to start today!
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Sup Jessie?
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These look so tempting but I just don't do the whole spinny thing any more!
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OK. THIS...is my first non-TPR Mexico Coaster Credit! And how appropriate. Yet another Wacky Worm!
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Cha ching. lol. The funny part is I don't even count carnival coasters, but whatever, I was having a great time.
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We watched them run a 9 Minute Cycle on this.
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They basically kept it running until there were enough people in line to fill the ride again. They kept asking 'MAS??' The riders always wanted mas, so mas they got.
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Trampoline kids area with huge balls.
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I'm just gonna sit and do my paperwork riiiiight here.
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Oh, did I mention that there was Lucha Libre at the fair?
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This was VERY popular, and when they would come to and from the stage, the crowd would accost them like they were celebrities.
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Why? Because in Mexico City, they ARE celebrities. It was AWESOME seeing this for real and up close where it comes from.
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It's completely fake but totally entertaining and hilarious. And the crowd LOVES it!
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Sup Pinoccio? This stand was in the same area as the Lucha Libre stage.
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Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

Postby WFChris » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:41 pm

Continued...
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I really wanted to see a Lucha Libre so this was definitely fulfilling for me.
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We watched for about 15 or 20 minutes.
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Ralph El Demoledor!
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Snow White is selling Pan. Pan is bread.
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OK so we worked our way back to the big credit, Cyclone.
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This pirate ship is a force to be reckoned with. It seriously scared the crap out of me when we rode it. This was a free attraction.
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OK anyway, let's work our way up to the platform.
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Hello? Anybody there?
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Why am I being freely allowed to roam around on this platform with ZERO employees around?!?!?!?!
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While we wait, another look at the tiny pirate ship of death. Seriously. Fixed lapbars and this thing JOLTED you out of them.
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The green print means I paid $30.
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We learned that the ride ops were hiding in this little trailer.
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So we went over and rode the dragon coaster. Tame enough...
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...but the guy sent us around 11 Times. ELEVEN TIMES.
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I actually started getting a little dizzy. I'm not sure if I should be admitting that.
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OK. It's DEFINITELY running now!!!!
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Each ride that was an upcharge had it's own ticket booth. Some didn't though. On the dragon coaster, we just handed the man $25 cash. Most other rides you got a ticket in a little booth though.
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Yay! A fair credit! I hope this goes well!
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The ride was thoroughly entertaining, although I don't think any of us rode it more than once.
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Some of the group was going to take off at this point, so we took a group picture. I was the first person from the USA to ever meet up with their club, so that was pretty cool. I still talk to many of these guys. Such a cool day!
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I grew a pair and rode this...honestly I did just fine...except that I held on like a little girl the whole time.
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This is some kind of drink you have for breakfast. It was yummy and warm...but warm wasn't exactly what I was looking for. The coaster club was very interested in showing me food and beverage I had not yet experienced during my visit, and I was all for it!
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This is a Cecina Enchilada. Enchilada basically means 'to spice,' so while in the US, you may only see enchiladas as things wrapped in a tortilla, this is not the case in Mexico. This was just spiced meat. It was DELICIOUS!
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Have I mentioned that Mexico is obsessed with straws? If you go back and look at the photos, basically every beverage ever has a straw sticking out of it.
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The group lunch was really special for me, and reassuring because I kept remembering that all of my TPR friends were either out of the country at this point or waiting for their flight.
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Pretty much the best carnival game prizes I have ever seen in my entire life.
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lol. Fahrt.
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Just a nice midway shot. The fair went around an indoor stadium, and across the street there was a large outdoor stadium.
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Two brave CFMR (Club de Fans de Montañas Rusas) ride the Enterprise. No bueno!
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You can get very close to the ride operating, since there were no barriers.
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This is a picture of a dude just chillin on the Enterprise stairs, with cars whooshing by like, a foot and a half from his head. The lady is like 'wtf you crazy?!?!'
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Fahrt for $30, ferris wheel for $25
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I think I took this because there is a Wacky Worm train operating with the Enterprise operating in the background. Very fun midway.
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This kid slowed down the ride by tapping his hand on each car. He was also smoking a cigarette. Couldn't capture the picture I wanted in time though.
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Yep, lets just chill right here next to the operating bumper car ride. I love the fact that there were no barriers and people weren't dying. Is the entire rest of the world less dumb than the USA? I'm starting to think so...
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This was like a live late night infomercial. The guy would sell a random item, like a clothing hamper, and slowly lower the price and make the deal better and better till it can't be refused. Then he would just stop, cut it off, and start selling something else, like skillets. One lady asked for a clothing hamper during the skillet sale and the salesman basically told her 'you're too slow! you should have been here when I was selling hampers!' This was all translated for me of course.
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They start em young. Notice the continued use of safety barriers. I never want to leave!
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They told me to take a picture of this, so I did. Here it is.
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Well, the club bought me some bread, and it was time to head off. Goodbye new friends! I will never forget this!
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I came home with these two cups and a loaf of very fancy bread. It was delicious.
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That night, I made some friends and went to a Mezcalaria, and once the drinking starts, the pictures stop. So this ends another amazing day in Mexico City! Next up is some sightseeing, and after that 3 more bonus Mexico credits!!!
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Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

Postby Woodie Warrior » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:52 pm

Mexico looks like a nicer place than I give it credit for.
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Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

Postby Chip422 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:01 pm

Chris - Love your trip report. Brings back so many fun memories. Completely forgot about the last hour and half of the bus ride…….. Mexico was amazing, the people were incredibly nice, and the parks were AWESOME! So, glad we got to meet!
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Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

Postby WFChris » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:13 pm

This is a short video that CFMR posted about our day at Feria de la Ciudad De Mexico. I'm in there for quick little bits...mostly just look for the white sunglasses lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO58P6ZntZg&feature=youtu.be&a

There's a link until I figure out how to embed it.

Actually, I give up on trying to embed. If a moderator would be so kind as to help me with this, I would find it very helpful. Thanks :p

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Mexico looks like a nicer place than I give it credit for.



Mexico is a nicer place than most of the USA gives it credit for. Naturally, we like to focus on whats going on at the borders and in the border states, but if you look deeper into the country, it is fascinating and beautiful, and the people are so nice and wonderful. And the food ROCKS.

I tell people this all the time and I'll mention it here. I felt safer in Mexico City and Guadalajara than I do when I leave work in Downtown Los Angeles each night.
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Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

Postby KnottsBerryMountain » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:50 am

What a good trip report! :) Six Flags Mexico does kind of remind me of Fiesta Village at Knotts when it had more spanish colors. The Crooked House is very nice! Why KBF LOL :)
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Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:57 pm

WFChris wrote:I tell people this all the time and I'll mention it here. I felt safer in Mexico City and Guadalajara than I do when I leave work in Downtown Los Angeles each night.


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Re: Photo TR: WF OMG Mexico!

Postby GwaziBSRider1 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:01 pm

^ Hopefully next time the Jose Cuervo Express won't break down in the middle of the highway. :lmao:
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