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9 days in California - Day 6: Dodger Stadium
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Postby firebird81 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:29 pm

Philrad71 wrote:I'm curious to know if Ghostrider only runs one train at all times since the transformation? This seems crazy given that this isn't what I would consider a small-ish park like Lake Compounce or Waldameer. Or is one already being refurbished?


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Postby larrygator » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:56 pm

Philrad71 wrote:I hope that those SFMM loaded nachos were better than they looked in the photo, Larry! ;)


You are right they don't look very appealing, but it might be because my preparer carefully followed my instructions in layering the food how I asked: chips, then cheese sauce, then carne meat , with a little green salsa on the side and sour cream not touching the salsa.

6/10 for taste but that's the best you can do with bland processed cheese sauce.

9/10 for the sandwich at Ace of Clubs

9/10 for the not pictured ice cream sundae

9/10 for the Coke Freestyle Machine having Barqs Creme Soda with add-in of Vanilla and Strawberry, they did not have Orange flavor add-in.
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Postby Arthur_Seaton » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:48 pm

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Arthur_Seaton wrote:And, as a long-time pass holder, I've yet to see Mystery Lodge! I will make sure to check it out on my next visit.


Whaaa??? How is this even possible? It's such an oddly neat attraction.


Dropped by this afternoon for a few hours. The park was packed with crazy lines, so I made the effort to catch a Mystery Lodge show. I'm usually allergic to theater of this kind, but it was definitely worth seeing. Not sure it's something I'd sit through again, but it's got a cool message and seems fairly deferential.

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Postby larrygator » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:02 pm

July 1st - Dodger Stadium (NO AMUSEMENT PARK PHOTOS)

In between my afternoon at SFMM on Monday and morning/afternoon there on Tuesday I took my first visit to Dodger Stadium. Before I started taking trips riding coasters I wanted to visit every Professional Baseball stadium in the US. There are so many parks I should have visited that I haven't but I think I'm going to start visiting the remaining ones. Jewy knows the stadium well and ordered the tickets and called upon a mutual friends father to allow us access to all levels of the stadium where I geeked out with all the nostalgia. When we got back to our seat and sat down it was a close (if not scoreless game). Then the Dodgers erupted and ended up scoring 17 runs that night. Lots of fun. Some interesting food choices at the stadium but I passed


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Quite a few pitchers are honored with big balls
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Many people were hugging the players big balls
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I choose to only take pictures. The best ever during his Prime
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Appeared on an episode of The Brady Bunch
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A view from our seats, great sight lines
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Best announcer ever
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If you watched baseball in the 1980s you know what this is.
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And you recognize this guy, even if you don't know his name. His name is Mike Brito, I just never understood why the Dodgers were the only team that needed a scout to stand in that exact location for every game.
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Every kid who watched baseball in the 70s or 80s loved these vehicles.
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All the memorabilia was great
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Especially the Brooklyn Dodger stuff
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A friend of my family used to have a stadium seat
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:35 pm

Nice report of SFMM! I'm envious how many Twisted Colossus rides you got in one day. The queue was easily 90 minutes the one time I was there and their Flash Pass only let me skip that line once.

Also great report of Dodgers Stadium! I really wanted to see a Dodgers game when I was in SoCal a few years ago, but they weren't in town so I had to settle for an Angles game. The Angels have a beautiful stadium, but the crowd didn't care one bit even when Mike Trout came up. I heard its a different story with Dodgers fans.
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:46 pm

Trains, baseball, and coasters--sounds perfect to me.
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Postby larrygator » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:48 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:Nice report of SFMM! I'm envious how many Twisted Colossus rides you got in one day. The queue was easily 90 minutes the one time I was there and their Flash Pass only let me skip that line once.

Also great report of Dodgers Stadium! I really wanted to see a Dodgers game when I was in SoCal a few years ago, but they weren't in town so I had to settle for an Angles game. The Angels have a beautiful stadium, but the crowd didn't care one bit even when Mike Trout came up. I heard its a different story with Dodgers fans.


Yes, I've been to an Angels game before. Dodgers fans are much more into the game.
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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:51 pm

The Angels don't have fans. They have a bunch of drinking buddies who weren't doing anything else that night.
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