Here's what they said in their blog prior to going to Florida...
Due to the enormous success of the Ravine Flyer II and the park's best season in history, Paul Nelson already has his sights on Waldameer's next great attraction. Both Nelson and Gorman will be checking out the POTENTIAL NEW RIDE while in Florida. Will be ready for the 2009 season? Nothing definite yet.
Torin and I went to AK for about an hour and a half. Everything had 5-minute waits.
-They're set up for the Expedition Everest Challenge race going on tomorrow. It starts at the end of the parking lot.
-They were inflating the wait times for Dinosaur. It said 20 minutes at one point (it was a walk-on).
-The Yeti is still in B-mode.
-Everest's line was set up strange. They sent everyone through the Fastpass queue. It was nice, the line was moving super fast even though they had 1 less train than they usually do (there was one sitting right past the transfer track).
We parked really close. That's Torin's car on the left, and that's cast parking over there.
One day I'll figure out how to creatively take a picture of the entrance.
If you squint you can see Montu.
These tips weren't too helpful, judging by the quality of this picture.
If this rhino had a Myspace, this would be its profile picture.
While the rhino uses Myspace, this antelope prefers Facebook.
"Great composition, Bryan." said the thompson's gazelle.
This guy is so smug. Wipe that grin off your face.
The quintessential TPR shot.
I lied. This is.
Psst. Here's a secret...I took this photo before the previous one.
Meanwhile at Primeval Whirl, they covered up some props. I don't know why.
They're going balls to the wall with this refurb.
It's like RCT in real life!
The entire top of the right side is gone.
You thought you could escape the nerd shots...
Spot the nerds!
We gave Triceratop Spin a go, attempting to get pictures of Primeval Whirl. Notice how you don't find any shots of such after this picture.
I went by my lonesome to the Universal duo of parks. There's a lot to report on, but I think the pictures will tell the story. A lot of good, a lot of bad.
Patience, Bryan, you won't soil your pants today. That's next week.
I have this airbrushed on the side of my van.
Yay radioactive hamsters!
I rode ExtraTERRORestrial Adventure for the first time in many years. Boy is that ride weird. Also, they were using only 1 station, I don't know if this is commonplace or not. I waited about 20 minutes.
This is airbrushed on the other side of my van.
I had the ULTIMATE sad and pathetic ride on Men In Black. I was the only one in either of the cars. Needless to say, I won. 386,000.
Easily the best coffee-themed ride in the tri-county region.
I took this picture just so I could say "Spongerobert".
This is a picture of me being too short to take a picture of Rockit Mountain.
Blue Man is watching you poop.
Your wish is my command.
Does this count as a nerd shot?
Hulk was running great today. It may have helped that it was a walk-on.
Do you like me?
I'm not sure if I understand what this means. Seriously, does it actually make sense?
I'm sorry for using the flash. I was just so excited to show you guys that there's no line.
And now is the part of the trip report where I pretend to be Hanno.
I like this one.
And that concludes the fake Hanno pictures. Here, enjoy this picture of an empty Jurassic Park line.
"O hai. i upgraded ur tor"
Nothing to see here!
Nope, nothing at all.
This thing is a freakin' monolith.
What's this I see? Dueling Dragons in Jurassic Park?
Gah! They were only running 1 train on each side. It was really really slow.
I had to really doctor this photo up. That's the Dueling Dinos entrance for the time being.
I wonder what that metal used to be.
Have you ever seen a more polite ride? No, Mr. In The Hat, I tip my hat to YOU.
This guy was talking on his phone.
The NBA restaurant was a walk-on.
My time has not come yet, Mel.
I guess they close this early now? I went to see this about 20 minutes before the park closed and the doors were shut.
Thank you, Universal. Boy howdy was it fun.
Here's a bonus: the new map showing the awkwardly placed Dragons entrance.
This TR is split into 4 parts over 4 days. I got lazy and didn't want to take pictures, making it not worth it to post those individual days. Part 1 is 10/9, 2 10/10, 3 10/12, and 4 being today (10/15).
Part 1: A visit to an almost abandoned building with my mom.
It felt wrong to walk around here. It's like we weren't welcome.
This is the beginning and end of part 2. The park was too crowded to bear.
This as you may recognize is a Gary, still in operation, waiting for you.
The dummy's feeding tube.
Oh boy, an authentic New Jersey median barrier!
Where are you, Bill?!
And McKim comes dancing up to the camera.
This is when we punched it harder.
Monorail coral's cobra-like grip on Spaceship Earth.
Then Monorail red crashes into the foliage.
Oh boy. Here comes the shitstorm.
Happy thoughts, Bryan...
Exorcizamus te, omnis immundus spiritus, omnis satanica potestas, omnis incursio infernalis adversarii, omnis legio, omnis congregatio et secta diabolica.
This at one point was delicious grilled beef.
Oh, okay. This is one of them Mexican totem poles.
But just then, Chris had an idea. Let's take a look at what he's thinking about...
MAKE IT STOP! I WANT OUT!
Allison, in her constant need for Disneyland's custodial to be better than Disney World's.
Scott really enjoyed the music in World Showcase and was dancing rather expressively. Note: this is the truth.
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