Despite a crowded, muggy Saturday, this visit actually turned out to be some of my most exciting. The scavenger hunt, although my team "Team Gold Pass" didn't win, gave me a new perspective on my home park.
The behind the scenes tours at TR:TR the Beast and Son of Beast were the major reason I came, as only once a year does such a thing happen. Although I think they could have given us a little more time on the SOB and Beast tours, since there were so many people gathered at the good vantage points, it was still a wonderful opportunity, and the folks at PKI deserve thanks.
Being a Gold Pass holder helped out making the day a cut-above. I got some Walk-On-Weekends tickets to bypass the lines (at designated times) on the Beast, Wild Thornberrys River Adventure, Scooby-Doo and the Haunted Castle, Delirium, and Drop Zone... probably the coolest Gold Pass perk since you get to bypass lines of up to 1.5 hours.
The highlight of the day was gathering at the Paramount Theatre for awards and the Beast film showing. Hearing Jeff Siebert and the rest of us try to sing the "Jeopardy!" think music for the tie-breaker. And at the Beast film, I grabbed some still shots with my camera, since I may never see this film again after this season.
Thanks to Jeff and Stephanie for creating the event, and much thanks to Jeff, Steve, Maureen, and the many others for doing the hard work. No doubt I'll be there for next year's event: hopefully it'll include ERT on the new ride.
Dental Plan! Lisa Needs Braces.
I rode six rides all day and it was one of the single best days I've had an amusement park in a very long time.
I agree with you Jeff. I was at the park from 7:30 that morning until 1:30 at night, rode less than 10 rides and it was the best time I EVER spent at that park! I thank everyone involved with making it happen!
By the way, dont ever say that TTD is over rated in front of acers. My goodness guys! Simmer down!!
My Park Pics:
Without going into the tired argument of "my club is better than your club", I do think some people need to realize that just because someone may belong to a club with a certain reputation, not everyone is bad. Even when someone in a Coasterbuzz shirt decided to spit their gum on the ACE plaque the morning of Beastbuzz, I didn't think that person represented a typical Coasterbuzz member. He was just a bad apple in a otherwise good group of people.
Oh, and yes, the publications were late at one time, but they haven't been in a long while. =:^)
Like all have mentioned above, thanx a ton to the Jeff's, Steph, PKI, and all else involved to make this a truely unique and different coaster event. When I am able to drag my fiance to an amusement park for close to 16 hours and not here her complain rather have her wanting to do the events & leading me around, you know you all did a good job.
- onceler (member of the J.Putz mini-posse)
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We're all looking forward to the next one!
I didn't do the SoB tour since I did it last year (not knowing it'd be different this year), but last year Jeff S. said no pics of KC. This year I noticed everyone had pics of it. Just curious if it was OK this year or if it just wasn't mentioned.
Jeff Siebert. I wish I had the mental energy this guy does. From the moment we arrived in the morning to after 1AM, he never seemed be less than 110% courteous, witty and humerous.
Sieb-ERT. Heh. I like that, Sean.
I decided that day that my two favorite rides at PKI are FoF followed by Top Gun.
Yes, Artemisa & Steph were drinkin' the fruity specials at Lt. Dan's. Don't know 'bout Steph, but Neetz don't really do beer.
As for the ERT setup, I think it is great. It is another item that makes this even unique and sets it apart from your standard coaster event.
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