Tuesday, May 30, 2000 6:57 PM
Because of my inept memory, I forgot that the Memorial Day Parade through Sandusky and Rt. 250 would slow our arrival. Because of this we couldn't arrive until 10:15, unpacked under the shelters with the food...by the way, if you would have had my ribs on the grill around noon, you wouldn't have wanted to go on another coaster all day!! They were great again. Weather was perfect, 70 degrees and not even a hint of rain, that's good for us, bad for lines.
Went straight to see what the big hub bub was about. When you see the MF trains buzzing the tower coming back to the station, you want to ride it NOW, but we said no to the 4 hour wait...good thing, we'll talk later. TO THE MANTIS. Good ride to start off with. Great G's, but of course, stacked trains because of someone's weak stomach. This happened all day on Mantis from what I saw. Hit Power Tower next, down. My buddy is not good with heights, but he agreed to go. About 1/2 up, he said "Woody, I really don't know about this." I replied, "Too late, but you're only 1/2 way to the top." Needless to say, he had to change his shorts when he saw the earth coming to him at 70 some mph, 20 seconds later. Great ride!!
Ate lunch, hit the Corkscrew, walked on. Then, the Magnum. I had the great opportunity to meet our fearless leader, Jeff (Webmaster J, my friends called him after) at the gate. Good guy, too. I finally rode the 'ejector seat' and my thighs are bruised from the effort. What a great ride, I have never had that much air time on that coaster. Hit the Gemini twice, where we slapped hands like crazy but lost twice!!! Later, we hit the Mean Streak twice, both walk ons, and MY GOD!!! I have ridden it about 30 times and NEVER has it been so rough. For the first time, I felt we were going to have to eject around the first corner, since the wheels under me never hit the track. Good rides, but the bugs were miserable! The brake on the first hill scared the living crap out of all of u⸀ 䤀琀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 洀愀欀攀猀 愀 搀椀昀昀攀爀攀渀挀攀 琀栀漀甀最栀Ⰰ 猀攀爀椀漀甀猀氀礀⸀ 夀漀甀 搀漀渀✀琀 爀椀瀀 琀栀爀漀甀最栀 琀栀攀 琀甀爀渀猀 氀椀欀攀 甀猀甀愀氀⸀ 䠀椀琀 琀栀攀 刀愀瀀琀漀爀 氀愀猀琀 猀攀愀琀Ⰰ 琀栀攀 戀攀猀琀 椀渀 洀礀 戀漀漀欀Ⰰ 椀琀 眀愀猀 愀眀攀猀漀洀攀℀ 䈀氀甀攀 匀琀爀攀愀欀 愀渀搀 䴀椀渀攀 刀椀搀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀爀攀 猀漀洀攀眀栀攀爀攀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀吀栀攀 漀渀氀礀 渀攀最愀琀椀瘀攀猀 漀昀 琀栀攀 搀愀礀 眀愀猀⸀⸀⸀愀⤀ 琀栀攀 倀愀爀愀搀攀Ⰰ 戀⤀ 洀攀攀琀椀渀最 圀攀戀洀愀猀琀攀爀 䨀 ⠀樀甀猀琀 欀椀搀搀椀渀最⤀Ⰰ 挀⤀ 渀漀琀 眀椀渀渀椀渀最 愀渀礀 猀椀搀攀 戀攀琀猀 椀渀 氀椀渀攀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 搀⤀ 琀栀愀琀 琀栀攀礀 搀椀搀渀✀琀 戀氀漀眀 漀昀昀 琀栀攀 䴀愀最渀甀洀 焀甀攀 漀瘀攀爀渀椀最栀琀⸀ 䤀琀 眀愀猀 愀 挀漀洀瀀氀攀琀攀 洀攀猀猀⸀ 䤀昀 琀栀愀琀✀猀 琀栀攀 漀渀氀礀 渀攀最愀琀椀瘀攀猀Ⰰ 琀栀攀渀 眀栀愀琀 愀 最爀攀愀琀 搀愀礀℀℀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀伀栀⸀⸀⸀䈀吀圀Ⰰ 搀漀渀✀琀 爀椀搀攀 䴀䘀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 栀漀爀爀椀戀氀攀⸀ 䤀 樀甀猀琀 眀愀渀琀 洀漀爀攀 爀椀搀攀猀 昀漀爀 洀礀猀攀氀昀⸀ 倀攀漀瀀氀攀Ⰰ 椀昀 礀漀甀 栀愀瘀攀渀✀琀 爀椀搀搀攀渀 琀栀攀 䴀䘀 礀攀琀⸀⸀⸀ 䘀䤀一䐀 愀 眀愀礀 琀漀 洀愀欀攀 愀 琀爀椀瀀⸀ 䤀琀 瀀愀礀猀 昀漀爀 礀漀甀爀 愀搀洀椀猀猀椀漀渀 椀渀 漀渀攀 氀愀瀀℀ 圀攀 愀瀀瀀爀漀愀挀栀攀搀 椀琀 愀琀 㐀㨀㌀ Ⰰ 椀琀 猀愀椀搀 ㈀ 栀漀甀爀猀⸀⸀⸀椀琀 琀漀漀欀 漀渀氀礀 㜀㔀 䴀䤀一唀吀䔀匀℀℀ 䴀礀 戀甀搀搀礀✀猀 眀椀昀攀 愀渀搀 栀椀洀 最漀琀 琀栀攀 昀爀漀渀琀 猀攀愀琀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 猀栀攀 瀀漀椀渀琀攀搀 琀漀 洀攀 琀漀 猀眀椀琀挀栀 眀椀琀栀 栀攀爀⸀ 䄀一䐀 䠀䔀刀䔀 䤀 䄀䴀 刀䤀䐀䤀一䜀 䤀一 吀䠀䔀 䘀刀伀一吀 匀䔀䄀吀 伀一 䴀夀 䘀䤀刀匀吀 䰀䄀倀℀℀℀℀ 吀栀攀 挀愀戀氀攀 椀猀 愀眀攀猀漀洀攀 琀栀愀琀 琀愀欀攀猀 礀漀甀 甀瀀⸀ 吀栀攀爀攀 椀猀 渀漀 漀琀栀攀爀 昀椀爀猀琀 搀爀漀瀀 琀栀愀琀 栀愀猀 攀瘀攀爀 洀愀搀攀 洀攀 礀攀氀氀 氀椀欀攀 琀栀椀猀 漀渀攀⸀ 吀栀攀 猀瀀攀攀搀 琀栀爀漀甀最栀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 琀甀渀渀攀氀Ⰰ 㔀 昀攀攀琀 漀昀昀 琀栀攀 最爀漀甀渀搀Ⰰ 椀猀 樀甀猀琀 椀渀挀爀攀搀椀戀氀攀⸀ 䠀愀猀 愀渀礀漀渀攀 攀瘀攀爀 昀攀氀琀 愀椀爀琀椀洀攀 漀渀 愀 㠀㔀 昀漀漀琀 栀椀氀氀 戀攀昀漀爀攀㼀㼀 圀攀氀氀Ⰰ 琀栀攀爀攀 礀漀甀 最漀℀℀ 䈀甀稀稀椀渀最 琀栀攀 琀漀眀攀爀 椀猀 最爀攀愀琀⸀ 圀栀椀氀攀 椀渀 氀椀渀攀Ⰰ 愀 琀爀愀椀渀 挀愀甀最栀琀 洀攀 漀昀昀 最甀愀爀搀 愀渀搀 洀愀搀攀 洀攀 樀甀洀瀀 愀渀搀 愀氀洀漀猀琀 最愀瘀攀 洀攀 愀 挀漀爀漀渀愀爀礀℀ 吀栀攀 琀栀椀渀最 琀栀愀琀 愀洀愀稀攀搀 洀攀 眀愀猀 琀栀攀 猀瀀攀攀搀 戀愀挀欀 琀漀 琀栀攀 猀琀愀琀椀漀渀Ⰰ 樀甀猀琀 愀 戀氀甀爀爀爀爀爀爀℀℀ 䤀琀✀猀 栀愀爀搀 琀漀 欀攀攀瀀 礀漀甀爀 愀爀洀猀 甀瀀 琀栀攀 眀栀漀氀攀 眀愀礀 戀攀挀愀甀猀攀 漀昀 眀椀渀搀 爀攀猀椀猀琀攀渀挀攀 愀渀搀 瀀甀爀攀 椀渀琀攀渀猀椀琀礀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 椀琀 眀愀猀 眀攀氀氀 眀漀爀琀栀 琀栀攀 瀀爀椀挀攀 漀昀 漀甀爀 ␀㈀㔀 ⠀倀攀瀀猀椀 挀愀渀猀 愀爀攀 最爀攀愀琀℀⤀⸀ 圀攀 琀漀漀欀 愀渀漀琀栀攀爀 氀愀瀀 愀琀 㤀瀀洀Ⰰ 愀琀 渀椀最栀琀 愀渀搀 椀琀 眀愀猀 攀瘀攀渀 戀攀琀琀攀爀⸀ 伀渀氀礀 眀愀椀琀攀搀 㘀 洀椀渀甀琀攀猀⸀ 䰀漀漀欀Ⰰ 搀漀渀✀琀 攀砀瀀攀挀琀 琀漀 最攀琀 猀漀 氀甀挀欀礀 眀椀琀栀 琀栀攀 眀愀椀琀 琀椀洀攀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 琀栀攀 洀椀渀甀琀攀 愀渀搀 㐀 猀攀挀漀渀搀猀 愀爀攀 眀漀爀琀栀 攀瘀攀爀礀 洀椀渀甀琀攀 礀漀甀 猀瀀攀渀搀 椀渀 氀椀渀攀⸀ 䤀琀 琀爀甀氀礀 椀猀 愀渀 攀渀最椀渀攀攀爀椀渀最 洀愀爀瘀攀氀⸀ 吀栀攀 眀栀漀氀攀 爀椀搀攀 椀猀 瀀攀爀昀攀挀琀⸀ 匀洀漀漀琀栀Ⰰ 氀椀最栀琀渀椀渀最 昀愀猀琀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 愀 挀漀洀瀀氀攀琀攀 琀栀爀椀氀氀⸀ 吀栀攀 漀渀氀礀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 椀渀 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀欀 眀椀琀栀漀甀琀 愀 琀爀椀洀 戀爀愀欀攀 猀漀洀攀眀栀攀爀攀⸀ 吀栀攀 漀渀氀礀 琀栀椀渀最 琀漀 洀愀琀挀栀 椀琀 椀猀 琀漀 爀椀搀攀 愀 洀漀琀漀爀挀礀挀氀攀 漀渀 愀渀 攀洀瀀琀礀 栀椀最栀眀愀礀 愀t 120mph.
Thanks for reading and I hope that your trips to the Point are as great as mine.
There's nothing like a woodie...
Wednesday, May 31, 2000 5:34 AM
That hurts, man, it really hurts. ;)
Seriously though, wait times have been far more manageable with three trains. I got on in about 50 minutes last night, which reminded me of the old Magnum days! And speaking of Magnum, they got to close up shop by 10:15 or so!
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