What is your favorite park souvenir that holds the most meaning to you?
What is the coolest-looking souvenir you've seen at a park?
My favorite souvenir was my first ride photos on The Beast at PKI and Millennium Force at CP. The first was me in pure terror and the second in absolute awe.
The coolest-looking souvenir I've gotton was the little keychain at CP that looks like a roll of film and you can pull out a strip and see most of their coasters and some ride pictures on it. I like any souvenir that raps up most of the coasters in one package(T-Shirts, keychains).
So, what's yours? ------------- PKI-Wooden, Helix, and Kiddie Coaster Capital of the World! The First and Only Gigabuzzer bigger than Millie, rising Faster than Maggie, and pulls more BS than MS ever will!!!
I like ride photos, but I like to buy the t-shirt of my favorite coaster at a park the most. If they don't have any good ones, I'll buy a keychain or something. I normally stick with ride photos and shirts/sweatshirts for my souvenirs. My wife likes to buy pens and postcards, and sometimes keychains. She also likes the ride photos though. Peace. :) ------------- Medusa at Marine World: the best coaster in the west!
I always get a T-shirt if it is a new ride that I haven't been on. I have about 40 shirts so far and I wear them all around too which is cool. A lot of people at my school and in my town ask me if I have really been to like CP and rode MF I'm like hell ya they always think I'm lucky!! ------------- magic mountain and CP rule
I dig the large cups CP does every year. I have one that proudly displays 'Power Tower' on one side, and 'Get Vertical' on the other. I also have two alien-shaped cups from CP (one being the MF silver one, very cool!)
My favorites have always been the CP poster-size maps, which I have my oldest (1983) and my newest (2000) framed on the wall. Another neat - though tacky - souvenir I love is the CP Corkscrew waterglobe that cost like $1.85 (last year!) and looks like the cheapest, ugliest thing - but I remember it being there when I was growing up, and I'd see it every single year. So I guess it just grew on me over time.
At one point in time I didn't bother with souviners. However, with our trip to Fla, I got a T-shirts for Dueling Dragons, Kraken, and Gwasi.
I think that will by my new thing - 1 T per visit. If it is a park I do not see myself getting to very often, it will be a T for the park. If it is a "frequently" visited park, then it will be a T for a coaster.
------------- I promise I won't go off on a rant about those @#$%^&*! Toboggan's again.
Six Flags huge cups because they are cheap to refill.I have about 6 at this point but,this year i finally bought my first ride t-shirt(Nitro)so now,i think i'm going to buy a Medusa t-shirt somewhere in the future.Maybe i'll start collecting t-shirts so when im 70 years old i can sport what will probably be a bunch of defunct coasters.
I have an old floatie pen from 1976 Cedar Point featuring CP&LE R.R. on one side, and the Space Spiral on the other where the cabin floats up and down as you flip the pen. Of the hundreds of souveniers from CP, that is my favorite. I'm also partial to my life-sized Kennywood "arrow" that I bought last year.
I always wear another park's shirt to the one I'm at. People see it and start chatting up a conversation.
Especially when I wore by BGW Alphengiest shirt to CP, everyone in line was looking at it because it gives all the stats of the ride and says it's the Tallest Inverted. I only wear these shirts to amusement parks, they're special to me. So I'm in the front row of Raptor and the ride op goes, "Uh Oh, wrong shirt, I don't know if we should let you ride." It was funny, you had to be there. I told him I have a Raptor shirt, which I do, and I'll be wearing it Thursday at BGT on Montu, how about that?
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I have two favorite souvenir collections. First, I collect park & ride Christmas ornaments. Why? I don't have to find a place to display them year around! We are limited to a small apartment right now, and if I bought everything I liked at every park we visited -- well, we'd have to move into a second apartment & keep the first for the souvenirs! Also, I really enjoy getting each one out every Christmas and remembering where & when I got it. (I try to pack them away in an original park logo bag and/or with a postcard showing when I made that trip, etc.)
My second favorite souvenir is my patch vest. Even if it's not considered cool to wear them much anymore (I started mine in the 80's), I enjoy collecting the patches and showing my vest to people who appreciate the hobby. Unfortunately, it seems to be getting harder and harder to find patches to put on it.
A medium-sized stuffed Shamu (now appropriately named Patches) from Sea World in San Diego. It was the last stuffed animal that I allowed my father to give to me. Sort of that "rite of passage" thing. That was in 1987 when I was eleven. Since then, Patches has been a permanent resident in my bedroom. It was a great "sensitive side" chick magnet, along side the stuffed 101 dalmation my mom gave me when I was 16 (moms can do that). The dog is simply named "Puppy". jeremy --who's ex-girlfriends still affectionately ask if he still has Puppy and Patches...
I can tell you what it's definately not...I was on Montezumas Revenge about ten years ago and a girl behind me puked on us. NO FUN!!! They did give us a hotel room for the night though and return admission for that day and another day of our choice. As for the real deal, Stuffed Snoopys from Cedar Fair Parks. I get the regular ones, my fiance gets the Belle's. We have 3 of each now. Makes it easy to remember anniversary's.
------------- Taller please!
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