KickTheSky 100 - Pacific Park

Associated parks:
None

Friday, August 22, 2003 9:18 AM
ARRIVED: 4:35pm

LEFT: 4:50pm

A little background on this day first before I begin. The day was actually spent taking a tour of the city of L.A. I purchased one of those all day packages that had me going all over the city. It included Hollywood and the star homes and a few beaches. One of those beaches happened to be Santa Monica Pier. And sitting on that pier was West Coaster. I had 20 minutes to make it down to the coaster and back before the bus left. That is EXACTLY what I did!!!

PARK APPEARANCE/ATMOSPHERE: Didnt really get to see much of this park. I only spent 15 minutes here and most of it was running to the coaster and back from the coaster.

RIDE QUEUE TIMES: I waited two trains to ride West Coaster. You get two rides for the price of one. I ended up getting off after my first ride because if I didnt I was going to be late for the bus.

BEST EXPERIENCE: Getting to see the Playboy mansion on the tour.

WORST EXPERIENCE: Venice Beach. Just not my scene.

MOST PLEASANT SURPRISE: Getting to ride a coaster on this trip when I had no clue I would see one.

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Not being able to go into the Playboy mansion on the tour.


COASTER RANKINGS

WITHOUT FLAW:
None

REALLY QUITE GOOD:
None

COLD FRIES BAD:
West Coaster (88) - very uninspired layout, more of a family coaster. It had a nice pop of air in there but I dont really remember much of it. This was more of a credit whore stop anyways.

JUST PLAIN AWFUL:
None

MAJOR NON-COASTER ACTIVITIES:
Well there WAS the tour itself. It included downtown L.A., Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bel-Aire, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, and Marina Del Rey. I did get to see one celebrity, I saw Micheal Keaton drive up along side of our bus and he kind of glanced up at us. For those who wonder what he drives, it is a black Mercedes 500 SL.

BEST NON-COASTER RIDE:
None

OTHER COMMENTS:
Overall not a bad day. Getting a coaster in this day was a heck of a surprise. It put me in a much better position to try and get my 100 on the next day at Magic Mountain...

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Bob Hansen
Resident Airtime Whore
*** This post was edited by Kick The Sky 8/26/2003 12:48:23 PM ***

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Friday, August 22, 2003 12:29 PM
Darn you, Bob - I've spent 96 hours of my life in that God-forsaken city, and the only celebrity I saw was someone who may or may not have been Jay Mohr.

I skipped the West Coaster, but had a great time people-watching on that very pier in 1998.

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A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

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Friday, August 22, 2003 12:34 PM
You'll never break 100 by skipping coasters, D3n!
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Friday, August 22, 2003 12:45 PM
and I felt like such a whore running down there are riding the coaster and running back up. Didn't even get to really see the great view everyone was gushing about on the bus.

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Bob Hansen
Hi, my name is Bob and I am a credit whore...

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Monday, August 25, 2003 6:39 AM
Chris: You got it all wrong--skipping coasters is exactly how you do a Cplaya 100 knockoff. I even dropped whole parks off the itinerary.

-'Playa

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The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.

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Monday, August 25, 2003 9:15 AM
TAER CHR!5 DOWN

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A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

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