Missouri governor takes spin on Wildfire, says "fantastic"
Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2001 3:56 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Not all politicians are stupid when it comes to roller coasters. Missouri's governor Bob Holden got three laps on Silver Dollar City's new Wildfire, a B&M looper, and said it was "fantastic." The governor used the opportunity to talk about the importance of tourism and a good highway system.
Actually, I wasn't even sure if the two DCA coasters had opened this year or late last year... these long winter months seem to go on forever and I lose track of time! Not that it really matters... I just wish I could be at the openings of Hypersonic and Wildfire, I envy those who will be there.
I've read the article, and I find it interesting how the governor got his start working at an amusement park...
However, on a lesser note, I think they should look at the school system, too... "Julie Menke, an 18-year-old senior at Branson High School..." "...comparing it favorably to the Batman ride at Six Flags near St. Louis. “I go on any roller coasters anywhere,” she said."
That just stuck out to me as one of the weirdest sentences I have heard in a while.