It's the return of Thunder Eagle!
Yes the coaster had tons of trouble being relocated to Canada, The new location is a park in Mexico which doesn't have any laws!
Chuck, who knows theres laws there but it seems the only ones they inforce are the ones against the govt.
No laws at all? Wow...must be mayhem and chaos all over the place there!
I visited briefly, walking across the bridge from El Paso...my *experience* was that the only "laws" being followed were simply those of supply and demand...
Chuck who believes Mooshy but frome what I understand, many places south of Mexico city are in almost a constant state of civil war.
Gator - El Paso used to be a city I visited for business often and I ventured over to Juarez on more than one occasion. I can only say [again] that your experience was different than mine.
Now, back to the topic at hand....
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The real Mexico is not what you see at the border towns (TJ is a riot though) or the resorts.
I spent 10 days in Guadalajara not too long ago. In the City of Roses few people spoke English and almost everyone was friendly - even though my Spanish "mucho sucko'd". At no time did I feel unwelcome. Sure the city has some grime and crime. But then so does it's US demographic counterpart, Chicago.
Judging a nation on what you see in movies or TV is a bad idea.
I will me returning to Guadalajara in February and look forward to visiting Selva Magica and riding an Anton Jumbo Jet even if I already got the "credit" when it was Glissade at BGE.
". . . don't you know baby that life is a scream!" - Gordon Gano
I have no reason to believe family lying to me but if your experiences are different Im happy for you. The family tells me that inner city about anywhere is fine as far as safety.
Thanks for enlightenment though. My Great Uncle (Recently passed) used to tell me how he'd daily go from his home in El Paso over the border for real Mexican food and cheap priced goods.
I never felt unsafe(outside of the cabs) or unwelcomed when I was there, there was also alot of rioting/protesting going on but outside of that I didn't think it was any worse then what you'd find in a major city like LA, NY, Chitown.
Back on topic
I've ridden Thunder Eagle and I thought it was a cool coaster, I'm not to big a fan of Wooden coasters in general. Yet I thought TE was was a great little woody;o) Glad to see it relocated and not turned into bonfire wood.
This is one well-traveled coaster! Tennessee, Canada, Mexico, it'll probably end up in Europe before it's all said and done.
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