Tuesday, September 4, 2001 6:00 AM
On the way to Darlington, SC this weekend, I spotted a new Wild Mouse. It is at South of the Border, a small "place" on the NC/SC border which mostly has fireworks, food, and cheesy souvenirs. I was really surprised because I had stopped there last year to get fireworks and the place looks so run down and cheap. Now the place actually has something going for it.
It was late on the way home from the race in Darlington, so I did not get to stop and ride. Does anyone know anything about this coaster, i.e when did they put it in and who manufactured it? I know there are some NC/SC buzzers, so I was just wondering if you were aware of it. It was a total surprise to me. It looks really good - yellow track with gray supports. Flying by on I95, that is about all I could tell. I might actually have to stop and ride next time I go back that way - if it is a coaster, I gotta ride it! I am still amazed at "Pedro's Wild Mouse".
Tuesday, September 4, 2001 6:50 AM
It was just built this year, and was manufactured by L&T Systems, the same company that made the new mouse at Lake Winnie.
The Buzzer formerly known as RagingBull.
Tuesday, September 4, 2001 10:11 AM
We live not too far from there, in addition to that, they're supposed to have a new "reality ride"(?). Tip: the fireworks are expensive at that place, stop at one of their other stores further in SC for fireworks, because as you noticed, SOB is a tourist trap. Pedroland has been there, but they recently remodeled it. They are now advertising the best or largest minigolf in the world or something. They are doing new things like that because they outlawed the Casinos and gambling games that used to be so fun at South of the Border.......
From what I've seen of that mouse, it looks good lit at night! Very attractive. How many will stop, I don't know. It looks like the same Crazy Mouse from NMB Garnd Prix that is open like one day a year, or that's what I thought. Glad to hear it's different(so it's like Wild Thang?), please be successful!
If you search a little, there are huge SOB fanatics, there are people that love that place. The history you will love, and it's true. Some guy was sitting there one day, thought, these people driving by, they must be thirsty, so he started selling beer. One day, while sitting there selling beer, he noticed he was sitting just south of the NC border, so he goes to Mexico, brings back a Mexican named Pedro(I am not lying), a box of somberos, and the man made lots of money. Everybody there used to have name tags saying their name was Pedro. Strange in the least, strange.
Tuesday, September 4, 2001 11:05 AM
I pick on South of the Border a lot, but it has been around forever. I remember stopping there everytime we went to Florida when I was little. The only problem I have with it is that it just screams "Griswold" so loudly. I can just see Clark and Ellen there. And all of those billboards for what seems like every mile 500 miles before you get there. (Chilly Today, Hot Tamale)
But I give them credit...they seem to make a killing and people eat it up. And any place that puts in a new coaster deserves a second look. :) Maybe it will draw in even more people and they can move up to a woodie, the Screamin' Burrito. Seriously, I am planning to ride the Mouse next time I go back by there. It did look good.
Tuesday, September 4, 2001 11:54 AM
That wooden burrito sounds like a good idea! They really could almost do something with that place, not that there's anything wrong with it, or too wrong, but they could replace and out do the gambling thing.
I think it was Forces of Nature, a movie with that Affleck guy, that had South of the Border and Sandra Bullock in it. Griswaldian indeed. We travel through there alot, and those billboards change often. Some of the classics remain, like the sheep, the car, and the tequila, as well as Pedro's address, in case you didn't yell loud enough. They do an entertaining job at rotating them. Let's do hope to see "South Carolina's Largest CCI, 32 Miles Ahead!" one of these days. Alright, that's pushing it, but who knows?!
BTW, my sister goes to the Darlington races.......
Tuesday, September 4, 2001 12:39 PM
I hear there's a CoasterWorks! design, SBNO, just in case...not too far away, either. I hate SBNO, if it's standing, it ought to be operating!
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Tuesday, September 4, 2001 12:43 PM
FONT face=Verdana size=2>I hear there's a CoasterWorks! design, SBNO, just in case...not too far away, either. I hate SBNO, if it's standing, it ought to be operating! BR>
/BLOCKQUOTE>/BLOCKQUOTE>That would be the Thunder Eagle (built in 2000) at the former Race World in Pigeon Forge, TN. Its not exactly close.. but stil, its likely someone will buy it.
Thursday, July 25, 2002 3:11 PM
Yaaaaaay i am goin there in a few days.
Track Record: 111 and counting.....
Thursday, July 25, 2002 5:08 PM
Actually, it opened in July of last year.
Thursday, July 25, 2002 5:26 PM
This topic is from September of last year :)
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