Tuesday, June 13, 2000 5:11 PM
Me and my fiancee were in the metroplex this past weekend to attend the NASCAR truck and IRL races at the speedway. We decided we'd take advantage of our season passes and go to Six Flags on Friday.
We woke up about 7:30 Friday morning and looked out the balcony doors of my friend's apt to see it raining. It was a bad omen, or so we thought. I figured that it wouldn't be raining all day long, so we'd still make the trip and brave the weather. If anything it would keep the crowds away.
We got to the park and, to my surprise, I got a front row spot to park my purty blue truck in. :) We got into the park and waited with the rest of the crowd for them to drop the ropes and let us in the park. Once they did we let all the little kids sprint for Gotham City while we made a leisurely stroll to The Giant. It wasn't open yet. They were saying it wouldn't open for a half hour. So, we walked over to the Shockwave. It too was closed. SO, we walked back to check on the Giant. Still closed. Then we went to ride the Chaparral cars to kill some time. I hadn't ridden them in years, so it was fun. I let my fiancee drive. hehe Glad it wasn't a Dallas highway! ;)
We walked back to the Giant. It was open now. :) We got to the platform and waited 1 train for the front seat. My fiancee hadn't ever experienced a front seat on anything but Mr Freeze. She liked it. It was relatively smooth in the front, but not enough air. The midcourse brakes were on pretty tight too. :( Other than that, it was a great ride. I still rate the Giant my favorite ride in the park. After that ride, we made the loooong walk back around to ride the Giant again. This time we took the very back seat. I wanted to show my fiancee the differences in the ride. I liked the extra air from the back, but I think ✀氀氀 猀琀愀礀 眀椀琀栀 琀栀攀 昀爀漀渀琀 栀愀氀昀 漀昀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀椀渀 昀爀漀洀 渀漀眀 漀渀⸀ 吀栀愀琀 眀愀猀 愀 爀漀甀最栀 爀椀搀攀℀ 䤀 搀漀渀✀琀 挀愀爀攀⸀ 䤀 猀琀椀氀氀 氀漀瘀攀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀圀攀 搀攀挀椀搀攀搀 琀漀 眀愀氀欀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 昀漀爀 愀 眀栀椀氀攀 愀渀搀 挀栀攀挀欀 漀甀琀 猀漀洀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 猀栀漀瀀猀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 眀攀 眀攀渀琀 琀漀 爀椀搀攀 䈀愀琀洀愀渀⸀ 圀攀 栀愀搀 愀戀漀甀琀 愀 㐀 琀爀愀椀渀 眀愀椀琀Ⰰ 眀栀椀挀栀 眀漀甀氀搀渀✀琀 栀愀瘀攀 戀攀攀渀 琀漀漀 戀愀搀 椀昀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 漀瀀猀 眀攀爀攀 愀挀琀甀愀氀氀礀 琀爀礀椀渀最 琀漀 最攀琀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀椀渀猀 漀甀琀⸀ 吀栀攀礀 眀攀爀攀 爀甀渀渀椀渀最 眀椀琀栀 愀戀漀甀琀 ㈀ 洀椀渀甀琀攀 搀椀猀瀀愀琀挀栀 琀椀洀攀猀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 椀猀 漀渀攀 漀昀 洀礀 昀椀愀渀挀攀攀✀猀 洀漀猀琀 昀愀瘀漀爀椀琀攀 爀椀搀攀猀 椀渀 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀欀⸀ 䤀 氀椀欀攀 椀琀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 渀漀琀 愀猀 洀甀挀栀 愀猀 琀栀攀 漀琀栀攀爀 䈀☀䴀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 䤀✀瘀攀 攀砀瀀攀爀椀攀渀挀攀搀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀一攀砀琀 眀攀 眀攀渀琀 漀瘀攀爀 愀渀搀 爀漀搀攀 琀栀攀 䨀甀搀最攀 刀漀礀 匀挀爀攀愀洀⸀ 䄀最愀椀渀Ⰰ 䤀 栀愀搀渀✀琀 爀椀搀搀攀渀 琀栀椀猀 漀渀攀 椀渀 礀攀愀爀猀Ⰰ 猀漀 椀琀 戀爀漀甀最栀琀 戀愀挀欀 猀漀洀攀 洀攀洀漀爀椀攀猀⸀ 䤀 氀椀欀攀 琀栀椀猀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 漀甀琀 ✀渀✀ 戀愀挀欀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 愀 渀椀挀攀 戀攀最椀渀渀攀爀 爀椀搀攀 愀渀搀 椀猀 猀琀椀氀氀 瀀爀攀琀琀礀 最漀漀搀 昀漀爀 愀 猀攀愀猀漀渀攀搀 攀渀琀栀甀猀椀愀猀琀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀圀攀 琀栀攀渀 爀漀搀攀 琀栀攀 䴀椀渀攀 吀爀愀椀渀⸀ 䤀 氀漀瘀攀 琀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀⸀ 䴀礀 漀渀氀礀 挀漀洀瀀氀愀椀渀琀 椀猀 琀栀愀琀 洀礀 㘀✀∀ 戀漀搀礀 搀漀攀猀渀✀琀 昀椀琀 椀渀 琀栀攀 挀愀爀 琀漀漀 眀攀氀氀 眀栀攀渀 洀礀 氀攀最猀 愀爀攀 愀戀漀甀琀 㔀✀ 氀漀渀最⸀ 栀攀栀攀 匀琀爀愀渀最攀 猀攀愀琀椀渀最 瀀漀猀椀琀椀漀渀猀 愀爀攀 爀攀焀甀椀爀攀搀 琀漀 昀椀琀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 䤀 猀琀椀氀氀 氀漀瘀攀 椀琀⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀匀栀漀挀欀眀愀瘀攀 眀愀猀 渀漀眀 漀瀀攀渀Ⰰ 猀漀 眀攀 最漀琀 椀渀 氀椀渀攀 昀漀爀 椀琀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 猀甀挀栀 愀 猀栀愀洀攀 琀漀 猀攀攀 琀栀攀 氀愀挀欀 漀昀 攀渀琀栀甀猀椀愀猀洀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 漀瀀猀 栀愀瘀攀 愀琀 猀甀挀栀 愀 眀漀渀搀攀爀昀甀氀 挀爀攀愀琀椀漀渀⸀ 吀栀攀礀 眀攀爀攀 爀甀渀渀椀渀最 漀渀攀 琀爀愀椀渀 眀椀琀栀 ㌀ 洀椀渀甀琀攀 搀椀猀瀀愀琀挀栀 琀椀洀攀猀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 眀愀猀 愀戀漀甀琀 琀栀攀 氀漀渀最攀猀琀 眀愀椀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 搀愀礀 昀漀爀 甀猀 愀琀 愀戀漀甀琀 㔀 洀椀渀甀琀攀猀⸀ 圀攀 爀漀搀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀 瘀攀爀礀 氀愀猀琀 猀攀愀琀⸀ 䴀愀渀Ⰰ 琀栀愀琀 猀攀愀琀 眀椀氀氀 最攀琀 礀漀甀 椀渀 琀栀攀 戀愀猀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 氀漀漀瀀猀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 礀漀甀 最攀琀 猀漀洀攀 最爀攀愀琀 愀椀爀 漀渀 琀栀攀 栀椀氀氀猀 愀爀漀甀渀搀 琀栀攀 爀攀猀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 挀漀甀爀猀攀⸀ 䤀 氀漀瘀攀 琀栀椀猀 爀椀搀攀℀ 倀漀漀瀀礀 爀椀搀攀 漀瀀猀 漀爀 渀漀琀Ⰰ 䤀 猀琀椀氀氀 氀漀瘀攀 椀琀℀ 㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀伀甀爀 渀攀砀琀 猀琀漀瀀 眀愀猀 琀栀攀 眀漀渀搀攀爀昀甀氀氀礀 栀椀猀琀漀爀椀挀 䔀氀 䄀猀愀搀攀爀爀漀 ⠀猀瀀㼀⤀ 氀漀最 爀椀搀攀⸀ 䄀最愀椀渀Ⰰ 椀琀 栀愀猀 戀攀攀渀 礀攀愀爀猀 猀椀渀挀攀 䤀 栀愀搀 爀椀搀搀攀渀 琀栀攀 眀漀爀氀搀✀猀 昀椀爀猀琀 氀漀最 爀椀搀攀⸀ 䤀琀 眀愀猀 愀 渀椀挀攀 愀渀搀 爀攀氀愀砀椀渀最 爀椀搀攀⸀ 匀椀渀挀攀 眀攀 栀愀搀 琀栀攀 戀漀愀琀 愀氀氀 琀漀 漀甀爀猀攀氀瘀攀猀Ⰰ 䤀 猀愀琀 愀最愀椀渀猀琀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 愀渀搀 洀礀 昀椀愀渀挀攀攀 猀愀琀 椀渀 昀爀漀渀琀 漀昀 洀攀 愀渀搀 挀甀爀氀攀搀 甀瀀 椀渀 洀礀 愀爀洀猀⸀ 吀栀愀琀 洀愀搀攀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀 琀栀愀琀 洀甀挀栀 洀漀爀攀 昀甀渀⸀ 㰀椀洀最 猀爀挀㴀∀⼀昀漀爀甀洀猀⼀椀洀愀最攀猀⼀猀洀椀氀攀㈀⸀最椀昀∀ 戀漀爀搀攀爀㴀∀ ∀㸀 䤀琀 眀愀猀渀✀琀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 栀漀琀 琀栀愀琀 搀愀礀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 椀琀 眀愀猀 瀀爀攀琀琀礀 栀甀洀椀搀Ⰰ 猀漀 琀栀愀琀 渀椀挀攀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 猀瀀氀愀猀栀 愀琀 琀栀攀 攀nd of the ride felt good.
We hung around in the Latin part of the park (Spain/Mexico) after that. We rode the Conquistador and El Sombrero. La Vibora's que was full, so we passed on that since the line moves so slowly.
We took the long way back toward the front gate and got one last ride in on Runaway Mountain. There was about a 10 minute wait on this one. After that we stopped in Looney Tunes Land and enjoyed a strawberry smoothie, our favorite treat in the park, and then left the park around 1:30 or so.
We couldn't have picked a more perfect time to leave the park. As we were heading back toward the highway, I noticed some lightning to the west. I got on I30 and drove about a mile and then it started pouring! I was doing 20mph on the highway most of the way back to Ft Worth.
In all, this was a great day at the park. Light crowds and short lines always help. It was a bit on the humid side, but since it was cloudy, it was bearable. Although we only stayed for about half the day, we were able to get in everything we had wanted to do and maybe more.