I had a blast!! Hades is everything and more!! Got a total of 7 rides in between two storms that rolled through. I was able to get 2 night rides as well. This is definately my new #1 woodie.
I'd like to share an incredible view of the coasters I took just before a massive storm hit around 2:15pm Sat. (July 23). The last time I saw the sky turn this black was during an eclipse of the sun. Take a look.
Great picture. Looks like a central Ohio storm I was caught in today.
Geesh....that's really dark for a daytime shot. Are you sure you aren't messing with us swampfoxer?
I can assure you I am not messing with you. This is a totally legitimate camera shot. No photoshopping here I promise.
A friend of mine even called me later that night from NC and said he was watching a golf tournament that was in Milwaukee. They had to halt the tournament because of this storm. He said the announcer said the storm came from the west and that there was a tornado warning. He immediately thought of me as he knew I was in the area that the storm came in from.
Is it just me, or do those coasters look massive from those shots? I've never been up there, always wanted to go, and I didn't realize the coasters were so impressive looking.
It's because they're on top of the hill and the rest of the park is at the bottom.
That picture was taken from almost the other end of the park. The coasters are on the other side and on top of a hill.
Last year there was one storm that formed within 15 minutes. It was perfectly sunny out and then a huge wall of black started heading toward the peninsula. Right before the storm got there EVERYONE started running towards the front of the park in masses. It was genuine terror and I wish someone would have gotten footage because it was just like a scene out of Independence Day or Day After Tommorrow with all the people running for their lives. It was very surreal...there were even church groups gathered around their leaders praying and stuff. I mean, come on people it's just a bunch of wind, rain, and a bit of lightning--hang out in the main arcade until it passes. And since you're surrounded by really, really huge lightning rods you've got nothing to worry about.
That was a fun day, I had just gone on my split, but I walked back to my ride during the storm and waited it out with the rest of my crew, PaddleWheel, and Monster. The games we played while waiting made it worth it though. :)
*** Edited 7/26/2005 2:36:55 AM UTC by CPgenius***
Interesting pic, swampfoxer.
Edited to unabbreviate Camp Snoopy. *** Edited 7/26/2005 3:18:51 AM UTC by dexter***
And since you're surrounded by really, really huge lightning rods you've got nothing to worry about.
Well, of course, except for the kid that almost got struck by lightning in the Soak City parking lot eariler this year.
Anyway, that photo is... wow. It seems so menacing... if there would of been a bolt of lightning in that pic, it would of been... well, wow, but in a different way.
nesdude, the kid was in the main parking lot, not the Soak City parking lot. The Soak City lot's proximity to Dragster and Magnum would probably make it less likely for a lightning strike in the parking lot, although still possible. The main lot is like a huge flat concrete pad with a watch tower in the middle and a few light poles scattered about.
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