Wednesday, September 6, 2000 6:59 AM
Well, it's 1800 miles later and I'm back home again in FL (with a short side trip to New Orleans).
Rather than bore you with every detail, I'll just give the overview.
Arrived LA late Thursday Aug. 24th...Headed North... Stayed in a motel for a few quick winks then back on the road... Made it to PGA by opening at 10am...(missed meeting Draco at gate somehow!)
PGA : STEALTH was interesting ride but restraint reminded me of the feeling I had on the Huss Flyaway... just not fond of that pressured feeling. GRIZZLY was nothing like it's Eastern cousin, not much fun. Favorite ride at the park was TOP GUN... but I'm a sucker for B&M inverteds anyway.
Moved on up the road to SFMW... Surprisingly fun little park. Met with Draco and had a great time, especially on MEDUSA and ROAR, both of which surpassed their Eastern cousins (imho... and love them both at SFA and SFGADv). Especially loved our final 9pm ride on ROAR front seat... Whoosh!
Saturday am I met up with Draco at SCBB... (stayed at an inexpensive motel half a block away)
Loved the GIANT DIPPER, what a great great ride! First ride we were on back seat at the OPerator overguesstimated the brakes and we all got to ride again! (Just like in that TV Movie where the Giant Dipper was unable to stop at the station ... uh oh, deja vu time!)Wonderful experience overall, very nostalgic place.
Drove back to LA that day & night... great scenery EVERYWHERE you go. I saw Mountains, Deserts, the Pacific,Redwoods, and a little of everything.
Sunday was my return visit to DISNEYLAND, which I just love. Although smaller in size than my homestate Disney parks, it's packed with fun and loaded with nostalgia. I don't get tired of INDIANA JONES or SPACE MOUNTAIN (love the Soundtrack). Even Rocket Rods was great fun!
I ducked out to see ADVENTURE CITY (on Draco's recommendation) Their little coaster was a fun little wild mouse type machine but beware... t攀礀 伀一䰀夀 氀攀琀 礀漀甀 椀渀 昀漀爀 䘀唀䰀䰀 倀刀䤀䌀䔀 ⠀愀爀漀甀渀搀 ㈀⸀ ⤀ 䄀一䐀 琀栀攀礀 昀爀漀眀渀 漀渀 愀搀甀氀琀猀 挀漀洀椀渀最 琀栀攀爀攀 眀⼀漀 挀栀椀氀搀爀攀渀⸀ 䤀琀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 椀猀 愀 欀椀搀搀椀攀 瀀愀爀欀 眀椀琀栀 渀漀琀栀椀渀最 攀氀猀攀 琀漀 漀昀昀攀爀 愀渀搀 甀渀氀攀猀猀 礀漀甀 栀愀瘀攀 猀洀愀氀氀 欀椀搀猀Ⰰ 椀琀✀猀 渀漀琀 眀漀爀琀栀 猀琀漀瀀瀀椀渀最 愀琀⸀⸀⸀⠀戀攀挀愀甀猀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 瀀爀椀挀攀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 猀琀爀愀渀最攀 爀攀挀攀瀀琀椀漀渀 礀漀甀 最攀琀 眀栀椀氀攀 琀爀礀椀渀最 琀漀 攀砀瀀氀愀椀渀 圀䠀夀 礀漀甀 眀愀渀琀 琀漀 爀椀搀攀 琀栀攀椀爀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀℀⤀⸀ 一伀吀 刀䔀䌀伀䴀䴀䔀一䐀䔀䐀 愀琀 愀氀氀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䈀愀挀欀 琀漀 䐀䤀匀一䔀夀䰀䄀一䐀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 攀瘀攀渀椀渀最✀猀 昀攀猀琀椀瘀椀琀椀攀猀⸀ 猀愀眀 䘀愀渀琀愀猀洀椀挀 愀渀搀 昀椀爀攀眀漀爀欀猀⸀⸀⸀ 䰀漀瘀攀搀 爀椀搀椀渀最 䈀䤀䜀 吀䠀唀一䐀䔀刀 愀琀 瀀愀爀欀✀猀 挀氀漀猀攀⸀⸀⸀䜀刀䔀䄀吀 昀甀渀 椀渀 琀栀攀 搀愀爀欀℀ 㰀戀爀㸀䄀渀搀 䈀吀圀Ⰰ 䌀愀氀椀昀漀爀渀椀愀 䄀搀瘀攀渀琀甀爀攀 氀漀漀欀猀 最爀攀愀琀⸀⸀⸀ 挀愀渀✀琀 眀愀椀琀 琀椀氀氀 椀琀 漀瀀攀渀猀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䴀漀渀搀愀礀 眀愀猀 䬀一伀吀吀✀匀 䈀䔀刀刀夀 䘀䄀刀䴀⸀⸀⸀ 䄀搀漀爀攀搀 䜀䠀伀匀吀刀䤀䐀䔀刀⸀⸀ 伀渀攀 漀昀 洀礀 昀愀瘀漀爀椀琀攀 渀攀眀 眀漀漀搀椀攀猀℀ 圀漀眀℀ 匀漀最最礀 洀攀琀 洀攀 昀漀爀 爀攀瀀攀愀琀 眀愀氀欀 漀渀 爀椀搀攀猀 椀渀 琀栀攀 愀昀琀攀爀渀漀漀渀Ⰰ 眀栀愀琀 昀甀渀⸀ 䄀琀 㐀瀀洀 搀爀漀瘀攀 漀渀 搀漀眀渀 琀漀 䈀攀氀洀漀渀琀 倀愀爀欀 愀琀 䴀椀猀猀椀漀渀 䈀攀愀挀栀⸀⸀⸀ 䴀攀琀 甀瀀 眀椀琀栀 䴀攀爀爀椀匀攀搀愀椀⼀䈀攀氀洀漀渀琀 䈀愀戀攀 ☀ 䐀甀琀挀栀洀愀渀 琀栀攀爀攀⸀⸀⸀ 圀栀愀琀 愀 渀椀挀攀 挀漀甀瀀氀攀 漀昀 瀀攀漀瀀氀攀℀ 䜀漀琀 琀栀攀 最爀愀渀搀 琀漀甀爀 愀渀搀 挀漀洀瀀氀椀洀攀渀琀愀爀礀 爀椀搀攀猀 漀渀 䜀䤀愀渀琀 䐀椀瀀瀀攀爀 ⠀琀栀愀渀欀猀 琀漀 匀甀猀愀渀⤀⸀ 䜀爀攀愀琀 爀椀搀攀℀ 䜀爀攀愀琀 猀琀漀瀀℀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䘀椀渀愀氀氀礀Ⰰ 䤀 猀瀀攀渀琀 琀栀攀 氀愀猀琀 搀愀礀 愀琀 匀䘀䴀䴀 眀⼀ 洀礀 昀爀椀攀渀搀 䰀漀爀爀愀椀渀攀 愀渀搀 栀愀搀 愀 洀甀挀栀 戀攀琀琀攀爀 琀椀洀攀 琀栀愀渀 瀀爀攀瘀椀漀甀猀 瀀漀猀琀猀 栀愀搀 氀攀搀 洀攀 琀漀 戀攀氀椀攀瘀攀 䤀 眀漀甀氀搀⸀ 䰀漀瘀攀搀 䜀伀䰀䤀䄀吀䠀 愀渀搀 眀愀氀欀攀搀 爀椀最栀琀 漀渀⸀⸀⸀ ⠀䤀琀 挀氀漀猀攀搀 愀昀琀攀爀 愀 戀爀攀愀欀搀漀眀渀 愀琀 ㌀⤀ 䈀䄀吀䴀䄀一 眀愀猀 愀氀猀漀 愀 眀愀氀欀 漀渀 ⠀愀 昀椀爀猀琀 昀漀爀 洀攀⸀⸀⸀ 甀猀甀愀氀氀礀 愀 氀漀渀最 眀愀椀琀 愀琀 漀琀栀攀爀 匀䘀 倀愀爀欀猀⤀ 愀猀 眀愀猀 刀䤀䐀䐀䰀䔀刀✀匀 刀䔀嘀䔀一䜀䔀 昀漀爀 洀甀挀栀 漀昀 琀栀攀 搀愀礀⸀ 䈀漀琀栀 眀攀爀攀 最爀攀愀琀 昀甀渀⸀ ⠀䤀✀瘀攀 搀漀渀攀 猀攀瘀攀爀愀氀 匀琀愀渀搀 唀瀀猀 渀漀眀 愀渀搀 琀栀椀猀 挀漀甀氀搀 瘀攀爀礀 眀攀氀氀 戀攀 琀栀攀 戀攀猀琀⸀⸀⸀⤀ 䌀伀䰀伀匀匀唀匀 愀渀搀 倀匀夀䌀䰀伀一䔀 瀀爀漀瘀攀搀 搀椀猀愀瀀瀀漀椀渀琀椀渀最 戀甀琀 䤀 栀愀搀 戀攀攀渀 眀愀爀渀攀搀⸀ 匀㨀吀䔀 眀愀猀 氀漀渀最攀猀琀 眀愀椀琀 戀甀琀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 昀甀渀 愀渀搀 洀礀 昀爀椀攀渀搀 ⠀愀渀搀 爀攀氀甀挀琀愀渀琀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 爀椀搀攀爀⤀ 䰀漀爀爀愀椀渀攀✀猀 昀愀瘀漀爀椀琀攀 匀䘀䴀䴀 攀砀瀀攀爀椀攀渀挀攀⸀ 一䤀一䨀䄀 眀愀猀 昀甀渀 愀渀搀 爀攀洀椀渀搀攀搀 洀攀 栀漀眀 昀攀眀 漀昀 琀栀攀猀攀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀猀 攀砀椀猀琀⸀ 嘀䤀倀䔀刀 最愀瘀攀 洀攀 琀栀攀 琀礀瀀椀挀愀氀 猀琀攀攀氀 氀漀漀瀀攀爀 栀攀愀搀 戀愀渀最椀渀最Ⰰ 愀猀 搀椀搀 刀䔀嘀伀䰀唀吀䤀伀一Ⰰ 愀氀愀猀⸀ 䈀氀愀洀攀 椀琀 漀渀 琀栀攀 爀攀猀琀爀愀椀渀琀猀℀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䄀氀氀 椀渀 愀氀氀 愀 最爀攀愀琀 琀椀洀攀℀ 吀栀愀渀欀猀 琀漀 瀀愀猀猀攀猀 琀漀 倀愀爀愀洀漀甀渀琀Ⰰ 䌀攀搀愀爀 䘀愀椀爀 愀渀搀 匀䘀 椀琀 眀愀猀渀✀琀 愀猀 攀砀瀀攀渀猀椀瘀攀 愀猀 漀渀攀 洀椀最栀琀 戀攀氀椀攀瘀攀 瀀氀甀猀 䄀氀愀洀漀 栀愀猀 愀 渀攀眀 眀攀攀欀氀礀 爀愀琀攀 椀渀 䘀䰀 愀渀搀 䌀䄀 漀昀 樀甀猀琀 ㈀㤀⸀ 愀 眀eek! Can't beat that!
California is a great coaster spot and well worth the visit. Thanks for all the fun.
"You have to scale a lot of lift hills to coast easily..."
*** This post was edited by FloridaFlyer on 9/7/2000. ***
Wednesday, September 6, 2000 3:45 PM
I like Stealth, but I agree with your asessment of it. I doesn't quite move beyond it's gimmick, and that's what keeps it out of my top 10. It's a unique experience though and I'm glad to have it at PGA.
The new KING of coasters: