Travel Channel - Mon Aug 9 & Fri Aug 13

Sunday, August 8, 2004 7:36 PM
For your viewing pleasure (all times Eastern Standard)


11 am: Great Hotels - Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts

2 pm: Disney's Imagineers

4 pm: Coasters of the West - Vegas Thrills

5 pm: Coasters of the West - Designs of Terror

6 pm: Theme Park Secrets - Las Vegas Revealed

7 pm: Secrets of Hershey PA

8 pm: Waterparks 2004

9 pm: Fan's Guide - WDW

11 pm: Waterparks 2004

12 am: Fan's Guide - WDW

2 am: Secrets of Hershey PA


4 pm: Ultimate Thrill - Technology of Terror

5 pm: Ultimate Thrill - Fast and Frightening

6 pm: Ultimate WDW

7 pm: Disney's Animal Kingdom

8 pm: WDW Resort - Behind the Scenes

9 pm: Sea World Revealed

10 pm: Dollywood

11 pm: WDW Resort - Behind the Scenes

12 am: Sea World Revealed

1 am: Dollywood

2 am: Disney's Animal Kingdom

Sunday, August 8, 2004 8:22 PM
Ahh, gotta love that 2-year old Dollywood special.
Sunday, August 8, 2004 9:31 PM
I don't think I've seen the Vegas shows. Are those fairly recent?
Sunday, August 8, 2004 10:15 PM
No, they've played them quite a bit as well.
Sunday, August 8, 2004 10:19 PM
Still no love for Cedar Point? Or how come no "Coasters of the East"? I guess the media will just to keep fooling the public that the coasters they show are the newest and best out there (ie- gotta love how cool the las vegas coasters are made out to be, but in reality, suck)

"...and enjoy the rest of your day here at Cedar Point, America's 'Roller Coast'"

Sunday, August 8, 2004 11:46 PM
Cedar Point got its own show, and it was just on a week or so ago.
Sunday, August 8, 2004 11:50 PM
And you are saying they suck from experience, right. I mean, you've ridden ever single coaster in Vegas? I think that Dollywood is in the East, CP had its own show, and I've seen a few others in the east and overseas recently as well.

As for the Vegas ones, Jeff, they aren't brand spankin new, but they are recent. They, I believe, are from Vegas week back in Jan or Feb, IIRC.

Sunday, August 8, 2004 11:55 PM
In fact, I bet they are the same show that is on the one DVD which is almost exclusively the west coast coasters. It was basically two shows combined onto one DVD.

Sunday, August 8, 2004 11:59 PM
I couldn't believe that Dollywood had it's own show. It's a great park, but not along the lines of even SFoG.
Monday, August 9, 2004 12:30 AM
So you say. For the record, I prefer Dollywood over SFoG. But really, do you think SFoG would get its own show over a unique park like Dollywood?
Monday, August 9, 2004 12:37 AM
Just giving an example of a park bigger than DW.
Monday, August 9, 2004 1:05 AM
But bigger dosen't always mean better.

Otherwise all we'd ever see are shows about CP, SFMM, Gigas, Hypers, Srata, and Son of Beast.

Stop thinking like a GP, dangit! You're an enthusiast!;)

Monday, August 9, 2004 2:16 AM
Guest Relations Managers have to think like their GP, its the job! Not my fault! ;)
Monday, August 9, 2004 2:45 AM
Don't we only see shows about those parks....well and the occasional show on a park like Dollywood or shows on Vegas.
Monday, August 9, 2004 8:02 AM
If you haven't seen WDW Resort - Behind the Scenes yes, make sure you catch it. I taped it a year or two ago and its still one of the best park documentaries I've seen. Includes a great look back at the history, construction, and planning of all the parks, I love it.
Monday, August 9, 2004 1:03 PM
A special on Dollywood? cool.. had my first trip there this summer when going to the smokies...
was fantastic! Possibly the most beautiful park i've ever been too...
can't wait to watch the special...
Thanks for the Heads-up!
Tuesday, August 10, 2004 4:46 PM
I hope the dollywood show is better than walts, "watch several familys drop a ton on admission only to shoot their retirements eating more food than is humanly possible to afford w/out lotto winnings..."
sure, the eateries looked good, but man.
my girlfriend walks into the room, watches the tube and says: cool, i love the Food Network"...
on a positive note: the fireworks looked great...
Tuesday, August 10, 2004 5:04 PM

TeknoScorpion said:
And you are saying they suck from experience, right. I mean, you've ridden ever single coaster in Vegas?

I have. And I'd have to say that Shawn Steckroth isn't too far off in his assessment. Canyon Blaster is about as good as it gets.

I know this is way off the topic of the travel channel shows, but I've seen some pretty high opinions of Desperado latley. Some even claim to have experienced major air time. I must have had some really bad rides because there was nothing even close to negative g's on my rides. If the claims of airtime on Desperado are true, I really should head back out to stateline.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004 5:11 PM
From *my* experience, the ONLY coaster in Vegas worth more than a single lap was Speed: The Ride...the op running CB told me to sit in the back, and if THAT was "as good as it gets", then I'm not in favor....the loop-screw at Libertyland was MUCH much smoother, IMO. The only coaster in Vegas I was unable to ride was Miner Mike, not that I didn't give it a *better than average* TRY....friendly op, no rides...;)
Tuesday, August 10, 2004 5:13 PM
I've only ridden Desperado once, and that was in the very front seat in Oct of 2001...I had an awesome ride, with abundant air on quite a few hills (I'd say around five).

Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised and have a high opinion of the ride ever since. :)



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