Travel Channel "Great Family Vacations Week"

Saturday, March 12, 2005 4:29 PM
It starts Monday March 14.

Monday 3/14: "Waterparks 2005" at 8 pm and 11 pm ET/PT. It airs again on March 20 at 3 pm ET/PT.

Wednesday 3/16: "Ultimate Thrill: Fast and Frightening" at 8 pm and 11 pm ET/PT. It airs again on March 20 at 1 pm ET/PT.

Friday 3/18: "What's New Orlando 2005" at 8 pm and 11 pm ET/PT. It airs again on March 20 at 2 pm ET/PT.

The Travel Channel should really think about making their website's show schedules more user friendly.

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Saturday, March 12, 2005 5:45 PM
Thanks for the info.
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Monday, March 14, 2005 7:45 PM
For anyone, who might've missed this post over the weekend (with Solace and all), it starts tonight.
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Monday, March 14, 2005 9:06 PM
Yea thanks for the info. I hope travel channel and especially discovery have some new coaster shows to show this year.
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Monday, March 14, 2005 9:21 PM
Don't bet on it. I've noticed a general decrease in new shows on the travel channel.
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Monday, March 14, 2005 10:17 PM
We heard last year from Termite Arts reps that Discovery hadn't placed any new orders, and had no plans to do so. Just saw the Ultimate Thrill show, they were at SF Worlds of Adventure so you know the material is at least two years old.
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Monday, March 14, 2005 10:34 PM
Anyone else think that the Waterparks 2005 show was poorly put together? It had an oddly amateur-ish feeling to it, and I don't think there was a single second of slide footage that didn't have a strobe or speed effect applied to it. It seems like their budget for this year's show consisted entirely of sending the footage to a 15 year old with a video editing program and microphone on their computer. Extremely disappointing, given that their past shows have been of much higher quality.
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Monday, March 14, 2005 10:44 PM
Phantom...Yeah that show was put together badly...I mean those graphics looked like they were ten years old. That show could've been a lot better, but what I don't get is how can you put together a show of what parks have new in 2005 when many of the parks are not even open yet. Just look and some of the interesting projects going on this year...SFGA, and then Deep River has a cool project going on. But overall that show just stunk big time, anyone could have maken a better show. And these shows can go without people yelling what their favorite ride is and all that stuff.
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Monday, March 14, 2005 11:09 PM
Here's a more comprehensive list of the shows this month All times ET/PT:

3/15 Ultimate Thrill: Beyond Speed 2 AM, Fan's Guide: Walt Disney World 5 PM, Dollywood 6 PM, John Ratzenburger's Made in America - Carousel Magic 9:30 PM.

3/16 John Ratzenberger's Made in America - Carousel Magic 12:30 AM, Backstage at Universal Orlando 4 PM, Busch Gardens Revealed 5 PM, Secrets of Hershey PA 6 PM, Ultimate Thrill: Technology of Terror 7 PM, Ultimate Thrill: Fast and Frightening 8 PM and 11 PM.

3/17 Ultimate Thrill: Technology of Terror 2 AM.

3/18 Walt Disney World Resort: Behind the Scenes 4 PM, Coasters of the West: Terrifying Thrills 5 PM, Coasters of the West: Designs of Terror 6 PM, America's Coolest Coasters 7 PM, What's New Orlando 2005 8 PM and 11 PM.

3/19 America's Coolest Coasters 2 AM, John Ratzenberger's Made in America - Carousel Magic 4:30 PM.

3/20 Ultimate Thrill: Fast and Frightening 1 PM, What's New Orlando 2005 2 PM, Waterparks 2005 3 PM.

3/22 Dollywood 8 PM and 11 PM.

3/24 What's New Vegas 2005 8 PM and 11 PM (I don't know if this show features any parks/coasters).

3/25 Thrill Rides: Las Vegas Style 10 AM.

3/26 Dollywood 3 PM.

3/31 Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge 11 AM, Ultimate Thrill: Beyond Speed 4 PM, Ultimate Thrill: Fast and Frightening 5 PM, Disney's Great Escapes 6 PM, Dollywood 7 PM and 2 AM.

I'm sure some of these shows are repeats from last year, but some appear to be new as well...and no I don't work for the Travel Channel ;-)

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