What's Hangin' From Your Tree?

Friday, December 16, 2005 3:50 PM
Seasonal topic here...

Just wondering whether anybody has any kind of Christmas ornaments or other decorations related to parks or coasters. Or does that betray one's status as a "not too enthusiastic enthusiast?" Like Santa doesn't already know. :)

Friday, December 16, 2005 4:08 PM
I don't have a tree. I am way too cool to participate in such activities. I don't even associate with people who cut innocent pine trees and plaster with tinsel. Pfft! ;)

*** Edited 12/16/2005 9:09:06 PM UTC by Antuan***

Friday, December 16, 2005 4:16 PM
What about people who cut innocent pine trees.
To build Roller Coasters. :)
Friday, December 16, 2005 4:22 PM
I have some of the Goodwill Cedar Point/Sandusky ornaments that we put up every year. I also put up a Cast Member ornament I got when working at Disneyworld.

Antuan...if it makes you happy I have a fake tree because the live ones don't live too long here in Florida.

Friday, December 16, 2005 4:24 PM

Or does that betray one's status as a "not too enthusiastic enthusiast?"

Clearly it would. Duh!

I do have a Coasterimage ornament, but that's more an ego thing than an enthusiast thing. :)

Friday, December 16, 2005 5:00 PM

But I hear when you leave milk and cookies for Santa you serve it in one of your amusement park souvenir drinking cups. :) *** Edited 12/16/2005 10:01:42 PM UTC by RatherGoodBear***

Friday, December 16, 2005 5:06 PM
The boyfriend but that's what he gets for buying me a magic mountain season pass yet again!



Friday, December 16, 2005 5:25 PM
I suppose most of you would consider this over the top, but what would you expect from two ACE EC members? We have two trees and the main one is amusement parked themed. We have probably close to 100 ornaments from amusement/water parks all over the world. We also have some beautiful porcelain carousel horse ornaments, and three miniature Ferris wheels that actually move. We have been collecting these ornaments for years.

I know we have several unique ornaments but the one that really comes to mind is a Grizzly ornament from Silverwood.

And don't worry Antuan, the trees are fake and there is no tinsel :)

Friday, December 16, 2005 5:34 PM

RatherGoodBear said:
But I hear when you leave milk and cookies for Santa you serve it in one of your amusement park souvenir drinking cups.


Not this year. This year Santa's eating and drink off of the antique CP cup & saucer set! ;)

And hey, Santa can keep a secret. No one has to know what goes on behind these closed doors. :)

Friday, December 16, 2005 6:52 PM
I wanted the MF ornament from the point's website but they were sold out when I placed my order :(

But, I'm getting some nice coaster posters from the Point and some other photos and stuff for Xmas this ear.

Friday, December 16, 2005 7:01 PM
My small 4-foot tree currently has the following "touristy" ornaments:

* All of the die-cut, gold-plated Euclid Beach Park ornaments that the Humphrey family has put out (they have been available since 1993- their website displays them all)

* Similar style ornaments of Knoebels Twister and Phoenix from their awesome North Pole store.

* A similar style Top Thrill Dragster ornament from the Point.

* A similar style ornament of the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.

* A Walt Disney World ornament from 1998.

* And an ornament emblazoned with the logo of Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan... the world's largest Christmas store. I am such a sucker for crap like that!

Ray P. *** Edited 12/17/2005 12:02:39 AM UTC by ProgRay***

Friday, December 16, 2005 11:16 PM
Only amusement park-related thing on our tree is the Hallmark Polar Coaster ornament from...2 years ago, I think?
Friday, December 16, 2005 11:56 PM
You're correct Vater. I have the same ornament and I bought it boxing day 2003 (70% off made it better, lol).
Saturday, December 17, 2005 12:46 AM
What's hangin' from my tree? balls. lots of pretty christmas balls of many colors and decorations. :) Gotcha!
Saturday, December 17, 2005 9:24 AM
We have that animated amusement park from Hallmark, but it's too heavy to hang on our little tree. It sits on the mantle looking rather nice though.
Saturday, December 17, 2005 11:54 AM
Gunther Hall has some ornaments I wouldn't mind having:


Saturday, December 17, 2005 2:43 PM
Saturday, December 17, 2005 3:57 PM
I have a small Indonesian immigrant wearing an Ace shirt hanging from my tree, but this will be the last year for him as he costs to much to feed and keeps causing the tree to tip over.
Sunday, December 18, 2005 1:29 AM
I have uh... nothing even mildly coaster related hanging from my tree.

I have, however, dispensed with the standard Lionel Train this year, and remodeled my Coasterdynamix kit to do a little circuit around the tree. The basic progression goes drop, loop, turn, zero g, helix, air hill, turn, cork, turn... with the very end of the ride visible here.

I'll post other pictures later if anyone wants to check it out...

Sunday, December 18, 2005 11:48 AM
Silver Dollar City makes it easy for "amusement park" themed ornaments as season pass holders get one every Christmas if they go to all of the festivals, and if you are a 3-park pass holder and go to all 3 parks you get another ornament. So far I have at least 12, maybe 13 of these pewter ornaments. They are really nice and one reason why renew our passes every year. We also have some random theme park ornaments from various parks as well. :)

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