Published: November 18, 2009 at 7:39 PMGot my Great America Season Pass. They are ready to go! Woo Hoo!
Wish I was in Las Vegas for a variety of reasons!
Published: November 18, 2009 at 7:49 PMCamera phone pics are on the Twitter feed. Will upload pics from good camera when I get home later tonight.
Published: November 19, 2009 at 7:51 AMI live about 1 hour away from the S&S Offices and Factory, and I had seen that track and those cars outside it each time I went past it! I might be able to get some kind of interview up there, but it looks like Mr. Niles is getting all theme park enthusiasts' dreams and having the ability to have everyone right there.
Also, by Terminator Jr., do you mean a super big Intamin Family launch wooden coaster at a height of 180 feet, because if not, it must be bigger! :D
Published: November 19, 2009 at 10:51 AMThose Timberliner cars look really comfortable, especially for people with long legs. That's why I like the GCI's open sided cars. But these are awesome.
The B&M car, while not the right color, is the car that's going to be on Intimidator at Carowinds. The "stadium" seating is really interesting looking. I love the lap harnesses. Best ever, especially on Apollo's Chariot at BGW. I'm a little anxious about those, however, on what I've seen of Intimidator. It looks like it has almost a corkscrew in it (maybe just one side and then the other rather quickly), but I guess they are going to rely on centrifugal force to keep you in the seat.
Not sure what to think of the flyer. It's the seat restraints that worry me.
Thanks for all the twitter updates yesterday. It was fun following you around the dealer's floor.
Published: November 19, 2009 at 7:40 PMThere's a lobster "claw" tank in the lobby of Kalahari resort in Sandusky. Not sure of the price to play, $2 sounds right though. It isn't very prominent as it is back behind the gift shop at the restaurant entrance. I saw it a month or so ago and yes, it caught my eye. Made me think about a whole new boardwalk dining concept...
Published: November 19, 2009 at 11:28 PMI'm told that one can control the "win rate" on the lobster claw game by adjusting the water temperature in the tank. Make it warmer, and the lobsters become easier to pick up. Lower it, and they fight back more aggressively when grabbed.
I gotta say, the LGMs of "Toy Story" notwithstanding, active defense is a new concept in claw games. Still, I'd rather just pay the $18 or whatever and get the sure thing on my plate, instead of having to gamble for it.
Published: November 20, 2009 at 6:18 PMI remember seeing the lobster claw game on tv a while back, in a movie (maybe a cartoon?) it's certainly not new, I just can't place it..
Published: November 22, 2009 at 8:17 AMNow the S&S Swing Cars would have been a great in a true Space Mtn. Redue.