Published: August 2, 2012 at 10:05 PMThe only thing I'm champ at is Stomach Hold down- Intense meals followed by intense rides without so much as a gag.
Published: August 2, 2012 at 11:34 PMDefintely personal space (I got gold medal in shopping carrying a long time!)
Ps - love the pic of my hometown! The Olympic Park is right where I grew up. London has a great atmosphere right now.
Published: August 2, 2012 at 11:48 PMI went with infrared point and shoot on behalf of my girlfriend. I took her to WDW in Dec 2010, and she maxed out the score on Buzz Lightyear when we were about halfway through the ride.
My best event would probably be stroller dodging, but that's not nearly as impressive.
Published: August 3, 2012 at 1:16 AMRiding Mission Space drunk after a day of drinking around the world at Epcot's food & wine festival was probably my biggest theme park achievement of 2011.
Published: August 3, 2012 at 2:29 AMYou forgot an important event that actually SOUNDS like it could be a real Olympic event:
I medaled on:
Wood..El Toro, 90 rides on Easter Sunday two or three years ago
Steel...Steel Force, 73 rides at Coasting For Kids this past June
Those were the Golds..my Silver and Bronze collection is quite extensive as well ;)
I would not medal in any of the listed events, so I did not vote.
Published: August 3, 2012 at 3:48 AMAre theses all inspired by your DLP visit ....
I was most certainly the champion personal space blocker by the end of our trip
The host nation (of DLP) were left in my wake with a well trained backpack and elbows
Joking aside it was a disgrace older children 12+ were pushing past my 4yr old and trying to push her over to get to charactors and there parents stood back smoking.
Published: August 3, 2012 at 4:35 AMMy medal would be in negotiating crowds, so I picked Stroller Dodging as its the closest. Seriously, i'm small and quick - I work my way through the crowds like a ninja! Usually when I wanna get somewhere fast and begin to get frustrated at everyone in my way. I'm off like a bolt, weaving in and out of tight knit groups of people. I'm pretty proud of my skills :)
Published: August 3, 2012 at 5:17 AMI had to go rope drop sprint. July, I went to Hersheypark for 4 days, and I NEVER was any later than the 14th person to Fahrenheit. One of the ride operators knew me by my face on the last day(I didn't even know that ride operators were always at the same ride at the same time every day).
Published: August 3, 2012 at 6:36 AMMatt said: "(I didn't even know that ride operators were always at the same ride at the same time every day). "
Thay aren't necessarily. I got friendly with some staff on El Toro during some of my marathons, and would often see them on other rides. They're usually trained on at least three or four different rides, to maximize coverage in case of absences.
Published: August 3, 2012 at 6:59 AMI picked Stroller Dodging. I constantly see peoples complaints about being struck by strollers and ECVs but guess what? I've NEVER been hit and as far as I know, I've NEVER come close. I must just be a natural.
Published: August 3, 2012 at 8:28 AMStroller dodging.
Published: August 3, 2012 at 9:31 AMI won the rope drop a few years back when we were at Walt Disney Studios in Paris. We managed to leg it all the way to the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster for the first ride of the day. Even despite the fact that my trousers kept falling down so I practically walked!
This combined with the fact we were on the last ride of the day on Space Mountain: Mission 2 the night before made it quite a satisfying couple of days.
Published: August 3, 2012 at 1:24 PMInfrared point-and-shoot got my vote.
Published: August 3, 2012 at 2:07 PMOn a sidenote : Screamscape reports first day of construction for Pandora: the world of avatar
Published: August 3, 2012 at 9:18 PMI can navigate through even the largest of crowds, weaving and sidestepping like nobody's business. I attended the 25th, 30th, 35th, and 40th birthdays of Disneyland, all of which were incredibly packed. Just last year I was in WDW's Magic Kingdom for its 40th, and the crowd there was only a minor inconvenience. My best advice is to go it alone. If you are traveling with a group, this isn't your Olympic sport. There is no team medal here...
Published: August 4, 2012 at 9:58 AMGreat poll!
I would say stroller dodging or, better, people dodging. I think we should have a contest who can get from the front gate to Cinderella's castle the fastest! It takes skill on that course!
Published: August 4, 2012 at 11:23 AMStroller Dodging. I may be a large man, but my football (namely foot drills on the offensive line) experience gave me quick feet to dodge anything coming my way.