Discussion in 'Disneyland Trip Reports' started by Thumper_Man, Aug 9, 2012.
Now me, I can't wait to ride the fun wheel and the screamin!!!
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DH felt the same as we were swinging in our gondola on that ride... through clenched teeth in a very fake smile as I took his picture, he was saying "We're gonna DIE!" After that, he called it the "Spinning Mickey Head Wheel of Death".
I had a blast on the Fun Wheel. Except that DH (DBF at the time) was panicked and green. No way I was going to get him on California Screamin'.
Smidgy...This next time around, I'm sticking to the stationary car. At least that way all I can worry about is the height, and not swinging to my ultimate doom!
I agree with the George Carlin quote..T-Man and I have stayed up at night a few times talking about how some things came to fruition. Like the Rodeo, or Horse Racing, etc...The minds some people have, and yet we follow those minds to these parks on a regular basis.
Screamin' really wasn't that bad once I was off it and firmly on the ground
Pretty soon we will have a list of all the possibilities of what the Fun Wheel should have been called instead...
Mickey's Not So Fun Wheel
Mickey's Wheel of Terror
Spinning Mickey Head Wheel of Death
May have to send these titles to Disney so they can change it.
While my favorite fishing spot is currently closed due to a forest fire, I guess I can come back for a little while and make a few comments on Lady H's recent chapter.
As you recall, we never got to ride Cal Screamin' the first time we went to DCA. I for one was happy it was open this time. I was hoping I wasn't going to have to leave DLR without riding it at least once. Now IF I had to make a comparison to WDW (because I know Nebo wanted these, even though he hasn't been around here it quite a long time now), I really don't know which coaster I would compare it to. Lady H (self proclaimed "Dumb Wife") I don't think keeps her eyes open. At least it looks like they're closed each time we see the picture at the end. Although, I will admit, she is getting better. She can be seen peeping out a little through one eye. Anyways, she did a really good job describing it to you.
Cal Screamin' is like a combination of Expedition Everest and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. You have the hydraulic take off of RnRC, with the drops and speed of EE. There is only one loop and you don't go backwards. As Lady H said, there's quite a few drops and turns. Speed remains pretty consistent throughout the ride. Definitely worth giving a try.
Out of the coasters I've ridden so far, this is how I would rank them.
1. Manta - Sea World Orlando
2. Hulk - Islands of Adventure
3. RnRC - WDW-DHS
4. Dragon Challenge (Formerly known as Dueling Dragons) - Islands of Adventure
5. Kraken - Sea World Orlando
6. California Screamin' - DLR-DCA
7. Manta - Sea World San Diego
8. Expedition Everest - WDW-AK
9. Rip Ride Rockit - Universal Studios Orlando
10. Let's just put the Space Mountains, BTMRR's and Mummy's from each location (both California and Orlando) here shall we.
One of these days, I'll get to Magic Mountain, Cedar Point or to Great Adventure and Safari to ride some more intense coasters.
Ok, moving on.
Lady H was a gracious winner. I on the other hand was not so gracious a loser. I cried, fussed, whined, pouted and did what any other sore loser would do; I made excuses as to why I lost. Yes, Lady H won at TSM. I was expecting her to gloat because for the likes of me, I can't beat her for anything. If my life depended on it, she would be a widow.
Now we get to Mickey's NOT So Fun Wheel. Mickey's Wheel of Terror. I was really surprised at her reaction. I never thought a ferris wheel would do her in. I was expecting it to be Cal Screamin'. Needless to say, I am shocked when I read she would take 2 CS's to one ride on MFW. Careful what you say honey. Remember, we are going back to DCA in October. I just may hold you to that. I'm almost willing to bet for next time, if we DO go back on MFW, it will be in a stationary car.
Glad people enjoyed the silhouette picture. I thought it would be a fun picture, and as it turns out, we had fun taking it.
I guess I'll stick around a little longer. After all, with the forest fires burning around us, can't get to the lakes or rivers at the moment. I'll have to put fishing on hold.
As Lady H said, thanks everyone for sticking around. We'll try to finish this within a year of when we first started. Never knew the work it takes writing a TR. I give credit to Nebo and everyone that can get them out so quickly.
Great update you guys and yes Heather I agree with you about that stupid not so fun wheel. rode it once when DCA first opened and it scared the bejezzus out of me. once was more than enough. We have been there many many times and just last week Lance asked me if I wanted to go on it. No thanks. I love screamin and think they did a great job putting that much coaster in such a small space. Wish they would put in a Rocking Roller coaster back in the old Millionare building.
You guys should hit up Magic Mtn when you get out here in October they have some great coasters.
Magic Mountain is on my bucket list. I would probably have to bring D'Sis along. Lady H has seen the website and some of the coasters there. I personally think she would prefer to send me with D'Sis and keep her feet planted firmly on the ground.
Just go with Nebo this fall. He'll go on all the coasters.
Odd how using "Nebo" and "fall" in the same sentence seems so natural.
Hello! It's nice to see you back, and I don't mind the gaps so much, because I just can't keep up with all the TRs - and I keep signing up for yet another one - it's an addiction I tell you!
I was thinking the other day, if I went to a job interview and they asked what was the last book I read it would be, "Ummmm, well it's not really a book..."
Heather, your experience on CS was the same as my first time on that ride. I thought I would die, and then when it went upside down, I had my eyes open, and I thought, "Huh, interesting - I'm upside down and I'm still alive!" The second time I didn't pay attention and I was leaning forward looking at something off to the side when they took off and my head got stuck bent forward for the entire ride! I could not put it up no matter how hard I tried. That was NOT fun. So when they tell you to sit back, they are not kidding.
I LOVE the moving cars on Fun Wheel! DH hates them like you did. When we took DDIL, everyone had fun making the car rock and shake (not me of course ) and watching her freak out. I think you either love this one or hate it. I'm glad you got your beer reward!
We're still around. It's my busiest time of the year at work.
Bankr also mentioned he liked the pace our TR was going at. As I mentioned earlier, the only problem with going at this pace is trying to remember everything we did. We have our notes and thankfully the pictures. If it weren't for those, we'd be lost in outer space with no hope of being rescued.
We should be done here soon. Once Lady H is done with her portion, my portion should come along fairly quick. I've been writing them while she's been sleeping at the computer.
Next time we go, she'll be going on CS twice. I have proof in this TR that she said she'll take 2 CS's to one MFW. I know all she needs is a beer or two once she's done with them.
HERE is a music video to help pass the time that I think is appropriate at this point in time.
aw!!! sniff sniff.. love me some andy griffith.
(except, I'm always waitin' on Nebo....)
At our house, the waiting shifts back and forth. Example - DH says, "When will you be ready?" I say, "Ten minutes." Ten minutes later, I say, "OK, I'm ready, let's go." In the mean time, DH has started some chore or project that will take him another ten minutes. So I start something to kill the time while I wait for him, then it drags on longer than his project, and before you know it, we're an hour late. One of us should just learn to use those ten minutes to relax, but it never works out that way.
Have a safe and happy one.
What happened to this TR?
Well I hope you're all still in for the long haul. By the time we finish this DL TR, we may be on our next trip to DL.
Here's a couple more music videos to keep you occupied while we wait on the next chapter.
I'm at work so I can't see the vids.... but I'm still here!
I'm at work as well and I can see them just fine. Aren't you the computer guru there? Can't you adjust the internet filters? Just a thought.
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