Monday, June 26, 2017

Time Traveler Construction (SDC)

Most of the siding is complete now on the station, with the exception of the side facing the park.

The rest of today's update is courtesy of Grapeslie.  
From the other side you can see just how up the station is from the valley floor.

They are still building some kind of footer at the bottom of the valley.

That is quite the cluster of footers by the TNT swoop.

It doesn't look like any new pieces of track have been added but it is nice to see the track from the opposite angle for a change.

Really happy that they left some trees on the inside portion of the track.

That's all for today - we'll see you next weekend.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Oceans of Fun

Welcome to Oceans of Fun.

This is Paradise Falls - a giant waterfortress made up of water obstacles and several small body slides, topped off with a large tipping bucket of water.

Surf City Wavepool is the park's giant wavepool.  Unlike other waterparks, tubes are free for all guests which makes it a lot easier to enjoy the waves.

This is the newest slide complex in the park and consists of 6 slides.

The two blue tube slides are called Shark's Revenge.

The purple and yellow slide is called Constrictor and features very tight turns.

The red, orange and yellow slides are called Predator's Plunge and are body slides that feature drop capsule starts.  You enter the capsule and then the floor drops out under your feet.

Hurricane Falls is the park's family raft slide.

Hurricane Falls towers over most of the park.

Caribbean Cruiser is the park's lazy river.  It also has free tubes for the guests to use.

Diamond Head is a trio of body slides that slither down the hillside.

Typhoon is the park's twin racing body slides.

Aruba Tuba is a twin set of slides that feature both open and closed sections of tube.

Coconut Cove is the park's large activity pool.

There are lots of different floating obstacles to climb on and a few shot gun slides that empty into this very large pool.

The pool also has a lily pad and log crossing

Splash Island is a smaller waterfortress for the younger kids.

The park has swan paddle boats and kayaks to use.  These are included with admission.

Castaway Cove is the the adults only pool.

Crocodile Isle is the larger kiddie area.  You can see Captain Kidd's up on the hill.

There are a lot of activities in this area for the younger guests.

The final attraction in this park is Monsoon - a Shoot d'Chutes ride.

Live Entertainment (WOF)

New this year at Moulin Rouge is Road Trip: Sounds of the Cities.  The show features songs that are stereotypical for certain cities in the USA.  This was their Vegas set.

New York has songs that were famous on Broadway.

Miami had songs from Miami Sound Machine and Pit Bull.  The song was decent, but the theme felt forced.  I am sure with a little tweaking it could be a great show.

Muttalica is back at Country Junction.  The show begins with an obstacle race between two dogs.

The frisbee catching dogs are back and they can really jump high.

The finale of the show is a height jumping dog and her can really soar.

New for the kids this year is Team Charlie Brown in the Peanuts Showplace.

The younger kids seemed to enjoy the show, but the parents were all really suffering through it.

They have two shows this year at the Showplace.  The second is Sally's Rockin' Dance Party.  This is more of an interactive show for the kids.  They are invited up on the stage and get to dance with Sally.

Moulin Rouge is home to two shows again this year - the other being the returning favorite Don't Stop Believin' which features 80s music.

They've update the signs during their "we're not going to take it' song set.

New this year is their Vogue sequence which feature some major dresses for the ladies.

Of course you can't do a Vogue set without doing the song Vogue.

The show ends with a medley of Journey songs.  It is a really good show.

Park Upgrades (WOF)

Fjord Fjarlane has a sign at last.  Looks great!

In a weird move, the park added large posters on the wall outside of the Tivoli Music Hall.  The strange part is that they are highlighting the Festival of Music which has been over for a month now.  Perhaps they are place holders until the shows for Haunt and Winterfest are installed.

The park finally updated the sound and control booth at Moulin Rouge.  No longer is up in the balcony, it is on the main floor and the techs actually have room to move about.

Oceans of Fun now has a dedicated security gate with scanners much like over at the main park entrances for Worlds of Fun.