I'm still at the park currently, bravely waiting in line by myself for Nighthawk. @Snoo and @Error are headed back to Ohio, Allison and her husband are headed back to Georgia, and our newfound friends the Larsons are likely en route to the airport and back to Kansas City.
Y'all. We had a blast. This was the biggest CF live since 2012, and it was great to meet a bunch of new, enthusiastic faces! We might even have some attendees who are going to try and trek a bit further for future lives!
I arrive back in Detroit pretty late tonight, but I'll probably get a proper trip report and a ton of photos (50+) up on the forums sometime tomorrow.
The best part was when we took over an entire train on Wilderness Run! There's some epic footage of that floating around. What wasn't captured was the reaction of all the adults in the queue when we got off.
Sorry we bailed on everyone after lunch. The son and I wanted a ride on Electro-Spin to finish up our "Ride all the rides in Carowinds this year" challenge. After getting off, we went back home for a few hours and came back after the storm passed through. Then, after seeing you at Boo Blasters, we just never caught back up before leaving during the next rain. Hope you all finally got to ride Copperhead Strike, as it seemed the coaster gods were against it all day.
We did have a great time with you all. It was awesome you all waited for us to get off Goldrusher after we were delayed for two trains.
No big stories to tell, though, other than having fun with fellow enthusiasts. Would love to do it again, and maybe hang out the whole time with the group.
I've got some pictures (a few that may not need to see the light of day) that I'll post soon.
Oh man, what a weekend! So glad we could make it out to meet new people and see old friends for the first time in 10+ years! I'll try to write an official trip report at some point, but I'm legitimately not sure when I'll have time to this week. I didn't take all that many pictures, but thanks to Funpix season passes, we have a ton of those!
Steven and I talked at length on the drive home about our favorite moments from the trip. My highlights:
The Wilderness Run takeover! So hilarious. How a 6'6 Steven managed to fit into that thing, I'll never know.
"This train gotta GO!" complete with needle rain to the face.
Copperhead Strike <3
The unofficial continuation on Sunday morning and our Fury marathon, especially everyone staring at Joe for the picture and the "Ayyyy"s over all the hills. I haven't hit the brakes laughing that much in a long time.
I'm so, so happy we decided to make the trip up for this. You'll most likely be seeing us at Kentucky Kingdom and Holiday World in July!
Great write up! I'm kinda disappointed we opted to not stay an extra day. Here's a picture of Steve getting on wilderness Run and the video. All my family had a blast and it was great making new friends.