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Jul. 28th, 2012

So here's what's behind our emergency trip to Cedar Point: remember when I talked about the incredibly overcrowded day last October with 45-minute waits for closed rides and how even lonely, neglected, forgotten Disaster Transport had lines? Cedar Point announced, while we were on honeymoon, that Disaster Transport was going to close, with its last run on the 29th, and that was that. Also the Space Spiral, a rotating observation-tower-type ride next to Disaster Transport, was to close later this year. [livejournal.com profile] bunny_hugger was shocked; Cedar Point never takes out roller coasters. Then she found they'd taken out one, Wildcat, which had been there since 1978 (replacing a duplicate that'd been there from 1970). After some uncertainty about whether to do this all in one day or stay overnight we planned on the trip, to see Disaster Transport off, and to maybe ride the Space Spiral if [livejournal.com profile] bunny_hugger felt up to its heights.

You'll surely want to hear about the dinosaur attacks, and about Snoopy's newest teen-idol makeover. These were separate events. Plus, rides. )

So we accepted this as the closing, and after saying our farewells to Disaster Transport, and getting a last ride on the carousel (100 years old this season), we set out back for home.

Trivia: The Netherlands Olympic Committee withdrew from the 1956 games in Melbourne, and sent a gift of 100,000 guilders --- saved by not competing in the games --- to victims of the Soviet invasion of Hungary. Source: Encyclopedia of the Modern Olympic Movement, Editors John E Findling, Kimberly D Pelle.

Currently Reading: Flat Earth: The History Of An Infamous Idea, Christine Garwood.

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