And how about a handful of more Chessington World of Aventures pictures?
Also in the Mexicana area, the Rattlesnake wild mouse roller coaster. Shuttered the day we went, as a result of the Alton Towers crash. It may be small --- apparently only fifty feet tall --- but the strong theming makes us particularly regret being unable to ride it.
From The Penguins of Madagascar stage show: the evil scientist whats-is-name has revealed himself to be an octopus, a neat transmutation trick done on stage by having the bundled-up costume fall apart to reveal tentacles. He's turned the lead penguin, whats-is-name, into a monster using an evil ray beam. This trick too is done on stage: the right wing bursts open to an inflatable claw, and while people are stunned by this, stage minions velcro googly-eyes, a long tongue, and those green sores onto the main costume. It's very effective.
Animatronic organ-player in the very dark launch station for the Vampire roller coaster.
View of the Sea Lion Square from the park. Center left: sea lion.
Since it is Thursday night or Friday morning, yes, I do want to remind folks of my humor blog and its contents. I have a humor blog. Here's the past week's contents. Thank you.
- From The Dawn Of Beeps, last week's major piece, thinking about the sound.
- Molly McGee At A Roller Coaster, an amusement-park based episode of a classic old-time radio program.
- Statistics Saturday: Do I Order A Grilled Cheese? based on what I actually do at restaurants.
- Statistics Saturday on a Monday-ish, for July, about how I discovered to use clickbait for my benefit.
- MiSTed: Brad Guth, Venus for Dummies, Part 1 of 3, making fun of a forgotten guy from sci.space.history.
- MiSTed: Brad Guth, Venus for Dummies, Part 2 of 3 (go ahead, guess)
- MiSTed: Brad Guth, Venus for Dummies, Part 3 of 3 (wrapping it up)
- Things I Learned From 1950s Science Fiction, based on listening to its representation in old-time radio anyway.
Trivia: Pope Gregory XII had to pay 12,000 florins to Antonio di Giovanni Roberti in order to redeem the papal tiara in April 1409. Source: Gold and Spices: The Rise of Commerce in the Middle Ages, Jean Favier.
Currently Reading: Love Conquers All, Robert Benchley.
PS: Lines That Cross Infinitely Many Times, on the mathematics blog, where I try to think of something I can call lines that cross repeatedly without being the same line. Do I succeed? You be the judge.