austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Take me there by sleigh

Humor blogs. What goes into them? Stuff like this:

And now ... secrets of La Feria revealed!

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So here's the George Méliès-style rocket: the Jules Verne Orbinaut X10.


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The Orbinaut X10 motion-simulator ride opened up and ready for a new load of passengers.


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It's a pretty nice interior for a ride that's basically, we watch a video while the vehicle rises up and down and shakes around some.


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The end of the ride, after the movie's shown a lot of rocketing around an alien and prehistoric landscape, bouncing off rockslides and leaping through volcanoes and all that fun stuff.


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A children's ride that looks like nice ordinary fun and then you realize, wait, so the clown's hips just billow out into a dozen cars? Huh? I guess it's a clown skirt? Bit odd.


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Power Tower, eh? ... I don't know what to make of this; Spanish is, to me, in some ways, a foreign language.


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Some of the details in the entrance to the walk-through haunted house.


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Looking back at one of the snack stands. ``Hamburguesas'' looks like how someone who didn't know Spanish might bluff their way through saying ``hamburger''. ``Crispy Chicken'' is right out, obviously.


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Our group entering the haunted house. They take a photo of you in front of that green screen. We forgot to look at what was superimposed at the end. It was a rather good, effective haunted house and the group we were with started moving faster and faster, running on the way out, and we struggled to keep up with them.


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What the Ratón Loco looks like from behind.


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The log flume! They had one that we didn't ride, but I love how casual the guy looking over the splash is here.


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The log flume in a moment of quiet, in-between splashdowns. Also a chance to see the ride name, Los Troncos.


Trivia: The basic unit of weight for the Metric System, accepted by the Constituent Convention the 1st of August 1793, was to be named the ``grave''; it would later be renamed the ``kilogram''. Source: Measuring America: How the United States was Shaped by the Greatest Land Sale in History, Andro Linklater.

Currently Reading: Whatever Happened To The World Of Tomorrow?, Brian Fies.

PS: Reading the Comics, July 27, 2019: July 27, 2019 Edition, filling out a week of comics.

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