austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

You make me hot, you make me sigh

Up for a story comic update? Let me share What's Going On In The Phantom (Sundays)? What was The Phantom doing at Trafalgar? March - June 2020 in short.

And with that done, here's the close of Halloweekends 2018 and the end of Cedar Point's season that year.


A broader view of the grist mill's working parts. It's kind of under-explained, really.


There is a second floor and they'd rather we did not go up into it .


The mill's driven by a waterfall, and so here's the waterfall. I trust that in the mill's original location it was not water specifically pumped up to put on a show.


Small river running beside the grist mill and, past that, runoff water for Snake River falls, the shoot-the-chutes ride.


Going into ... I'm going to guess the Red Garter Saloon, for an 80s rock concert and the chance to not be quite so wet for a while.


The show was not this foggy. It's just between the cold, the damp, and going inside my camera fogged up.


So this is not a picture that shows what it looked like to me, but dang if that isn't some great lighting effects, especially the individuals in the audience.


Coming near the end of the show here.


Decoration above the mirror at ... the Red Garter? ... that's so ornate that I wonder if it's a replica --- or maybe even original --- of something from a noteworthy exposition or something.


Dippin Dots stand soldiering on even though it's like 7 pm, the last Sunday in October, and it's like 12 degrees out and windy.


Pausing on the railroad tracks, near the back of the park; there's a bunch of animatronic-style props and scenes in the distance.


View of the Gemini midway in the rain-slicked night, after the close of the park. The building is the Happy Friar and one of the places to get cheese on a stick.


Here's the front of that Halloweeends sign I mentioned earlier, and what they promise for the parade.


After-closing view of the Magnum XL-200 station, and (in front) the return leg of the train.


Going out the hotel gate for the park, with Magnum XL-200's lift hill reaching into the sky.


After-closing train returning; this may be the last ride with passengers, or possibly an empty train sent after that to let the final riders exit.

Trivia: On 17 June 1880 John Montgovery Ward pitched the second perfect game in National League history. Source: Labor and Capital In 19th Century Baseball, Robert P Gelzheiser.

Currently Reading: Of All Things, Robert Benchley.

Tags: cedar point, halloweekends

Posts from This Journal “halloweekends” Tag

  • He was to it and at it and at it and to it

    We voted. Absentee, this time. This although since the last time we voted, in the presidential primary back in March --- right before the lockdown…

  • Kiss me baby, let the fire get higher

    How about we jump right to Cedar Point pictures? Sounds good. From the last operating day of 2018, a Halloweekends day ... The Cedar Point and…

  • Burning flame, full of desire

    It was a cusp week on my mathematics blog! I cleared out a bunch of old stuff before starting on a new project. Take a look, please.…

  • I heat up like a burnin' flame

    There's a casual 5K run/walk that the county parks system holds in mid-June. bunny_hugger had thought for years about trying it. This…

  • Every time you call me name

    We had a major storm roll through the other day, the remains of Tropical Storm Cristobal getting way out of its zone. We got something like an inch…

  • Where it stops nobody knows

    The National Baby Food Festival's cancelled for 2020. This is getting serious. While Pinball At The Zoo, in Kalamazoo, is the state's biggest event…

  • You got me spinnin' round and round

    Michigan is loosening up the quarantine restrictions, as part of the plan to get the second, more deadly wave of Covid-19 under way. I noticed that…

  • I heat up, I can't cool down

    We finally started preparing our pond to reintroduce the goldfish. The first step: pouring in the algae killer and then, a couple hours later,…

  • Abra-abra-cadabra, I wanna reach out and grab ya

    What all do I have going on in my mathematics blog? This mix of topics: I turn out also to need B and C topics for the All 2020 A-to-Z…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.