October 9th, 2011

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Here's part two of photographs from Dorney Park.

This is a pair of wooden roller coasters, one that Dorney Park's had for decades, one that's relatively new. Care to guess which is which?
Demon Drop is the kind of ride I knew at Great Adventure as Freefall, and is one of only a couple of this model left in the world. bunny_hugger didn't ride this particular unit when it was at Cedar Point, and now that it was at Dorney, she still didn't ride it, but the gift shop had T-shirts for the ride proudly noting that they recycle.
While on a surprisingly long line for a wild mouse, we noticed there was a log flume ride just across the way. My companions dared me to photograph the brilliant moment of splashdown. I gave it a try. Several tries, in fact, as the line was longer than that even.
Wild mouse rides lend themselves to mouse artwork, usually showing mice in various states of emotional turmoil. This one, from an entry gate, just appears to be ready to cry.
The antique carousel at Dorney Park is also one with deep connections to bunny_hugger; it's managed in its recorded history to meander from Lake Lansing to Cedar Point to Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Trivia: For the reviving of The Flash, DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz had the Barry Allen series start with number 105, counting the 104 issues of the original run, in the hopes that a high issue number would be more convincing of quality than a new number 1 would be. Source: Tales to Astonish: Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and the American Comic Book Revolution, Ronin Ro.

Currently Reading: The Collected Stories Of Arthur C Clarke, Arthur C Clarke.