January 27th, 2020

krazy koati

Smoking on the pier

I had another half-full week for my mathematics blog: four posts over the past eight days. Here's what they were.

And then for the story comics: What's Going On In The Amazing Spider-Man? When is Spider-Man coming out of reruns? November 2019 - January 2020 and the sad report that it's not coming out of reruns before June, unless something bizarre happens.


Well, back to Lakeside Amusemenet Park, then, and another of its roller coasters.

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Here's a glimpse of the Round-Up ride, one that (at Great Adventure) was always a favorite of the young me.


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View of the Labyrinthe Crystal Palace, the mirror maze, showing off its great styling even if a couple pieces seem to have come off.


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The ride sign has taken some damage over the years too, but it still looks great and I love that early-60s screens-over-screens look to the header underneath that.


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bunny_hugger insists to the cop that she is too tall enough to ride the bumper cars.


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Peering over the edge of the Autoskooters bumper-car ride to the inside.


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Outside the Autoskooters ride was this path, fenced off (look closely; there's a row of poles and a wire mesh between them) that lead over to the Zyklon-class roller coaster and the Heart Flip.


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Looking at the exit to the Autoskooters ride. Notice they've embedded the ride name into the grating around it.


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The Dragon roller coaster opened in 1989, taking the place of a funhouse.


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Minimum height sign for the Dragon. It seems to promise a red or at least orange train.


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And that holds up. The Dragon's rain looks more pink to me, but I could accept that as aged paint easily.


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From the Dragon's platform you get a good view down at the tower there, which is where the train ride departs from, and to the right various midway games.


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Also from the Dragon platform you get this nice view of the Autoskooter ride.


Trivia: There were three flights of the Saturn I-B rocket before the Apollo 1 fire. Source: Go, Flight! The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control, 1965 - 1992, Rock Houston, Milt Heflin.

Currently Reading: Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age, Alex Wright.