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Elissa and I had a film shoot at the West Edmonton Mall this past weekend and wanted to share some photos and video with you all. The link to the video is above (sorry I can't embed the video here, otherwise I would) and below are photos and our trip report.
"Hey everyone, we are just here to do a little filming and ride the AWESOME Mindbender!"
Mindbender did NOT disappoint...OMFG! The ride was totally amazing...
This ride is seriously Schwarzkopf at his best!
140 feet tall...inside a SHOPPING MALL!
And yes, those three loops will challenge your equilibrium!
The rest of the mall is pretty awesome too. It's like part shopping mall, part Las Vegas!
I love her...I really, really do!
Ahh, I love Canadian McDonald's with their cute maple leaf!
Ohh, those crazy Canadians and their elephant poo!
"All public writings must be written in English and French!"
Yup, there is even a full size water park at the mall where Candians can float around in Cheerios.
Lots of "Fantasy" like mini-golf so you can imagine you are somewhere else other than Canada freezing your a$$ off!
The Michael Phelps Store.
Galaxyland is also home to the world's largest phallic object surrounded by purple walls.
Let's not forget some pictures of that Gerstlauer spinner!
They also have one of them long-trained Zierer coaster thingies.
Has anyone ever seen one of these before?!?!?
This is the OMFG shot of Mindbender!
Yes, that IS a "backwards car" you see there!
Climbing the lift backwards you start to think "maybe this wasn't such a good idea...."
Several thoughts race through Elissa's mind before plunging into the abyss that is backwards Mindbender: "Why have I done this? Will I survive? Does God exist? Who invented liquid soap and why?"
This is pretty much the image you see for the minute or so while you experience backwards Mindbender.
No, you are not seeing double, this is the signature "loop within a loop" photo.
"I'm not going all the way to Canada without getting my picture with a moose!"
If you can catch a glimpse of what's outside you'll see snow, snow, more snow, cars covered in snow, still more snow, large random mounds of snow, and finally....snow.
Notice how the Galaxy Orbiter track is in the background of almost every picture?
STOP FOLLOWING US EVIL BACKWARDS CAR!!!
Our visit to the park has come to an end, and now it's time to head home. Here is the view from our hotel. Yeah, it's mostly snow!
Here we are on the motorway trying not to die!
There is supposed to be an airport out there somewhere!
Here we are on the plane. Um, if you are reading this, it means we actually survived our terrifying take off in the snow...where we couldn't see the runway...and they didn't even bother to de-ice the plane! WTF!
Here we are back home in California.
Hope you guys enjoyed the update!