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    Photo TR: Six Flags Great America, My Old Home Park

    Some of you may know I just made the move out from Illinois to California. And while there are now a plethora of theme park options, I still miss my old home park. So I took a trip back and had a visit!

    Gah! It's about a month late, but hey. I have college to worry about so there.

    Hey! Great America! Long time no see!

    Special Ed offers me some pigeon poop to put on my face. I decline. He also likes to chew on his E-Cigarette.

    Hey! Tsuki's here too! And so is Caitlin. Over there. On the left. Next to Ed.

    Yay, fun!

    I missed ol' Tripple Play. A really fun and simple flat ride.

    Special Ed finds giant ladies delicious.

    Bull had pretty bad wait.

    At least I think. I'm so used to no lines at Universal Studios that I forgot what a normal park was like.

    The ride ops were so nice, they let us ride a no click ride. See?

    Ed! Was it fun, boy? Was it fun?

    "Yeah! Yeah! Lessgoagain! Lessgoagain!"

    We gave the Bull some lovin', thanked it for it's time, then went on our way.

    Ed was upset that he couldn't bring his expensive new cup onto Eagle.

    Welcome to Six Flags! Give us your money!

    Blatantly breaking the rules? Think again.

    Time for some watery unhappiness.

    Oh man, that's so wet.

    Gah! We haven't even dropped yet and I'm wet!

    Ahhh, crap. Crap crap crap.

    "We're gonna be fine. Lundy blocks the water from hitting us."

    I hate you guys.

    And now, what I came all the way out to Illinois for! (not really)

    A new credit!

    Looks exciting!

    "Are we really going to wait this long for a lame little ride?"


    Little Dipper is dippin'.

    Apparently, we were able to catch it's first break down of the season! We had to wait an extra half hour or so but eventually we got on.

    And it was alright.

    And who should I spot waiting at the exit, but Our Good Friend Andy!

    NOW the gangs all here.

    We decided it was time for a Whiz.

    Oh, look. Kung Fu Kid ads.

    This is Tsuki's genuine immediate reaction to said ads. See kids, it's not just Enthusiasts who hate the stupid things.

    Tsuki and Andy got out there pop-up blockers! But, that didn't make the ads go away.

    This made Ed sad.

    We decided it was time...

    ...for everyone to get half naked.

    Let's do this one first!

    Cool view.

    Man, I really want some Cheerios.

    Poor Caitlin has to deal with Special Ed being special.

    Gulp. We're going in there?

    Shoooop. There's one.

    There's two.

    Aaaand Tsuki makes three.

    I only have an hour to play, then I have to go back to California. Let's play here!

    Water everywhere!

    The guys look up to find...

    Tsuki being evil to them with a bucket! Bwa ha ha ha!

    She then gets her comeuppance.

    Caitlin gets a blast of it, too.

    Our Good Friend Andy, vows revenge!

    But loses again.
    Okay, we're all finally on the same si-

    Ed! How'd you get over there?!

    Andy pretends he's a water nymph.

    Andy has something obscene on his shoulder.

    Finally, Ed is on our side.

    And look, they remembered to include the kitchen sink!


    I missed the exit.

    Andy was feeling a bit tired, so he sat down.

    Unfortunately, he sat on a water jet.

    Haha, I just imagine very uncomfortable muttering from him as he slides down.

    But he emerges victoriously.

    Oh cra-

    After I drowned, Ed was eaten by a shark.

    And fun was had by all, yay!

    And that was it. Our fun SFGAm adventure. Probably my only visit until next year. So until then!

    That's all folks.

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    Re: Photo TR: Six Flags Great America, My Old Home Park

    Your trip reports always make me laugh!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Re: Photo TR: Six Flags Great America, My Old Home Park

    I am from southern Illinois and so my home park is Six Flags St. Louis, but I have been to Great America once in 1998. I enjoyed all of your photos and it makes me look forward to my Six Flags trip in a couple of weeks!
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    Re: Photo TR: Six Flags Great America, My Old Home Park

    I live about 30 minutes from G.A. and I have been to WDW more than I have been to G.A. in the last 5 years. They totally turned me off when they wouldn't let my sister-in-law bring in goldfish crackers for her then 3yo son. They were then throwing away bags and bags of food that people were bringing into the parks. With all of the underprivledged people out there who are in need of food, that just set me off. One of the workers later said they just want you to buy their food. Then I see a newspaper story with their CEO saying they are like Disney....Boy I had a comment for that. What a joke. I may go back this year because my cousin may be able to set me up with free admission and parking. She did confirm their philosophy of "just get them in the park". We'll still have to navigate through the punks, but I can handle that.
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