Friday, July 6, 2007

maybe you've heard about it already on the internet, but i was at lagoon yesterday and it rocked me. since i am lazy i am going to refer you to rob, who not only took all the pictures but does a bettter job of telling it than i would anyway:

gentle rob

here are my reviews of some of the rides:


i feel like this roller coaster has been a part of my life since i was born - except for that 8 or 9 year part of my life i didn't go to lagoon.... by the third time we rode it, i actually felt myself losing conciousness coming out of the second loop. awesome.


Christopher and Lee were right. it's all Foreplay. the whole straight up and straight down thing was amazing, and the barrel roll destroyed me (in the good way) but it's over in 20 seconds and the rest of the ride you are zooming around wishing you could do that first part again.

Spider and the Fly
Lots of fun, but that pice of the seat that sticks up in front of your crotch was crushing me and i didn't appreciate that.

Jet Star II

It gave me shaken baby syndrome.

The Roller Coaster
Also violently shaky, but fun too. it's a classic. i mean, they couldn't help it from shaking when the mormon pioneers built in in 1846 or whatever.

The Rocket

Really short but nothing beats a good freefall. The only ride of the day that actually scared me. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with diarrhea.

The Log Flume
It would have been more fun if the "dude flume" had succeeded in its origional prpose of overloading the log and getting it stuck somewhere- bonus points for being surprisingly resiliant and successfully sending like 900 pounds of dude around with no trouble

Hydro Luge

Also pretty short but for some reason waterslides are really awesome when you can just go down them in your clothes.


Not exactly a thriller, its a good excuse to just ride a ride without having to wait in line or having blood rush to your head or anything. All you have to do is sit there, go round and round, and think about how much happier you were when you were a kid.

Dracula's Castle

Second worst haunted ride of all time (behind lagoon's terrorride, which i will not ride), but hey, it's funny. Also, it struck me as a good place in the unlikely event i would ever be there on a date to get a little playful action. I wonder how many park emplyees have done it in darcula's castle......?

A side note, Christopher was telling me about the amazing mural on the Terroride that i couldn't see because i wasn't willing to stand in line to see it. I found an online review of that mural, and i kind of regret not gettign a closer look. See for yourself HERE

Rattlesnake Rapids

People ride things like this to get senselessly wet in their street clothes. Mission accomplished. Bonus points for the old prospector voice being broadcast through the line.

Sky Scraper

Ferris wheels are boring, but this one isn't so bad. probably because it is so big and you can see forever from the top


stephanie said...

i just made a comment on rob's blog abt your good looks - i'm sure you're used to it.

i read rob's blog first and wished i was there, then i read your review of the rides and now i'm kind of glad i wasn't. i think i might have wussed out on a number of them.

lisa said...

i can't believe you gave Jet Star II a C-. i think maybe you just weren't doing it right.

sugarcube said...

(pretend I'm Nathaniel)
Lee's barfing

I've never seen such a graceful hurl. I never thought throwing up could be considered sexy, but Lee proved it can be.

nathaniel said...

stephanie, i promise you would have had a good time. it was impossible not to. lisa, if there is a right way to be violently shaken and thrown from side to side please teach me.

sugarcube said...

(stop pretending I'm Nathaniel now)

nathaniel said...

wow lee, you know me so well that when you are pretending to be me you practically ARE me.

seriously though. i'll be doing my "lee barfing" impression for years. i forsee it never getting old.

Cindy said...

I think your idea if foreplay is a little off. Usually foreplay is the build up before you get to the wham-bam 20 seconds of the ride. I could be wrong.

nathaniel said...

cindy, i guess you would know. sorry.

ck said...

nathaniel - i'm serious will you please marry me? your face in that picture is priceless. i really want wedding pictures with that exact face mm-kay?

Cindy said...

maybe I would...

nathaniel said...

well cindy, i guess i have a somewhat skewed view because MY foreplay is really that good. If my love was a roller coaster ride- after the vertical drop and the barrel roll (foreplay) i would shoot you into outer space!

Jefe said...

Terror ride is good to make out on.

Cindy, I think your right, climax in stories and other things is the period at the end of a long foreplay sentence. I am moving your couches maybe when you come to the TAH!

CK, you should marry Nathanial, he's almost as hot as you.

Nathanial, you should marry CK she's hotter than you but she's a girl and has a good sense of time, space and continuum. Or is that the time space continuum?

ck said...

wow - thanks for the promotion jefe! if i'm ever rich, i'll hire you as my personal marketing director. in the meantime, you can just work pro bono