roller coasters

March 13, 2008 – 10:48 am

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every time we go to LA, hosive and i try to go to an amusement park. we’ve been to disneyland, sea
world, six flags: magic mountain, knott’s berry farm, and universal studios. i always want to go to
legoland, but after looking at prices and the hours their open, we decline and pick another one. we try
to take my grandmother and my little cousins. danny LOVES this, since it means we take my little cousin
out of school for the day (everyone should now say “theresa, you are the best-est cousin ever!”).

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since we usually head to LA during the spring right after easter, it’s low season at the parks; this is good
and bad. good because there’s usually no lines and bad because often times not all the rides are open
or the park is open for a much shorter time than during peak season.

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each place has it’s pluses and minuses. disneyland is small compared to disneyworld, but is still fun for
the little kids. sea world does a great job showcasing the animals with shows and interactive areas like
dolphin feeding times. knott’s berry was much more family friendly with a good combination of rides for
the younger ones and adults so both feel like they got something out of the park. the food is great too.
we even saw people going just for the food at the restaurant right in front of the park (who knew?!).

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universal studios was more rides that showcased movies. some were good and others were just cheesy.
the tram ride is a must only because you might get a chance to see something being taped. i think we
saw a shooting of “Princess Diaries 2″.

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my favorite thing about parks is the rides. particularly roller coasters! so far my favorite has been the
“X” at Magic Mountain. this thing is INSANE! you have no idea which direction you’re going in, if you’re
on a loop or going down a tall stretch, or even when it’ll be over. it works like this. there’s a pair of two
seaters that are on an arm. each two seater is on it’s own axis on the arm. so you’ve got two points…
one on the actual tracks and the other on the seat. as the arm is moving on the track, the seat is also
moving forward or backward on the axis. all of this means a CRAZY ride like you’ve never had before.
here’s a video of what i mean:

side note: i think i’ve been on only 1 of the 10 tallest roller coasters, superman. it might be fun to
check out the others too! 10 tallest roller coasters

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  • Kim

    ahh!! you guys are in LA?? :) yay!

    your little cousin is so cute!! :)

  • http://www.agapeshack.com hehmin

    nope. we’re not in LA. i was just reminiscing :)
    probably head out there in june or something tho