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Posted on Friday, October 10th, 2008

Dave!The flight to Chicago was blissfully uneventful.

I wish I could say the same about the traffic on 294 as Vahid and I drove north to Six Flags Great America. A drive that normally would take 35 minutes took two hours. This kind of sucked, because we ended up being an hour late to the opening of Fright Fest.

Fright Fest, for the uninitiated, is where Six Flags has special night-time opening hours for their park and decorate with scary Halloween stuff. It sounds very cool... and would be, if they committed to it fully.

But they don't, so it kind of blows.

Rides are given new "spooky" names, but park signage has the original names. This makes finding stuff very difficult. A lot of time was wasted wanderings around that could have been spent riding rides.

Oh well. A fun time was to be had. I think Raging Bull is one of my new favorite roller coasters. And Superman was one of the most unique. A very cool park for roller coasters, that's for sure.

But not for food.

Riding gut-busting roller coasters for hours had no effect on me.

Yet having a Papa John's Pizza Combo Meal at Six flags made me sicker than a dog.

I hope I feel better in the morning, or else tomorrow is going to be a very rough day. Especially since a boat is involved.

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  1. Iron Fist says:

    The Superman ride was pretty cool once it stopped asphyxiating us. Although I felt very vulnerable at the end, when I was strapped in with my legs spread and my butt up in the air. *shivers*

  2. carlos m. hernandez says:

    The Six Flags Great America park does have some nice coasters. Last time I was on Iron Wolf it gave me a headache (must be getting old), but I had no problem with Superman or Raging Bull.

    And the sight of a woodie makes me utter “Whee!”, at least in this context, so I really enjoyed Viper.

    You probably already know, but in case not, Cedar Point in Ohio is famous for its coasters and is well worth a visit. I’ve been there twice now and still need to go again.

  3. I live right near there! I can’t believe you didn’t stop by…I could have made you brownies!

    Papa Johns always makes my husband sick.

  4. You know, I’ve been sick on Papa John’s pizza. There’s something in that stuff.

    And thanks for the Six Flags Fright Fest heads-up. I had considered checking out Atlanta’s. Now? Not so much.

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