Thursday, October 30, 2008

Complaints Department - Road Edition Day: Fall Out - Part Deuce


Here's how the day started at Worlds of Fun in K.C. Saturday, nice ay? Well, the morning started great, I even had a decent breakfast that I brought along in the form of an Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chocolate chip muffin(that's not a typo) check it out:

I even had a nice french vanilla cappuccino to boot, sugar high:CHECK. We opened the park at 11:00 and got to our first coaster, The Mamba. I could tell this was going to be a great day, how? Dig this, when we are just about to get on the ride, there's a view that may cause some people to be a bit alarmed. we saw next to the front car, cordless power tools...huh? See for yourself:

After they get everyone on board, the repair guy comes out from out of the shadows and begins to work on the front car. Me, I'm laughing my ass off at this point and asking the guy in this photo:

"Hey, are you union?" "This isn't your first day on the job is it?" A few people laughed, others actually looked concerned and actually requested that the man answer the questions. I managed to get a few photos off of the coaster WITHOUT LOSING MY CAMERA(Darius, that was just for you) Check these out:
Here's a view as we reach the top:

and here's a look at downtown K.C. as we hit said top of coaster:

After this ride, we sought out other coasters and none of those were in need of concern...at least that's from my view point. Perhaps this is a good time to mention that it's not a good idea to bring a camera with you to take pictures off of the roller coaster WHILE IT'S MOVING, right Darius? As a chronic bender of rules for the sake of your viewing pleasure, PLEASE, I am a professional, DO NOT do this on your own(obligation met). Anyway, while strolling through the park that day, I came across WATER RIDES STILL IN OPERATION. People, it's friggin' 40 degrees outside and they were running rides that you can get wet, DAMN! I'm crazy, but I ain't nuts. I didn't feel like catching pneumonia that day. Don't take my word for it, look:

I also managed to find what Jim over at Busplunge's future will be like:

I also found one for the longroofer(yes another hearse):

What could possibly top this day, what could I possibly do that could better than riding in a possibly malfunctioning coaster, dodging pneumonia or suffering the down swing of a sugar high? Well, how about this:


It's called Rip Cord and MAN IS THIS FREAKING AWESOME!!! I hadn't had a rush like this since my first stint in college with my test results coming back and hearing they were negative. At 180 feet tall and a swing of about 80 MPH, the only thing more I could ask for was for it to be higher and to swing me faster.

I did manage to get a decent restaurant visit in on this weekend sojourn, but in my weariness, I neglected to get a decent photo of the most awesomely affordable dessert at 54TH Street Bar & Grill. I WAS going to get ribs, but when the guy asked me what I wanted, it came out, "Chicken Strip Basket", DOH! I did manage to get my hands on that awesome dessert called "The Street’s House Chocolate Cake". Here's the best part, IT'S ONLY $1.99!!! This is the best 2 bucks you could EVER spend at a sit down dinner, period.

Sorry this took so long to get out, but a lot has been dumped on me lately and it couldn't be ignored. It seems as though I have blinked and a week has gone by, literally.

7 comments:

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks like a lot has been done - but I'mma have to stay on the ground at these type of parks - lol!

Kim said...

Cool!

Caspar608 said...

you've got the life.

California Girl said...

Dang - I*knew* I shoulda offered to carry your bags on this trip! How fun! And you are too funny making those comments to the maintenence guy!

Those *swing* thingys are totally cool. There is one in Reno and me and my sister in law went on it - I made her pull the rip cord!

You're still making me laugh!

Emiline said...

I love roller coasters. I can't believe you brought your camera on! You're crazy!

I haven't been there in ages.

Complaint Department Manager said...

Darius - You would have lost your damn mind if you were there.

Kim - Cool? That's it? Cool?

Caspar - Not really, BUT I do live it up when I do get a chance. Imagine what I could be capable of with a week and a REAL budget...OH DEAR GOD!

Cali girl - Hey, had plenty of room...except in the car, we were packed in there pretty tight. It was cool having an entire cabin to myself. Next time

Emiline - Kinda what I was getting at with Caspar, if you only knew half of the crap I have pulled on vacations...I will keep my mouth shut on most of those as I'm not sure on statute of limitations in some states. Vacation = Carpe Diem. There is already talk of a return visit up there, hmmmmm...

Jason said...

I'll have to check that diner out.