Archive for July, 2006

Congrats to Dave and Jonathan!

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Fellow whootah members Jonathan Hawkins and David Drake has just spend a gruesome 30 hour ride on the Screaming Eagle coaster at Six Flags St. Louis. Read the press release as stolen from the Rebel Yell here:

Six Flags St. Louis celebrated the 30th Birthday of the world-famous Screaming Eagle roller coaster with a 30-Hour Ride-A-Thon on Thursday and Friday, July 20 & 21. Members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts, who enjoy the John Allen designed wooden coaster, traveled cross-country to ride the three-quarter of a mile long wood coaster.

From the Southeast Region, veteran GASM marathon finisher David Drake (Hendersonville, NC) was joined by Jonathan Hawkins (Belmont, NC), Mike Kaiser (Chattanooga, TN) and Christopher Keyton (Ft. Oglethorpe, GA). They were among 20 riders willing to help with 30 hours of consecutive riding. Others came from California, Ohio, New Jersey, Florida, Maryland, Louisiana, New York and St. Louis.

13 riders finished, including all from the Southeast, and each received a season pass for this year (for those that did not have one) and one for next year, a carrying bag, sunscreen, Eagle shirt, complete set of Six Flags maps in a case, a piece of Eagle Track, Eagle cup, and a badge signifying the event. Chris Keyton also won a grand prize drawing of $1,000.

Congratulations to all the participants, and hurrah to those that finished. If you’d be interested in participating in a similar event, see the next story about an opportunity in Texas.

the Weekend Return and Contest Winners Announced!!

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

Just returned Sunday from a spontaneous trip to the beach over the weekend. Mountain plans got canceled, so we heded off Saturday to visit the NC Battleship Saturday, went out to eat, toured Wilmington, then Sunday went to the Aquarium at Fort Fisher, splashed in nature’s huge wave pool, then headed across the ferry to South Port, then back home.

Pictures here!!


But, after checking my email just now, I see that Theme Park Review has posted their annual video contest winners. I’m proud to announce that the whootah clan has placed higher than ever, as a runner up to to the first place! Ok, we’re one of 4 runner ups, then there’s the first place winner. Thats so you know there’s one thats really good, and 4 that are good but too good to be placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th and so on. Anyway, check out the full contest results here

Horrible weather for Phils B-day Bash trip!

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Well, the weather is obviously very volatile so it looks like we will have to cancel the trip.  Let’s look for an alternate idea…

Check out the discussion HERE!