Thought I would stop by and tell everyone who did not have a chance to check out Hurlfest 2009 how great it was. I do have to say it was great to meet so many new faces from the website out at the park on Saturday. Had a great time.
All started with some ERT on Dominator, Anaconda, Flight of Fear, and Rebel Yell (both sides). There were not a ton of people there for the morning ERT, but those who were there had a great time. Dominator was ready for a busy Saturday and had three trains on. The line was long from time to time, but overall it stood up to its reputation of being a people eater, and long lines did not last long.
It was fun to see the lights on Flight of Fear. Scratch that, it was nice to FIT on Flight of Fear! Thats right Clint Novak’s big butt was able to get on Flight of Fear, and had a chance to see what was going on with the lights on!
I skipped Anaconda because I was waiting for Big Al to catch up with the group. Then we all went over to Rebel Yell and had some fun on the North and South side of the ride. I think this may have been one of the first times they had both sides running with both trains on this year.
After that we all paid our respects to the coaster that was being celebrated, and thats the Hurler. Everyone stopped to sign the banner that will be hung in the ride station. After that some of the group hit up the ride.
When they were all riding Hurler, Will and I went to store the big camera and hit up a quick snack before meeting back up with the group. Well having our snack that the Congo Grill, we ran in to Joe & Josh as they made there daily rounds at the park.
Once we all got back together we headed in to the air conditioned Kings Dominion theater for the Sign, Sealed, Delivered show. The show was not bad. Singers were great and the music was fun. Rose had left us for the afternoon so we missed the beach balls that we normally had in the pre show. Will almost fell asleep during the show so after he walked to Seven Eleven to get some energy in a can. By this time we also met up with John Turner. Don’t worry we hid the rum so he could not drink it.
In the late afternoon we fought the crowds to get in to the lunch area where we did some Q&A and watch a 4 year old pee. Yup, he peed right on the side of the building. Oh and the Q&A was as expected. Lots of questions that could not be answered. But was still fun. Food was good too.