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    Poor Dreamer spent most of that day holding purses while her niece Eaglette, DF, DF's daughter, and I rode the roller coasters! I love 'em myself, and the Led Zeppelin coaster was one of the best I've ever been on. Sad to say the Eagles roller coaster was quite wimpy. It reminded me of one of the first real roller coasters I rode at Astroworld when I was nine called "Runaway Mine Train." Not that it was a kiddie ride - it was the real deal - just very tame.

    Here's a photo from the show:



    We were all rejoicing that they were in casual wear - I think it was the first show they played sans suits!

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    Fantastic pictures! What fun!


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    Found these videos on YouTube!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1Pg7qf8-LA"]Joe riding the Eagles roller coaster[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iPCrZk-pPM[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRc-XCu5tzI"]The roller coaster from the rider's perspective[/ame]

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    An interesting bit of info I just came across: The Hard Rock Park was reopened just a few days ago (May 23)! [ETA Correction: May 23, 2009. Thanks TQ!] It's been bought by "Freestyle Park Enterprises" and as such is now called the Freestyle Music Park. Unfortunately, since the Eagles' deal was with Hard Rock Inc. and not with this new ownership, the Eagles ride has been renamed "Iron Horse" and has been stripped of its Eagle-ness.

    Got this info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freestyle_Music_Park

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    Interesting! Loved seeing Joe on it!

    I'm not big on roller coasters anymore either. I used to like them. They were about the only ride at an amusement park my stomach could handle. Not even that anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodascouts View Post
    An interesting bit of info I just came across: The Hard Rock Park was reopened just a few days ago (May 23)! It's been bought by "Freestyle Park Enterprises" and as such is now called the Freestyle Music Park. Unfortunately, since the Eagles' deal was with Hard Rock Inc. and not with this new ownership, the Eagles ride has been renamed "Iron Horse" and has been stripped of its Eagle-ness.

    Got this info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freestyle_Music_Park
    I believe that was May 23 2009 Nancy
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    Er... did I say a few days ago? Darn typos. I mean a year and a few days ago... yeah, that's the ticket....




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    Nice bit of reminiscing ladies! Glad you got to see the real deal while it was there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticky
    the guy in front here is the same guy who took us to the M&G! He met us in the backstage area *G* Must be one of Smokey's boys
    That is cool that you recognized "Smokey's boy" Rhonda. Of course, we only recognized Smokey and Joe - had no idea the other guy was even with them.

    Quote Originally Posted by sodascouts View Post
    Poor Dreamer spent most of that day holding purses while her niece Eaglette, DF, DF's daughter, and I rode the roller coasters! I love 'em myself, and the Led Zeppelin coaster was one of the best I've ever been on. Sad to say the Eagles roller coaster was quite wimpy. It reminded me of one of the first real roller coasters I rode at Astroworld when I was nine called "Runaway Mine Train." Not that it was a kiddie ride - it was the real deal - just very tame.
    Sorry, but I beg to differ, Missy. I repeat, it took me many hours to recover, and there was no way in hell I would have gotten on that Led Zeppelin one. I don't think Willie would have either - even if Jimmy Page himself said he'd ride it with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticky View Post


    the guy in front here is the same guy who took us to the M&G! He met us in the backstage area *G* Must be one of Smokey's boys
    Yup he sure is the same guy. And I saw him out front at at least one of the shows I attended last week too.

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