Saturday, July 6, 2013

CA's Great America 4th of July 2013

For this year's 4th of July festivities, we headed out to California's Great America. The only bummer was that there were no fireworks. They saved the fireworks for Friday and Saturday.

The last time I was at Great America was when it used to be owned by Paramount in the 90s until mid 2000. Not much has changed except for a few new rides and some of the same rides have different names since the ownership change. The Top Gun ride is now known as Flight Deck. Even though it's a suckier name, the ride itself is still one of the better rides. The latest ride is called Gold Striker. It't the fasted wooden coaster. We rode that first.

We just rode those two rides and the rest of the time we spent eating and playing games. I had to play the game where the worker guesses your age, weight or month of birth. I chose the age. Let's just say I won. Now Mooby has a new stuffed animal to gnaw on.

For the longest time we where checking out the ladder climb game. For sure you have to do some counter balancing. The worker guy makes it look so simple. None of us tried but we should have just to capture video of one of us failing.

If I was 16 again, I'd be all over this place with a season pass n what not... Overall good times that brought back some memories.

side note: I used the trusty Sony HDR SR-11. I was planning to shoot some stills but ended just shooting a bit of video. The last 2 night clips I used the gf2  with the 35mm 1.4. turned out ok.

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