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October 19th - Happy Anniversary

October 19, 2017
Greetings foolish mortals.  Well, it's been 2 years to the date that I started a new part in my life.  I have had the opportunity to work at perhaps my favorite position in almost eve.  I've been handed the keys to my position and have run with it, never looking back.  Have done a lot of impressive things over the past 2 years and most of them, I am very proud of.

Looking back now to our favorite time of the year, I've got some more updates on Knott's Scary Farm and also a new one in Disney's California Adventure.

Have gone back to Knott's several times since my last writing and I do have to say, it's gotten much better.  Went back to Trick or Treat.  This time, it seemed to be lacking actors in the maze but the theme and music still make it great.  5/5

Next one was The Infected.  This is a maze where you're handed a laser gun and put through a maze filled with the undead.  I loved this maze.  Was really getting into the action but my only drawback was they sent too many people with me at the same time.  Everyone else was just walking and looking around.  I had my guy with me and we were running and looking all around and in the swing of the things.  However, the others just stopped and got in the way.  I'd love a chance to go through with just the two of us and see how we do.  It was still pretty awesome though.  5/5

Went back to Shadowlands for a second time.  The theming is awesome and even the music is good too but the overall effect of this maze is just a miss.  It's hard to make this one scary or even creepy when you're looking at "prostitutes" who are just standing there.  3/5 and the 3 is for the theme

RedBarn is still pretty tired.  It's mostly about gore and things like that.  This time was even a lesser score.  1.5/5

Pumpkin Eater has been a constant this year.  Creepy and awesome sound affects and just a well done maze.  4.5/5

Rode Ghostrider and it was awesome!!!  It never let up on the speed, airtime or what makes it a great coaster.  Fast, smooth-ish and just plain fun.  One of my favorite "woodies" out there.  5/5

Was able to go to Disney's California Adventure yesterday too.  The weather was perfect, maybe a little hot, but not humid like Florida.

Went on Soarin as the first ride and after a brief 20 minute wait, got on.  Haven't been on this ride at all at DCA but have been on it at Epcot, although I haven't been on it since they redid the video.  I have to say, I liked the old one much better, when it was called "Soarin over California" or just "Soarin" at Epcot.  It just seemed to lack the impact like it did before.  I mean, it was nice and it had the smells working but it was just lacking something I can't pinpoint.  3/5

Next up was Radiator Springs.  This is an awesome ride.  Part dark ride and part high speed ride.  You start out touring the mountain road of Radiator Springs and see scenes from the movie.  Then you drop inside the dark ride portion and interact with all the characters from the movie in town.  It's very well done and very cool to see these life sized cars come to life.  After the dark ride, you exit the building into a high speed race with another car.  I found the car on the left side won the race every time I rode but that may not be true.  The scenery is amazing though my guy said it might be "TOO themed."  I might agree but it is still a very cool section.  5/5

California Screamin is a great rollercoaster.  It was said it can't decide what it wants to be, a hybrid, steel or wood coaster or a launched coaster or lift hill.  Through all that though, this is a very good and smooth launched coaster.  You go from 0 to roughly 55 MPH in seconds and up a hill for some really good airtime.  This occurs over just a mile long coaster with hills, loops and drops.  5/5

Toy Story Mania is an interactive shootem ride.  You get in a vehicle and shoot hoops, balls, rockets, darts and other things at moving targets in this ride.  You complete with your ride partner and by the end your arm feels dead.  Its a lot of fun and I was laughing so hard at the final "keep shooting" and my arm was wore out.  5/5

Overall, even though DCA doesn't have nearly as much to do as Disneyland, it's still a fun park to visit and spend a day or so in.  I may consider another pass so I can explore this park more often and do more things.

So until the next time...

BBP out
 

October 1st - Happy Birthday

October 2, 2017
Greetings foolish mortals.  Welcome to October.  Before we continue, Happy 46th Birthday to Walt Disney World.  Epcot also turns 35 today. 

We are also in the beginnings of October and cruising during my favorite time.  Gonna give another update on Knott's Scary Farm in this so sit back and enjoy.

I've now been to Knott's Scary Farm 3 times since it's opened and each time has been unique and fun.  My last post had my opinions and brief info on the houses and scare zones and I'll continue with ...
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Sep 27th - A review for opening night

September 27, 2017
Greetings foolish mortals.  Welcome to another addition of the BBP.  Today, I got a review of what I've seen at Knott's Scary Farm so far and a couple of brief news too.

Went to Knott's last Thursday, their opening night and it was kind of crowded, though a lot of it was for media night.  Speaking of media night, I was able to park for free and save $20 but that's because I'm BFB!!!

The way Knott's starts their Scary Farm event is by sending a bunch of "ghouls" from Ghost town into the crowd of...
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Sep 21st - Here comes Fall

September 21, 2017
Greetings foolish mortals.  Here we are on the threshold to fall and I'm super excited.  The weather is changing, yes, we have a cool, rainy morning here in SoCal.  Awesomeness at it's finest!!!

Tonight is the opening of Knott's Scary Farm and I've got the scare pass so I can go every single night til Halloween.  I do plan on getting many visits in during that time and checking out all the haunts.  Going to be a 'Most Excellent" time. 

I love this time of year.  The season change, yes we get i...
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Sep 11th - Thankful

September 11, 2017
Greetings foolish mortals.  I know today is September 11th and while the day holds certain meaning to me, it now holds even more...Thankfulness.

Yesterday, I sat by helplessly and watched Hurricane Irma hit my home state of Florida.  I'd seen the devastation that it left behind it in the Caribbean and could only hope for the best as she moved towards my hometown area of Tampa Bay.  Luckily, the Gulf Stream, the effect Cuba had on it or just nature, caused her to veer more eastern and instead ...
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September 8th - A journey begins

September 8, 2017
Greetings foolish mortals.  Happy Friday and Happy September 8th.  While we're safe on the west coast of the US, my friends and family are preparing to deal with Hurricane Irma.  Sending positive vibes and thoughts over there and hope comes out well and unharmed.

So onto September 8th.  Today, as it has been mentioned every year since I started this site, I've recognized this date as a turning point in my life.  It all started this day, 31 years ago where a skinny, naive kid entered the world ...
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September 1st - Welcome September

September 1, 2017
Greetings foolish mortals and welcome to September.  Can already feel a change in the air, though it's very hot right now, but fall is around the corner.  That means the haunts are almost here too.  In just a few weeks, we'll be seeing all the excitement for Halloween.  And of course, football is here too!!!  Baseball is almost over and while my team hasn't done great, they're rebuilding and making progress.  Maybe next year, but then again, that's been my slogan for them for so long.  Oh wel...
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Aug 31st - Goodbye August

August 31, 2017
Greetings foolish mortals.  Here we are on the last day of August, the birthday month, and tomorrow will be September.  The month really flew by as has the year but hopefully soon, the cooler weather will be upon us and the haunts will be out in force.  Can't wait to experience a few of them this year.  Gonna be a good time.

So much going on and looking forward to it.  Good things are in the future!!!

Hope everyone had a good summer, August and looking forward to our favorite time of the year.

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August 12th - Happy Birthday!!!

August 12, 2017
reetings foolish mortals!!!  A very happy birthday to the BBP CEO!!!  A most triumphant day as he celebrates another year around the sun.  May his day be great and all his dreams realized!!!

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August 8th - Almost

August 8, 2017
Greetings foolish mortals.  We're almost there for the BBP birthday.  Kind of ironic that on the same day, August 12th, though a year later, The Haunted Mansion opened its doors to the public in Disneyland.  Kind of a fitting tribute to the BBP if I say so myself. 

Anyway, things are going, been hot here on the best coast but can almost feel the change in weather coming. 

So until next time...

BBP out

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