SWAG – pictures

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These are currently listed on Ebay – I considered doing a Shopify store, but that ended up being way more tedious that I would have liked.  Karen is working on maybe moving to Etsy as well, but at this point they’re all on Ebay.  Well, most of them – because there are posting limits, I haven’t got everything up there just yet.  I’m hoping to get at least this initial set up by the first week of June. So if you see one you like but there’s no link, come back in a week and hopefully it’ll be live.  I just mistimed my listings and the end of the month didn’t arrive as quickly as I needed it to.  Math is hard.

DISNEYLAND
The nature of the image makes it difficult to recreate in a smaller size, so I’m only offering it as a 20×30 photo print. It’s suitable for framing with or without a mat – personally, I think it looks better with a mat (you’d want one with an interior image window of 16×26). You can order a photo print of this Disneyland montage here.



DOLLYWOOD
After seeing such a strong response to the Disneyland print, I turned my eye towards Dollywood. If you’ve been around the site much, you’ve seen that I really enjoy that park so putting together a montage was a pleasure. Like the Disneyland one, it’s available as a 20×30 photo print, and again I’d recommend a mat with a 16×26 window. You can order a photo print of the Dollywood montage here.



HARD ROCK PARK
I had to do one more montage, this time for the little park that couldn’t. I put this together in 2018 in honor of the ten year anniversary of the park’s opening. Or maybe it’s the ten year anniversary of the park’s closing. I guess that’s one of those glass half full/glass half empty conundrums. In any case, you can order a 20×30 Hard Rock Park photo print here.


CAROLINA CYCLONE
Opened in 1980, Carowinds’ Carolina Cyclone was the first coaster in the world with four inversions.  This image captures a train as it travels through the first half of a double corkscrew.

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ANGEL OAK
Hey, they’re not all pictures of roller coasters and stuff.  The Angel Oak is a 400 to 500 year old tree located in John’s Island, SC.  Having survived multiple hurricanes, it’s become a symbol of strength.

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SLEEPING BEAUTY CASTLE at DISNEYLAND
Sleeping Beauty Castle is iconic on a level that transcends just being a mere theme park attraction.  It’s a genuine piece of American history.  I was thrilled to happen upon this angle.

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LIGHTNING ROD
This Rocky Mountain Coaster-created beast was the centerpiece of Dollywood’s 2016 remodel of the Jukebox Junction area. This image is from the opening season, before the train was redesigned.

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IRON DRAGON
There’s only a handful of proper suspended coasters left in the US, and Cedar Point’s Iron Dragon is one of the finest ones still with us (obligatory “Rest in Peace, Big Bad Wolf”).

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EGGROLL STATION
Like I said, they’re not all roller coasters and theme parks.  If you’re a Gamecock, you should know the story of this sign. If you’re not, you can scroll past this and we won’t have to talk about it.  It’s okay, boo-boo.

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THUNDER ROAD
In 2015, Thunder Road celebrated its 39th year of operation at Carowinds. There would not be a 40th year.  If “40 is the new 30,” then I guess this is some messed up Logan’s Run shit here.

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“NO SINGLE RIDERS”
I really like this piece. Basically what we have here is a 12-picture cycle of the light package on a portable carnival Zipper ride.  The name, of course, stems from the fact that they won’t let people ride the zipper alone.

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FERRIS WHEEL
The original Ferris Wheel, designed by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., was featured in the 1893 World Expo in Chicago.  Since its invention, Ferris wheels have become the most common type of amusement ride at state fairs in the United States.   The one featured in this image was found at the Osceola County Fair (TPS Report here).

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GEMINI
Gemini is literally my favorite coaster at Cedar Point.  It’s not the fastest.  It’s not the tallest.  It’s not the steepest.  It’s just two and a half minutes of fun.  Fun is sometimes underrated.

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