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I Am A Rider

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In Topic: Santa's Toy Factory, 2005

Yesterday, 02:06 AM

I had completely forgotten we had to choose dates. Do remember we went twice. Guess we got lucky and had decent weather once that I recall and once quite cold. Definitely no way to get people in. Who wants to be there in miserable weather? It just seemed very expensive at the time. If we could have used our passes we would have gone more, I'm sure. You are probably right on your reasoning, Mr. Roberts. Makes sense to me. 


In Topic: Santa's Toy Factory, 2005

18 January 2018 - 01:30 AM

This is a pretty clear video for its age, Mr. Roberts. You know I never actually heard why they only did it one year; must have been the low attendance and expensive costs. It was quite nice in some ways. 


In Topic: Santa's Christmas Wish 1992

09 January 2018 - 04:35 AM

This is great, Mr. Roberts. We only went to this winterfest twice; it was so expensive. Mostly we walked around looking at lights, bought some holiday gifts, and ate. I don't think we watched any shows; don't actually remember. That seems longer ago than it was. There was a place on International street that had the best soups and chili. We hit that up both times. Don't forget food very often. Most shows we've seen I just see and don't keep room in the old brain to retain them. Too much other stuff up there.  Concerts, however, I can recall back to the first one I saw over fifty years ago as a teenager.


In Topic: Santa's Toy Factory, 1991

09 January 2018 - 04:17 AM

As well done as these shows were, Mr. Roberts, what I find most interesting is the difference in video quality. Like when I watch old M.A.S.H. shows. The difference in technology is vast. Kind of like comparing old photos from original color to today's pics.

 

As I recall, the original fest had the best Santa we'd ever seen. I'm sure not the same each year or even every night, but we seemed to catch the same one every time we went one particular year, early eighties. I swear the guy could almost make adults believe. I'm talking about the one that was in the Santa house for kids to visit.

 

These videos are so fun to watch. Thank you.


In Topic: Santa's Christmas Wish 1992

07 January 2018 - 12:54 AM

Wow, how did you track this down, Mr. Roberts?  Thanks so much for posting. I still don't remember but think probably we just didn't watch any of the shows. I'll go over this a couple times and see if shakes anything loose in the memory bank.