Gebel was a big disappointment to me. I know they based him heavily on Alucard from Castlevania but I was expecting something more epic.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Back during the Paramount Carowinds days, this was one was called Scooby-Doo's Haunted Mansion. Cedar Parks made it rather generic after the transfer which does lose some of its magic. You basically ride a cart of sorts and shoot targets in a glow-in-the-dark type area.
When King William III of the Netherlands died in 1890, the throne of the Netherlands fell into the hands of Queens until 2013, when Willem-Alexander became the first king in over a hundred years.
Friday, November 29, 2019
While far from my favorite stage overall, it's one of the best ones from the WiiU version of Smash 4. It makes a return for Ultimate. It's based on the Pilotwings series by Nintendo, which I was never into to be honest.
I've never been a fan of this stage. It first came out in the WiiU version of Smash 4. It's based on Wrecking Crew, a forgotten but early Mario spin-off.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
I really hate to say that, because I really wanted to like Isabelle, but I thought she was too weak. I do like her in her main game, which is the Animal Crossing series. Her first game in the series was New Leaf on 3DS, as she served as the villager/mayor's assistant. She actually has a crush on the mayor (though this is revealed really low-key), and since she still has those feelings regardless of if the villager/mayor is male or female, that technically makes Isabelle one of the few LGBT video game characters.
This one wasn't there when we went a few years ago, as they opened it up the year after. While "old news" now, it's actually Carowinds most impressive coaster for size, height, drop, and speed overall. Not that I actually ride big rides like this. But only a few coasters in the world (seriously) can outclass it.
When Queen Mary Tudor took the throne of England, she sought to restore Roman Catholicism and her first major martyr was John Rogers. He made one of the earliest translations of the Bible (but not the first) in English.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
This one was in Smash 4 as Shulk's stage. It's based on his game Xenoblade Chronicles after some area. I wasn't a fan of it in Smash 4 and not in Ultimate either.
Besides some really minor cameos in previous games, King K. Rool finally joins the cast in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I wasn't the hugest fan of the Donkey Kong Country games, so I wasn't excited to see him, but I'm happy for the fans that were. He's basically the Bowser to Donkey Kong.
Dale Earnhardt was my father's favorite Nascar driver and they have a ride dedicated to the late driving legend at Carowinds after his nickname, The Intimidator. His race car isn't too far away from the entrance of the ride.
We pass by a gas station on our way back from Greenville, and they had a sign for Cinnabon. I didn't have the time to check it out the last time, but this time I did. I was wondering if it was pre-packaged stuff like Krispy Kreme does for grocers and gas stations, but it is "real" but shares a spot with Aunt Annies inside the gas station. It didn't smell delicious like the Greenville location, but it did smell good.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
One of my favorite minor characters, I liked old Robin Hood. He has a small role at first, as a thief caught by Rumplestiltskin and brutally punished for it. Though he escapes and does a very Robin Hood-like role of serving on the side of good.
Not many films can really rival 1939's The Wizard of Oz in terms of greatness or iconicness. There have been many prequels, sequels, and spinoffs even before the 1939 masterpiece, as they're all based on books by author L. Frank Baum, who died about twenty years before Judy Garland amazed us all. But that was a MGM movie, Disney did this "unofficial sequel" but they also made many twists so I suppose they wouldn't be outright sued by MGM.
I haven't noticed many of these mascots walking around but they had more than Dollywood I suppose. We managed to get a photo with Charlie Brown when he was free. No Snoopy in sight though.
Monday, November 25, 2019
Even though she was evil for the majority of her time on the show, I did like the character and the story.
Quite a number of years ago, my wife Daisy and I watched Frozen for the first time. While we were a little late to the game, I could see why pretty much every kid was in-love with the movie. It's literally like the favorite thing of one of my nieces. It took Disney years and years to get a sequel made, but it begs the question.Was it really worth a six year wait?
A popular story about coffee (which may or may not be 100% true) is that the Catholic Church had opposed coffee as the "devil's drink." Coffee came from lands with a Muslim-majority and was quite popular there as well, which caused some Catholics to believe it was an "invention of Satan." Pope Clement VIII apparently liked coffee so much that he thought it was a shame to let only Muslims drink it.
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Zangetsu is a character I remember in Curse of the Moon but his role here is much different, though similar. He appears to work for other characters, but he has his own motives.
Daisy wanted me to take her to and from her seasonal job at Party City (which is now over) one night. I decided to surprise her on the way home by taking her to Barnes and Noble as she loves the place. We rarely get anything but this time we did. We got a thing where it said we could get a two cookies on BOGO from their cafe. I was a little hungry so I went for it.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
I think they renamed and I know they painted this one the last time we were at Carowinds. I actually think it's a pretty fun ride. It's built for the kiddos, but it's pretty curvy and kind of faster than you'd expect.
Friday, November 22, 2019
I like Town and City but I always forget it and Smashville are not the same stage. This one was based on City Folk while the former was based on Wild World.
Richter Belmont is a fighter in the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game and I'm glad he made it. I was a big fan of the Castlevania games (mainly the Metroidvanias) and Richter was my favorite Belmont in the series. His main game was Rondo of Blood but he also had a major role as a boss (good guy under puppet control) in Symphony of the Night after Alucard wakes up from centuries asleep.
Daisy has been pretty adamant about continuing our journey through Dragon Ball Super. This one starts at the end of the whole Future Trunks/Goku Black saga. And to be honest, I really wanted to see it as well.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
I suppose it was only a matter of time before Konami's Simon Belmont from Castlevania made it into Super Smash Bros. He was the original Belmont who fought Count Dracula on many occasions. Then more games came out and it seems Simon had many ancestors like Trevor Belmont who had dealt with the vampire lord for a long time.
After lunch, Daisy started to complain of motion sickness. So I knew where we were headed, the rides for the kiddos. I don't really mind due to my mild fear of heights. One of the first was Peanuts Pirates, which I don't recall seeing on our last trip years ago.