Wednesday, May 31, 2000 9:02 AM
We left Pennsylvania Friday morning and met up with our friends in Richmond, VA. We drove to almost Lexington, KY the first day and got a room for the night. The next morning we finally got to our first park Holiday World! We showed our ACE cards at the enterance and got in for half price. Our first ride was on the Legend. It was running sluggish around the double helix early in the day but was a FANTASTIC ride. Later in the day we got rain and it wet down the track to speed up the slow areas. The Legend has a great first drop (as you get air it turns to the left and sets you down to the right in the car). This has everything a woodie should have lots of air, strong laterals, big drops, and tunnels 4 to be exact. The Raven is another great ride as well. It to has great laterals, air, and tunnel. I love the drop that feels like a carpet was pulled from under you. the staff at Holiday World were the greatest I've ever seen. They are super friendly and polite.While waiting in line they ask you if they can hold your items while you ride. I believe this was the cleanest park I was ever too. They are even giving away free soft drinks this season too. They have stands where you can go in and servre yourself. Later in the day the power was knocked off for about 2 hours. Durring the outage we decided if SOB was going to run we'd head to PKI instead of KK for the day.
After we got to the hotel we called the PKI 800# and it said SOB will run. We left our hotel in Louisville, KY and drove the 3 hours to PKI. We bought season passes and it only took about 10 minutes for the two of us. Our first ride was Face Off. I liked the seating how you can see the people in front of you. Next we figured we'd head for the SOB line. We got in line about 11:30 or so for the noon opening. We waited and waited and waited. The staff would come by and tell us that they didn't know how long it would be so we waited some more. We were with oru friends so we would switch off in line to rid 漀琀栀攀爀 琀栀椀渀最猀⸀ 圀攀 爀漀搀攀 吀漀瀀 䜀甀渀Ⰰ 䈀漀琀栀 猀椀搀攀猀 漀昀 琀栀攀 刀愀挀攀爀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 䄀搀瘀攀渀琀甀爀攀 䔀砀瀀爀攀猀猀 眀栀椀氀攀 眀愀椀琀椀渀最 椀渀 氀椀渀攀 昀漀爀 匀伀䈀⸀ 䤀 戀攀氀椀瘀攀 䄀搀瘀攀渀琀甀爀攀 䔀砀瀀爀攀猀猀 椀猀 琀栀攀 戀攀猀琀 琀栀攀洀攀搀 洀椀渀攀 琀爀愀椀渀 䤀 眀愀猀 攀瘀攀爀 漀渀 猀椀渀挀攀 琀栀攀 漀渀氀礀 漀琀栀攀爀 漀渀攀 䤀✀瘀攀 爀椀搀搀攀渀 椀猀 吀爀愀椀氀戀氀愀稀攀爀 愀琀 䠀倀⸀ 䘀椀渀愀氀氀礀 愀琀 愀戀漀甀琀 㘀瀀洀 琀栀攀 氀椀昀琀 挀栀愀椀渀 猀琀愀爀琀攀搀 爀甀渀渀椀渀最 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 琀椀洀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 搀愀礀⸀ 匀栀漀爀琀氀礀 愀昀琀攀爀 眀攀 栀攀愀爀搀 琀栀攀 挀氀椀挀欀 漀昀 愀渀 攀洀瀀琀礀 琀爀愀椀渀 最漀椀渀最 甀瀀 琀栀攀 栀椀氀氀⸀ 吀栀攀礀 爀愀渀 椀琀 琀栀爀甀 琀眀漀 漀爀 琀栀爀攀攀 琀椀洀攀 愀渀搀 昀椀渀愀氀氀礀 漀瀀攀渀攀搀 琀栀攀 氀椀渀攀⸀ 䤀 戀攀氀攀瘀攀 琀栀椀猀 洀愀礀 戀攀 漀渀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 氀漀渀最攀猀琀 焀甀攀甀攀猀 椀✀瘀攀 戀攀攀渀 椀渀⸀ 䰀甀挀欀椀氀礀 眀攀 眀攀爀攀 渀攀愀爀 琀栀攀 昀爀漀渀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 氀椀渀攀⸀ 圀攀 昀椀最甀爀攀搀 猀椀渀挀攀 眀攀 眀椀氀氀 漀渀氀礀 瀀爀漀戀愀戀氀礀 最攀琀 漀渀攀 爀椀搀攀 眀攀✀搀 眀愀椀琀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 猀攀愀琀⸀ 圀攀 眀攀爀攀 琀栀攀 昀椀昀琀栀 琀爀愀椀渀 琀漀 最漀⸀ 圀栀椀氀攀 眀攀 眀攀爀攀 眀愀椀琀椀渀最 倀䬀䤀 猀攀挀甀爀椀琀礀 戀漀漀琀攀搀 猀攀瘀攀爀愀氀 氀椀渀攀 樀甀洀瀀攀爀猀 愀猀 琀栀攀 眀攀爀攀 爀攀愀搀礀 琀漀 戀漀愀爀搀⸀ 吀栀攀 眀栀漀氀攀 猀琀愀琀椀漀渀 挀栀愀渀琀攀搀 ∀一愀栀Ⰰ一愀栀Ⰰ一愀栀Ⰰ一愀栀Ⰰ䠀攀礀Ⰰ䠀攀礀Ⰰ䠀攀礀Ⰰ䜀漀漀搀戀礀攀℀∀ 愀猀 琀栀攀礀 眀攀爀攀 琀愀欀攀渀 漀甀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 氀椀渀攀⸀ 䘀椀渀愀氀氀礀 眀攀 最漀琀 琀漀 爀椀搀攀 愀昀琀攀爀 㜀 栀漀甀爀猀 椀渀 氀椀渀攀℀ 匀伀䈀 栀愀猀 漀渀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 昀愀猀琀攀猀琀 爀甀渀漀甀琀猀 䤀✀瘀攀 攀瘀攀爀 戀攀攀渀 漀渀⸀ 䤀 戀攀氀攀瘀攀 琀栀攀 氀椀昀琀 椀猀 猀琀攀攀瀀攀爀 琀栀愀渀 洀漀猀琀 眀漀漀搀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀猀 琀漀漀⸀ 䤀 氀椀欀攀 栀漀眀 琀栀攀 挀栀愀椀渀 瀀椀挀欀猀 甀瀀 猀瀀攀攀搀 愀猀 椀琀 挀爀攀猀琀猀 琀栀攀 琀漀瀀⸀ 琀栀攀 䘀椀爀猀琀 搀爀漀瀀 刀攀洀椀渀搀攀搀 洀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 搀爀漀瀀 漀渀 䠀攀爀挀甀氀攀猀 戀攀昀漀爀攀 琀栀攀 戀爀愀欀攀猀⸀ 䄀猀 椀琀 瀀椀挀欀猀 甀瀀 猀瀀攀攀搀 琀栀攀 挀愀爀猀 昀攀攀氀 氀椀欀攀 琀栀攀礀 愀爀攀 栀漀瀀椀渀最 搀漀眀渀 琀栀攀 搀爀漀瀀⸀ 吀栀攀 搀漀甀戀氀攀 栀攀氀椀砀 眀愀猀 最漀漀搀 氀漀琀猀 漀昀 猀瀀攀攀搀 愀渀搀 猀漀洀攀 氀愀琀攀爀愀氀猀 愀猀 眀攀氀氀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 琀栀攀 洀椀搀 挀漀甀爀猀攀 猀氀漀眀猀 礀漀甀 搀漀眀渀 愀氀漀琀 戀攀昀漀爀攀 琀栀攀 氀漀漀瀀⸀ 䤀 戀攀氀椀攀瘀攀 琀栀攀 氀漀漀瀀 椀猀 琀栀攀 猀洀漀漀琀栀攀猀琀 愀爀攀愀 漀渀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀⸀ 䤀琀 眀愀猀 猀琀爀愀渀最攀 琀漀 洀攀 欀渀漀眀椀渀最 䤀 眀愀猀 漀渀 愀 氀漀漀瀀 漀渀 愀 眀漀漀搀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀⸀ 䄀昀琀攀爀 琀栀攀 氀漀漀瀀 愀琀 琀栀攀 琀漀瀀 漀昀 琀栀攀 栀攀氀椀砀 匀伀䈀 氀漀猀琀 洀漀猀琀 漀昀 椀琀猀 猀瀀攀攀搀⸀ 䄀昀琀攀爀 琀栀愀琀 氀漀猀猀 椀琀 渀攀瘀攀爀 瀀椀挀欀攀搀 甀瀀 琀栀攀 瀀甀渀挀栀 漀昀 琀栀攀 愀爀攀愀 甀瀀 琀漀 琀栀攀 氀漀漀瀀⸀ 䄀昀琀攀爀 眀攀 最漀琀 漀昀昀 匀伀䈀 眀攀 戀漀甀最栀琀 琀栀攀 漀渀 爀椀搀攀 瀀栀漀琀漀 眀椀琀栀 琀栀攀 挀漀漀氀 匀伀䈀 猀琀愀渀搀 昀漀爀 ␀㈀ ⸀ 吀栀攀 漀渀 爀椀搀攀 瀀栀漀琀漀 椀猀 爀椀最栀琀 戀攀昀漀爀攀 琀栀攀 氀椀昀琀 栀椀氀氀⸀ 倀䬀䤀 眀愀猀 渀攀愀爀 琀栀攀 倀栀漀琀漀 栀漀甀猀攀 最椀瘀椀渀最 愀眀愀礀 猀漀搀愀猀⸀ 吀栀愀琀 眀愀猀 愀 渀椀挀攀 最攀猀琀甀爀攀 昀漀爀 攀瘀攀爀礀漀渀攀 猀瀀攀渀搀椀渀最 愀氀氀 琀栀攀 琀椀洀攀 椀渀 氀椀渀攀⸀ 䄀昀琀攀爀 匀伀䈀 眀攀 眀攀渀琀 琀漀 爀椀搀攀 琀栀攀 昀愀琀栀攀爀⸀ 吀栀攀 氀椀渀攀 眀愀猀渀✀琀 戀愀搀 栀攀爀攀 攀椀琀栀攀爀⸀ 䤀 琀栀椀渀欀 䤀 氀椀欀攀搀 䈀攀愀猀琀 洀漀爀攀 琀栀愀渀 匀伀䈀 䤀 樀甀猀琀 氀漀瘀攀 栀漀眀 椀琀 爀甀渀猀 琀栀爀甀 琀he woods. The ending double helix into a tunnel is incredible too. After the Beast we rode Vortex wich I believe is the best Arrow looper I've ridden to date. Back seat is great getting air on the first drop! Next we rode Scoody Doo. That's a cool little suspended coaster. Next we hit Beastie. After Beastie we rode the dark ride. This is the first dark ride of this stule i've ridden It was very cool. Next we went to the Gyro Drop. the air on this is incredible you think your going to hit the brakes then keep dropping, Then you think brakes and still drop, then finally the brakes. After the drop ride it was about 10:30 and we drove to our hotel in Louisville.
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Parks hit for 2000!