A waterpark would be nice but I wouldn't count on it. I always thought this area should have a Kalahari or some type of indoor waterpark. I know it would make a KILLING!
A decent water park around would rock! Waterways and the wave pool are barely water parks. I have to go all the way to Cincinnati to find a nice water park.
Many waterparks depend primarily upon local patronage. Unlike ride parks which usually get one or two visits a year from those that go there, waterparks (and combination ride and water parks) have many repeat visitors with season passes.
Gonch, sorry we missed you. We were there four hours yesterday (Saturday) evening, and three hours today.
Ensign Smith said:
We were there four hours yesterday (Saturday) evening, and three hours today.
Then you truly are an entirely different beast than I, my friend. :)
Oh yeah, if you want to observe time getting eaten up at a small amusement park, it helps if you have a six year old who wants to ride the swan boats for half an hour *and* play a full 18 holes of putt putt golf.
Paying $3 a head to pedal my ass around the water in the blazing sun wasn't a very appealing choice and quite honestly, even though Camden's Mini Golf looked nice enough, we had just come from Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach and in comparison...well, it didn't stand a chance of garnering any interest.
Hell, a chunk of our three hours was spent in the arcade. If it were just a "do this and move on" run, we could've been outta there in an hour and done everything unique to the park. ;)
Seriously, though. If this park qualifies as one of the 'charm' parks, then I really don't get it. While I might not agree with the appeal of some of the 'charm' parks, I can at least understand the argument.
Camden was just a run down little place that doesn't fit the profile. I might be able to buy that it's big on the 'nostalgia factor' except that nostalgia isn't ugly.
A lot of the park really does look like a hole, agreed, an absolute hole. Maybe call it a hole with potential to be charitable.
I think you've completely nailed it. Camden captures how a lot of these parks actually looked 50 or 75 years ago. Knoebels might be the rose-colored vision of a past that we like to imagine but which seldom existed, but Camden is the time machine portrait of the real deal.
Funny thing was, we still had a blast.
Dang it, I'm totally making my TR anti-climactic. Okay, nobody read what I just wrote.
And yes, that Spider is the best I've experienced. Major spinnage on every ride and nice long cycles. Out last ride was insane...we kept "catching the edge" and spun faster and faster through the entire cycle. It was so intense it made us laugh/cry!
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