CPlaya Park 2 -Riverview (WI Dells) in BulletPoint

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Friday, June 14, 2002 8:48 PM
ARRIVED: 10:35 am

LEFT: 11:00 am (still had three more parks planned at this point)

PARK APPEARANCE/ATMOSPHERE: So very Wisconsin Dells. Not simply cheesy, but cheesy with flair. This park simply revels in its own distinctive, stunningly bright, multi-colored, air-brushed chintziness. Don't miss the candy shop by the ticket booth....oh, wait a minute, you can't. It's painted a purple bright enough to make Barney cringe.

RIDE QUEUE TIMES: 10 am remember? Well, actually there was a 7-mnute line exactly four people long as I waited for the bewildered cashier to get a credit card machine working for the family in front of me. I offered to simply purchase my tickets with cash while she waited--at which point I discovered she wasn't too handy with greenbacks, either. Figures.

BEST EXPERIENCE: Taking photos of all the garishly-colored attractions

WORST EXPERIENCE: I'm getting to it.....but the second-worst was realizing I was still shooting the wacked-out scenery with a roll of B/W film.

MOST PLEASANT SURPRISE: That everything was so much cheaper than that other place across the street. I bought $6.50 in tickets and had more than half of them left.

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: I'm still getting to it....but the third-worst was 'The Works' hot dog I ordered from one food-stand window, then strolled over to the other window three feet away to pick up at their request (people in line for food: me). It was an all beef dog with cheese, onions, peppers and condiments. Sound good? Did I mention the 'cheese' was nacho cheese goop and it went downhill from there? Craptacular. At least the dog was hot.

COASTER RANKINGS

JUST PLAIN AWFUL

Galaxi- I have no idea what they did to the wheels to make the coaster this slow, but you could hear it whatever it was grating and wheezing through every drop and turn. Don't let this happen to you.

MAJOR NON-COASTER ACTIVITIES: Shooting pictures and running the gauntlet of carnival-game hawkers on the way to and from the single coaster in sight.

BEST NON-COASTER RIDE: Uhhhhh-the gravitron? I wouldn't know. I wish I had spent my remaining tickets on a spin-and-spue.

OTHER COMMENTS: I've never had so much fun riding a bad coaster, eating worse food and wading through a sea of psychadelic colors. I might have to go back

Click here for CPlaya 100 Park 3 (Little A-Merrick-A)

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The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.


*** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya 6/3/2003 3:07:47 PM ***

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Friday, June 14, 2002 10:47 PM
Did you ride the woodies?

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 6:19 AM

Todd,

Riverview Park doesn't have any woodies. The woodies are at another park in the Dells, which he did visit.

CoastaPlaya, I hope to take a "Coasters of Wisconsin" road trip sometime during college, and ride all of my home state's non-kiddie coasters (and maybe the kiddie coasters, if I can) myself.

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*** This post was edited by Glidein on 6/15/2002. ***

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 6:33 AM
You didnt get the credit for the Dragon Wagon there? :) jk

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 11:38 AM

What do you take me for, a credit ho? You gotta draw the line somewhere--and that was way, way across it. More on kiddie coasters to come...

-'Playa

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The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 9:57 PM

I really think Wisconsin Dells is an awesome place. It's a major tourist town in the middle of nowhere but there is so much charm and so many things to do. Unfortunately they have taken advantage of their success and prices are sky high, it its cheaper for my family of 5 to go to Mexico on an all-inclusive vacation (with airfare) out of Chicago for a week than to go to Wisconsin Dells for 5 days. Sad but sooo true the unnecisary size of indoor waterparks at every major resort results in a cookie cut room for $250.00 a night and while the waterpark is entertaining, you can't enjoy 4 waterslides for more than 2 days. However, Riverside and Waterworld are the more reasonable of the bunch and while the park isn't that great, the waterpark really should not be overlooked. It is strange CoastaPlaya, you have so much fun on these crappy rides that you don't even realize their crappy.

Whoops forgot something. If your going to be in the Dells in the morning, go to Denny's Diner for breakfast. No no, not one of those fast food on every exist Denny's like the retro one they have near the Kalahari and the Great Wolf Lodge, it's more downtown closer to Robot World, they are also retro but their on a corner down the street from an internet cafe that used to be a church (you'll know what I'm talking about if you see it) It's really got some of the best breakfast food you could ever hope to get. And world famous cinnamon rolls, it's filled with 50's memoribilia really a cool place to stop.

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Elijah Rock.
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La Vie Boheme!!!

*** This post was edited by SFGAMDie HARD on 6/21/2002. ***

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Friday, June 21, 2002 5:33 AM

SFGAMDie HARD said:

. If your going to be in the Dells in the morning, go to Denny's Diner for breakfast.

Everyone knows the ONLY place for breakfast in the Dells is Paul Bunyan!

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Bob Hansen

A proud CoasterBuzz Member

"So you think your'e really brave, gonna see the DEMONS cave.
You silly dude, your'e only food, for the DEMON"


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Friday, June 21, 2002 8:49 AM

SFGAMDie HARD said:

I really think Wisconsin Dells is an awesome place. It's a major tourist town in the middle of nowhere but there is so much charm and so many things to do. Unfortunately they have taken advantage of their success and prices are sky high....



Well, hey P. T. Barnum grew up in the area and it's no surprise.

This is one of the reasons I was glad Playette would never accompany me on a trip like this...for one person (two had CBaby not bailed out), it's only high-priced. For a family, it's just plain crazy.

-'Playa

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The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.

*** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya on 6/21/2002. ***

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