Crazy rides a Legend

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Monday, July 25, 2005 1:53 PM
A couple weeks ago my wife and I had to head up to Lake Okoboji for one of her college swimming teammates weddings. I had never been to Arnold's Park and I live in Iowa but this was an added bonus to the trip.

After getting some backroad directions from my wife's friend who use to live up there, we were on our way. 3 and a half hours later, we arrived on the hot and sunny day (it was like 96 degrees out).

The first thing you see when you pull in sign that says Arnold's Park and on top of the sign is a roller coaster. Cool beans.

Not sure if this is new or not but I had talked with Moosh and he stated they didn't have a pay as you go, but much to my delight they did. Since we didn't have much time, we purchased individual tickets instead of the all day pass. Tickets are 75 cents I think but they have packages if you don't do the all day thing.

The funniest thing was when we were buying our tickets, the attendant told the people in front of us not to ride in the back. Well where do you think I was going? That's right, to the back. You go under a walkway and to the right is the steps to the Legend.

When we sat down, I noticed the seatbelt would not latch and my wife even had a hard time but she just made it. The ride attendant and crew leader walked by and just said not to worry since I was older and the lap bar came down ok. They told us if we were of younger age that I wouldn't be able to ride. That would have sucked but we rode twice.

My advice is if you are bigger in the thigh or leg area or all tall, ride towards the front. The seat belts are longer and I still couldn't get to buckle, I was close but once again, they just let me go. What a fun little coaster with some nice airtime.

The park is pretty small but they have some great rides, they have a tilt-a-whirl that is apple shaped, thought that was cool, as well as a ferris wheel and some other fun little rides.

Now I can say I have been to both parks in Iowa, and if you get the chance to get up to Arnold's Park do so as they maybe closing soon.

I bought a T-shirt to support the park as well as some exotic taffy at a shop across from the park.

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Monday, July 25, 2005 5:17 PM
Nice airtime? Heck...I thought the airtime in the back, especially those last three drops, was downright evil...in the best way possible, of course ;-)
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Monday, July 25, 2005 6:58 PM
Yes they were Moosh but not as good as Cyclops or Hades but they were nice.
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