East Coast Trip Part Two - HersheyPark, Williams Grove

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RatherGoodBear said:
But those are WESTERN PA. They root for the Pirates and Stillers (well they're OK) as opposed to the Phillies and Iggles. And they drink Pop. And wear tennies. And use gum bands. And warsh their clothes.

We also 'run the sweeper' as opposed to vacuuming.

(Oh God, I'm a hillbilly! ;) )


So do we Gonch. And come October, we don't go trick-or-treating, we go Halloweening. Yes, we have turned Halloween into a verb. OK, that's coal region talk now.
A friend of mine told me of a syndrome called the "Guilt Month", or something along those lines. You were clearly in that month when parents start feeling guilty and feel obligated to take the kids to the park. Holiday World actually addressed this syndrome on their website under the "When is the best time to visit the park?" question, where the answer was along the lines of "Get here as soon as possible in August."

I agree that Roller Soaker was probably not the best investment that HP could've made. The slow loading is mainly due to the reloading of the tanks, which takes a few minutes. Add in the four-person cars which run separately from each other, and you can have a long wait. A heater for the water would've been nice too, especially since most people wear swimsuits. I remember a trip two years ago where people were coming back into the station shivering, and they had to wait a while to get back into the station.

We were two of those people, actually. I nearly just froze to the seat. It was terrible!

2005 visited: PCW, PKI, CP, MFI, MIA, Knoebel's, Dorney, Hershey, PKD, BGW, USF, IOA, BGT 2006 planned: Holiday World, Kennywood, Indiana Beach, SFKK, Lake Compounce, SFNE, La Ronde, Hershey, SFGAd. and more!

Intamin Fan said: I agree that Roller Soaker was probably not the best investment that HP could've made.

I've ridden it "once for the count" and I don't know if I will ever bother with ride number two. I'm not a big fan of getting soaked on rides, but I don't mind it IF the ride is fun. Journey to Atlantis and some river rapid rides are good examples of soaking but fun rides. Roller Soaker is not.

Riding the Antique Cars while people spray you with garden hoses and throw buckets of water on you would be just as exciting as Roller Soaker... perhaps more so, because when dry, I actually like Antique Car rides!

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