Plus, it's 88 degrees. PPP is supposed to be cold. My first time there, it snowed.
Yeah, it's not supposed to be like this on October 5th. I was at GrAdv today for a little more than four hours, and I was roasting.
I was in shorts and t-shirt, not what I expected for Oct.5. This time last year in Holiday World it was 42 degrees at night.
But Flying Turns was awesome! Everything I expected and more, what a great little ride! Swings you around all over the place, like nothing I have ever ridden before. Another great unique rides in the Knoebels collection.
Also Stratosfear, what a great drop, rather then force you down, or shoot you up, you just free float the whole way down, really like no other drop tower. Phoenix and Twister seemed faster then ever, but that may have been due to the darkness.
What a great weekend to be in Elysburg!!Last edited by TheMillenniumRider, Sunday, October 6, 2013 12:30 AM
When I got in line for FT, the line started somewhere around the end of the brake run, and it took about 80 minutes til I got in the train. At the bonfire, a group next to me was talking to Dick about how surprised they were that the wait wasn't worse, and he said it took 40 minutes from the gate to the train.
Considering I've seen debut lines of over four hours and many parks feature rides are that long every saturday. Thats not bad at all for a *Possibly only three people per train* ride.
It would be interesting to know how many people rode it. There were over 1500 PPP handstamps bought, so there were that many free FT tickets handed out. Everybody else had to pay $3, so that may have put some casual riders off. Also, I assume that the morons who think that it was destroying the test dummies didn't ride.Last edited by Jim S., Sunday, October 6, 2013 1:54 PM
Even after my two preview rides where I waited less than 10 minutes a piece, I wound up riding two more times with a 90 minute wait and a 45 minute wait respectively. On our last ride we worked out the weight grouping to get five of us on a train, almost maxing out the 1200 pound weight limit. And boy was it a good ride!
The hot and muggy weather kind of sucked, but seeing that many friends all in one place and enjoying each other's company while sharing rides and partying it up afterwards... that's what PPP is to me. The weather isn't much of a factor.
What Matt said. :)
I thought it was a very fun ride, but it was only the icing on the cake. PPP is all about hanging out in a beautiful park with great friends who you rarely see in person.
I had a blast!
-TinaLast edited by coasterqueenTRN, Tuesday, October 8, 2013 9:10 PM
It is a great addition to the park. We only took one lap, and waited around 45 minutes. It was great to finally get a ride after seeing it SBNO for so long. Good job knoebels!
We had my daughter and nephew along and didn't stay for theevening PPP activities. We did the noon to five ride band.
I've been a strong advocate of the night-time PPP/hangover day combo for a few years now. Saturday during the day, I'll pick up a book of tickets with the PPPackets, have some food, wander around, try to grab a brass ring, play some Fascination, and make sure I've seen everyone (no Mick Foley this year - sad gator).
Saturday night is ride time, and once again I came home with unused free game tickets. Sunday is ride-a-rama, a chance to check out the Antiques without the hour-long wait (since they're apparently no longer allowed to jump on the cars), and then bumper-car-mania from 4 until Kozmo comes around to turn out the lights (that section of the park is closed for Hallo-Fun except for the S&G carousel).
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