Monday, March 18, 2002 3:47 PM
I will be getting to this park for the first time this summer, I was just wondering is Excalibur worth the drive? Is the park itself worth it? How are the lines, ect..any input would help.
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Monday, March 18, 2002 3:49 PM
Dude, its a CCI. :) Of course its worth the drive.

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Monday, March 18, 2002 4:16 PM
Hey, I can actually help you out on this one! Considering I live in Maine, and just look at my name. Anyway Excalibur is a blast with a good first drop and some descent airtime, although it's kind of short. It's almost always a walk on and sometimes they'll even let you reride. The only other big thrill ride they have is an S&S turbo drop so depending on how long of a ride you have it may not be worth it. But if you love CCI's or woodies for that matter than give it a shot.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 12:55 PM
Excalibur is definetely worth the trip. It has a great layout and very good themeing. It especially rocks at night because its set in the woods and there are no lights. The park added an S&S tower last year and they also have a good flume ride. I would say the best things about this park are the cleanliness, free parking, and the fact that most rides (including Excalibur) are a walk on 7 days a week. Hope that helps.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 2:28 PM
I love that first drop on Excalibur. :)

-l(who also loves that first drop on DD :))
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 2:41 PM
thanks for your input everyone. Ill be ging there in May it seems..Oh and the first drop looks...oddly steep..o_0 Im really glad to hear bout the walk ons! :-D
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Wednesday, March 20, 2002 3:22 AM

Maybe it was because it was my first CCI, and because I had such incredibly high expectations of it, but I thought the ride was good, with nice laterals and airtime, but nothing spectacular. Of course, I do believe it is worth the drive, and the lines are incredibly short! A nice first drop couples with a tight layout make for a pleasant ride.

If you're worried about maintaining interest at the park, the Splashtown U.S.A. park right next door is a really good water park. Lots of slides and tube rides.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2002 7:21 AM
Excalibur is a great little CCI with some exceptional moments of airtime but it has its flaws. The last two turnarounds are a lacking in some speed, the train just meaners around them. Its too bad, though, because the rest of the ride has some perfect pacing so the finale turnaround does not do the ride justice. The creme de la creme of CCI have some explosive finishes.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2002 7:30 AM

I have to post on this topic. I'm sure Funtown's Excalibur is peachy, but if you want an intense ride that will whip your hiney nine ways of Sunday then take the drive to Minnesota and ride the true Excalibur at Valleyfair ;)

On the subject, its kind of my goal to get Coaster Tours to get a trip lined up to hit a lot of the independent parks in New England within the next four years. I'm sure Funtown and Excalibur Jr. will get added on the list as well.

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Thursday, March 21, 2002 2:38 PM
Excalibur is a great woodie and is a worth the Funtown tripeven though the rest of the park is a real throwback to the old family amusement park experience. Don't expect too much and you'll have a great time. Definately go when you can take advatage of the water park. One other great ride there is the YoYo. You will enjoy the thrill of hanging on as not to fall out. I always do.
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