Indiana Beach, Monticello, Indiana, USA
The day started out rough. We grabbed the first train of the day on Cornball Express in the front row... I loved the ride, as usual... it seemed to be really flying today and the airtime was blissful. Kelly (my gf) did not agree. She said it was too rough, and she wasn't a fan of this thing I called "airtime". I told her it was just the first ride of the day, and to try again, but she still did not enjoy it. Well we continued to work our way around the park and ride most of the other rides. And eventually she started warming up to things, and by the end of the day, she asked me for one more ride on Cornball... I think I'm in love... with Kelly that is ;) The only ride she hated with a passion was the Double Shot, so I don't think we will be getting on Power Tower in 2 weeks :)
As far as the park itself goes, it was its normal, charming, old-fashioned self. The rides were all running great, and nothing had any noticeable downtime except for Music Express in the morning. Both Cornball and Hoosier Hurricane were running as good as I ever remember, and I even got a small pop of air on Hurricane's second hill. In addition the turnaround on Hurricane was blazing. Cornball is still the clear winner, delivering constant speed, and amazing airtime for a coaster of its size. I rode Air Crow 3 times, and every time felt that if I really tried, I could get them snapping, but thanks to the boldface sign prohibiting it, I kept it to a minimum. The crews were fairly upbeat, and some were even spieling (Flying Bobs). The only downer was that Splash Battle no longer has the targets where you can turn off and on the water effects. According to the ride host, too many people complained about getting wet... Isn't that the point of a water ride?
The lines in the park were non-existent, and no ride that I saw was more than a one train/one cycle wait, other than Rocky's Rapids, Den of Lost Thieves, and LoCoSuMo (which due to the roughness, and my girlfriend's nervousness, we passed on). By 5:30 we had gotten our fair share of rides, and we decided to head back to South Bend. If it had been just me, I would have taken a few more laps on the Cornball Express, but I didn't want to press my luck with the girlfriend. Overall it was a great trip! Here's the ride tally for the day:
Cornball Express: 6
Hoosier Hurricane: 4
Air Crow: 3
Double Shot: 1
Flying Bobs: 1
Giant Gondola Wheel: 1
Splash Battle: 1
Rocky's Rapids: 1
Falling Star: 1
Water Swings: 1
Shafer Queen: 1
Total Hours in Park: 6.5
Total Rides: 26
Photos from the Day:
*** Edited 5/21/2007 2:33:47 AM UTC by Josh M***
BTW - You make a nice couple.
Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!
*Sigh*. That and one day, Holiday World. Maybe when my kid gets tall enough to ride some of the real "biggies" I'll do CP, Kings Island, Holiday World, and Indiana Beach. In kind of a loop.
I am finally getting to go to Knoebels next month! Baby steps here.
I don't know if this was new, but I noticed on a few attractions (Falling Star, Scrambler) a sign that said "This ride will run for a half hour only starting at the top of the hour" Despite this, I never noticed them being down for the second half hour...
Were these signs there last year?
How/Where could they squeeze in another coaster? ;)
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