I was really looking forward to Frakienstiens Castle as I love dark rides of all kinds, and I must say it didnt dissapoint. Well worth the 3.50, although I think I still like Kennywood's Noahs Ark more as a walk through attraction. Got on Cornball Express, and this was a surprisingly fun ride. Short, but it packs a nice little punch. Hoosier Hurricane was also very good, nice and scenic, im not sure which I prefer more actually, both are great rides. While in the line for Cornball I think it was, we saw Tig'rr testing, and a maintenence worker was riding and it stalled just after the lift at the top, he tried to rock it back and forth to get it to move, and eventually had to get out. I figured this wasnt a good sign, but it did open up later in the day, and was fun little coaster, reminded me of Whizzer at SFGAM.
Steel Hawg at least looked like nothing else out there, but would it be fun? Thankfully it was. 2 train operation, with a 20 minute or so wait. Hopefully they will get more trains operating, im sure this line will get LONG at times with only 2 trains operating. I really enjoyed this ride, the lift hill is amazingly fast, and the ride just has some unique elements. I especially love that part where it corkscrews into a dive, and you hang upside down for a few seconds.
I was pleased to see Galaxi was now operating, and this was another decent coaster. I got on all 6 coasters at IB! I wasnt sure if this would be possible after hearing some reports on the park recently, but looks like I got lucky. As for the other rides, Double shot was closed, but we got a ride on Den of Lost Thieves. I liked this, especially the elevation changes. A lot of the effects didnt seem to be working though. I really perfer the old traditional dark rides, which you really dont see anymore. Why did this necessairly have to be a shoot em up? Why not make it darker and scarier instead? All parks seem to be putting in these interactive dark rides and im just not overly impressed by any of them. Also got on their swings, which were probablly the best ive ever been on. Overall we had a great day, I've noticed complaints about 1 train operation and stuff, but on the day I was there, there was really no need for 2 trains on anything except maybe Lost Coaster. Its amazing how much they pack into such a small plot of land. We left the park before 5, as we had to get on the road towards Holiday World, part 2 of our trip, which I will have a report up for soon. Thanks for reading!
Tig'rr was built by the same guy who designed Whizzer. It uses single row seating and goes into banked turns at the bottom of the first hill. That's probably why it reminded you of Whizzer.
Don't forget that IB will be open though October this year and I beleive the buy one get on deal will be all year long. Also, if you camp or stay in the hotel you receive 2 passes for each nights stay. Just a little plug there for IB.
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