The creek was about level with bottom of the covered bridge. The path along the mini golf was flooded as well. The side with the carousel was basicly untouched except between the Saloon and the Bandshell. The worst hit area was by the lighthouse and kiddieland near the kiddie whip and bumper cars.
Most of the work is just general clean up I don't think any rides were damaged.
They expect to have some rides up and running tonight for the campers and the park to be up and running tomorrow.
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I also heard Hersheypark is closed today as well. I don't know how bad they were hit.
The road behind steel force to the employee parking lot was underwater and the pond under steel force was flooding all over the place.
Didn't look like there was much damage to the park and I would think they should have everything up and running tomorrow, but if anyone is heading out I would give them a call first. *** Edited 9/18/2004 8:30:31 PM UTC by MythMaker9***
I'd normally worry about a coaster being ruined by flood waters but there isn't much left on the Cyclone to get damaged. Besides, if any coaster has nine lives, the WG Cyclone is it.
"I LOVE KNOEBELS!!!!"
That's all. *** Edited 9/20/2004 1:33:08 AM UTC by IBsteve***
For years my heart has belonged to the Beach. Just last month, I made my first Pilgrimage to PA and I fell in love in Elysburg. So, I've now taken a mistress. I can't even look the Beach in the eye anymore. Thank goodness she's put away for the season becuase one look in my eyes and she'd surely know the truth.
I'm so ashamed.
From the moment I drove into the lot I was hooked. Heading down the main midway toward Phoenix, I was awash with nostalgia (tho I'd never been there before?), memories of childhood outings with family, it was truly special. The feelings grew stronger throughout the day until I realized that Knoebels was the most perfect park in the world!
When my siblings, cousins and I were but wee ones, my grandfather would regularly pack a picnic and all six of us into his car and we'd head out to exotic Chesterton, IN to the Enchanted Forest. For many years I've tried in vain to recapture the feelings, excitement, wonder of those summers gone by. Knoebels did it. At age 40 (egads!), I returned to those carefree, youthful days when my only concern was having enough dimes for Skeeball! I never wanted those days to end. Good times.
IB was about being old enough to run off on your own, meeting up with the folks later. IB is where I grew up. Enchanted Forest was about riding the Tilt-A-Whirl with Dad and Grandpa making sure your very well-done burger was ready when you finally slowed down enough to consider eating. Enchanted Forest is childhood. And the older you get, the harder that is to hold onto but the more important it becomes. Knoebels took me to that place again.
When we returned home a couple of weeks ago (my sister was with me so I mjust share my mistress - ick!), I called my other and cousins to tell them about Knoebels. We're all going next year.
Ahh, yes. My heart belongs to Knoebels, "The Amusement Park with a Heart!"
What was this thread about? Oh, yeah. Curse you, damn hurricane!
I was in New Orleans Friday and things were slow since many of the evacuees hadn't returned, but there was certainly nothing to keep SFNO from operating. (Though I didn't actually drive by the park)
It's ironic how these storms often cause as much damage in the north from their rains as they do where they go ashore. Unfortunately, Ivan seems to have caused far more deaths inshore than near land fall.
"Cricks that done jumped their banks" is the more colloquially-suited term...;)
Heres a Dictionary to way some of us talk here. Although some of the terms I never heard. Maybe we can have a talk like someone from the coal region instead of talk like a pirate day. ;)
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