Headed to Jolly Roger Pier, and took a turn on the Morbid Manor dark ride. They had an excellent walk through before it burned down many years ago. This dark ride is good in length, but rough, and the stunts are about 2 seconds delayed. 3/10.
Then crossed the boardwalk to take a spin on the Tidal Wave. I usually hit OC in the fall, and it is closed during the week, so I was curious to see what condition it was in. After seeing the parts laying about under the lift, and the mechanics, one wearing flip flops no doubt, discussing the constant breakdowns, it was a disappointment. The ride, which was once in incredible shape when I lived in OC from 92-03, is now in need of some tlc.
The track hasn't been gaged since its opening, and the trains need axles and harnesses. Extremly rough. 3/10.
After an incredible dinner at Seacrets, complete with round three of a bikini contest 10/10, I headed to Funland at Rehobeth Beach. It rained early, and puddles abounded, but the park was busy. All rides had lines, except the piece of 'junk' from Moser they bought from Wild West World.
This is another great family park that has all rides well kept, and a general lack of riff-raft. They have a great collection of kiddie rides including the helicopters, and a PTC cuddle up. Running the Paratrooper backwards is insane.
I came to ride the Haunter Mansion, and it did not disappoint. The unique ride system is a bit jerky, but all stunts work, the ride is long, and it was dark. 8/10. Funland is a great diversion on a cloudy day.
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