Wednesday, August 30, 2000 8:08 PM
This past Tuesday the local kids started school making Knoebels a virtual ghost town. It was a perfect day partly sunny and mid to upper 70's. When i arrived at the parking lot (field) theer were maybe 2 rows of cars. Totally dead!! I grabbed my Pepsi can so I could get the $3 off the handstamp. The RAD came out to $21.50 with the coaster option. I still had a few minutes untill the rides opened at 11 so I strolled to Twister.
Twister opened on time as usual. In the morning she runs a bit slow but by early afternoon she's all warmed up. As I was in line I was thinking to myself I probably didn't ride in every single seat yet so today was the day. I started with the back seat and slowly worked my way forward. I checked my watch I was their for about 45 minutes and already had 6 or 7 rides. Twister was walk on the entire day except for the first and last seats, they were only 4 train or less wait. After getting half way thru the seats I figured I need a change of pace.
Flyers were next. Yet another walk on. I wish every park ran their flying scooters like this (FLYING)! I got my usual cable snapping in in a few quick rerides and went to the Bumper cars. The good old auto scooters had a two time wait still not bad since they had half the cars parked. They usually have two people running these when their is a single car and noone in line wants it the one op takes it. He nailed me good a few times I THOUGHT MY CAR WAS GOING TO FLIP! I did two quick runs then hit the Grand Carousel. Yet another walk on. :) I saddled up on an outside horse so I could catch the rings. I did good grabbing the ring on my first run. For people who don't know about catching rings: After the carousel is running at full speed they send and arm out from the outside of the building. When extended you stick out your pointer finger and try to grab rins on each pass. I was sticking out my pointer and middle finger (no I wasn't flippin 愀渀礀漀渀攀 漀昀昀⤀ 㰀椀洀最 猀爀挀㴀∀⼀昀漀爀甀洀猀⼀椀洀愀最攀猀⼀猀洀椀氀攀⸀最椀昀∀ 戀漀爀搀攀爀㴀∀ ∀㸀 愀渀搀Ⰰ 䤀 圀䄀匀 䜀刀䄀䈀䈀䤀一䜀 吀圀伀 刀䤀一䜀匀 䤀一 伀一䔀 倀䄀匀匀℀℀ 㰀椀洀最 猀爀挀㴀∀⼀昀漀爀甀洀猀⼀椀洀愀最攀猀⼀猀洀椀氀攀⸀最椀昀∀ 戀漀爀搀攀爀㴀∀ ∀㸀 吀栀攀 渀攀砀琀 琀椀洀攀 䤀 爀漀搀攀 䤀 眀愀猀 漀渀氀礀 最攀琀琀椀渀最 漀渀攀 洀甀猀琀 栀愀瘀攀 戀攀攀渀 愀 昀氀甀欀攀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䈀礀 渀漀眀 椀琀 眀愀猀 漀渀氀礀 ㈀㨀㌀ 戀甀琀 䤀 栀愀搀 琀漀 爀甀渀 栀漀洀攀 愀渀搀 搀漀 愀 昀攀眀 琀栀椀渀最猀⸀ 䤀 最漀琀 戀愀挀欀 琀漀 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀欀 戀礀 愀戀漀甀琀 㔀 猀琀椀氀氀 攀洀瀀琀礀 眀栀攀渀 䤀 爀攀琀甀爀渀攀搀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䄀昀琀攀爀 爀攀琀甀爀渀椀渀最 䤀 昀椀渀椀猀栀攀搀 洀礀 吀眀椀猀琀攀爀 猀攀愀琀琀椀渀最 爀甀渀⸀ 吀眀椀猀琀攀爀 眀愀猀 猀琀椀氀氀 眀愀氀欀 漀渀 漀爀 琀爀愀椀渀 眀愀椀琀⸀ 䴀礀 挀漀渀挀氀甀猀椀漀渀 椀猀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 㐀 愀渀搀 氀愀猀琀 㐀 爀漀眀猀 愀爀攀 琀栀攀 戀攀猀琀 漀渀 吀眀椀猀琀攀爀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䈀礀 琀栀椀猀 琀椀洀攀 䤀 眀愀猀 最攀琀琀椀渀最 栀甀渀最爀礀⸀ 䤀 猀琀漀瀀瀀攀搀 愀琀 琀栀攀 昀漀漀搀 挀漀甀爀琀 渀攀砀琀 琀漀 琀栀攀 倀栀漀攀渀椀砀 愀渀搀 戀漀甀最栀琀 琀栀攀 挀栀椀挀欀攀渀 昀椀渀最攀爀 洀攀愀氀⸀ ㌀ 挀栀椀挀欀攀渀 猀琀爀椀瀀猀Ⰰ 挀漀氀攀 猀氀愀眀Ⰰ 昀爀椀攀猀Ⰰ 愀渀搀 愀 猀洀愀氀氀 搀爀椀渀欀 昀漀爀 ␀㘀⸀㔀 ⸀ 䤀 挀愀渀 猀攀攀 眀栀礀 䬀渀漀攀戀攀氀猀 眀漀渀 琀栀攀 最漀氀搀 琀椀挀欀攀琀 昀漀爀 戀攀猀琀 昀漀漀搀⸀ 䤀 搀椀搀渀✀琀 攀瘀攀渀 昀椀渀椀猀栀 愀氀氀 洀礀 昀爀椀攀猀 䤀 最漀琀 猀漀 洀甀挀栀⸀ 吀栀攀礀 搀攀昀昀椀渀愀琀攀氀礀 栀愀瘀攀 琀栀攀 戀攀猀琀 愀渀搀 戀攀猀琀 瘀愀氀甀攀搀 昀漀漀搀 愀琀 愀渀礀 瀀愀爀欀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䄀昀琀攀爀 戀攀椀渀最 猀琀甀昀昀攀搀 䤀 昀椀最甀爀攀搀 琀栀攀 倀栀漀攀渀椀砀 眀漀甀氀搀 最攀琀 洀礀 昀漀漀搀 猀攀琀琀氀攀搀⸀ 夀攀琀 愀渀漀琀栀攀爀 眀愀氀欀 漀渀 攀瘀攀渀 琀栀攀 渀漀琀漀爀椀漀甀猀 ⌀㌀ 猀攀愀琀⸀ 㰀椀洀最 猀爀挀㴀∀⼀昀漀爀甀洀猀⼀椀洀愀最攀猀⼀猀洀椀氀攀⸀最椀昀∀ 戀漀爀搀攀爀㴀∀ ∀㸀 䤀 猀瀀攀渀琀 琀栀攀 爀攀猀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 渀椀最栀琀 漀渀 琀栀攀 倀栀漀攀渀椀砀 洀漀猀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 琀椀洀攀 椀渀 ⌀㌀⸀ ⠀䤀昀 礀漀甀 搀漀渀✀琀 欀渀漀眀 愀戀漀甀琀 琀栀攀 倀栀漀攀渀椀砀 ⌀㌀ 椀猀 琀栀攀 攀樀攀挀琀漀爀 猀攀愀琀⤀䄀猀 椀琀 最漀琀 搀愀爀欀 䤀 渀漀琀椀挀攀搀 戀愀琀猀 昀氀礀椀渀最 漀甀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 琀甀渀渀攀氀⸀ ⠀䤀 最甀攀猀猀 琀栀攀椀爀 最攀琀琀椀渀最 爀攀愀搀礀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 倀栀甀渀昀攀猀琀 攀愀爀氀礀⤀㰀椀洀最 猀爀挀㴀∀⼀昀漀爀甀洀猀⼀椀洀愀最攀猀⼀眀椀渀欀⸀最椀昀∀ 戀漀爀搀攀爀㴀∀ ∀㸀 吀栀攀 倀栀漀攀渀椀砀 搀漀攀猀 栀愀瘀攀 琀栀攀 最爀攀愀琀攀猀琀 爀椀搀攀 漀瀀猀 漀渀 琀栀攀 瀀氀愀渀攀琀⸀ 䤀昀 渀漀 漀渀攀 眀愀猀 椀渀 氀椀渀攀 琀栀攀礀✀搀 氀攀琀 礀漀甀 猀琀愀礀 漀渀 漀爀 椀昀 猀漀洀攀漀渀攀 眀愀猀 椀渀 礀漀甀爀 猀攀愀琀 礀漀甀 挀漀甀氀搀 洀漀瘀攀 琀漀 愀渀 攀洀瀀琀礀⠀樀甀猀琀 氀椀欀攀 愀琀 倀䬀䐀⤀⸀ 䤀 最漀琀 戀甀洀瀀攀搀 漀甀琀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 氀愀猀琀 琀爀愀椀渀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀礀 眀攀爀攀 洀愀欀椀渀最 攀瘀攀爀礀漀渀攀 攀氀猀攀 最攀琀 漀甀琀 愀渀搀 氀攀愀瘀攀 琀栀攀渀 琀栀攀 漀渀攀 漀瀀 挀愀氀氀攀搀 洀攀 漀瘀攀爀 ⠀䤀 眀愀猀 琀愀氀欀椀渀最 琀漀 栀椀洀 洀漀猀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 渀椀最栀琀⤀ 愀渀搀 栀攀 瀀甀琀 洀攀 椀渀 愀渀漀琀栀攀爀 猀攀愀琀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 昀椀渀愀氀 爀椀搀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 渀椀最栀琀⸀ 㰀椀洀最 猀爀挀㴀∀⼀昀漀爀甀洀猀⼀椀洀愀最攀猀⼀猀洀椀氀攀⸀最椀昀∀ 戀漀爀搀攀爀㴀∀ ∀㸀 䄀猀 眀攀 愀瀀爀漀挀栀攀搀 琀栀攀 猀琀愀琀椀漀渀 琀栀攀礀 氀攀琀 甀猀 䘀䰀夀 爀椀最栀琀 琀栀爀甀⸀ 圀椀琀栀 猀漀洀攀 猀瀀攀攀搀 琀栀愀琀 氀漀渀最 琀甀渀渀攀氀 椀猀渀✀琀 猀漀 氀漀渀最⸀ 䄀猀 眀攀 猀琀愀爀琀攀搀 甀瀀 琀栀攀 氀椀昀琀 愀氀氀 琀栀攀 氀椀最栀琀猀 眀攀爀攀 漀甀琀 昀漀爀 漀甀爀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 昀椀渀愀氀 爀椀搀攀 漀昀 琀he night. The one op stood leaning out of the station and we all have him hi fives going up the dark lift. The Phoenix is great at night with lights but is INSANE in the total darkness. It just seems faster and delivers more air in pitch black.
In all I must have gotten 60 or more rides between the Phoenix and Twister today. :) Oh yea I did one lap on the Whirlwind too. I love Knoebels I'm really looking forward to the Phunfest.
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Sunday, September 10, 2000 12:13 PM
Great report Dan! I would have loved to take a day off and met you there. But, we'll have to wait until next summer. School has started and teaching is the priority. Probably, next June, we will meet you and Shelly at the park. I cannot wait to ride Phoenix. Take Care.
There's nothing like a woodie...
Monday, September 18, 2000 6:31 AM
Nothin like Knoebels in the summer time!!! Summer is too short!!!!!