Lakemont Park Size?

Monday, July 23, 2001 7:11 PM
I am planning on attending a regional ACE event on October 7, at Lakemont Park in Altoona Pennsylavania. I had a question on how big this park is. There is no website for Lakemont Park and I want to know if this park is so small that I could cover it in about 2 hours or if this park will take 7 or 8 hours to complete. I have a feeling that it is a very small park and admission is only about $8 or $9. If anyone, who has visited the park before, can give me some information, it is greatly appreciated, thanks.

Monday, July 23, 2001 7:16 PM
I haven't been to Lakemont yet, so I can't really help you other than telling you that their web site is at

Joe Cernelli
Head Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
Monday, July 23, 2001 7:20 PM
Thanks Cernelli. I never knew that they had a website. I only knew the Leap-the-Dips webpage. Also, on a sidenote, it was nice talking to you on Phantom's Revenge at KennyKon. It was the first ride or so of the day and I was the kind of short kid in the next row or said that they used Coasterbuzz too. Thanks again, it's appreciated.

Monday, July 23, 2001 8:46 PM
Lakemont is very very small!!! There really isn't much to it, but it's worth going just to ride Leap the Dips. They also have a very nice woodie called Skyliner. But other than that, there really isn't much to it. But the October ACE even should be fun, because the park will be open just for us ACErs, and the public won't be able to attend. It's a fun way to hit everything in a short amount of time. It is an event worth attending, but please don't expect a major park!
Tuesday, July 24, 2001 4:25 AM

erica62371 said:
But the October ACE even should be fun, because the park will be open just for us ACErs, and the public won't be able to attend.

Not questioning the validity, but the rationality. The more and more I read, the less and less I like the term "Enthusiast".

I read these boards and things, and even I am starting to see a little bit of "elitism" creeping into things. I would hate to see what the general public thinks.

Why will it be "fun" because the "public" will not be there? Because the park will be less crowded? The park is not that crowded when it is regularlly open, especially in October. Or will it be fun simply because the peasants... I mean public... will not be there and you do not have to associate with them?

"I wasn't always this cynical, but then I started kindergarden..."
Tuesday, July 24, 2001 5:33 AM
Actually, last year for RideFest the park was MORE crowded than it had been the other two times I went last year.

I would say "fun" because you're with other people who appreciate the rides as much as you do. Is that elitism? Perhaps, perhaps not. What's wrong with loving Leap the Dips and NOT liking hearing people say things like "this old ride sucks, they should knock it down and make room for something like that Force thing at Six Flags..." (I THINK the kid was trying to refer to Millennium Force at Cedar Point)

Tuesday, July 24, 2001 7:35 AM

ACE15 said:
"I was the kind of short kid in the next row or said that they used Coasterbuzz too."

USING Coasterbuzz? ehehehehe LMAO. Well like Intamin Fan says, it is addictive.
--who should really be doing some work now..
Tuesday, July 24, 2001 9:03 AM
There's no "elitism" involved whatsoever! It's like GregLeg said, I enjoy riding with people who appreciate the uniqueness of coasters and parks,especially the smaller, regional ones like Lakemont. Getting a little touchy, don't you think, slfake?
Tuesday, July 24, 2001 9:10 AM
Lakemont is small but well worth the visit. Don't miss it if you have the opportunity.
Tuesday, July 24, 2001 3:42 PM
We went to Lakemont on July 2 last year. Leap the Dips varied from a walk on to a short line. All other rides were walk ons. There were a couple of kids who had caught 50 rides on Syyliner that day.

We found the park very friendly and a low key relaxation after 2 days at PKI followed by a day a Kennywood. (Both good parks, but big and busy.) We wound up staying for 5 hours when we had planned to stay for 1 or 2. (Didn't make it back to Balto until the middle of the night.)

If you are going during the baseball season, you may want to check ahead to see if the Altoona Curve is playing at home. They have a beautiful minor league park right next door with Skyliner just over the fence.
Tuesday, July 24, 2001 4:06 PM
How is Leap The Dips?

Rollercoasters are the secret of life!
Tuesday, July 24, 2001 5:13 PM

bigkirby said:
"How is Leap The Dips?

Good question. It is old, slow, and a slice of history that will have any true coaster buff smiling from ear-to-ear when they are first pushed by the operator onto the lift hill!

It is a must ride.
So many coasters - so little time.
Tuesday, July 24, 2001 7:34 PM
If you do the coasters & nothing else, you could get in & out in an hour.

If you take in the flats, the food & the atmosphere, plan for several hours.

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