Lakemont park....lots of pictures.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007 8:28 PM
On our way to coney island to ride the cyclone, we decided to make a quick side trip to lakemont park. The park was really empty and the admision price was only $9 for all you can ride. Not bad.

Park sign.

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As you make your way to the front gate, there is a plaque for the leap the dips coaster.

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The park is more less a big field with some rides in it. The main reason I wanted to go to this park was to ride the leap the dips coaster and ride it I did.

Here are some pictures of the coaster. I love the stairs leading to the loading platform and the anti rollbacks.

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The parks other coaster is "skyliner", and it is basicly located in center field of a baseball field.

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There is also a kiddy coaster and tobbogan coaster from chance.

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Some of the parks other rides.

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All in all it was a nice little park. The leap the dips was a great old coaster(and I was also able to get a t shirt for $5)and the skyliner was a great suprise as well. The park can be done in an hour, and I would recomend checking it out.Not a bad deal for under ten bucks.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007 2:14 AM
Oh man, they got a twister! Those rides rule! I wonder if it's ran as intense as Williams Groves. I spent a whole day there just riding that! I believe we counted 33 rides, and the ride cycle was 5-10 minutes. ;) If I could have bought anything from Williams Grove's auction it would have been that ride. Hopefully Dick Knoebel bought it. It would be a nice fit there.

I don't know why I haven't ever visted Lakemont yet, but I think I will try to visit there, and DelGrosso's next year.

*** Edited 9/19/2007 6:16:18 AM UTC by Coasterfantom2***

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007 10:51 PM
Hit both in the same day. Trust me. I grew up in Altoona, moved from the area last year the Harrisburg area. I spent probably 50 days at Hersheypark this year going on my 3 day weekends.

Lakemont is a more carnival type atmosphere. DelGrosso's complements more to the kids and the waterpark is great.

I used to ride the Twister over and over and over when little. I can still hear the ride bumping over the track! *** Edited 9/20/2007 2:52:29 AM UTC by tonymtdew***

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007 11:27 PM
I might check this park out next year, and Delgrossos as well. I haven't been there since it was "Blands Park" lol, but it seems if you go to one you might as well go to the other as Lakemont seems to have more thrill rides and a couple wooden coasters which are more my thing.
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Thursday, September 20, 2007 12:03 PM
Coasterfantom-- to answer your question, no the Lakemont Twister isn't as intense as Williams Grove's was. From what I understand, because WG's was gas-powered, it allowed for a lot of manual adjustment during operating. The operators could control it to make sure each car got to spin as much as it wanted.

At Lakemont, they just start it up and stop it. When I was there, I think I got a total of 2 spins on 3 rides. Front, back, left side, right side, didn't seem to make a difference. Too bad-- WG's really spoiled me.

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