The park also has a number of flats, but the real feature is the 16" gauge miniature train. I suspect that this park started with the owners train hobby. The train is live steam and they have a fabulous collection of old engines and rolling stock tucke away. Don't skip the train when you are here.
It is my understanding that Steam only runs weekends and they run deisels durring the week.
There is in fact a local scale railway club (Not just the owners) that make it their home.
Can you belive that some of these guys spend tens of thousands of hours and upwards of 30 grand to build these. This park lets us share in their experience and hobby, We should thank them as most of these clubs operate on a members only basis Incling the one on Rt. 1 between Lawrencburg and St. Leon Indiana.
Chuck, thanking Jim for his TR and wondered if any sign of the building of the Jr. woodie has started?
What a great little park. Seeing parks like this operating always bring good feelings. With all the biggest, fastest, loopingest mentality of the major parks, it is sooo refreshing to visit a small park like Little A-Merrick-A.
The music was almost straight out of RCT, as was most of the park. Every employee was super friendly and it felt genuine, not your mega park pre-packaged have a nice day spiel.
My first Chance Toboggan, not sure if that was a good thing but it definately wasn't as bad as I was anticipating. The Mouse was a unique layout for me. And the train ride was definately worth the price. That was about it as far as the rides I rode. Almost took a spin on the monorail, but opted for another spin on the Mouse. Too bad I didn't allocate enough time for this small park.
Another lasting impression was the cleanliness of the park and how nice all of their rides looked. I've been to other tiny parks where the rides looked like they hadn't been painted in quite a while. Not here, everything looked like it was recently painted.
The jr. woodie footers are definately evident in the center of the park. This is going to be one small woodie. I'll definately have to pay a visit once it's open.
Sorry that I keep hijacking your TR's Jim ;)
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Jim Fisher said:
The second is a Chance Toboggan. This Toboggan has so much padding inside the roof that my 5' 8" frame was jammed in tight. 6 footers need not apply.
For what it's worth, my 6ft 2 in. frame actually squeazed into one of these cars. Don't ask me how I did it, but damn, glad I wasnt clausterphobic. :)
For what it's worth, my 6ft 2 in. frame actually squeazed into one of these cars. Don't ask me how I did it, but damn, glad I wasnt clausterphobic.
Try being 6 ft 4 and about 275, I hear ya on the clausterphobic park, talk about a super tight squeeze.
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