Monday, September 11, 2006 2:59 AM
I am thinking of going to Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park this coming friday or saturday and I have never been. My question is....is it worth it to get an all day pass or just do the few coasters a la carte?
Monday, September 11, 2006 7:36 AM
I think it would depend on how many of their outdoor coasters they have open that weekend. At $2.00 per ride the price could add up quick if you were trying for everything and a few re rides.
On the other hand, if you just wnated a few rides on Hades, the ticket route would be better.
For me, I would want to reride Hades way more than the price of the wristband.
Monday, September 11, 2006 8:24 AM
Unlimited is only $27, so why not just do that? Each coaster is like $6 al a carte, so I find this to be of great value.
Monday, September 11, 2006 6:41 PM
You'll want to ride the go-cart tracks...ESPECIALLY Medusa's Drop! It has a triple-down that actually produces "all-four-wheels-off-the-pavement" airtime! Not to be missed in my opinion.
Monday, September 11, 2006 9:53 PM
You'll want to spend an entire day at Big Chief's Mt Olympus. If you have an extra day to spare you can do Riverview and Timber Falls as a "Doubleheader" (Save Timber Falls for last. :) )
Monday, September 11, 2006 10:07 PM
I am not sure how you spend all day at Mt Olympus...unless you have to pick up the DtA credit in which case that will take you all day. Still the wrist band is worth it in my opinion and when you are done with Mt Olympus you can go to Timber Falls and get in 20 Avalanche rides in an hour.
Monday, September 11, 2006 10:36 PM
Exactly! Go for the wristband at Mt. O, then after 5 ish wander over to Timber Falls, and they uesually have a "evening" wristband for unlimited everything for like $15! The log flume is NOT to be missed!
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 12:30 AM
Thanks alot for the info everyone! Now I will have to decide whether to go Friday or Saturday. Will check the park schedule and see what's going on. Maybe I'll post a report if anything worth reporting occurs. :-)
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 12:50 AM
You can easily spend a whole day at MtO if you wait in line for all of the go-kart tracks on a decently crowded day.
Also, the $15 wristband at Timber Falls is good all day now, not just after 5pm.
Take a break from MtO in the evening to go to Timber Falls for an hour ot two, then close the night out at MtO. Grab some night rides on Zeus and Hades.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 1:38 AM
^ Ummmm, no love for Da 'Clops?
It's a one-eyed one-trick wonder woodie!
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 9:13 AM
I dunno, I kinda found all of Cyclops to be fun. Sure the highlight was the drop but the rest wasn't all that bad, either ;)
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 9:16 AM
Bill, Cyclops is far from being a one trick ride. And you know I love it. My point was that Hades and Zeus are really enhanced by the darkness. It doesn't make as much of a difference on Cyclops and especially not Avalanche since Avalanche is so well lit.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 10:47 AM
^ & ^^ Fair enough....both of you. 'Clops *certainly* has more to offer than "THE DROP". But wow, that drop is one of the best in wooden coasterdom. I was particularly *aware of* (focused on?) it after having ridden KW's Jackrabbit earlier in the trip.
Also, 'Clops did seem to deliver virtually the same ride day or night. Kinda Phoenix-like in that respect...even had benches nearby to nap on... :)
Zeus/Hades? I could use some more of those, esp. now that I'm healthy again...
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 12:29 PM
I'm sure George would be happy to do something about that. ;)
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 1:26 PM
How many of the outdoor coasters are typically open this time of the year there?
I'm going on Sept. 24th, which is a Sunday, and I'm hoping at least Hades will be going.
Thursday, September 14, 2006 11:36 AM
From what I could get out of their website, this time of year, they are open "as weather allows".
Thursday, September 14, 2006 12:59 PM
^ Yea, I wanted to get up there when I'm out in the Chicago area this weekend, but there is no guarantee that the outdoor rides will be open, though the weather looks great this weekend. But it's a good 3 hrs drive from Wheaton, and I don't want to make the drive just for an indoor park.
We're going to SFGAm again, instead. Hope it's not crowded! Last year, it was packed, but when I went in May, it was very empty.