No idea exactly what this will include, but it mentions rides, attractions and racetracks. The one near Dollywood has a ton of Go Kart tracks of all sizes, a mini-golf, a small collection of kiddie rides including a kiddie coaster. (doesn't look like the other locatrions have the kiddie coaster though)
Might just be another stop for credit whores when passing through to visit Kennywood if they include a kiddie coaster. :) (in addition to Fun Fore All)
Something of minor interest that I thought I'd pass along.
Might have to check one of these parks out soon.
I didn't realize there was one near Canada's Wonderland!
*** Edited 10/21/2005 10:00:00 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
It's pretty big inside and I could have spent a whole lot more time there, but the mall was closing in less than 15 minutes when I arrived
Basically, they got two levels.
Located on the upper level, the feature attraction the have is a full sized Go-Kart track that almost appears suspended from the ceiling just because of the layout & how some parts of the track seem to just go over without anything on either side of you excep the track. It's a fairly simple layout I think resembling a figure 8, but still impressive looking.
On the bottom level, there's a ton of video games & ticket redemption games. Of course, a large percentage of games are racing games. There's also a place for the NASCAR Simulator games. There are some kiddie rides there as well.
Towards the front there's a lot of merchandise all NASCAR related and there are a couple somewhat hidden rooms used for parties.
I was actually quite impressed because I thought the mall's big attraction was Bass Pro, but this was really impressive especially with the full sized go-kart track on the 2nd level.
There's probably more to it, but time was short & it was February since I was there.
NASCAR Speed Parks are owned and operated by B&C, the company that owns (and operates) the Myrtle Beach Pavilion, as well as just about every other major attraction in Myrtle Beach. They've been branching out the last few years.
I didn't realize that the one in Pittsburg hadn't really been announced locally yet, I thought it was already under construction, opening next year, right?
In fact, IIRC, a couple years ago, when NASCAR was talking to Premier about developing coasters themed to NASCAR, it was for the Speed Parks, as B&C hold the major franchise, I believe. Perhaps eventually, B&C will develop these into more than just a small NASCAR arcade with gocarts and small rides...
Cincinati Mills has a Miler Jr steel. It's gotta great first drop but the rest is Holidogish.
But thats the thing, from what I've read, B&C is the only company that can have licensed NASCAR attractions outside of the NASCAR Cafe, which is a franchise, which, coincidentally, B&C owns at least one or 2 franchises of the Cafe.
One thing I noted that was interesting was that Speed: The Ride has no NASCAR themeing whatsoever, even though it is by a Cafe'. So, though Speed: The Ride alludes to NASCAR, you don't see anything that says NASCAR in the station, or on the train :).
We just stopped by real quick to check the place out and so I could get some photos. Sadly, I didn't credit whore the kiddie coaster either.
My count is 249 and if I do a quick run-through in my head of all the coasters I could've ridden but didn't in lieu of time, photos or other things, I'd easily be over 300.
Sigh. The CWA membership fees were killing me anyway...
What else to do when you get there four hours before Dollywood opens?
He will disown the park if he is turned down for the credit. It's not pretty. I have seen it many times. ;-)
Otherwise he harrasses grandmas and usues scare tactics (or makes people feel sorry for him) to get his credits. ;-)
He called me at Wonderpark in Cinci one time to make sure I rode the Boa Squeeze. I didn't have the heart to tell him I did it years ago and was only interested in playing DDR. :-)
I visited Lakmont for the first time last year and rode Little Leaper in the cold, nasty rain JUST for him, because I knew he would never talk to me if I passed it up.
Actually, I rode it again at Ridefest a few weeks ago and got a NASTY bruise.
All kidding aside, he actually ENJOYS kiddy coasters, not just getting the credit. He enjoyes them more than the smaller kids. ;-) His behavior has been wearing off on me, otherwise I wouldn't of drove a little out of my way to go to Fun Fore All. :-P
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(And for the record, yes - I rode too. :) )
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