Attended PPP 2 years ago after a many year absence. I was shocked to see how busy it was, much more so than it was "back in the day". During the evening portion of the event, the Haunted House had a line all the way to the Roto Jets, and the Phoenix line was across the plaza. Dodgem as well. And fuggetabout the Haunted Antiques. The weather was perfect that weekend.
Fortunately we arrived at the park in the morning and had all day to enjoy the rides when they weren't so busy, not to mention the beautiful park and scenery. The Covered Bridge Festival is fun to tour during the day, too. Great fall arts and crafts at reasonable prices.
So when night came we were happy to get some good food, watch the costume parade (always great) and catch just a few night rides. (Twister was flying that night and less busy than the rest of them.)
So busy, yes. But all in all a great time, and your Knoebels virgin will love you for it.
I don't know if I got to hear you on Goliath, but I can only imagine the dirty words coming out of your mouth considering what a blast that ERT was. I had a few choice words joy/terror myself on Cyclone that night. :)
It looks like I will be driving up for Saturday and not camping this year. I hope they didn't trim the trees near the Phlyers. I hit the branches last season and my friends were laughing like crazy when the cycle was over. Those flyers rock!
Oh and I may have to try and lock my friends wife upside down on Looper again. That was hysterical. ;)
It seems I may have a group of 4-8 people.
Maybe there should be a meet up place for Buzzers to gather?