Second time at a Jeepers!!(Updated)

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Friday, December 21, 2001 7:02 PM
**Part 2**

Well, I finally made it out to the Norridge, Ill Jeepers and low and behold, they had the Python Pit rollercoaster. I was actually surprised at this ride when I first saw it. You are whipped up the lift hill pretty fast. The descending part actually has a moment of airtime if you sit in the back seat which also swoops to the left. Next up is a helix which the kiddies love, then last but not least you enter a tunnel filled with kiddie size bunny hills. The whole coaster is enclosed in a separate room and has blue lighting which gives it a glowing effect. Overall, its a decent kiddie coaster considering it is in a glorified Chuckie Cheese.

A much better Jeepers overall then the one I first visited in Des Plaines. Thanks for reading.  *End of part 2*

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I figured since the trip reports are near zero since old man winter has rolled in ,I would talk about my first time at a Jeepers. This is the closest thing to an amusement park in the Chicago area during the cold months.


My daughter and I hit the Jeepers in Des Plaines, Ill. I figured it would be close to a Chuck E. Cheese but it really isnt. I was suprised to find that they had 7 carnival kiddie type rides there. A flying swing ride, a ferris wheel, bumper cars, a kiddie jet star ride, a Himalaya type ride(but a little smaller), a train ride, and a kiddie teacup type ride. I walked up and down the place but saw no Pythons Pit rollercoaster. I asked one of the employees and she said this particular Jeepers didnt have one. "Bummer"!
The prices arent that bad. For $6.99 my daughter got an unlimited ride wristband. They charge $1.00 for individual rides so the wristband was worth the money.
I basically just sat and watched my daughter have fun on the rides. We were there for about 3 hours and I spent a total of $12.00. Not bad considering when we hit Chuck E. Cheese I end up spending about $40.00.
If you have a small child (under 10) and its the winter months, this place is an alternative to hold your child over until spring. I will have to try the Jeepers next time in Norridge, Ill. I know that they have the rollercoaster there.
Thanks for reading,,,
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""An hour wait for a 2 minute thrill. Yes, we need our heads examined""
*** This post was edited by Chitown on 12/22/2001. ***
*** This post was edited by Chitown on 12/22/2001. ***

*** This post was edited by Chitown on 1/27/2002. ***

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Saturday, December 22, 2001 4:30 PM
Python Pit in the back seat really gives you some whiplash on the first hill.  The drop starts happening when the back seat is still on the actual lift incline! When I went with a group a few years ago we rode it an unlimited amount of times, I loved it!  Thats too bad it wasn't there...
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 4:35 PM
So how many Jeeper's are there in the US?
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 5:35 PM
I need to ride Python Pit but everytime I go to the Jeepers! at Concord Mills here in NC I can never convince anyone to go do it lol.

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Saturday, December 22, 2001 5:51 PM
9
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 6:01 PM
Actually Apollo, that is the rcdb listing with the Jeepers that have Pythons Pit. If you go to Jeepers website they have alot more than 9 and they are scattered throughout the U.S.
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""An hour wait for a 2 minute thrill. Yes, we need our heads examined""
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Sunday, December 23, 2001 3:37 PM
There is actually a Jeepers in the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack, NY. It has a Pythons Pit coaster, a kiddie jet star ride, and a Himalaya. The last time I was at this Jeepers, there was "land clearing" possibly for a new ride. The Jeepers is on an entertainment level with a Dave and Busters containing a Turbo tour theater (Ridewerks Motion Base System). An Imax theater and a Nascar Silicon Speedway can also be found here. I sound like a mall directory. ;) Above the food court there are neon lights that maneuver like a wild mouse with hills, drops, ect. Its very unique.
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Sunday, December 23, 2001 4:54 PM
I believe there are more than 6 Jeepers with the Python Pit coasters. When I was looking through my ACE Guide to the Ride I saw a LOT of them. I will dig it up in a minute and see how many I can count (probably not because Im lazy).

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Monday, December 24, 2001 9:59 AM
There's a Jeepers five minutes from my house near Baltimore, and no it doesn't have the coaster.

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Saturday, January 26, 2002 8:17 PM
Updated for your reading pleasure. lol!!
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""An hour wait for a 2 minute thrill. Yes, we need our heads examined""
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