What are some of the smaller things, besides rides, make your experience at your park fun.
For instance my friends and i love to sit on the benches by the columbia at SFGAm, and what always makes the trips fun is the ritual Funnel Cake during the day. Because ending up with about a pound of confectioners sugar on your shirt cant be beaten
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At Great Adventure I love to get Churros instead of eating actual food. It's pure sugar, but sooo good. My friends and I also like to use the water blasters on the water rides to get people wet. You just get a really good laugh when the people get all mad that they are now soaked.
Another thing I like to do is look over the bridge by Medusa and Viper and watch the fish and the turtles. I like looking at the creatures in the lake because I have a pond at my house and we have some Japanese and Israeli Koi and they are just relaxing to watch.
Even though it's a ride, the ferris wheel does it for me. Every year when we goto Valleyfair, my mom and I always go on the Giant Wheel. Its the only ride she goes on, maybe sounds sappy but it tops the trip for me!
Also, I agree with Neon, the funnel cake ( with it's mess) are classics for me.
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sittin' underneith V2 waiting for the lines to die down at SFGA. yup, I've spent many a afternoon talking with my friends in the shade. it may not seem very coaster enthusiastish, but its a hell of a lot better than standing in the sun surrounded by people who have never heard of deodorant.
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A good classic carousel... but to be more specific about this topic, I like relaxing over by the Texas Chute Out under the shade and hearing (but not seeing) Judge click up the lifthill. Plus, Judge's que line is neat to me. You go through a tunnel under the entrance road then come out by the lake and with a nice, cool breeze blowing your way. It seems like your in a different place.
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Me and my friends always take the skylift at least once and make fun of "popular" looking like ppl when we pass them.We also spit in the water between medusa and viper and watch the fish and turtles eat it.
People watching is always good fun with a group of friends. My fav. spot would have to be on the deck at the Season Passholders clubhouse at SFWoA during the warmer days, sipping a soda or an "adult drink" and watch all those pretty girls playing in the water. :)
I'm not sure tha this is what you are asking, but I have two little traditions at IOA. The first one is to buy a pretzel, but not eat it. I then walk over to the bridge Ripsaw Falls goes under. Everyone is standing watching the people go under the bridge, but I got to the side where they come out. Then, I drop little pieces of preetzels on unsuspecting riders. Its so funny to see them look around, not being able to see where it came from. The other tradition is that I got into Camp Jurrassic and follow the caves into where the little known lava pit is. I hide behind rocks, and make loud noisese, and everyone runs away. (Anyone that has been in this cave wouild know why)
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SFGAm-always have to end a day with a ride on the upper deck of the Merry-Go-Round, relaxing way to end the day.
CP-no matter what during my trip to CP I have to go on the Trokia, and eat an elephant ears dinner. If Im there on a hot day I really like to spend the afternoon in Soak City just going around again and again of the adventure river, its relaxing, you get wet from time to time, there are waves at points and there is a nice calm strech where I can watch Maggnum send its riders through its glorious circuit. It certainly beats the heat and crowds of mid-summer days at the Point.
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Kings Island: My friends, my wife and I always walk through the "movie garden" just north of the Eiffel Tower and play a game, stepping on the plaques of the movies we've seen and jumping over the ones we haven't. My wife always "wins" because she's seen every old movie.
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Flyingmonkeyking- Thanks for the nauseating image.
Some of the best moments I've had going to parks have been during the drive there and back. Stopping at little hole-in-the-wall restaurants, taking turns at follow-the-leader on the highway, hearing the accents change as you drive from Ohio to Kentucky to Tennessee to Georgia., eating at the Rock-n-Roll McDonald's at 2 AM after SFGAm, seeing the Federal Prison-Do Not Pick Up Hitchhikers signs in Southern Indiana...those are what make the memories for me. ------------------ SRM 2003-Look for the guy with my name on his chest
I'd have to say spiels are one of the little things that make for a more entertaining visit. CP is one of the few parks I've been to that uses them and for some reason, they haven't on their recent coasters which is kind of disappointing. BGW seems to even be almost all autospiels now which is different from what I remember a few years back. Something about hearing a real person, who's enjoying their job, trying to hype up the guests just makes things more fun than a recording for me.
A day at CP isn't complete without a frozen custard from Frontier Town, cheese fries from Happy Friar, and a ride on Wave Swinger.
A stop at our halfway point, the McDonalds in Oregon on Route 2 both on the way to and from CP is also a must. And, just to drive my son nuts, there is a cemetary on Route 2 just as it splits into the freeway. Everytime we pass it, I mention people are dying to get in there. It's something I started with his first trip to CP when he was 5 years old....12 years ago now.