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On our recent trip to the Dells, we stopped by for what we thought was going to be a quick lap on Hellcat. When we got there we opted for the all night pass. We had planned on only staying long enough to ride the coaster and leave but we ended up staying for several hours (including dinner at Pedro's next door).

Are there any other little treasures like this park out there?

I know there are a ton that have a kiddie coaster but I have not seen any others with a full size adult thrill ride.

For those interested, the front of Hellcat is where the air is at. The back was fun, but the front was wild.


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Jason Hammond's avatar

An FEC with a great woodie would be Boomers in Florida. The Dania Beach Hurricane is a great woodie.


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Waldameer fits the bill IMO. One of my favorite parks on the planet. Great value, and an alarmingly large amount of things to do for such a little place.

Plus, Ravine Flyer II being 2 hours away is a lot easier to justify the trip for rather than the 7ish that it'd take me to get to the next-nearest GG coaster (Voyage).


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DBH is amazing, but the rest of the park, back in '01 when I visited, wasn't so great. It was mostly go-carts (one track was so long it looked unreal, as seen in the video that I have linked to) and mini golf courses.

Yeah, but DBH is still awesome! Really awesome!

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Break Trims's avatar

I just enjoyed that guy's narration of the DBH. It was totally superfluous, but also kind of wonderful.

DaveStroem's avatar

Jason, what is an "FEC" ?


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Family Entertainment Center... you know the kind with go-carts, putt-putt, batting cages, arcade, etc.

We visited there some years ago and loved Hellcat (then it was known as Avalanche) and the all day bracelet gave unlimited coaster rides. We did 75 rides that day, split up with a meal at Pedro's just like you did. I had heard that now the bracelets only allowed a few rides on the coaster.

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I went there last summer for about an hour prior to Mt. Olympus's opening. Was blown away by Avalanche (Hell Cat)! What a great little coaster, packed with pops of airtime!


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Break Trims said:
I just enjoyed that guy's narration of the DBH. It was totally superfluous, but also kind of wonderful.

I didn't really. Narrating the play by play of a roller coaster is kind of like narrating walking up a ladder... if you can see what's going to happen, commentary doesn't make it better for me heh

But, that go-karts track that you see at the end of the lift hill looks pretty sick

Vater's avatar

DBH is kind of an unsung gem of a woodie, although it was running a bit rough last I rode it. Still enjoyable enough to grab 5 or so rides on it.

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I was hoping to get there for the first time this year, but app. missed the opportunity until '11. Cannonball Run at Waterville USA - basically it looks a waterpark with a wooden coaster and a few flats (envisioning a Boomer's or Timber Falls, except a waterpark instead of golf or go-karts.

I'll have to let ya know about the coaster in about 6-7 months... ;)


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LostKause's avatar

The only bad thing about DBH is the location. It's such a long drive from Orlando, just for one coaster. I can recommend John F. Lloid State Park, just a few miles from the park, as a place to compliment the coaster. It has a very nice beach.

Yeah, Vater, that go-cart track is ridiculous. I wonder how long it would take to drive just one lap around it?


Vater's avatar

It's not a bad location when you're in Ft. Lauderdale. Not everyone that goes to Florida goes to Orlando.

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Vater, that's crazy talk! ;)


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rollergator's avatar

It's silly to go all the way to Lauderdale and not do Uncle Bernie's. One kiddie coaster, one powered - but the real reason to go is the TechnoJump! ;)

Also, if you go between Thanksgiving and New Year's, there's that Christmas-themed temporary park/fairgrounds place they set up every year....that I have YET to get to.

P.S. Google says it's called "Santa's Enchanted Forest". http://www.santasenchantedforest.com/


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LostKause's avatar

Well, naturally, it's not difficult for everyone to get to, but why on earth would anyone want to go any further south of FL than Orlando or Tampa? ;)

Except for the Everglades, ...and The Keys.

and and and... :)


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