I've been to WDW, Universal, CP, and Michigan's Adventure. All built on much different scales of size. CP is my favorite, but it also happens to be the only one I've been more than once (18 to be exact).
P.S. watch the Travel Channel for the most pathetic top ten list.
1. Blackpool Pleasure Beach
2. Holiday World
3. Cedar Point
10.Islands of Adventure
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
1)The Voyage 2)Thunderhead
5)DD Ice 6)Phantom's Revenge
If IoA ever adds my GCII twister, it'll crack my list too. I'd prefer something more insane, but picturesque-wise, and maintenance-wise, seems like a no brainer to go with GCII. Of course, if the "bigs" at USF/IoA ride Gwazi, that deal might not happen...*rollseyes*
RGB, I'll be sampling a few of PA's *other* parks in a couple weeks...Idlewild and DelGrosso's are the headliner's of the new-to-me PA parks. Return trips to Conneaut and Lakemont are likely, and of course, Kennywood is like, RIGHT there.... ;)
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I can't really see how the ride all day price is justified to be as high as Kennywood's for a park that size, though, just because they happen to own it..... probably the only reason I haven't ran off with my son there yet for a day. Seems like I can get more of my money's worth a half hour closer to home sticking with KW.
I would love to see them get some more of KW's hand-me-downs, like the Bayern Curve (which they supposedly have in storage) and the Swing-Around, which was a really fun ride that succumbed to a new high-dive act stage (phhht).... don't poo-poo it just because it was a "run of the mill" trailer-mounted flat... It gave a great sensation, especially where it was.. elevated over part of the lake, where the old rocket planes once were.
SCBB = Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
I would like to see Idlewild grow a bit and become something of a cross between Knoebels and Holiday World. They already have some of the characteristics of each of those parks. What they could use most right now is a mid-sized wooden coaster comparable to HWs Raven or KBs Phoenix.
I seem to remember a newer, almost kiddie coaster, when I was there, but the park website says the Rollo-Coaster is historic... I can't recall what it looks like or the size of it for the life of me! Anything similar to the Waldameer Comet? (I even remember the old Dipper at KW as fun when I was a little kid, and it's ultra-loud air brakes).
I want to say a prefab-type, more modern coaster geared for smaller kids stands out in my mind at Idlewild... but I haven't been there since the 70s.
Like Mick Jagger said... "what a drag it is to get old".....
CoasterDiscern said:Rollergator, I know you have many shortforms to explain certain things and you are apart of the in crowd on CB but I cannot understand some of the things your saying.
First, yes, I think I am "apart" FROM the in crowd...I'm just me!
Second, NOONE seems to understand half the things I'm sayin'....so maybe YOU are becoming part of the crowd? ;)
Sorry about the excessive use of abbreviations and such, after a half-dozen years or so, I don't even think about them anymore...
Rollo Coaster is often described as a miniature Boulder Dash given its out-and-back design and its use of terrain and wooded areas. It is an ACE classic and is regarded as one of the best wooden juniors. It is quite different from the Waldameer Comet which is a double out-and-back.
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