Hello Coaster Fans Who Are Ripping Off Their Parkas and Headed Up To The Unofficial Start To Ohio Coaster Season!!!
After 6 LONG months it’s finally here! What many Ohioans call the unofficial start to Ohio coaster season, finally started today. First of NEW this year: IX Indoor Amusement Park Maps!! Yes, it actually has a park map this year. On one side is the map, on the other is the shows and some coupons for food. There are a few things on the map that were there last year, but are not there this year (they might come next week, since some rides usually come later).
Today was opening day, and I actually made it up there first thing. It was packed with school buses, but nothing compared to what it can get on the weekends. Next to no lines with the exception of the roller coaster, which is called Stealth Flyer Coaster this year. I would say they have about 30 adult rides and around 60 (rough guess) rides all together. They have 4 Ferris wheels (including the giant one) two roundups, Inverter, Whirlwind, 2 Scramblers, Downdraft, Cliffhanger, Pharaoh’s Phury, lots of swings, 4 or so merry go rounds, 2 kiddie coasters, one adult coaster, Ring of Fire, new model Zipper, White Water River ride, a TON of fun houses, 3 bumper cars, pet farm, Terror Tunnel 2 (which opens tomorrow), minature golf, petting zoo, extreme play zone, 5 Stages, and quite a bit more food and games.
As for the overall look and layout of the place, I think it’s better than last year. A little less landscaping but I think they flow through it all will be better this year. As usual if you’re a kid or have one, they will LOVE this place due to all the kiddie rides! They also have a pretty good lineup of shows and entertainers this year from what I’m reading and have heard. So it makes people want to come up and visit it at least one or more times. It’s $17 without discounts. Topps and AAA have $13 and if you take a Camble’s soup can in it’s buy one get one free from what they are saying up there (I’ll find out tomorrow). If you’re with in a 2-hour driving distance it’s definitely worth checking out. Plus they have the EASIESTS carnival games on the planet!! Last year I won a Playstation doing the BB Star Shoot out ($5 for the game…$1 if you want to try for a small prize). This year’s big prize in that game is an X-Box! Be careful though they might try to stiff you on less BBs! But I ALWAYS walk away with a big prize from something =C) As for the food, it’s your standard fair food…good but at fair price.
Well, that’s pretty much it for now, I’ll be making a lot more trips today was just to take a look, ride and get a TON of phots which will be up VERY soon!! C-ya around at the IX Center!!
"The Future of Roller Coasters"
*** This post was edited by RollerCoasterGod on 3/28/2002. ***
I've never gone to the IX park, this will be my first trip ever. I'm planning on going on Monday (day after Easter (shudders at the thought of crowds)) and this gives me a clue as to what I need to expect. Is there a charge for parking? Does the food cost much (I MUST have park fries before I go nuts)?
AIM: Pritti Kittie
I'm not sure about how the crowds will be day after Easter. It really depends on how many Cleveland area kids have school. It's really about 50 50. Anything is better than a Friday night and a Saturday night though. As for the parking. They had a sign up saying $7 (which is REALLY dumb), they told me $6 but she liked my car after I talked to the girl for a while and I got in free =C) As free parking, there are some days (about 15 I think) that are promos offering free parking. I think a few are next week and some are towards the end. They also have pay for one carload deal. Which is basically just cram a TON of people in a car and pay for about the equ. of 3 or 4! Enjoy and have fun!!
PS- They have great fries this year =C)
"The Future of Roller Coasters"
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