Warriors and Dragons Don't Come Out In The Rain: Non-Trip Report 5/24..No Playland, No Quassy

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Saturday, May 25, 2013 9:13 PM

I feel like Clark Griswold times 2.

My friend Ellen..which I believe WAS Clark's wife's name...and I made plans for this weekend.

We were to see the Mets-Braves game at Citi Field Friday night, then hit Playland in Rye today (Saturday)

During the day Friday, we decided late not to go to the game due to weather conditions..it was very cool, raw, and raining. The tickets were comps, so we didn't have to eat the cost. I had been planning on crashing with her, and we stuck to that part of the plan. We ate and watched the game, then I took to the couch. Reason for this, was she lives closer to Rye and has easy access to the road.

Today dawned rainy as well, though not as cool as last night. We arrived at the park at 12:03. Closed. I never thought it might be closed. It wasn't raining much at all, barely a drizzle, and it was Memorial Day Weekend. If I'd had any inkling they might not open, I'd have called or at least checked their site w/ Ellen's phone.

So we left, and stopped at a convenience store in Rye for drinks. She suggested taking a ride to the Berkshires. Knowing she was willing to possibly drive to Massachusetts, I suggested hitting SFNE. As I told her, I had my pass, which includes parking. I figured it wouldn't be very crowded given the weather, and I told her I'd pay half her admission since she was doing the driving. She liked the idea, but we would still have a 2 hour ride to get there, then a long ride home. So that came off the table.

She mentioned Lake Compounce, but since we had no discounts, that didn't stay on the table long.

Then I suggested Quassy. Not a great park, but even though Ellen is not one of "us"...not even close...I knew Wooden Warrior would be right up her alley. She checked their site for the hours, and we decided to try it. It was still raining, so we stopped for a late lunch at a Friendly's not too far from the park..not only for sustenance, but in hope the rain would stop while we ate. No such luck, but it was only slightly drizzling when we arrived at Lake Quassapaug.

Closed.

Their website gave no indication they were closed. We sat there a few minutes wathing the drops fall on the Warrior. She even said, Now that looks like MY kind of coaster!" I replied, "You'll be amazed at how purely FUN the damn thing is. I love that ride."

She drove me back to Bayonne, where we planned to play miniature golf before she dropped me off. Guess what?

Closed.

Strike four.

So, Clark and Ellen Griswold talked about coming back to Quassy this summer, not only to ride WW, but to check out the swimming lake and water play area

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Saturday, May 25, 2013 10:05 PM

I've never heard of an amusement park closing completely for light rain.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 6:54 AM

Neither have I, and two in one day? But in fairness, maybe it was raining harder in those areas at the time of the decision, and maybe the forecast called for worse.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 9:11 AM

I've never heard of that either. Last September Hersheypark closed everything except for the peanut butter cup dark ride during light sprinkles for about half the day, and people went home because of it, but I scored a free ticket out of it, and got to stay and ride after everything reopened.

I'm using my free ticket in a few weeks.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 9:32 AM

both quassy and lake compounce didn't open due to rain and cold temps and they posted it on their Facebook pages in the morning. Sfne did open but closed at 3pm because the park was almost empty.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013 10:05 AM

Quassy may have Facebooked it, but..as mentioned above... they didn't bother updating their site to reflect that decision.

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Monday, May 27, 2013 11:47 AM

But more important, did you have a Fishamajig? A Fribble?

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Monday, May 27, 2013 12:08 PM

No, but the waitress let me order off the Senior Menu! Had an excellent cheeseburger and sundae was included :)

Last edited by Mike Gallagher, Monday, May 27, 2013 12:14 PM
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