Tuesday, February 5, 2002 6:14 AM
How are the dark rides and roller coasters at this park?
Tuesday, February 5, 2002 6:39 AM
The coasters are pretty good. The Cyclone, is an old rickity ride that provides an interesting ride, and the Wildcat is similar to the one at Cedar Point, but not exactly the same. The Little Dipper is an Allen Herchell coaster that adults cannot ride on.
I knew they were going to add this Disco ride (which is a Chance Flying Bobs) They got it about the same time as they got the Wildcat, but it was folded up behind the midway, and the park didn't know whether or not they were going to sell it or assemble it. Looks like they made the choice.
The ride that WG doesn't have, that I feel they should, is a Ferris Wheel. Nope, they don't have one at all. Even the kiddie wheel is half assembled
Tuesday, February 5, 2002 10:18 AM
Too bad they didn't have these things when I was there for CoasterCon. Oh well, I'll get the chance to go on them again and I did enjoy riding Cyclone. That is an interesting coaster and I like how the return leg is built underneath the outgoing leg.
Tuesday, February 5, 2002 11:14 AM
The Wildcat is a little better than CPs. The Cyclone needs retracking badly, but is a nice small coaster.
Tuesday, February 5, 2002 11:42 AM
The park is so unsafe......it's funny when I was talking to tom rebbie of PTC he was saying that any repair they do they now require William grove to pay upfront becuase before they didn't pay for a simple 80-200 buck repair for over 2 years.
Tuesday, February 5, 2002 12:18 PM
Er, please watch your 'quotes' on what industry people say.
Tuesday, February 5, 2002 1:22 PM
Williams Grove is a fun little park. I get there at least once a season since it is only 15 minutes away from my house. Its good to see that they are still adding rides, and trying to keep the place alive.
Wednesday, February 6, 2002 6:05 AM
Their Wildcat is BETTER than CPs? Wow, you must've hit it on a really good day. When we were there for CoasterCon we were just waiting for the poor thing to roll back. We were making rowing motions and everything...
William's Grove is great, and definitely worth a stop. Cyclone is fun, and as mentioned has an interesting design in that the return leg is under the outbound leg.
"The questions ticket agents ask at airports are useless, but give an illusion of security to the GP. Much like seatbelts on roller coasters...
Wednesday, February 6, 2002 1:17 PM
LOL GregLeg! Though it did perform quite well for my visit. I still cannot get over the loose strap rail on Cyclone as the train bounced around the curves! But what a nice wooded park....it really reminded me of a "still functioning" Chippewa Lake with the style of buildings and overal "backyard park" feel.
The Headless Horseman awaits you
in 2002! Model coasters and rides
Thursday, May 26, 2005 2:36 AM
I thought the park was adorable. The rides were sparsely located and the bridge at the entrance barely held the weight of the delivery truck, but it is nice to see an underdog park making it when so many have thrown in the towel. I will go back again. Anyone want to join me?
*** This post was edited by BlondeeBaby 5/26/2005 2:39:51 AM ***