I305forever wrote:^^^ Unless they modernized it and had it built by GCI, nobody would want to ride it.
What about an RMC Type Coaster with a Barrel Roll or 2?
I still like my idea of letting adults on Kiddie Coaster for $10 each.
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I'm heading up to Rye Wednesday night this week to take advantage of their 15 dollar all you can ride deal. I find the Dragon Coaster to be very underrated. From what I remember the ride had great airtime.
Visited the park last night to take advantage of its $15 twilight admission. I had high hopes for the place because I enjoyed it so much as a kid, but upon entering they were all dashed.
I hadn't been to the park in 10 years, and the only noticable change was the POP admission instead of pay as you go, which was nice. The park just had a depressing aura surrounding it. That, coupled with a poor ride selection and rude employees led to a bummer of a time.
I remembered loving the Dragon as a kid, but it was an awful ride yesterday. No speed, no air, no laterals, and a lot of shuffling and jack hammering = trash. The wild mouse looks like it's ready to topple over, but it's the best coaster in the park. Their volare is a flying death machine. I knew I was in for a bad time when I could feel pressure on my shoulders before the train left the station.
On the plus side, their S&S tower, log flume, and derby racer are all great. My first time ever on a derby racer because my parents wouldn't let me ride it as a kid; now I know why. Didn't bother with any of the other flats besides the Whip, which felt like what I imagine a car accident would feel like.
All told, my friend and I drove over an hour up to Rye just to spend two hours, but for only $15 to get in, we certainly got our monies worth. That being said, I can't see myself returning. I want to wish their new owners/management luck, because they have a lot of work to do
You pretty much echo my sentiments... the only rides in the park that are any good are the Derby Racer, the Flume, the S&S tower and the Old Mill. It's sad because I basically grew up at Playland but they really let the place go. The Dragon coaster is one of the most ridiculously boring adult size coasters in the world, probably thanks in part to that awful Morgan train.
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