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Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:08 pm

Day 5, Part 1 - Idlewild
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Today was Idlewild. One of my favorite "little" parks in the country. This park is usually never talked about yet it offers SO much for everyone!
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Our ERT started on Rolo Coaster, which may be a family woodie, but it totally rocks!
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It's like a mini Boulder Dash the way it runs through the woods!
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It's one of those coasters where you just laugh and smile the whole way around. (Note the manual brake lever guy int he background.)
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Watch out for that TREEEEEEEEE!!!!!
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The park offered us donuts and lays. Strange combo yes, but I felt it was symbolic. We never turn down food and most of us need to get layed!
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Newly gay Adam got himself a newly gay threesome!
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"Aren't I a bit young for this?"
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No shock to anyone, Hot Fuzz Rich ate 16 donuts.
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ERT continued on the Wild Mouse!
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Yes it's Vekoma, and yes it KICKS A$$!!!
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And no your eyes aren't going wonky it really does have a crooked lift hill!
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"Oh Vekoma gods....I know I haven't been a very good boy this year, but please...please let me come out of this alive..."
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"It doesn't get me wet and there is no sugar on it! Me and my pancres give it thumbs up!"
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Vekoma brace position!!!!
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Next up was ERT on Mr. Rogers Neighborhood...what? Don't laugh! This is seriously one of the BEST RIDES of the trip! Even if you don't know the childrens TV show, this ride is AMAZING!!!
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And now, a trolly approaches to carry you into the boundless realm of make believe.
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"Help us!!!"
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King Friday the 13th greets the trolly and gives the trolly a task. You need to invite everyone to see to a "Hug N Song" Party!
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Lady Elaine Fairchilde was the butch lesbian of the world of make believe, she wasn't sure if she'd go to the party, which is fine, none of us wanted her there anyway!
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Daniel wanted to go to the Hug N Song Party, but only if he could bring his clock so Tony won't be late for the trolly.
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Yay! We are finally here! You know what that means....
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It's time for the HUG N SONG PARTY!!!!
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Everyone! Group sex time!!!
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TPR boys LOOOOOOVE to hug! ;)
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Jahan (who is an honorary panthers member with what pink bracelet) loves the Hug N Song party!
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"Can I eat this thing?"
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And finally, the last stop during our morning ERT was "Confusion Hill."
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Confusion Hill is one of those places where nothing quite is what it seems.
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The path is slanted...
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Water goes uphill...
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And Josh gets rejected...oh, wait, that's the same in real life! =)
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Oh, wow...um....sorry guys...I didn't mean to interrupt...moving right along now! (Tyler's going to be VERY jealous!)
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And just when you thought you had seen all that was awesome at Idlewild, next up were the "Adult Hand Cars!"
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While they sound like something you would find at a sleezy book store off the interstate, they are actually a full sized version of a kiddie ride!
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These things haul A$$ and are awesome!
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KidTums gets an Adult Hand Car credit!
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"It's like I'm eight years old all over again!"
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We did the Flyers, they weren't amazing, but they were fun.
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It's TPDave starring as... THE JAZZ SINGER!!!
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KidTums gets a Whip credit!
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"Ok, ready? ALABAMA REDNECK FISHERMAN!!!"
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NOTED!
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Too bad it didn't spray mayonaise.
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Today was the patchwork quilt enthusaists convention.
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This has to be the prettiest Tilt-A-Whirl...EVAR!!!!
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Now you see 'em....
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...Now you don't!
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"I LOVE IDLEWILD!"
(note - silly photo of Dave quota...fullfilled!) =)
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The Potato Patch Fries were deadly but godly! Please be sure to get an EKG shortly after eating these.

Thanks again to Idlewild for a *GREAT* day! This is truly one of the 'hidden gems' of the USA and more people need to visit this park!
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Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:24 pm

"Rollo says... no hats"

I LOVED Idlewild, such a fun day! The caterpillar! HAHAH! NEVER laughed that hard on a ride!

Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:26 pm

I feel left out now that I went to Idlewild alone, got the credits and then left.

Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:26 pm

Mmmmmmm...Caterpillar. What was really sweet is that we got to ride two completely different ones in the same day.

Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:31 pm

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Is it sad my first thought goes to Family Guy?
"What kind of freakin' king lives next to the train tracks? What is this, Mexico?"

Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:45 pm

Oh man, that was an amazing update. The photos and captions were comedy gold. And I still love that lift hill on the mouse. You'd swear that thing is going to tip over at any minute.

Idlewild is a very underrated park. Hopefully more people will check it out next year.

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Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:45 pm

Idlewild was my favorite park of the trip.......Wild Mouse may just be my favorite Vekoma. I wish we had more time here, but this is certainly a park I will visit again in the future. I'm not sure if any future visit could beat our four hours of insanity here though. Donuts, ERT, Hug n' Song, confusion hill, hand-carts.....wow it was such a great time!

Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:47 pm

The Mr. Rogers does seem cool.

The Confusion Hill ride reminds of the Ghost House at Knott's. I wonder why they got rid of them? :cry:

Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:19 pm

Idlewild was so totally amazing. It was my favorite park of the add on. All of the really old school flats were amazing. Rollo Coaster was a great woodie. The Vekoma mouse was amazingly fun. The hand cars were fun, but exhausting.

And everyone should: "Come along, come along to the castle hug n' song"

Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:49 pm

I'm definitely going to have to check this park out sometime. I love the variety of ERT options they offered you guys. And of course I grew up watching Mr. Rogers. I always wanted to ride that trolley and meet Daniel! How very cool...great update!

Now if I can just find a Captain Kangaroo themed ride as well...
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