I get the week of the 4th of July off every year and always plan trips around that time, but with the family going to Leviathan Bash, we planned a big trip around that. So that meant us doing day trips for the week of the 4th.
On Monday my father and i hit up Coney Island and Luna park. The original plan was to go to Adventureland in Ny then head to Coney Island, but after finding out that the Hurricane was struck by lightning and was down, we scrapped that plan and just went to Coney.
On Thursday, we went to Busch Williamsburg for a great day. Wasn't busy at all and mostly everything was a walk on, minus Verbolten, which had a 10 minute wait. Mach tower was down until we were about to leave and got in line for the first run with riders that day!
But on Tuesday, we decided to take Klaire to the Jersey shore to hit the parks. I did originally think we could hit the 10 parks that we needed, but we ended up with the 5 northern parks, b/c Klaire wanted to go to the beach and play for a bit. Quite a fun day, but I don't think I would attempt that again as money was flying out of my wallet quicker than ever.
First stop was Keansburg
We decided to go early (10am) so Klaire could hit her kiddie rides as the big rides didn't open till noon.
Yet another hopper credit
My dad getting a ride on Wildcat
Next stop was Jenkinson's. We managed to do this park fairly quickly, but stopped for a bite to eat on the boardwalk and a LONG walk for free parking meant we spent a little more time here.
Quick ride on the swings
Then a long drive to Casino Pier in Seaside Heights. It's not long distance wise but with traffic it might as well be. We parked in the middle of the 2 parks and walked the boardwalk to both Casino and Funtown Pier. This is where Klaire wanted to do the beach and we spent a good 2 hours on the beach playing in the waves.
John getting his wild mouse credit
John getting his Star Jet credit
John and Klaire on the swings
John on the wheel at one of the funhouses. Blackmail pic??????
John and Klaire in a play structure.
Through the mirror maze.
After the beach we hit funtown pier, but for some reason I didn't take any pics. After funtown pier we went to Blackbeard's Cave and finished the day there. Nice little place, but the mosquitos were pretty vicious.
Kiddie pirate ship.
It was a great day and Klaire was a real tropper and even stayed awake for most of the 2 hr ride home. Glad to see she can make it on a long day of traveling to parks.
Since I got some free time now, I guess it's time to start up again.
On the way to Leviathan Bash, we decided to hit up a few parks that we haven't been to before. The first being Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia OH. Nice little park, not many rides to do, but I wouldn't mind living close to it being they have a nice pool with dives and many play structures throughout the park. Big Mike and Larry, your going to have to tell me how you guys got this credit, b/c no matter what I tried i got denied. Klaire was also too small, but it was a nice rest stop coming from Delaware.
And here we are, Tuscora Park
well this could be a problem...
And it was. Credit denied. Big Mike, Larry, how did you guys get this credit????
Here's their other rides:
Carousel that went on for at least 5 minutes.
Old school swings. These were pretty awesome.
But the seats were a bit tight.
Besides the rides they did have a few very nice play structures. Plus a pool, no pics of that though.
Train play structure.
Another play structure
And b/c i can't go one update without posting a picture of Miranda:
I plan on going back next year as we have a wedding in Akron to go to, so Big Mike and Larry tell me that secret!!
Next stop on the way to Leviathan Bash was the Columbus Zoo and Jungle Jack's Landing. I am disappointed that we didn't do the zoo more as we were in the water park for the majority of the day, but we spent 2 hours in the zoo and from what I've seen I was thoroughly impressed. Definitely need to go back and see the rest of the zoo sometime.
Didn't take many pictures today, but here they are:
We had to go see the Elephants since they evicted the ones at the Philly Zoo.
See not many pics today. Next stop memphis Kiddie Park.
It's been quite a few years since I rode the coaster at Tuscora, back when Geuaga Lake was still open. I don't recall it being an issue at the time. I'm pretty sure I tried to hit Wyandot Lake / Columbus Zoo, Tuscora, and Memphis Kiddie Park the same weekend skipping a stop at Erieview at Geneva on the Lake which closed shortly thereafter
Last edited by larrygator on Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:02 pm.
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I went last fall and successfully got a ride on the coaster at Tuscora. First, i bought the ticket/tickets and wasnt told anything about any restricions. When I walked up to the ride the ride operator asked me how old I was. I responded with "how old can I be to ride?" He responded with "no one over 17 is allowed." I followed with "well, I'm 17." (I'm 28, so he obviously didn't believe me.) Since there was no one else in line, and I gave him my whole sob story about driving 12 hours just to ride this ride, he eventually let me on. I thanked him, and went on my way.
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