Mega coaster trip 2018 Photo Trip Report.

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Re: Mega coaster trip version 2018

Postby thrillrider » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:48 am

Looks like Darien lake has released prices for six flags pass holders at $20 per ticket. Not a bad deal, but may just wait till next year when they have had some time to work on the park a little bit...plus it will be free with our six flags pass.
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Re: Mega coaster trip version 2018

Postby wildcatroc » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:36 pm

thrillrider wrote:The seabreeze park has a $15 evening pass. The thinking was that we would do the falls for a few hours, and head to seabreeze at 5pm when the deal starts. We have never been to seabreeze park, but I can't see it taking more than 4 or 5 hours to do the park.


An evening at Seabreeze is perfect and that is plenty of time to ride to your hearts content.

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Re: Mega coaster trip version 2018

Postby thrillrider » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:41 am

Just got home from this trip. Working on the trip report right now.
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Re: Mega coaster trip version 2018

Postby thrillrider » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:36 am

Ok...here it is.

This year's version of the MEGA COASTER TRIP got off to a ruff start and end.we ended up missing out on seabreeze park due to traffic and time, and we missed out on canobie park due to storms in the area. The tail end of the trip was axed after spending 3 days is 100 degree weather, and by acquiring a few large blisters on my foot. The hot weather was just too much to continue on for another 3 days, so we missed out on sfa, kd, and Busch. No worries, as we plan on returning to these parks in the near future.

With that being said, we had a great time for the most part. Ill start the trip report off with our first stop at Niagara falls. The plan was to do niagra falls and hit up seabreeze park after. Well, we ended up not getting out of the falls till around 7, and then running into a major accident on the way to seabreeze park. So we decided to not bother with seabreeze park, because we would have only had 45 min or so in the park. So here is the first leg of the trip...Niagra falls.

This was our first time visiting the falls, and were just blown away. We started the experience with a trip on the maid of the mist. It's just not possible to grasp the sheer size of the falls without going on the boat ride. After the boat ride, we walked around the falls to grab some pictures. We ended our day at the falls with dinner at hard rock cafe.
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We are ready to get wet.
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You get up and close with the American side of the falls.
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They also bring you really close to the Canadian falls as well.
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The face says it all!
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A few more random shots from the falls.
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We ended the Niagara falls part of the trip with dinner at the hard rock.
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Re: Mega coaster trip version 2018

Postby ThemeParkJunkie51290 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:35 am

Amazing pictures! =)
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Re: Mega coaster trip version 2018

Postby thrillrider » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:31 am

Thank you.

The next park was great escape. It's been probably close to 10 years since I have been to this park. Not much has changed since then, except for the addition of a couple of spin and puke rides.

This park is perfect for familys with children, and pre teens. They are not really known for being a big coaster park. As a matter of fact, they have not received a new coaster since my last visit years ago. The coaster collection is kinda bland, except for the comet. The park seems to have a nice water park, but I really did not explore too much of it.

One day is plenty of time to spend at this park. We hit up all the coasters(except for the closed bobsled), plus the log flume and a bunch of spinning rides. Tge park closes fairly early as well. You may be able to add another day of you plan on doing the waterpark.

Here is my thoughts on the major rides...

Flashback
This was a typical boomerang coaster that was not quite as bad as others I have been on. Beyond that, nothing much to report other than it's a boomerang...

Steaming demon
Nothing too exciting. A typical arrow corkscrew ride with a loop and two corkscrew. Seemed to be well takin care of.

The comet
Amazing coaster! Lots of air time, smooth, and just a lot of fun. The train actually speeds up at the top of the lift. This coaster is tucked away in the rear of the park, but it's a must ride coaster.

Alpine bobsled
This is an old intiman bobsled coaster that according to a worker, has ran a total of 5 days this year. I was able to snag this credit years ago, but no luck on this trip. Cool looking ride.

Canyon blaster
This is an short arrow mine train that basicly consists of two back to back helexes. This coaster came from opryland years ago.

Frankies mine train coaster
This is a small kiddy coaster. Nothing much to this ride other than a drop, a helix, and a turn into the station. I was able to credit white this coaster with my son.

Other than the coasters, the only other "notable" rides are the log flume, blizzard, boat ride, Condor, and train ride. The park is beautiful and very well kept. The rides all seemed to be in tip top condition as well. The Himalaya ride still had all of its theaming and lighting. Most parks remove a lot of that type of thing over time. The only real problem I can see with this park(besides the lack of a new coaster) was that all of the coasters are single train operations. This could be bad on a buisy day.

Onto some pictures...
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Today, we are at great escape
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If you don't believe me, just look at the sign.
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Inside the gates, they have a charming main street area.
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Speaking of charm, this park has lots of it.
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This is the parks newest ride. It was actually a lot of fun.
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The blizzard is an indoor scrambler ride.
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The ride has music and lightning while in motion.
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Cedarpoint...please take note of how a Himalaya is supposed to look.
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First coaster we headed to was closed.
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Cool looking ride.
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Did I mention that this park has lots of charm? This was a walk thru attraction.
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Here are a few shots of Alicia in wonderland
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This is the parks kiddy coaster
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The condor is a fun ride that the whole family can ride together.
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Next coaster is the parks arrow corkscrew
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This coaster is really visible from the parking lot.
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Station shot
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Did I mention that this park has lots of charm? One of the parks unique features are these little houses all around the park. The kids can go inside every single house.
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The canyon blaster is the parks mine ride coaster.
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Not sure why, but I did not take many shots of this coaster.
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Station shot
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Lots more coming from the great escape...stay tuned!
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Re: Mega coaster trip 2018 Photo Trip Report.

Postby thrillrider » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:26 pm

The rest of great escape will be up tonight.
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Re: Mega coaster trip 2018 Photo Trip Report.

Postby bert425 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:50 pm

Nice Pics of Niagara Falls.

I'm sure you saw my TR (with 8 million pics) from about a month ago.. . LOL we too did Maid of the Mist and had a meal at Hard Rock.

too funny :)
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Re: Mega coaster trip 2018 Photo Trip Report.

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:17 pm

thrillrider wrote:Alicia in Wonderland

Oh wow, is there a sequel? :lol:

Great Escape looks pretty fun. It's a park I haven't heard too much about, but it looks nice and has some good looking rides. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Mega coaster trip 2018 Photo Trip Report.

Postby thrillrider » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:53 pm

Thank you!

Here are some more pictures from the great escape.
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In case I forgot to mention it in the first set of pictures, this park has a lot of charm.
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Flashback
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Station shot
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Right twix or left twix?
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This is the parks drop/shot tower.
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Another one of the parks many spinning rides.
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This is the star of the show.
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Station shot
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It was hard to get a decent shot of this coaster, as the walkway next to the ride was blocked.
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Time for a look at the parks charm.
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There is plenty of charm on the train ride
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This park has a decent log flume ride.
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Waited for a log, but no luck
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The ghost town section is nicely theamed.
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Ended the day at the park with a beer in the alpine festhouse.
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That's it from the great escape. Stay tuned for the next park(and worst park) of the trip.
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