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Okely Dokely, so here goes. I was invited by the Eastern PA Rep of ACE to go to Lakemont park for *FREE* ERT on Skyliner because the Minor League Allstar Game was in town. Sooooo I asked zeee papa, and he say Wii!
So we live in Germantown MD. And for those of you that don't know, its a good 2 and a half hours up to Altoona. Which was ok with me, my dad, and my brother. So we began zee journey. Turns out, Google maps said 3 hours exact, but then mapquest said 2 and a half hours...Mapquest won. Actually...The navigation in the car won. It calculated 2 hours and like 16.4325363543 minutes.
Anywho, we got there, and well we walked into the management thingy office and got our free all day ride tickets. BTW it was like 6 when we got there. Ok, is it me? Or is Lakemont park the Six Flags of Small family owned parks? Not the operations (Which were decent) but how many Punk little teens and there friends were there. DAMN.
Anywho, your reading for the coasters
We headed to Leap The Dips first. Which I was REALLY excited for. Sure only like 9 foot drops. But still, oldest in the world? Who wouldn't want to ride it? Turns our we waited like 30 minutes because one, they were only running one car. And two, they would only let a MAX of 2 people in the first row. No one in the second row. Why? Dunno. Anywho, I really like it, sure it wasn't the high tech thrills of today but it was SO fun. It just made me laugh so hard. Maybe its the small thoughts in the back of your mind that it feels like the car is going to jump the track, and possible the structure feels like its going to fall apart. (Which it did almost, it did come a little off the track when we went over one of the dips).
After that, we uh...rode the Skydiver. Ok, I saw one of these on like RCT or something, and I REALLY wanted to ride it. Ha...ha.ha.ha. YEAH never again. I squeased in there with my bro (Which will be pictured below). Right away I felt claustraphobic, which rarely happens to me. The entire time i was screaming soooo much. But it wasnt the AHH im going to Die scream, it was more of the ehhh this is kinda fun....but I still might die in the process scream. Let's just say when it went backwards it was MUCH better.
After that we walked around, got some food. Rode most of the flats. Which were really fun. Then...Tobbogan. NOT the best Idea.
For years I've always seen pics of Chance Tobbogans and just wanted to try them. so I did. Well all in all, lets just say I won't be riding it again. Ever.
Then we headed over to Skyliner. That was where it was all at. I mean ALL of it.
Skyliner is such a classic. It's smooth, fast, and Airtime Filled. And when I say airtime filled, I mean, like Millennium Force first drop airtime. Superman: RoS airtime. Voyage airtime. EL TORO airtime! Yes, tis true. I rode the very last seat for my first ride. NOT a good idea. Why you might ask? Because I wasn't prepared for whats ahead.
So I pull the simple buzzbar down. And I'm off. Fast chain. Turn and drop. OMFG. I and launched out of my seat and slam my thighs onto the buzz bar. Jesus, if that thing wasnt there I wouldnt be writing this TR
. Anyways the ride is just SO re-rideable because of the airtime. And in the front its the same. No airtime on the first drop, but when you go back up into the turn around, theres almost the same or more airtime than in the back on the first drop. Yeah, ya'll HAVE to go ride this coaster. It really is a classic.
Uhh yeah we got about 2 hours (Maybe a little less, but I arrived earlier so I got even more rides) and about 45 rides. Watched about 15 minutes of the baseball game stopped on the lift
yeah we had the best seat in the house. Then we got to watch fireworks after the ERT. Plus we got free food too. It was awesomely wicked. Thanks Lakemont Park!
Pictures Below. (Let's hope I get them in order this time.)