Apparently August is the month where I decide to do some really strange things; last year it was 7 parks in 1 day in Chicagoland, this year its some of the smaller parks in Ohio and Indiana, not in 1 day, but 8 parks over 2 isn't bad either. The idea was the work of Heath, and the driving was done by Kim. The goal; Wyandot Lake, Fun Spot, Indiana Beach, Three Floyd's Brewing, Indianapolis Zoo, Coney Island, Stricker's Grove, Wonderpark, and PKI. Without Kim's awesome driving and ability to stay awake, we'd never gotten anywhere close to accomplishment.
Day 1 Part 1: Wyandot Lake
Since the park was sold out of the SF family, we knew we'd at least be able to ride it in the future seasons, but decided since its free, we may as well get there now. Saturday we got there at opening. Not too much to the park, 1 Jr coaster, a few old flatrides, a few kiddie rides, and a few waterslides and activity areas.
Arriving at the Columbus Airport, they show their sense of humor and their love for Ohio State
Here's Wyandot. A member of the Six Flags family...for now
We got there before opening, the American flag wasn't even out
While waiting for the park to open, this kid got some ERT on the new for 2006 "Puddle: The Experience"
The parade of a pelican, some SF employees with flutes, and a random pirate parrot officially opens the park
This old Ferris Wheel is one of the first rides at the park, most of them themed to the ocean
Sea Dragon, the 50 year old Jr coaster is nicely built inside the lazy river
A view from the lift
The return run
With no line we rode 3 times without getting off. BACT ERT rules!
Others showed up and enjoy their ride on this classic junior woodie
Other ancient rides at the park include this grandfather to the Wisdom Tornado
and a junior Turtle
Whoa, looks like Six Flags may have actually added a new ride in the last 20 years!
OMG, there's two new rides, next to each other!
The park may not have too much to offer, but this classic carousel was a pleaser
After a 3 hour drive, we arrived in Angola, Indiana, home of Fun Spot. The park should be called Fun Speck, or Not Much Fun Spot because there really wasn't too much to do there. The park had really weird hours, closing at 6pm every night, and not being opened every day in the summer. At least I don't have to go back here until they add a woodie (which probably won't be for a REALLY long time!)
Fun Spot, you shall elude Heath and Kim no longer!
This is where you buy your wristband for the day
There are paths, but they're smaller than Animal Kingdom's, so just walk thru the grass like everyone else
Behold, an Arrow shuttle coaster!
And this time its actually traversing the loop instead of being stuck in it!
From the Afterburner you get a great view of....corn
Woohoo, a Zyklon!
And its got OTSRs, fantastic
We were denied the kiddie coaster credit, but its ok because we weren't expecting to get it (Heath wanted me to flirt with the op, but I said "nay nay!")
They had some cool rides though, like the Troika Troika Troika
2nd Sea Dragon of the day!
Dude, I'm SO glad we came here. I've been waiting to ride one of these scarce rides Fer Evah!
The flyers weren't too bad, probably the best thing at the park
All the coasters are right next to each other, handy for credit whoring
Heath was all excited about the hoodie, until I pointed out it had mountains on it, and there ain't no mountains anywhere around the place!
Oh, BTW, this was our ride for the weekend. $14 a day from Hertz, sweet!
I saw a sign on the Interstate for this, so we got a random bonus! Culver's is godness!
I loves me a cheese curd
Heath and Kim never heard of Culvers before. Those newbies!
None of us needed any credits at Indiana Beach, but we love the park so much that we figured "we're like 2 hours away, lets go!" Though we could spend at least a full day at the place, we only had a few hours, but it was probably the most time we spent at any park the entire weekend.
I took us to the South entrance since Kim and Heath had never been over the suspension bridge
And we all had loads of fun even before we were IN the park!
There's the park, tight in space, but packed with fun
A train full of riders want to know "Hoosier daddy!?"
The park was booming on a Saturday night, and Hoosier Hurricane was rocking with 2 trains
See how crowded the place was?
Almost every ride is somehow over the water, which makes for some really neat visuals
The newest ride, Splash Battle, was more fun for the onlookers than it was for the riders
Best food at the park, and these people know it!
Somewhere in that mess is a Galaxi. This park took lessons from Blackpool Pleasure Beach on how to cram a lot into a little
I finally got to ride the Air Crow. Not as great as Knoebels flyers, but the location is hard to beat!
Cornball is still airtime filled and loads of fun, even with only 1 train
Indianaian for "Filing Cabinet"
How's it going, Joe? :)
From the start, Cornball ownz
This almost is classified as Coaster Porn
Indiana Beach is TPR approved
The Den of Lost Thieves had too long of a line for us today
3rd Sea Dragon of the day!
Frankenstein's Castle should not be missed. Its well worth the extra money
For all you freaks who love the bumper cars at Indiana Beach =)
Lost Coaster also had too long of a line for us, sadly
Apparently GCI did some work to this ride in the offseason
Its definitely still popular, and fun!
This Double Shot is seriously INSANE
From the Skyride, you can see how booming and shoehorned this park is
Another shot of Splash Battle
Heath and Kim had a great time at Indiana Beach on this visit
And so did I, but as my hand gesture shows, "I need beer"
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