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Photo TR: Idlewild, Lakemont Park, and DelGrosso's

Postby Coaster Palooza » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:54 am

I was assigned the PONY World Series (8/12-8/19) from PONY baseball along with three other guys from my group. We took off on a red-eye to Pittsburgh on Friday (8/11) and arrived in Pittsburgh the next morning. The World Series is being held in Washington, PA, which is just a half hour south. I will post a link to the whole World Series trip report later. Our schedule was Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday. The championship game is on Saturday. The other group worked Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Since Sunday was off, I moved our plans to have us go to Idlewild, Lakemont Park, and DelGrosso’s. Idlewild is really interesting. There have been a few trip reports on the park lately, so I won’t bore you, but “Come along, Come along to the castle Hug and Song.” A neat thing about Idlewild is you pay when you first get there. It looks like you’re paying to park, but it is for everything. Dan said, “Rick, make sure you get the senior citizen’s discount for McAuley.” This became pretty familiar the rest of the trip. Rollo Coaster was neat, wild mouse is just that, a wild/crazy/non-spinning mouse ride. Dan and Jim were making all sorts of noises in the back of this ride. It was a little painful. Hootin’ Holler is very good for food. The pics below will show some more.

Lakemont is so interesting with their roller coaster just beyond the right field wall. It was great to be able to ride Leap the Dips and I actually liked the Toboggan ride. We also rode the go-karts. They have a neat train display set-up too.

DelGrosso’s, what can I say. It has a Crazy Mouse ride, and another kiddie coaster. The water park area is neat and you don’t have to pay to park. You actually park by the water area and walk across a bridge that goes over the road to get the rides area.

There were so many flat rides in all these parks.

Hopefully I didn’t bore you. Here are the pics. More to follow along with other links.
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Had to take a pic here. The guys said I should be on the other side!
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Wow! The Rollo Coaster, we gotta get on that.
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Some facts for ya all!
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No one is manning the brakes!
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I guess it must be "break" time
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Here we are! The 4 fools crazy enough to embark on an 8 day journey. This is only Sunday.
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I'm glad the brake guy was back after our ride.
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Hey, do you know if Wild Mouse is going to be open? Yeah, later on today. Great! Nice shades
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No water for us
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We'll head over to Mister Rogers neighborhood. We have heard so many good things about it.
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Yeah Dan, it's smoke free. Put those away.
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Which way should we go?
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I need to stop off at my gift shop first.
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Okay, we made it here.
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The neighborhood trolley, YAY!
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Jim is happy, Dan is confused.
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4 grown men on this ride....hmmm
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Why do we go backwards before we go forwards? Maybe it is to break the ride for the next 45 minutes! Yep, that's what happened, and we stayed there!
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This better be good....
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Come along, come along to the castle hug and song....
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Yeah, you're invited...
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We couldn't stop Jim and Dan from laughing hysterically at this whole ride along with the 45 minute breakdown.
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You can come too.
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Hey, bring your hat.
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They're not laughing...
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That didn't take long.
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You're too shy
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Is this over yet?
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Here we are, do you like my hat?
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More facts for you
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Rick, get out of my way and get us out of the neighborhood.
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The chick with the shades is gone, that must mean the ride is open!
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It's moving...
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I don't know if 4 200+pound men can ride this up that track.
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Thanks for the tip, we know Jim and Dan will be yelling the whole time.
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It's still moving.
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Steve and Rick in the front, we should have brought ear plugs for all the yelling from the back. Do we really fit on this?
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They're already yelling up the lift hill.
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Soak Zone is just beyond the exit to Wild Mouse.
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Dan needs food or he'll kill us all with his imaginary gun.
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Here's Jim playing with his monkey that he won in the pig game.
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Dan needs a couple six shooters.
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We were going to do this, but it is similar to the mystery spot in Santa Cruz so we decided not to wait for it.
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Now Dan has his guns.
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This Whip ride really whips you around!
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I thought I could get a good "before" picture of Steve with this ice cream cone, but there wasn't an "after" picture because he didn't spill it!

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Lakemont Park

Postby Coaster Palooza » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:08 am

Pictures continued.
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We made it to Lakemont!
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Steve, don't run over Jim!
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The oldest rollercoaster
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Yep, more facts.
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The brake crew.
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Our crew!
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POV
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This is a much better ride
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Maybe not.....
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Bumper cars broke down after this because the ceiling was falling down!
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Time for Toboggan
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I believe that's me.
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Use your Superman x-ray vision to see me.
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Here's me again!
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This is Steve.
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This is the best pic of any of us.
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Jim hurt himself pretty good.
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Dan really fills up the whole car.
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There goes Dan.
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Hold on!
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Hey is this in rightfield?
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Don't be scared!
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Up the lift hill...
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It's a ballpark
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POV
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The baseball club...Altoona Curve
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The drop
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mmmm airtime
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Go CURVE!
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We haven't left the station yet guys.
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Now you can hold on.
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One way, no head on collisions.
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They had a neat train set-up.
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More trains
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it's more trains!

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DelGrosso's

Postby Coaster Palooza » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:20 am

More Pictures
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Is it elGrosso's?
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There is a lot of safety first!
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This is a better DelGrosso's sign
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Time to get the kiddie credit. Will we fit?
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It looks pretty tame.
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3 grown men on a kiddie coaster....
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Here we go!
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thlftthlftthlftpftpht...
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I hope I don't lose my hat!
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They have one of these drop rides that is about 100 feet.
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In case you forgot where we were.
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Yeah, I am sure the 4 of us can fit, squeaze in tight!
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Going up the lift hill
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Steve has his concerns, Jim is a little curious and Dan is either holding on or trying to escape!
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A little toot.....
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We actually rode this...
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Yep, that's the look after you ride this one.
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They have a cool kid's kingdom
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This guy was leading her around and I thought that this is what Gyendolynne and I would be like when we get older!
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Mr. and Mrs. Del Grosso
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They have this cool area with some facts and memorials about the Del Grossos along with this poem.
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This is Fred's.
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It is time for some smashed pennies
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Keep on cranking. More photos and days to follow. Thanks for reading!

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Postby mcjaco » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:22 am

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My friends and I call thoose goggles. Goggle it!

Nice TR! That Tobaggan reminds me of Santa's Village back in the day...

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Postby bgwfreak » Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:00 am

Nice TR. For some reason you look very familiar, I'm sure I saw you at Holiwood Nights.


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Reminds me of this...
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(after my first ride on Voyage at HWNights)

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Postby Coaster Palooza » Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:30 am

^Wes, I am sure I saw you there too. Voyage is a great ride!

^^Thanks for letting me know about the sunglasses. They are friggin' huge!

Here's a link to the PONY World Series Trip Report.

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/vi ... hp?t=28236

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Postby CoasterFanatic » Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:32 am

^^ Yes, Wes! You did see Rick at Holiwood Nights. Catrina and I hung around Rick and Gwen a good bit.

// at least now you know where my avatar is from :)
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Postby Coaster Palooza » Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:41 pm

^I didn't put 2 and 2 together until now. That is one of the tightest fitting rides that I have ever been on. Including the kiddie ride that I sat on sideways from the Washington County Fair!

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Full Trip Link

Postby Coaster Palooza » Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:23 pm

Here is the link to the full trip. Inside has all the events that we did and their links to other threads.

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/vi ... hp?t=28236


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