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