So on March 13th I was on Spring break and decided to go to IOA.
When I got there I realized it was terribly crowded compared to what someone who went the day before said. It turns out that day was St.Patties!
What I thought about the rides..
Incredible Hulk: I really wasn't expecting much from this ride but it was great! the thing that did it for me was the great launch! It's much more exhilarating than I expected, the first few elements were great also... but after the MCBR it was just kinda mehhh. [7/10]
Ice Dragon: Well I was kind of bummed with this one... I expected much more from it (which doesn't mean i didn't love it!). I know its not Fire (which I sadly did not get to ride!)but it was not as intense as the other B&M inverts I had ridden. But don't get me wrong I did love the near misses and the lovely zero g roll! [8/10]
Jurassic Park River Adventure: It was the first ride I went on and boy did it give me a great impression of the the park! The themeing was great and actually ducked on the surprise when you crest the top of the drop.
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man: This has to be one of the best rides it has been my pleasure so sit my butt on! I had low expectations for this ride and though...It's just some stupid 3D movie thing. But boy was I wrong! This ride is very fast paced and you even get dizzy from some of the crazy movement. I loved how you feel so close to the action as well as the water and fire effects! [9/10]
Doctor Doom's Fearfall: This ride was well... not that great! I liked the launch and the pop of air time at the top of the tower, but it just isn't as thrilling as some of the other drop/launch rides out there [4/10]
Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges: This is one crazy rapids ride! It has some very unique section and you get totally soaked! This ride is a bit more fast-paced than some of the other rapids and I loved one of the drops (its really hard to describe but it was awesome!) [7/10]
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls: This is a very unique log ride! It is very long and has some nice themeing. I likes the coaster section and the first drop looks spectacular! Oh yea... you get soaked on this too! [6/10]
Now onto the Pictures!
(Tell me if you want a higher resolution version of one of the photos)
At this point I had no idea of the majestic wonders beyond this sign...
Yeah ... It was pretty darn crowded!
Hello there magical fortune cookie
He is drooling.... why... I have no idea
Hello there Hulky!
Up skirt shot of hulks lift
This is not an acceptable amount of wetness!
One of the most disorientating drops ever! probably because you get whacked in the face with water so much!
IOA is not a tree huger friendly park!
Oh the joy!
It's so hard to get pictures of this ride!
As I said before... impossible to find a good spot for pictures with this stupid construction
hulk is good
I see you hiding !
I love this photo!
Would you shut up already fortune cookie!
good bye IOA your one great park!
interesting shot... (these next two are taken from my I Phone)
I really like this pic of DD. Thank you for sharing your day with us. It did seem rather crowded! I was there last July, and it was really packed as well. This park is fun though. To me, still worth the waits. I totally cannot wait for the construction to finish, and for there to be more to love at this park!
Coaster Count - OMG...I completely lost count... How do you all do it? Man, I really need to update my Photo TR from last year!! >:O 2012 - SoCal and everything I can cram into the week! 2013 - Back to Orlando!
^If you go to Pteranodon Flyers first thing, you won't be denied. A couple trips ago I was able to ride The Hulk twice, Spiderman once, and still made it over to the ride without any problems. They just try and discourage adults when the line gets longer, but they won't deny you like the Taxi Jam kiddie coasters at the CF parks. It's actually a fun little ride even if it's too short.
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