Photo TR: Rye Playland

and some pics from Adam and Ellen's wedding
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Photo TR: Rye Playland

Postby DerekRx » Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:56 pm

Over the weekend I found myself in Connecticut at the wedding of Adam and Ellen, who are now on their honeymoon in Orlando! The wedding was amazing, with a lot of fun at the reception. Since Ellen grew up at Rye Playland and their first "coaster date" was there, they decided to go back after the reception for some pictures. And, since Sunday was a free day for us, a few of us stragglers decided to hit Rye Playland again before heading home.
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Just a few quick shots of the wedding, like this one outside the church as Mr and Mrs Revesz
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Obligatory photo spot with pretty nature
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Another one
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Something the ACErs will enjoy, CAKE!
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Finally at Rye Ellen gets to pick her favorite horse for pictures (and Playland even let the wedding party and friends ride for free!)
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The happy couple enjoys their first carousel ride together as husband and wife
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Mr and Mrs Hard to pronounce last name on their first coaster ride, Dragon, as a bunch of married fools
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No trip to Rye would be complete without riding some of their awesome darkrides, like Flying Witch
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Or Zombie Castle!
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The following morning it was back to Rye for some daytime rides, and credits!
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Like Super Flight, a Zamperla Volare, hooray!
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Heath and Kim brace on the Rat Cage of Doom
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How convenient that Super Flight is right next to First Aid!
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They don't do construction tours, but these two cannot pass up a kiddie coaster!
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Loads of fun on the Family Flyer
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Dragon Coaster, not too extreme, but loads of fun, and pleasantly smooth
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One of the few coasters I don't mind the Morgan trains on
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Probably the best Whip around
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There hasn't been a picture of me AT ALL in this thread so far. Gotta change that! Happy now, Joe?
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Walt and Todd prepare for lots of whipping (they probably deserve it too!)
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The outside of Zombie Castle, one of the park's 3 cool darkrides
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A Zamperla mouse with cute tails on the cars
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Flying Witch, a multi-level darkride with lots of classic gags and great sound
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The Dragon Coaster from afar. The tunnel looks great!
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The House of Mirrors offered no challenge at all, as there was only 1 path with no dead ends
All clear....

Dispatch, enjoy your ride.

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Postby HCOSurfer90 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:04 pm

Looks like you had fun, I love the Dragon, it's surprisingly smooth and has great airtime on the first drop in the back seat. I also love the view. As for Superflight, that things just pure evil.

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Postby DerekRx » Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:05 pm

More pics:
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One of only 3 derby racers left in the world, this one is definitely the fastest
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And offers great amusement as the ride ops jump onto and off of the moving ride. Look at the way he leans to keep from flying off!
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The Dudes of Hazard Git R Done!
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Kim enjoys her ride, but Heath is busy thinking about either beer or the Old Mill
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Which sadly was closed for Heath :(
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Although fairly new, these bumper cars are pretty speedy and fun
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The log flume was supposed to get us damp, maybe
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Well after this splash by Long Island Sound...
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...Todd and the Future Mrs don't look too dry
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And we didn't fair too well either, but at least it wasn't a Liseberg incident
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The Double Shot was pretty strong
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And around 2:30 the Old Mill opened
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Sally redid this one, 100000000% better than that craptastic Garfield's Nightmare at Kennywood
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Apparently there was a problem with the water level, so right after Walt and Todd got off, they had to shut off the water again (Maybe Todd peed in it)
All clear....

Dispatch, enjoy your ride.

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Postby Shockwave » Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:14 pm

Rye Playland looks like a nice little park. Makes me think of Southport (or what could have been) with its mix of classics and newish stuff, and the carousel looks a lot like Blackpool's one sat next to Valhalla.

I take it that you or Nicole didn't need another Womb Raider ride then! ;;)

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Postby Canobie Fan » Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:29 pm

I <3 Rye Playland. Its such a nice small park.
Makes me think of Southport

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Postby Rugged One » Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:34 pm

You can officially thank Kim and I for leaving at at 2:10 and allowing the Olde Mill to open at 2:30. Just like we said.::roll::

Great pics of the wedding. I'm not normally a wedding guy but this one was a blast. I'm really glad we all got to hang at Playland with Adam and Ellen afterwards. That was cool.8)
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Postby Meteornotes » Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:17 pm

Yay for pictures of Derek. And Nicole. That park actually looks like a cool place that I'll have to visit some time.

And congrats to Adam & Ellen!

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Postby disneyfan1313 » Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:28 pm

Awesome trip report! I really enjoyed Rye Playland as well - I just wish I had more time than the two hours I did there. The old mill is seriously the longest dark ride ever. Perhaps its just the random periods of pitch black but it seemed to take forever!

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Postby vjgx » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:08 pm

Great TR!

First off, the Dragon Coaster was my first ever not-a-Dragon-Wagon-or-Jaguar-at-Knotts coaster, and I still love it today. Much much smoother than Ghostrider, which is, ironically, 70 years newer than it.

Oh, and yeah... that first aid is a great idea next to Superflight. I was already worried about headbanging when I first saw it -- seeing that first aid made me fear for my life... :omg: Luckily, there was CUSHIONING on the head area, so I didn't get a concussion! :b

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Postby Sue » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:11 pm

What happened to the plans of going to Lake Compounce? Didn't you want to get beat up by BD? It seems you got more than enough of that with Super Flight being open. :)

I didn't realize Adam and Ellen were going to ride so much at Rye. Unfortunately, we had to bow out early since we were driving home that night.

Great pics, Derek!

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