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