The Holy Trinity Of Wooden Coasters. Each in its own right would be a headliner at any other park. But to have them all in one small town park in Indiana? Wow!
I have been anxiously awaiting your review of the Voyage, Robert, and I am relieved you loved it as much as I did. Honestly, that beast ruined other, lesser wooden coasters for me, like the Timber Wolf, The Boss, and Screamin' Eagle. It is just difficult to accept anything less after you have ridden the best!
By the way, when you drove through Kansas, did you end up stopping at Local Burger? If so, how did you like it?
I have a request for your next stop on the road trip, King's Island: in addition to riding Diamondback, please make sure you take a ride on Flight of Fear and let me know how you think it compares to Rock 'n' Roller coaster at DHS.
Regardless, yesterday's weather was quite uncharacteristic for the Midwest in mid-July, overcast and chilly. We saw quite a few folks at Pilgrims Plunge, who'd come over from the water park and were shivering the whole time. So I think we made the right choice for yesterday, given our time constraint, to skip the water park.
James, I'll be writing about Local Burger, as well as a few other locally-owned establishments, in a post later this week.
Also, congrats on making it on the gobbler getaway. It was shut down off and on for most of the day.
The weather issue is especially felt at HW, since this is a park people plan to go to, as opposed to visit on a whim 'cause it is so close. A cool day really pushes people from the water park into the theme park. At other parks with large local fan bases, a cool day would simply keep people at home.
BTW, John, *great* line about the back seat. I was in the next-to-last, and felt like I was floating for much of the ride.
BTW, check out LaRosa Pizza at Kings Island. Good Stuff.
It is ALMOST as good in the rain. (I'm recommending sunglasses for that one.)
Too bad your couldn't get to go to SFGA and come and see your alma mater!
I'm nowhere near a European itinerary, but the parks I'd most want to see at this point would include Disneyland Paris, Efteling, Gardaland and Port Aventura.
Definitely would love to ride those coasters, but I just cannot justify driving out of the way and paying for admission for only three great coasters and some midway rides. Pilgrims Plunge would be fun, but what is really worthwhile beyond that?
I'd love to hear your review of my home park, Canada's Wonderland. Please do consider it for your northern trip.