The park's new owner, FPI MB Entertainment, has said it wanted to make the park more family friendly. The event, which is not open to the public, will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Families visiting the new Freestyle Music Park will be able to choose from four new children's rides -- all named after hit songs -- in a new, 17,000-square-foot kiddie area unveiled Wednesday by the park's new owners.
The new rides include a samba tower, where riders sit in balloon baskets that rise up a central post; a kite flyer, where riders lie down in a pod that spins around and gives a sensation of free flight; a magic bike, where riders control how high their cart goes by how fast they are pedaling; and a convoy ride, where parents and kids sit in little trucks that follow a fixed route.
The rides are being named Get Off My Cloud, Fly Like An Eagle, Wheels In The Sky and Life Is A Highway, respectively. The entire kids area has been dubbed Kids in America.
Any park in the country can be done in 2 to 3 hours when attendance is that low, so if attendance picks up, it will take longer to go through...and perhaps people will feel a little more like they got their days worth
I'm sure that there will be discounts. If they are working with the hotels and advertisers like they say they are, coupons for 5 bucks or so off will grow on trees. Another true price test for me will be the cost of everything inside the park. By the time I got there last year, they had a lot of gift shop stuff on sale, but the stuff that wasn't was overpriced...including some of the food.
Look at it this way, local residents can take advantage of a $75 season pass for 10 and over, and $45 for 10 years and younger. That's half the price it was last year, and on par with what other parks of that size are offering. Parking is free with the pass and it includes discounts on food and gifts.
I'm curious to see what else they've had to change. Hopefully they haven't stripped the place. They were off to a great start with the themes, just needed more rides.
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