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  1. ^Yeah, I rode the one at Lake Winnie thinking it was going to be kinda lame. I was mistaken! That thing scared me more than any drop tower I've EVER been on. Definitely a favorite!

    Thanks for the great TR.


    In California, some of the old Huish family fun centers used to have Rollersplash, an attraction similar to Big Splash. The sleds were the same, but the slide was made of steel rollers. Instead of ending on a runout, you would glide across a pool. These were popular during the 80's and early 90's, but unfortunately there are none in operation here that I know of.


    If I do a Texas trip, I may try to include Joyland.





    Chris "needs a death mouse credit" D

    Hurricane Harbor in Arlington has something that fits your description almost perfectly. However, there are only steel rollers on the dispatch area.

  2. Looks like Teh Diana Beach Hurricane may be saved, unlike Teh Big Dipper. However, how is moving it to another fun center going to be any different from before? I guess the response is that families visiting the zoo or water park may also stop by to ride this. I do recall, though, the credit at Wild Island Fun Center in Nevada. That place, containing a bowling alley, several mini golf courses, and a small water park, could barely make a profit on its kiddie coaster (now at Dixieland). The thing only stayed open for three years, while the rest of the place continued on just fine. How in the world is a zoo supposed to keep up a large coaster like this, while one of the largest fun centers in an area can barely keep up a little coaster? I am surprised Hurricane stayed open in its original location as long as it did.


    If my understanding is correct, Zoo Miami already has higher attendance levels than Boomers! has had in a good while. Keep in mind that the zoo is already a thriving attraction. Also, I think that more people would venture out to ride a thrilling coaster than a kiddie coaster.

  3. Unless there was something mentally wrong with this girl, I'm sure she had the common sense to know what she was doing. And if they did have seatbelts, people would remove them. Okay, I lost my dad when I was 7. I can say firsthand that the loss of an immediate family member can be devastating. Like James said above, they are probably just trying to find a way to soothe their pain. However, I think if they won this case they would look back at it and realize that what they did was wrong.

  4. The Flash Pass line for Le Boomerang is ALMOST as bad as the one for SFOT's Batman! "Go down this maintenance road, then around this corner, then past this backstage area, then up these stairs, then through one of the three rusty doors!"


    Other than that and obvious groundskeeping issues, La Ronde looks like a great park with a decent coaster lineup. Oh, and I love that Vampire even has the same archway entrance as Batman!

  5. Wow, I had NO idea they were renovating their dark ride! I remember it from when I went in 2010 as one of the trippiest things ever. While it was pretty unique, I'm glad they're redoing it. I really like Lake Winnie, it's definitely one of the best smaller parks I've visited.


    By the way, it started raining as soon as I approached the Fly-O-Plane. I was disappointed then. After reading this report and discovering that it may have taken away my manhood forever, I'm glad it closed

  6. Wow! They really did a great job with this ride. Unlike some small parks, it doesn't look like they just plopped it down in that specific location. The landscaping is nice as well. I know that when I visited the park back in 2010, I was very impressed. The only thing that bothered me was lack of shade. Other than that, I loved the park! I hope to see more development around the place in the near future.

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