Here's some photo's and a quick tr of mine to Centrilla
Well I found out the hard way never visit Hershey on Memorial day weekend. I never thought it would be that busy!
That picture is just a glimpse of the how many people were at the park. It reminded me of the time I lost my car at Epcot the first time I went in 1990. We parked at location 64 and made our way to Chocolate world.
If you didn't know by now they totally re-vamped the whole themeing to the ride with singing cows
Iwish I had better photo's of the tour , but I really don't.
Just imagine parts of the old tour ripped out and replaced by the singing cows. The ending is now a wall of movies every where you look instead of the light up pictures. They also show how they package their products and don't worry about the on-ride photo, it's still there only now a cow takes your picture.
Ok, so after that we get our free sample of Kissables , cruise the gift area and leave. Now outside, we debate about spending any more money here. The answer, No ! We end up next door at Wendy's and Decide our next move. But first more pictures. This would be the closest I would get to any coaster at Hershey.
Plus, here's what's New in 2007
Now with a full belly ,we decided to do some Geo-caching in Centrilla. Now I've passed this place before going to Knoebels on RT 61, but never knew the whole story until this year after the making of Silent Hill . Here is a Web site about the town and what happened. http://www.offroaders.com/album/centralia/centralia.htm
So , if you read the link, you get the Idea. Here are my photo's as well. We entered from the south end of 61.
Walked about a half mile to the good stuff
As you see they try and repave the area but it keeps cracking
The white area in the photo is steaming smoke, if you didn't know what you are looking at.
Another hill side on fire
Me and my 250th cache!
The empty town, with maybe a dozen houses left.
That whole area was pretty cool, but be very careful if you plan on going !
Well since we found the town, and followed signs that took you to Knoebels I decided not to turn back on 81 and stay straight on 54 to 487 to the best Old school park in the world
It seemed just as busy as Hershey
But once inside it was only a two train wait for the Phoenix.
It seemed to be running great especially the double down.
Tom rode everything else by himself and then we took my daughter to the pool to cool off. It was now 9 o'clock so we Grabbed some potato pancakes and Headed for home.
It turned out to be a great day ...One coaster, one cache, and 360 miles later we were home a little after 11.