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Yesterday (Saturday July 24th, 2010) me and my dad made our way out to Delgrosso's Amusement Park and Lakemont Park for the first time ever. The weather was insanely hot; "surface of the sun" hot. The crowds were pretty light as in the most I waited for anything was about 10 minutes for the Crazy Mouse at Delgrosso's. Both parks are pretty fun in their own special way and both more than lived up to my expectations. They both had a very nice atmosphere I thought. More shade would have been nice - but I only noticed that because of the freakishly hot weather.

 

The coasters were by and large not terribly noteworthy; a reverchon spinning mouse, a wacky worm, a chance toboggan... But Skyliner and Leap the Dips both ended up being a great time. Leap the Dips was actually far more exciting than I anticipted, a couple of the dips were pretty intense! Skyliner had great airtime in the back car, as well. Some of the non coaster rides deserve a shout out. Particularly the Sky Diver at Lakemont and the Space Odyssey at Delgrosso's. Sky Diver is absolutely insane... One of my favorite flats ever. Space Odyssey was bizarre... Rocking out to Thunderstruck blaring out of some pevey amps while strobe lights and disco balls flash was an entertaining experience for certain. Now, on to some pictures!

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Welcome to Delgrosso's - here I am in front of the sign.

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Plenty of interesting flat rides to choose from.

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Looking down a path.

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Just a couple of Delgrosso's numerous top notch food eating options.

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Ah, the primary reason we are here, the spinning mouse.

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As this photo shows, the park is smack dab in the middle of some of PA's finest mountain views. Really very beautiful area.

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Lifting.

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Spinning.

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Looking down another path; I really enjoyed the drop tower. The views from up there were incredible.

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Dropping.

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Paratrooper, another fine flat ride found at Delgrosso's.

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Beyond a doubt the smallest Merry Go Round I have ever seen.

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Yep, I rode the wacky worm.

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One more "looking down a path at a couple rides and people" picture before we head to Lakemont. Those pictures coming shortly.

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Lakemont was a nice little park. The employees were very nice and doing a good job. The park was almost completely empty and it wasn't uncommon for the rides to not only not have any line but even sit deserted for long periods of time waiting for patrons to come try them. The ride all day wrist band was an incredible value at just less than $10, I had no qualms with the extra fee to ride Leap the Dips as well.

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We parked in a parking garage overlooking this lovely roller coaster,

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The main reason we are here, the oldest roller coaster still in operation.

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A look out of the station.

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Death machine. Worst rides ever made, ever.

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Leap the Dips is filled with turns, leaps, and the occasional dip.

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Skyliner, a nice medium-ish sized woodie.

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As you can see, the crowds were light.

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In the front row you are now experiencing great airtime, in the back you just experienced some great airtime. Everyone wins on Skyliner.

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Going down.

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Pretty cool signage.

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Looking down a path at Lakemont.

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Death machine and Leap the Dips seen from a safe distance.

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Effing insane!!!

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Much of the park is nice little picnic areas such as this. Tons of family reunions on the day we went.

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We rode the train, it was nice.

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Skyliner's awesome first drop.

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Skyliner's "aight" first turnaround.

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A look at the choo-choo and its station.

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A look back at the "dips" part.

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Thanks to Delgrosso's, Lakemont, and this lovely part of PA for a great day!

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...Forgot to throw this in earlier - a look at Leap the Dips station and operator.

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I wonder what is taking them so long?

 

The last I had heard, was that they were sandblasting and repainting all the track pieces, but that was a year of two ago. Not sure where they are going to put the coaster, but my guess would be behind the round up and trabant rides.

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Excellent trip report of two smaller parks that don't really get that much attention. A couple of years ago, my family and I almost made a trip that would have hit these two parks on the way to Kennywood, but we opted to drive towards Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion instead.

 

Last I remember the park was having problems finding a location for the ride. Also, they need to weld the pieces together again when they do construct the ride since I remember seeing that the Revolution wasn't bolted together when it was constructed at Libertyland.

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I wonder what is taking them so long?

 

The last I had heard, was that they were sandblasting and repainting all the track pieces, but that was a year of two ago. Not sure where they are going to put the coaster, but my guess would be behind the round up and trabant rides.

 

It is taking them so long because there are no plans of putting the ride up at all. It is merely in storage, and from what I know, the only refurbishment work that has been done is to increase the value for a potential sale. The footprint of the ride is too large for any section of the park that they considered putting it in.

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Excellent TR did you see the construction at Lakemont behind The Monster thrill ride?

The only construction I recall seeing off the top of my head was what looked like a spinning flat being taken apart/put together on the end of the park sort of by the Sky Diver, according to a sign it was to be replaced. Wish I got a picture of that now in hindsight.

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Excellent TR did you see the construction at Lakemont behind The Monster thrill ride?

The only construction I recall seeing off the top of my head was what looked like a spinning flat being taken apart/put together on the end of the park sort of by the Sky Diver, according to a sign it was to be replaced. Wish I got a picture of that now in hindsight.

 

Yea I saw construction near sky diver near the spinning falt ride was there were parts of a himilaya and a kiddie jeep attraction where the old wild mouse was.

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