Jantzen73 Posted September 5, 2015 Share Posted September 5, 2015 (edited) Day 1 - Knoebels Day 2 - Quassy Day 3 - Six Flags New England Day 4 - Lake Compounce Day 5 - Rye Playland Day 6 - Luna Park Finally getting around to sorting through a week's worth of photos... Main goals of the trip were to get to Knoebels for Impulse (and the food - and especially for Phoenix), Boulder Dash, Bizarro, our first RMC and a ride on the legendary Cyclone! We also capped things off with a few nights in NYC for some sightseeing, shopping and of course Scott's Pizza Tour! All in all the trip was a success - kids only missed 2 credits and we had no rain - but the heat was pretty bad in mid-August (as to be expected). These pics won't cover every square inch of the parks - just the stuff that caught my eye when I decided to stop riding and pull the camera out - enjoy! Day 1, Park 1 - Knoebels Amusement Park - Elysburg, PA We were here to check out Impulse, ride The Phoenix and eat great food. Impulse was good, not great we all thought. We had done pretty much everything else at the park last visit so we took a mid-day break at the hotel for a quick dip to cool off. You can buy discounted books of tickets at Weis Markets in the area if you are going on a non ride-all-day day. As expected, had a great time at Knoebels - it's such a great park. Hoping to stop back in the fall - it has to be beautiful with all the foliage. Plus I'm sure a night train ride is even creepier then! There's that twisted mess of metal they call Impulse! Unfortunately for me this was the best part of the ride - the 90 degree lift hill. Restraints were comfy - no complaints there. Even had a booster seat insert for little ones! Leaving the station. I loved the color changing LED's in the station - nice touch. It's a lot of coaster crammed into a small area. Through the corkscrew. Straight down! Wheeee! Hands up! Going down. Neck-snapping fun! Fun first drop - great ride the whole family can enjoy - not extremely thrilling though. Oh yes - we are back at one of the greatest amusement parks around! So many little touches throughout the park - this park really preserves the past. So simple - yet so perfect for the park. Random swan swimming in the creek. One of many, many signs through the park. Love that homemade feeling to everything around the park. Lots of interesting characters with yes - more signs! One sign I don't mind seeing - just one of the best woodies around - hands down - or better yet, hands up! I wish all wooden coasters were as awesome as The Phoenix Filter time. Leave your mark on the bridge if you like. A picnic grove with candy cane supports - only at Knoebels. Our view from inside the Oasis where we had the best chicken meal - amazing food throughout the park.. And that white birch beer! Yum! One fantastic carousel. Didn't get a brass ring though. It still works! Amazing to see the love and care Knoebels has taken. Yes you will see dogs on leashes around the park and on the train, but not in the creek. I think there is a sign every 3 feet. There's another. Love the detail - because they couldn't just say 50 feet. That little creek has caused some big problems over the years. Not today though. A view from the covered bridge. Another view from the covered bridge. Ahhh - We stopped in here a lot. Fying Turns - what an accomplishment for the park. These one of a kind trains are a work of rolling art. Is there a better setting for a classic wooden coaster like Phoenix? Lots to look at as you peruse the park. Even a pretty butterfly arrives on cue. Oh that's pretty much how it feels too. Not for those with weak stomachs. The Flyers! Sails will be whipped today! What else does a ride op need? 1 chair, 2 fans and an internal combustion engine! Best flying scooters around. We're back for more Fascination! I didn't win the2 ball cover-all. More neat stuff - everywhere you look. Decorative signs... Warning signs... Food signs... (My favorite kind) Flood signs... (boooo!) Balloon-headed girl! Downdraft going up. I felt really awkward stopping to snap this pic - but I had too - it's just so Knoebels! Time for a ride on the Giant Wheel. Ferris wheel tire - just because. Great to see the rolling tree-covered hills all around and in the park. Great view of Impulse from here. That's a RollerCoaster Tycoon lift hill for sure. Sun dropping below the tree line. Around we go. Nice view of Downdraft. Time for an even more scenic ride. Crossing the road. Lots's of interesting things tucked up the hillside. Looks like it would be fun to walk down - but not up. Random silver skull impaled on footer bolt. Beautiful evening. It was a hot and hazy August evening. See there really is an amusement park down in those woods! Can you spot Phoenix? Lift hill wheels, lifting. Small but terrifying! The track work of Flying Turns is unbelievable. Like a work of art. Here they come! Why am I about to go into this human hamster wheel?!? A pair of girls counted spinning 82 times as they went around and around... 82 times! Knoebels has a totally different feel at night. That's all from Knoebels - time to get our night train ride and final ride on Phoenix! Balloon race all lit up. Rides really do run faster at night! The new LED package on the Giant Wheel looked great! Downdraft cutting through the night. Swings, swinging. Satellite at night. Edited September 17, 2015 by Jantzen73 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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