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Checked into our hotel literally across the street from Six Flags Over Georgia with a nice view of Goliath from our room.

 

Today was a great day at Carowinds. It was actually the most crowded I've ever seen it but still, Fury and Intimidator were 15 minutes or less. Everything else was actually slightly longer (waited 30 minutes for Goldrusher!!!!!) than we're used to but it was still a fun day.

We mostly focused on our favorites since we really only had today at Carowinds thanks to a storm washing us out on Monday night. No Nighthawk, Cobra, Vortex, Etc this trip.

 

Fury is still just amazing. Definitely a top 5 coaster.

Intimidator was way better than I remember it last year. The trims didn't seem as heavy and it's right next to Diamondback, which I adore, in my rankings.

Afterburn is also still really fun. Very smooth and forceful, and I really love the new mist affect in the bottom of the batwing.

 

Construction is moving right along on next year's project. Looked like they were beginning to put in some footers. Whatever it ends up being, I'm sure Mack is gonna knock it out of the park.

 

Operations outside of the big 3 were meh but friendly workers.

We didn't eat outside of Harmony Hall for any of our 3 meals. The selection in there is great and all very very tasty.

 

So all in all, even through it was an abbreviated trip to Carowinds (last year we spent 3 days there) it was a lot of fun. On to Six Flags Over Georgia tomorrow which is a new park for us!

 

Scorecard for the day:

Fury 9x

Intimidator 5x

Afterburn 2x

Carolina Cyclone 1x

Hurler 1x

Drop Tower 1x

Skytower 1x

Carolina Goldrusher 1x

Windseeker 1x

Zephyr 1x

 

Unfortunately the pictures don't want to upload tonight... I guess I'll try tomorrow along with the six flags pictures. Ugh. Technology.

I had a few cool pictures of the storm from monday I was excited to share too. Oh well.

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Six Flags Over Georgia day 1:

We have never been to this park before, but knowing it's one of the original six flags parks, and one of the bigger ones in the chain, we knew it would definitely be a fun park to be at. And we weren't wrong. The rides were fun, the staff was nice, and the park had some of the best landscaping we've ever seen at a Six Flags park.

 

Crowds were super light so we got on everything very easily. Never waiting more than 10 minutes for anything, even twisted cyclone.

 

A lot of rides were breaking down all day but luckily it didn't really affect us too much.

 

Most of the rides were a lot of fun.

Twisted Cyclone reminded me of a very small scale Steel Vengeance. A lot of the same elements but in a very small ride layout. For what it is, it is an amazing ride. I don't know how RMC does it.

 

Goliath has a very interesting layout, but unfortunately we were feeling headaches already and Goliath only added to it. Not that it was rough but there was a noticeable rattle at the bottom of the first couple drops. Again, I think we were overly sensitive since we both had nasty headaches. The last 3 hills through the trees are a lot of fun. Super strong air time there.

 

We had always heard that Georgia Scorcher was the best standup coaster. It delivered. Very smooth throughout and it had a very fun twisty layout.

 

Mindbender was also a lot of fun. Super super smooth classic coaster.

 

Also of note is that while the park opened at 10:30, they opened the gates a little after 10 and let us ride Cyclone and Scorcher early.

 

Scorecard for the day:

Goliath 3x

Twisted Cyclone 7x

Acrophobia 2x

Mine train 1x

DDD 2x

Justice League 2x

Superman 1x

GASM 1x

Blue Hawk (yuck) 1x

Batman 1x

Sky buckets 1x

Bug Bunny on the High Seas 1x

Wonder woman 1x

Joker funhouse coaster 1x

Log Jamboree 1x

Mindbender 1x

Scorcher 2x

Monster Mansion 1x

Six Flags Railroad 1x

 

I'm probably forgetting some flat rides.... We sure got on a lot!

 

No pictures because my phone is being a pain. Hopefully tomorrow with Lake Winnie.

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Could it be? I'm actually adding an update to this thread! Obviously since this trip was 5 months ago already (WOW Time flies!) I won't be able to provide my exact ride counts but otherwise hopefully memory serves me well with Lake Winnie, Dollywood, and my August New England trip so that I'll be able to give you guys a good rundown of each park!

 

Anyways onto Lake Winnie. This was Thursday of our trip after going back to SFOG for a couple hours in the morning for more rides on Twisted Cyclone and Goliath. Unfortunately, our heads were still bothering us and we couldn't fully enjoy Goliath. I fully believe this is one of the best B&M's out there and hopefully someday soon I'll be back to try it out again. I think we were able to get around to pretty much everything in the park again thanks to small crowds. We noticed on our way out of the park in the early afternoon that it was filling up quite a bit. I believe there was a festival of some sort that weekend that was getting started that night.

 

Anywho, a couple hours later and what was probably an unhealthy amount of Advil we arrived at Lake Winnie, relatively headache free.

 

I've known about Lake Winnie for most of my life. I knew they have an older woodie, (for some reason I was thinking 1920s though. I'm confusing my Cannonballs ) some carnival-esque flats, an old log flume and maybe a waterpark? Otherwise though I pictured a small rundown park only a step up from Conneaut. I had no reason at all to think this but for some reason this is what I pictured in my head. The nearly empty gravel parking lot and less than stellar park entrance didn't do much to change this idea, but once inside the gates I realized I was totally wrong about this cute little park in Georgia.

 

No you're not greeted by any mega coasters or anything of that nature, you're greeted by a bright colored park surrounding a beautiful lake and plenty of rides the whole family can enjoy. The first order of business was obviously Cannonball. Up until I got in line I thought this ride was made no later than 1930, so I was slightly disappointed it's from the 1960s. Obviously not the ride or the park's fault but it took away the nostalgia of the ride. But, after a ride on it, I didn't really care about the age anymore. It still has buzz bars and still runs like brand new. Not a whole lot of airtime but enough, especially in the back. We rode this quite a few times including some laps without even getting off right before the park closed.

 

While on Cannonball we noticed that Lake Winnie is also home to a pretty stinkin big waterpark that seemed to be the big draw here. It also looked to be almost brand new. It was nice to see that the park has been getting some money put into it.

 

My idea of Conneaut was completely shot to hell by this point and I was already blown away by the park and its charm, but what could make it even better? No not a Giga-RMC-Intamin-Aquatrax. No not some big sparkly B&M. No, what made this park for me was the 1920s log flume. I love log flumes like mad to begin with and all the nostalgia I missed at Cannonball was in tact and chugging along here at the Boat Chute. This thing is as classic as they get. You load, go through a long, slow, super dark, almost creepy tunnel. Then turn a corner, go up a small, hardly inclined hill and then drop down into the water with a splash the perfect size for a hot summer day in Georgia. God I loved this thing.

 

Now ok, I might be getting a little ridiculous with the Boat Chute but to me it really personified all the great things about Lake Winnie. It quirky, cute, and a ton of fun, just like the whole park is. Obviously don't be making a trip to Lake Winnie on its own. But if you're in the area, make a stop, even just for a couple hours. You won't regret it.

 

So as the park got ready to close and the voice of who I can only imagine to be a late former owner came over the PA and wished us a goodnight and thanked us for coming, we got ready for some more driving and two full days at Dollywood.... and hey, our headaches were gone! Must've been the magic of Lake Winnie. Thanks for reading, and don't be afraid to leave a comment making fun of me for my love for the log flume On to the pictures!

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Of course my dang finger ruins the first picture

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The Lake Winnie

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Our visit was right after the accident on this so it was closed, from my understanding we didn't miss much

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There it is

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Love these drop towers.

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History

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Steep lift for a mouse.

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About the best view of Cannonball you can get

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My favorite pic from the day

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Another favorite

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Nice and new

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Quirky, cute, and awesome. Also of note you can just walk straight into the Lake. All that is stopping you is a little sign and a voice on your shoulder telling you to not be stupid.

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Love these old dark rides

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The next few pictures are from the skyride. I asked the ops beforehand if it was allowed and they looked at me as if to say "why wouldn't it be?"

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SKLOOSH!

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That's all from Lake Winnie. Dollywood next!

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Nice report!

 

You missed out on some of the most intense laterals out there on Wild Lightnin' but the real treats are Cannon Ball, Boat Chute, and their flat ride lineup. Did you happen to ride Conestoga? That magic carpet ride gave some of the craziest sustained air I've experienced considering the very minimalistic restraints.

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Nice report!

 

You missed out on some of the most intense laterals out there on Wild Lightnin' but the real treats are Cannon Ball, Boat Chute, and their flat ride lineup. Did you happen to ride Conestoga? That magic carpet ride gave some of the craziest sustained air I've experienced considering the very minimalistic restraints.

 

Thank you! I did not. I definitely regret not doing so especially after I read your report from Lake Winnie. Hopefully I'll be back sometime soon to try it out.

 

Some great pictures of Lake Winnie. I loved that park when we went last year. Very underrated.

 

Thank you and I absolutely agree. Just goes to show you don't have to be a big park to be awesome.

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Dollywood! We spent the next two full days at Dollywood which would be Friday and Saturday. We figured the crowds would be manageable on Friday but Saturday was likely to be packed because not only was it a Saturday, it was also the first weekend of their summer celebration. Because of this, our plan going in was to do as much as we could Friday and then expect to be waiting in lines most of Saturday, taking our time and enjoying the amazing atmosphere Dollywood provides. This was until we found our how dirt cheap their Timesaver pass is. I believe for the unlimited pass that includes Lightning Rod it was only like $45. Since our home park is Cedar Point, we're used to seeing prices for fastlane well over $100 so this was a huge steal and a crime if we didn't buy it to get the absolute most out of our Dollywood visit. And boy did we.

 

Friday was fairly empty as expected, so we got plenty of rides in on everything, including Lightning Rod which was still running when we were there before shutting down for a couple months. Good timing on our part. Lightning Rod and all other rides were running pretty much the entire time we were there which was nice to see since we've had bad luck with Lightning Rod, Mystery Mine, and Firechaser Express in the past.

 

We had been on Lightning Rod before but it was still opening year and it broke down a lot. This time though it was up and launching with two trains all day, both days. I think our total was something around 20 rides between the two days we were there, thanks in no small part to the Timesaver passes. The ride itself is still just as amazing as when I first rode it. The much talked about "pothole" at the bottom of the first drop was definitely there and noticeable, but when the rest of the ride is as good as it is, it's hard to justify saying that the pothole takes away from the ride experience. That being said though I'm itching to get back down there and ride it in its smoothest state. On Saturday night we got probably 10 rides on Lightning Rod in the dark. This thing is a whole different animal at night since you really can't see a thing so those crazy twists and turns before the bonkers quad-down come out of nowhere, no matter how familiar you might be with the ride. Lightning Rod night rides are right up there with the nighttime experiences rides like The Beast and Voyage provide.

 

Thunderhead is another great ride at Dollywood. I've heard many call Thunderhead rough,and while it absolutely feels like a wooden coaster, it's not rough by any means. For sure one of early GCI's best coasters. Mystery Mine is another ride commonly said to be rough. Again, the ride definitely has some personality, but its far from unridable in my opinion. And that second drop and the inversions following it is one of my favorite elements on any of the coasters I've been on.

 

Wildeagle and Firechaser Express are both totally solid coasters and something that the whole family can enjoy. Wildeagle also has a 50 inch height requirement that allows some younger kids to get a ride on it. Wildeagle to me, is what wingriders should be, a nice smooth ride that is just simply fun. And if you're hellbent on getting good forces out of it, the backseat provides some great whip over the first drop and some of the inversions. My only issue is with the restraints. If the vests didn't lock it wouldn't be a big deal, and I don't notice them on the ride, but while sitting outside the station waiting to get off they become very uncomfortable. Especially on a hot, humid sunny day. Other than that, a great ride. Firechaser is also a great ride. Sure it seems like a glorified family coaster but I think it's fun for everybody and it has great theming too.

 

The true unsung hero of Dollywood is Tennessee Tornado. Yeah, it's a super short ride, but that first drop in the backseat is outstanding. The rest of the ride is extremely forceful and a total blast. Before this trip I had never seen Tennessee Tornado run two trains but the park was so crowded on Saturday that they actually put the second train on for a couple hours in the afternoon. I hope I took a picture because I doubt I'll ever see it again .

 

Outside of the rides, what can I say about Dollywood that hasn't already been said? The park is beautiful, the staff is exceptional at their jobs and super friendly, the food is great, and the park obviously has their eyes towards further expanding their ride lineup with the 2019 addition.

 

After Dollywood we hit Kings Island and then headed home. No Kings Island report since I am there so often but it was another good visit. Leave your comments, look at the pictures, and look forward to the beginning of my New England trip reports! Thanks for reading!

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OH MY GOD IT"S OPEN

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So blank back in June, now a bunch of ride pieces and a lift hill are sitting here

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Very solid addition with amazing views

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Come on it's not that bad

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Wow these are really out of order

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DUCK

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That blasted finger

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God. Bless.

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Thank you dirt cheap timesaver for so many LR rides!

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Dang it... Finger get out of the way

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Thanks for reading!

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Great report!

 

I agree 100% about Lightning Rod at night. It's out of control and there isn't a sliver of light on the backside of the mountain. It was especially magical at Christmas when you crest the quad down and see all the lights below.

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Alright time to start my report from our trip to New England. We took this trip from a Monday night through the following Saturday sometime in early August, I forget which days exactly. The plan was to drive about halfway from our home in Cleveland to Great Escape Monday night after work, drive to Great Escape early Tuesday before driving the rest of our way to our hotel in Springfield, MA about 10-15 minutes away from Six Flags New England. The plan then for Wednesday-Friday was to hit Quassy, Lake Compounce, and Canobie Lake Park in the afternoons before heading back "home" to Six Flags at night. Saturday then was to travel home, hitting Seabreeze in Rochester, NY and Waldameer in Erie, PA (the only park we had been to prior to this trip). It was a lot but we made it work and had a great time.

 

So Monday night I got out of work at around 8pm and we were off for hotel that was actually only about 20 minutes from Darien Lake. Had Darien Lake been officially a Six Flags park at this point we would have stopped since we have passes but it was not to be this year.

 

Tuesday morning we were up early and on our way to The Great Escape. I've always heard that this park is very different from standard Six Flags parks as far as appearance and I couldn't agree more. When looking at their ride lineup it is obvious this is different from your usual Six Flags offerings. No Goliath, or Batman, or Superman. Just a very nice visual park with some mid-sized thrills that make it great for family getaways.

 

Obviously, as coaster enthusiasts, we were here for really one reason only. Comet. I've only ever heard fantastic things about Comet, and given its historical significance, We were eager to try it. Upon entering the park (beautiful entrance might I add) we made a beeline down the very far from standard six flags looking midway towards Comet.

 

Comet is located in a weird part of the park. It is quite literally over the river and through the woods (fitting for the park formerly known as Storytown) to get to the ride as you cross over a river and through the woods that hold part of the waterpark to get to the ride that sits up against the foothills of the Adirondacks. We could see it back there as we passed by the closed bobsled coaster. I had read that that ride almost never operates and was prepared to not ride it, its a shame that we didn't get to ride it but at least it wasn't Comet that was closed.... Uh oh.

 

We finally made it to Comet and while the two trains were on the track, there were no ride ops to be seen. Only a couple mechanics and a sign proclaiming that Comet was currently closed. Well crap.

 

We were happy to see that there were mechanics there working on it so we figured we'd hit the few other credits in the park and come back, expecting it to be open by then.

 

Off we went to their surprisingly well themed ghost town. The buildings actually looked great and the complete lack of anybody in the whole section of the park really drove home the ghost town feel! Jokes aside, the area did look very nice and there were plenty of people there, they were just in the waterpark and standing by Comet hoping for it to open.

 

Canyon Blaster was the first coaster we hit in the park. Nothing special, just a rather short mine train coaster that was really smooth. One of my favorite mine trains.

 

After a ride on the log flume right next door we went back toward the front of the park, catching a ride on Steamin Demon on the way. It's an arrow, it loops, it corkscrews, you get the drill. Moving on....

 

Over to Boomerang, catching rides on the park's drop tower Sasquatch and the Larson loop. After riding the standard boomerang (that had a really really nice looking queue), we went back towards Comet thinking it would surely be open by now. Right? Wrong. Same deal as before. Well at least the mechanics were still there and working. The only issue was it was already getting late. It was probably 3pm at this point and the park closed at 7.

 

We explored the rest of the park grabbing a bite to eat (good beef bowl, above normal six flags quality food) and hitting a few flats. It became obvious that we were out of things to do so around 4:30 we went back to Comet and just sat. Hoping somehow they get the ride open in time to get just one lap before the park closed. We waited...

 

and waited

 

 

and waited

 

 

you get the point.

 

Finally there was life. The mechanics came in from the brake run where they were working and went to the station. We heard a buzzer and the lift started up. Off it went, empty, but there was life. A couple test runs later a very nice mechanic came out to tell us and the few other people who had also gathered that they just had to wait for the ride crew to show up and do their daily tests and the ride would open. I applaud that mechanic for his honesty with us, otherwise if we saw them leaving we would've probably followed suit and gotten a head start on our drive to Springfield. Finally about 5:10 the crew got there, did their tests and we were ready to roll.

 

We were alerted by the op who opened the gate for us that the even though the park closed at 7, Comet would close at 6 for a private event. No matter. It seemed we had nearly an hour almost to ourselves anyways so into the front seat we went thanks to being first in line. Seatbelts buckled and lapbars pulled down, it seemed we were only seconds away from finally riding right?!?!? Wrong again.

 

As the ride ops finished checking the seats, there was a phone call. There was lightning in the area and obviously, Comet couldn't operate. We exited as if we had actually ridden but actually all we had done was sat in the seat. We went back to our spot at the closed again entrance. The skies got darker and darker, although it never rained and we only heard a couple rumbles of thunder. At about 5:45 we heard another phone call and Comet was open, for real this time!

 

Front seat again, lapbars checked, "all clear" and off we went. There was no stopping us now. Up the extremely fast lifthill we went and through the outstanding, smooth, airtime filled ride and into the brakes. An outstanding ride for sure. It feels like a classic, without compromising modern smoothness. Airtime all over the place. 10/10 for sure. We had just enough time for another lap, this time in the back. I preferred the front but the back was great as well. Bottom line, we got on Comet.

 

We still had an hour to kill so we hit Canyon Blaster and Sasquatch one more time each, shopped a little bit and went on our way.

 

I must commend Great Escape for staying true to their family park roots, even though they are owned by one of the largest amusement park corporations in the world. The park looks absolutely stunning. No, its not Busch Gardens level but for a small, forgotten Six Flags park it is wonderful and really charming.

 

It is unfortunate that we only got two laps on Comet, but the ride was amazing and the park was good enough that I can totally see myself making a return trip in the future. If you're in the area, stopping in for a few hours is well worth it.

 

After what ended up being a great day, we went on our way to Springfield so we could get some sleep before going to Canobie Lake Park the next day, the sleeper hit of the trip.

 

Thank you for reading, enjoy the pictures and please comment! I love reading and replying to your comments!

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View from the parking lot

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Over the bridge we go. This would be a theme at both six flags parks this trip

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Steamin Demon welcomes you

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Finally at the entrance

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Are we sure this is a Six Flags?

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Cute mainstreet

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It's a boomerang

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New ride for 2018... Fun little ride

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Not a surprise... looked fun though

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Deserved

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Still closed...

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Fun little ride as well

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But Comet :(

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Still waiting...

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Yay a credit!

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Ghost town

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And another arrow

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Log flume station

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skloosh

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More arrow

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Always love S&S towers

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This was my first Larson loop. Surprisingly fun! Much better than the carnival versions.

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A boomerang not named boomerang.

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Back to Comet... It's still closed

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Finally!!!! Wait first a brief delay for lightning

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Goodbye Comet. I'll be back some day.

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Another ride on Steamin Demon can't hurt right?

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It hurt.

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That's all from Great Escape!

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Great pictures! Great Escape is really a little gem of a park. I agree with your assessment.

 

David

 

Thank you! I like to think I take decent pics.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks good of this park.

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Great report!

 

I'm glad you made it on Comet. I actually prefer it in the back, but it's a very good ride in any seat. I can't imagine going to Great Escape and having that down.

 

Yeah it was a long day waiting/hoping it would open. It's a great little park but there's just not a lot to do without Comet

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I honestly prefer the water park side. There aren't many parks I can say that about.

 

I wonder if that private event was to your advantage in them trying so hard to get Comet reopen at the end of the day.

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I honestly prefer the water park side. There aren't many parks I can say that about.

 

I wonder if that private event was to your advantage in them trying so hard to get Comet reopen at the end of the day.

 

We were kinda thinking that as well, considering it was only open to the public for like 15 minutes all day.

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Fair warning, this is a long one.

 

After a fairly late night driving to Springfield from Great Escape with food stops on the way, we were excited to finally get some sleep ahead of what was sure to be another long day with a 2 hour drive to Canobie Lake Park and a 2 hour drive back to the hotel later that night. We also had originally planned on leaving Canobie early enough that we could get a couple hours in at SFNE that night. Long story short, we liked Canobie a lot more than we expected and spent a maximum amount of time there.

 

Canobie was always a park I was interested in. I knew it was an old park with a 1920s coaster which was the primary draw but I had also heard on here many times that Canobie is actually one of the nicest all around parks in the eastern US, or even the whole country. I found that to be a little hard to believe but went in with fairly high expectations anyways.

 

Upon pulling into the rather large (for a small park) parking lot I could see Cannonball already. Standing tall by the entrance. Then came the entrance itself which looks as if it could be the entrance to a major regional park. Very modern looking with a big park feel. It looked great but slightly worried me that Canobie would try too hard to feel like a regional park and lose their classic park charm in the process.

 

Those worries would soon be eliminated by taking our first steps into the park. Just on the way over to Cannonball we could see Canobie has done a great job keeping their classic buildings looking classic, with some modern and classic flat rides mixed in and out.

 

Then there was Cannonball. You can tell the station is still the original one from the 1920s or at least very similar to it. It was also beautifully landscaped with a water feature in front of it. We got in line and only waited about 20 minutes despite 1 train ops thanks to a great crew. Something I noticed was that the ops here do the standard "welcome back riders, how was your ride?" and hype up spiel that I'm not really used to seeing at smaller parks like Canobie. It's a small thing that makes the park feel like a bigger park when compared to other small parks and adds to the experience.

 

The ride itself was great. Runs like brand new even though its almost 100 years old with plenty of speed and airtime throughout. 10/10 from me.

 

Moving on we got a ride on Untamed, the park's Eurofighter. The area around Untamed looks great and modern. Another bit of big park feel. I should mention that I don't think looking modern is something that small parks don't do. Plenty of them do have modern features but Canobie does it in such a way that it feels as if a major chain company did it, and it looks great.

 

Untamed itself is fairly good for a standard Eurofighter with OTSRs with not as much headbanging as I expected. The supports painted to look like tree trunks is the icing on the cake for me.

 

Moving on we hit the part of the park that made me absolutely fall in love with Canobie. In between Untamed and the lake is a few flat rides, gardens and a picnic grove that runs down to the lake. This part of the park that includes rides like a caterpillar and an old fashion sky ride feels like the perfect step back in time. Standing in line for the caterpillar and looking over at families having a great time in the picnic groves and then looking at the lake with a few boaters here and there made me feel like I had stepped back in time to the golden age of amusement parks. Being 18 years old at the time of this trip I had never experienced a park that had that type of feel to it. I had only heard about it from my Grandma who frequented Cleveland Ohio's Euclid Beach and a few VHS tapes of other long forgotten Cleveland amusement parks. Thanks to Canobie Lake Park I felt like I had truly stepped back in time to an amusement park my Grandma would've visited and I will always love Canobie for keeping this part of the park the way it was (for the most part) back in the 1920s and 30s.

 

(Feel free to skip this part if you don't care about a little sidebar further explaining my love for this section of Canobie Lake Park in particular)

 

At the time of our trip my above mentioned Grandmother had been sliding downhill with dementia, and the affects of a stoke she had had a few years ago that didn't affect her physically but hit her hard mentally, pretty quickly. We knew it was only a matter of months before she was riding roller coasters in the sky. She passed away in late November, only about 3.5 months after our visit. Her and I were very close and she is the one who got my mom hooked on amusement parks who then got me hooked on amusement parks. Unfortunately by the time I was old enough to ride roller coasters, her riding days had passed. So, being able to experience a park like Canobie that has a section of the park that my grandma could appreciate because of its similarity to parks she grew up with was super special to me. By that stage in her life she mostly just slept, and if she was awake she certainly didn't know who I was or what I was saying to her. So telling her about Canobie Lake Park was pointless. That being said, if she was healthy enough to have a conversation about Canobie Lake Park, I'm sure she would've really really enjoyed hearing about it and looking at pictures.

 

So I really really thank Canobie Lake Park for keeping this area of the park as classic as it can be so that I could, in a way, share an amusement park experience with my Grandma. I have only visited parks in the US, and none of them had this quality that Canobie does. Again, thank you Canobie.

 

Back to your regularly scheduled trip report

 

After a nice walk that takes you in front of the lake and a ballroom, you run into the Boston Harbor section of the park. This is another part that makes you feel like you could be at a major park. I mean what small park has a giant shoot the chutes ride with some pretty decent theming all around it? On the surface it seems like the transition between the section of the park containing the caterpillar and Boston Harbor would be pretty awkward, but Canobie executes it perfectly.

 

Moving on from there you have more flat rides, new and old and the Canobie Corkscrew coaster. Canobie Corkscrew isn't much to write home about being a simple Arrow corkscrew coaster but, Canobie is a good home for this coaster.

 

You then enter the western themed section of the park which includes one of the better log flumes I've ever been on and a quirky dark ride that needs to be ridden to fully believe. It's a trip

 

While eating at the pasta place overlooking the lake (really good by the way) we realized how much we were enjoying Canobie, and decided Six Flags could wait another day. Unfortunately our day at Canobie was cut a little short anyways thanks to a pretty large thunderstorm, but it was still really cool to watch the storm roll in while sitting on a bench right on the lake. The rain started, and thus ended our amazing day at what is now one of my favorite amusement parks. I can't wait to get back, whenever that may be. Hopefully very soon.

 

On to some pictures.... Fair warning, I took a lot. I'll try to cut it down some.

Hope you enjoyed reading. Drop some comments below and look forward to the next installment which will be our day hitting Quassy, Lake Compounce, and SFNE.

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Love the entrance

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Cannonball from the parking lot

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Thanks Canobie Coaster for serving as some inspiration for this pic lol

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... and this one

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S&S double shots are always fun. This one is no exception

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Untamed!

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Loops on these rides are always fun

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Yesssssss

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Classic

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SKLOOSH

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SKLOOSH part 2

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History!

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Weird and fun

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We're on a log flume...

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Cool!

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Beauty

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Smaller skloosh

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Roller Coaster Tycoon?

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More Untamed pictures because its photogenic

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Love this shot. Shows the charm

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More Untamed... Sorry

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Here comes the storm

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Wow... Time to book it.

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Of course not without a few pictures on the way out

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Cannonball's station looks amazing at night

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That's all the pictures. Hope you enjoyed. Till next time!

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Great report of my home park! You can probably guess from my user name that I like the place quite a bit.

 

Even though it has been there for almost a decade at this point, I still call it the "new" entrance. The older entrance was considerably smaller and the first thing you'd encounter in the park was a swimming pool. I definitely prefer the new one.

 

Canobie is such a pleasant park to visit. It has that old time amusement park atmosphere and any of the newer rides seem to have some theming and special touches to make it stand out. Plus there's the super friendly staff that you mentioned. Rarely do I ever run into an employee there that isn't smiling.

 

And Mine of Lost Souls. Yeah it's an adventure.

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^I was looking forward to your comment considering your username I'm glad I did the park justice. Even though Cedar Point is my home park, I'm very very very slightly jealous that you have Canobie so close by

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