Another brief trip report in honor of my first "summer" weekend at my folks place in Wildwood now that some of Morey's has opened for the season. Got into town late Friday night and sat up with Mom to catch up then a much needed late night soak in their hot tub before turning in.
My folks and I got up and out on Saturday by noon to stroll down to and along the boardwalk (and hopefully get a few rides in!). This weekend was the annual Classic Car Show, which is mostly what I got pictures of so I won't post those here (but I posted them all on my FB page here
if you want to check them out). As far as rides, the weather was very overcast with short periods of drizzle - with the humidity this felt great, but for some reason had me in a don't-feel-like-riding type of mood.
Their classic hybrid woodie, The Great White, was still closed for a few weeks so I was sorta bummed about that but even in my mellow mood couldn't resist hopping on the Sea Serpent (boomerang) and Great Noreaster (SLC) for a solo spin on each. I hadn't ridden either of these since last summer and the 3 trips I've taken to GAdv since then proved to me that you guys are right and that these old Vekomas just aren't all that great. I have such nostalgia for these coasters, having ridden them both hundreds of times, but I definitely got punched in the side of the head on the boomerang quite a bit. I can boast that both were total walk-ons, mid afternoon with a fairly busy boardwalk thanks to the car show. I did the front on the boomerang, and the back on the SLC. The drop on the SLC is still so great. The rest of the ride, eh. Riding these just made me want to go back to GAdv on some smooth B&Ms.
No complaints about lines (none) and operations (smooth and fast). I had planned on hitting up some of the kiddie coasters, just for the hell of it, but was worn out from walking so much so we stopped for some pizza (Macks - best there is!) and took a free Tram Car ride (silly forgetful ticket collectors) and headed to my folks corner bar for drinks and then dinner.
The first "summer" visit of the year is always nice as my folks live in Wildwood year round so I visit quite a bit off season when it turns into a nice little quiet "small" town for a few months (see my post above ^^^ when I visited during Xmas). But to see the tourism machine crank back into action is fun and gives me that occasionally needed reminder of me why I love Wildwood so so much. Now for a few photos.