I noticed Adventureland was open last Wednesday, which I thought was odd, so I drove down hoping for light crowds and lots of Turbulence rides. It was my first visit to the park. Unfortunately, I failed to realize schools were out for the day, so the park was quite busy. Traffic, however, was not bad at all.
Neither the Ferris Wheel nor dark ride were open to single riders. The log flume was closed until mid-afternoon, and the family coaster had too long of a line to be worth the wait. Otherwise, I got in all the adult rides. Their Huss Frisbee runs a long, intense program. Actually, all the flats had very generous cycles.
Turbulence is a blast. I enjoyed it so much more than anticipated. The first drop and the first hill afterwards are especially awesome, but the whole course really keeps you smiling. It didn't even feel "too short" even though it is actually over quite quickly.
I'm at Adventureland!
A nice little nook to relax and recharge (your phone and yourself).
Really nice scale Eiffel was a drive-thru for the Antique Cars.
Turbulence signs #1 & #2
Turbulence signs #3 & #4.
This was the best element on the ride. You don't get anything like this on a Maurer or Gerstlauer spinner, both of which this ride outclasses.
It looks to me like Huss intended those boobies to be fully on display.
According to the train conductor, this opened up later in the afternoon, but I had to get on the road by then.
Cool flume vehicles.
There are a few spots of very nice landscaping.
Pretty footer facades and safety caps for the bolts.
I got in two rides, as the wait was over 40min by 1:00. Back row was my preference.
Unusual bolts and nuts look more like rebar than standard threads.
It is apparently designed such that evenly loaded cars spin the most. Cannot confirm or deny this.
I think the round cars looks really neat going through the course. Like huge M&M's on a coaster lol.
Arcade was immaculate.
Crowds were out in force, weather was absolutely perfect, low 80's.
I always try to grab a ride on any park's train.
Tons of funny statues and details along the route, making for a very entertaining ride.
Their "Dinosaurs Alive"...
I did not.
Pepper and tomato plants were growing. No picking the veggies!
You could get up close and very personal with the track in one section.
Family coaster looked like it was worth a spin, but not with the line onto the midway.
This was pulling into the park as I left.
My main objective for the day was actually to pick up some new furniture from Ikea Paramus, where I spotted this awesome clock display. I <3 IKEA.
Geauga Dog wrote:Thanks for the TR. Turbulence seems to be the forgotten new ride of 2015 and it looks like a great ride for its size. I really like the logo.
It's a fun ride for Adventureland (better than the SBF Visa spinners), but no reason for it to be mentioned in the same breathe as new coasters at other parks. Especially since so many spinners were added this year.
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