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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Lake Winnie Photo TR

Postby chadster » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:51 pm

After probably the single most epic Bash to date at Six Flags over Georgia, it was off crediting running. This adventure takes me to one of my now favorite small parks, Lake Winnie!. Don't sell this park short, plan to stay for around four hours and experience all the lake has to offer from paddle boats and miniature golf, to a wacky factory, and a wacky worm.

Classic in every since, this park offers a relaxing atmosphere, reasonably priced food and beverage, and fun. One note, if you get to the park at opening, head for the original splash boats, waiting around until later in the day will have you waiting to ride. And hey, even Dan might approve, you really don't get wet!

So get ready for a refreshing report from Lake Winnie!
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Thank you, I plan on it!

(Thought I would pick up a park map for Larry's Index, this is the best I could do)
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Hopefully crossing the tracks doesn't lead me to the 'wrong' side.
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Thankfully it landed me on the good side of the park, where, if you rub the Genie, he will take you for a spin.
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Dumbo erhm, Jumbo! Hey, did they steal the original from the MK @ WDW? Probably not, because that would be wrong.
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I love the theme!
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Such a great setting to relax and spend the day.
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Noted.
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I suppose since you can't swim, licking a frozen banana will help cool you off.
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I'll pass on the banana, but I will check out the wacky factory
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This would be the ride vehicle. Not the actual one that I would get in, but close.
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Trippy!
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The room is spinning! Is this the 70's all over again?
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Moving on. Kinda hidden, but I found it!
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Awesome! Horses running in circles are always a good bet.
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This is my "Not another wacky worm" look.
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Noted! If its brown, flush it down.
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Caddy Shack!
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How about a real coaster, well, as real as it gets, for now.
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Nerd Shot!
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Mice are Mice, but this one is a Mean Mice.
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Om nom nom nom nom
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Do the wave, do the Big Splash wave.
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And here we are at CANNON BALL!!!!!! Otherwise known as their best coaster.
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Lift hill porn.
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And we're back. CB isn't an intense ride, but its fun. Not rough and well maintained.
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OMFG! These are sooo rare, tons of fun!
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Yeee haaaaaaaaa!
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I thought train station when I saw the bumper cars
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No seat belts, no restraint checking = one helluva ride!
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Not intense at all.
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How about a ride across the lake? Yes? Ok.
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Lake.
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Boats.
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Chute.
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Splash.
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Park.
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Ride Over.
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Robb and Jake would be in heaven.
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Finally today we take a ride on a Matterhorn with some sleigh cars!
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Smurf!
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Texting!
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So there you have it. You are not an enthusiast if you don't like Lake Winnie. So go to Lake Winnie, have fun, be cool, be an authentic enthusiast.

Until my next adventure, peace! Oh and post comments...please and thank you.
Last edited by chadster on Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:20 pm.

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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Lake Winnie!

Postby larrygator » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:19 pm

Sorry to hear of the toned down Orbiter, I thought it was intense a few years ago when I rode it.
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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Lake Winnie!

Postby cfc » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:15 am

I didn't know that Lake winnie had rehabbed their dark ride as "Wacky Factory." I hope it's better than the old dark ride that used to be there (it was the only bummer about the park when I visited last year).
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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Lake Winnie!

Postby chadster » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:39 am

^^ I don't know that it ever really hit full steam, it was fun, and fast, just not as intense as some of the carnival ones I've been on. Perhaps too many reverse of fortunes were occuring.

^I was looking on billtracy.net and saw a castle theme, I am guessing it had been that way since it opened? (well, until now that is) The Wacky Factory overall still had a very Bill Tracy feel. I couldn't tell you what was new and what wasn't since it was my first time but my untrained eye suggested there were several newer tricks incorporated. It really wasn't a bad ride, not overly cheesy.

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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Lake Winnie!

Postby ernierocker » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:31 pm

chadster wrote:If its brown, flush it down.


Words to live your life by right there.
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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Lake Winnie!

Postby chadster » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:19 pm

^ True that.

So the next big question is, does anyone want to see what Dixieland Funland has going on?!?!? They were pushing some dirt around on my visit, but in all honesty, if no one pipes up and says they want to see it, I'm going to skip on down to Florida.

If you want to see it, tell me soon!

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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Lake Winnie!

Postby chadster » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:08 pm

Aiight guys, looks like no one wants to see Dixieland Funland (honestly, its not that great) so next up I head to Old Town and Fun Spot in ORLANDO!

Note: I love smaller parks with old school and new school flats so get ready, my next adventure will be full of love for Fun Spot and maybe a little for Old Town!

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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Lake Winnie!

Postby larrygator » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:07 am

chadster wrote:Aiight guys, looks like no one wants to see Dixieland Funland (honestly, its not that great) so next up I head to Old Town and Fun Spot in ORLANDO!

Note: I love smaller parks with old school and new school flats so get ready, my next adventure will be full of love for Fun Spot and maybe a little for Old Town!


Can you give us another choice besides: Dixieland, Fun Spot or Old Town? :lol: I don't think you have hit the bottom of the barrel, I think you are looking underneath the barrel now.
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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Lake Winnie!

Postby chadster » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:07 pm

larrygator wrote:
chadster wrote:Aiight guys, looks like no one wants to see Dixieland Funland (honestly, its not that great) so next up I head to Old Town and Fun Spot in ORLANDO!

Note: I love smaller parks with old school and new school flats so get ready, my next adventure will be full of love for Fun Spot and maybe a little for Old Town!


Can you give us another choice besides: Dixieland, Fun Spot or Old Town? :lol: I don't think you have hit the bottom of the barrel, I think you are looking underneath the barrel now.


You do make a valid point, I have sunk to new sad and pathetic lows haven't I? :Pr

Ok, so more choices, lets see what do I have...ok, here we go. 4 Disney Parks, 1 Day; Small Busch Gardens Bash report, State Fair of Texas, Silver Dollar City Christmas, plus one more that I've been saving behind door #3.

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Re: Chadster's Vacation Adventures: Lake Winnie Photo TR!

Postby PAL » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:33 pm

Some of us like pathetic.

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