I might as well knock out one more update while I have the time. After Wonderland I made the two hour drive to Joyland with the intent of enjoying the 7-10PM discount admission. By the way, at Joyland I scoped out to perfect placement for America's first Intamin Mega-Lite.
For the day, I was ahead of schedule and headed straight for brisket before the park. I had been warned ahead of time that Wiley's was in a rough neighborhood and it was. I decided that this might be a good place to do takeout. However, now I needed to find a good place to eat my brisket.
This is Wiley's BBQ
I was happy they had a drive-up window because their building was one of the better looking ones in the neighborhood.
After speeding out of the parking lot I needed to find a good place to eat my brisket. Hmm this looks like a good spot.
Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza looked peaceful and it's not everyday you get to eat lunch with Buddy Holly.
Oh boy, this sandwich was awesome. I prefer my brisket lean (I know sacrilege) but this was fatty in a good way. And wonderful sauce.
Right across the street is the Buddy Holly Center and since I didn't have a selfie stick I took a picture of someone else in front of giant Buddy Holly glasses. Selfie stick, that'll be the day that I die.
I could rave on about Buddy Holly but you all would rather see Joyland
The park is pretty much a long straightaway. Plenty of traditional flats and a few coasters.
However, there is this huge strip of open land (top of the map) that could hold the first American mega-lite. It would be perfect for this park. Then again, this might have been the proposed located for the Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loop they sent to Cliff's.
Unfortunately the park may be installing a water structure in the future. Seriously, who needs that in west Texas. I think this is the water play structure that Joyland got in exchange for trading Greezed Lightning to Cliff's.
I grew accustomed to taking a picture like this on my trip.
Herschell Mad Mouse, just as scary as a Miler Mad Mouse
A pretty good drop tower.
Old school flat
New School, if it was along the Jersey Shore it would be named Moby Dick.
Plenty of room for a mega-lite
I love these rides.
Besides the Spider the park has a Tilt-a-Whirl, Scrambler, Trabant and Music Express for classic ride fans.
Life after people
I was close to riding Big Splash but people were coming off the ride with drenched sneakers
The Dipsy Doodle was really hauling ass in the hot humid weather.
Last edited by larrygator on Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:38 pm.
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