We bought 2018 season passes and they came with passes for the remainder of this year so we decided to take a few hours to check it out and see if the kids might like it. Of course it happened to be unseasonably hot—low 90s and humid—but we powered through.
Looking fresh-faced as we were leaving… (The decision was kind of spur of the moment. We had planned on going Sunday.)
Just minutes from home!
They loved the blood pond. Or whatever it was called. The park is set up for Fright Night after 6pm.
We rode the carousel first. As usual, Owen wanted nothing to do with sitting on a horse so we sat together on a bench.
We ran into kiddie rides first. Owen was able to ride these (height-wise) but he didn’t want to. He’s not a huge fan of rides. Not even these little ones… On the other hand, Katie didn’t want to leave.
Then we passed the Viper:
And the sign said it was a 5-minute wait so I had to go. Of course no one else was going to go so they went to wait for me. I left my phone with Tom, but this was me after, totally excited about my first roller coaster ride in 20 years because I can now fit in the seats!!
We had forgotten a family selfie up until now so…
Katie looks like she does because 1) she had wanted to go on more of her rides and we had said no and 2) she had wanted ice cream for lunch and we said no. It was also a million degrees.
So then we stopped for lunch—and the food was actually pretty good. (We also bought the lunch package so we get free lunch every time we go.) And we put the kids in jail.
Then we found more kiddie rides…and again Owen didn’t want any part of it. Katie didn’t know this one went in the air but wasn’t scared and loved it!
Do you see Tom and Owen down there?
And then Tom said he’d go on the Fiddler’s Fling. I was surprised because he doesn’t like rides.
But Katie wanted to go. And Owen wasn’t sure but eventually said yes. I double-checked that Tom really wanted to and he said yes, so…here we are!
Katie liked it once I assured her she wasn’t going to fall out. Owen didn’t love it but he was okay. But poor Tom… He was nauseous and could barely walk off. He said the ride was way worse than it looked. (Later he said maybe some of the issue was due to an ear thing he had. We’re not sure.)
We were almost done with the park anyway so headed toward the front.
And then we saw the small “family” coaster and both kids wanted to try it and the wait was only 15 minutes so us three went while Tom tried to recuperate.
Tom made it to the exit by the time we got up there so he could take pics!
As we were coming back to the platform… Katie really liked it, Owen said he liked it, but Katie was the only one who said she’d do it again… But I think we’ll be able to convince Owen.
So the kids had a great time and want to come back for sure. So hopefully we’ll get our money out of them.