This week I took a day off from work and took the kids to Waldameer Park. We had discount tickets that were only good for June, and this seemed like the best combination of good weather and work schedules that we could manage. The weather co-operated very well, although Water World was a bit cold.
Between us we got on almost all of the rides, and every one of us except Christopher (who was too short by 3″) rode the new Ravine Flyer II. (By “everyone”, I of course do not mean the Mrs., who as everyone knows, does not do amusement park rides. Not even Ferris Wheels.)
I haven’t ridden a real roller coaster in 20 years, so my memories of other coasters are dim, but it was pretty exciting. The second ride was better than the first, because I could actually think a bit about what was going on, rather than experiencing 89 seconds of abject terror. The ride is visually interesting, because the turns appear out of nowhere.
On the first ride, with Joshua, his straight hair was standing on end.
My second ride, with Susan, was even more dramatic. She STOPPED TALKING for the entire 89 seconds. If you know Susan, you know how serious that is. This is the girl who really liked the 140 foot drop (that lasted about 2.5 seconds) on the X Scream, and wanted to do it again.