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Photo Trip Report: July 13th, 2015 - Three Park Tour

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I noticed this year that King Cobra also has two person rafts. I'm assuming that, with the weight limit, they would only allow kids to go together.

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I am not sure if they discontinued the double rafts for a while but they had them back when the ride opened in 2012 (see below). You are right - they would have to be for two kids (or two skinny adults!)

 

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The baby and the mom sea lion were talking up a storm! She was trying to convince the baby to get in the water and it would just stick its head under and then pop back out. At one point the mom was "off shore" and jerking her head back like "common already!".

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From the pictures it looks like Ella(mom) and Riddley, but after that statement it could've been Dichali(mom) and Piper. I have heard they just bark at eachother all the time. Can't wait to go see them.

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Excellent photos. Did they take out the Roundup? I didn't see it on that one photo when you are approaching the station. The cable cars look so small on the Skyride compared to the original ones.

 

Also, are all four tents still being occupied? I used to buy most of my souvenirs in the tents.

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Thanks!

 

The Roundup is still in the park across from the Buccaneer ride now (named Swashbuckler). All four tents are still in use. One is an arcade, two are stores, and the fourth (the red and white one) was just used for an encore of the Great Adventure History Museum.

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We only did it for a three day encore this year when the ACEr convention was in town but we got really nice feedback. There were a lot of requests for it to go permanent at the park.

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Good thing, a lot of buildings are getting used again. Bad thing, it will not be economical till the solar farm is built (if ever) so the price of electrical goes down.

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I noticed this year that King Cobra also has two person rafts. I'm assuming that, with the weight limit, they would only allow kids to go together.

I wonder if the would let 1 adult (who is 230 lbs) and 1 child (who is 120 lbs) to go on it. Its under the 2 person weight limit, but don't know if it will affect the ride being so off balance.

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When I was there Sunday I could have sworn the sign said the max weight of a single tube rider was 220 lbs (I remember saying to my son I only have to lose 10 more lbs) and the max weight of the double tube was 440 lbs combined. I did noticed I saw couples going down that easily weighted more than 200 lbs combined. I have to recheck that sign again. I did remember when it 1st opened the weight max was 200 lbs and the web site also says 200 lbs but I even remember my son saying that we should go on it because we weighted less than 440lbs together.

 

And it was in the morning that we saw the sign (before I had a few beers at the bar).

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Well, if it was BEFORE the beer,,,, :)

 

They must have changed it recently. I know it was 200 lb at the start of the season. Knock off those 10 and you are all set!

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Awesome pictures, I also went to the park yesterday and I'll post my own pictures soon. We basically took some of the same photos anyway. :)

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Are there any of your classic hints for next year's attraction? :)

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What's going on over at Aqua Stadium?

 

Also, it's so strange seeing shots now from atop the Giant Wheel over toward "Movietown" and not seeing a lot of rides like there used to be when it was "Fun Fair."

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Great pictures. The Santa set up in the park is a nice reminder that there is still 5 1/2 months left in the operating calendar this year.

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^Thanks.

 

5 1/2 months is hard to believe. It still hasn't set in for me yet that the park will be open until January. That is so cool! The off-season only lasting three months sounds wonderful.

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I'm going to have to ask a family friend that has worked in the Wharehouse for about 17yrs now how he feel's about the shorter off-season. From their viewpoint they may not be happy about it, i know he always collect's unemployment bene's then. They probably enjoy the off-time.

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Do you happen to know if it's typical that they shed their coats in the Summer? Just guessing, but it would seem logical. Can you imagine what they'd be like in that heat with a heavy coat on them?

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