August 15, 2003

Michigan's Adventure

Welcome to Michigan's Adventure.

The park is built around this man made lake.

The first coaster of the day would be Mad Mouse.

The coaster begins with a series of very sharp hair-pin turns.

Then it goes through several dips making its way back to the station.

The marquee attraction at the park is Shivering Timbers.

This wooden coaster features a massive out-and-back layout.

Look at all of those hills.

The coaster features massive airtime.

The park's second wooden coaster is the Wolverine Wildcat.

This wooden coaster features a more twister layout.

Make sure you sit in a middle seat as it is a little rough.

It is has a fun layout.

The park has a decent log flume.

Let's head towards the park's only looping coaster.

The appropriately named Corkscrew.

It's interesting that this is considered the "extreme" coaster at the park.

The park has a cute car ride that plays music while you ride.

The third and final wooden coaster at the park is Zach's Zoomer.

This wooden coaster is by far the smoothest in the park.

It features a layout much like other junior wooden coasters across the nation.

The Big Dipper is the final coaster in the park.

While technically a kiddie coaster, it's actually a lot of fun.

Michigan's Adventure is a pretty good local park.

August 14, 2003


Welcome to Waldameer Park in Erie, PA.

Comet is the park's "big" coaster.

It features the same layout as many of the junior wooden coasters across the country.

The park has an antique Wacky Shack attraction.

Ravine Flyer 3 is the park's kiddie coaster - and it is placed entirely over water.


The park has a great carousel.

Well I didn't get to ride everything I wanted to before the park closed, but I am glad that I took the time to stop by the park on the way to Niagara Falls.

August 13, 2003

Six Flags Worlds of Adventure

Welcome to Six Flags Worlds of Adventure - the largest amusement park in the world.

First coaster of the day would be X FLIGHT.

This is a Vekoma-built Flying Dutchman rollercoaster.

You start off lying on your back then it flips itself over and you are "flying"

Here is the coaster's vertical loop.

A very interesting ride.

The next coaster of the day would be Superman Ultimate Escape.

This is an Intamin-built impulse coaster and is a lot of fun.

The park's Boomerang coaster is called Mind Eraser.

The park has 3 wooden coasters.  The oldest is the Big Dipper.

The inverted suspended looping coaster is also by Vekoma.

The lakeside setting really adds to the coaster called Serial Thriller.

The park has an old school Arrow looper called Double Loop.

The next wooden coaster of the day would be The Villain.

The Villain features a steel support structure even though it is a wooden coaster.

Most of the ride is only visible outside the park - even though it is the largest coaster in the park.

This is the Texas Twister.  It is a Huss Topspin.

The newest coaster at the park is the Batman Knight Flight.

This B&M built floorless coaster dominates the coastline.

That's one massive loop.

I really like how the corkscrews are directly over the marsh.

A great coaster.

Road Runner Express has to have one of the longest trains I have ever seen.

The final wooden coaster at the park is Raging Wolf Bobs.

This wooden coaster is a little rough.

It is a pretty looking coaster.

Before we go, let's check in on the park's killer whale.

Shouka was inherited by the park when Six Flags bought both Geauga Lake and Sea World.

I had a pretty good day at this HUGE park.