May 28, 2014

Arnolds Park

Welcome to Historic Arnolds Park on Lake Okoboji.

Tipsy House.

Mirror Maze.


Log Flume.

El Paso Train and Ferris Wheel.




Spin The Apple.



Kiddie Coaster.

Yes, I rode it.


Bumper Cars.

Time to check out The Legend Roller Coaster.

Let's be honest, this is the real reason I am even here.

The Legend Roller Coaster was build in 1930.

That makes it the 13th oldest operating roller coaster in the world.

The coaster was recently retracked - that should really improve the ride.

Here you can see a lot of the new wood.  They even replaced some of the bents.

The turn on Lake Okoboji.

I had to take another lap.  It's a lot of fun.

You're quite welcome, Arnolds Park.  Thank you for a great time.

May 27, 2014


Welcome to Valleyfair.

Renegade was my first coaster of the day.

This is one crazy wooden coaster.

Wild and fast.

Excalibur was our next destination.

I'm not sure how to classify this coaster -- but it's rough.

Wild Thing was next.

This tall hypercoaster towers over most of the park.

It runs along one entire side of the park.

This is Northern Lights.

These disk-o coasters are always fun.

Steel Venom was my next coaster.

These coils are fun.

The new Antique Auto track was fun.

The course goes under the Wild Thing track.

Mad Mouse is the next coaster of the day.

The sharp hairpin turns makes this a fun ride.

Time for High Roller - the oldest coaster at the park.

This is a classic out and back wooden coaster.

There are some decent pops of air along the course.

Xtreme Swing.

Power Tower has two types of thrills - shooting up and shooting down.

The final coaster of the day was Corkscrew which has coils right over the midway.

I checked out Dinosaurs Alive before heading out.

There were lots and lots of dinosaurs.

I think I'm being followed.

Well that was a lot of fun. Time to head out.