Wild Waves

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Wild Waves started as Enchanted Park, a fairy tale park that recently grew. It was picked up by Premier Parks, a theme park 'chain', that in turn was picked up by Six Flags, which in their upheaval dropped this park as well as a few others.

Wild Waves closed at 7pm. They have an after 5 discount, and I was able to talk the girl to giving it to me at 4. They have a steel rollercoaster there with a vertical loop and double corkscrew, and instead of getting off in the station when the train came back, they send you around a second time. What about people who get carsick and want off? The wooden rollercoaster, called Timberhawk, was unusual. A rule of thumb is if you see the cars shimmy-ing on the track, the ride is going to be rough, and on the first turn after the lift, I saw the cars shimmy, and was ready for a painful drop. But something with the engineeering made this the smoothest wooden rollercoaster I have ever been on. It was as if the train was riding on rubber tires, but it wasn't. It was incredibly smooth. Half of the park was a water park. There weren't any big shows to speak of.

http://www.wildwaves.com/

 

sylviandavid says:
fun blog.....
Posted on: Oct 07, 2009
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Timberhawk was unusually smooth
Timberhawk was unusually smooth
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