Saturday, September 8, 2018
I arrived at the park at around 10:45am. I got really excited driving toward the park as you could see the bright yellow construction crane poking out in the skyline behind Wonder Mountain.
Like I was saying last weekend, it’s exciting to come back every weekend to see something new standing. It’s especially exciting to see the first piece that changes the landscape of the park.
Looking that way from many areas in the park, the lone support pokes out over the treeline.
Crews were preparing a piece of the lift hill track. When I was watching, there were a couple of guys working on getting the chainlink netting in place.
I was happy to see Lumberjack was operating as it was closed for the majority of the long weekend (from Saturday afternoon through Monday).
Since Dinosaurs Alive is closing at the end of the season, I decided to take a walk through since I don’t want to leave it until it’s too late. They’re also doing the Camp Spooky trick-or-treating in Dinosaurs Alive this year (DA will be free!) and I don’t know how comfortable I’d be walking through during that time, if they’ll even let me.
Speaking of Camp Spooky, they’ve already set up the photo op sign and a few towers of pumpkins at the entrance of Planet Snoopy.
I had the crispy chicken tender wrap from Chicken Shack. The tenders tasted suspiciously like KFC.
Backlot butter chicken for the second meal. A guaranteed good meal. The papadum was fresh and very tasty today!
Sunday, September 9, 2018
I got to the park just as it opened for the day. It was colder than the day before. Leviathan was crawling over the hills and through the overbank as it did morning test cycles.
At Leviathan, there’s a new (to me, anyway) sign that specifically tells guests that you can’t leave the queue and come back.
Being a chilly day and also… tired… I spent a lot of time walking, sitting, and riding Sledge Hammer.
I also took some time to try some more panning shots. I’m still trying to get a hang of it. Vortex is my favourite to do this with because it’s a ride that pumps out cycles continuously fast so I don’t have to wait long between tries.
As with long exposure night shots, the Antique Carousel is good training for panning shots too.
I had the naked beef burrito bowl from Backlot. Tasty, even though they didn’t have any guac prepared.
I decided to have a Beavertail. I tried maple today.