Saturday, July 13, 2019
I arrived at the park at around 9:40am.
Sally, Pigpen, and Charlie Brown kicked off the day with their dance party.
The single rider line at Yukon Striker was rather quiet this morning. After a quick hop on Behemoth, I was able to get three rides on Yukon Striker in about half an hour. That’s impressive and still blows my mind considering I never expected it to be so easy to get on before the season started, being the hot new attraction at the park.
The Expo refresh centre has been open for a week now and I’m not very impressed with it. The line usually ends up spilling across the pathway because there aren’t any queue railings. In the photo, the line actually created an L-shape because it had nowhere to go after extending out to Swing of the Century on the opposite side. If I see the line like this, I usually end up heading into Frontier Canada to the Goldrush Junction refresh centre since the line is usually short there. Perhaps it’s the combination with the ICEE stand but the line here moves way too slow. I wish they had left the refresh centre near Behemoth, and the fountain drinks at Backlot Cafe. At this point, it’s not looking good in terms of renewing my drink plan for next year.
My days tend to be repetitive since I just do whatever I feel in the mood for… so it was basically Sledge and Yukon Striker back and forth, thanks to the Orbiter path (rip in pieces next to Behemoth).
Eventually, a thunderstorm rolled through and all of the rides closed.
I love the strange calm in the park after a storm passes. People are just walking to somewhere while rides sit quietly idling or test cycling.
Eventually, rides started opening up. It was nice to see Sledge beat its surrounding neighbours to it. I got a ride on it and then headed home shortly after.
I had the Southwest burger from Coasters. Always a good meal.
My second meal was the chicken burger from Muskoka Craft. It was good! It’s definitely something I’m glad is on the meal plan.
Sunday, July 14, 2019
I arrived at the park at around 9:40am. I didn’t even check online what ERT session it was but found out it was for Behemoth once I got inside.
I did Psyclone first since I hadn’t ridden it in a while.
Sledge was having some problems waking up, e-stopping on a couple test cycles.
Yukon Striker’s single rider line was more popular today so I took just one ride. I did get a back row ride which is my favourite row. I love the pull over the dive and out of the MCBR.
The park was getting busy so I took some rides on Sledge and Windseeker before going around to take some pictures.
Of course, Yukon Striker ended up going down while I was waiting to take some pictures of the trains taking their dive. I got tired of waiting and left with just photos of empty trains.
My main goal for the day was to see Tundra again. It’s such an entertaining show!
I capped off the day by sharing a funnel cake with Tyler.
I was a little disappointed by the strawberry topping. It has whole strawberries in it… but it’s part of a strawberry jam. It’s usually a strawberry syrup that doesn’t have such a weird texture. Next time, I might go plain with just icing sugar and ice cream on top and try with the strawberries on the side. I like fruity funnel cakes so it’s all I’ve got.
My first meal was the meat lasagna from Backlot Cafe. Delicious!
I had the meatball sandwich from Miners Cafe… It was amazing. It had four large meatballs, topped with mozzarella cheese and a garlic aioli. I didn’t even bother having the chips that it came with because it was so filling.