We had an absolutely beautiful, sunny day! Delaney and I started our day off in the Hometown Square riding a family roller coaster, the Whizzer.
Well... we definitely could have had a better start to our day. The ride got STUCK at the top of the spiral lift with US IN IT -- just hanging around 70 feet in the air!!! We did have QUITE a nice, lengthy view of the entire park from our unique vantage point!
One of the poor employee's working there, had to trudge by foot up every single circular level until he way was up there with us. He had to inform us what was going on, probably make sure that no one tried to get out and walk down, and inform us that they had the technicians coming over to get the ride going again. I'd say we were stuck there at least 15-20 minutes or so, before we finally finished the ride. YIKES!
We made our way over to the Southwest Territory to ride an oldie but goodie - the Chubasco, spinning teacups. Since Kenny can NOT handle spinning rides, those are all left to me while he snapped pictures!
Delaney was tall enough to ride every ride in the park, but that didn't mean she actually wanted to! We couldn't talk her into riding some of the bigger roller coasters with us. So Kenny and I ended up riding the Raging Bull by ourselves. It features a 208 foot first drop with a top speed of 73 miles per hour. It was pretty awesome! Maybe someday our kids will ride the "thrill" rides with us!
Then we talked Kyle into riding the Ricochet with Delaney and I (spinning ride again = no Kenny). Since there was only 2 people per cart, Delaney had to ride by herself. Away we went...
The spinning part didn't bother Kyle, but when they started "ricocheting" or swinging out the carts, Kyle was done with the ride. Problem was, the ride had quite a ways to go. :-( He was a pretty unhappy dude for a bit, but he was pretty ecstatic when the ride was over. He did not feel the urge to ride this one again. Delaney, however, was all for it.
Kyle's all-time favorite ride once again was located in the County Fair: the Buccaneer Battle! He probably would have rode this ride the entire day and been just fine.
Not that Delaney and Kenny didn't enjoy the ride too! I did ride it once, but that was enough for me! I somehow escaped being thoroughly soaked that ride, and I didn't want to push my luck with multiple rides. I was content to take pictures of them riding and continue to have dry underwear! LOL
Afterwards, Kenny and Kyle were taking turns on deck adding to the mayhem squirting riders on the boats! They were COMPLETELY soaked from head to toe.
Then in an effort to start drying off, the kiddos took their parents on a drive at the Great America Raceway. We had a nice leisurely drive -- it was nice being the passenger for a while -- and the kids were off to the next ride.
We convinced Kyle to ride his very first roller coaster in Camp Cartoon, the themed kids' area -- Spacely's Sprocket Rocket: Campground Shuttle Service. We rode the ride, which Kyle was definitely NOT thrilled with, and at the ending of the ride -- WE GOT STUCK AGAIN! Can you believe it? At least we weren't up way up high for very long, we literally got stuck at the end of the ride (they couldn't open the safety bars) and only had to wait about 5 to 10 minutes to get out. Kenny said that Delaney and I were bad luck. :-(
The next ride was probably Kyle's second favorite, the Roaring Rapids -- a family rafting adventure. After all our water rides, where I was somehow able to escape with hardly getting wet -- my luck was over. I wasn't COMPLETELY drenched from head to toe, but I was definitely pretty wet after this ride.
During all this, we obviously had the typical amount of waiting and lines to stand in. Yes, thankfully the park wasn't very crowded since it was a week day -- in fact, less crowded than previous weekdays we've attended -- but still there were lines. Which pleasantly enough, the kids did very well with!
As long as it wasn't a big thrill ride, Delaney was pretty much up to riding anything. We rode the Condor in Orleans Place. I think it took you up over 100 feet, so you got quite a nice aerial view of the park. Delaney and I rode it, Kyle was a no-go with Kenny no on the spinning action.
We rode a lot of other rides. Delaney and I rode the Ragin' Cajun. We again went for the single rider option to avoid the long line. Delaney actually rode it a few more times that way. (That darn spinning thing left Kenny out again.) We also rode the Logger's Run; Kyle was pretty unhappy with this one too, the drops were freaking him out. Delaney and I LOVED riding the Whirlgig, the swings -- riding it several times. Kenny misses out on so many fun rides with his aversion to spinning! Delaney and Kenny rode the Demon, in the shortest line to that ride EVER (awesome). I'm sure there were more that I'm forgetting, and Kenny and the kids towards the end of the day braved the Rue Le Dodge: bumper cars!
After a very long (and exhausting) day, we changed into dry clothes and headed home. Another fun day at Six Flags (Kyle's BEST DAY EVER), and we now have another year to recuperate and think about taking them again next year. :-)