On Monday, July 31st, my family and I visited Carowinds, a Cedar Fair theme park located on the border of North and South Carolina. We spent about 6 hours at the park, which was more than enough time to ride all of the coasters (minus the kiddie coasters). In fact, because the day seemed so much longer than usual and I took so many pictures, I figured this trip report should be split up into two parts. The link to part 2 will be at the bottom of this page, once it comes out. In the meantime, here’s part 1!
Just when we thought the first single-rail Raptor coaster was heading to a Cedar Fair park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas announced today that they would be the first to build the new prototype, which will open in 2018!
July 9th marked my first visit to Six Flags America, a smaller theme park located in Bowie, Maryland, just 30 minutes out of Washington D.C. We only spent a few hours at the park, due to me coming down with a cold, but we were able to get on 6 of their 9 coasters. Here are my overall thoughts about the park, it’s coasters, and the overall experience you get when you visit Six Flags America.
On Thursday, July 20th, my family and I made the 5 hour long drive to our cabins up north (“up north” is northern Wisconsin, for those who don’t know). Along the way, we stopped at the small lakeside amusement park in Green Bay known as Bay Beach, which is home to an awesome wooden coaster named Zippin Pippin.
On September 5th, 2017, the Dragon Challenge roller coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure will permanently close to make way for an all new thrill ride opening in 2019.
On Sunday, July 9th, I paid my first visit to Six Flags America in Bowie, MD. Although I was coming down with a bad cold, I still managed to have a pretty good time at the park, and rode 6 out of 9 coasters before I couldn’t do anymore.