Comments: Screaming and Open Letters

It's been quite a long time since I've found Six Flags and similar theme parks to be enjoyable. My inner ear locked up at about 30, so rollercoasters are now a no go. Plus, I hate the crowds and long lines. Now I can still deal with waterparks, if people can stand the sight of me in swimtrunks. I do extend the courtesy of at least keeping my shirt on at all times. Partly to cut down on the sunburn (I burn just thinking about it) and I realize my bod ain't as sexy looking as it was at 20 (if ever). But most standard themeparks are a thing of the past for me. Thank God the kids are all grown and no longer interested.

Posted by diamond dave at April 10, 2009 10:27 PM

I have the same ear problem as Diamond Dave. However, one of my good friends is a roller coaster connoisseur, loves the things. He grew up in Cleveland close to Cedar Point. According to him, you need to get to Cedar Point toute suite. They have 4 of the top 6 roller coasters in the world there and it is right on the cleaned up shores of Lke Erie.

Posted by dick at April 11, 2009 10:10 AM

Crap, $6.25 for a slice of pizza?? That is a crime. The best pizza place in my 'hood, Di Fara's, only charges $4 a slice and, as a pizza aficionado, I could tell you it is definitely worth it.

Coasters rule.

Posted by Erica at April 11, 2009 06:57 PM

having grown up in orlando, always mocking the disney rape-prices... i was shocked when we moved to ga and started going to six flags. holy-fricking-overpriced, batman! $15 a day to park?! i was also shocked at how dirty everything always seemed. for charging more than disney, they should have been able to hire more custodial staff.

we had season passes each year we lived there and would go for a couple hours at a time to ride our favorites (superman, batman, scorcher...) and then leave. the great american scream machine would be a great ride if it weren't wooden. i've decided i hate wooden coasters as they make me hurt everywhere so i only rode that the first couple times we went.

Posted by arcanai at April 13, 2009 08:24 AM