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Dank; No, not danke, dank

It’s gross out. I feel like I’m trying to breath underwater. I suspect this is not a good day to go for a quick jog, y’knowwhatImean? And tomorrow (hell, the rest of the week) isn’t supposed to be any better.

I forgot to write up my Canobie Lake Park summary yesterday, but in my defense, I spent pretty much the whole day out and about with my sister’s family. The majority of our time was spent browsing at the Waltham store The Construction Site. If you have never been here, do not go unless you have a wallet full of green. I could have literally spent thousands of dollars yesterday (I got off relatively cheaply, but I now have a short list of things to go back and get when I have more cheese money). The cool think is that a lot of the toys have samples out for the kids to play with, so you can really see which ones are holding their attention.

Anyway, Canobie review:
I continue to be amazed at what a great little park this is. Unfortunately, Saturday, we had three things working against us. 1, it was Saturday. 2, it was hot and humid out, and 3, there were some massive company outings going on, so a ton of people were there for free that day. The parking lot was full. As in, I think we got spots in the very last row that had available spots. I heard someone on the radio say they were going to have to move cones and just have people patrol the perimeter. It’s possible that they actually closed the lot about 10 minutes after we got there. I can tell you that in all the years I’ve gone up there, I have NEVER seen the lot that full. We parked in an area I didn’t even know existed.

That being said, the new water park-like area is a welcome addition. Lots of slides, water cannons, climbing, etc. Bring your bathing suit (they have lockers and a bathroom/changing room). Around the perimeter are lounge chairs and places to buy food. It is inside the park, and included in the admission price. I’m guessing Junior could have spent a couple of hours there.

Also, they had another new ride, the Wipeout. For those Whalom fans, it’s a Trabant. Except on steroids. I volunteered to go on it because I always enjoyed the trabant. And this is cool, each little section holds two people facing two people, so when three of us went on, we were facing each other. And then, here is the difference…it’s fast. It felt like maybe twice as fast. And I got stuck in the backwards position and I have never felt so dizzy. Mr. Dump said it was making him sick to watch the ride and try to spot us, that’s how fast this thing spins after it comes down. And the funny thing is that for the backwards person, even after you are level, you still feel like you’re spinning at an angle.

The kids LOVED it. I declined to go back on, I was just happy that I regained my balance fairly quickly. This should be a popular ride once people figure it out.

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