Sunday, August 14, 2011

Old Time Theme Park

This past weekend was filled with family activities...on Friday just us girls (me, my two Daughters n the four Grand daughters went to "Knoebels" a theme park tucked away in the mountains in Central Pa.
here are a few photos of our fun time!
                                      Oldest  Grand daughter Carley  n friend on the power surge....
                                        The power surge...its a twisting upside down kind of ride. No way did                                            I  get  on that thing!!!
  The old wooden roller coaster was a blast from the past for me...nope...didn't get on that one either.
  The three oldest grands got on it though!!! I watched from my comfortable bench in the shade!
 Next was the water flume....this time it was just two of the grands n two of their friends. Did I get on??? Nope...someone had to take pictures!!! They didn't get wet on this one...but later on they got on another water ride n got soaked...no pics of that one!!!!
                               Now on to the Haunted House...can you see how much fun they had.

 This was our youngest Gran Holly's first time at a Theme Park n she was really getting into it!
 She got on the Tea Cup ride with her Aunt Kelly....you 'can't tell...but.....this ride made Aunt Kelly queasy n it made Holly cry!!! ( I think it scared her with all the jerking movements)
                              Holly n her mom Tracy Loved the gingerbread play area!
                        I think Holly would have been happy to stay n  play in this area all day!
 Finally it was time to get on the only ride I wanted to go on..."The Sky Lift".. ..we were in back of Casey, Gabs n her friend  Andrea!   The ride goes way up into the side of the mountain...if your afraid of heights..your out of luck!!!
                                                         The view was awesome!
  After all that walking from ride to ride...it was time for a snack....the ice cream n root beer floats were to die for!!! The oldest gran n her friend went off on their own, like teenagers do, that's why we only have one picture of them!!! All n all it was a wonderful time...and the weather was perfect...sunny but not tooo hot!!!  Needless to say...I slept like a baby when we got home very late that night!  If you are ever in this neck of the woods...I highly recommend this Park.. .knoebels   its very nostalgic and there is no admission or parking fee...you pay as you go with each ride! You can take a picnic lunch inside and that makes it very affordable for a young family!

21 comments:

don said...

A wonderful series showing what a good time every one had at this fine looking theme park. I especially like the idea of paying only for the rides you take. The kids obviously had a great time…and you got some fine pictures!

TexWisGirl said...

what a unique concept for an amusement park! to pay as you ride instead of thru the nose as you enter! :)

eileeninmd said...

What a lovely family. Looks like everyone had a smile and was having fun. The skylift does look like it goes far up the mountain. A great view. Wonderful day and photos.

Lois Evensen said...

What great fun! It reminds me of a cross between the old Coney Island at Cincinnati (wooden roller coaster) and a school May Fete. :)

Your family is lovely. How nice to spend such a fun day together.

Corker2 said...

Since my Wife is from the Coal Region Area we are quite familiar with Knoebels Grove. We have been there on a number of occasions, and have always enjoyed our time there. There has never been a admission charge or a charge for parking in the many years it has existed.

Knoebels Grove has pretty much been a free amusement park over the years. They have added a few different and more modern rides there, but the old Fun House is still there. It is one of the original rides that existed. The Log Ride is somewhat new, but since we have not been there in a few years there has been more change. The small train that you can ride on is another original, also.

By the Images you have taken it seems that the ole' place has not changed all that much. Glad you enjoyed the Park that is not that far from us.

MarieElizabeth said...

That looks like a great time. So glad you could enjoy it from your seat too! Great shots from the sky ride to.

Sall's Country Life said...

What fun! I would definitely head there if I were closer!

Kalyan said...

Simply beautifully captured shots...surely you had loads of fun!

Tracy said...

It was a perfect day all around. I think we should make this an annual tradition.

joanygee said...

Wonderful photography!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Looks like fun to me. Great photos. I'm like you, its my journalistic duty to document the trip, rather than ride.

Roan said...

This looks like so much fun. My tummy was rumbly just looking at a couple of them. Root beer floats. Wow, haven't had one of those in years. Lovely series.

gigi said...

Absolutly the cutest pictures of your GRANDS and all that fun!

D Herrod said...

Knoebels always gets good ratings on both Food network and travel channel. Supposedly they has some of the best tasting and value theme park food.

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