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Monday, May 28, 2012

Opening Day at Adventure Bay

We went to Adventure Bay which is the water park attached to Adventureland Park on Saturday.  It was opening day for the Adventure Bay with its newest feature Breaker BeachClick here to read the full review of Adventure Bay.

The day started out cloudy with a few sprinkles, but the forecast was for high temps in the 90’s.  The sun came out later in the morning and the temperatures started to climb.  The water park felt good!

Since we opened the park at 10:00 am, we were ready to leave by 3:30 and were out of the park and on our way home by 4:00 pm.

On the way into the park when the gates opened, we bumped into Bernie, the Adventureland mascot.  Interestingly, we couldn’t remember the mascot’s name, so the boy asked at the entrance gates and the employees didn’t know either.  Luckily, Bernie was wearing a nametag!

A stilt walker was nearby, too, and stopped for a photo.

Since we were headed to Adventure Bay, we walked through the park.  It felt a bit odd to be watched by all the workers manning the rides—mostly empty—and booths.  Since this was the first day that the water park or Adventure Bay was open, this was the first time the park employees were seeing people walk past to get to the back of the park, at lease for this summer.

We found chairs near Breaker Beach and spent most of our morning in the wave pool.  We did take in a round on the lazy river.  The boy enjoyed the water slides by himself.  By 12:30, the boy had eaten a bacon cheeseburger and was ready for rides, so he and the husband went off to the rides and I stayed at the water park.  The people watching was incredible!  We met up at the front of the park later in the afternoon.

I was very disappointed that the Adventureland park maps did not include milk and gas coupons this year.  While we didn’t use the gas coupons, we did use the milk coupons. 

All in all, it was a good day and we enjoyed our time at the park.  Of course, taking these kind of day trips makes us think of our Disney vacations and we end up making comparisons.  For example, while waiting for the park to open, I noticed that the “A” on the hillside in front of the train station was bare.  No flowers were in the planter.  We did get our picture taken by a park photographer and I looked at it before leaving the park, but decided not to purchase.  The ladies in front of me were agonizing over which picture to buy and how much, etc.  One customer left saying, “You guys make a killing here.” 

Will we go back?  Not this summer.  Maybe next.

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