Thursday, October 2, 2008
First Stop: Hershey Park!
We arrived at the airport around 1 p.m. As we were waiting for our luggage, the puke smell really started to set in. I made a b-line for the restroom to change as soon as I had my luggage. We decided to head straight to Hershey Park from the airport since it was our only chance to go before the park closed for the season. There was a huge accident on highway I-81 that forced it's closure. This totally threw off our timing as we were trying to find our own way around on back roads. After asking several service stations for directions, we made it there at 6:30, giving us 3 1/2 hours to play before the park closed. They have a discounted rate of $25 if you go after 5 p.m. As we were paying $50 for 3 1/2 hours of fun, a man approached us and asked if we needed tickets and gave us a free ticket, so we got in for $25 for the both of us! We were thrilled. It was a much needed boost to our day! After eating some quality overpriced amusement park food, we headed to our first coaster, the one pictured above - Fahrenheit. We waited an hour and a half to get one this ride which lasts a minute and 25 seconds. I'm not sure it was worth the wait, but I knew I would regret not having gotten to ride it. I love the adrenaline rush that I get from riding roller coasters. This coaster takes you up on a 90 degree angle and then descends at 97 degrees.
This was our favorite roller coaster - Storm Runner. It has a hydraulic launch. So, we started off just sitting there and Matt and I looked at each other and he said, "I wonder if this is going to launch us up." As soon as he said that, we took off and it took my breath away! I could not believe it - we accelerated from 0 to 72 miles per hour in about 2 seconds! They take a picture of you during the acceleration and we wish we would have bought it. Matt's cheeks were blowing back and we both looked scared out of our minds! We ended up riding four roller coasters and all I can say is I am so grateful for that sweet man for giving us the free ticket. After a day of constant movement, I was glad to get home and stay still and sleep! Next up - Amish country!
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