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PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« on: June 22, 2008, 10:05:57 PM »
Well -- for my first time in over ten years I suppose I visited Clementon Park. It was for these Girl Scout event and my sister is in it so I got in for free with it. Lets just say this about the park, you can basically fit the park in Great Adventure's Parking Lot, and still have room to park. Out of all the rides, at least eight of them where closed. The park is over crowded and looked more like a Carnival then a amusement park.

Hell Cat, or whatever it was called was the only ride I rode for the entire day there. I rode it nine times, but it was indeed one of the most PAINFUL roller coasters I've ever rode. I can't imagine what it would be like without the trimming, but it was up there with some of the worst rides in history. I also grew annoyed at them saying it was Steepest Drop on a Woodie in America..

Now to pictures.


Greeted with some rides in the parking lot.... coming soon?


Looks like fun but.. I'll soon learn my lesson..


The station is WAYYYYYYY up there, and a pain in the butt to climb up all those stairs.


Grrrrrrr, I'm the Clemodog, get away from my coaster or I will bite you with my fiberglass!


Closed #1


No lines... or wait the park hasn't opened yet!


This is the only true nice area in the park.


Just in case you forgot where we are. ;)


Closed #2


This park is CHEAP! Literally, like almost Knoebels cheap. Except for the fact that Knoebels is a amazing park.


HEY SIX FLAGS!


Dear god, time to ride Identity Crisis: The Ride

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008, 10:06:50 PM »

The queue begins in a small tunnelish fenced in area.


Red train would receive no love today


First riders today, unfortunate for them


Woo, 6 Flags! More flags, more fun.


The only plus of this ride is I can say I've ridden a S&S Woodie..


A FLAT, open?!


This area was nice.


The new play area for Splash Water sticks out and unlike the rest of the park is clean and nice!


TIME TO RIDE THE FERRY! WOOO.


Nevermind, Closed #3


I hope the new management of the park makes the rest like this.


Lazy River = closed #4.


Arg, I'm the Koolaid Pirate. Give me yo' fried chicken.


Where oh where is the Jackrabbit?


No tube-lovin' today.


NOTED!


This one actually goes backwards..


Hey Roller Coaster Tycoon!


This part of the park is little nice, but still dirty.


This goes out to Tsunami.. J2... Puma.. Hell Cat.... Iron Cat the Ride!

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008, 10:07:48 PM »

This picture looks like it could pull off a cheap imitation of Voyage... but it doesn't deliver at all.


The most painful air time.. EVER!


Swings were open.


I could make this in RCT3!


This place was CROWDED!!


Closed #5


WTH is this, a fair?


Log Flume was closed, pshhhhhhhh!


Gabe is crying over the pain


Noooo mommy, I don't want to ride the mean cat!


He's single ladies, make sure to PM him about how much you want to ride HIS coaster!


Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.


Getting close to the thing.


That doesn't seem safe.


Ewewewew, get the windex out!


At least the logo is nice.


POV of if I was on the train!


YAY, free soda. Maybe this day is getting better..


Josh texting his friends about why to drive away from this place.



End this day with a sundae on Sunday!


HAY DER RYDARS!


"Ugh -- my head feels as if I was hit by a thousand of pointy bricks"


Yo-yo-yo, this is the ride op rap.


Even the life can be painful!


0 FLAGS!


6 FLAGS! More Flags, More fun!


OWWWWWW, it broke'd muh nose!


Super Josh commands you to back away!

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008, 10:08:34 PM »

Well making a BBQ next to a wooden roller coaster, this will be safe!


ACERS BACK OFF, it's mine. B)


NASTYNASTYNASTY


What you mean I will be pregnant at the end of the ride?


NERD ALERTTTTTTTTTTT!


The best part of the ride; the brakes.


Our BBQ cook!


She likes hot dogs.


OUCHHHHHH!


Brownies!


The coaster looks so bad! And it hurts worst.

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008, 10:09:21 PM »

Hi, I am a random elephant. Take me home and take care of me! PLEASE!


Picnic Table partay!


90 degrees!


There faces say it all.


OWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW.


Woot random exhibits with nothing in them


Yay for stripper Pizza!


Yay for a good part of the park!


The lake.


Thats not all they have to apologize for.


Lets line up for the Pizza that really delivers!


Ouchhh.


Tel me; how is this fun?


Just spend a few bucks more of gas and go to Six Flags!


Josh is skinnay!


DRINKK MEHH!


Closed #6


RIP JACKRABBIT


Stray Cattle goes moo.


That looks painful.


Hangtime.. a little to much.


This picture sums up my day.


Oh, and a themed McDonalds to end the day?


I'm American, so I am fat!

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008, 10:23:55 PM »
The lazy river opened around 1PM today. 
The log flume and the ferris wheel have yet to open.
The train has been opened since opening day, it experienced problems yesterday, and will be open in a few days.
The Clementon Bell should be opening very soon as well.

Depending on where you sit, hellcat isn't as rough as you portrayed it to be.
The kids in that picture look like they're having fun to me.

The park is the cleanest it has ever been that I can remember.  It is just a matter of keeping it clean when people are too lazy to look for trash cans.

There was nothing that could have been done about jack rabbit.  There was an attempt made to salvage it but to no avail.

Don't take your camera on the rides again.

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2008, 10:27:24 PM »
^My first time at the park in ten years.. I was five so you have to understand my reasoning for being bothered with some things.

How come the Log Flume and Ferris Wheel have yet to open? I really was looking forward to ride them. And I am assuming the Clementon Bell is the ferry? I never actually saw the Lazy River open, so sorry if it did. My bad. :D

And I am spoiled by coasters, Hellcat really did hurt me though but like I said, I am not in a liking with rough woodies.

And the park to me, I guess it is cleaner then the home video I have from the 90s, but it still to me isn't park-clean yet. Though I admit, if they keep the rest of the park like they did with that new area, I'll have hopes.

And I know the story of Jack Rabbit but you have to admit it is sad to see a coaster go.

My camera was never "actually" on a ride. The two pictures of Hellcat where actually taken while crossing over to put my camera in the bin.

Please respect this is my opinion on the day; its a nice park but I didn't have a good visit. That happens sometimes with guests, and it wasn't my day. And Hellcat to me wasn't enjoyable, but I am sure for others it is. We all have different opinions.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2008, 11:13:21 PM by Mysterio »

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2008, 12:46:06 AM »
Horay for one less person in line in front of me for Tsunami!!!

That TR might take the crown of being the most negative TR ever. Sure the park isn't "spectacular" by any means, but what were you honestly expecting? You must've read the TR's stating that the coaster was rough/aggressive, you must've seen Chris post a few times saying that the Flume hadn't opened yet, you must've seen the very small list of rides that the park actually has on their website... I can go on and on.

Sorry you had such a bad day, but was saying "ouch" on EVERY Tsunami photo needed?


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2008, 01:58:41 AM »
Good thing he never rode it in past years because it is smoother now then it has been in years. And just imagine if he rode it without trims!

Oh and thats the worst picture of me ever and needs to come down. :P

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2008, 09:13:50 AM »
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I rode it nine times

^ Why? 

You do realize the last time money was put into the park was for Tsunami. Larry gave up  on the park a long time ago. I'm very happy the park was sold. At least the owners are trying to make a difference. It might be baby steps right now, but at least they are willing to take them. I see things that need improvement too, but I would never bash a park that hard. After all .....
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I got in for free.
 

OH, and the " U Do It "  Slush Factory  is the lick!



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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2008, 10:00:53 AM »
The lick? And I understand about the parks past and everything with that, don't get me wrong. I just had a "unpleasant" visit in the park. I am sure I had a off day but with a trip report it is when you share what happens. I put my opinion in this. And I am sure it is smoother, but I told you I'm spolied of rides that are smooth. :P

And I am going to be truthful, I haven't followed Clementon Park at all except about hearing the ride's name changes. I didn't know about the flume or anything about that going into the park.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2008, 10:30:21 AM by Mysterio »

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2008, 10:38:37 AM »

I think the park is getting better not worse.
Yes there are rides that SHOULD BE OPEN and when they are it won't seem as crowed but on any given Summer Sunday it will be crowded.

Yes this was a very Negative report
I myself LOVE coasters that are rough as many others do. You should have rode it the year it opened  :)
Maybe they can buld a "kiddie coaster" for those that don't like Riding Tsunami more then 9 TIMES  ;).

I'm taking my mother in-law and her grand kids AFTER they get more rides open.
But the park is going in the right direction but with new owners it will take time.
And all the Photos I see of the riders on the coaster all have Smiles on their face  :)
 to me this ride gets better the more I ride in in a row

HHmmm you rode it 9 times 
and you think it sucks ?

Medusa when will they be running 2 trains ?
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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2008, 10:40:25 AM »
^Again, I was there the entire day and it was something I could ride cause everyone in the group wanted to do at different points of the day.

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2008, 11:21:12 AM »
We did two trains saturday night. They only want to do it when its really busy.

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2008, 11:48:39 AM »
All I am saying is that if you don't like "rough" coasters, Then don't get high hopes for Gravity Group, CCI, or other S&S woodies...

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2008, 12:01:14 PM »
Josh, I can remember describing Clementon in the same way, but I think Great Adventure can fit inside its own parking lot! I like to compare the park with an ocean-side pier or an FEC with a huge coaster. It's not on par with a Knoebels or Kennywood and the prices shouldn't be the same; still too high. It's run by latter-day Priemier/ Six Flags execs who made an art form of closing rides, so that is something we have to expect. There was a little of that at Indiana Beach as well. But the park looks allot nicer than it did just last year when the picnic area was paved with dirt. The King Kahuna area looks great! They rehabbed the area around the Clementon Belle as well.  

Did you ride Hellcat in the front? I liked it up there but the others can have the back seat!

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2008, 01:01:18 PM »
I rode Hellcat front row on my first ride; it was my most enjoyable. The first drop actually was great in the front on my first ride.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2008, 01:07:41 PM by Mysterio »

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2008, 02:23:21 PM »
The lick?

   
THE LICK : Phrase that was popularized in the seventies (continuing in limited use through the eighties) that meant "the stuff" , i.e., the best-of-the-best of an given category.
Man, that new caddy is the lick.
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Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2008, 06:06:28 PM »
So what you are saying is that bubba is old :D

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2008, 06:16:49 PM »
Don't worry, we're bringing it back :)


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: PTR: Clementon Park 6/22/08
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2008, 06:42:57 PM »
I grow up in the 70's and don't recall the use of the phrase
I heard it used in "other ways"   :P
or maybe I'm told old  ;)
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