The family thought I was a bit "adventurous" (more like crazy) for venturing to an amusement park alone with four kids. I have to say, I had a blast with the kids and was thrilled to be Adventureland first timers with my daughters. We all started the day with our swimsuits, sunscreen, towels and munchies and hit the road at 11AM. It was a breeze getting there via the Southern State Parkway and the kids' excitement was palpable when they first spotted the Ferris Wheel as we made our approach on Route 110. What I totally loved was the size of the parking lot - it was small, with easy access to both the park entrance and the exit, which meant, no long traffic lines at the end of a long day. (I know, it doesn't take much to please me but exiting these places is usually a nightmare). I had a coupon for $2.00 off each ticket from my 2014 Entertainment Booklet, and my kids know how much a good coupon gets my day started on the right foot. I cannot comment on how Adventureland is during peak Summer season, but the experience I had on this particular day, proved positive in every way. From purchasing tickets, to entering the park, to going on rides, and eating at the snack stands, it couldn't have been more quick and easy.
Proceeding through the park, they hit most every ride, with a methodical route from ride to ride. The top favorites were the Lady Bug Coaster (of course!), the Musik Express, The Drop & Twist Tower and all three water rides. Though the Little Dipper did not have a big drop, the kids said it was "great." The Crocodile Run took some skill to avoid the showering downpour as the ride spun around and poor Julian got the most soaked out of the four kids. We all took a leisurely ride on the Ferris Wheel together towards the end of the day, which was a "relaxing break," according to my nephew, Nolan, from the craziness of the fast and furious rides. There was a lovely breeze and a great birdseye view of Adventureland, which I managed to capture. A few more kiddie rides, yet another ride on the Lady Bug Coaster and we headed for the last and final ride of the day, Adventure Falls. Clearly, the 'piece de resistance," with its double flume drops, Gianna and Nolan went on five times, thanks to no lines, and Kelsey and Julian rode it twice. Thinking we were completely done, Gianna decided to top off the day with a solo ride on the Pirate Ship. We were all getting sick just watching the back and forth movement of this one. Making good on my promise to the gang, we grabbed some ice cream and candy on the way out to end the day on a sweet note. And just so ya know, leaving the parking lot was a snap! No lines, no waits, which made Mom happy.