Magic Mountain continues to serve the best funnel cake I’ve ever had. It’s a must for me and my family any time we go.
Disney’s fries came frozen in a bag. The oil was used day after day after day until it ‘wasn’t golden’ anymore. It would sit in the fryers, even over night. It only came out for a few minutes at a time while the fryers themselves were cleaned at night.It's my understanding the burgers served at the cheaper locations were both smaller, and frozen. The boneless wings and actual wings both came frozen everywhere.
For the pizza, the dough came pre shaped and frozen. There was a dispenser for the cheap pizza sauce, and we had a measuring cup for the Mozzarella. Not the worst pizza I've had (that honor belongs to Little Caesar's) but close.
My favorite thing that got cut while I was there? When the Sports Bar first opened, the fries were insanely good. fresh cut, soaked overnight (to get rid of the starch... In N Out doesn't do this, that's part of why their fries suck), then twice fried at two different temperatures to make them perfect. They were seasoned with a ranch seasoning made with the dry ranch packets + additional seasonings. This lasted all of a few months... they still did the fries properly (when the cooks knew how to do the job properly) but stopped doing the ranch seasoning to instead do a 50/50 blend of Lawry's and plain salt.
Another thing the Sports Bar does that's excellent is a Sriracha ketchup... way better than the plain stuff.
I spent 3 days at Carowinds last summer, and still could have spent a fourth.I've always felt DLR had more bang for your buck than the other parks. It might take more than one day to do everything, but that's part of the reason it's worth it, vs other parks where we've done everything with plenty of time to spare.
That drive though. I wouldn’t mind going again, my girls love coasters and I can do a few that don’t have too many (more than one) loops. Really love twisted colossus and Goliath. Not sure funnel cake will sit in my stomach well though
Yeeeeaaahhh, that commute is one of the main reason I don’t visit the park often. It’s at least an hour+ drive and yikes. Lol.That drive though. I wouldn’t mind going again, my girls love coasters and I can do a few that don’t have too many (more than one) loops. Really love twisted colossus and Goliath. Not sure funnel cake will sit in my stomach well though
Because the cost calculation includes a Hotel Room. And that area is very expensive with little low cost options.I don't get why Universal is so expensive. The only reasons I've ever wanted to go were to see the backlot tour and the Apollo 13 photo op, which was removed.
I think the Florida resort may have ruined USH for me. It has few attractions, no E.T., Spider-Man or even the Horror Makeup show. It's sort of the opposite of how DL ruined WDW for me.
yep, pay more to do less. Sounds like something I'd want to do. I guess that's trying to find a positive in a negative though.The good thing about spending something like that at Universal is you will be able to get everything done in one day, unlike Disneyland and California Adventure. Someone who would like to see most likely everything at the DLR will undoubtedly have to spend at the very least 2-3 days at the parks.
SFMM's funnel cakes are great. The one place I like them better is Silver Dollar City. When you try their red velvet or cookies and cream funnel cakes... oh my!
Perhaps that's why us Arizonans visit theme parks in California and write about em huh!?!?I live in Arizona so I have to ask, what the heck does Arizona know about theme parks? they have no right to have an opinion. all we have out here is water parks and "castles and coasters" which has 2 coasters, a above decent log ride and kiddie rides an arcade and mini golf. psssh. az needs to keep their mouth shut.
I am not originally from Arizona but Los Angeles so again, what would the arizona republic paper even know about theme parks? Nothing. Zip. Zelch. There are sooo many other sources I would go to for theme park opinions, polls, facts, etc that are far more credited. We agree to disagree sir.Perhaps that's why us Arizonans visit theme parks in California and write about em huh!?!?
I digress but It feels like every year we're supposed to get something. I think the last park I heard about was "Generations", which was supposed to be themed to the different eras of music. That fell through. Oh, then there was that "Disneyworld of sports" thing that was supposed to open near Wild Horse Pass - Crickets since the idea was shared. Nothing ever comes to fruition and i'm assuming that's because some of the best theme parks in the world are only 5 hours away (drive), so there's some issues justifying a proper theme park in Arizona. That and the scorching hot weather.I am not originally from Arizona but Los Angeles so again, what would the arizona republic paper even know about theme parks? Nothing. Zip. Zelch. There are sooo many other sources I would go to for theme park opinions, polls, facts, etc that are far more credited. We agree to disagree sir.