(Re)Visiting Edaville: Top 3 Reasons to head back to the Railroad

Chances are if you are from Southern New England your childhood included a trip to Edaville Railroad. You might recall a leisurely train ride through the park’s cranberry bogs or a visit to see the park’s Christmas Lights. We visited this past weekend and the train and the lights are still there, but a lot has changed at Edaville in the past few years. The former railroad park has been transformed into a theme park for families and is still expanding. Keep reading for the top three reasons that you should check it out. 1. A Variety of Attractions   After passing through the entrance you will immediately encounter the… Read More

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Wooden Warrior Day at Quassy: Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

For the past six years Quassy, a small, family oriented park in Middlebury, CT has celebrated the roller coaster that is credited with putting them back on the map.  May 7, 2016 marked the park’s 6th annual Wooden Warrior Day…and oh how it rained!  But this park is so great, a little rain could not put a damper on a fantastic day! For those pre-registered for Wooden Warrior Day, the coaster opened at 9am for ERT (exclusive ride time).  The coaster and the rest of the park opened to the general public at 11.  The Wooden Warrior is, as its name suggests, a wooden coaster.   Designed by the Gravity Group… Read More

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School Vacation at Six Flags New England

I’ll admit that I used to frequent Six Flags New England every year on opening day.  Lines and overall experience have generally kept me away from this park, but as it is one of the few local parks open this early in the season, I decided to give it another try. Date of Visit:  Thursday April 21, 2016 The weather was beautiful and unseasonably warm, with temperatures exceeding 80 degrees in mid-afternoon.  We got up early and decided to hit a park.  This trip included a ten year old roller coaster enthusiast (my step-daughter) and a 6 month old future coaster enthusiast (my son).  We opted for season passes.  If you intend… Read More

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