Family Trip to Wild Adventures

Last week my family and I got to visit Wild Adventures in Valdosta, Georgia. Luckily for us, the weather for our visit was nice. The sun was always shinning and no rain could be found. Because of this, the heat was our number one enemy. My dad joked the whole time and said, ” we were just south of the surface of the sun.” And he was right! On our first day (thursday), we entered the park shortly after two in the afternoon. To our surprise, most of the rides had no wait at all. For us this was a blessing. My brother and I rode almost everything in that one day! IMAG2195.jpg

After riding rides and being out in the scorching heat, we needed a break. We decided to go look at some of the parks animal exhibits. Here we not only saw some cool animals, but learned about them too. Some rides in the park even incorporate animals, like the train. One ride, Rattler, uses animals in the que line. My favorite animal at the park was Twister, the alligator (below). My brother and I just had to take a picture with him.IMAG2178.jpg

After that, I had to ride a water ride before heading back to the hotel. My brother suggested the Tasmanian River Rapids. Of course, I was game for anything, so I agreed. I loved the unique “whirlpool” effect. It sure made for a great spot to get wet. Well, for me to get wet anyway.IMAG2215.jpg

The next day, we attended the park once again, but this time with my grandparents, aunt, uncle, and my two young cousins. The park offers a lot of rides for families and small children. This came in handy for us, as my cousins and brother could not get enough rides.IMAG2163.jpg

The Georgia heat continued to test us. We needed to cool off, so we headed to Splash Island (included in park admission), the water park at Wild Adventures. The water park has slides and play areas for kids of all ages, as well as a wave pool and lazy river. It was a great way to end the day, as well as have a lot of fun!IMAG2229.jpg

Overall, the trip to Wild Adventures was great! The staff was incredibly friendly and really seemed to enjoy their job. I really hope to visit again sometime soon. Thank you Wild Adventures, for great times and great memories!

-Lexie
For more information on Wild Adventures

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Dollywood Announces “Lightning Rod” for 2016 Season

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Dollywood this morning announced a major addition to their already awesome coaster line up for the 2016 season.  “Lightning Rod” will be the first ever launched wooden coaster as well as the fastest coming in at 73MPH.  The launch will pull the train up the 20 story lift hill at 45mph.   It will have 3,800ft of track with 12 airtime moments, including the first ever quadruple down on any coaster.  Look for more information to come on this coaster in the near future.  Start planning your trip now to the Smoky Mountains to ride this amazing coaster.

Pictures via Dollywood

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For information on Dollywood and other parks be sure to check out our facebook page.

Reporting for Bparcs.com Jason Slone

2015 Six Flags Announcements

 

 

Today is the big day for Six Flags and all its parks announcing their new rides for 2015.  Below is a list of some of those rides.

Six Flags New England Wicked Cyclone

Six Flags Magic Mountain Twisted Colossus

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Batman: The Ride

Six Flags Great Adventure Looping Dragon

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Dare Devil Chaos

Six Flags Over Texas Justice League Dark Ride

Six Flags Over Georgia Jokers Chaos

Six Flags America Bourbon Street Fireball

The Great Escape Buccaneer Beach

Six Flags St. Louis Justice League dark ride
Six Flags Mexico Sky Screamer

La Ronde Maison Rouge year-round haunt

For additional information you check check out the companys website at https://www.sixflags.com/newfor2015.


For additional info on Six Flags and all its parks and other parks checkout our Facebook page.

Reporting for Bparcs.com Jason Slone

 

 

Holiday World 2015 Ride Announcement

Holiday World is really hyping up there new ride for 2015 with a dedeciated website just to throw out 66 days of clues  http://www.holidayworld.com/66days. The 66 days will end on July 24th when all should be revealed.   It has also been said that this new ride will be the largest investment and expansion in park history.  What could they be adding to go with the parks trifecta of awesome wooden coasters? Time will tell as we willl continue to follow along with the clues and wait anciously for the 24th to arrive.

Photos via The Herald

For information on Holiday World and other parks be sure to visit out Facebook page.

Reporting for BPARCS.com Jason Slone

Bigger Better Coasterthon

On June 7 more than 28 riders will start a coasterthon at Six Flags over Georgia. Riders are collecting donations for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Two of the riders are back for a second year. Best Park and Roller Coaster Seeker owner Brad Mahan and Courtney Marcum.  Last year both finished 10 hours, 121 laps on The Scream Machine.

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That ride raised over $5000 and had12 riders.
This year the event has grown to 49 people that signed up and as of Sunday has 26 seats spoken for and they have raised over $8000. Riders collect money until 5 pm the day of the ride.  If you would like to donate to a rider see the links . 100 % of the donations help the Cardiac Center which treats. Over 24000 children every year.

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To donate to Brad Mahan.
To donate to Courtney Marcum.

News From Children’s Healthcare of Alanta

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May 23, 2013–

This year, Best Park and Roller Coaster Seeker (BPARCS) owner, Brad Mahan, and quite a number of riders volunteered, and will be the riding the “MindBender” at Six Flags Over Georgia for 9 hours for the “Coasterthon for Children’s“.
If you haven’t chosen a rider to sponser or donate to, please do it, all goes to the Children, whom are sick and in need of this healthcare. This year the Coasterthon for Children is for the cardiac unit. Have a heart and donate to the riders, to help these children. The event will take place June 7th, 2013 at Six Flags Over Geogia. On the MindBender ride!..Thank You all in advance!!
Coasterthon for Children’s

Date:
Friday, June 07, 2013 –
Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Location:
Six Flags Over Georgia
275 Riverside Parkway SW
Austell, GA

About this Atlanta Charity Event
Join us for a ticket to fun at Coasterthon for Children’s. Enjoy the thrill of riding roller coasters while supporting Children’s on Friday, June 7 at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Registration for Coasterathon will be open to riders 15 years and older until June 4 with a registration fee of $10. Riders will experience the thrill of the MindBender as many times as they can.

This is a great event for a great cause with many fantastic prizes available.

Ways to help

Send patients a smile
The Children’s SmileGram program lets friends and family members send a message of cheer to their loved one at our Egleston or Scottish Rite hospitals. Once received, messages will be delivered to the patients’ rooms within 24 to 48 hours, seven days a week.

Thank your caretakers
If you have recently visited Children’s and would like to recognize your physician, nurses or any other staff, visit choa.org/thankyou to leave a message and learn about other ways to stay in touch.

Connect With Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta or Best Park and Roller Coaster Seeker(BPARCS)’s” Coasterthon for Children” to donate or sponser a rider today, every donation made is very appreciated not only by the children but I’m sure their parents as well.

Sincerely,
A Special Thank You to Everyone From:
Best Park and Roller Coaster Seeker (BPARCS)
And Staff.
If you have any questions feel free to contact-
Sharon Robinson
404-785-7362

“Best Park and Roller Coaster Seeker’s ‘Owner’ Supports “Atlanta Children’s Hospital, Join in Making This Year the Best Yet”

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April 8, 2013
Dear friend,

This might sound a little crazy, but it’s worth it for the kids at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta!

A friend of mine, Brad Mahan, signed up for the Coasterthon for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta which will be held June 7th at Six Flags Over Georgia. He will be riding the MindBender roller coaster for up to 10 hours – really! In order to get a seat on the coaster, He needs to raise the most money he can. He set a goal of $1000 but we want to blow that goal away! Will you help me help him, help the Children? Your donation is tax deductible. The money raised is for the Cardiac Center that mends kids heart and lift their spirits.

Here is Brad’s Bio:
He is a true Roller coaster fan.
He worked at Six Flags from 1987 thru 2001.
He has had Season Passes to Six Flags since 1975
He is a member of American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE)
He is a member of The CoasterCrew
He owns Best Park and Roller Coaster Seeker (Bparcs.com)
He has current season Passes to 5 Different brand parks.
He has been on many newscast ,when a new ride opens.
He has been on the Travel Channel Many times.
He can be seen on Bert The Conqueror Show, on the Tennessee(season 1 show5) and South Carolina episodes .(season 1 show 10)
He was the 1st official rider when Goliath opened at Six Flags, which he raised money for Children’s then also.

He did the Coasterthon in 2012 and came in second just $85 dollars short. He did make it all 10 hours where the one that collected the most only lasted 6 hours. This year lets let him win both in collections and Longest rider.

How could you not want to support him.
This Coasterthon means so much to so many children in need. If you would like to Join Brad and get a seat , check out the details On The Coasterthon site.

Thanks so much for your support!

Follow This Link to visit my personal webbest correct  color logoimage007 page and help me in my efforts to support Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

For more Information on Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

For more information on Six Flags Over Georgia

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