Roller Coaster Power Slams

My cousin and I love to ride roller coasters. We are both pass-holders at some of the local theme park. Leading up to one particular trip, he mentioned we were planning to “power slam roller coasters all day long.” Such day trips have been called such thence.

My kids love rollover coasters as much as I do, and they’ve been begging me to take them on a Power Slam for months. Today, we finally made it work.

What a disaster.

As I sit here in line (yes, I’m literally sitting in the queue line) waiting for the next ride – which will be only the third of the day – I am stunned at how packed this place is. The world is still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the theme park website is very clear on the current situation and the ways they are mitigating risk.

  • Limiting park capacity
  • Requiring reservations to gain admission – yes, even for pass holders
  • Frequent cleaning and sanitization
  • Hand-sanitizer stations throughout the park
  • Requiring face coverings at all time and in all ares unless actively eating or drinking

With all of that, I feel safe. But I feel like they missed the mark for limiting park capacity. Is the guest limit any different than it was prior to the pandemic?

If we get this ride and one more, I’ll be surprised. The kids are still enjoying themselves, and the will remember the day their dad took them on a power slam. But I think we definitely need a do over. Maybe we will take a day off during the week in an attempt to avoid some of these spring crowds.

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