from the top of the ferris wheel

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posted by GHB

Hershey Park sure does look exciting from way up high! Me and PHB went on a ride to look above Hershey park, the ferris wheel!!! This is a picture i took from almost the top of the ride. Sadly PHB’s fear of heights got the better of her and she mostly stared at the bottom of the car. LHB sat this one out viewing from the bottom. I thought it was awesome to see the park from above. Later in the ride all the lights turned on. Sadly the lights on the ferris wheel seemed to be broken and were pretty disappointing.

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PHB snapped this picture of a ride called the Flying Falcons, while we were riding.  The base turns around, the cars spin, all the groups of cars spin, and you go up and down the post. Just like the Comet, this is one of the rides that I had to coax LHB to go on. PHB calls me the Thrill Seeker.

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The third ride we went on was the Comet, a roller coaster that went on many steep hills. Like a lot of rides LHB had to be persuaded to get on. But after, she ended up liking 95% of them. The line was long but it was worth it — the coaster goes up then down a steep hill then loops around, goes up another BIG hill but not as steep as the first one, then it goes on a series of smaller hills that are really bumpy. It looped around, one more big hill, then takes you back. PHB luckily snapped this picture of us as we were going up one of the larger hills. We are in the 3rd row from the bottom!

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This is a picture of a ride called the Lightning Racers, from the top of the ferris wheel.  I went on this roller coaster 3 times, including once after dark, with the lights on! LHB went on it twice with me, both times during the day.  The cool thing about this ride is that there are two cars and two side by side tracks, like twins, ha ha! It’s basically a race between the two cars – one is red and one is green. The red one turns you on your side a lot and the green one has a lot more hills. In my opinion, the green one is programmed to win the race every time.

skeeballHershey Park was so awesome.  I’m glad I got to go there! On our way out of the park we picked up some skeeball prizes. LHB and I got small stuffed giraffes, and PHB got a stuffed Hershey Kiss!  After that we took the shuttle bus back to the Hershey Lodge and collapsed.

– GHB

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5 thoughts on “from the top of the ferris wheel

  1. So happy to see these great photos, especially about the ferris wheel.
    By wild coincidence I did a lot of research last night on Mr. Ferris and
    his wheel. Will tell you when I see you in less than 24 hours.
    In Chapel Hill there will be Thursday evening bar-b-q – 15 relatives are expected!
    Love,
    Grandaddy

  2. Crazy. Not me, Gurl! I admire your courage and pluck, because my fear of heights precludes any enjoyment of these individual trips on the machinery! More power to you!

  3. I’m with LHB on the thrill-seeking. Many of my amusement-park memories are accompanied by the sound of Aunt Betsy’s voice drawling, “Come on, Amy! Don’t be such a wimp!” (I don’t know how to spell “wimp” as a two-syllable word, which is how she said it.) Sounds like you’re all having a great time! Thanks for letting us travel vicariously–my favorite way to go on roller coasters!

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