This weekend Ben and Brian and I went to Lakeside, right in my neighborhood. I’d heard a lot of bad press about this place, accidents and what not. But Ben is itching for rides, especially after getting a taste at Universal Studios last weekend. He and Brian used to be big fans of Elitch Gardens, until it moved and turned into a cement lot, I mean, Six Flags. Lakeside looks like nothing has changed in the past 50 years. It’s just $2 to enter and $1-2 per ride. Hot dogs only $1.50! I didn’t do any rides (feeling a little sick that day) but I totally dug the kitsch and vintage signs. Enjoy!
Anyone know what Redit means?
Ben thinks the Matterhorn was at the old Elitches. Check out the Scrambler font! The guys rode the Wild Chipmunk and said there isn’t a lap bar or seat belt, just a handle on the side.
I loved this bumper car sign (Autoskooters).
Brian was supremely disappointed that the Flight to Mars was down for repairs. He really really really wanted to go inside anyway. The general manager said it should be running next week.
I love this: the world’s most exciting ride. Really.
I didn’t get a good picture of the rocket ride Ben loved. Bad lighting.
The carnival booths are a bit ghetto, but eerie enough to supplement the atmosphere. Brian got 9 plastic spider rings with his earnings from skeeball.