Frontier City

Christmas Tree in the Main Hall

I really like the trend around the industry of having the park open for the holidays. It shortens the off-season which as all enthusiasts can tell you is the worst time of the year. So I was really excited when Frontier City announced that they were going to be having a Holiday in the Park. The first weekend was last weekend when I was out of town but I made sure to check it out on December 2nd. Since it was a Sunday night I was hoping that the park would be relatively empty, especially considering that it was a new event. I was rewarded with a nearly empty parking lot when I pulled in. It put a smile on my face walking down FC’s main street with all of the buildings covered in lights with a tree at the end of the street.

The FC Main Street
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Lights in Frontier City
Lights in Frontier City
Lights in Frontier City

The entire park was completely covered with lights and there was a roaming caroling troupe that would stop every few minutes to sing some carols.

Carolers
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Although the decorations were amazing, that’s not the reason I came! Luckily, just as I was expecting, the lines were really short, with a train wait being my longest queue all night. So I started at Steel Lasso.

Steel Lasso - 60/100

Steel Lasso Sign

I normally go for the front for this ride (and for all B&M inverts for that matter) but today I figured I’d give the back a shot. It was still a very fun ride but I definitely didn’t like it nearly as much as I did in teh front. There’s not nearly the same flying sensation when you can see the car in front of you.

Silver Bullet - 55/100

Silver Bullet Sign

This was the biggest disappointment for me this trip. I still enjoyed the ride but I was a lot more disoriented than I thought I was going to be. It might just be an issue of dehydration but I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as I did last time.

Wildcat x2 - 65/100

Wildcat Sign

Still my favorite coaster here! I sat on a wheel seat my first ride and wasn’t as impressed as I have been but then decided to go around again in my favorite seat (2-2) and I was rewarded with a really smooth ride with a few pops of airtime. Definitely give this seat a shot if you’re at the park!

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Wildcat Station

At this point I headed over to the kids area to see if I could ride Wild Kitty even though it says that if you’re over 54” you need a kid. I asked the ride op and got denied. Ohh well, it was worth a try!

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Lights in Frontier City
Lights in Frontier City

Diamondback - 45/100

On the way out I decided to stop at everyone’s favorite Arrow launched loop. This ride was actually my first zen ride as I was the only person in the train. Although it wasn’t too rough, it disoriented me even worse than Silver Bullet, to the point where I think that was my last ride for the night!

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Lights in Frontier City
Lights in Frontier City

Another great trip to Frontier City! This little park always manages to impress me. Of course I wish it had a star coaster. Something like Monster at Adventureland in IA would do great here, although my 100% not going to happen dream is an RMC Raptor. Regardless, I’m happy to have such a nice little park so close to me!

Lights in Frontier City
Lights in Frontier City
Lights in Frontier City
Lights in Frontier City
Lights in Frontier City
Lights in Frontier City