I like to pack in as many parks as possible into one trip, especially when one of those parks is too small to really justify visiting alone. I did it last weekend with Camden Park and I did it again this weekend with Beech Bend. Kentucky Rumbler makes the park worth a visit but the rest of the coasters fail to make the park a destination. So with that in mind, I found out it was two hours away from Holiday World, making it a perfect park to visit in the morning before Holiwood Nights activities started for the day. So I took off from my hotel early in the morning and got to the park around 11am. I headed straight to the most important coaster of the day.
Rumbler is the premier ride at the park and the reason why you’d want to come here. After getting on GCIs in back to back weekends, I was really excited to get on another one. It was kinda tough to form an expectation for this ride based on the POVs. So after riding, I think it’s solidly in the middle tier of GCIs. It’s not taken care of quite as well as other coasters and is a little rough in parts but on the other hand, the layout is a lot of fun and feels a little like Renegade or Gold Striker if not quite as good. Solid coaster and worth your time to come and visit!
The funniest thing about the coaster was their mask policy. Even if masks aren’t required at the park, I still wear one to protect myself and others and I’ve never had an issue wearing it on a ride at any other masks optional park. But when I got on the ride here, I was told I had to pull it down. Very strange considering that I’ve worn it without any trouble on much bigger coasters. Whatever, luckily the coaster train was pretty empty so I didn’t mind pulling it down for the duration of the ride.
It’s an SBF spinner 🤷
After rising Spinning Out, I got some lunch, specifically a Philly Cheesesteak that was a lot more barbecue-y than I expected but was still tasty, and headed over to Wild Mouse to finish out the coaster set just to be greeted by a closed sign and no ride ops in sight. After getting some dessert from the stand next door, I came back to find that the ride was still closed. It bummed me out knowing that I’d need to come back at some point to finish the set of coasters at the park but what else can I really do?
So I walked around the park and got my shots that I needed. After doing that and heading towards the entrance to leave the park, I peeked through the water park towards Wild Mouse only to see it running!! I immediately headed over and got my ride in.
So it’s a pretty standard Zamperla mouse, nothing too wild here. I had an acceptable amount of spinning which is always good when you’re fairly dehydrated. It’s one step closer to 400 so it’s all good to me!
After riding Wild Mouse, I grabbed a drink and headed back to my car to drive back to Holiday World. What did I think of the park? Overall pretty good. The water park looked to be in pretty good shape with a good variety of slides and there were plenty of interesting flat rides. My only complaint is that at $40 admission, it’s a little expensive for what you end up getting. Another coaster would go a long way to fill that, maybe something like a Raptor? But overall, I’m glad I came and enjoyed the time I spent here!