The day after my trek down to Tijuana, dad and I spent some time with his cousin Art after having stayed with his other cousin Heath up to this point. After our day visiting with Art and his family, I took a side trip to see my brother and his wife and son over in Brea, but made a stop before and after my time with them. The stop before was for a shameless credit courtesy of Fiesta Village in Colton, a smaller park that features a few rides, miniature golf course, some water slides and an outdoor skating rink.
Of course, the reason for coming here is to get another shameless coaster credit, thanks to a ride on the Dragon Roller Coaster, a Wisdom junior coaster. There was a concern of a possible delay in opening the ride due to wet seats because it had rained in the area right before my arrival. While having a wet seat wasn’t going to bother me, I appreciate the fact that they would consider this for other guests as not everyone would be in agreement with me about wet seats.
Once I left from Fiesta Village, I had the chance to visit my brother, sister-in-law and nephew for a few hours. As I made my way back to my dad’s cousin Heath’s house for our last dinner before we made our way home to Washington, I made a quick stop at Adventure City in Anaheim. Upon arrival to the park, the woman at the ticket booth was able to quickly identify me as a roller coaster enthusiast, and we had a very pleasant conversation about different parks and my current trip to California. Upon getting a coaster enthusiast discount for the park, I would take a few moments to look around this small park.
One of the things you will notice about the park is that it is really intended for the younger kids as they feature smaller rides. The lower cost of admission makes this place an ideal location for families to spend a few hours of enjoying some fun rides.
Of course, the main reason for my stop here was the coasters, which Adventure City features two. The first one ridden was Freeway Coaster, a Miler family coaster. While this model of coaster in itself may not be a unique layout, there are some features that do make this a unique ride, including one of the hills going OVER a tree! That’s right, the tree branch actually goes under the coaster.
The other coaster in this park is the one that is the bigger draw for the enthusiasts, and that is Rewind Racers, a Gerstlauer family shuttle coaster. Since the park is meant more for the younger crowd, this coaster isn’t going to be on too many top 10 lists, however, this is one that even adults can find to be a fun ride as the layout gives it some quick turns, and you get to go through the course backwards as well for a little bit of an added thrill.
After a couple laps on the Racers, it was time to head back to the house for the night, as tomorrow would being the long drive back North to Washington. It was nice to grab a few new credits at these parks and spend some time with by brother and his family.
And with that, we conclude our look back at the 2018 Winter Visit to California as the next day, dad and I began our long trek back home to Washington. I’d like to thank my dad Rudy again for putting the trip down by train together, as well as his cousins Heath and Art for welcoming us to stay with them while we were visiting. Thank you everyone for checking out this report, I hope you’ll come back for more Coasting with Culture.
-Take Care & Safe Travels