Well coaster friends….. The end of the 2015 season is upon us. Unless you are lucky enough to live in warmer climate areas with parks they stay open longer, right now you are trying to figure out how to make it through the next 5 or 6 months till your favorite park opens back up for business for the 2016 season. To make matters worse the parks continue to torment us with photos of rides being taken apart for their off season overhauls. Why must they do this to us?
So after you have seen the 50 pictures that show up daily in your feed that you try so hard to ignore, you bring yourself for the reality it is indeed the end of the season and YOU are going to need to find something to do constructively for the next several months. Maybe you reintroduce yourself to your family, because you were on the road so much during the summer going from park to park they forgot who you were and what you looked like? Maybe you take up a new hobby? Knitting? Board Games? Card Games? Maybe catch up on those sitcom reruns that have been on the DVR that you have not bothered to watch because you were never home, and your wife is nagging you because the DVR is almost full because of it?! (Not that I am speaking from experience or anything 😉).
So what do I do in the off season????? I lace these bad boys up and RUN!!!! I participate in several spring races and use the winter off season to train for them. It’s something that makes the off season go much faster and I really enjoy it. It’s also great exercise and after a season of amusement park food we all know we could use all that we can get, if you know what I mean 😱😳.
So what do you do till your favorite park opens in the spring other than mark your calendar with the number of days to opening day and cross them off with each passing day. Let us know how you cope with the winter park blues.
Photos via Cedar Point and Kings Island Facebook Pages.