Monday, March 29, 2010

Aerial Antics: Martin's Fantasy Island

Martin's Fantasy Island, located in Grand Island, NY, is the focus of this week's Aerial Antics. The medium sized theme park offers a nice selection of rides and attractions, as well as a water park. Originally it started out as Fantasy Island, then eventually became Two Flags Over Niagara Fun Park, and finally it's current name.

The park has a large section devoted to the little ones. Here there is a selection of rides for the tots, as well as a petting zoo (see the barn area on the left). The train station is also conveniently located nearby.

Another section of the park that is a direct throwback to its roots is this cozy area. Guests can take canoes out to the Indian Village that's located on the island.

The park got it's permanent spot on enthusiasts' hit lists when the Silver Comet wooden coaster opened in in 1999. Designed by Custom Coasters, the ride stands 82 ft. tall is stretches 2,800 ft. long.

This section of the park is home to several other big rides, such as the Crazy Mouse spinning coaster. Also seen is Flight - a Zamperla vertical swing ride that was introduced in 2008.

I love Log Flumes, and even the simplicity of this one isn't a turn off for me. Simple, yet effective!

Martin's Fantasy Island also has a small water park, seen here. One of the newer slides is the Cannon Bowl, which drops riders into a huge bowl with a splashy finish.

For Bing's aerial of the park, click here.