It is big enough to entertain all ages, but small enough that you could hit all the attractions in one day if you so desired.
My favorite feature of Lake Winnie, as the locals call it, is it's adorably vintage feel, as it was built in 1925 by a couple whose granddaughter still runs the park today. Lake Winnie is complete with a majestic carousel built in 1916, lots of vintage kiddie rides, antique band organs serenading the park and an old wooden roller coaster. Of course, you could not pay me money to ride a rickety old roller coaster, but I do enjoy staring nostalgically at them.
|"To Paul Jones - a swell fellow in a swell Park. Lake Winnepesaukah. 1939. Doc & Sonora Carver."|
Of course, now I'm afraid I have built up your expectations too much and you will be disappointed unless you happen to also love charmingly-vintage amusement parks. Or you're an early 90s Disney movie buff (for my next post, I will be traveling to NYC and discussing Newsies.)
My sister, however, claims that Lake Winnie is smelly and creepy, and I will admit that the only thing I did not find charmingly vintage about Lake Winnie was the general public. I saw one lady wearing an actual bra and actual underwear in the waterpark. And that was one of the classier outfits.
|Seriously, why can't people still dress like this at amusement parks??|
|Charmingly vintage or totally creepy?|
|The view from the top of the Oh-Zone AKA the place I almost died.|
the rental stroller.
|Also good for naps.|
Which left Jack and me free to ride to our hearts' content.
And we did. (Even though I failed to get photographic evidence.)
|"Hey, Mom, can you take a picture of us in front of the lazy river?"|
|"Hey, Mom, can you get a picture of me with Jack on the parachutes?"|
|"Never mind, Mom, I'm going with a selfie!"|
And decide for yourself.
(Just know that the diving horses no longer perform. Sadly.)