Uncle Bernie's Theme Park
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
September 16, 2003
Carrie and I had been needing a break for a while and when my friend Adam
called up telling us that we were going to join him for a week in Fort Lauderdale
on the beach in his time share we hopped right on it. During our stay
in Fort Lauderdale Adam took us to the dirt mall, known to everyone else
as the Swap Shop. When
we pulled up I immediately noticed a Ferris wheel hidden behind the main
building and headed over to go check it out.
Instead of finding just the wheel I walked into a small amusement park,
Uncle Bernie's Theme Park that is. After chatting with the ride op
(it was a slow day) I found out that they have been there for a little over
a year and had been slowly adding to it. While we were there they
were in the process of building the structures for canopies to get most
of Uncle Bernie's guests out of the sun while walking on the midway.
Uncle Bernie's has mostly rides for kids like this balloon ride but there
is a nice selection to keep someone busy for a few hours when not cruising
the stores at the Swap Shop.
The Dragon is the first coaster that you come to at Uncle Bernie's Theme