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Delgrosso's Amusement Park, Tipton, PA

Our plan for this Saturday was pretty simple.  We were going to do what coaster enthusiasts call a "kamikaze" and visit more than one park in a day, namely the three small amusement parks that sit between State College and Pittsburgh, PA.  The three parks were Lakemont Park, DelGrosso's Amusement Park and Idlewild Park.  We started out at Lakemont and then headed fifteen miles north to a small park that is known as much for the food it has as it is known for its collection of rides;   DelGrosso's Park.

Delgrosso's Amusement Park, Tipton, PA

With a lot of construction going on for DelGrosso's massive waterpark expansion it was a little confusing finding our way into the parking lot and eventually over  the road to the ride section of the park.

Delgrosso's Amusement Park, Tipton, PA

With hitting three parks in a day we had to plan out our time in order to get what we wanted out of each park.  For DelGrosso's our goal was simply to:

1.  Ride the Wacky Worm coaster.

2.  Ride the Crazy Mouse coaster.

3.  Experience some of DelGrosso's famous pizza for lunch.

Delgrosso's Amusement Park, Tipton, PA

The DelGrosso family has owned this park since 1947 although for the most of the parks history it has been known as Bland's Park.  Bland's Park got started in 1907 as a small amusement park on Mr. Bland's property.  In 1947 the DelGrosso family purchased the park and in 2000 the name was changed to DelGrosso's Park.

Delgrosso's Amusement Park, Tipton, PA

After spending the morning at a virtually deserted Lakemont Park it was nice being in a park that was full of life like DelGrosso's.


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