When Ken Goodman survived a car wreck at age 4, his parents feared that his nearly severed tongue would never speak again. After a complicated surgery and months of healing, they found he could not only speak but sing. Years later, he nabbed lead roles in musical-theater classics such as Bye Bye Birdie and The Music Man. His lengthy list of performances also includes operas, pageants, and a concert for the Austrian ambassador to the United States. These days, Ken flaunts his melodious vocals at the Vienna Theatre, the 75-seat performance space he owns with his wife, Stephanie. Here, he adds his tuneful spin to renditions of Broadway standards and folk duets with humming radiators. Nestled within the century-old Simon Mendel building, the theater is one of the few structures to survive the fire of 1928 and the man versus building tickle war of 1987.
Staffers at Adventureworks understand that the best adventures are the ones that take you out of your element. That's why they've outfitted the towering trees in their 1.7-acre forest with a 55 element aerial adventure course. Over the course of their 2 hour tours, guides send visitors on an adventure filled with avian wildlife and sky-high views of the ground below.
The Body Mind & Soul Expo advocates natural wellness and personal growth through free lectures and enlightening exhibitions and seminars from alternative-health practitioners and businesses. Melt cosmically into chairs during massages from Ashley Little, channel dormant Bert and Ernie personalities during hypnosis by Rich Ervin, and bedazzle spirit fingers with custom-made sterling-silver jewelry by Chon & Jasmine Stanley, who represent just a few of the event’s numerous exhibitors. Expo organizer and featured speaker Sharlette Pumphrey speaks Saturday at 2 p.m. on spiritual/intuitive development, illuminating the connection between spiritual growth and self-improvement as well as sharing messages from members of spirit families, including helpful reminders that the oven is still on. The expo lasts from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Thanks to The Gauntlet, butterflies fill visitors' stomachs long before they even enter Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park. The coaster looms high over the parking lot—forming a bright yellow web out of some 2,200 feet of steel track. Then, shrieks echo as riders plunge down a 110-foot drop and rocket through five inverted loops before finally planting their feet back on solid ground. And that's just the beginning.
Sprawling across the grounds are dozens of other attractions that cater to all levels of thrill-seeker. While the X-Coaster dangles riders and inspires avant-garde hair styles with its slowed-down loop, the family-friendly Big Bad John takes others on a runaway train ride through the forest. Elsewhere, a kiddie airplane ride and a carousel delight tiny visitors, and everyone can break to eat at the Lakeside Ice Cream Parlor.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Brands Used: Orvis, Rio, Sage, Simms, Patagonia
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Fly fishing on the famous Little Red
Recommended Age Group: All ages
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