So this last weekend we went to Paramount Kings Dominion amusement park for their annual Gay Days dance and festival sponsored by Brother Help Thyself which I think is another AIDS charity. It was great a few years ago when we all went and we were completely excited to be there again. We did remember though that a few things annoyed us but when we got there around 9 pm and saw how huge the crowd was that showed up for gay days, it had to be a blast.
We went and had our IDs checked for drinking wristbands and hurried into the amusement park. The rides at Paramount Kings Dominion are absolutely amazing. We started on this metal rollercoaster that seats for people across and does a ton of flips and turns and rolls every where and in every direction possible. The ride was incredible and everyone had a good time. We saw a ton of our friends in line as well and that made it even more fun, however there were also a ton of really loud trashy people there too which got old and annoying fast. However, it was our first ride so we decided to ignore them and just have fun.
When we finished with that ride, we hurried to the next one which was the grizzly bear and is a wooden rollercoaster since our one friend was afriad of the steel ones that go upside down. This wooden rollercoaster was amazing, especially since it was pitch black most of the ride, and the other good thing about gay days at Paramount Kings Dominion is that there are little to no lines at all for the rides. So when we pulled into the station, we actually just stayed in our seats and rode the Grizzly Bear Rollercoaster a second time. It was seriously fun.
After the Grizzly Bear we went on the Rebel Yell which is another wooden rollercoaster….hrmmmm a bunch of gay guys riding wood and bears….the joke makes itself work lol. This one is cool. It isn’t too bumpy and it is a racing rollercoaster where one train goes forwards and the other goes backwards so you have your choice on if you want to see what is coming and if you are winning the race or not know when the next hill is coming or who is in the lead. Either way it is a fun coaster and you will love it.
After we rode a couple more rides and made jokes about guess your weight and age, we made it to my favorite ride of the night and the last ride of the night. There is a picture of it below. It was a huge metal rollercoaster that you hang from the track on. You start by moving forward slowly then you get propelled around 70 miles per hour up the middle of this huge Mountain and start spinning around the track sideways and upside down. This rollercoaster was not only amazing and fun, but it was even better because you could not see the track so you have no idea which way you would flip or spin next. Everyone loved it and definitely was ready to go dancing after the ride got our adrenaline up….except for our friend who was scared of the ride. However, we did make one more pit stop on our way to the dance area.
We stopped at the deep fried Louisiana styled restaurant for snacks and margaritas,,,we couldn’t possibly show up to dance without a cocktail now could we. The food was actually good. My Shrimp PoBoy was actual large butterflied Shrimp and my friends corn dog was really fresh and smelled amazing. The Chicken Ceaser Salad though was really scary looking and my friend said it tasted like crap. The Chicken Fingers were completely standard but what really sucked was the Margaritas. They had no alcohol on them. the salt on the rim came off and didn’t even taste like salt and the Margaritas tasted like a 7-11 Slurpee and not a cocktail. They are seriously not worth ever ordering or drinking. They were aweful and unfortunately set the mood or should have been a warning for the rest of the night.
We get to the dance area (pictures below again) and the speakers were amazing. The base was clear and loud and the music wasn’t horrible. We also heard a cute remix of the new Whitney Houston song. So we got in line for drinks and watched all of the people with gow toys playing and hanging out and spinning their glowtoys and those stupid trashy people apparently can breed and grow by the hundreds in a matter of hours because we were stuck in a group of 1000 smelly loud trashy idiots yelling girl,,,ohhh hell no….b*tch please,,,,grrrlll I’m gona kick ya *ss, etc… and it was out of control because they were spilling drinks, stepping on people and just being obnoxious. This really made the beginning of the dancing get off to a bad start but hey, you can still find a good spot to dance and still have fun.
So we get to the bar and order our drinks…all none with top shelf since they didn’t have a bar, just lemonade, hurricanes, a rasperry drink and vodka cranberry with no real cranberry juice just fake flavoring and some serious sugar and watering down to try and fill them. The drinks tasted like crap and my jaw is still hurting from all of the sugar in these crap drinks. The only ones that actually tasted like liquor were the blue hurricanes and they were sooo loaded with sugar water that they hurt to drink to. The drinks were aweful so that didn’t help our mood, but at least the music was good, so we decided to dance.
We found a place by the steps to the dj booth and started dancing when all of the sudden we were surrounded by even more trash and when they kept bumping into us and everyone else, then grabbing random people when they were asked to stop and acting seriously stupid like they had never been out in public before we said f it,,,lets get the hell out of here and go back to DC and go to Town to go dancing instead. Anyways, the trashy people and crappy drinks ruined Gay Days at Paramount Kings Dominion and it is not worth going to. However the rides were fabulous so if you want a park with great rides and to enjoy some seriously cool rollercoasters, you should definitely go to Paramount Kings Dominion, however if you want to have a good time, do not go for Gay Days, go another day or time and you will not regret it. If for some reason you do want to go for Gay Days, I recommend you at least drink beer, the cocktails suck and if you want to fit in, buy yourself some lightup toys from the store in the banner ad in this post and bring them yourself…they have all of the same toys and sell them in small wholesale quantities so that you and all of your friends can have all the cool light up toys that they sell there but for 1/4 of the cost.