How are things, generally, in terms of attendance on July 4th at parks in the Midwest? Anybody able to weigh in on parks within 500 miles of Cincinnati?
I remember Paula saying that Memorial Day and Labor Day were always good times to come to HW and one year I went down to HW on Labor Day and had a blast!!! Hardly anybody was there!
Thanks in advance,
Kings Island and CP will be a little busier than normaal, consider them saturday crowds but one word of warning, Many peeps just pay for the parking and watch the fireworks shows from the parking lot. Exit times will be over one hour from the parking lot.
IB, Id say will be busy for what that park has capacity for. Geauga, Now that park might be the ticket for the fourth and not have much bigger crowds than any other day.
Thing about the Fourth of July, There are a ton of family gatherings and picnics that make theme parks not high priority. It is however prime time for vacationers.
Chuck, going to Holiday World on the third and Strickers Grove on the fourth.
Stricker's Grove is open on July 4th? Hell, that may be the ticket for me! 20 minutes across town!!
Thanks for the input. I really appreciate it!!
Chuck, strickers hours are 3-11 so if you wanna stop by coney or PKI beforehand, You should be able too.
Ride the Tornado early as it gets a long line about 900 but its one or two train wait the rest of the day. They have a POP of I think 15 bucks with five dollar parking. The food is to die for and cheap as well as the dollar drinks but you can bring your own.
I won't be anywhere near the flyers. ;)
Chuck, always great to meet new peeps!
I'm going to get there at 3 pm and see you at the Flyers!!!
Sounds like a party in the making!
Chuck, C U there!
Lord Gonchar said:
I'm thinking of making a short appearance at Stricker's as well. Just enough to check it out and move on. We'll see, nothing set in stone yet.
I won't be anywhere near the flyers.
That's typical of you, Gonch....make a cameo and then disappear! ;)
Barry and Nicole, you will LOVE Stricker's! I went last July 4th. I wish I could go this year but I can't. The two coasters are fun, the Flyers are insane, and it's the only park I have ever been to where you can husk your own corn. ;) The food is cheap and not too bad! It's very laid back. Bring a cooler if you want....but they don't allow booze.
The fireworks show is one of the best I have seen. It's worth it! Be sure and ride the train as well.....you can get some great photos! Wonderpark at the Cinci Mills Mall (is that right, Chuck?) is right down the road as well if you are into arcades and credit ho-ing.
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It is nothing short of a crying shame that I have NEVER been to Stricker's Grove and I probably live 25-30 minutes from there! But, you do have to do some advance planning to get to that one, as this business of being open only 1-2 days a year is tricky.
What's this Cincy Mills Mall thing you mentioned? I'll google it but I don't remember hearing anything about that.
What's the next Coasterbuzz event, btw??
Thank YOU for that and for the hilarious corn and hamburger photo!
Wonderpark is fun.....
That should help. They have some very cool DDR machines as well, if you are into that. They have a kiddy coaster called the Boa Squeeze as well as some other kiddy-ish rides.
Like Chuck said, PKI is crowded on July 4th. Wonderpark is a nice alternative, or Coney Island, before making your way to Stricker's. Some friends of mine are even visiting the Indy Zoo before going to Stricker's....so that may be something to think about.
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Only day I've seen the queue rails used for the Silver Comet at ALL, and to make matters worse, every single railing...
* this year crazy mouse will be open. I estimate a 4 hour line, at least.
So long story short, don't go there if you have the choice :-P
// alan j
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I'd go to SFKK, but our SF passes are still in Pittsburgh. Of all the things to forget...
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