Good Grief said:
Would they know what to do with the airtime though? (in reference to El Toro)
Tell me! Tell me!
El Toro has some of the most extreme airtime ever built into a Intamin coaster. In fact, ET is the only ride I've ever seen that has warnings on the back of the seats warning about 'Strong upward lift.' The jump overtop of Rolling Thunder's first drop is absolutely insane.
After all the tips I'm vacillating between a Kennywood/Hershey trip or Universal.
Addendum to info: the boys aren't into water parks (go figure), but we love flumes that don't drench you. And I hate spinning flats that require massive doses of anti-emetics.
Both KW and HP have log flumes that aren't too bad. As for flats, KW has the more diverse and intense selection.
I've never been to Universal, but I've done the Disney and back trip with my parents twice when I was a teenager (I live in Baltimore). I don't know exactly where you live, but if you frequent CP, I would count on two full days of driving back and forth, unless you can hack almost 17 hrs of driving (according to MapQuest) in one day. And that's based on CP to Universal park-to-park.
If they like waterparks, Universal has a working relationship w/ Wet N' Wild, (and to some extent with Sea World, who will also open their own waterpark in '08), and you can usually add them on to your stay for a little extra per person. Check their website to make sure of that though.
2020 Trips: Canceled by Corona
Good Grief said:
Addendum to info: the boys aren't into water parks (go figure?), but we love flumes that don't drench you.
Before going off on another tangent, folks should re-read this comment.
I wonder why Ohio can't have parks like this. Other than the two megaparks, all there are as far as I know are the Columbus zoo (which lacks big thrill rides), Strickers Grove (which is very small and only open to the general public two or three days a year -- they specialize in private picnics), and Coney Island (in Cincinnati) which no longer has the major thrills. Certainly Geauga Lake, LeSourdsville, Idora, and the original Coney Island are sorely missed.
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