Advice on PKI/PKD/SFWOA

Friday, July 20, 2001 3:48 PM
I am planning a trip on september 7/8 to Cedar Point on the 7th and thinking about a trip to another park on saturday the 8th. I've never been to a park besides Cedar Point, and want advice on parks in the area, I am thinking about Paramount Kings Dominion in VA, Paramount Kings Island in OH, or Six Flags Worlds of Adventure in OH. Does anyone have advice on which would be the best??(I am particularly interested in quality roller coasters)

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Welcome back riders, how was your ride...Enjoy your day, here at Cedar Point, America's roller coast.
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Friday, July 20, 2001 3:55 PM
I know SFWoA has three quality steel coasters (Batman: Knight Flight, X-Flight, Superman: Ultimate Escape) and two quality wooden coasters (Villian and Big Dipper). The others don't look all that bad IMO. Plus you get the animal park if you like that kind of stuff. I've never been to PKD, so I don't know about that park. I like PKI, though.

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Friday, July 20, 2001 4:18 PM
Well, Kings Dominion is a pretty good park. They just got that SS Air Thrust Coaster. I think that would be your best bet for all around coasters. They have Volcano, Anaconda, and Flight of Fear(also at King's Island too). They also have 3 woodies too. They are Rebel Yell, the Grizzly, and the Hurler!!! Now Kings Island on the other hand pretty much is the same layout as Kings Dominion (they both are owned by the same people of course), but Kings Island has two of the best woodies in the country, Beast and Son of Beast. SFWOA is a nice park as well!!! It features the likes of the Villan, Big Dipper as the woodies, and Batman Knight Flight, Superman the Ultimate Escape, and X-Flight!!! Which ever one you decide on picking, you can't go wrong.
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Friday, July 20, 2001 4:43 PM
PKD has four woodies,don't forget scooby doo's ghoster coaster,sure it's a junior woodie but it's still worth a spin.(if you can fit in the junior sized trains).
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Friday, July 20, 2001 5:47 PM
No matter where you go you won't be disapointed. However i'd pick SFWoA. They have newer and better coasters than the rest. I think that PKD only has 3 good coasters (TA2k,FoF,V:TBC) which are great but are very short. Also FoF is a clone of FoF at PKI. TA2k is great but only feels like 10 seconds. Volcano is great. The wait's for this park's good rides can reach hours. All of their good rides usually have a 1-3 hour wait. PKD has 3 true woodies, 2 of which are ok. Hurler was blah and Rebel Yell was rough. Grizzly is ok. No CCI:( PKI has 2 good woodys and 1 good steel. Beast and SOB are good. A little rough but good. FoF is their only good steel. Top Gun is real short, it should've been made longer. Drop Zone is also good, but not a coaster. SFWoA has the only B&M out of the parks, it's also a floorless. SFWoA also has an ACE classic, Big Dipper, has the old school lap bars (like BS's old ones) and is full of airtime, it was just retracked by CCI, it's also 75 years old. X-FLight the only flying coaster out of the bunch, and a very intense ride, buy a fastpass for this thing. Superman:Ultimate Escape was the first impulse coaster with a twisted spike, it's also awesome. The Villain is one of the best woodies i've ever been on, it's one of the categories that SFWoA has CP beat in, wood. It is a double out and back CCI masterpeice. It's full of airtime and twists. The rest of their coasters are Double Loop (smooth arrow looper from '77), RWB an okay woody, a little rough, but isn't that a woody, Roadrunner Express, kiddy coaster, Serial Thriller, nicley themed SLC, Mind Eraser, Boomerang, i think that's all. BTW if you go to SFWoA go to Coyote Creek first because you can get 10 rides on Villain in an hour. Hope I helped:)

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HurricaneGeauga- Just in case
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Friday, July 20, 2001 7:08 PM
Dude, if you are planning on driving to your next park the evening of your day at CP, the count out PKD. That is a LONG honkin' drive! Here's my two cents on your other contenders.

PKI Highlights
The Beast - My favorite woodie of all time. Most of it runs through the forest where you can't see much, and of course, the ending double helix has yet to be matched for a ride finale.
Son of Beast - Haven't even seen it yet, but hey it's a looping woodie!
Vortex - IMHO, The best of the late '80's Arrow mega-loopers. It's much more compact than Viper, Shockwave, or GASM.
Top Gun - The last of the Arrow suspendeds. Cool ride, but way too short
There are some others, but those are the biggies.

SFWoA Highlights
X-Flight - The Flying Dutchman is like nothing else you've ever ridden. Must be experienced, but be prepared for a long wait.
Batman: Knight Flight - A beautiful B&M Floorless built over a swamp. Great elements, great theming, great ride.
Superman: Ultimate Escape - Think of it as the bastard love child of a shuttle coaster and a pirate ship ride. Way cool!
Some other stuff too, but my one visit was tainted by rude personnel.

I think that either way you go, you'll have a blast.

Enjoy!!!!

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"Just remember, wherever you go, there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai
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Friday, July 20, 2001 7:33 PM
Hope this helps you out a little:

http://coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=8580
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Friday, July 20, 2001 7:36 PM
I would go along with minimizing your travel time. Unless PKI is on you way home, go to SFWOA. They are all parks with a wide selection of caosters.
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