I always thought amusement parks are a great alternative to the usually sort of boring date things, even if your date doesn't really enjoy coasters. The thing is I don't know if amusement parks are good for a first date since they are pretty expensive and can occupy a whole day, which sometimes can be awful if you do not hit it off with your date. What's peoples opinions on this?
I think that amusement parks would be great for a date, but Elitch Gardens wouldn't compare to Great America (SF) on a date. There are bigger rides there at Great America, and I would have a funnier time there, and hopefully my date would, too :)
------------- "Duff Man Says... Ohhh Yeah!" Current Favorite Coasters: 1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Dueling Dragons (Ice)
The best time to take a date is during FrightFest/Halloween events! Be sure to go in the haunted houses :)... now is your chance! Though, I am sure you and your date would have fun regardless if the relationship "ticks" or not... you can always have fun in an amusement park!
A few guys have taken me to MA(...or I took them, considering it's my second home during the summer :)). Each time was a blast, and it didn't even matter to me if they rode Timbers all day. It was fun just to float along the lazy river all afternoon, or hit all the flat rides. Few things are more romantic than eating ice cream in front of the best wooden coaster during the evening and just taking it all in...at least from this coaster chick's point of view;). ------------- Kara 403 Laps
I took my girlfriend to Fright Fest and we had a fantastic time! It was so cool how she held onto my arm on the coasters at SFGRAM and I loved every minute of it! it was her first time on any of those kinds of coasters!!! She even rode Deja Vuedoo with me!
Actually Indiana Beach would probably be a great date. General admission is $3.00. Inside, along with the rides, you'll find many places to eat of course, a teen dance club, a lounge with live music and dancing, a bar by the beach, the beach of course, arcades, midway games, walks along the boardwalk and if you wanted to ride a couple rides, you could purchase a ticket. It sounds like a perfect date to me, except I of course would go ahead and buy the POP wrist bands, in May preferably when they were buy one get one free at $15.00.
In high school I took my girl friend to Pontchartrain Beach in New Orleans. In college my folks live in Houston where I found that Astroworld was a great place to meet girls as well as going on dates. I always liked the rides where you sit one behind the other such as log flumes.
...now that I think about it, I almost wish they didn't get rid of Nightmare at Phantom Cave @ SFDL :-P ----------------- Can you predict the future? Cast your vote for SFDL's 2002 expansion: http://sfdl.coasterbuzz.com
It certainly seemed that way on Columbus Day at SFGAm. The place was swarming with preteen kids holding hands and such. Parks are a cool place to go on dates, but as mentioned before, it would be conveniant if they where close.