Anyone know the hours and price of Stricker's Grove this 4th of July?

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:42 PM
Yesterday I emailed Stricker's Grove asking for details on the 4th of July day this year. I havn't heard back yet and wondered if anyone else knew.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:48 PM
They will be opened on July 4th starting at 3pm. Fireworks at 10.

The parking is $4 and it's free admission. You can either buy individual ride tickets or get an all-day pass for $12.75.

That's what the recording said anyway. ;-)

See ya there! This will be my first visit. :-P

-Tina

*** Edited 6/29/2005 8:57:25 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:57 PM
I planned all year to go to Stricker's for the 4th again... however, at the last minute my plans have changed. I am hoping to make it for family day in August.

In preparation for my trip, I e-mailed the park to ask about height requirements... they seem a little more lax than most. Apparently I could take my 39" tall niece on every ride in the park - even Tornado. I think she will really like it so like I said I hope to get there sometime this year.

Hope you have a great time.

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 3:04 PM
When do they open? Because I have a party to go to later in the day and wanted to go as early as possible.
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Thursday, June 30, 2005 3:25 PM
Ah, this is killing me. We are driving back from Cincinatti to Columbus for a 7pm flight back to Chicago. I hope we can get into Stricker's right at 3pm. I would really like to add that park to my list (especially since we are hitting SFWL on the way to PKI). It's bad enough no LeSourdsville, but to miss the one out of two days in the year we can go to Stricker's (and we will be in the area)...
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Thursday, June 30, 2005 3:30 PM
And they have a Whip too! It's a must visit now. See you there!
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Thursday, June 30, 2005 4:02 PM
Me Tina and many others will be there, Look for the coaster shirts and be sure to say Hi to us.

You can actually proably enter strickers around 2-230 as long as the parking attendants are out there. It's free addmission.

You can bring food and a cooler (NO BEER) but it is sold there.

Food is cheap, Burgers, Metts, Brats and Tendorloing grilled as well as GREAT CORN ON THE COB. You can buy em separate or I think they sell like a burger, corn and bag of chips for about 3.50-4.00 with the tenderloin being a bit more.

RIDE THE COASTERS EARLY and OFTEN they are both one train and after about 8pm when all the people show up for the fireworks. The lines for them get long but from 3-7 expect about a 1 to 2 train wait.

Chuck, who's crew will put on a flyer exhibition from about 8-11. Oh, you might want to take a deck of cards or something just incase weather gets bad. They have a huge shelterhouse that is good for everything but the worst of storms (2004)

C you there!

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 4:04 PM
The whip is a kiddie whip but you can ride it :) as well as the kiddie Turtle.

Chuck

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 4:07 PM
That whip is a kiddie version but you can probably ride it if you really want to. I did :)

And the place is actually open 3 days (there's a secret day in the fall). You'll also find that Family Day (second Sunday of August) and the Customer Appreciation Day (secret day in the fall) are better deals then the 4th. Less crowds and cheaper prices - free parking and about $8 admission with includes the rides. Free drinks and cheap food too. So if you have a choice, I would recommend skipping the 4th and going in August or waiting until the fall.

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 4:26 PM
Nice little park. Tornado is pretty good for 50 ft hill. That one hill is kind of unexpected. My 5 year old son absolutely loves Teddy Bear. A short little woody. Now that Screaming Eagle is gone at PKI, this is the only place close where I can enjoy this ride although Screaming Eagle was far better. Tip Top is also good one.
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Thursday, June 30, 2005 4:43 PM
Any whip will cheer me up on any day :)

I have flaming red hair (natural of course -- not!) and will most likely be wearing a coaster shirt too (how about an orange HW shirt?). We will be there around 3 then (since our flight is at 7).

BTW, I feel bad about not using the meeting calendar, but I used it religiously for over a year, but with no luck in meeting other CBers.

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 6:04 PM
I think your getting PKI mixed up with SFSL. Screaming Eagle is still at St. Louis. PKI had Screamin Demon, but it was an Arrow shuttle loop.

I just figured out that you might be talking about the Flying Eagles at PKI which was removed last year.
*** Edited 6/30/2005 10:06:46 PM UTC by Wabash Cannonball***

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 6:09 PM
I was hoping they would be open in the Fall. Do they do that every year millrace? I know they did it last year and back in '01 or '02 when I visited the park.
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Thursday, June 30, 2005 7:14 PM
^I believe it's a day in September but I am not positive. I am sure if you called the park they would tell you for sure.

Itlbat, glad you can make it! My "posse" and I will keep a lookout for ya. Just look for the geeks playing skeeball and whack-a-mole. ;-)

-Tina

<---who's looking forward to the flyer exhibition. :-)

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 7:43 PM
I believe last year's fall day of operation was on Oct. 3rd. The day after the GOCC/ACE event at PKI.
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Thursday, June 30, 2005 10:52 PM
He ment Screechin Eagle at Lesourdsville Lake
Not Screemin Demon, Screamin Eagle or any other.

Personally, With Lesourdsville closed, Tornado is proably the best wood in SW ohio. Sorry BeastFan a coaster isn't supposed to be braked to death and beat you half to death.

Chuck, Strickers Posse member

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