I want YOUR opinion, what is the best park you've been too. Try to grade on cleanliness, friendliness, atmosphere, food, rides, history etc. I haven't been to many parks at all and I'd just like to know what is good out there besides CP.
Check out the park evolutions thread. Its similiar to your topic. My favorite parks that I have visited (in no particular order) are: SF Magic Mountain Kings Island Cedar Point Busch Gardens Williamsburg SF over Georgia
I haven't been to Kennywood yet but based on what I have seen and heard it would probebly be listed if I had been there. (Next year!)
Cleanliness = A- Friendliness = A (Both food and Ride Ops) Atmosphere = A+ (Gotta Love Trees) Food = A (Mooseburger Lodge, good food) Rides = A++ (Quality over quantity) History = B+ (NL Vacation, First Looper)
Cedar Point is my home park and Intamin has built its best there so I like The Point Though I haven't been to many parks here are my grades for the Major rides and the Park. On Intensity and Fright the better the grade the less intense or Scary it is.
Cleanliness: A Friendliness: A Food: B Rides: A History: A
Rides: Mantis: Overall B- Fun Factor: B+ Fright Factor: D Airtime: N/A Intensity: B Ride Time: B overall Manits is fun but it just doesn't have that extra element to make it world class.
Raptor: Overall A Fun Factor: A Fright Factor: A Airtime: N/A Intensity: A Ride Time: A Raptor is the best and only inverted coaster i've been on
Mean Streak: Overall C Fun Factor: C Fright Factor: B(cough..Rollback..cough) Airtime: D Intensity: C Ride Time: B Roughness: F Mean Streak would be a good ride with some changes to the design and no brakes
Magnum: XL 200 Overall: A- Fun Factor: A Fright Factor: A Airtime: A- Intensity: A Ride Time: A- The Older Brother of Timbers, nuff said
Millennium Force OVerall: A- Fun Factor: A Fright Factor: A Airtime: A- Intensity: A Ride Time A- The Force is a great ride though not perfect, its fun and u really can't compare to Magnum. Both are fun and great rides in differnt ways
Busch Gardens would have won if it had like two more coasters. So I will say a tie between PKI and CP. They both have a great collection of rides. I had just as much fun there as I did at CP. At CP all I do is wait for coasters alll day. Their games are crap too. PKI had short wait times and fun games!!! But CP has MF which evens out evrything. Two great parks.
Kennywood! This parks is just amazing, there are no rides or coasters that arent world class.
Cleanliness: A- Friendliness: A Food: A+ (got to love those potato patch fries) Rides: A+ (has the worlds best coaster) History: A+
Now here is my ratings of the coasters:
Thunderbolt (the best coaster ever created, has air on everyone of it's drops and amazing lateralls) Overall: A++ Fun Factor: A++ Fright Factor: A Airtime: A Intensity: A Ride Time: A-
Steel Phamtom ( fun but would be better with lapbars and no inversions, CANT WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR :) ) Overall: B Fun Factor: B Fright Factor: A Airtime: B Intensity: A++ (most intense coaster around today) Ride Time- B (only a minute 45 seconds)
Exterminator Overall: B+ Fun Factor: B+ Fright Factor: C Airtime: N/a Intensity: C Ride Time: A
Racer Overall: B+ Fun Factor: B+ Fright Factor: B Airtime: B+ Intensity: B Ride Time: B-
JackRabbit Overall: B- Fun Factor: B- Fright Factor: C Airtime: A++ (the double dip gives you more airtime than any other coaster) Intensity: C Ride Time: C
Overall the park is great and it doesnt bore me like Cedar Point does. I cant wait untill next year when I get to ride the steel hyper coaster that will blow Millennium Force away, even though phantom already does.
My favorite park of all time has to be Knoebels. For cleanliness I give them a 10. I always see several people with brooms and empting our garbage cans. The only friendlier park I've been to was Holiday World. Knoebels is a close second to them. The atmosphere is the best of ANY park I've been to. It has the most trees of any park. 3 Wulitzer organs playing at different areas of the park. There is also a stream that runs thru the park with several briges crossing it including a covered bridge. Not to mention the rock paths that are way cooler in the summer than asphalt. Knoebels even has a band that goes thru the park with their mascot Kosmo. Durring the parade they give out kazoos to the little kids and get them to march with the band. They even wave at the people waiting to get on rides. I believe they have the widest variety of food of any park. They have everything from hoagies to mexican food. It is probably the best park food I've ever eaten and deffinately cheaper than Cedar Point, Hersheypark, and Kings Island. They don't have as many rides as CP or PKI but the rides they have are great. The Bumper Cars ar old Lusse Auto Scooters the best bumper cars I've ridden. They have an excellent dark ride thats still fun after riding it at least 100 times. Then there are the Flyers. These are the greatest flying Scooters on the planet! They are actually run at full speed so they actually go about 20 feet in the air. When you get the cables to bounce (snapping) thats when the real fun begins. Their carousel is one of the biggest I've seen. It has around 65 horses and 2 chariots. It even has wood carved horses unlike the new crappy fiberglass ones at other parks. This is probably one of the last places where you can still try to get the brass ring on a carousel to get a free ride. I still ride the carousel. Their antique cars are in a cool location as well. What other place can you actually drive around and thru a roller coaster? The Pio攀攀爀 吀爀愀椀渀 爀椀搀攀 椀猀 愀 洀椀氀攀 愀渀搀 愀 栀愀氀昀 氀漀渀最 愀渀搀 琀愀欀攀猀 礀漀甀 琀栀爀甀 琀栀攀 眀漀漀搀猀 眀栀攀爀攀 礀漀甀 猀攀攀 猀焀甀椀爀爀氀攀猀 愀渀搀 漀渀 漀挀挀愀猀椀漀渀 搀攀攀爀⸀ 吀栀攀猀攀 愀爀攀 眀椀氀搀 愀渀椀洀愀氀猀 渀漀琀 漀渀攀猀 椀渀 愀 稀漀漀 漀爀 猀愀昀愀爀椀⸀ 吀栀攀 琀爀愀椀渀 愀氀猀漀 最漀攀猀 搀椀爀攀挀琀氀礀 甀渀搀攀爀 吀眀椀猀琀攀爀 琀漀漀⸀ 䤀 猀琀椀氀氀 搀椀搀渀✀琀 洀攀渀琀椀漀渀 琀栀攀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀猀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 吀栀攀 䠀椀最栀 匀瀀攀攀搀 吀栀爀椀氀氀 䌀漀愀猀琀攀爀 椀猀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 琀漀 愀爀椀瘀攀 愀琀 䬀渀漀攀戀氀攀猀 椀渀 琀栀攀 洀椀搀 㔀 ✀猀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 愀 欀椀搀搀椀攀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 戀甀琀 愀搀甀氀琀猀 挀愀渀 爀椀搀攀 琀漀漀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 昀甀渀 愀挀琀甀愀氀氀礀 爀椀瘀愀氀猀 琀栀攀椀爀 ㈀ 圀漀漀搀椀攀猀⸀ 吀栀攀椀爀 昀椀爀猀琀 眀漀漀搀椀攀 眀愀猀 琀栀攀 倀栀漀攀渀椀砀 椀渀 㤀㠀㔀⸀ 䤀琀 椀猀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 眀漀漀搀攀渀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 椀渀 琀栀攀 挀甀爀爀攀渀琀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 愀最攀 琀漀 戀攀 爀攀氀漀挀愀琀攀搀 琀漀 愀渀漀琀栀攀爀 瀀愀爀欀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 愀 昀椀最甀爀攀 㠀 搀漀甀戀氀攀 漀甀琀 愀渀搀 戀愀挀欀 眀椀琀栀 洀漀爀攀 愀椀爀 琀栀愀渀 愀渀礀 漀琀栀攀爀 眀漀漀搀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀 䤀✀瘀攀 爀椀搀搀攀渀⸀ 䤀琀 眀愀猀 漀爀椀最椀渀愀氀氀礀 氀漀挀愀琀攀搀 椀渀 倀氀愀礀氀愀渀搀 椀渀 匀愀渀 䄀渀琀漀渀椀漀Ⰰ 吀攀砀愀猀 搀攀猀椀最渀攀搀 戀礀 䠀攀爀戀攀爀琀 匀挀栀洀攀挀欀 椀渀 㤀㐀㠀⸀ 䤀渀 㤀㤀㤀 䬀渀漀攀戀攀氀猀 愀搀搀攀搀 琀栀攀椀爀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 猀甀瀀攀爀戀 眀漀漀搀椀攀 吀眀椀猀琀攀爀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 愀 爀攀瘀愀洀瀀椀渀最 漀昀 琀栀攀 氀攀最攀渀搀愀爀礀 䴀爀⸀ 吀眀椀猀琀攀爀 琀栀愀琀 猀愀琀 椀渀 琀栀攀 漀氀搀 䔀氀椀琀挀栀 䜀愀爀搀攀渀猀 椀渀 䐀攀渀瘀攀爀Ⰰ 䌀伀⸀ 圀栀椀氀攀 琀栀攀 倀栀漀攀渀椀砀 椀猀 愀氀氀 愀戀漀甀琀 愀椀爀 吀眀椀猀琀攀爀 椀猀 氀愀琀攀爀愀氀猀 眀椀琀栀 愀 昀攀眀 愀爀攀愀猀 漀昀 愀椀爀⸀ 吀眀漀 琀漀瀀 眀漀漀搀椀攀猀 䤀䴀伀 椀渀 漀渀攀 瀀愀爀欀℀ 吀栀攀 漀氀礀 琀栀椀渀最 琀栀攀礀 愀爀攀 氀愀挀欀椀渀最 椀猀 愀 洀愀樀漀爀 猀琀攀攀氀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀⸀ 䤀 搀漀渀✀琀 琀栀椀渀欀 琀栀攀礀 眀椀氀氀 攀瘀攀爀 最攀琀 漀渀攀⸀ 䤀 戀攀氀椀攀瘀攀 䬀渀漀攀戀攀氀猀 眀椀氀氀 愀氀眀愀礀猀 眀愀渀琀 琀漀 戀攀 欀渀漀眀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀椀爀 眀漀漀搀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀猀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 䄀氀氀 琀栀攀椀爀 爀椀搀攀猀 愀爀攀 眀攀氀氀 洀愀椀渀琀愀椀渀攀搀 攀猀瀀攀挀椀愀氀氀礀 琀栀攀 眀漀漀搀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀猀⸀ 吀栀攀礀 愀氀眀愀礀猀 栀愀瘀攀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀挀欀 最爀攀愀猀攀搀 愀渀搀 挀愀爀猀 爀甀渀渀椀渀最 椀渀 琀椀瀀 琀漀瀀 猀栀愀瀀攀⸀ 䤀 搀椀搀渀✀琀 栀攀愀爀 琀栀攀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀猀 猀挀爀攀攀挀栀 漀渀挀攀 琀栀椀猀 礀攀愀爀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 䬀渀漀攀戀攀氀猀 栀愀猀 愀 爀椀挀栀 栀椀猀琀漀爀礀⸀ 䤀琀 漀爀椀最椀渀愀氀氀礀 戀攀最愀渀 椀琀✀猀 氀椀昀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀 ㈀ ✀猀 愀猀 愀 瀀椀挀渀椀挀 最爀漀瘀攀 眀椀琀栀 愀 猀眀椀洀洀椀渀最 栀漀氀攀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 愀猀 椀琀 戀攀挀愀洀攀 洀漀爀攀 瀀漀瀀甀氀愀爀 琀栀攀 䬀渀漀攀戀攀氀猀 戀攀最愀渀 琀漀 愀搀搀 挀漀琀琀愀最攀猀⸀ 伀渀攀 挀漀琀琀愀最攀 椀猀 渀漀琀 琀栀攀 伀氀搀 䴀椀氀氀 椀挀攀 挀爀攀愀洀 猀栀漀瀀⸀ 䄀渀漀琀栀攀爀 礀漀甀 挀愀渀 猀攀攀 漀渀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀椀渀 渀攀愀爀 琀栀攀 眀愀琀攀爀猀氀椀搀攀猀 椀琀✀猀 愀 戀漀愀琀⸀ 吀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 挀漀渀猀攀猀猀椀漀渀 猀琀愀渀搀 戀攀最愀渀 琀漀 愀瀀攀愀爀 猀栀漀爀琀氀礀 愀昀琀攀爀 琀栀愀琀⸀ 吀栀攀 猀琀愀渀搀猀 氀攀搀 琀漀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀猀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 戀攀椀渀最 琀栀攀 挀愀爀漀甀猀攀氀⸀ 䄀琀 漀渀攀 琀椀洀攀 䬀渀漀攀戀攀氀猀 栀愀搀 愀 爀漀氀氀攀爀 猀欀愀琀椀渀最 爀椀渀欀 琀栀愀琀 眀愀猀 爀攀洀漀瘀攀搀 椀渀 琀栀攀 㠀 ✀猀⸀ 吀栀愀琀 戀甀椀氀搀椀渀最 椀猀 椀渀 渀漀眀 愀 瀀氀愀挀攀 眀椀琀栀 最愀洀攀猀 愀渀搀 愀 洀愀最椀挀 猀栀漀眀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 戀攀栀椀渀搀 琀栀攀 愀爀挀愀搀攀 ⠀倀氀愀礀氀愀渀搀⤀ 愀渀搀 琀漀 琀栀攀 氀攀昀琀 漀昀 琀栀e bandshell.
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Best Park overall. Islands of Adventure. I have not been to CP or kennywood but IOA is tops on my park record the park is just amazing in rides, atmosphere, theming, food(mainly in the city walk), and all around family entertainment. My only complaint would be that they could use a woodie!!!! Second would have to be SFGam I have not been there in awhile but a good impression is a lasting impression. These parks have one thing in common though.... they are the only two parks with three B&M coasters!!!!!
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GRL, I respect your opinion when you think that Kennywood is better than CP as I have not been to Kennywood yet. I find it hard to believe that Steel Phantom BLOWS Milleneum Force away?? If SP is so great why are they revamping it? I don't think they will be revamping MF in 10 years. Maybe SP is better (the 225ft drop into the ravine looks awesome) but I can't imagine ANY coaster blowing MF away. What didn't you like about MF that makes you think it is such a bad coaster?? I don't think this was a park/coaster competition (trashing) thread. The point was to list what parks you like. Obviously you like Kennywood and that is great. I can't wait to go next year. I don't understand why you have to trash MF?? To say Phantom's Revenge is going to blow MF away is ridiculous until you have ridden both coasters for comparison. I may agree with you next year.
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Id have to agree with T-Wolf.Islands of Adventure all the way.Sure they dont have 14 coasters but i think all the other awesome rides they have make up for it.Also i dont think that many parks,if any,can match how much theme and detail they put into every aspect of the park.Overall its just an amazing place.
*** This post was edited by hockeyman on 8/11/2000. ***
You talk about history: The Revoultion The world's first succsessfull looping coaster trough the woods. THE GRISWALDS! Wally World!
Rides: Coasters are GREAT! The really need a transportation system there other than oreint express. Climbing up the hills can be tough.
The secery is great with the trees. Gotham city has great work done to it with the loud intiminating music. Also Batman : The ride has the best theaming around. Waiting in beutiful Gotham city park before Joker took over then after! Then going into the sewers hearing the rats chirp and into the bat cave! Can't beat that! Golitah!! You wait in a mini Jungle! Riddler's revenge! Waiting in the Riddler's lab at the station! Transformd into a night club. Ninja's line is also good with the chinese paintings.