Hey, I'm planning to do a short coaster trip, which will only be around 3 days long. My question is what would you rather do? - Go to Cedar Point to experience TTD, considering I've already been to Cedar Point, but never ridden TTD. or - Go to BGW and PKD for the first time, and ride a bunch of new coasters that I've never ridden. Thanks for any help! *** Edited 6/15/2004 2:34:12 AM UTC by OFFcoAst1***
When I first saw the title of this topic, I was kinda worried for you. Usually vs topic starters are flamed to death around here... ;)
To answer your question though, I would personally go to the VA parks. Consider the fact that if you chose CP over the VA parks that you would be going simply because of one roller coaster that may or may not be running while you're there. Given that I'm also a credit whore, the extra 10-20 coasters wouldn't hurt either...
By the way, you've got a great website with a lot of potential. Think of all the coasters you could photograph! *** Edited 6/15/2004 2:34:59 AM UTC by MarimbaGuy87***
Thanks for the reply, I'm sorta new posting here, so don't flame me, hehe. I'm also leaning towards the VA coasters, just because of the fact that it's around 20 new coasters for me, but TTD looks so amazing... I don't know if it's something that I want to miss. Thank you for the compliment =) *** Edited 6/15/2004 2:38:43 AM UTC by OFFcoAst1***
I'll put in another vote for VA for ya. If you're a launch coaster fan, PKD is a great park. Even if you're not a launch fan, PKD is a great park, and if you've already been to CP minus TTD, head on over to PKD and get the new experience.
I'll put a different spin on things though and say VA will be more expensive, but you'll get a bigger variety of new rides, and visit a great park in PKD, and CP will be less expensive, but be "old hat" (if CP could ever be considered that!)
I'll also comment that planning a trip around a single coaster can lead to disappointment -- what if it happens to be down? Sure, you'll still be at Cedar Point with its amazing collection, and have plenty to do. However, as you've said yourself you've been there and would enjoy the fully new experience of Virginia.
I'll throw in another comment - ride Hypersonic before you ride TTD, otherwise Hypersonic doesn't seem like much more than a really quick carney-ride. I made the mistake of doing it the other way around. (another vote for VA)
I'll side with the others & advise you to take the VA trip over CP.
You'll have several new coasters,not to mention some launchers to add to your credit including HS:XLC,FOF & V:TBC not to mention some good wood with Grizzly & a varying range of flats as well....rides on DZ as well as night rides on the Grizz are simply something not to be missed.
As it is I'm anxiously awaiting my annual PKD trip in july & hope to get on more rides than last year's trip(due to record crowds) & while you're down there BGW is certainly worth your time as well....hell BBW & LNM are more than enough of a reson to include BGW in your travel plans for the region,not to mention that BGW has some of the best theming of any park I've ever been to.
Thanks for the input, everyone. I agree with the bunch of you. I'm about 95% sure that I will go to Virginia to experience the wonder of BGW and the great launched coasters at PKD. You're right about riding XLC before TTD, that way TTD will seem even more amazing compared to XLC. Hopefully, next year I will be able to do a trip which will encompass both CP and PKI, I won't have enough time to do it this year. So, Virginia sounds like a great idea. Luckily, my friend is lending me his camera, which has amazing quality compared to my 2.1 megapixel camera. So, expect HQ pics up on my site when I come back from Virginia! Thanks for the help.
I have yet to go to CP(but going this summer) or BGW(hopiong to go in the early fall), but I would opt for going to a park you haven't been to before and tell you to go to VA. I went to PKD when Hypersonic was down 2 years ago, and I knew it would be down, but I hadn't been to the park in over 10 years, and had only ridden 2 coasters there. I had an amazing time(went on a dead monday), and rode till I could ride no more. The rides are great, and the park(despite what alot of people say) is very nice and has alot to offer.
Plus you'd be getting to go to 2 new parks. Again, never plan a trip around one coaster, as it may be down. You could go to CP and never get on TTD, and though I'm sure you would have fun, you would have that hanging over your trip the whole time if that is the reason you go.