The parks we will be visiting are in this order:
Arrive in Detroit June 2nd-
Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Great America
Cedar Point (Coaster Mania)
We have pretty much axed out SFGAm in exchange for Dollywood, to avoid these guys. My first question is, are these bugs as bad as the stories seem to make them out to be? Second would be, what other parks/states will we see them in on our trip? I have a feeling they will be unavoidable, so the question is how bad is the experience going be?
My girlfriend and I want the least amount of contact with these suckers as possible, and now we have two weeks to re-work a trip that has been planned for 6 months.
We seriously thought of everything but this it would seem. :)
Thanks for any info,
--SM *** Edited 5/21/2007 5:08:34 AM UTC by Sean Menefee***
Haha no I'm not giving Patrick the finger
Thanks again guys,
--Sean *** Edited 5/21/2007 5:21:09 AM UTC by Sean Menefee***
One piece of advice, don't bother fishing in an area with a cicada outbreak. The fish will be plenty full already. ;)
I wouldn't worry.
Enjoy your trip!
One thing to watch out for though, if you have a dog, be careful that the dog doesnt eat too many cicadas. There were several instances of ppls dogs getting sick from over-indulging. I guess the bugs taste good to dogs (and they are easy prey).
They don't hurt people, but the can mess up the air intake on your AC or Central Air unit.
A few years ago, we were hiking Nelsons Ledges when they came out of the ground. It was pretty cool to watch.
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Every couple of years this comes up, and people act like it's the end of the world. Life ends up going on every time.
I'm pretty sure I didn't say anything about the world ending, (unless you're talking about the link I posted.) We honestly don't see stuff like this in California so I figured the best place to ask would be here. To everyone else who gave great feedback it's much appreciated, you have helped out a bunch with our planning.
Sean "Thanks Paula, for the Holiday World info!" Menefee *** Edited 5/22/2007 12:10:33 AM UTC by Sean Menefee***
Answer my Prayers: Overbook my next Flight!
Are you sure it wasn't mayflies? Those are the crunchy annual pests at CP.
As for me, I would much rather avoid mayfly time at the Point. Night time during the outbreak is just nasty.
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