Sunday, November 10, 2002 5:15 PM
Hello fellow 'Buzzers. Next year my parents and myself are taking a trip to Disney World for a cruise and Universal Studios. I've finally talked them into hitting other parks on the way home, since we are driving. These were the parks that come to mind, SFoG, Paramount's Carowinds, BGW, PKI, SFA, Knoebels, and the amusement park at Mertyle Beach in South Carolina. Are there any other parks with good coasters on the eastern seaboard from Florida to PA that I'm letting out? I also told my mom that it wouldn't be cheaper to buy season passes for the Six Flags parks and Paramount parks. Does anyone know the prices of the season passes? Thanks for the help.
Sunday, November 10, 2002 5:22 PM
I do believe you mean PKD not PKI.
Formerly known as coasterzach1
Sunday, November 10, 2002 5:23 PM
I think you mean PKD, not PKI. A nice little park to break up the drive home is in Valdosta, GA. It is Wild Adventures and it has a few coasters, the price is right, and my family had a nice time there in February on our way to Florida. Cheetah alone is worth the trip if you like CCI.
Number of coasters ridden: 227
Sunday, November 10, 2002 5:30 PM
If your going to Knoebel's I would suggest stopping at Hersheypark. It's about 40 minutes away and it's a really good park. You could also stop by Dorneypark. There's a few good rides there.
Check the websites for the season pass prices.
Six Flags, the only chain of parks that can manage to have stacking with a one train operation.
Sunday, November 10, 2002 5:39 PM
From PA to Florida? Are you kidding? Where do you start?
There's about 5-10 times the opportunities I had between Minnesota and Ohio--but there was still more than I could shake a stick at.
First you have to decide what's most important to you and use that to narrow your choices to ones you can enjoy the most.
Be sure to select a variety of different experiences. Don't limit yourself to visiting Paramount's Cedar Flags--support the small, family-owned parks as well. Ride the little coasters, the spin-and-spues or just sit down with something hot and homemade and soak up the atmosphere. Some of my very brief stopovers at small parks were as good, if not better, than the all-day trips to some massive all-inclusive resort park.
Above all, don't put too much on your plate. In fact, give yourself a day or two in the mix with little or nothing to do. Drive to a coast, hit a beach, put your toes in the sand, collect some unbroken shells. Yes, you heard correctly. Cleanse your palate and have another taste. Nothing sucks like a vacation that feels like work.
You can get half an idea of my coaster trip in June by clicking on the link below. One day I'll type up the other half. I just keep saying that.
The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.
*** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya on 11/10/2002. ***
Sunday, November 10, 2002 7:08 PM
Well, if you're willing to come up the coast all the way before heading over, I'd definitely recommend SFGAdv. Especially with the S:UF next year. Oh wait, SFoG has one. But RCDB (dsitance feature) might be able to help you as well. Season passes (at least SF) will definitely be worth it. The most they end up being is $90 and park admissions at the bigger parks charge $50 per visit.
Personally, I would say don't miss IOA, BGW, or Knoebel's and I definitely agree with CPlaya: take some days off. Going a whole week in a row becomes more a chore than fun.
Monday, November 11, 2002 7:54 AM
TLP, parks spend a lot of money making shiny websites with all the info you can stand, and you dare ask how much are season passes at various parks. It's just pure laziness.
Dude, you're getting an Intamin!
Monday, November 11, 2002 8:04 AM
Like said earlier, you really need to go to Wild Adventures in Valdosta, GA. About 10 miles from Florida line. Plus the are adding a water park for next year.
Monday, November 11, 2002 9:08 AM
You could hit up Wild adventures, Paramounts Carowinds and Kings Dominion for less than $100.00 each person total.. Just buy a season pass (family season special) for the Paramount parks and a one day admission for Wild Adventures is all you need... Orlando to I-75 (wild adventures) I-75 to I-85 (carowinds) I-85 to I-95 (kings dominion)... I've done this trip before but threw in SFOG in the mix... Its basically all highway driving so your parents just might go for it???
Who will build the 1st floorless woodie..called Leg Chopper.?.
Monday, November 11, 2002 1:22 PM
Thanks for all the info. Since my parents only do highway driving, we might be able to squeeze in Wild Adventures. My mom said that we will have to cut out SFoG, SFA, and Knoebel's because of time and money. But she said that we can go to Knoebel's later in the year. We will be going to Myrtle Beach for a few days to visit my mom's friends, so that will break the riding and give us a time to relax on the trip back. Oh, and I did mean PKD, not PKI, I was tired when I first typed it. Since i'm going to BGW with the marching band, we can go to PKD instead. Thanks again.
*** This post was edited by The_Lost_Phantom on 11/11/2002. ***
Monday, November 11, 2002 1:40 PM
Phantom, what's the name of your marching band? (Sorry to get off topic, I'm curious.)
87 different coasters for this year and counting... 149 total!
Monday, November 11, 2002 1:50 PM
Knoebles cut because of money?!? Remind the parents that they offer FREE admission and FREE parking. Only if you want to do something does it cost money, and it still isn't that much.
Nothing... NOTHING... can prepare you for... the Fourth Dimension!
Monday, November 11, 2002 4:22 PM
Connellsville High School Marching Band