I'm going to PKI on tuesday, and will be going up the nite before. I thought about going into Cinncinatti to go to Coney Island the evening before, as its cheap. Is it worth the trouble? How far is it from PKI? Any info greatly appreciated as always!
The Python is a standard Zyklon style ride with 2-car trains. They do not allow you to sit in the very last row though... and I can see why. The ride is pretty brutal.
There's a nice-looking Herschell Flying Bobs, a Chance Trabant, a Fredriksen Fun Slide, a Dodgem pavilion, a Hrubetz Round Up, an amazing Eli Scrambler, a Watkins Tempest, an Eli Ferris Wheel, paddle boats, an S&S Frog Hopper, several kids rides, a Sellner Tilt-A-Whirl, and a strange little ride called the Spin-A-Ree. The park's water activities include the enormous Sunlite Pool and some very cool looking waterslides.
Coney is approximately 20-25 minutes from PKI off I-275 at the Kellogg Avenue exit. I found the park to be pleaant enough, but not exactly a place I'll be running back to.
Enjoy your visit-
Ray P. *** Edited 7/30/2004 12:17:53 PM UTC by ProgRay***
The place is relatively cheap. Rides use tickets or a POP wristband can be had for under $10. The water area is an additional charge.
My main beef is the $6 parking fee. :(
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Coney Island, with the exception of Sunlight pool, is a 1-2 hour park. Especially if you go in the evening. It is definitely a throw back to an era long ago, and remnants of the former mega park that once stood there are scarce.
But take the time to walk down to the river docking area. When you reach the bottom, turn around... make sure you have your camera with you. This is the site that literally millions saw when coming to Coney Island back in the days when paddlewheelers were the main method of getting to the park. It's very nostalgic.
Ride tickets have been eliminated, if you are doing rides only its $9.50, starlight begins at 4pm for $6.50.
It is worth mentioning that Coney's main two draws are the picninc grove and Sunlite Pool, as such I have only seen crowds for the rides on particularly busy group picnic days.
If you are interested in swimming in the famous Sunlite Pool (or using the more recentl added water slides), I believe the pool admission is apprx $13.50, and a Ride/Swim combo goes for just under $20.
Park hours are:
They have a miniature golf course - $3.
Yes the parking is $6, totally outrageous.
Unless you are planning on swimming, I don't forsee spending gobs of time there.
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I was there last Sunday. I would have posted a TR here, but since it didn't have the words "Cedar Point" or "Kings Island" in the title, I figured no one would care to read about another Ohio park.
Huh? I can only speak for myself when I say that I would rather read something that didn't have CP or PKI in the title. Those are a dime a dozen. We need more TR's of places like Coney Island because everyone already knows about the big dawgs. If you would have wrote your TV, then Tekno wouldn't have had to ask. :-)
I'd rather see a TR about a park that has two or three TRs about it every year than one with 30-40 trs about it.
Thanks for all the tips. I'll be working over nite on sunday, so I'd be leaving around noon. Its about a 6 hour trip, and when I saw on their site that its only $6.50 after 4pm (didn't know bout that horrible parking fee, yeesh!), I figured I'd visit for a couple hours when I get up there, If I get up there in enought time.
Agreed about the TR thing, I rarely read CP or PKI trip reports unless it has a new spin(mostly someone's first time, or somebody I knew that went). If things do go the way I hope and I get to go to Coney Island, I will post one for all future ref. I actually did a search and couldn't find any on the park, but that just may have been me.:)
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