DCA VS. KNOTTS

Wednesday, March 20, 2002 4:49 PM
Going to cali this summer after SFMM I will only have time for one other park .I think I can do Disneyland and DCA in one day...my question is which park do I hit???? Knotts or DL/DCA .Iam also traveling with 3 kids under 10 , but they are big time coaster fans , but have never been to either park?????

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Wednesday, March 20, 2002 4:53 PM

3 kinds under 10, and you only have one day? I would highly suggest just spending the entire day at Disneyland. Personally, I'd probably be able to spend a whole week at Disneyland and still have fun.

Go to Disney. Save Ghostrider for a day that you can enjoy it many times without all the rugrats scampering around. :)

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Wednesday, March 20, 2002 4:54 PM
If they like coasters, hit Knotts. Ghostrider alone is worth it (supposedly) and if Xcelerator is up by then, it's just that much more worthwhile.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2002 4:57 PM
I am very interested in Xcelerator and Ghostrider is always rate highly......Is DCA as samll as everyone makes it sound?

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Wednesday, March 20, 2002 4:59 PM
I highly suggest KBF for two reasons, it has many more quality attractions than DCA has and secondly, KBF has great theming, great atmosphere, and great rides. KBF is a nice compliment to any SFMM trip as it provides a more relaxing and peaceful day. If you are really into Disney parks and don't care much about riding roller coasters, than you might want to consider DCA. With Ghost Rider, KBF is worth your trip to CA alone!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2002 9:11 PM

I would ask the question: how tall are the kids? If they are over 48", I would reccomend DCA. it's a very fun park, it doesn't get too crowded, Screamin' is great, if you're into simulators, you might really like Soarin' (it's not my thing at all, but those who likes sims LOVE it), the rapids is fun, and it's Disney! Now, if your kids are 48" and *LOVE* coasters, then you might want to take them to Knott's.

Knott's does not offer much at all for kids under 48". After the PP accident, they have raised height restrctions from 42" to 48" on Jaguar, Wipeout, Chairswings, and the Falling Star. Dallas' favorite coaster was Jaguar, now he's 2 inches too short! It was a real shame. At Knott's there is Kingdom of the Dinos, Log Flume, Calico Mine Train, Scrambler, Pirate Ship, Rapids, and Camp Snoopy for those under 48". At DCA there are the 2 3D movies, Soarin' (need to be 40) Millionaire, the Sun Wheel, Wild Mouse (42") some flat rides, Rapids (42"), and some play areas.

So there's what you have! Dallas seems to have a better time at DCA right now because there is more for him to do, but once he's 48" it will be interesting to see if Calif' Screamin' beats out GhostRider and Montezooma's Revenge.

--Robb

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Thursday, March 21, 2002 11:41 AM
I havent been to Disneyland in about 6 years. I have gone to Knotts five times over the past year JUST because of GhostRider. Still, for the sake of the kids, take them to Disneyland. Actually, if you *think* you can do two parks in one day, I would suggest Disneyland/Knotts. Skip DCA. Knotts offers discount admission after 4pm. If you are going on a Fri-Sun, dont count on getting through Disneyland alone. There is a LOT to do at Disneyland. Even a weekday during the summer is gonna be pretty crowded.

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Thursday, March 21, 2002 12:17 PM
If you're coming in the summertime and you or the kids have never been to Disneyland you're gonna need all day. For one thing, DL can be quite crowded in the summer, and secondly there is a lot at DL to see and do. Use the second day for DCA. Why rush or try to cram? None of those parks are going anywhere.

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Thursday, March 21, 2002 12:22 PM

Yeah, just about all of the major parks in SoCal need a full day. Especially DisneyLand. Crowds were light, and we JUST barely did everything we wanted to. I would have liked a second day at DisneyLand alone. I say just pick one and go with it.

(Of course, if you are passing up Disney, you ARE passing up the best dark ride collection in the world. :) )

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