Just a quick question. I was planning as trip in August to around Altoona, Pa. I had planned on going to Lakemont, but now I have seen the website for Delgrosso's and I cannot decide which one to go to.
I have two kids, ages 6 and 8. The six year old is under 48 inches tall. Has anyone been to both of these parks, and does anyone have a preference? I would try to do both, but I feel like that would be overkill and I would like to devote all of my time to one or the other.
If you like wooden coasters do Lakemont.
Delgrosso's is the more attractive park and it looks more "complete" with trees, paved paths, etc. Lakemont is still in a long slow recovery from a bad situation during the 1980s. It has a carnival feel with most rides spread around a field.
Both parks have an interesting mix of rides. Lakemont has a fun wooden coaster in Skyliner, and a real historical gem in Leap the Dips. Delgrosso's has a very nice carousel, and a fairly new spinning mouse steel coaster.
I might have to give a slight edge to Delgrosso's based on appearances alone. It's a much nicer place to hang out in and relax. And you might be able to find jars of Delgrosso's pasta sauce with a $3 off coupon for a ride pass.
*** Edited 7/12/2006 4:39:51 PM UTC by millrace***
Lakemont is a bit more spread out, so there's more walking between attractions. DelGrosso's might be a bit more kid friendly. Can't forget the Wacky Worm!
Either way you go, I think you'll have a good time. If you decide you've done everything at one place, you won't have that far to travel to visit the second.
These parks are very inexpensive and close enough to each other to do both on the same day. Lakemont costs $7.95 for a ride-all-day pass (including the waterpark). I believe that the Leap-the-dips coaster is $2.50 extra. Delgrossos is $10.95 for ride-all-day plus the pool or $14.95 for rides and all of the water attractions. Both parks also offer pay-per-ride if anyone in the family only wants to do a few rides at either park.
Overall, I believe that DelGrossos is the better overall choice if you can do only one of the parks because more of the rides are the kind that your entire family will be able to enjoy together. This park also has a more pleasant overall atmosphere. If you can manage it, however, do both of the parks. They are easily done on the same day both in terms of time and price. Also, there are a number of rides that are different at each park making a visit to both of them worthwhile. *** Edited 7/12/2006 8:00:17 PM UTC by Arthur Bahl***
If you do Delgrosso's on a Wednesday,I think its all you can eat pasta for a really cheap price.
Chuck, who says Skipping Leap the Dips at Lakemont would be a huge mistake.
I will definately let y'all know and post a detailed trip report.
Do your eating at Del Grosso's, though. (was it my imagination or does everything at DelGrosso's go the opposite direction of the norm.. even the odd Paratrooper rotated the opposite way of most!)
The parks are only 12 miles apart, both accessible via interstate 99, a very short trip between the two. Nice mountain scenery at Del Grosso's as well.
I still have to try Knoebels!
However, Lakemont has Leap The Dips. ;)
Both are very cheap and very family-oriented. Don't choose! :)
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