Bushkill Park: This is a two-parter. I know their kiddie coaster was damaged in the flood, but is it open yet or in the repair stages. I saw they got another kiddie coaster. rcdb says it's from Nellie Bly, which closed in 2005, but I read that Nellie Bly has new ownes that are trying to open it. So, is it really Nellie Blys coaster?
Seaseme Place: I heard a "rumor" once that you can go into this park for "free" as long as it's no more than a half-hour. I wasen't sure who I heard it from, but I'd rather ask here than call the park.
One other stop is Martins Fantasy Island, is there an ACE Discount there still? Any other ACE Discounts in the Eastern Penn area I should know of? I have a Cedar Fair Pass, and am NOT going to Hershey, if that helps narrow it down.
Has anyone gone to Twin Grove Park Recently?
If so, could I get a description of the rides?
I called he park, and the operator wasen't really helpful.
Thanks in advance,
Can't help you with the other questions. But how would a park know whether you've been there for only half an hour? That one seems far-fetched to me, unless the person meant something like they got to the park a half hour before closing, and they let them in for no charge.
The only other eastern PA parks you haven't mentioned are Dutch Wonderland (A Herco park) and Knoebels. I don't know about an ACE discount, but I know Knoebels has an AAA discount (5 dollar book of tickets for $4.25).
Neat about that time limit in Sesame Place. Do "shoppers" also have to pay the $10 parking fee?
What do they sell there of interest? Seems odd they let "shoppers" in
For those of you who have helped, here is your promised: :)
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Twin Grove has the carousel (originally at Dollywood)and a few kiddies available. The 1903 Traver Circle Swing is standing, but last I was past, not finished. It's probably out of your way, unless you're going to Hershey, so I'd give it another year to see what happens. Their website is: www.twingroveparkcampground.com
Hope this was of some help...
Worth an hour or two before Martin's, which you'll want to do after 5PM when its a rediculous $8 to get in :)
As of last year the ACE discount was still in use at MFI. I cant speak for this year.
Comet Rider: Thats great info on Bushkill, when I think about it, many of their new rides are Nellie Bly rides, I just never gave it a thought.
I read Nellie Bly has new owners who want to bring it back with bigger, better rides. But as a non-New Yorker, I haven't heard much.
Bushkill's old kiddie coaster was (I think) a Mangels Brownie coaster. It was a powered coaster, and I doubt they would have let a full grown person on it. It was really small and fairly rickety looking. I believe it is now in storage. No word on whether it will return.
Twin Grove completed a partial restoration of the circle swing but I don't think they are done yet. They also have a cuddle up. I doubt that is open right now. But Twin Grove will be a very interesting place in a few years when they finally get this stuff operating!
Has there been any other words on Nellie Bly in the last week or so?
I also called Clemanton and theres no real answer to why Jack Rabbit was closed. However, they insisted that bringing it back seems bleak.
Oh... and by the way, I also called Martins Fantasy Island, and the operator couldn't tell me whether or not they had an ACE discount. Do they still have one?
Thanks for your help so far, everyone. :)
Hope that helps,
WED: Drive From Columbus Ohio to Cleveland, stay at my parents House
THUR AM: Drive to Niagara Falls (perhaps hit Martins Fantasy Is. on Thurs)
THURS Early Afternoon: Niagara Falls Activites (we were here last in 2004)
THUR NIGHT: Get Lovin' from the wife
FRI AM: WONDERLAND
FRI PM: Niagara Falls Activites
SAT AM Niagara-on-the -Lake
SAT NOON: Martins Fantasy Is. (only if skipped on Thurs)
SAT Afternoon: Drive to Allentown
SAT PM: Dorney (maybe pushed to Sun AM if too late)
SUN AM: Dorney? or...
SUN AM: Bushkill (perhaps) OR....
SUN NOON: Sesame Place
SUN NOON: PHILADELPHIA HIGHLIGHTS
SUN PM: (Maybe Clemeton)
MON AM: Phildelphia Highlights or....
MON AM: (maybe) SIX FLAGS GR.AD. or....
MON noon: Delgrossos or...
MON NOON: Lakemont
LATE MON: Arrive in Columbus
But Im still working on it....
Thursday: (10/05) Fly to Philadelphia
Friday: Philadelphia Highlights
Saturday: Sesame Place AM (I'll try that "Shopping Thing" ;) ) Knoebal's PM (Phoenix Phall Phun Phest).
Monday: Six Flags Great Adventure
Tuesday: Fly Home
BTW If Knoebals has their Flying Turns Operational it will be my 400th Roller Coaster! :)
If you stick to your proposed schedule, you're going to need a vacation from your vacation when it's all over!
We had a fantastic time there, Silver Comet being a Niagara version of Funtown's Excalibur. Granted, it was an event, but I thought the park, and the staff, were WAY cool.
Lakemont's main attractions are the wooden coasters. Leap the Dips is the oldest coaster in the world and the only side friction coaster in operation. Skyliner is a good mid-sized coaster that is just perfect for a small park like Lakemont.
DelGrossos is a more attractive park than Lakemomt. It has a spinning mouse like Kennywood's, only outside. The park also has a decent assortment of flat rides.
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