Eastern Penn & N.E. NY Trip Help

Monday, June 26, 2006 5:06 PM
john peck's avatar Im still debating whether or not to do Delgrossos. I have been there in the past, but have not ridden the Mouse or the wacky worm yet. There was a rumor that Degrossos wanted to build a nice wood coaster, but I never heard much on it.

Lakemont has a R-A-D special of $4.00 July 1-4. I have been there three times, but the wife hasen't. Also, we're already in that general area, you know. Would be a shame to skip it.

I have Thursday through Tuesday off from work, so I want to take advantage of that, but I thought of getting back to Ohio Monday night to enjoy a nice quiet day off from everything on Tuesday. (I love having FOUR WEEKS of Vacation)

RGB says: How much time are you actually allowing to spend in a park?
Well, Wonderland would be a 2/3 day, Sesame would be an hour with the shopping thing, MFI would be a few hours at most, with the 6 hour trip to Dorney from Niagara, with stops along the way, Im trying to spend a little time here and a little there. In the past, I have scheaduled parks down to the tee, but I usally have to skip one or two or we are so tired, and that takes a toll on us.. and the wife gets grouchy.

But again, I have been to many of these places in the past, so I don't need to ride every single thing, but I would like more time at Dorney this trip, thats why it could be either an evening visit or morning visit.

We can always add a day of parks (our window is the 4th) if we really need to.

BTW......Does anyone really know if Clementons Jack Rabbit will ever re-open? Ya Think it's a lost cause? I know J2 uses JR's train. Those trains run over $200k

*** Edited 6/26/2006 9:10:27 PM UTC by john peck***

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Monday, June 26, 2006 5:21 PM
rollergator's avatar JackRabbit, due to being SBNO for an entire season, would have to clear the same hurdles as NEW construction. The coaster was built before concrete footers were used... :-/

Approximate cost to fix JR is likely greater than tearing down and building new, so... :(

J2, aka Tsunami, is an absolute BEAST....but maintenance will *always* be an issue, it's THAT powerful....and mid-ride helices, well, you've heard my rants on those... ;)

*** Edited 6/26/2006 9:22:26 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Monday, June 26, 2006 8:22 PM
If you just want to stop at DelGrossos to do the coasters, rest assured that this is easy to do. DG continues to have free admission and parking. A ride on the mouse is $2 and the Wacky Worm is $1 if you don't want to buy a ride all day wristband.

Arthur Bahl

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006 7:52 PM
john peck's avatar rollergator: Since Clemantons Jack Rabbit has in fact been closed since late 2002 and the train is currently running on Avelanche, do you think that it's a matter of time before the ride gets demolished.

Why did the park really close it in the first place?

As for Martins Fantasy Island, is there an ACE Discount still?

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 12:13 AM
Ok, did I read that right? You are going to Sesame Place to go shopping???? Heck, your going to spend a boatload just to get into the park!!! :)

Tom


You have disturbed the forbidden temple, now-you-will-pay!!!

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Monday, July 3, 2006 11:13 PM
john peck's avatar Well kids, I just got back from my trip. It was quite successful despite the heat and crowds, but I was able to work around that stuff. The biggest dissappointment was that we didn't get to spend time in downtown Philly.... due to a massive event going on and construction throughout.

Never hit Bushkill.. with so much of their stuff still under construction and add to that another small flood, I decided to skip out on it. We never made it to Clementon, either. We skipped Lake mont as well.. but I have been there and the deal they had going on this weekend would have made it too busy.

Sesame Place was a complete success. We did the "shopping pass" and were in and out in 38 minutes. Nice to see 2 two trains on that Vapor Trail. W got on tht thing in about 8 minutes. The place was nuts and totally hot. I took about a dozen picts and we were out. All it cost us was $10 for parking.

I'll write more another day, we just got home, Im tired.

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