Father's Day - Crowds?

Thursday, June 16, 2005 9:10 PM

Do any of you have any thoughts about amusment and water park crowds on Father's Day? Do families tend to stay away or come out and play on Father's Day?

The weather this week in the New York area should be sunny and free from rain - in the high 70s to low 80s.

If it's too crowded, I might wait for a summer weekday to go.

Thanks in advance!

Thursday, June 16, 2005 9:44 PM
Well, to be honest Father's day is just like any other day, due to everyone either deciding to stay home, or deciding to go to the park. So it just ends up being your typical day in the long run. mothers and fathers day are usually just as normal as any other day.
Thursday, June 16, 2005 10:23 PM
Percentage wise at Cedar Point there are very few traditional families on Fathers' Day.
Friday, June 17, 2005 10:25 AM
Don't make me consult my Magic 8 Ball...
Friday, June 17, 2005 12:35 PM
Father's Day is one of the best days crowd wise to head to Cedar Point. Very little crowds, however it is Cedar Point's unofficial Gay Day
Friday, June 17, 2005 1:33 PM
I know a lot of Six Flags parks tend to have "Bring a friend for <blank>" on Father's Day.
Friday, June 17, 2005 2:57 PM
Actually I can not comment on the crowds on Father's Day in general, but last year at Lakemont, they let my husband in for free since he was a father.

On the other hand, I have found that Mother's Day is a good day to go the parks, with lesser crowds (at least that has been the trend at SFGAm). But now you need to wait a year to see if that's true for your park as well.

But if it's cold and rainy in your area, who knows, this Father's Day could be a great day to go the parks. So consult the weather for the area in which you will be, otherwise I agree that the Magic 8 ball could serve you the most valuable answer to these questions and more that you might have.

Saturday, June 18, 2005 7:42 AM
Partly, Mother's day is good because it is a Sunday in May, and early May at that.
Saturday, June 18, 2005 10:21 AM
Yea, I have bring a friend on fathers day passes that I got in my ticket book for SFA.
Saturday, June 18, 2005 11:02 AM
Futureman sez:

VF's Riptide will get stuck. Again. If it's up at all. Yay.


Saturday, June 18, 2005 1:05 PM
'Playa, any idea why is VF! having so much trouble with their floorless TopSpin....Knotts' seemed to function perfectly (well, except for the E-stop when they realized I had been wearing *strapped* glasses all along, LOL)...

bill, aka TopSpinFan

P.S. For the unaware, 'Playa is one of the (*admitted*) dads here on 'Buzz...Happy Dad's Day to 'Playa and coasterdad, and the rest of you, you're all WAY more responsible than I could hope to be, LOL! :)

*** Edited 6/18/2005 5:09:26 PM UTC by rollergator***

Saturday, June 18, 2005 3:19 PM
Whoa...Coaster Enthusiasts have wives!? ;)
Saturday, June 18, 2005 5:14 PM
Newsflash, Kyle: wives are not prerequisites for fatherhood.
Sunday, June 19, 2005 6:09 PM
So did anyone go to any of the parks today?
Sunday, June 19, 2005 8:24 PM
I ended up getting a late start. I did go to Rye PLayland fo rthe day. I had a nice time and the crowds fluctuated throught the day.

The traffic was horrible, but the park was mostly crowded in the kiddie section.

I will post a trip report later.

Sunday, June 19, 2005 9:30 PM
No I didn't mean that...it was a joke...I meant...like wow...coaster enthusiasts can have kids!? I dunno..people always think of us as like nerds and stupid people who don't live normal lives. It wasn't supposed to be offensive, sorry if I offended u or anyone else. :)
Monday, June 20, 2005 10:44 AM
No, not offended at all. Just trying to improve your one-liners. If you had said "Whoa...Coaster Enthusiasts get action?" it would have worked much better. After all, there are single parents and (gasp) a few women on the board!
Monday, June 20, 2005 11:47 AM
But I'm a waterpark enthusiass...and we routinely get stalked! :)

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