First park advice

Wednesday, June 26, 2002 8:31 PM

Hello,

I am searching for some advice on where to take a young friend of mine for his first big park visit. Our two choices are Hershey or Kennywood, as we live right between the two.

My friend is 12 years old and has only been to Lakemont Park and DelGrosso's Park. I have told him the differance between the two and he is having a tough time deciding. It is a very hard decision to make because they are both way above average and have an excelent assortment of rides and attractions, in my opinion.

I am not looking for any negitive comments toward either park, just some comparison to which would be the best first big park for a kid his age. If a negitive point must be made, please do it responsably and without strong hateful intentions towards either park. Please don't make it a versus thread, just a friendly comparing thread.

Keep in mind that I have been to both Kennywood and Hershey countless times and I love them both, and that's why it is hard to make up my mind. Also remember that this is my friends first look at what a bigger park is like. He has told me that he is looking foward to rideing some bigger more intense coasters.

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KoRn is the Mellennium Force of ROCK

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Wednesday, June 26, 2002 8:52 PM

Knoebels!

Anyhow u cant go wrong in PA

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Charles Nungester
Lesourdsville Lake, The great American amusement park opens the season June 6th Thurs-Sun every week. Park phone is (513)539-2193

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 4:41 AM

Hershey is good if your friend is interested in trying an upsidedown roller coaster (that is, if he hasnt already). They are both amazing parks, so you cant go wrong either way. Then again, Hersheys Chocolate is another reason to go to Hershey.

But then Kennywood has PR, 3 amazing woodies, and exterminator, as well as its traditional park feel. So it all comes down to personal preference

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 5:15 AM
I would say Kennywood. I have been to both Hershey and Kennywood, I like Kennywood better, he'll love Exterminator!

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Why do they report power outages on TV?

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 5:59 AM
at kennywood he can ride his first hyper at hershey he can ride his first inverted see what intrests him the most.

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I just want to ride as many coasters as posible

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 7:02 AM

Kennywood has the most intense coaster of the two parks (Phantoms Revenge), but the overall selection of coasters is better at Hershey (plus they have a few more coasters to choose from). They are both great parks and you can't go wrong with either.

Happy Coastering!

Sean

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 7:04 AM

I honestly don't think you could go wrong with either, so just go with your gut reaction.

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"drop rides, not bombs."

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 7:23 AM

They are both good parks:)

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:)KENNYWOOD:)

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 11:45 AM
I would say Hershey just for a larger selection of coasters, plus he could ride two GCI's, an inverted, a boomerang (and realize how boring they get), and a Swartzkopf looper, first in the Eastern part of the US. But, KW also has some great rides, a hyper, 3 very old woodies, and Exterminator must be very fun. Plus, HP doesn't have a drop ride like Pitfall. You can't go wrong, and you'll have a good time no matter what. Pick whichever will be less crowded so you'll get to do everything.

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HuKeD oNN fonickS dusinT wOrK"[;.

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 1:48 PM

If you haven't, have your friend check out the web sites for the two parks. He can look at the rides that each offers and it may help him make a decision. If he still can't make a decision, it looks like you'll just have to take him to both parks. Bummmmmer!

Be sure to give us a trip report.

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The worst day at Cedar Point is better than the best day at work.

*** This post was edited by CP ismyhome on 6/27/2002. ***

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 2:23 PM

Thanks for all of the good advice. It is apparently a difficult decision. I will definately let him look at the two websites; That's a GREAT idea. I am hopeing that he'll turn out to be an enthusiast. I was 12 when I rode my first big coaster (Beast) and I haven't stopped sense. He seems very interested in coasters like me at that age.

I think we are leaning more towards Hershey. We will definately be going to both but park # 2 wont be until the very end of summer or next year.

Charles- Not to start a war or anything but Kenobles is not one of my favorites. I myself prefer a lot of other parks to Kenobles. Just my opinion.

EDIT: I can't spell

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KoRn is the Mellennium Force of ROCK

*** This post was edited by dexter on 6/27/2002. ***

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Monday, July 8, 2002 8:26 PM

Thanks to everyone who replied, all 9 of you:) I took my young friend to Hersheypark and we had a blast. Next up is Kennywood in a month or so. If you want to know what happened, please check out my TR.

The funnyest thing about the trip was the older teenage girl allmost kissing my Little 12 Year old friend because she liked his hair.

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-KoRn is the Millennium Force of ROCK-

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Monday, July 8, 2002 8:53 PM
Simple. Go to Dorney, Knobbles, Hershey, and Kennywood. Then you'll be sure not to miss out in any of the fun!

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Formally known as Millenium Force29, Alpengiest is the best!

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