Help Crazy decide his trifecta park destination

Friday, July 20, 2007 12:23 PM
Boy, that's a tough call. Since trips 1 & 2 sound like your sure shots, there are advantages to both. With trip 1 to Texas, you've got a lot of good steel coasters (Freeze, Shockwave, Titan, Runaway Mountain, S:KC, Poltergeist, Tony Hawk's Big Spin, Steel Eel) but not much in the way of woodies--unless Boardwalk Bullet opens which looks awesome.

I just can't imagine making the trip from or to Houston for one coaster as it's quite a hike to the other parks.

With trip 2, SFA has a bunch of good coasters--both steel and wood, if not the best of operations (but I haven't been lately), King's Dominion has some fun in both departments and is a Cedar Fair property now of course, and BGE has some great steel coasters, including a credit-type you might not have yet--the dive coaster known as Griffon.

I would agree that the Great Adventure trip would be a fun alternative to SFA (well at least on some days), but the rental car could become a financial problem. I know with Enterprise that you can take the car into a neighboring state with no extra charges, but take it to a non-neighboring state, and watch the charges add up real fast. That's how they keep their mileage lower on their fleets. *** Edited 7/20/2007 4:26:02 PM UTC by Intamin Fan***

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 8:37 AM
Well after going back and forth with the wife and comparing prices we have decided to go to Texas.

It was a little bit cheaper and having both sides of the family in Dallas helps too.

We are planning on going to SFOT then drive to Houston one day for Boardwalk Bullet (should be open in October I hope) and then drive to San Antonio and go to SFFT and Sea World.

Only downside is that Schlitterbahn will be closed by then (insert cry mode).

Anyone have any decent hotels to look for in the Houston and San Antonio areas (preferably no more than 65 bucks a night) that are close to the parks?

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Thursday, August 16, 2007 8:24 AM

crazyforcoasters said:Only downside is that Schlitterbahn will be closed by then (insert cry mode).

Actually they have a park in Galveston, 20 minutes from the boardwalk, and half of it is indoors and open year round, so you can do a water park! I would recommend doing the water park in the day, and Kemah that evening!

If you dont know Kemah boardwalk has about 10 good places to eat. Full sit down service. So go do some rides and then eat!

AS far as places to stay! Look at the Holiday inn in the Galleria. Nice hotel and ususally very reasonable rates for a great location! The wife will love ya because it's only 3 minutes from the Galleria, a huge upscale shopping mall, and a million places to eat! Really great theatre about 10 blocks away as well! *** Edited 8/16/2007 12:57:17 PM UTC by Markieb***

Thursday, August 16, 2007 9:39 AM
Sadly I have to agree with Nate on Texas Giant. I WANTED to like it, but I found the experience very reminiscent of Mean Streak or Hercules.

Like Brian said, always go for the maximum value out of airline points. A lot of people use them on tickets that wouldn't have been that expensive, then later buy something expensive for another trip. Unless they're expiring and it's down to "use it or lose it".

Rough costs being equal, though, I'd personally go with Texas if everything is new to you either way (in spite of my non-endorsement of Texas Giant :) )

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Thursday, August 16, 2007 9:56 AM
I would vote for the VA trip in Oct over Texas due to the Halloween stuff, BGE's I did Howl-O-Scream and had a blast two years ago, and youll also have Fearfest at KD and Fright Fest at SFA.

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