Thursday, May 25, 2000 8:30 AM
I am planning a weekend trip to The DC area and will probably have time to go to two parks either in the area or on the way.(From GA) I have a Six Flags Season Pass So I am leaning towards SFA and SFGA for money reasons and I think that the other two parks that I am considering(BGW and PKD) will have new coasters next year or reopen previous coasters.(Drachen Fire)And I am planning a trip through the area next year. Any input on these parks as I have never been to any of them and can only compare them by what is on websites and such. also any ideas on other parks between GA and NJ could help.
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Thursday, May 25, 2000 9:51 AM
I would suggest (since I'm doing this next week ;)) that you hit SFA for sure because it's close to DC. PKD should be on your way, but BGW isn't that far out of the way. It's too bad you can't do all three. I wouldn't waste time with SFGAdv since it's much farther north.
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Thursday, May 25, 2000 4:25 PM
Hershey isn't too far out of the way either about hour and a half two hours. They probably have one of the best selections of coasters on the East Coast (the only things they are missing are a standup and a hyper). Plus if your trip is durring the week the lines shouldn't be bad either They have a total of 8 coaster 9 tracks. I think Burger Kings have discount coupons too.
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Thursday, May 25, 2000 10:15 PM
I would definately sugest SFA as Superman makes everything else, even Apollo's Chariot, seem weak and, since you have the pass, SFGAdv. Hershey would be worth it, as would PKD, but both are 1.5-2.5 hours away, depending on traffic. Busch Gardens is almost 3,5 hours away, like SFGAdv, and is not included in any pass deal. but s the best of them all.
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Thursday, May 25, 2000 10:31 PM
I'd recommend hitting PKD and SFA. I'm a little biased 'cause Intamin makes my favorite steel coasters (Volcano and Superman: Ride of Steel at those parks). Also, I think those two parks have a good mix of wooden and steel coasters. BGW is all steel... great park, but needs some wood. Catch it another time, maybe Drachen Fire will reopen.
As for Great Adventure, unless you REALLY want to ride a floorless (Medusa), it's probably too far out of your way.
I'd suggest you make another trip sometime and hit SFGAdv, Hershey, and Dorney. They're pretty close to each other.
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Friday, May 26, 2000 2:41 PM
I would hit SFA, or try one of the Pennsylvania parks. Hershey is my personal favorite, 3 awesome wooden coasters,Comet,Wildcat,and Lightning Racers, as well as a small, but still thrilling B&M inverted. I wouldn't waste my time with PKD. That park is dirty,crowded and hasnt added a new coaster in 2 years and to ride Volcano, you would have to wait 3 hours. The rest of the coasters aren't really high quality with the exception of Volcano and Grizzly.BGW is probley opening a new coaster next year, so might as well wait.