Help on Cedar Point Trip

Tuesday, October 21, 2003 2:09 PM
I am only 21 and just found out I can rent a car from Enterprise. This allows me to take a trip to Cedar Point and other Ohio parks in 2004, which I dearly want to do. I have a few questions to ask though. I want to take my trip between June - Aug 2004, except I cant take my trip Jul 22-25 due to the San Diego Comic Con.

I am from San Diego, California and frequent DL, DCA, Knotts and SFMM. The only other coaster experiences I have had is Las Vegas.

My Questions:
1. Anyway to find cheap airfare to Cleveland. Right now the airfare is $500 from both SD and LA. Is it possible to find it cheaper or is it normal for it to be that price.
2. What is the best time for me to go in the summer.
3. What parks should I go to? Right now I am thinking SFWOA and PKI. Anything else I am forgetting?
4. Where should I stay at CP. Is it worth it to stay at the Hotel Breakers? Any tips for hotels near the other parks.
5. Is it too long and/or hard of a drive from Sandusky to Chicago. Is it really 4 hours or much longer? I am thinking about at least trying to catch a Cubs game at Wrigley.

Thanks for all the help.
PS. When do tickets for Solace usually go on sale?

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 2:51 PM
If you staying for a week I would stay at Lakeland Lodges. You get a mini cottage and it has a bedroom bathroom and kitchen all for $350. ITs right on the beach too! www.lodgesonthelakes.com

I go in July and its not very crowded when I go. I mean its crowded but not normally durning the week.


SFWOA is about an hour away. PKI is about 1 hour and 1/2.

HAve fun and good luck.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 3:10 PM
I might suggest multiple hotels. It seems that if you stayed at only one place you would be doing a lot of driving every morning and night. If you stayed at different places you would only have to drive far in the moring or the night.

You should go to Chicago. Its a great city, Wrigley is a cool stadium, and Cubs games are fun. Also, SFGaM is one of the best SF parks.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 3:13 PM
stay at a hotel near the park. we stayed at the motel 6 or somthing around the corner. fine for 2 nites, good cable. discounts on admission.

Chitown is my hometown, great. SFGAm is a great park with almost everything to offer. If you catch a game at wrigley, sit in the bleachers (the best when drunk cubs fans yell at the players, it's tradition)

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 1:19 PM
If you want to go to Chicago, you might want to fly into there and then just drive to CP, SFWOA & PKI. You should be able to get airfare much cheaper from LA to Chicago. I found airfare on Spirit Airlines from Detroit to LA for less than $150 round trip (no layovers either!) so I am sure Chicago can be done as cheap (if not cheaper). Don't forget Chicago has 2 major airports too (Midway and O'Hare).
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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 1:28 PM
1. My brother lives in San Diego and I live in Sandusky...he finds flights to Cleveland for around 200 bucks. He's flown all different airlines, I think he buys them 3 months before the flight so that might have something to do with the price.

2. The earlier in the summer, the better. The month of June isn't too terribly crowded at Cedar Point. July 4th weekend is one of the busiest of the year.

3. Those are good choices...Kennywood is not out of reach for you during your trip...might be worht considering.

4. I'd offer my house, but my mom wouldn't like that. Sorry ;-P

5. I can drive Chicago in about 5.5 hours, and I don't generally speed. (Ohio State Highway Patrol is very anal about speeders)

Also, Six Flags World's of adventure is about 1.5 hours away from CP and King's Island is about 3.5 hours away. Crashmando must have a really fast car.

Hope this helps!

seth

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 3:18 PM
Kennywood is a great little park with 5 great coasters. It would be well worth the 3.5 hour trip from CP. Look me up if you decide to hit Kennywood. I live just north of Pittsburgh.

You can play around with Priceline.com or some of the other travel.com's to try to get some great rates.

If you flew into Chicago, you could hit SFGAM, MIA, CP, PKI, SFWOA and KW and then fly out of Pittsburgh. Your Flights may be more expensive and the car rental will be more expensive, but you will hit all of the areas great parks.

Or you could do SFGAM, MIA, CP, SFWOA, PKI, SFKK and HW in one day, SFSL and then drive back to Chicago. A lot of driveng, but again, some great parks.

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2003 Parks: Cedar Point, SFWOA, Kennywood, PKI, MIA, SFGAM, SFKK and HW.
Still deciding where to go in 2004.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 4:23 PM
my aunt and uncle used to live in LA, and when they would visit Cleveland (my hometown) they would go for around 250. I believe Continental has direct flights to Cleveland to LA, but i could be wrong
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