Hershey Road Trip Idea

Saturday, May 29, 2004 4:29 PM
I saw that commercial about the hershey 12 or 10 day road trip, and I put a lot of thought into what I would do. I would make it a roller coaster road trip. This is the order of the trip.

Day 1: Valleyfair/Camp Snoopy.
Day 1-2: Heading to Six Flags Great America
Day 2: Six Flags Great America
Day 2-3: Head to Cedar Point
Day 3/4/5: Cedar Point
Day 6: Geauga Lake
Day 7: Paramount's Kings Island
Day 8: Dorney Park/Knoebels
Day 9: Hershey Park/Lakemont
Day 10: Head Back To Wisconsin

What would your road trip be?

Saturday, May 29, 2004 5:29 PM
Day 1: Visionland/SFOG
Day 2: SFOG
Day 3: Carowinds
Day 4: Kings Dominion
Day 5: SFAmerica
Day 6: SFGAdv.
Day 7: Hersheypark
Day 8: Kennywood
Day 9: Geauga Lake
Day 10-11: Cedar Point
Day 12: PKI
Day 13: SFKK
Day 14: Holiday World
Saturday, May 29, 2004 11:22 PM
Day 1- Valleyfair!

Day 2- Head to Cedar Point

Day 3,4- Cedar Point

Day 5- Paramount's King's Island

Day 6- Dorney Park

Day 7- Hershey Park

Day 8- Six Flags Great Adventure

Day 9- Dollywood

Day 10,11- Head back to Minnesota, with pit stop at Six Flags Great America.

Day 12- Back home.

Sunday, May 30, 2004 12:04 AM
hmm.... LA to Hershey

Day 1: Drive to Albuquerque (12hrs5min)

Day 2: Cliff's Amusement Park

Day 3: Drive to Branson, MO (13hr 20min)

Day 4: Silver Dollar City/ Celabration City

Day 5: Drive to Santa Claus, In (7hrs3min) and do Holiday World

Day 6: (could do Holiday World) Drive to Hershey, PA (10hrs26min)

Day 7: Hersheypark

Day 8: Drive to Sandusky, OH.(6hrs25min) Do Cedar Point

Day 9: Cedar Point

Day 10: Drive to Iowa.(12hrs16min or 9hrs) Do Arnold's Park or Adventure Land

Day 11: Drive to Colorado.(+/-10hrs29min) Spend night

Day 12: Drive to Salt Lake(8hrs) for Lagoon.

Day 13: Drive back to LA.(11hrs) *** Edited 5/30/2004 4:39:49 AM UTC by Coaster File***

Sunday, May 30, 2004 12:25 AM
I think Maxil223 and Steel Venom07 redo their trips better. It looks like alot of double backs and forths (Alot added miles and time). Maybe they should look at a map for better planning. Maxil223 I would of doing CP,GL, then Knoebels,DP and save PKI on the way back to the badger state. Steel Venom07 I would skip VF(I think VF is SV07 home park) and do PKI on the way home from Dollywood. VF is my home park I can VF any time.
Sunday, May 30, 2004 1:37 AM
Well, since I am only 50 miles away it would be very hard to do, but here we go...

Day 1: Knoebel's
Day 2: Lakemont Park/DelGrosso's
Day 3: Kennywood
Day 4: Conneaut Lake/Waldameer
Day 5: Geauga Lake
Day 6: Cedar Point
Day 7: Cedar Point
Day 8: King's Island
Day 9: William's Grove
Day 10: Hersheypark/Back to Bloomsburg *** Edited 5/30/2004 5:38:21 AM UTC by TalonJosh1491***

Sunday, May 30, 2004 9:38 AM
1.Six Flags New England

2. Knoebels/Dorney

3. Hershey

4 Six Flags Great Adventure

5. Six Flags America

6. Paramount Kings Domion

7.Busch Gardens Williamsburg

8.Paramount Carowinds

9.Six Flags Over Georgia

10. Return home. *** Edited 5/30/2004 3:39:46 PM UTC by Crashmando***

Monday, May 31, 2004 4:50 PM
Just came home to europe today from our trip through ohio and pennsylvania. With days in between for driving and stuff our trip was:

1. Waldameer Park - also tried Conneaut Lake but was closed
2. Geauga Lake
3. Cedar Point (2 days)
4. Dorneypark
5. Knoebels
6. Hersheypark
7. Kennywood
8. Paramount's Kings Island

BIG FUN! Hope i can get a trip-report up sometime, but i guess i first have to let all those new parks, coasters and impressions get set a little.

Monday, May 31, 2004 11:36 PM
1)Half day at Great Escape, half day drive to SFNE.

2)SFNE/Night:Drive to Hershey Park

3)Hershey Park/Drive to SFGAdv.

4)SFGAdv./Drive to Paramount Kings Dominion

5)Paramount Kings Dominion

6)Drive to SFGAm.

7)SFGAm./Drive to CP.


10)Drive Home

Not that good but hey, it's what I would do.

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 5:03 PM
Its in a fricken RV that your not driving, who cares how long the drives are. You sleep in the RV. Its more like a bus but yeah, who cares. I honestly only want to go to Cedar Point.

RE-Done Road Trip
Day 1-Drive to cedar Point
Day 2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9-Spend at cedar point
Day 10-Drive back to valleyfair
Day 11-Spend at vallyefair
Day 12-spend at vf and then come home.

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 7:57 PM
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 8:05 PM
That is a lot of time at Cedar Point. I would at least run over to Geauga Lake for one day Maxil.
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 8:33 PM
That wouldnt be such a bad idea. What would your trip be?
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 8:47 PM
I don't have time to come up with a trip I can't go on right now... I go to Cedar Point or King's Island just about every week so those are out. I plan on taking a trip to Kennywood, Knoebel's, Hershey, Dorney, Darien Lake, and Canada's Wonderland at some point this year. Those may all be 1 trip or possilbe 3 trips.

Wednesday, June 2, 2004 1:31 AM
How about a trip all across the United States going to parks. Can you imagine what that would cost.
Wednesday, June 2, 2004 2:46 AM

2. Drive to Knotts

3. Knotts Berry Farm

4. Hershypark

5. Drive to Dorney

6. Dorneypark

7. SFStL

8. Six Flags Mexico

9. CP

10. Alton Towers.

Wednesday, June 2, 2004 1:43 PM
(NOTE: All mileages are as reported on rcdb which lists distance as the crow flies, not actual driving distance)
Day 1 - Hershey
(41 miles to Knoebels)
Day 2 - Knoebels
(171 miles to SFDL)
Day 3 - SFDL
(47 miles to Seabreeze)
Day 4 - Seabreeze/MFI (71 miles from SB to MFI)
(5 miles to Marineland)
Day 5 - Marineland
(59 miles to PCW)
Day 6 - PCW
(15 miles to CNE)
Day 7 - CNE
(111 miles to Waldameer)
Day 8 - Waldameer/Conneaut (33 miles from Waldameer to Conneaut)
(89 miles from Conneaut to KW)
Day 9 - Kennywood
(31 miles from KW to Idlewild)
Day 10 - Idlewild/Lakemont (48 miles from Idlewild to Lakemont)
(12 miles from Lakemont to DelGrosso's)
Day 11 - DelGrosso's/Dutch Wonderland (112 miles from DelGrosso's to DW)
(29 miles from DW to HP)
Day 12 - Hersheypark

You can't go wrong with a road trip that begins and ends with HP...LOL

Seriously, since this is a "Hershey" road trip and HP is one of my favorite parks, I wanted to begin and end my trip there.

The methodology behind my trip is that I don't like to combine parks with a ton of driving so I didn't want to go too far. Thus my longest drive is between Knoebels and SFDL at 171 miles. The only day that may be a stretch is day 11. I have been to DW, but wanted to include it as well (since it is also owned by Hershey)..Still that could be a long day with the long drive between the two parks.

At the same time, I wanted to get some parks in there that I have not been to (Days 3,4,5,6,7,8,10 and half of day 11), with a few of my favorites that I have been to. This I opted to skip a trip that included the likes of DP, SFGAdv, Williams Grove and SFA. There is nothing wrong with those parks, I just couldn't fit them into my plan.

-now if I only had the money/time to take a trip like this-

Wednesday, June 2, 2004 2:02 PM
Hmm, 12 days....

1.Lake Winnie/Nashville Valley Amusement Park/Beech Bend

2.Holiday World




6.CP/Geauga Lake



9.SFNE/ Compounce




Wednesday, June 2, 2004 2:03 PM

Its in a fricken RV that your not driving, who cares how long the drives are. You sleep in the RV.

How about a trip all across the United States going to parks. Can you imagine what that would cost.

According to the official rules:

"Maximum of 8 hours chauffeur driving time per day."


"Trip includes chauffeur, chauffeur expenses and chauffeur hotel accommodations...Prize includes $6,000 for travel, hotel, gas, tolls, meals and general expenses plus $2,500 in American Express Travelers Checks spending money."

It becomes a bit more realistic when you have to follow the rules - And it's a 10 day trip, not a 12 day trip.

Wednesday, June 2, 2004 2:50 PM
10 days?

Starting from Detroit:

Day 1: MiA, Fun Spot, then round out the day at IB (it can be done, but if not, drop FS)
Day 2: Holiday World
Day 3: SFKK and PKI
Day 4: PKI and drive to CP for the latter half of the day
Day 5: CP and GL
Day 6: KW
Day 7: Knoebels
Day 8: Dorney Park
Day 9: Hershey
Day 10: drive home.


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