I was just talking to one of my friends who said he wasn't overly impressed with Holiday World. He loved Raven, Legend, the inexpensive food, free parking, free drinks and the atmosphere of the park. But, he also did the water park which my friends and I will not do. I'm just worried we'll run out of things to do after a couple of hours.
So, is Holiday World worth the amazing amount of driving we would have to do in one day to get there and then to Sandusky? Or, are we better off just going to King's Island? Even though I grew up in Akron and went to school in Cincinnati, I've never been to King's Island - neither have any of my friends. So, both parks would be new to us. We planned Holiday World for the woodies, but I'm not sure if they justify all the driving.
What do you guys think?
And try the waterpark. You'll probably have a lot more fun than you think, especially if you're with friends. Racing each other on the Jungler Racer slides is a blast.
Or can you possibly go to (shock) both of them? ;)
Kings Island on the other hand has the quantity, but not quite so much the quality. I LOVE the Beast, especially at night, and Flight of Fear. Some of their other coasters are pretty good also. They also have some decent flats.
If I had to make a recommendation, I would lean towards Kings Island, but just bareley.
At Holidayworld you have quality. High quality at that. And free parking, all the pop you can drink, and free sunblock to boot ;)
You also have shorter lines, much shorter; friendlier employees who know what they are doing and a cleaner place.
I've heard some talk about Voyage and how it got rough since it's opening.
I was there last year for Holliwood Nights, and then I had to go back later in the season to get my Voyage fix.
I was just there this past Saturday 7.14, and I thought that Voyage was running better than the other 2 visits that I made to the park. It seemed less rough to me than last year.
My only complaint... the needed to grease the track SO bad, but even when the track is dry as can be, the thing is still amazing!
Personally, I would rather be at Holiday World over Kings Island any day.
Here's what I think you should do...
Depending on what time you are getting to Cincinnati on Thursday, you could head to Holiday World and most likely ride each of the coasters a few times each within a few hours, then head back to Cincinnati and go to Kings Island on Friday, then just drive to Sandusky Friday night and get a hotel.
Goodluck and have fun!
I think HW is totally worthwhile, it's just a matter of how much driving you want to do.
I just did both parks this week and I would suggest KI because it WILL take up your day. HW's coasters are great but it's hard to spend 10-12 hours there without the waterpark.
It would be a insane amount of driving from HW to CP tho. About 6 hours. It's roughly three from KI.
Chuck, who thinks Legend beats 90 percent of KI's coasters as well but I'll let you make the call, Your only going to be able to do the majors at KI once with a few repeats. HW you can do the whole park with the coasters 4-5 times each as well.
Have fun either way.
and remember ACE members (if you are) get 1/2 off both these parks
Only a cre-ho goes to Holiday World "just to do the woodies" ;-)
.. or people who do not like flats or water parks.
I'd still go to HW anyway. Voyage is reason enough to make that trip. And if you do, I would do the water park. I'm usually not a water park fan, but I really had a blast at HoliWood Nights in the water park, and plan to go back again this weekend.
I wouldn't say you'd get bored with HW, but since you'll have a long drive on Friday night, you'll be able to enjoy all they have to offer and get on the road at a decent hour. Just remember you'll lose an hour driving east to Sandusky due to time zone change.
I guess I'll have to ask my friends what they think. We already all agreed on Holiday World when we planned this trip months ago, but it wasn't until my friend recently said we'd be disappointed that I reconsidered. Since I planned it, I don't want everyone all pissed off when we're driving seven hours to CP after a lackluster day.
Has anyone on here been to Holiday World for a "non coaster event"? What about someone who's been to Canada's Wonderland and King's Island? Two of my friends are Canadian and their home park is Wonderland.
But here are some more questions...
How important are loopers to you? PKI has them, HW doesn't.
Are woodies with PTC trains the do-all and end-all to you? Then that tips the scales in HW's favor.
Are any kids going on the trip? PKI has the second-best kiddie area anywhere, if you ask me (IOA's Seuss Landing takes my top spot)
How important is a NEW park to you and your friends? See, this is why you won't find me running to CP every summer. I grew up in Michigan and live 20 minutes from VF. While obviously there's no comparing my home park to a 17-coaster megamodel, why would I travel 700 miles for a park that--in many ways--feels like the same ol' same ol? Might your Can-ehhhh-dian friends wind up feeling the same about PKI?
Just a few things to think about.
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