I was wondering how many hours is Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Paramounts Kings Dominion is from Cedar Point because I will be going there at the end of March on opening weekends & spring break for the first time. I know when I always go to Cedar Point its at least a 13hour drive from (Mn). I'm thinking of taking I-94 to Chicago and I-57 through Illinois all the way down to I-64 and stay on that the hole way to Richmond, Virginia would that be the easy way to go. My plan is 22nd: Leaving around 7am, 23rd & 24th Kings Dominon, one day at Williamsburg 25th leaving on the 26th. I just not sure on the driving time I hope it works.Thanks. Any Help would be great.
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not sure how far BGW is from Cedar Point, but from Chicago, IL to Williamsburg, it is about a 18-19 hour drive. (It took about 20 hours for me to drive from Virginia Beach to Chicago) and BGW is about 1 1/2 hours from Va Beach. Hopefully this helps.
By the way, if you wanted to make it kinda easier, I would recommend hitting BGW first, since it is the farthest, then come back to PKD.
If you're flying out of Cleveland, you can get to BWI for under a hundred bucks and the drive is about three hours.
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Well, it takes me about 3 hours to get to Cedar Point from Pittsburgh, and about 6 to get to PKD (7 to BGW). So figure 9-10 hours from the Cedar Point area to the PKD/BGW area.
Your route looks reasonable, and probably shaves off some time, as well. Given how long the trip is, though, if it were me I'd seriously consider flying instead, to Baltimore/DC or perhaps Norfolk (~1 hour from BGW, 2 from PKD).
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If I were driving that distance I'd hit more than just those three parks. Maybe throw in Camden Park in Hundington, WV it's a small park and it's close to I-64, that would break up some of the long drive. Although at the end of March not many parks are open yet.
coasterpunk brings something important up, PKD will only be open for the weekends @ that point. It's the third or fourth week in May before they're open. BGW will also not be open, yet. BGW opens for weekdays earlier than the other "chained" parks in that area, though. Early in the season, if it's not a weekend, I think Kennywood & Cedar Point are the only big places open during the week anywhere near the East Coast that's not in Florida.......
I drove home from PKD to Indy in 10 Hrs driving time. Via I-70/I-79/I-68/I-70/Beltway/I-95.
I-79 and I-68 allow you to miss the Penna. Turnpike and its a supperhighway across the Panhandle of Maryland to where it rejoins 70. If you want to skip Chicago head south to the Quad cities and take I-74 to I-70
From Min take I-94 to I-65 to I-70 it is 725 from Indy to Norfolk and 595 Indy to MSP ----------------- Whats life if you never get to the Po!nt?
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If I do drive I'll take the suggested route I-65 through Indiana to make at a little shorter. I went to Minneapolis International Airport to see how much it would cost to fly northwest to Richmond round trip they said if I book it now it would be around $284.00. I'm going to check with other airlines to see if theres any better deal. I have some decessions yet to make wether flying or driving I will probably decide at the end of January. Thanks again. ----------------- 8Years working with Cedar Fair and Valleyfair!