Cedar Point deals with midges and mayflies every year, and I can assure you that's far worse.
no, it's really nothing compared to the cicadas.
jeff, i was around for the last invasion, and trust me, this is not just media hype. in the washington DC area, at least, they are EVERYWHERE. all over everything. it's loud, yes, because there are something like 1 million cicadas per acre of land. it is nasty and disgusting. i dont remember going to PKD that year, but i wouldn't wait for the front car on hypersonic =) *** Edited 5/13/2004 1:02:07 PM UTC by pezpunk***
I'm saying! Is there *anything* Paula can't market? :)
I remember cicadas from living up North, but I can honestly say they are the ONE bug we're not bothered (bugged?) by...of course, it's ALMOST lovebug season here, and there's not enough windshield washer fluid on EARTH to clean up after those messy things...
The areas supposed to get hit the hardest are MD, DC, Southern PA, and VA. In those locations you will see up to a million of the cicadas per acre, in fact, they have just started to come up out of the ground and are suppose to be in full swing within a week or two. Parks like Hershey, SFA, PKD, and BGW will see the worst of it. The cicadas don't bite and they don't sting, but they are big clumsy flyers. They tend to be at their worst during the warmest parts of the day.
LOL good thing S:ROS is closed....it's sort of like a blessing in disguise type thing,I know I wouldn't want to hit those suckers doing 70 MPH that's for sure.
So far I have yet to see any of the little buggers in my backyard or immediate area but I'm sure they'll be out in full force in no time...I've been hearing quite alot of rustling & tapping in the backyard lately so maybe they're finally starting to show up here.
As I recall from the last invasion, the cicadas don't really fly much. Mostly, they just crawl up tress. When they do fly, they make short low hops. While it might smart to hit one at the bottom of the first hill, I suspect it is unlikely that you will actually have this happen.
Actually, this year's brood, brood X ("The Big One") doesn't get as far south as PKD, or anywhere close to BGW. Unless the brood expanded its borders 17 years ago don't worry about those two parks. SFA, Hershey, and perhaps SFGadv may be a different story, though.