Saturday, July 26, 2003 10:37 PM
My family is having a tough time on deciding between a one day trip to either Cedar Point or SFWOA. CP has the coasters and great reputation, but SF is cheaper. I would like a description of Sf's water park. Number of slides, family fun factor, excitement, etc...I would also like to know some of the prices for food and drink compared to CP's prices. Which park is a better deal? Can I count on TTD being open? How are the lines at each park? Will the water park at SF be good enough for me?.......I know you guys dont like fighting between the two parks, and I know Cp has a much better rep. But for the price SF looks impossible to pass up. Thanks for the info!!
Sunday, July 27, 2003 12:15 AM
Aw, only 1 day???? That kinda sucks... Personally, I think BOTH parks are worth 2 days... Cedar Point definitely has the rides and atmosphere won, but WoA has the slides and wildlife... I guess I'd need to know what kind of experience you're looking for.
and yes, SFWoA's waterpark will be good enough ;)
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Sunday, July 27, 2003 1:11 AM
If it was me I would do the Point, however, since you may be interested in other things then myself, I will give you a run down of pro's and con's for each.
Pros: - Quality and Quantity of coasters and rides
- Nice kid's areas
- Fantastic shows
- Greater variety of food
Cons: - Longer lines usually vs SFWOA
- More expensive admission
Six Flags World's of Adventure
Pros: - Dirt cheap entrance price with Coke can ( buy one get one)
- Water Park included in ticket
- Animal park also included
Cons: - Fewer rides, however some are outstanding like X-Flight and Batman
- Doesn't have as much class as Cedar Point
- Lacks a nice fun atmosphere
I hope that helps you out somewhat. Either way, you will have a blast on some great rides!
PS - Each park has an amazing buffet! Midway Market at Cedar Point by Raptor and Mandarin Buffet at Six Flags by the Whale tank. Both are a great deal.
Sunday, July 27, 2003 4:11 AM
It's your decision. Everytime I went to SFWoA, half the rides weren't operating. Bad luck I guess. It evens out to the waiting in line at CP (they are shorter on certain days). Both parks have their share of weak areas that need attention. As for food, I would suggest packing a lunch. Take a cooler with you (but can't bring it in the park). It's so much easier and saves money.
Sunday, July 27, 2003 5:41 AM
Personally, go to CP. CP has amazing rides, better atmosphere, lines are not that long, and the food is better! The longest lines are TTD and M-Force, but everything else isn't that bad! SFWoA is a good park also if your looking for something cheaper. The lines are very short, but some rides may not be in operation! It's your call. Both parks are very good in their own ways, but if your excpecting to ride ALOT of coasters then go to CP.
P.S. Too bad you can't go to both.....
Sunday, July 27, 2003 6:21 AM
Have you been to either? If so, go to the other one....
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Sunday, July 27, 2003 8:25 AM
It all depends on what you prefer at a theme park. Cedar Point will give you more thrill rides and coasters, while Six Flags will cover all of the bases. There is no way that you will get to do everything that SFWoA offers at its park. If you are into waterparks, shows, animals, and good coasters, go to SFWoA, but if you just live and die for thrill rides, you will enjoy CP more. As far as rides being operational, both places are doing excellent jobs of getting things up and running. SFWoA is running rides at full capacity very often and as of now, only S:UE is down, but that will probably change soon.
Can't help you much. It's your choice. Both places are great.
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Sunday, July 27, 2003 8:48 AM
It looks like SFWOA. The deciding factors are the waterpark and prices. Also, I'm going to wait on CP and go next year.
Thanks for your help guys.
Wednesday, July 30, 2003 11:09 AM
If you have younger childern I would head to SFWOA. Its got the wild life side and a good coaster collection and everything is pretty much a walk on except x flight. CP is great to but you need more than 1 day due to line lenght. If its your family going head to SFWOA. I love it and its a great park. Probaly my favorite SF out of the 5 I've been too. Good luck!
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Wednesday, July 30, 2003 7:34 PM
SFWoA is doing great this year. The new waterpark is very impressive. If you are going to be there all day, rent some tubes, or you can just use the complimentary ones. The Hurricane Mountain slides are amazing. They are so fast, so long, so tall, and so dark! I love the waterpark at SFWoA. There is a nice lazy river, body speed slides, body enclosed slides, tube slides, a wave pool, a kids waterpark area. I'm sure I even missed some. But all of the coasters have been up for a majority of the year. S:UE is down right now and I don't know how much longer that will be though. Go to SFWoA though, I'm not biased because it's my homepark, you really get more than you pay for. That admission is very cheap, and if you go during the week the lines won't be excessive. Enjoy your stay wherever you go in Ohio!
Wednesday, July 30, 2003 8:00 PM
Thursday, July 31, 2003 9:12 PM
I definately don't think that you need two days at CP because the lines are long. One can hit all of the coasters in one day on an average sized crowd. Add in the beach and water park and other shows and attractions and you definately have a two day trip. Same with WOA, but that has to do with geography as well i think.
Thursday, July 31, 2003 9:52 PM
I think the opinions in this thread show exactly where these two parks are headed.
CP has made it quite clear that they'd like to become more of a "destination" - with comments about pricing and time needed, it looks like they're well on their way.
SFWOA's best plan at this point is to play the flip side. "we're a great, inexpensive way to enjoy a day with the family - we've got something for everyone"
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Thursday, July 31, 2003 10:29 PM
It all depends on what your looking to do? and what you like. Personally I rarely go to WOA (only go if i get free tix)and I live about 20 min away I get season passes fro CP which is an hour and some change away. If you don't care about water slides and wildlife and actually want to have fun go to CP, if you manage your time and utilize the limit of 2 freeway stamps it shouldn't be hard to ride all the good coasters in one day plus a few more. If you go to CP I would recomend saving TTD for last, that way if you get stuck in a long line its no biggie cuz you hit everything else thats good.
My personal experience with WOA is lines that don't move, even a short looking line can turn out being hours. The staff isn't really friendly, I personally only like about 3 of their coasters (the 3 woodies.) I can't remember a time I have been there when all their rides have been running. That can happen at any park on any given day but WOA seems to be consistanly like that. I have read WOA is getting better.
As for CP its a lot more walking, water park is extra, but who has time for water rides anyway, they have some of the best coasters in the world along with some 1st class wastes of space. There woodies suck, But thier Steel coasters make up for that, its possible to ride all the good rides, the lines although some look long with my expierience they move fast.
All I can say is why go to a boring average park like WOA when you car ride the MF its worth the trip alone.
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Friday, August 1, 2003 9:44 PM
"As for CP its a lot more walking"
I can't see that at all. WOA may have less paved midway area, but that lake in the middle makes for long trips around the park. I can make it from Mean Streak to the Main Gate at CP in just over 10 minutes, less than ten if i hustle. It takes at least fifteen to go from gate to gate at WOA at a near jog.
Saturday, August 2, 2003 12:30 PM
what are you talking about?...if you take the floating dock your right to the other side...its like a 5-10 min walk from the Entrance!....as fas as the walk way from ragging wolfbobs..its like a 5-10 walk(from the coaster)..from the entrance its like 15min walk!...its really not that bad....and meansteak is a way longer walk from the entrance then any place to or from in SFWOA.
*** This post was edited by ryan C 8/2/2003 4:31:29 PM ***
Saturday, August 2, 2003 12:42 PM
I've walkes all the way around the Six Flags "loop" from one side of the lake to the other and back again in about 20 minutes but most of the rides are concentrated on one side. Also there is a farry to take you to the wild life side of the park. The fastest I have ever gotten from the Mean Streak to the entrance was about 10 minutes but that was because I was running half of the way and power walking the other half. It is a LONG way back but if you plan it right, you won't need to walk all that much at Cedar Point. All you have to do is start at the back of the park and work your way to the front. That way you can leave without a big walk at the end of the day when you are tired and just want to go home. This does require some walking in the morning to get to the back of the park though.
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Saturday, August 2, 2003 10:46 PM
I made the walk from gate to gate at WOA at least four times a day, six days a week. It takes fifteen minutes minimum. Yes the boat is faster if you catch it right, but we're talking about walking. There are no straight paths through WOA because of the lake, even if the park takes up less area than CP. If all you want is rides or animals or water park, well it's all clustered together in its respective parks. But if you want to check out everything in one day...
Cp is a straight shot from front to back, and like stated earlier does not require much walking if you plan accordingly.
Sunday, August 3, 2003 2:19 AM
What I mean by more walking at CP vs WOA is WOA everything is right on top of each other, the ride side of the park is like a can of sardines compared to WOA. At CP from the main gates to the end of the main midway is a lot further than it looks, thats almost more walking than you can do at WOA, WOA the foot traffic moves slower and is more compact due to narrow paths and just a bad set up all around, its like roaming through a junkyard. In general your going to do more walking at CP than WOA even if you plan it right.
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