Hope this helps
P.S. they will be out of express's for spiderman and coasters by noon (when they run out) *** Edited 3/24/2004 12:39:22 AM UTC by kevin38***
You can always get Express passes for Hulk and Spiderman on the way there, and then head to the dragons afterwards. Usually the crowds tend to die down closer to closing, so you will be able to get on more rides the later you stay. Utilizing the single-ride lines on Hulk, Spiderman, and Dr. Doom will also get you many more rides than the average guest.
1. Ride Increadble Hulk, ride again (its good)
2. Ride Spiderman, ride again (1 of a kind, amazing)
3. Ride Dudley or Popeye whatever enterance you see first (Dudley was closed when I went there)
4. Ride the one you didnt
5. Ride Jurassic Park
6. Ride Dueling Dragons, Ride again, and again and again until you cant take the short cut anymore or you get sick of it
7. Do Posideon
8. Ride Cat and the Hat
9. Do any rides/shows you missed and re-ride, the park doesnt have too much stuff to do so you can plan on doing a lot of re rides.
Be sure to hit the water rides, they are unique and extremely fun.
Get the Express Pass for Spidey immediately upon entry unless you get to it before the line grows....but as mentioned, picking up that pass on the way to PF might be your best bet for even getting a CHANCE on the suspended...
Best water rides ANYWHERE, make sure to have dry clothes in the car...;)
Spend some time at Seuss Landing, or you'll risk growing old before your time....:)
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Pretty weird policy they've got going. I mean, they'll let Dad on with his two kids, and the two kids ride together leaving Dad on his own. They're never running the thing at its capacity either.
I'm probably a tad different from most, but I say just go to the park and hop the first thing that takes your fancy. You don't need stupid strategies and ride orders or whatever to experience everything in a day at too many parks. IOA can fairly easily be done in a day at an easy pace.
Also, they'll let you ride Pteranadon Flyers then.
also, if you don't already, stay at a hotel on site (Royal Pacific, Hard Rock, Portofino bay). The hotel guests use their room key as an express pass, and this comes in handy big time (i work at hard rock, so I know.) Also, hit hulk, spiderman, dudley doo right, popeye, skip JP (in my opinion, the rides are lame) and hit dueling dragons (special line allows you to go from fire to ice and vice versa), and cat in the hat.
skip doctor doom, standard S&S space shot, triceratops encounter (walk up to a robotic dinosaur, stupid), jp river adventure is boring, but if the line is short, hit it up, check out the talking fountain by the sinbad show, and check out ioacentral.com
Unless you observed them running less than 3 birds, P-Fliers runs at full capacity. The reason for the stupid rules is that the ride only does between 300-500 pph, depending on the efficiency of the crew. The line can be very short and still have a long wait time. Add to that that the ride looks more like a family ride rather than what they claim is a childrens ride, and it is a recipie for producing upset guests.
I feel that they should replace the ride with a new, higher capacity Setpoint Swing Thing (like Roller Soaker at Hershey). The current structure wouldn't be able to hold a four person bird, wich is probably the only way to increase capacity, so a whole new ride would have to be built. Either that or build another track to race beside the current one, which I believe would be impossible.
P-Fliers is fun, but not nessessary. Go to Hershey if you want a Swing Thing.
I do, however agree with you about not haveing a stratagy while visiting IOA.
cedar point king,
Just go and "live the adventure". I am all about doing IOA at a leisurely pace. If you run as fast as you can from one attraction to another you will miss the whole point of the park, which is to soak in the enviorment and notice little details that envelope you into another world. There is a surprise around every turn and if you go to quickly, you will pass them by. Just sitting on a park bench at IOA is exciting.
Do not miss the Marvel Parade. Make sure you visit the lake while at every island for fantastic views of the park. Camp Jurrasic is a nice place to go spelunking. Try to memorize the lyrics to "One fish two fish". Relax and enjoy yourself.
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