Knott's Winter Solace

Saturday, November 3, 2001 5:21 PM
Ok, here is the deal I heard a rumor that the event was going to be held on March 2nd.  I have never been to California and I want to go to Knott's more than anywhere else.  Now I need some advice here.  Is the park close to any of the aiports?  Can I take taxis to and from the airport and park or do I need a rental car?  How far is Magic Mountain from the airports and Knotts.  Any trip planning or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Saturday, November 3, 2001 5:48 PM
MM is about and 1 hr and 45min drive from KBF.  Its not real close to any airports that I can think of.  I think that from most airports you can take a bus to DL and then take a cab or something to KBF.
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Saturday, November 3, 2001 5:54 PM
There is a airport near it. I went to it a long time ago, it is the one with John Wayne.
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Saturday, November 3, 2001 8:39 PM
Knott's Winter Coaster Solace will be on March 2. It says on their website. It will take you an hour to 45mins to get to Magic Mountain epending on the traffic. I think John Wayne Airport is 10mins away from Knott's.
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Saturday, November 3, 2001 9:48 PM
Here is a link to the event plus a 2 day special deal.

 

http://www.knotts.com/events/winter/solace.htm

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 12:18 AM
Fly into LAX.  You'll be about 45 minutes from  each park  going in different directions.  It's probably best to rent a car.  Many hotels offer shuttles to major attractions like Knotts, Universal and Disney but not to MM.  Between the shuttle cost and park admission it will run you about $75 per place.  LA really sucks without a car.  If you want to catch good nightlife while there, stay at the Best Western Sunset Plaza hotel on Sunset Boulevard.  It's walking distance to House of Blues,  Comedy Store,  Skybar in the Mondrian Hotel, and my favorite, Dublin's Irish Whiskey Bar, complete with plush sofas and fireplaces upstairs.
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Sunday, November 4, 2001 1:09 AM
Thanks! Any more info would be great.  See March 2nd is my birthday and I never get to ride any coasters on my birthday living in northeast ohio.  The way it looks now I would fly in Friday morning and go straight to MM all day and then go to Knotts on Saturday and Sunday and fly back Sunday night.  The only problem now is my age I know its tough for people my age to get a rental car.  Do they let people that are 22/23 get one?

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 7:58 AM
I'm going to have to disagree about LAX.   I have flown into LAX - and it wasn't bad.  But that was pre sept. 11.  Talking to people that have flown in there; its mayhem.  Other possibilites are Ontario, California (Quite a few flights...its an international airport); or Orange County, not many.  Anyways...yes I think you could get a rental car...just make sure you call ahed.

Magic Mountiain is about an hour from Ontario, not sure from LAX - I think longer, just because of traffic.  Only problem is that LAX will have many more flights to take.

 

It really depends on if you want to fly into LAX or not.  It most likely will have settled down from the mess it has now, but it is always a mess.

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 8:15 AM
LAX is horrible.  Now they are packed with safety things and it takes sooo much longer to get through.  On the other hand Ontario is a really nice airport, not to crowded, easy to get around, and the new safety measures won't take too long.  ONT or John Wayne are they way to go.

I still am unsure fi there is a direct shuttle to KBF.

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 11:32 AM
yeah but if you fly into Ontario bring some clothespins for your nose
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Sunday, November 4, 2001 12:52 PM
Avis/Budget/Hertz will NOT rent to ppl under 25 except in New York state where it is a law.

Thrifty/Enterprise/Alamo will rent to someone 21+ with a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) in their own name. However, they quite often tack on an underage surcharge (what I like to call a 'baby tax') up to like 25 dollars per day, per under 25 driver.

Out of all the companies, I found Enterprise to be the most reasonable. Not all their locales charge the tax, and the ones that do usually are cheaper than the competition. Plus, they pick you up ;)
lata,
jeremy --Not an Enterprise spokesman :)

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Sunday, November 4, 2001 1:25 PM

Wackokid-   Why?  I know thats a dumb question but....why?
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Sunday, November 4, 2001 4:25 PM
cause its all industrial and stuff and it kinda smells

sorry i didnt mean that in a bad way

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Monday, November 5, 2001 4:09 PM
Actually, Ontario is really close to a bunch of dairys...and you folks from Wisconsin would probably know what smell I'm talking about. Pretty powerful stuff. Notwithstanding, it is sometimes cheaper to fly to Ontario.
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Monday, November 5, 2001 4:46 PM
I was at ONT once in the early mrning and man you could tell that they use toilet bowl cleaner, A LOT.
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Monday, November 5, 2001 5:19 PM
Has anyone been to the coaster Solace?  If so, would you recommend attending?  I have been considering it the past few years and need a little feedback before committing.  I mean, why dump $40.00 if it is just another day at the park?
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Tuesday, November 6, 2001 4:18 AM
OK - I live about 25 minutes from ONT and I just flew out of there Sunday. Verdict: at least in the early morning the lines are minimal. There is curbside check-in and the security lines move quickly. The only reason I wouldn't recommend John Wayne airport in OC is that it's probably more expensive to fly in/out of. You'd probably get the best deal for a flight from LAX, but I would still stay away from it for a while. Maybe in March it'll be different.
I would highly recommend renting a car while in town. SFMM will be an hour+ drive no matter what airport you fly into. KBF & DL are close to each other and would be a relatively easy drive from ONT. You'll need to map out your drives beforehand to at least get an idea of where the hell you're going; otherwise you'll be ticking off other drivers like me when you get lost and need to make sudden lane changes and exits ;)
If you're planning to stay on the Sunset Strip as Dave OBrien recommends, just be aware that it's a ZOO on weekends. And the Sky Bar at the Mondrian is full of people who are full of themselves. It's awful.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2001 1:21 PM
Hey, I know the Skybar has people with their nose 20 feet in the air.  I only pointed it out to someone who will be coming from out of town and might want to check things out.  And anyway, Dublin's is more fun anyway (if it's still there, at least it was 2 years ago, which replaced the burned down Thunder Roadhouse as my fave Sunset Blvd. hangout).
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Tuesday, November 13, 2001 9:30 AM
I know this is kinda old, but I was wondering if anyone in LA could tell me what to expect at Knott's and SFMM in February.  I was wondering what the weather is usually like, and if the parks get crowded around that time.

Thanks in advance!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2001 10:35 AM
Knott's is hardy ever crowded that time of year, I have some of my best times in that park in February. SFMM is always crowded on Saturdays. If I were you I'd hit Knott's on Fri or Sat and SFMM on Sun.
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