Monday, October 20, 2003 4:22 PM
I am trying to decide if I want to go to LA or NYC more next year. I whould spend around 3-4 days in each city. If I went to LA I whould go to KBF and SFMM. If I went to NYC I whould go to SFNE and SFGADV. Please tell me what you think!

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Monday, October 20, 2003 4:28 PM
Well-I'm going to L.A. in three days, so I'll give you a run-down of what thats like when I get back...from an outsiders point of view.
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Monday, October 20, 2003 4:45 PM
Slowmotion- ok thanks, that will be awesome.

Rentzy17- I am HIGHLY considering the east because you keep saying is so great so if I go there hopefully you are right!

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Monday, October 20, 2003 4:46 PM
By the way the beast is the best Eric!

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R.I.P King Cobra 1984- 2001

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Monday, October 20, 2003 4:57 PM
Go to NYC, not only can you do those two SF parks, but you can also ride the Godfather of all coasters, THE Cyclone. Besides, NYC is just an amazing city.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 5:18 PM
NYC ofcourse. That is an amusement park in itself. There is so much to do and see. (Not that I am biased being form the Bronx and all) For a list of the fun spots, drop me an email.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 6:18 PM
LA is a pretty cool city as well, though not as exciting as NYC. If you're in the city though, KBF and SFMM and even DCA are a lot closer to LA than SFNE is to NYC (think 4 hrs.)

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Monday, October 20, 2003 6:26 PM
NYC without a doubt. Dont forget Dorney and Hershey is close to NYC. Also, SFNE is only 2 and a half hours away from the city. This is an awesome city...Definatly worth making a trip out.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 6:39 PM
If you want to ride a lot of coasters go to LA. If you want to ride the coasters with the most attitude and history go to NYC.

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Monday, October 20, 2003 7:25 PM
NYC all the way

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Brand: If God make it that way you'd be pi**ing in your face!" -The Goonies

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Monday, October 20, 2003 7:29 PM
2.5 hrs.? How do you go? When I do 684->whatever that road that goes through Hartford->90 it takes me a lot longer than that.

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Be polite and ignore the idiots. - rollergator
"It's not a Toomer" - Arnold Schwartzenkoph
"Those who know don't talk and those who talk don't know." -Jeff

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Monday, October 20, 2003 7:56 PM
Don't forget Morey's Piers and the Jersey Shore. The best Saturday night around!

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Mike Miller - Lives in L.A., loves NYC

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Monday, October 20, 2003 9:06 PM
If you cut up through Connecticut, it shouldn't take you more than 2 1/2 hours.

You would be passing Lake Compounce on your way. It's definitely worth a stop. ;-)

I'm telling you man, NYC is the way to go. I've been telling you that for like a year now!

If you DO feel like driving 3 1/2 hours, my home park, the Great Escape is in the beautiful Adirondacks! ;-)

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 6:27 AM
I avoid LA at all costs. If you were to come to this coast, I'd recommend the Bay Area. You'd be able to check out Santa Cruz, PGA, Bonfante, and Marine World. The scenery is nicer too.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE Knott's, but would I base an entire trip on it? Probably not.

Also, I'd go to NYC myself just because I haven't been there and I'm into history.

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"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 6:33 AM
I've never been to NYC, but I can tell you that LA is a depressing, dirty place, and so is SFMM.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 6:39 AM
I don't know if LA is any more dirty than LA. But I can tell you that it is sprawling madness. It does look pretty cool from the air at night and there are a lot of cool things to see and do...but still...sprawl....miles and miles of the same stuff.

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"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 8:14 AM
LA more dirty than NYC? Huh, could have fooled me. Here's the thing. They are both very large cities, the first and second largest in the country, so there are going to be issues that some small-town folk won't like. Personally, overall they're both great places, as long as you're not in NYC during the winter.

Personally, I'd pick L.A. Why? Because there are so many parks so close. SFMM, KBF, Universal Studios, Disney, and California Adventure are all within 45 minutes of downtown; whereas there's a much greater distance between NYC and the parks you are talking about. That said, it is much easier to visit the parks and other parts of SoCal on your trip. Get tickets for Leno, The Price is Right, etc, party on Sunset Blvd, and the beaches in L.A. are much nicer than those around NYC.

Also, remember the weather factor. What if you went to the east coast, and it ends up raining most of the week? That's a trip wasted. Does it rain in SoCal during the summer? Nope. Although, avoid the month of June. From what I know there's this phenomenon known as "June Gloom," where it's overcast for about two weeks straight. It happens every year in June. Noticing you're from Indianapolis, going to the west coast will also allow you a break from the nasty summer humidity.

Keep in mind L.A. is both heaven and hell. If you spend all your time in the ghettos, you'll wish you never went. If you spend all your time in the nice areas, you'd think you have reached the promised land and you'll never want to leave.

Like the Beach Boys said, "I wish they all could be California girls."

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 8:43 AM
I agree that LA has more natural beauty, but NYC has that metropolis mystique. The fashion, culinary, arts and skyscraper capital of the world. Also the argument that the parks are so close doesn't hold. Get caught in traffic on 405, 101 or 5 and you end up taking the same amount of time getting to these parks ;)

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 10:36 AM
Thanks for all of your info so far evreybody but here is another queston I have.... I am traveling with some people who want to go to about 2 parks max. What is the best 2 parks around the areas? If you chould nmae the 2 best big parks (SFMM, SFGADV, etc) and the best small park (Pacific Park, Coney Island, Jershey Shore, etc) that whould be great. Thanks!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2003 10:38 AM

By small parks I meant parks where you spend about 1-3 hours at and only have about 1-2 coasters. By the way how is the Great White in NJ? And yes the Beast is the best Eric.
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