Mass transit lines near Amusement parks...

Thursday, May 22, 2003 7:11 PM
Hey everyone!
I was just wondering if there were any amusement parks that have subway/light rail stations close enough to walk from. I know St. Louis DOESN'T, as MetroLink doesn't go anywhere near Six Flags! lol I think Denver's light rail stops near SFEG, but what other parks are like that? Do you think the parks dislike the fact of being near the stations, due to the decline in parking fees? (If you ride the subway there, you don't need to pay the parking fee) Just wondering...

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 7:44 PM
Cedar Point has a marina.
Boblo used to have a port, and I think one of the ferries had rail access.

Coney [Astroland] does.

SFEG does, yes. Lakeside does not.

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Thursday, May 22, 2003 9:27 PM
SFOG is served by a bus connection to a nearby MARTA station, but the [bus] service is unreliable and generally I wouldn't reccommend using it. You might say 'it sucks.'

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Friday, May 23, 2003 5:20 AM
In Houston a light rail is under contruction right now. It will be operational in Spring 2004. The rail runs within 20 feet from AW/WW property lines. It will be very easy to walk from the station to AW and not have to pay for parking.

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Friday, May 23, 2003 5:28 AM
SFA, SFGAdv, and SF LaRonde all have bus service to the park. LaRonde's actually drops you off right in front of the gate.
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Friday, May 23, 2003 5:40 AM
Disneyland Paris is served very conveniently by the RER, the city's suburban light rail system. You can be at the park from just about anywhere in Paris in about an hour or so. Then again this is in a country that is civilized with respect to rail travel. And food. Mustn't forget the food.

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Friday, May 23, 2003 5:43 AM
My grandfather used to ride a boat from Cleveland to Sandusky to go to Cedar Point.

Isn't it ironic that amusement parks really started as Trolley Parks? Trolley companies wanted to increase ridership so they put a park at the end of the line.

Now, amusement parks are often blamed for increasing traffic.

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Friday, May 23, 2003 5:52 AM
Kennywood is a stop on Pittsburgh's bus lines (the 61C for one, not sure about others. Appropriately enough, the company I work for, 61C Networks, indirectly derives its name from that very bus. Kismet...)

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Friday, May 23, 2003 10:34 AM
Dollywood has a trolley stop at its main gate. Both Pigeon Forge's "Fun Time Trolley" and Gatlinburg's Trolley system stop there. 75 cents sure beats having to pay six dollars to park half a mile from the gate.
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Friday, May 23, 2003 10:56 AM
Greg, I know *exactly* where you work. I also know the 61C cafe very well. In fact, my wife and I had our first date there. Tell Myers and Rochberg that bnoble says hello :).

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Friday, May 23, 2003 11:16 PM
SFMW is served by bus.

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Saturday, May 24, 2003 5:43 AM
SFGAM has a metra stop in Waukegan which is only a few miles from SFGAM then there is a bus line that runs from the stop down Grand Ave to SFGAM. Also there is another PACE bus that runs to SFGAM but it starts somewhere by O'Hare airport I beleive.

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Saturday, May 24, 2003 6:43 AM
Paramount Canada's Wonderland has fast, and efficient service to the park from Toronto every 39 minutes with GO Transit. You can take the TTC to the park also.
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Saturday, May 24, 2003 5:58 PM
SFWoA is serviced by RTA, Cleveland's transit system.

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Saturday, May 24, 2003 6:17 PM
If you park in any one of the nine parking lots at Silver Dollar City the green tram or a trolley will come and pick you up. They are very consistant, I would not recomend walking to the entrance, unless you're in the Handicapped parking. They (the trolleys) are very reliable. Most of the time you will just have to wait about 3 or 4 minutes, if you have to wait at all. Best of all, parking is free... WoF does not have any public transport as far as I know.

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