Friday, January 5, 2007 10:56 PM
Ok I am going back to Maryland to see family and that and old friends from school. I need to know what parks should I hit I have been to Knoebles, Six Flags America, Kings Dominion, Hershey before. So what should I do and trying to spend the least amount of money as possible.
I was thinking about hitting Paramounts Kings Dominion and Dorney Park since they are both owned by Cedar Fair. Since I havent Been to any of the parks I listed for in the past two years anyone have any suggestions. I was thinking that I might get a SFI pass and do Six Flags America which I was at most recent and then head north and hit another park or so. Then I thought what about going to Knoebles and Kennywood and maybe Hershey. I havent been to Knoebles 5 to 6 years back and being 14 I was too afriad of riding anything fun and the addtion of Flying Turns. Then Kennywood looks good with Phantoms Revenge but the whole park was pretty much so what for me. Then Hereshey Park which I havent been to since I was 9 and my dad said we couldnt go back for 5 years if I didnt ride Wild Cat has finally expired which is funny that it might turn out that way, but I loved going as a kid.
Just send me some opinions and thoughts. My dad always leaves the trips up to me for parks so it is up to me. Your thoughts and opinions are welcomed
Friday, January 5, 2007 11:42 PM
Have you been to Busch Gardens Europe (fka Williamsburg?) Personally Ive been to all the parks youve mentioned and its my favorite of those. BGE has the themeing on par with Disney, shows on par with Universal and a trio of fantastic B&M coasters (Apollo's Chariot, hyper, Alpengeist, B&M's tallest, fastest, loopiest invert, and Griffon their brand new floorless drop coaster) and two Arrows (Lockness Monster, interlocking looper and Big Bad Wolf considered by most to be the best suspended coaster ever built.) On the non coaster front they have Darkastle which is the same ride system as IOA's Spiderman, and Escape from Pompeii a pyro laden Shoot the Chutes ride.
Williamsburg also has Water Country USA waterpark (also owned by Busch) Colonial Williamsburg, a revolutionary living history museum that is fantastic, and Jamestown, Yorktown and VA Beach are less then an hour away.
While the PKD/Dorney route with the singal SP would give probably be the most bang for your buck, I would go the route of quality over quanity. BGE would be my first choice, but Hershey would be right up there too.
*** Edited 1/6/2007 5:31:05 PM UTC by Touchdown***
Saturday, January 6, 2007 8:37 AM
If you have time, BGE is definitely my favorite park in the thirteen original states. Touchdown made good points- not to mention the town of Williamsburg is pretty neat too.
Saturday, January 6, 2007 2:37 PM
Yeah I went to BGE when I was younger but my dad wasnt to keen on driving all the way down to BGE and I think if the rumors are true I am going to wait to ride the floorless trains on a dive coaster at BGA because I go there all the time.
Saturday, January 6, 2007 3:05 PM
^If you go to BGA all the time, what kind of SP do you have? If its anything above a fun card (silver, gold or platnum) you will get 50% off admission (silver or gold) or get in free (platnum) also PKD and BGE are less then an hour apart, where in Maryland do you live. When I lived in Arlington (Crystal City) BGE was just under 2.5 hrs away.
Saturday, January 6, 2007 11:26 PM
Well I was from Frederick Maryland but we are traveling all over the state and up into Pennslyvannia and Down into Virginia, but my passes from last year expired, but if it is that close I think I will get the Cedar Fair passes and go to Dorney Park while in Pennslyvannia and while I am Virginia go down to Busch gardens and PKD
Sunday, January 7, 2007 11:05 AM
If you go to Pennsylvania, also visit Hershey Park. It is a great park with some great rides- Great Bear, Storm Runner, Lightning Racers. Dorney Park is excellent as well. BGE and Kings Dominion are pretty close as well (PKD is a little south of Richmond). And be sure to hit Superman at SFA...sweet ride. Basically you have a ton of choices for your trip, just research and make the best decision on what parks to visit. You and I both are lucky enough to live in theme-park filled areas (I live in Tampa).
Sunday, January 7, 2007 12:22 PM
I guess I will close this forum by saying I am choosing BGE and PKD and then heading up and doing Hershey if I have time.