PA and NJ Trip Planning Advice

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 8:23 PM
How huge? ;)
Thursday, May 18, 2006 2:04 PM
Thanks for everyone's opinions. We are both indecisive people so its pretty funny trying to plan this. As of right now, we are planning on leaving super early(5am) Saturday and driving to Hershey, doing that park all day and then sleeping and hitting Dorney on Sunday. After sleeping again we will hit SFGAD on Monday, most likely utilizing Flash Pass, going back to the hotel, sleeping and hitting Kennywood on the way home Tuesday. The big plus of this plan is being able to use a centralized hotel and not having to switch hotels every day.

I did double check with Great Adventure and they assured me that McDonalds does have buy one get one free coupons which are only good Monday through Friday, which works out great for us.

I originally didn't plan on Hershey and didn't do any homework so does anyone know of any discount tickets we could find? I love the idea of the preview but we'll play it by ear while out in the area.

Edit-Just checked HP's website and they conveniently list all the places that have coupons but they don't mention exactly how much you'll save. *** Edited 5/18/2006 6:07:34 PM UTC by macho nachos***

Thursday, May 18, 2006 2:29 PM

Mamoosh said:
How huge?

Oh, I'm a big one.

Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:20 PM
hey, you might see el toro testing on monday, even though it won't be open to the public. THe el toro construction page on SFs website says the trains were supposed to be on by now, so who knows. Nitro is great though, i can' wiat to get back to Gadv myself & ride that beast.
Friday, May 19, 2006 1:35 AM
macho, best discount I've found in the past is Giant Markets. They're selling tickets for $32.95-- or $9 off the gate price. Best part is the store sells you actual tickets, not just a coupon. So when you get to the park, just go to the pre-paid booths with your tickets in hand.

Closest Giant market to the park is on Route 39 about 1- 1 1/2 miles west of the park. If you are coming into Hershey on 322 East from Harrisburg-- take Route 39 West (Hersheypark attractions). When you get to the large intersection with the Giant Center on your right, turn left following Route 39 West. It's really not hard to find.

Have a safe trip and a fun time!

Friday, May 19, 2006 1:42 AM

Don't want to age your mom any more than she wants to be, but if she's a senior, just have her buy 2 senior tickets, and you both save money at Hersheypark. My dad, and I have been doing that for the past 4 years now.

Friday, May 19, 2006 12:41 PM
You guys are great! Thanks for all the useful information. I'm only at my computer for a few minutes...I've been working like a dog these past few days! I'll post our final details tonight. :)

I can't wait to visit "The Realm of Lord Gonchar"! ;)


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