PA driving distance

Thursday, June 27, 2002 7:55 AM

I am thinking about taking a trip to eastern PA - Hershey, Dorney, and Knoebels. I haven't been to Hershey in years (sorry, I've wanted to try the GCIs, but Roar has never impressed me that much), and I have never been to Dorney or Knoebels.

What is the distances between the parks? (Particularly, Hershey to Dorney, Dorney to Knoebels). What order do you suggest doing them in? Is is quicker to go to SFGadv from Dorney or Knoebels? I've gotten directions online, but I don't trust them, especially concerning drive time.

I think I might try to do Dorney in the morning and fit Knoebels in at night for one day. I've been to SFGadv, Kennywood, and SFA, so I want to pickup the missing parks.

Thursday, June 27, 2002 1:51 PM

It took me a little over an hour to go from Hershey to Knoebel's last week, there was no traffic, though.

You're on your own for Dorney.

"When I was growing up, we were taught something called manners. You'd understand that if you weren't such an idiot." - Jack Handey

Thursday, June 27, 2002 3:09 PM
Hershey to Dorney was a good hour and a half. Dorney to Knoebels could be suicide.....there seems to be no direct route!
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Thursday, June 27, 2002 7:43 PM
Hershey to Dorney or Knoebels takes about an hour to hour fifteen. Dorney to Knoebels takes about an hour and a half, the best way i've found is Interstate 78 to pa route 61 pretty much right to knoebels.
Friday, June 28, 2002 8:04 AM
I'm from the area..Hershey to Dorney is 2 hours...Dorney to Knoebels is your best bet and that is 2 hours..and Hp is right..take I 78 to 61..but you can go to mapquest and get directions..
Friday, June 28, 2002 8:46 AM
Thanks for the help everyone.
Friday, June 28, 2002 10:01 AM
Hershey is about a 2.5-3 hour drive from the DC area, I'm wondering what the drive time to Dorney and Kennywood are because those are two parks I'd really like to visit.
Friday, June 28, 2002 10:07 AM
The only direct route to KG involves a plane and a parachute....fortunately, that park is worth getting to, regardless of roads....
Friday, June 28, 2002 10:15 AM
So Roar doesn't "impress" you. If you say anything like that after riding Phoenix, I'll have to take back your coaster enthusiast membership card.
If coasters are your life, than maybe you need to re-examine your life.
Friday, June 28, 2002 10:33 AM

I have actually enjoyed my rides on Roar this year more than before. The first drop is good, but until the ending run from the shed to the brakes it did not do much for me. I am afraid Twister, Wildcat, and maybe even LR may not be my cup of tea either.

However, since Phoenix is all about air, I am looking forward to that ride the most.


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