Wednesday, July 30, 2003 8:31 AM
I have some free time coming up soon and want to visit a park. I have 5 choices: SF Darien Lake, Dorney Park, KW, Hershey, and Holiday World. I have been to Hershey and KW before and would like to go to one of the other three parks that I haven't been to yet. Where should I go?
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Wednesday, July 30, 2003 8:45 AM
If Dorney, KW, and Hershey are all options, is Knoebels not also an option? If so, I'd recommend it, if you haven't been there. If you have, the choice is easy - go to HW. :)

*on my way to Knoebels fanboi status*

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Wednesday, July 30, 2003 8:46 AM
Kinda of hard to give a good suggestion unless you're more specific on the kind of experience you're looking for.

Are you going only for the coasters? Do you enjoy water rides? Flat rides? Waterparks? Do you like big theme parks or small traditional parks? Are you driving? Flying? Do you have a budget? Are you travelling alone or with others? If with others, what do they enjoy?

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Wednesday, July 30, 2003 9:04 AM
It would be mostly coasters and flat rides. Also looking for fun atmosphere and cleanliness and those types of things...and yes, Knoebles is now also an option...
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Wednesday, July 30, 2003 9:09 AM
I would go to Hershey over DP and SFDL. SFDL was pretty bad. I think Hershey is the best out of your choices. Why not check out SF GA in NJ or SFA in MD. Just my thoughts good luck and I request a trip report when you return solider!!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2003 9:41 AM
Well, I've been to Hershey before --albeit not in a few years and would love to go again-- but I also really want to go to a new park that I've never been to before. And I will make a trip report for wherever I go...
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Wednesday, July 30, 2003 6:45 PM
It always helps to know where you're starting from, and what your mode of transportation is. Holiday World is a long way from the east coast. Dorney's not bad, but kind of bland at the same time. It's like a smaller Cedar Point, except more sterile. The Skyscraper extra charge attraction is awesome though. I agree you should hit Great Adventure, and make sure you buy a Q-bot. You'll be glad you did (see my tr "26 rides in one day, thanks to Q-bot" from last week).
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Wednesday, July 30, 2003 6:57 PM
I had a great time at Dorney Park when I went out that way earlier this summer. The park lacks some of the character that certain others listed might have, but the coasters are excellent :) Not favoring it over the others, just suggesting you don't discard it offhand.
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Thursday, July 31, 2003 4:45 AM
I live around Cleveland, and my mode a transportation would be car for sure. I think GA is a little far away than I had planned, but I'm open to it if it's a great park.
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Thursday, July 31, 2003 6:31 AM
As others said, it depends on what you are looking for. For example, if you like woodies, Knobels or Holiday World would be your best choices.
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Thursday, July 31, 2003 7:34 AM
Rascule, Knoebels is your best bet. Nice scenic drive from Akron/Cleveland, free parking, great food, and souvenirs. Very relaxing atmosphere amoung trees and mountains, with one of the best selection of flats both classic and new around. Their coasters are top notch and not to be missed. The drive from north Akron is only around 4.5 hours for me. Dorney would be an additional hours drive though if you're leaning that way more. Whatever you decide, have fun!!

Wood - anything else is an imitation

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Friday, August 1, 2003 10:59 AM
In case you are counting #'s! May I be added to the Knoebels list. You can't go wrong! If for some reason you choose to skip Knoebels (why would anybody do this?), then suck it up and drive to HW!

I base my recommendations on the fact you said you want coasters/flats &........

"fun atmosphere and cleanliness and those types of things"

The two wooden coasters at Knoebels (and HW for that matter) are world class and will be enjoyed time and time again! It is difficult to tire of them. You make up for the lack of coaster numbers with the quality of the rides. In terms of atmosphere, there is no comparison to Knoebels with HW coming in a close second!

Just my opinion----I live in Vegas and would do anything to be near either of these 2 parks over any of the big chain parks!

Hope you enjoy whatever park you choose!

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Friday, August 1, 2003 1:23 PM
Why not HW and IB?

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Friday, August 1, 2003 3:47 PM
Knoebel's all the way, the most amazing park there is out there. Great coasters, great flats, great food, great atmosphere. Hell they have a friggin North Pole taht is frozen all summer long, tell me how you can go wrong with a place like that? ;)

-Brent (well on his way to full fledged Knoebel's fanboy status)

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Friday, August 1, 2003 11:18 PM
And mimicing 'Moosh in your Kozmo photo!

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I snap flyers.

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Saturday, August 2, 2003 9:50 AM
Actually Moosh mimiced me John.

I had mine up first and then that "bastard" put his up, if you'll notice, it's now changed to a more suitable photo for my persona ;)

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If given the choice I'd choose a hamburger over a hotdog anyday of the week.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2003 8:36 AM
If people are still reading this, I am going to KW this weekend I've decided. Thanks for all your advice though. It will come in handy when I plan to go to those places.
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