Parks Open in the Winter

Tuesday, December 17, 2002 9:48 AM
Could you guys please post parks that you know are open in the winter, anywhere in the US, cuz i'm planning a trip. Thanks.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 9:55 AM

Go west, young man! (or South)

California, Vegas, Florida, and probably Texas are ones I can think of.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 9:57 AM
The only Texas park open in the winter is SFOT. It is open weekends and the weeks before and after Christmas until the first part of January. It is then closed until March.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 10:01 AM

Dollywood in Tennesee is open during the winter on a limited basis but most of the rides don't operate. When I was there you could ride the train, carousel, simulator (I don't recall the name) and a few other rides.

Man, was it cold though! Brrrrr. I still get cold thinking about that day.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 10:01 AM
Could u guys maybe name some parks instead of states. Thanks
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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 10:02 AM
WildAdventures in Valdosta, Georgia is open year round.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 10:12 AM

USF/IoA and Disney, as well as Boomers, (FL parks) have a year-round schedule. Wild Adventures is weekends-only in the Winter (CoasterDad64 gets a gold star for mentioning WA!), as is SFMM I think. Disney and Knotts in CA are year-round, as are all the Vegas coasters.

I may be wrong on the CA parks....some SoCal buzzer will be sure and *correct* me though...just be gentle, lol...;)

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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 10:43 AM
Thanks guys, anymore?
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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 10:58 AM
Castles-n-Coasters -- Phoenix, AZ
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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 11:00 AM

Busch Gardens - Tampa Florida.

Sea World - Orlando, Florida.

Oldtown - Kissimmiee Florida. Home of the 300 foot tall Sky Coaster.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 11:11 AM
Disneyland, DCA, KBF, Castle Park, Las Vegas coasters, Sea World (ugh). Phoenix's Castles and Coasters.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 12:03 PM

Actually, WA is open Thursday thru Sunday in January and February. The operating schedule is here: http://www.wild-adventure.com/calendar.asp.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 1:27 PM
Knotts (closed on christmas day), DCA, DL would be a good choice because they're all within 2 miles of one another. SFMM is open weekends only except vacations (21st-5th), but it's a little bit of a drive north (60 minutes). Legoland is only open wednesday-monday, sea world ca is open 365. Knotts camp snoopy is probably open in the mall of america, as are all florida parks. I'd reccomend hitting CA or FL. CA would be a lot cheaper unless you live in like south carolina and FL is close because Disneyland has tickets that cost a lot less.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 2:59 PM
everyone here is saying knott's but on their website, they don't list any hours for january or february...
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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 3:03 PM

Pretty much figure that the hours at Knotts weekdays in Jan & Feb are going to be 10:00 to 6:00. Weekends usually have slightly longer hours (9:00pm?).Call ahead to verify but that what they have been in the past.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2002 3:39 PM
Knotts is always open except for Christmas day! They just haven't updated their hours yet (I'll tell someone who works there to post them, or ask someone who got the 2003 calendar). Yeah, expect hours to be from 10am-6pm on all school and work days, 10am (or 9am if they continue their trend) until 10 pm on every saturday, and 10am-8pm on sundays. All the holiday vacations will have much longer hours (ie first week in Jan, MLK Jr. weekend, presidents day weekend is very popular with knotts). They will probably be just pushed back 1 hour on weekends and 2 hours on weeknights when a holiday occurs.

PS: You can get cheap tickets to KBF by buying them where listed on the whats hot (or whats new) link on their website. Expect to save 50% per ticket. Also, their hotel is a great deal if you end up going to SO. Cal. And unlike the greedy disney, they offer shuttles to Disneyland (since they don't expect people to stay at the resort for more than 2 days, that would drive you nuts). Its something like $89 or $99 when available, but its a really nice hotel with good amenities such as the pool, exercise room, etc.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002 3:12 PM

Well, knotts has updated their website now, just in the knick of time:

http://knotts.com/park/guest/hours.shtml

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