Parks opening days?

Tuesday, April 3, 2001 10:16 AM
Hey I was wondering if anybody knew which parks are currently open, which parks open soon, and when they open. Could anyone help me out? All I know is that BGW and PKD are open...
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 10:22 AM
pki opens on saturday and cp opens on may 6th.


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front car on mf. hope you have the chance to do it.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 10:24 AM
How many parks are you planning on going to in the next few weeks? Is it that you can't find their Web sites or it's just easier to let someone else look for you?

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 10:30 AM
well Ive been looking but I cant find many parks which open soon. Thanks though, I may visit PKI soon! Any others?
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 10:34 AM
April 4, 2001; Silver Dollar City
And yes, Wildfire is an awesome coaster!!!!!!

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!!!!!!!WILDFIRE!!!!!!! *** This post was edited by Silver on 4/3/2001. ***
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 10:38 AM
Kennywood - April 14 - preview day - PR will NOT be open

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Thank you for riding America's Roller Coast
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 11:28 AM
Hersheypark:
Hersheypark will have their "Springtime in the Park" on April 13,14,15. Its free admission and pay as you go.

Local radio commercials say x number of attractions open "including 4 of Hershey's rollercoasters". Not sure which 4 they are. Probably Comet, SDLooper and Great Bear. The other one of the 4 will probably be Sidewinder or Trailblazer. Word is that Lightning Racer will not be open for this event, and probably Wildcat and Wild Mouse will be closed as well... lots of time for special days they keep the Midway America section closed.

Hershey will then be open weekends starting May 11 and daily starting May 24.

Knoebels:
Weekends beginning April 28 and daily beginning May 19

Dorney Park:
Weekends beginning May 5 and daily beginning May 25

Lakemont:
Weekends beginning May 5 and daily beginning June 2

Kennywood:
Sat April 21, Weekends beginning April 28, Daily beginning May 11

(at least I think those are the schedules from the various web sites)
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 11:32 AM
Wait loriu says kennywood will be open on the 14th
But, SLFAKE says the 21st. Which one is right?
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 11:35 AM
According to the Kennywood web site the 14th will be "shorter hours and not all rides open" the 21st is the first full day.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 11:39 AM

CoasterBoy said:
"Wait loriu says kennywood will be open on the 14th
But, SLFAKE says the 21st. Which one is right?"



Go with the 14th.

I just rechecked Kennywood's website and see that the 14th preview days is listed.

Either I missed it when I compiled my list back in Feb, or I did not included it because of the note that said that not all rides would be operating.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 1:24 PM
May 5th,, SFGA

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AMERICAN EAGLE!! (RED TRAIN)BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 9:38 PM
Hersheypark's Springtime in the Park actually features 5 coasters. They are Comet, Looper, Trailblazer, Great Bear, and the Sidewinder. The Midway America section of the park will be closed for this event.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 10:05 AM
New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure opens this Saturday at 10 a.m. (NITRO, heart is racing!!!)
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 12:40 PM
Well Adam, you didn't tell us where you live, and whether you are flying to the parks or driving.

This thread does bring up some good points.
Most of the parks start with weekend dates, and with limited rides. I live in South Florida and must Fly everywhere, besides IOA, which is open all year around, even in February, and was a blast at this time. There's a park for you, give em' credit because everything was running. Fly down here right now, weather is great.

Back to my point, I would never fly to a park for opening day because of the problems mentioned above, limited rides, especially with XLC being down. It doesn't matter when the opening day is if you're looking to go on a new ride. The lines will be huge because of the media attention, and then that ride will only run 1 train until they get the bugs worked out.

This year is a real bummer for people who must fly because we don't know when the rides will be ready. The best time to visit amusement parks is in May/June before the kids get out of school, and that's when all the rides are scheduled to be done, but how do you know when they'll be up full time? You don't.

I'm especially frustrated with SFMM. Here they have the most anticipated coaster in the land, X. It will open in the summer time, I'll Guess July. That's the middle of summer, kids are out of school, long lines. August? Forget it, you're asking for trouble. September? Guess what, only weekend hours. The last full week for SFMM is the long Labor Day weekend ending Sept 3rd. Then it's only weekend hours. I'm so bummed by this. I wish the parks would stay open full time the first two weeks in September.

A small rant, but now you know what someone who must fly is thinking. Lucky for me, I've got IOA, SWF, and BGT to drive too.
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