Penn State and surrounding Parks...

Tuesday, June 10, 2003 8:55 AM
I'm going to be moving to Fairmon, WV, which is not far from Pittsburg(about an hour or 2), and was wondering what I would be able to hit from August, till close of the season, since I'm moving after Aug. 10. I know Kennywood, which will probably be my new home park, but what else is close in Penn, and what other parks should I hit from there?

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Tuesday, June 10, 2003 8:56 AM
I'm pretty sure Fairmont would put you on 70 about 2 hours drive from Hershey. Knoebels is right around there too. Dorney and Cedar Point would probably be equidistant from there too, about 4 or 5 hours, and WoA is probably on the order of 3 1/2 hours. Oh yea, and Penn State Sucks ;)

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*** This post was edited by PittDesigner 6/10/2003 12:57:19 PM ***

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Tuesday, June 10, 2003 9:04 AM
Lol, Pitt, acutally, I wasn't refering to the college, but the area, as I'm sure you figured. I know Penn State sucks, that's why I'm moving to the arch rival, WVU baby!!. I'm excited, as I've never been to any of those parks, and was told Herhsey would be like 4 or 5 hours, but it seems that was wrong(couse, the person who told me that stops every half hour on trips...). I'm interested in hitting all the big parks, and some smaller parks, like Idlewyld and Lakemont, never been to either, and I'm so excited about finally getting to go to Kennywood. Looks like I'm making a great move to get to some parks, now I just need to hit SFA and PKD while they're still not more than 2-4 hours from me before I move:).

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Tuesday, June 10, 2003 11:15 AM
Well, if you WERE at Penn State, your new home parks would be Del Grosso's, Lakemont, and Knoebels...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2003 11:18 AM
WVU better then Penn State? I couldn't see an argument in any way that could make WVU better then Penn State :oP
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Tuesday, June 10, 2003 1:00 PM
I'll try to resist saying that Pitt and WVU suck (even though they do ;)). Anyway, Pennsylvania's got plenty of great amusement parks, most of them being old-fashioned (with the exception of HersheyPark and Dorney). Kennywood and Idlewild are the ones closest to Fairmont, Conneaut Lake is about two hours further up I-79, and Waldameer is a little less than an hour beyond Conneaut. As the others of said, you could also hit Lakemont, Del Grosso's and Knoebels pretty easily via I-68 and US 220, but you'd have to travel through Lion Country to get to Knoebel's ;).

Along with Yuengling Lager, our amusement parks are one of the main reasons I love this state so much. :) Go Lions!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2003 8:40 PM
Thanks all, and actually, I have to agree with Cernelli along the lines that both WVU and Pitt suck, we all must face the truth sometime;). I'm not actually going 2 WVU, I'm moving out with a friend that is, and since its the largest thing sportswise in WV(with Marshall 2nd, which I also support), I have to root for the home team.....no harm to the Pitt fans/alums, hehe. But this seems great. I'll be happy to be so close to parks, I've never been within an hour of ANY park in my life(err, atlest living within an hour or so of any park in my life), so this will be great. I'll also be quite a bit closer to Ohio, and I'm already planning on my first trip, CP for the first time, SFWoA first time, and PKI a second, hopefully for a week in Aug!

thanx again...

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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 3:57 AM
oh yyyeeeeAAAAHHH! Some one say, 'beer'? Cernelli, I just had my first frothy mug of Yuengling in Key West over Spring Break.....let's just say.....perfection!?!?!

Back to the topic.....burp....TekScorp, we have made a PA trip the last 4 years and have found santuaries for coasters between the foothills. Every park mentioned is outstanding in its own unique way.

Lastly, GO BLUE!
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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 6:45 AM
Well as usual I'm outnumbered, but I will stil fight! ;) Hey, when I got here, we had nothin' goin for us! Hating on WVU and PSU kept us goin - now look who's in the big time! And yes, I cannot believe I forgot to mention your proximity to Yuengling territory. That was one of the worst parts of my recent California coaster trip - finally of age to hit up a bar for a drink after my day and what can't I get? A good old Yuengling. Ah well. Hey, if you want a riding buddy for Kennywood some day, let me know!

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"As soon as you design something that's idiot-proof, the world will go and design a better idiot." ... Thank you EchoVictor!
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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 7:19 AM
let's see you can go up to pittsburgh and head west on 80 and be in Cedar point in three hours or so. I wish i were so close. I miss going every year two or three times.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2003 11:50 AM
Sure Pitt, I plan on hitting it up when I get settled in, I'll let u know. Thanks for all the info guys, keep it coming...I'm so excited to be so close to parks in PA, but I'm really glad to be only a few hours from CP, I may just hafta get a season pass next year.....

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