perfect place to live for a coaster addict?

Sunday, April 14, 2013 8:09 AM

jkpark said:
The Youngstown area was an ideal coaster lover residence at one point:

Geauga Lake 45min

Kennywood 1hr

Conneaut Lake 1hr

Waldameer 1.5 hr

Cedar Point 2 hr

Kings Island 3.5 hr

Still isn't bad considering only one of these parks listed is closed.

Aren't you forgetting Idora? :-)

Sunday, April 14, 2013 8:34 AM
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Orlando....we don't have that winter, snow, offseason nonsense.

Sunday, April 14, 2013 6:26 PM
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Didn't include Idora since it closed almost 30 years ago.

Jeff said:

No amusement parks could ever make Youngstown ideal for anything.

I was speaking in terms of short driving distance and for someone that makes a decent living here. When I refer to Youngstown, it includes the surrounding areas, which are beautiful and cheapest cost of living in the country. Don't get me wrong, the inner city is still rough, very rough, but has actually improved in the last decade (since our last discussion about Ytown. :) )

Sunday, April 14, 2013 7:05 PM
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I can't stand that part of the state. I can barely stand Ohio at all, even with CP and KI in it.

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Monday, April 15, 2013 7:34 AM

Ohio has Ohio State University. That makes it worse.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:21 PM

I didn't realize I was in the optimal coaster area... the only parks I get to regularly are Knoebels, Hershey, OCNJ and Moreys.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:48 PM
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If you had needed to get to all those other parks, you would have by now.

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Friday, April 19, 2013 1:44 AM

The Columbus or Cleveland areas are ideal. Cedar Point would be an hour away and you can get there in a around 50 if you take the proper route. Hershey, Kennywood, and Kings Island would be well within reasonable driving distance.

When I moved to Los Angeles two years ago Magic Mountain really did factor in. There are tons of options here also.

I don't think I could live in Montana or something. If I don't stay in Southern California I'll probably move back to Ohio. Having a park nearby is a necessity.

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Friday, April 19, 2013 7:31 AM

You know, when I go off to college, having multiple theme parks near it is a must. My parents told me that if I get multiple scholarships to college, they'd pay for me to get Six Flags or Cedar Fair Plattinum passes.

Last edited by Tyler Boes, Friday, April 19, 2013 7:31 AM
Friday, April 19, 2013 10:02 AM
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You need to learn how to spell Platinum if you want those scholarships.

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Friday, April 19, 2013 1:14 PM

Tek, my inner grammar Nazi just beamed.

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Friday, April 19, 2013 5:55 PM

And that's nice of your parents, Tyler, but you do know they'll be getting the better end of that deal, right?

Friday, April 19, 2013 6:00 PM

Perfect place for a coaster addict? Near a rehab clinic :)

But seriously, I'll vote for Pennsylvania. But there are plenty of good places. Even Chicago isn't too bad; we have the best Six Flags (insert smiley with wink) and 5-6 hours within CP, KI, Wisconsin coasters, Holiday World and Michigan's Adventure.

Saturday, April 20, 2013 11:34 PM
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I would think that living I Los Angeles or on the North side, You would be close to a lot of parks. Magic mountain, California Adventure, Knotts, and Santa Crus. (If it's still open)I would also say that living in Orlando would be good too, because all the disney parks, and uninversal are there, and Bush Gardens Tampa is only 90 miles away.Otherwise, the border between Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013 3:24 PM
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Fun Spot also has a really sweet GCI opening up 2 minutes from Universal - along with a few flats, a Vekoma junior invert, and a relocated kiddie Miler from the Jersey shore. All the artwork shows a Pendulum ride (KMG Afterburner please), but no Enterprise. Still wondering if the Enterprise from SFoG wasn't purchased INSTEAD of the Afterburner-type ride...remaining optimistic.

Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:55 PM

rollergator said: a Vekoma junior invert

Not just any Vekoma junior invert, but one with cool lap-bar only trains ;)


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