Question for those in the Northwest

Thursday, March 28, 2002 11:06 AM

A friend of mine and I have decided that we will be going to Silverwood this year. I showed him Robb Alvey's footage of Timber Terror and Tremors, and it was an easy sell. He asked if there were any other parks in the area that we should check out, and I couldn't think of anything off the top of my head except Puyallop. I was wondering if the fair is worth scheduling our trip around, and aproximately how far it is from Silverwood?

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Thursday, March 28, 2002 11:17 AM
don't forget playland in vancouver. the coaster there is one of the best and it has open front trains. it's worth the trip and the park and coaster will be closing any year now.
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Thursday, March 28, 2002 11:30 AM
We are considering that, but my friend thinks the drive is a bit too far. I'm trying to come up with a way of convincing him, though. ; )

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Thursday, March 28, 2002 12:43 PM
No drive is too far for Coaster according to Ronald Anderson.:) I will be riding Coaster in April, so I will agree soon enough, I am sure. In regards to planning your trip, wait until Early September to hit all the places. Crowds are down (like they are every UP), and you will have cheaper travel due to gas prices dropping, etc. The Puyallup fair starts the first full weekend of September and runs through the month. If you have yet to experience the "Puyallup," do yourself a favor and make a point of going. It is an exceptional experience, and worth the extra dimes. Coaster thrill ride is intense and special. You will be glad you did... not to mention the fact that you will get to ride a real live Monster Mouse, and a Wildcat. Great fun!!! Then you can make the 5 hour trek to Silverwood. Tremors and Timber Terror are exquisite, and worth every moment of the long commute. Go early and ride away. Timber Terror is virtually a walk on all year. Tremors is a little busier, but it isn't better. Just newer. People still flock there to ride it. As someone else above said, make a point of going to PNE. Coaster won't be there forever, and if you care at all about riding classic coasters, this is a coaster not to be missed (again, quoting my friend Ronald!). Good luck, and feel free to e-mail me regarding times of the fair or questions about Silverwood. I will gladly help.
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Thursday, March 28, 2002 12:50 PM

btw...the addy to the Puyallup is www.thefair.com
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Thursday, March 28, 2002 12:56 PM
Don't forget Flintstone land in Chilliwack! haha j/k =P
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Thursday, March 28, 2002 1:09 PM
I know that no drive is too far, but I just need to convince my friend...

Thanks for the info. I think that I'll be able to make it work, possibly by flying into Seattle and flying out of Spokane.

Maybe something like this:

Friday - Early flight into Seattle, then Puyallup Fair.

Saturday - PNE Playland.

Sunday - Silverwood, then a late flight to Chicago on Sunday or early Monday morning out of Spokane.

A bit hectic, but it looks promising. We'll see..

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"He's blazin' away like the stars in the universe.." A. Vega + M. Rev "Ghostrider"

*** This post was edited by chris on 3/28/2002. ***

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Thursday, March 28, 2002 1:24 PM

Wow, I forgot Flintstone land! It is actually just north of Kelowna, BC. Man, I haven't been there since 1977. I am so old..........

If you try to do all of that in 3 days, you will certainly be tired. I think the hardest part will be the commute from Vancouver to Idaho overnight....it will KILL you! Good luck! E-mail with questions....
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Thursday, March 28, 2002 2:17 PM
nasai - Yeah, the travel from Vancouver to Sivlerwood looks killer. I was thinking maybe going towards Seattle in the evening on Saturday, then trekking over to Silverwood early Sunday morning. From what I've seen of the parks it looks worth the effort, and I don't know if I'd be able to get back too soon. I've done far more foolish things for less. :)

Thanks for the help. I'll be sure to get in touch with you as we begin to make solid plans, as this is pretty tentative.

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Thursday, March 28, 2002 5:44 PM
Chris,my advice on the PNE/Playland Coaster.Don't miss it.I drive 300 miles from Portland,Oregon just to ride it.It is that great of a coaster,and it may not be there much longer.The airtime on Coaster is amazing!

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Thursday, March 28, 2002 5:51 PM
One more thing,Chris.Take your drivers' licence and your birth certificate or a passport for entry into Canada.Because of 9-11-01 the border patrol is requiring more ID .

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