Sunday, June 24, 2001 10:49 PM
I know a lot of SF Gamers (like that)? And I hear so many great things about this park, we are planning a trip for a weekday in either July or August. I would like to ask a few specific questions, oh and anyone's advice would be nice too. I will not ask silly questions like "what's the weather like?" or "Will Déjà vu be open?". We all don't have Magic eight balls.
Is there any reasonable priced accommodations on the area that people recommend?
Would the Fastlane deal be worth it on a Weekday, and in general how big are the crowds?
Is Gas REALLY that more expensive in the Chicago Area? (just filled up for $1.18 here in C-town). If so I''ll try to fill up away for Chicago.
What area would be a good place to start off our day?
Any good dining establishments just outside the park?
Thanks on advance Gamers :)
Sunday, June 24, 2001 10:54 PM
It just dropped to $1.58 a gallon here in Michigan and that's relativeley cheap around here. I would take all the $1.18 gas I could get If I were you.
-Joe (Who's glad to know he's not the only one up to all hours of the night :))
Sunday, June 24, 2001 11:05 PM
You call $1.18 a gallon expensive!!! It's around 2 bucks where I live (around LA). It was about the same the last time I went.
Sunday, June 24, 2001 11:25 PM
$1.96 at the Chevron down the street...:) I wish you luck on your trip, too (Just to keep this on topic...)
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Just keep on with the sweet up and down
Sunday, June 24, 2001 11:32 PM
That's what I meant by saying THAT much more expensive. Im trying to avoid, paying too much more for gas as I head further west. Heck, it was $1.27 in Sandusky today
Today still was the lowest I've seen it in year, but I've heard horror stories in Chicago last year about $3 a gallon gas.
Sunday, June 24, 2001 11:49 PM
Joe E. said:
Today still was the lowest I've seen it in year, but I've heard horror stories in Chicago last year about $3 a gallon gas."
Those horror stories have now been squashed. Yes, we were getting worried here about a possible $3 a gallon gas prices but that has been nixed. The prices have been dropping steadily and you can now find some gas stations in the Chicago area charging as low as $1.47 a gallon. But if you are only paying $1.18 a gallon out in C-Town(what place is that?) than consider yourself extremely lucky.
""Coaster riding is a disease and SFGAm is the cure!!!!!!!""
DejaVu & V2
Monday, June 25, 2001 6:16 AM
where is this magical place where the gas ferie sets prices at 1.18
Monday, June 25, 2001 7:06 AM
Here are the answers to your questions.
Yes, there is a reasonable priced hotel. I think it was the hampton inn and he holiday inn are pretty cheap.
Usually on tuesdays and wednesdays it's not very crowded so don't use it on those days but on the other days i think you should use it.
Yes the gas prices are pretty high up here. I think the gas station around sfgam charges more than a gas station a mile away. The prices a mi8le away i think are $1.59.
The best area to start off the day would be where V2 is. After that go to any section after that. I am saying go to V2 first because it gets really crowed in the middle of the day.
I think there is a Mcdonalds that is reasonably priced. That is pretty much it.
DejaVu & V2
Monday, June 25, 2001 7:18 AM
get there 30 min before the gates open get in line so you are one of the first in. go directly to v2 and you will be able to walk on the front car and do it about 3 more times in maybe 10 min. there is a bottleneck at the front gate because of the metal detectors so get there early.
Monday, June 25, 2001 7:34 AM
Not much of a crowd on Wednesdays and most weekdays in general, there's a Burger King right across the exit, I don't know about the fastlane thing, but you could always see what kind of lines there are and then buy them, Deja Vu will probably be open by the middle of July, but not earlier, and the gas is expensive compared to the 1.18 a gallon you're used to, its around the 1.50-1.60 a gallon range. A good place to start out you're day would be The Southwest Territory, because they have The Raging Bull, Viper, and Giant Drop very close to each other.
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Monday, June 25, 2001 8:07 AM
There areplenty of places to stay around the park, some cheap, some not so cheap. You get what you pay for (not me. It's nice having relatives in the hotel business.)
There are many places to eat outside the park. The last 2 times I was in Gurnee (not for SFGAm... was before the season started) we ate at the IHOP. There is also a Burger King, McDonalds, and a bunch of other places.
Where to start. If you really must ride V2 right away, start there. But I always start on Viper, then Raging Bull.
Everybodys got something to hide except for me and my monkey!
Monday, June 25, 2001 8:12 AM
viper viper viper viper viper
Monday, June 25, 2001 8:50 AM
Sorry Everyone, C-Town is Cleveland but I actually filled up in Lakewood in a station which is just outside of Cleveland. If is only $1.60ish thats no problem and I won't risk running out fuel just to fill up in Indiana, heck I still think it rather cheap!
We are planning to go on a Wednesday which is great news from what I hear from you guys so we probably wont bother with the Fastlane idea.
Also I have already ridden S:UE, and although I've heard V2 is slightly better because of it location we may skip it unless the line is real short. I think Viper, followed by some Back seat Bull action will be the plan!
Thanks for all the advice so far.