Suggestions needed for trip

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 7:02 AM
I'm going to Cedar Point August 18th - 20th (Mon-Wed) and I want to hit a few other parks. We've got the whole week plus both weekends set aside and two ways of doing it.

We're could fly into Cleveland and rent a car. I would then be looking for parks within a short drive (say 3-4 hours) of Cleveland.

Our other choice is to drive to CP and find a park to hit each way to break up the driving time. Indiana Beach is one option. Any others?

Thanks everyone!
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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 7:12 AM
Well, it would help to know where you're driving from. If you fly, your best options will likely be SFWoA, CP, PKI, Kennywood, plus all the other smaller parks in the region. Perhaps some of the locals can direct you to the smaller parks.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 7:14 AM
Jeff - within a 3-4 hour drive of CP are the following parks: SFWoA, PKI, Kennywood, Conneaut Lake, Waldameer, Wyandot Lake, and Fun Spot. Strickler's Grove is also in that range but they only have a few public days each year, the rest are corporate picnics. Lesourdesville Lake isn't opening and I don't think I've missed any others.

In order to answer your second question [parks along your route] we'd need to know what city you're driving from.

mOOSH

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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 7:36 AM
Michigan's Adevnture is also about a 4 hour drive without traffic (280 mi)

You know, if you like dinky, crappy wooden coasters.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 8:42 AM

Fafolguy said:
Well, it would help to know where you're driving from.
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Ooops....St. Louis. I guess that would help.


Jeff-Jeff


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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 8:47 AM
Here's a thought-starter....

I'd make a circle of it.

St. Louis to Holiday World to SFKK to PKI to SFWoA to CP on the way up.

Then CP to FunSpot to Indiana Beach (maybe swing out to SFGAm) on the way back down.

Later,
EV
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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 10:47 AM
Yikes...Eric and I are thinking alike. Isn't that, like, one of the 7 signs of the apocalypse? ;)

mOOSH

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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 11:11 AM
Sounds like a reverse of my bada$$ schedule this month. :) Dude, if you do it, you aren't gonna get much sleep....
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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 11:12 AM
Yes moosh....it is the end of the world as we know it. ;) Guess we better go out with a bang.....or get the most bang for you buck anyway and ride all the coasters you can handle!

Contrary to what moosh and eric stated maybe Jeff should do it in the reverse order from what was stated. At least basing it off of when he will be going to Cedar Point.

IB/Indiana Fun Spot
Cedar Point
SFWoA/Conneaut Lake
PKI
SFKK/HW

Really if you do have 9 days to do it in it is doable! Doubt there is more than 4-5 hours driving between any of the parks at a worst case scenario. If done right it theoretically can be done in 7. ;)

Indiana Beach and Funspot likely could be done on the same day.

Same with SFKK and Holiday World.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 11:14 AM
"Indiana Beach and Funspot likely could be done on the same day. Same with SFKK and Holiday World."

With the bulk of your time being spent at IB and HW, naturally!

mOOSH - clarifying, just in case.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 11:41 AM
Absolutely I concur Moosh. Without a doubt more time NEEDS to be spent at Indiana Beach and Holiday World. In fact I would devote a whole day (or more) to Holiday World alone.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 11:54 AM
Six Flags Darian Lake is only about a 90 minute ride from the east side of Cleveland. Its a smaller Six Flags park, but Superman might be worth it. Also, be sure to hit Holdiay World in southern Indiana, Cedar Point (obviously), and Kings Island. Also, you might want to try the great lakes loop, start in Cleveland or Buffalo, stop at Darian Lake, SFWoA, Cedar Point, Kings Island, Michigans Adventure, Valleyfair, Six Flags Great America, and then back across Indiana, maybe with a second stop at CP to end your trip, and back to Cleveland or Buffalo to fly home. The entire trip would take 8-9 days to hit 8 parks. Well worth the journey.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 11:55 AM
Wow, I knew I asked in the right place. The reverse path without SFKK & HW (I'll be doing those at SRM and again in October) sounds pretty good. I was looking for a circular route and that sounds like it would work and still hit 5 parks I've never been to. Now to drag out the road maps.......

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Jeff-Jeff

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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 11:58 AM
Ah, road maps.....how we love them so ;) Have fun planning your trip!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 12:37 PM
Speaking of maps, check your e-mail Jeff. I just sent you a little project o' mine that Moosh proof-read.....

Later,
EV
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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 5:29 PM

Alexander C. Curavo said:
Six Flags Darian Lake is only about a 90 minute ride from the east side of Cleveland. Its a smaller Six Flags park, but Superman might be worth it. Also, be sure to hit Holdiay World in southern Indiana, Cedar Point (obviously), and Kings Island. Also, you might want to try the great lakes loop, start in Cleveland or Buffalo, stop at Darian Lake, SFWoA, Cedar Point, Kings Island, Michigans Adventure, Valleyfair, Six Flags Great America, and then back across Indiana, maybe with a second stop at CP to end your trip, and back to Cleveland or Buffalo to fly home. The entire trip would take 8-9 days to hit 8 parks. Well worth the journey.

If you start in Cleveland, you may also want to hit Waldameer, Conneaut Lake, and Erieview, all small parks that can be done in a few hours.

Hope you have a great trip.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2003 5:52 PM

We're could fly into Cleveland and rent a car. I would then be looking for parks within a short drive (say 3-4 hours) of Cleveland.

Our other choice is to drive to CP and find a park to hit each way to break up the driving time. Indiana Beach is one option. Any others?


You could actually do both plans combined - fly into cleveland or toledo (one way) and rent a car and make your way back to St Louis (one way car rental also). Or better yet do the reverse, drive a rental from St Louis to all the desired parks, and end your trip with a flight back home.

All the different parks you could hit have already been mentioned.

I had looked into a one way rental recently and there are a couple of major rental chains that offer them at reasonable rates - Alamo and Dollar perhaps. I know Enterprise does not offer one way rentals.

Whichever route you chose it sounds like a really good time. Have Fun!

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