Texas or the Upper Mid West Where To Go?

Friday, July 20, 2007 8:15 PM
My friends and I are planning a trip to either Texas or the upper mid west next year. If we go to Texas we would do SFOT,SFFT,SW, Kemah Boardwalk and Magic Springs.

However if we went to the mid west we'd do CP,VF, Park at Mall of America, Mt. Olympus, Timber Falls, Little America and MA.

We aren't really sure which to do since the cost will be about the same. We love wood coasters but Texas looks to have some good steel. We have already ridden BTR at several locations and Mr. Freeze in St Louis so those don't really count towards the steel bracket.

Does anyone have any suggestions or can any one list the pros and cons of both areas? Thanks!

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Friday, July 20, 2007 8:30 PM
I would definitely say the Midwest. However, I'm in Minnesota, so I'm a little biased on this topic. :)
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Friday, July 20, 2007 8:34 PM
Well give us some more information. Where is "home base" for you guys? It sounds like you are near St. Louis from your post.

With the Upper Midwest you can get a lot more coasters... also you left out SFGAm, IB and HW. ;)

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Friday, July 20, 2007 10:30 PM
I live in NJ about 40 mins away from SFGADv. I have also already been to SFGAm,IB & HW so we don't have an interest in going back just yet. *** Edited 7/21/2007 2:30:41 AM UTC by OP AWESOME***
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Saturday, July 21, 2007 12:26 AM
If you go upper midwest...

- Hopefully you'll be able to get the Meteor @ Little Amerricka. As of 7/11 they still had quite a ways to go on it. Tracking was just beginning, station was still being built, no support cables had been attached yet, and train was nowhere in sight. Wild and Wooly Toboggan, if they warn you to keep your head down and elbows away from the sides...DO IT! Fun little ride, but I had a horrible headache for hours, and had to ice my elbow all night after that baby!

- When going to Timber Falls go in after 5pm and you get unlimited bracelets for $14.99. Great deal! It gets you Avalanche, log flume, all four mini-golf courses, bumper boats, and half-price Skyscraper rides. We went on a slow night and rode Avalanche 15 times, (sometimes not having to get off for 3-4 turns). This coaster was my favorite at the Dells...totally wicked fun!

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Saturday, July 21, 2007 8:39 AM
Ok I havent been to Texas yet but I have been to all the Midwest parks except Little America and MA and I definatly think that would be a great trip. First off CP is obviously the best park you could go to. VF is a nice medium size park. Decent coasters overall plus they have they're new wooden coaster which looks like fun. Mt. Olympus is great just for the fact there is Hades. The other coasters are nothing exceptional but Hades is just awsome and would make the whole trip worth it in my opinion. And if you like a good wooden coaster then Timber Falls is a great place also. Avalanche is pretty high in rankings and it never has much of a line. In fact I was able to ride it for an hour without even getting off becuase so few people were there. I definatly think the midwest trip is the way to go. Also its not as hot as in Texas and that is always a plus.
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Saturday, July 21, 2007 10:53 AM
Go with the upper mid west. You can never go wrong with Cedar Point. You could get a chance to ride the 2 new coasters Maverick and Renegade. MOA just got a new spin coaster and MO got Hades a little while ago. MA still has the best woodie around. TF is a nice little park with a cool little woodie. If you go with the south you will get a lot of SF parks, so just go on a good trip and go with the uppre mid west.
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Saturday, July 21, 2007 11:20 AM
Why don't you hold off on the Upper Midwest for a year and do those parks that you have listed along with Coaster Con at WoF/SDC/CC in 2009.

Go with Texas next year (or even California, have you been there?)

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Saturday, July 21, 2007 1:16 PM

Coasterkid200 said:
MA still has the best woodie around. If you go with the south you will get a lot of SF parks, so just go on a good trip and go with the uppre mid west.

Best woodie around? You must not get out of Michigan to much.

Wow, what a catastrophe it would be to have to visit multiple SF parks in the south. Last I checked, SFOG, SFOT, and SFFT were considered decent to great parks.

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Saturday, July 21, 2007 2:35 PM

Best woodie around? You must not get out of Michigan to much.

Wow, what a catastrophe it would be to have to visit multiple SF parks in the south. Last I checked, SFOG, SFOT, and SFFT were considered decent to great parks.


Until you ride ST you have no way of knowing if it is good or not. The upper north west has some really great parks. Yes SFOT and SFFT are nice parks but by them selfs are nothing compared to Cedar Point.


Last I checked, SFOG, SFOT, and SFFT were considered decent to great parks.

WHo the h3ll is talking about SFOG.



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Saturday, July 21, 2007 7:37 PM
Dude, I lived in the Chicago area all my life until recently so I know the parks in the north. And yes, I have been on Shivering Timbers.

Try again. *** Edited 7/21/2007 11:43:27 PM UTC by Chitown***

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Saturday, July 21, 2007 8:56 PM
Thanks for the input guys. Swoosh as far as California goes yes I was there but not since 97. Honestly it's kind of out of our budget though because we aren't old enough to rent cars and would have to drive cross country. I would love to try X though.

Also everyone needs to hold up about CP being the best. I was there in 02 and was very disapointed. The only coaster that stood out was Maggie and Raptor. I'd like to go back for Maverick and TTD though. However with KK in my back yard TTD is no big deal. If we went the mid west route we'd have maxx passes and stop buy CP for probably only 4 hrs or so. We agree that everyone has opinions but we just were not impressed with the place.

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Saturday, July 21, 2007 9:20 PM

Dude, I lived in the Chicago area all my life until recently so I know the parks in the north. And yes, I have been on Shivering Timbers.

Why isnt it in your ride count.

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Saturday, July 21, 2007 10:43 PM

Coasterkid200 said: Why isnt it in your ride count.

I obviously can't speak for OP Awesome, but not everyone stays up with their ride counts all the time. There have been times out of forgetfulness I haven't added new coasters for months at a time.

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Sunday, July 22, 2007 7:10 PM
Thanks Floorless Fan but i believe he was refering to the person he quote in his post. I for one have never ridden Shivering Timbers.
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