The only park I would say might fit this topic for me is my 3 hour drive a couple times a year to Knoebels. I am still on the I want to hit new to me parks stage of travel. But next year I will be going back to Kennywood, Cedar Point (3rd time in 5 years) and Holiday World during my two week vacation trek. And what's that event that just happened... I'll be back for it again ;)
CP is our home park. Our kids are 6 and 8, and so Disney is a once-per-year visit as well (either Florida or California.)
Beyond that, I visit parks near my business trips (SFFT/SWSA this weekend for a trip to Austin), nearby where our "normal" family vacations take us. I generally don't visit other parks as destinations unto themselves.
Being from Chicago, SFGAm is my homepark and unlike Charles, I still visit my homepark often because even though it's a SF park and corporate, it is well run and satifies my steel thrills along with having that small park type woodie known as Viper.
Now onto the topic at hand:
The park I visit often that isnt the homepark is IB. Second would be SFKK. I also visited HW twice this season. Oh, and also visited PKI twice as well.
I usually hit all the Florida parks every odd year in November, and some of the California parks the even years in January. I visit Cedar Point every year for Halloweekends, this year for Boo Buzz. I visit IB, Hw, and Kw every year. I also visit Sfog every year for the ace spring event which i think is one of the best events around. (Mind Bender rules!!)
Before Two Years Ago (lived in WI: ) CP Last Year (Washington DC: ) BGE & HP, never visited SFA This coming year (Toledo, OH: ) PKI, looking forward to using the Maxx Pass at this park as well as CP *** Edited 10/12/2006 5:48:58 PM UTC by Touchdown***
Of course, my home parks are (in this order) Hersheypark, Dutch Wonderland, Knoebels, Dorney Park, and SF Great Adventure. This year, I figure I've been to Hersheypark eight times, Dorney twice, Dutch Wonderland twice, Knoebels three times, and Great Adventure five (and for me, it comes down to convenience... and the fact I tried to get the credits at the New Jersey shore piers three times this year).
And I still don't the Batman side of Chiller! Just tear it down already.
12 hours driving to Beech Bend from Philly, and I've been there 3 times in the past 3 years. Twice this year. I'll be going again next season as well. Might just take the Vette next time, and do the Corvette Plant, and Museum while I'm in Bowling Green.
CP is my home park, but other parks I visit regularly are Michigan's Adventure, PKI and Holiday World. The longest drive, of course, is Holiday World, but it's entirely worth the 7 hour drive there and back.
Chitown said: Hey Charles: I have to call you out on this. Did you stop visiting PKI because your precious Eagle Flyers got removed?
Not entirly the only reason, The park just got old to me and my taste dictate the smaller parks with much just as much to do (Not necessarly coasters) However PKI having flyers would definately guarantee me returning. (See it as you want)
I have visited strickers grove both times this year and would go this sunday if I could get off and yes thats mainly because they have flyers.
It was funny, I said in the phlyer line at Knoebels PPP that PKI sucks because they removed the flyers and got a huge laugh.
Nope, I've visited HW 3 times for four days, Two days at Strickers, 1 at Kennywood, fun spot, IB, idlewild and SFKK this year and still don't miss my 15 visits to PKI each year. (Let me rephase that) I miss my fifteen flyer get to gethers each year but not the park and it's other rides.
The question was, Whats your favorite non homeparks? and it's a legit question. Nothing wrong with saying you visit your homepark.