The non homeparks you visit the most?

Thursday, October 12, 2006 4:18 PM
Kick The Sky's avatar Homepark: Six Flags Great America

Knott's is starting to become an almost yearly tradition. I've visited 3 times in the past five years.

Florida has always been popular with me. I've visited once or twice a year for the past six years. I kind of switch up the parks I visit down there, though. Disney has been pretty popular as of late, however. My last two visits have been there and I am already planning a graduation trip for my daughter there next year.

Cedar Point used to be a park I visited frequently, but since their restraints seem to be getting tighter and tighter every year, I decided to cut them off until I lose more weight.

Certain victory.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 4:34 PM
Living in Daytona Beach makes for a lot of Parks "In my Backyard", yet the park I seem to visit most often is Boomers in South Florida (And why not? They have the Best Coaster in Florida! )


Thursday, October 12, 2006 5:02 PM
Yes, but we could take this one back to the dabate about what constitutes a home park? :)

Is it the closest park to where you live, or is it your favorite park within reasonable driving distance?

coastin' since 1985

Thursday, October 12, 2006 5:03 PM
WDW and HW
Thursday, October 12, 2006 5:05 PM
closest park/parks are homeparks
Thursday, October 12, 2006 6:23 PM
I usually go to Dollywood twice a year, so that would be the one for me.
Thursday, October 12, 2006 6:57 PM
Just messing with you Charles. I remember that getting brought up in another topic.

But in all seriousness, if I had PKI in my backyard, I would be happy. While it doesn't have the best selection of coasters around, it definitely has an atmosphere that I like.

Of course Holiday World in my backyard would be a god send. :)

My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 7:20 PM
Cedar Point and Indiana Beach
Thursday, October 12, 2006 7:24 PM
If I had it my Way Blackpool, Holiday World, Kennywood, Indiana Beach and Knoebal's would be my "Home Parks"

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Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:15 PM
I go to practically the same list as you, Charles, so I must be in your back yard as well. . .

In fact, howdy neighbor!!!

Barry J.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:16 PM
Thursday, October 12, 2006 8:47 PM
beast7369's avatar My homepark:
Six Flags Great America (SFGAm - 20 min away)

Others I visit frequently (I consider them home away from homeparks ;) ):

Holiday World
Indiana Beach
Cedar Point
Conneaut Lake
Mt Olympus

Others that I dont visit as frequently but like a lot:

Silver Dollar City
Celebration City

EDIT - add more *** Edited 10/13/2006 12:49:39 AM UTC by beast7369***

Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:42 PM
CoastersNSich's avatar With Kings Island being essential to my coaster-riding life since it is my home park, Cedar Point is probably my most visited non-home park, with SFKK being close behind. I tend to visit Geauga Lake at least once a year, and except for 2004, did Holiday World at least once a year since 2001. I hit HW twice in both 2005 and this year.

Dental Plan! Lisa Needs Braces.

Friday, October 13, 2006 10:16 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Geographically, I have quite a few "home" parks. I grew up going to Camden Park and PKI so technically those are my oldest home parks.

The Myrtle Beach parks, Disney World, and Silver Dollar City were also part of my childhood even though none of them are nearby. Still, they feel "home" to me whenever I visit. :)

Living in Southern WV has it's pro's and con's. I don't have a park where I can "stop by" after work. On the other hand I have a ton of options for a day trip. :)

Camden Park: 35 minutes

PKI and other Cincy area parks: 3 1/2 to 4 depending on my driving. I got the speeding tickets to prove it! :) If there was an interstate that went directly from Charleston to Cinci it would probably be 2 1/2 to 3 hours max.

Kennywood: 3 1/2 depending on my driving. I made it up there in 3 last weekend!

Dollywood, Carowinds, PKD, and SFKK: Around 4 hours each.

Hersheypark: close to 5, but I blame that on the never ending construction in PA!

Cedar Point: about 4 1/2.

Geauga Lake: 4 hours easily.

Holiday World: About 4 1/2.


All the above feel like "home" as well, especially CP, DW, KW, and HW. :)

I haven't adopted a west coast park to be my "home" park yet. :) Maybe Knott's? Legoland? :)


*** Edited 10/13/2006 2:20:34 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Saturday, October 14, 2006 9:35 AM
Tina, you may not have a park right at your disposal, but at least you have a selection of parks that you can get into your car and drive to within a day.

That's what I like about the midwest and northeast.

My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

Saturday, October 14, 2006 10:05 AM
Tina, you forgot about Beech Bend. Should be about the same drive time as Holiday World.
Saturday, October 14, 2006 1:51 PM
I live in the Metro NYC area. Homeparks for me are Playland Park, LC and SFGadv. But I've been to Hesheypark 4 times the last 3 years and I had blast every visit.

You won't see me coming...

Saturday, October 14, 2006 8:53 PM
Six Flags over Georgia! I'm actually from Cincinnati but i'm in the Army and stationed at Ft. Benning Georgia. I usually go the SFOG on the weekends i'm not overseas or working, lol. But my homepark is PKI.
Sunday, October 15, 2006 11:32 AM
Wild Adventures is my homepark.

US/IOA is the park I visit the most.

Went to holiday world last year that was a great trip.

I have never been to Cypress Gardens even though with my WA season pass I could get in free.

Will probably get season pass to SFOG next year.Due to my being very close to it some weekends next year and possibly moving close to it.

Edit for spelling *** Edited 10/15/2006 3:33:48 PM UTC by kevin38***

Sunday, October 15, 2006 3:53 PM
I've been trying to "radiate" out from my home to parks farther out every year.

Valleyfair is my home park, but I would have to answer the question with SFGam. I've been going there since Tidal Wave was there (To think I was mad they removed it at the time!). Then moving on to Adventureland and WOF. I Finaly got to SFStL two yeas ago. CP and MiA already 4 years ago.

I didn't stop at the Dells on the way to Chicago most times. I will make a point of it now that Hades is there. Somehow Avalanche has been the hardest to put on my list. I don't understand it myself.

My next goal (aside from my proposed winter trip) is IB, HW, and BB. I'll have to regretably bypass SFGam. Maybe I'll finally get on Avalanche. Will LAMA have Meteor up and running by then? *** Edited 10/15/2006 8:03:16 PM UTC by WildThingNative***

Thanks for another great season, VF!


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