Thinking about hitting parks in Pennsylvania

Sunday, May 3, 2009 11:02 AM

I'm thinking about going to PA for our honeymoon. We want to hit Hershey, Knoebels, and Kennywood and whatever parks cross our path. I'm wondering which parks to hit first and which are really fun? Also, what about distances between parks? I'm not really good at planning these kinds of things so nay help can really be appreciated. We are planning on hitting Cedar Point for a couple of days when we start out.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009 11:51 AM

http://coasterbuzz.com/Forums/Thread/55587.aspx

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Sunday, May 3, 2009 12:09 PM

The thread that you were directed to is good for someone who has a short window of opportunity, but if your planning your honeymoon around this trip, then I would assume that it's safe to say your planning a much longer trip.

You might want to try Google maps, as you can enter multiple destinations in the order in which you're planning on hitting the parks. Thye will give you a great break down in distance, and time it should take you to travel.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009 12:16 PM

Thanks! We're looking for other points of interest too. I have a Tomtom gps too and going to give that a try also.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009 12:24 PM

Just don't expect to find a beach at "Jersey Shore". :)

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Sunday, May 3, 2009 12:37 PM

Which park is it that has a boardwalk?

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Sunday, May 3, 2009 12:37 PM

Coasterphan said:
The thread that you were directed to is good for someone who has a short window of opportunity, but if your planning your honeymoon around this trip, then I would assume that it's safe to say your planning a much longer trip.

The window of time is irrelevant in this case, given that the thread already has all of the distances between parks, what else might be in his path, etc.. It is completely everything that was asked for, just crammed into a couple of days instead of a week or 2. I'm sure the information in that thread will be helpful.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009 3:27 PM

Consider doing Waldameer on your first day after Cedar Point. It's smaller than the other parks mentioned but a lot of fun with a great wooden coaster. If you travel from Sandusky in the morning, you will have plenty of time to get there. In the evening you can head for Pittsburgh to do Kennywood the next day. Waldemeer can be done in abour 5 to 6 hours, 8 if you also do the waterpark.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009 3:34 PM

stoogemanmoe said:
Which park is it that has a boardwalk?

Hersheypark has a boardwalk!

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Sunday, May 3, 2009 3:56 PM

Hey, I'm always thrilled to see my home state getting the love it so very much deserves... but I would agree with Raven-Phile in that the love can easily be captured in one thread instead of two.

Even if the questions you have aren't answered yet over there, it might be better if you asked them in that thread. That way we don't have a lot of repeat information and all of our "Pennsylvania Park Pride" can be contained in one nice little area. ;)

Just a thought, though. :)

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Sunday, May 3, 2009 5:32 PM

Except that thread was supposed to only be about Hershey and Kennywood or Knoebels. Imagine that, a Coasterbuzz thread going off on a tangent though! There's at least one thread per year here on suggestions for visiting PA parks.

If you want to do a comprehensive PA park trip, you could do the following: Kennywood, then Idlewild, Lakemont, DelGrossos (if you push it, you might be able to hit all 3 in one day), then Hershey and Dutch Wonderland, then Sesame Place (if you're inclined), Dorney, Knoebels, and finally Conneaut and Waldameer.

Couple things to remember-- Waldameer is closed Mondays, and it would be good to check ahead to see what schedule Conneaut would be on. You also could stay a few days in the Hershey/Harrisburg area and take day trips to Dorney and Knoebels. This is especially a good idea with some lodging chains offering discounts for multiple night stays.

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Sunday, May 3, 2009 5:54 PM

Haven't had a chance to update lately, but it's all still current:

Pennsylvania Amusement Parks

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Monday, May 4, 2009 9:54 AM

One thing though: If you are thinking about hitting parks in PA, you might as well stop at Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ if you haven't been. You won't be sorry.

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Monday, May 4, 2009 11:51 AM

...provided you get a Q-bot or whatever.

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Monday, May 4, 2009 12:35 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
Haven't had a chance to update lately, but it's all still current:

Pennsylvania Amusement Parks

Leave it to Gonch to look for opportunity to promote his website.. Though I must admit.. That is a very nice page..

Also if its current, what is there to update? ;)

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Monday, May 4, 2009 12:40 PM

That's not promotion, it's a useful tool for just these kind of occasions.

Current in the sense of none of the PA parks disappearing or new ones going up, but needs updated in that other places might have had some changes and things like links to websites haven't been checked in a while.

I'm only one man. :)

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Monday, May 4, 2009 12:51 PM

ehh.. looks like you put a lot of work into that.. I would be proud to admit its promotion.. I dont have much on the interwebs to promote or provide as a "useful tool", well at least to non IT geeks..

So consider my remark website envy ;)

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Monday, May 4, 2009 2:25 PM

You guys could hit the Yeungling brewery in Posstville. It's America's oldest and LARGEST family-owns brewhouse.

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Monday, May 4, 2009 8:13 PM

bunky666 said:
...you might as well stop at Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ if you haven't been. You won't be sorry.

Don't listen to that suggestion. I've been sorry every time I've gone there.

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Monday, May 4, 2009 9:01 PM

That's just because you're always that way :).

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