Sat- Geauga Lake
Wed- Great Adventure
I'm just asking on random tips, tips on where to eat lunch, tips on cheaper tickets etc. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Your itinerary makes good sense. GL is the usually the least crowded of the parks so it is the best of the parks to do on a Saturday. They have lots of coasters and a waterpark so this should help reduce the lines.
Your distances are close enough that you can get to each of the parks at opening. This will allow you to get on some of the more popular rides before the lines get too long.
Follow the same rules at Hershey and Dorney, go for the Wild Mouse first, and at Hershey, the only waits you should get in are for Storm Runner and Great Bear. During the week, it's not usually crowded.
Skip Chocolate World in the morning, and save it for the way out. It will still be crowded, but it's a nice way to break up the day (and the air conditioning during the hottest part of the day helps, too).
For cheaper tickets to Hersheypark, stop at Giant (http://www.giantpa.com/), as they have a good deal on tickets. They are all over the place here (there are two within a short drive from the park, and one is right on Cocoa Avenue). Look at the Store Locator on Giant's web site for them.
If you are looking for a good breakfast around the Hershey area, check out the Cocoa Grill. Just make sure you don't get the waiter that looks like he will knife you in the parking lot on your way out. He scares me. *** Edited 7/27/2006 2:23:35 PM UTC by Arson***
Taking your comming from the west, This is what I would do if you have a full week.
Day one, Geauga, leave a bit early 6-7pm and drive to pitt.
Day two, Kennywood
Day three IDLEWILD 3hrs Lakemont 3hrs and Delgrosos. 1hr then drive to knoebels
Day four Knoebels
Day five Dorney
Day six Hershey Park
its a good doable trip.
Lakemont has two wooden coasters. One of them, Leap the Dips is the oldest in the world and the only operating side-friction coaster in the country. This park is extremely inexpensive.
DelGrossos is a beautiful, well-maintained small park with a spinning mouse, a number of flats, and good food. Like Knoebels it has a free gate and low individual ride prices. A POP wristband is inexpensive as well. Delgrossos is only a 20 minute drive from Lakemont.
Knoebels -- All I can say is try to find some time for this one whether it be an hour or a full day. There are a bunch of good flat rides here along with the two wooden coasters. The park's bumper cars are highly regarded and the carousel has rings! The Haunted mansion is an excellent darkride. They have both POP and tickets on weekdays. Like KW, the park food is good and reasonably priced.
Any tips on food? Or crowds?
That's a pretty solid lineup. When you're at Kennywood, be sure to check out the amazing flat ride collection they have, and be sure to ride on their unique log flume.
*** Edited 7/27/2006 2:23:35 PM UTC by Arson***
I'm sorry, but I must have missed something. What exactly is unique about Kennywood's logflume? The only thing that might make it stand out a little is that it had two lifts, and that's not unique at all.
*** Edited 7/27/2006 8:06:09 PM UTC by Mamoosh***
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