Want to Visit Fun N. East Park

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 7:23 AM
Understood about them. I respect them for what they do. (I almost envy them, things like Utility Bills, Gasoline Costs and Cable Costs mean ABSOLUTLY NOTHING to them! :)

Now about my little trip that's coming up. While I'm at Dorney I'll be reaching not one but TWO Milestones! I'll be riding my 400th Roller Coaster and my 100th Looping Roller Coaster! Which Coaster should I choose as my 400th, Talon or Hydra? (The one that isn't chosen as my 400th will become my 100th Looper. (I rode Thunderhawk, Steel Force and Laser on previous visits. :) )

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 9:20 AM
I'd do Talon as 400th coaster and Hydra as 100th looper. Why? Because to me the 400th coaster is more important than the 100th looper and Talon is infinitely a better ride than Hydra to me.
Watch the tram car please....
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 9:53 AM
rollergator's avatar ^ I highly doubt you're alone in that....Hydra had the Jojo roll, but it seems almost as though the entire remainder of the ride was an afterthought..."oh, yeah, we need to get back to the station SOMEHOW"... ;)
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 11:24 AM

..."oh, yeah, we need to get back to the station SOMEHOW"...

I can see it now... the designer makes the jojo roll and then hits that little button on the bottom of the RCT3 coaster design screen that automatically takes the track back to the station... not always the most creative work... but hey, it does get the train where it needs to go.


"Yes... well... VICTORY IS MINE!"
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 1:34 PM
Good thing you're not one short, or the discussion would be Woodstock Express vs. Little Laser. :)
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 3:12 PM
Wild Mouse or Woodstock Express will be No. 399 (The one that isn't ridden first will be No. 402! :) )

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 3:15 PM

RatherGoodBear said:
Good thing you're not one short, or the discussion would be Woodstock Express vs. Little Laser.

Is there actually a way of getting the Little Laser credit? I thought it was strictly 54" and under, no exceptions (not even allowed to ride with a kid)

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 3:22 PM
The last time I was at Dorney (1997) The "Over 54 Inches" rule was STRICTLY Enforced. You can give it a try, but if they say "No" just move along and enjoy the Park! :)

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 3:54 PM
rollergator's avatar The ONLY times I've heard of adults being allowed to ride Lil Laser was during *special events*. Due to increased corporate input over the last couple years, it's getting nigh-impossible to get a lap on those kinds of rides... meh!
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 5:49 PM
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rollergator said:
The ONLY times I've heard of adults being allowed to ride Lil Laser was during *special events*. Due to increased corporate input over the last couple years, it's getting nigh-impossible to get a lap on those kinds of rides... meh!

Yeah, I was denied a spin on Timberline Twister at Solace this year during their ERT session. The guy running the ride at the time was enforcing the maximum height limit. I did hear, however, that some people DID get rides. Oh well. :)

Oh, and am I the only person on this board that actually loved Hydra?


Certain victory.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 7:38 PM
I think Hydra's a good ride. It's nowhere near my favorite but I try to get around 3 rides in every time I am at Dorney.


rollergator said:
The ONLY times I've heard of adults being allowed to ride Lil Laser was during *special events*. Due to increased corporate input over the last couple years, it's getting nigh-impossible to get a lap on those kinds of rides... meh!

With that kind of thinking, I was very surprised when they actually got rid of the height limit for Woodstock's Express. Back in 2000, that ride along with everything else in Camp Snoopy was 54" maximum, unless riding with someone under 54". Sometime between 2001 and 2005 (did not visit the park from 2001 - 2004), they actually changed it where there are no maximum height limits for any rides in that area except the Snoopy Bounce and Helicopters. *** Edited 9/27/2006 11:43:33 PM UTC by YoshiFan***

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 2:44 PM
Appreciate all the feedback. Guess I'll just have to see which one has rides (coasters mainly) I'd really like to experience. Hersey's buyout bums me out though. Thanks
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Thursday, September 28, 2006 3:55 PM
Since I haven't ridden El Toro yet I cannot vouch for that Coaster. However, Dorney and Knoebals both have Outstanding Wooden Roller Coasters. (Thunderhawk, Phoenix and Twister respectively. Great Adventure has the Most Number of Coasters (13 at last count, 15 if you count each Track of Batman & Robin and Rolling Thunder as a Separate Coaster.)

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 4:12 PM
Speaking of Thunderhawk, it's going to be closed the day you are there. Thunderhawk, Road Rally, Thunder Canyon and Scrambler close at 6 p.m. until the end of the season (becuase of Halloween attractions) and since the park doesn't open until 6 on Fridays, they do not open those rides at all on Fridays. *** Edited 9/28/2006 8:13:19 PM UTC by YoshiFan***
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Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:24 PM
That Explains the $17.95 Admission Charge for Friday Evening! <G> I still plan to visit the park anyways. (It won't be the first time I visited a park only to find the Wooden Coaster Closed (Usually for Maintainence :( ) I'm sure it won't be the last!

Thanks for the "Cold Tip" Anyways

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 11:02 PM
Well, on some park sites for SFGA, Batman and Robin and Superman are closed for the season. Can anyone confirm this? Not a big deal, but a thought.
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Thursday, September 28, 2006 11:12 PM
With the way the entrance is:

http://www.amusementpics.com/SFGAdvNotesFallFF06/090806-038.jpg

I don't think it will be opening for the rest of the year

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Saturday, September 30, 2006 12:05 AM
Well got a quick plan in mind, after going of operating hours and general common sense. Since Dorney looks like a good visit, and as some of you said, a quick one, I think driving up for a friday night visit would be plentiful fun and time to enjoy the park. And since I've never been and have wanted to go all summer, spend Sat. (parks busy day) driving to Sandusky for a full day Sun. at CP. Home Monday night. Any objections to note? Appreciated.
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Monday, October 2, 2006 1:56 AM
If those are the parks you want to visit, sounds like a plan that works. You left yourself enough time for travel in-between and after.

Although... I have to say if you go out I-80 from A-town to Sandusky on the 7th, you'll be within 10 miles or so of Knoebels. I'm biased but I think that's the most fun N. East park going. :)

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