Well I can now say I've ridden all the coasters at Hershey.

Friday, June 29, 2012 11:34 PM

Skyrush is pretty cool, we had a blast on that one.

I didn't think I was going to make it on the Great Bear even in the fat person seat in row 5, but the ride attendant got me jammed in there. Fahrenheit and Storm Runner I managed to get the restraint closed without too much trouble.... man time to go on a diet LOL>

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 12:08 AM

My wife read in a moms group that if you ask for ice water at Hershey you'll get it. Well we tested that theory today, and it's true. I must have looked like a hot sweaty mess because twice they gave me a large cup, it was 100 degrees today.

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 12:59 AM
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They do that at Cedar Fair parks so are they doing it at Hersheypark too?


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Saturday, June 30, 2012 7:47 AM

Yes, they apparently don't publicize it, but Hershey Park will give you ice water in a regular cup, if you ask. On two occasions, two different food stand workers said "give him a big one" to the person manning the soda machine, and they gave me a large cup of ice water.

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 10:56 AM

I actually didn't know that Cedar Fair OR Hershey did that. That's pretty nice.

You know, losing even a little bit of weight really does help. My scale doesn't work, but I made small changes to my diet, and I've lost at least five pounds in about a week and a half. I feel better, my clothes fit better, the parks are easier to walk through, and the rides are more comfortable for me. Fahrenheit really brought it home for me that I needed to lose weight, and now it has become something I want to do for my trip to Orlando and more. I haven't lost a ton, but I don't care. It really just makes everything about the park experience a little more enjoyable when you don't have to worry about fitting into things and being uncomfortable.


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 12:09 PM

The only park where I've ever been denied a "courtesy cup" of water, with ice if available, is Canobie. That was a strike against a decent park, IMO. It's been my experience that if a stand/kiosk has it, they'll give it to you. All you have to do is ask. And, bunky666, GAdv is included in the previous statement.


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Saturday, June 30, 2012 1:32 PM

But they usually have little dinky courtesy cups for free water. At Hershey I was given 2 of the large sized regular drink cups full of ice water no charge.

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 1:41 PM

Mike, that's good to know. I was actually gonna put a little comment about how Six Flags would never do that, but I guess I was wrong! It happens once in a while. ;)


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 3:12 PM

billb7581 said:

But they usually have little dinky courtesy cups for free water. At Hershey I was given 2 of the large sized regular drink cups full of ice water no charge.

But at least it's something. And I'll get multiples. Besides, since I discovered the fresh brewed iced tea at Hershey two weeks ago, I'm good.


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Saturday, June 30, 2012 6:20 PM
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I have been on all the roller coasters at Cedar Point. The only one I haven't been on is Jr Gemini. But, I don't think I would want to ride it either.

Glad to hear about the water. I have never asked about that. But, when I buy a drink at any park, it's usually a souvenir mug. I usually keep the cup and fill it with water the rest of the day. But, I also keep a cooler full of pop in my car, so I can get something to drink when I leave.

But, I rarely buy park food. Only at Cedar Point, because they actually have decent food. I've been to the buffet there a few times.


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Saturday, June 30, 2012 6:38 PM

That Cedar Point Midway Buffet may be the worst I've ever eaten at, and I love me my buffets. How exactly do you ruin chicken nuggets?


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Saturday, June 30, 2012 9:43 PM

I try to avoid park food entirely if I can LOL... unless it's Knoebels.

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 10:06 PM

Mike, have you been to it this summer? It was my experience (echoed by others) that it had improved markedly this season.


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Sunday, July 1, 2012 6:26 AM

^ No, I haven't. It's been several years since that "meal." Perhaps I'll give it another shot if and when I return.


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Sunday, July 1, 2012 8:10 AM
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billb7581 said:

I try to avoid park food entirely if I can LOL... unless it's Knoebels.

You know, I had been a pretty big Knoebels food naysayer for the longest time, based on the pizza at PPP - but I went during a regular summer day last year and discovered the waffle ice cream sandwich, rib-b-q, and other treats that I must say are pretty freaking good.

Not only that, but you can eat all around the park all day for like, $20.


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Sunday, July 1, 2012 11:11 AM

Yeah, as much as I love Knoebels, that pizza has got to go. It ruins the rest of an otherwise charming and delicious day at the park. I DON'T recall the buffet at Cedar Point. Is that something new (like in the last five years)?


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Sunday, July 1, 2012 12:15 PM
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Midway Market buffet has been there for at least a decade. It is beside Raptor. Previous years, I have enjoyed it, but I haven't been to Cedar Point for six years.

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Sunday, July 1, 2012 12:31 PM
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I believe Midway Market opened in the late 90's. 1997 or 1998?


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Sunday, July 1, 2012 12:55 PM

I eat so little at parks that I miss a ton of stuff, sometimes to my benefit, sometimes to my detriment. I remember exactly one eatery at Cedar Point, and I don't remember what it is called. It was not the sad buffet, apparently. I DO recall the ginormous hot dogs at the hot dog cart and the pints of frozen icees though.


"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

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Sunday, July 1, 2012 12:57 PM

And not to be confused with the Mid-Timbers Market. I doubt you even understand what that means... ;)


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