That being said....
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Cedar Point, Holiday World, Kennywood, Knoebels, SFOG, Hersheypark, SFA (for the selection of coasters), Dollywood........
Cedar Point, Knoebels, SFGADV, SFA, Hershey, Dorney....
"Best" is so subjective. There's more to a park than the sum of it's parts.
P.S.- Islands of Adventure r0x0rs.
Mt. O is quickly becoming more addicting than crack and will be even more so if they're building what somebody standing in line said someone holding a set of blueprints at that ever-widening clearing behind Triton the previous day said they were building...
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It's very difficult to pick a "best". I like different parks for different reasons.
Cedar Point is my favorite "thrill" park. You have the adrenalizing rides, the arcade, and a killer staff. My favorite "chain" park. Oh, and Dragster, Magnum, and Raptor. DUH! ;-)
Dollywood and Holiday World have the charm and the down-home family atmosphere, as well as the best woodies in the world. You feel like you are visiting relatives when you visit these parks. Very securing and comforting. The staffs, the food....best I have come across. You can walk around Dollywood all day and not ride anything and STILL have a great time. I could spend a whole day in Splashin Safari in the lazy river and be happy. It's just amazing that parks like these can exist in the Smokies and cornfields, respectively. lol. I would take these parks over 85% of the "chain" parks anyday.
Knoebels also has the charm, but in more of a traditional park sort of way. I can't quite explain it. Plus there is just something magical about Knoebels in the fall, riding Phoenix at nightime. WOW!
Six Flags Over Georgia.....sort of a "down-home" feeling. Very good selection of coasters and my favorite out of all the Six Flags parks. The staff are amazing and the park is very well-kept. I just like Atlanta. :-)
Kennywood......this one a can't quite place my finger on. I am always raving about Kennywood. Well, you have the best of all the worlds....an amazing steel, three very well-maintained classic woodies, a crazy mouse, and a well-balanced selection of flats, and the best damn fries in the world. Everytime I visit this park I keep loving it more and more.
Six Flags America......my "dream" park as far as what I like in coasters....an Intamin hypers, a GCI twister, a classic out-and-back that ROCKS, a non-painful invertigo, a Vekoma flyer, and a crazy twisted LIM. Take out the SLC and put in PKI's Drop Zone and Delirium and you have it!
Hersheypark......do I need to explain? LIGHTNING RACER! :-) Na, another overall awesome park experience. Very beautiful park, great selection of well-maintained coasters, etc.
Oh, I forgot about Busch Gardens Williamsburg.....
Beautifully landscaped, awesome food, and the few coasters they have completely blow me away. You may spend hours walking but it's never boring. Very *romantic* park.
*** Edited 8/27/2005 3:45:42 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
Why Knoebels: Atmosphere, PHOENIX / FLYERS / SKOOTERS
Why Hersheypark: Sentiment, atmosphere, operations, COMET and SOOPERDOOPERLOOPER (that sentimentality thing coming in again... my first BIG coasters many years ago)
Why Kennywood: Atmosphere, great collection of classic rides including THUNDERBOLT
Why Dollywood: Atmopsphere, STAFF STAFF STAFF. Most efficient and friendly staff I've ever ran into (Sorry CP... some of us... a few of us... [a very few of us it seems]... finds the "entertainment" that the staff feels they have to supply a bit "tiring".)
(Did I make it in before the "Destruct" button was pushed?) *** Edited 8/27/2005 3:52:45 PM UTC by SLFAKE***
Oh, and Blackpool Pleasure Beach - need I say more?
Islands of Adventure
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