Where can I go for my Birthday?

Saturday, March 30, 2002 4:12 PM
My parents agreed to take me to a theme park other than Great Adventure for my Birthday. I suggested Busch Gardens in Virginia but that's about 7 hours away. Is it worth it to drive the 7 hours to BGW or drive an extra hour to CP? What other parks are near NJ?

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 4:15 PM
dorney

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 4:17 PM
Come to PKI :)

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 4:18 PM

Just go to Chuck E Cheese :)

j/k

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 4:23 PM
or Jeepers. :)

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 4:31 PM
Kennywood

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 4:55 PM
My choice would beHershey Park which is about 2 hours from where you live. With Great Bear, Lightning Racer, Wildcat, Comet, Super Duper Looper, Sidewinder, Trailblazer, and the ALL NEW Roller Soaker, you'll have one of the greatest moments of your life. It's closer than Busch Gardens Williamsburg and I would recommend Hershey Park more than BGW or SFGAdv(don't forget I'm an ultimate woodie fan.) I wouldn't take an 8 hour drive to CP for my birthday because you probably will only have a short period of time up there. Save Ohio for another time when you can spend more time at SFWoA, CP, PKI, and stop at Kennywood. Hershey Park has one of the best collection of woodies, a sweet B&M inverted, top notch water rides, the best for the family, and the sweetest(I mean sweet :) ) hotel. To much to say, the point is, GO DIRECTLY TO HERSHEY PARK, and don't get hypnotised by the sight of Dorney from the road, Hershey is twice as good.
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Saturday, March 30, 2002 5:13 PM

Vertigo, I'm not that big of a woodie fan so I would go to Dorney. Don't get me wrong cause I plan on going to Hersey very soon (My friend says Great Bear is better that Nitro and Medusa but I don't know about that). I have had major plans on taking a ride on Talon, Dominator, Hercules and Steel Force. Plus my cousins still think Steel Force is taller than Nitro????(I show them the facts but they can't get it!) Thanks for the suggestion though!

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Medusa rears it's ugly head. A monster coaster unlike the world has ever seen. Your strapped to a flying chair, 14 stories in the air! Just don't look down, you can turn to stone! Only at Six Flags Great Adventure! Buy one season ticket admission get one

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 6:12 PM
busch gardens is great and youd have a great time there... definitly a great theme park! but if you dont want to travel far i say stick to hershey or dorney. i like hershey more because i love woodies, but i was very surprised at how good of a park dorney is when i visited it last season. just remember, you can never go wrong when choosing to go to a new amusement park!

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I'm all about wooden coasters and disney parks! top 3 wood: Thunderbolt, Hurler(carowinds), and Beast

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 7:20 PM

nitro230ft said:

Vertigo, I'm not that big of a woodie fan so I would go to Dorney. Don't get me wrong cause I plan on going to Hersey very soon (My friend says Great Bear is better that Nitro and Medusa but I don't know about that). I have had major plans on taking a ride on Talon, Dominator, Hercules and Steel Force. Plus my cousins still think Steel Force is taller than Nitro????(I show them the facts but they can't get it!) Thanks for the suggestion though!

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Medusa rears it's ugly head. A monster coaster unlike the world has ever seen. Your strapped to a flying chair, 14 stories in the air! Just don't look down, you can turn to stone! Only at Six Flags Great Adventure! Buy one season ticket admission get one


Talon looks and sounds like it should be very intense, but it is not! This is probably how Cedar Fair intended it to be, hence the inclusion of a trim brake before the Immelman.

And the award for most overrated Steel Coaster goes to - Steel Force. The ride is baron as far as airtime is concerned, and it is certainly the most boring hyper coaster I have ridden to date. Looking at the ride you would expect it to be an airtime machine, but the brake run before the bunny hills completely kills any chance of air.

When the best part of the ride is between the station and the lift hill you know something is wrong with Hercules. Apparently this ride used to rock for the first few seasons but now the only thing that "rocks" is your head side to side!Hercules used to be one of the tallest coasters in the world with a big first drop taking riders into a 55-degree banked turnaround over Lake Dorney. While this drop and turnaround may look spectacular, it is one of the most vicious moments I have ever experienced on a coaster - you can actually feel your brain being bashed around inside your skull! I am presuming the two trim brakes on the first drop were added to reduce this ferocity, but all it has done is spoil what could have been a great first drop. The entire ride is extremely dull and uneventful. I heard several people say the ride "sucked" as they were leaving the station, and I'm inclined to agree!

Dorney Park is severely lacking any traditional atmosphere that most other Pennsylvanian parks exhibit (for example, Kennywood, Knoebels, Hershey).I don't know what the park was like before Cedar Fair took it over, but I think I'm safe to assume they were responsible for all the trim brakes and the seatbelts. Many people seem to enjoy Dorney Park, but in comparison to the many other parks I have visited, to me it seemed merely average. It has a good selection of rides, but in my opinion none of them are world beaters, and you can find equal or better at many other parks with far better atmospheres.

*** This post was edited by Vertigo on 3/31/2002. ***

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 7:47 PM
I'd say visit Kennywood, Dorney and Hershey. I also have a birthday coming up on April 14th. I will be 22years old :). Getting old as everyone tells me lol ;).

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Saturday, March 30, 2002 7:54 PM
Sadly, I agree with Vertigo on Herc (and on Steel Force), but I absolutely loved ThunderHawk, Lazer and Talon...and ThunderHawk again, and again! I have since been told I should have picked a seat nearer to the front of Steel Force, hope I'll get to give it another try...
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Sunday, March 31, 2002 7:52 AM
Obviously you guys have never ridden hercules without those brakes at the top ofthe drop, now that's a ride! Also, I never noticed the trims on Talon, are you sure about that? Although Steel Force does get a lot of air on the drop and the second hill, plus some nice positive G's in the pullout of the turnaround, the brakes do suck, but there are some pockets of air.As for ThunderHawk, that's a good ride, plus Laser has some sweet positive G's if you're into that. The Wild Mouse sucks, but overall Dorney is nice. I believe that many people go to Dorney expecting to have a bad time and it happens. If you're willing to give it a chance, you'll learn to like it.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 10:21 AM

I am asking to go to Cedar Point for my birthday(but it probably wont happen, it never does:)) I think we would go for a full friday, saturday, and sunday morning. For you, the only park that I have been to that you mentioned is BGW and I totally recomend it. It is one of my favorite theme parks(probably my favorite is IOA), and the rides are great. Alpengeist is my favorite invert and in my opinion superior to Montu. I know that if you go to BGW you will love it.

I haven't been to any of the Pennsylvania parks but when I do, I plan to go to the four major ones in one trip. But then again that will never happen for me. If I were you though, I would do all the Pennsylvania parks at the same time.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 5:10 PM
ditto, Nitro230ft. lives in New Jersey. He can take the rest of his life to do all the parks in Pennsylvania.

Nitro, trust me and go to BGW. Your parents will like the adult atmosphere, and you'll like the coasters. Colonial Williamsburg is right next door also, if you need to compromise with your parents like I did when I was your age. You can also suggest that you'll be passing SFA (4 miles off 95) and PKD (a mile off 95) on the way to BGW.
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*** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 3/31/2002. ***

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