As the year winds down most parks are now closed for the season. I cannot help but wonder what parks do all of you plan to visit next year? For starters I'll be visiting the parks in Pennsylvania and Western New York next summer. With Waldameer and Knoebals getting new Woodies (Along with new Steelies for Hershey and Canada's Wonderland) This is where "The Action will be" in 2008. What about the rest of you?
Hershey and Morey's are not in the definete category because I was sure I was going to get to both this year and didn't get to Morey's and barely was able to get to Hershey and if my situation at work doesn't change by next spring/summer, I'll be lucky to get anywhere other than Dorney and Great Adventure.
I am very seriously considering doing a slow-paced year of small trips and places I don't always get to, and hopefully some I haven't been to before - there may actually be a few of those left. I am also considering not buying any big-chain season passes for the first time in a few decades. I'm not mad at anyone (well, actually, I kinda am), I'm not yelling "boycott", I just want to do it a little different and see how I like it. If there's something at a SF or CF park that's new that I want to ride or if some friends want to go here or there and I don't want to skip out - and I don't picture either of those happening more than once or twice - then I'll just buy a ticket like anyone else. I'm looking forward to Knoebels, Waldameer, hopefully Kennywood & Idlewild & Lakemont & DelGrosso's, really REALLY hopefully Conneaut Lake, maybe Hershey, maybe some New England parks, where I haven't been in ages (there's an ACE event up there in August), the seashore spots, and some southeastern parks around the ACE convention - Lake Winnie, Ghost Town, Alabama Adv, etc. And Hard Rock, that's looking cooler every day.
The usual suspects, to be sure: Cedar Point, Kings Island, Ge...Ge...gee, it's the off-season already. We'll be hitting Waldameer and Kennywood multiple times next year, probably all the western PA parks at least once.
I'm thinking about instituting a regular 4th of July trip to SW Ohio. Visits to Strickers, KI a couple times, and Coney Island. It just makes sense to work all those in to one 4-5 day trip.
I usually go on one long amusement park trip each summer, encompassing seven to twelve parks. I doubt I'll be able to afford that one next year, so we'll probably just make a couple extra shorter trips. I'd like to do another Darien Lake (haven't been there in years!)/Martins Fantasy Island/Marineland combo, possibly with a side trip up to CW for Behemoth. One must do: I have to finally get to IB for the first time.
We have our annual "thaw-out" trip to WDW late February. A trip in early August to the Dells. Both of those are with the family. I'm angling to get one more trip to somewhere or another with just the Mrs. in May.
I know I'll be hitting Cedar Point multiple times and Holiday World for any events, but the big trip for next year is beginning to take shape. In August, I'll hopefully be hitting Waldameer, Kennywood, Knoebels, Hershey, Dorney, Great Adventure, Lake Compounce, 6 Flags New England, and Canadas Wonderland all in one exhausting week. Also, I'm hoping to get to Kings Dominion and BGE when I'm in D.C. for a wedding next July.
I have a planned trip to Dorney,Hershey and maybe SFGADv since these are my home parks. I'll get a CF season pass but adding Hershey plus SFGADv may be too pricy and the Dark Knight looks the least appealing out of those parks new additions.
My definites for next year are CP,VF,MOA,MA,Little America, Mt Olympus,Timber Falls and Kings Dominion.
I also may hit ocean city NJ and Knoebels. *** Edited 11/4/2007 12:10:25 AM UTC by OP AWESOME***