Where should I go to as my second park?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:52 AM

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peterswe86 said:

What would you guys recommend if you could only go to one park? I like tall and fast, or anything one might consider "extreme".

X2 at Magic Mountain fits all of the above; tall, fast and "extreme". They have a great collection of other tall, fast and extreme coasters as well. But, X2 stands out as it redefines "extreme" anywhere in the U.S. One of the rare coasters I wouldn't ride again, not for the roughness, but the extreme and chaotic nature of this coaster.


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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 2:14 AM
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Kennywood.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 1:28 PM

I think if I lived with Cedar Point as my home park, my first choice for "second park" would be Kings Island. A) You could get in on a Season's Pass for both CP and KI. B) You *could* do it as a day trip. I'd advise an overnight stay, but I'm now old and need to pace myself. C. It's just a good park. I've enjoyed every visit I've had there and they have a ton more stuff now. (Last time I was there SoB was still around.)

After that, I would wade over to Pennsylvania and go to HersheyPark (perhaps my favorite park of all) or Kennywood. Since I said that HP might be my favorite overall, you can guess that I'd say it's 'better' than KW. However, the biggest 'plus' to KW is that it would present a pretty stark difference to CP. While CP is also a 'traditional' park, I think KW really held on to those roots better. Rides like the Turtle, Kangaroo, Jack Rabbit (sensing an animal theme...), bayern kurve are experiences you'd be hard pressed to find elsewhere.

Of course, if money is no object, I would also choose Disney, specifically Walt Disney World, over all of them. They are just so good at what they do. Unless you're concerned about cash, you'd have to be a picky MF'er to have an entire day's worth of complaints. I've had bad *days* at parks, but I cant imagine it happening at Disney. A bad moment, sure, but not a day.


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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 1:53 PM

Concrete Enchilada said:

X2 at Magic Mountain fits all of the above; tall, fast and "extreme". They have a great collection of other tall, fast and extreme coasters as well. But, X2 stands out as it redefines "extreme" anywhere in the U.S. One of the rare coasters I wouldn't ride again, not for the roughness, but the extreme and chaotic nature of this coaster.

I agree, except I absolutely loved it and can't wait to get back and ride it again someday. I know many folks don't care for it, but it is the first coaster in a long time that truly left me speechless at the end with its intensity.

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