Where should my coaster trip be?

Friday, July 26, 2002 4:39 PM

Well, I have been trying for a while to plan a coaster trip, and I need your input.

Okay, I have a good chance of being able to do PKI and Cedar Point, maybe SFWoA. Would WoA be worth the extra money and driving times?

The other option is Magic Mountain and Knotts, since we have family in LA and SanDiego. Now if I do Ohio, I probably won;t be able to do California, and vice versa. Which should I choose?

Also, how far is SFoT fron New Orleans, and how far is SFFT from SFoT (or which of the two parks is closer to New Orleans?).

Whew, I'm done!

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Friday, July 26, 2002 4:45 PM
You can do whatever you want to do. You can experience a giga on the Ohio one and you might Xperience X on the California one. ALso Xcelerator. I would to the Cali one because I have alrasy done Cedar Point and SFwoa.

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Friday, July 26, 2002 5:19 PM
Last year I did CP, SFWOA, and PKI. And this year I've been to SFMM and am going to Knotts in a few weeks. I would go to Ohio since you can hit three very good parks. Magic Mountain was a dissapointment and chances are X will be closed. CP and PKI lived up to there expectations and SFWOA was also fun and is worth the extra day for a visit. If you are driving from PKI to CP or vice versa SFWOA isn't that far out of the way. I can help you more once I get back from my trip to Knotts.

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Friday, July 26, 2002 5:37 PM

mindbender2001 said:

Also, how far is SFoT fron New Orleans, and how far is SFFT from SFoT (or which of the two parks is closer to New Orleans?).



Well, Mapquest says:

NO to Arlington - 541.6 miles or 9 hours, 19 minutes.

NO to SA - 543.51 miles or 9 hours, 13 minutes

Arlington to SA (or the other way around) - 277.68 miles or 4 hours, 54 minutes

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Friday, July 26, 2002 5:56 PM

I'd would go with SFMM and Knott's because you actually get very good value. I mean you get to ride Riddler's Revenge, Batman: The Ride, Deja Vu, Goliath, Colossus, Ninja, Viper, Superman: The Escape, and possibly X which could open as soon as the July 31st. Then at Knott's you can ride Xcelerator, Supreme Scream, Ghostrider, Perilous Plunge, and many other great flats and rides. SFMM and Knott's will not disappoint you. Plus, if you have the time you can go to Disneyland and California Adventure which are both great parks.

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Friday, July 26, 2002 6:22 PM
Thanks for your help, I'm really hoping that I can get MM and KBF in on a family trip and do Ohio spearately...you never know!
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Friday, July 26, 2002 7:38 PM
Hey, if you happen to go on the Ohio one, make sure you also hit Lesourdsville Lake (about 1/2 hour from PKI)

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Saturday, July 27, 2002 7:50 AM
i'd go to ohio. you get better value.
millenium force, wicked twister, raptor, mantis, villan, superman ultimate escape, big dipper(awsome), x flight, beast, son of beast, outer limits, magnum, face off, and a sick coaster in batman knight flight(so so good)

also every ride will most likely be open in ohio.

unlike cali, ohio has good wood as well as good steel. more then one of each. unlike cali.

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Saturday, July 27, 2002 8:20 AM

I'd say go to Ohio. I just went on my California trip and it was a little dissapointing. Still fun in all respect but at the same time dissapointing because I had high expectations of Sfmm. Both X and Xcelerator were both closed so I was pretty bumbed out about that.

Are you going on your trip next year?? Because if you are then I would definately say Ohio. Cedar Point has rumors of a rocket coaster which would be the tallest and fastest in the park. Sfwoa is going to get it's new hyper coaster next year so I'd really look foward to that. Kings Island I don't know about though, they have some rumors but I don't know how true they are. I seriously dought Knotts or Sfmm get new coasters (with the exception of the rumored invert going to knotts.) Well good luck on picking which trip or being able to do both!!

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Saturday, July 27, 2002 9:49 AM
The invert is supposed to come in 2004, most likely Jan, when the GM announced the importance of the month.

I would just head to SFMM and Knotts on a Family trip. They are open year round (well..SFMM is only open weekends..but KBF is open everyday except Dec. 25th). Knotts is less than 80 minutes away from San Diego (less than 60 in north county), with SFMM about 2 1/2 hours away with all the traffic (there is less traffic to KBF and a recently expanded highway w/carpool lanes). Xcelerator is running just fine now opposed to some people's bad luck. X is supposedly about to reopen next month. Go visit for the family and at least make it out to KBF (it is so close) and maybe DLR (it's 5 minutes closer).

I would definately head to Ohio next summer since SFWOA and PKI are both opening new rides.

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Saturday, July 27, 2002 11:37 AM

mindbender2001 said:

Okay, I have a good chance of being able to do PKI and Cedar Point, maybe SFWoA. Would WoA be worth the extra money and driving times?



If you're heading to PKI, you might want to make the trip to HW, trust me, you'll be sad if you missed your chance to get here. You could start off in Cleveland with SFWoA, head to CP, then PKI, and make a short trip to HW. That'd be the best choice of the options you have.

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Saturday, July 27, 2002 4:51 PM
If you are going to be in the Ohio vicinity, you may want to consider including Kennywood or Holiday World. Both are amoung the very best parks.
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Saturday, July 27, 2002 9:47 PM

I still say go with California, you have our great weather. And in San Diego you have 4 attractions in the vicinity that you can visit. Sea World, a very fun place to visit to with many animals and interatic encounters, Legoland, although not for the adult thrillseekers it does have some amazing sculptures and scenery made completely from Legos, the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park where you can watch many animals in one of the best zoos in America. In Palm Springs (if you can get out there), you have the Oasis waterpark which doesnt have a lot of attractions, but the ones that it does have are awesome. Also in Palm Springs you have the Aerial Tramway which is a great stop. This suspended tram rotates 360 degrees while going up, about two or threes miles to the top of mountain. There you can hike and explore the San Jacinto Mountain, and watch many animals in their natural habitat, the view from up their is outstanding. And if you freeze easily you may want to bring a jacket because the temperature at the top of the mountain drops about 20 degrees from the temperature at the bottom. Plus, in San Diego you have the famous Belmont Park with the Giant Dipper. You can also check out some of the great beaches like Santa Monica Beach, Long Beach, Hunington Beach, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Laguna Beach, Carlsbad Beach, and Venice Beach and no there are not nude girls on this beach ;).

I just wanted to show you there is a lot more to do in California other than theme parks.

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Saturday, July 27, 2002 10:15 PM
Legoland is very nice, and during the spring there are acres and acres of very colorful flowers up on a hill to walk around. There's alsoa premium outlet store near it. The zoo and s.d. wild animal park are great too. the s.d. wild animal park is very hot though. Sea world's also cool but not worth the price yet.
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Sunday, July 28, 2002 12:36 AM

I hope it isn't selfish, but i'd like to ask a question aswell and i hope i won't change the whole topic for you mindbender... As some of you know, i live in Europe. I've never been to the States before. I'm saving up some money to do a coastertour. I know the the whole of the US is way too large to visit all the important parks, but could you guys point out which area is the best to visit if one wants to ride as many famous coasters possible. Now keep this in mind: the trip would last for let's say two to three weeks, i'm willing to fly to another part of the US one time (don't have much cash) adn i'm a complete steel rollercoasterfan. So don't mind missing some classis woodies. By the way, i don't have a drivers license...

Any suggestions on the area and parks?

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*** This post was edited by Helios on 7/28/2002. ***

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 12:52 AM
Well, there are many famous coasters in Ohio (Millenium Force, Raptor, etc.) but I'd refer you to California because they have X, Xcelerator, Ghostrider, Perilous Plunge, Montezooma's Revenge, Riddler's Revenge, Superman: The Escape, Deja Vu, Batman: The Ride, Medusa, V2, Roar, Top Gun, and Stealth which are all pretty known coasters. I was suggest California first because it is also more scenic than other states with it's famous beaches and the world renown Disneyland, I'm sure you would love Disneyland.Plus it's great weather.
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Monday, July 29, 2002 3:46 PM

to helios. all along the east coast would be best for steel.

if you cant move around alot(say no more then like 100 miles) either florida ( 6 world class steel and a world class wooden) or somewhere in cali or penns

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Monday, July 29, 2002 4:43 PM
Orlando would be great for you. There are a lot of good steel coasters in the Tampa/ orlando region (a 60 mile trip between the 2) and you could go to Busch Gardens Tampa for a day by renting a car (you're old enough to rent one from dollar and it costs about 30 bucks or so). Sea World, DW, and USF are all within minutes of each other and there are shuttles.

If not Orlando, maybe Southern California.

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Monday, July 29, 2002 5:38 PM

Osaka and Kobe, Japan. Just a walk in Tokyo's airport is a roller coaster. Yeah, you probably wont get out to Japan, but I tell you that it's a better package than any USA will offer in terms of amusement parks. You'll find the world's greatest theming there(from Space World to Disney Sea), the most intense coasters on the planet, and extreme coaster found nowhere else. I'll start with a 13 paragragh guide to Expoland................

Depends on what you are looking for, if your famous by the word classics, then you should take a trip to New England and the a few of the Northeast states by starting up with Six Flags New England,The Big E, and Lake Compounce.(remember only listing most important, Maine's classics, Canobie, Quassy, Storyland, and Salsbury don't cut it)

Travel down to NYC and go to Coney Island, and go a little out for Six Flags Great Adventure then drive down the coast hitting the many boardwalks like Wildwood.

Start driving through Pensylvania, take a stopat Hershey, they sweetest place on Earth(after Belgium ;) )Soon you'll drive down too Maryland where you'll find Six Flags America and stop by Washington D.C. as wel, take a girl over and walk through the F.D.R. Memorial. Go into Virginia and visit Paramount Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. That would probably some up a good east cost trip that should last for around two weeks.

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*** This post was edited by Vertigo on 7/29/2002. ***

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Monday, July 29, 2002 7:01 PM

I think SFWoA is worth the money. They have a good unique selection of rides, and the crowds aren't all that huge. You can ride X-Flight (a great flyer), B:KF (awesome floorless with a relatively short line), the Villain (lots of airtime), S:UE (first twisting impulse), and a couple of other fun coasters there. Also, the Big Dipper doesn't look all that great, but it is a really fun coaster.

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