Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:54 AM
I know its a little early, but will there be a BeastBuzz at KI this year? And any idea when it might be? I am planning events this summer and my sons and I don't want to miss out this year. Especially after last years non event.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:19 AM
Probably not, unless KI approaches us first. I think they canned the sales guy I worked with, so who knows.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 2:52 PM
The irony of BeastBuzz ending right after I move to the SW Ohio area is one I don't enjoy.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 3:26 PM
It's all Gonch's fault...
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 3:27 PM
^^Substitute NW for SW and you have my irony.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 4:37 PM
Toledo sucks. It's close to Detroit. ;)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9:33 PM
Certainly kicks Cleveland's #$%. Im closer to KI, HW and all parks west, have a direct interstate south (75 to KY/Tenn,) and am still still only a days drive away from most PA parks ;).
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:24 AM
BeastBuzz was always my favorite event. I guess BooBuzz kind of replaced it, in a way.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 6:14 AM
Jeff, Any chance you can approach them first and find out if it is a possibility? I know many people REALLY enjoy this event and would seriously miss it if it is gone..... :-(
Please let us know
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:24 AM
Toledo is 20 miles closer to Holiday World, Kings Island, and everything else south of there than me. I'll take Cleveland, thanks. Plus I'm under two hours to Kennywood. Toledo still sucks. :)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:46 AM
Toledo and Cleveland both suck right now. You two can argue which parks you are closer to that are currently closed. :)
Florida and going to parks anytime of the year is where it's at. :)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:42 PM
Way to use the miles there Jeff, but the question is how much time does it take you to get to HW or KI. Looking at Google it appears that you are 40 min further away from KI (making it a 3 hr 40 min drive, which to me is past a day trip range) and HW (not that it matters at that point 6 hrs, and 6:40 doesnt make much difference.)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:58 PM
Are you guys really debating about Toledo vs Cleveland? What happened to the traditional off season crap? ;)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1:15 PM
Saturday night in Toledo, Ohio, is like being nowhere at all
All through the day; how the hours rush by
You sit in the park and you watch the grass die
Ah, but after the sunset, the dusk and the twilight
When shadows of night start to fall
They roll back the sidewalks precisely at ten
And people who live there are not seen again
Just two lonely truckers from Great Falls, Montana
And a salesman from places unknown - ces unknown
Oh, add all together in downtown Toledo
To spend their big night all alone
You ask how I know of Toledo, Ohio
Well, I spent a week there one day
They've got entertainment to dazzle your eyes
Go visit the bakery and watch the buns rise
Ah, but let's not forget that the folks of Toledo
Unselfishly gave us the scales
No springs, honest weight, that's the promise they made
So smile and be thankful next time you get weighed
And wive and wet wive
Let this be our motto
Let's let the sleeping dogs lie - ping dogs lie
And here's to the dogs of Toledo, Ohio
Ladies, we bid you goodbye
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1:19 PM
Nice John Denver reference. :)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:17 PM
Looking at Google it appears that you are 40 min further away from KI (making it a 3 hr 40 min drive, which to me is past a day trip range)
LOL! I once made it from the Snow Road interchange (Just south of Cleveland, close to the airport) to Kings Island in 2 hours and 50 minutes. There were four of us. The two in the back fell asleep and my buddy and I just yapped. We hit the freeway at 5AM and got off of it at 7:50AM. How did this happen? Well I was paying absolutely no attention to my speed while we were yapping. We made no stops at all, there was almost no traffic and I looked down at my speedometer south of Columbus and realized I was doing 85 miles an hour. Thankfully, McDonalds was open for breakfast, we couldn't even get into the parking lot at 7:50AM!!!!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:08 PM
It has never taken me more than three hours to get to KI. Holiday World is generally five and a half, and that's hitting rush hour in Columbus, Cincinnati or Louisville.
Toledo sucks because it's Toledo. It could be next door to Disney World and it would still suck. I'm not saying Cleveland is that much of a gem, but at least it's not Toledo.
I wish I didn't know the John Denver thing.
Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:52 AM
And you can say Toledo sucks, but guess what? Cleveland sucks when compared to Chicago.
But hey, you want to rub eachother when it comes to being closer to parks, being in Chicago has a alot of destinations and the fact that Chicago just kicks ass in general. Your two little towns don't hold a candle.
Thursday, February 14, 2008 3:12 AM
Yeah but Chicago has the dreaded Dan Ryan Expressway, so you gotta lose a few cool points for that alone. ;)
*** Edited 2/14/2008 8:15:28 AM UTC by Sean Menefee***
Thursday, February 14, 2008 5:51 AM
^Exactly, Chicago is fantastic except when it stands between me and home (WI) and it truly sucks when its Thanksgiving week.
I did the whole living in a big city thing (DC) and while it was fun, I don't care to do it again. I hate, hate, planing my day based on when I will be able to get from point A to B without spending hours on the road stuck in traffic.
Also, Toledo doesn't pretend to be a big city. Its a good size for me, and while downtown is not good there are plenty of places that are. The fact that its a day trip away from my favorite amusement park, one of my top ten theme parks and my alma mater and is still less then a day away from WI is also a huge perk. So is the living expenses. And Chicago is 4 hours away, I get to enjoy it when I go there to visit.