Thursday, May 4, 2006 12:16 AM
Am planning on doing the Coaster Mayhem event on May 20 @ Worlds of Fun.
Any suggestions on other parks that can be hit either the day before or the day after. . .? I'm driving from Cincy to Kansas City and I realize that there are a lot of options in between those two cities. . .
What say you, coasterbuzzers?
Hope everybody has been doing great. Been away from the board for a little while. . .looking forward to seeing everybody at the BIG EVENT Memorial Day Weekend. . .
Thursday, May 4, 2006 12:57 AM
Adventureland on Sunday? SFStL on Sunday? Holiday World on Sunday?
Not sure if I'm going yet.
Thursday, May 4, 2006 1:04 AM
You forgot to mention Silver Dollar City or Celebration City (CC is only $20 to get in with free go-carts) in nearby Branson, MO
Silver Dollar City Fetures a Multi Looping Beemer known as WildFire and a S&S Air Launch Coaster known as Powder Keg which uses sections of the old Buzzsaw Falls ride.
Celebraiton City features a nightly laser show, Ozark Wildcat - A World-Class GCI woodie, Free Go-Carts, Free Mini Golf, and Flyers.
If I were you I would visit these parks on the Sunday after Coaster Mayhem. These parks are a blast. *** Edited 5/4/2006 5:12:24 AM UTC by Sawblade5***
Thursday, May 4, 2006 8:15 AM
Branson is a little out of the way for the return trip though (as is Adventureland probably). But if they're in no hurry to get back to Ohio, why not. :)
Thursday, May 4, 2006 8:20 AM
Adventureland is about 3 hours north of KC, not sure what Branson is but I would echo what AV said.
Thursday, May 4, 2006 10:09 AM
It is about 3-3.5 hours to from WOF to SDC. Depending on when you hit traffic. It is pretty much 4-lane the entire way as well.
Thursday, May 4, 2006 11:13 AM
I'm guessing Barry will be coming in along I-64 to I-70, so he might want to stick to parks close to that path. *** Edited 5/4/2006 3:13:47 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***
Thursday, May 4, 2006 12:12 PM
I'm thinking that the SDC/Branson thing is going to be far too adventurous even for a dedicated Road Warrior like myself. As much as I LOVE SDC and CC, I just don't think it is possible.
Acoustic is right. I'll be travelling along the I-64 corridor and we all know what that passes. . .Santa Claus, so I might just have to do a Sunday double of SFSL and HW, though doesn't HW close early (6 or 7 pm) almost all the time?
That would certainly provide a nice PREVIEW of what is coming the following weekend.
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Getting excited about coaster season getting started. . .
Thursday, May 4, 2006 12:19 PM
Yeah, you probably won't make it to HW in time for much. Stop at SFStL. Then maybe you can hit SFKK on the way back.
Thursday, May 4, 2006 3:34 PM
STOP will be open by then as well
Thursday, May 4, 2006 4:24 PM
That's the Superman Tower of Power Intamin drop tower in case you're not up to date on thy acronyms. ;) *** Edited 5/5/2006 2:33:44 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***
Friday, May 5, 2006 10:24 AM
A drop tour, huh? sounds interesting. ;)
Friday, May 5, 2006 10:35 AM
Heh. Bad Matt. BAD MATT!
Friday, May 5, 2006 11:52 AM
sour, flour, dour, tour....what's the difference, as long as they rhyme... ;)
Friday, May 5, 2006 3:11 PM
That's stretching it... tour and tower don't really rhyme that well. :)
Friday, May 5, 2006 3:17 PM
I have to admit that, while I was appreciative of Acoustic's info, I was a tad confused by the tour. Still, I thought it might be interesting to take one. . .
Friday, May 5, 2006 6:14 PM
Off topic, but I want to go on a drop tour of Disney's Tower of Terror to see how everything works as I love that ride...