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Re: best Pa park?

Scott

Posted:
3/31/00 at
4:56:13 PM

thanks for all your help, i think im gonna do hershey the 1st time, just becuase it has the most coasters, and the only inverted coaster in PA, also, i want to see the factory, and all that good stuff, plus, i heard that the sell their chocolate products cheep up there, is this true? thanks again, Scott

Re: best Pa park? by PACOASTer at 3/31/00 5:17:15 PM

In the factory and the stores it's acually decent. The park's almost like an outlet, so the stuff may be a little old. But chocolate is chocolate, so who cares?

Re: best Pa park? by Loopin Larry at 4/1/00 8:38:43 AM

> In the factory and the stores it's acually
> decent. The park's almost like an outlet, so
> the stuff may be a little old. But chocolate
> is chocolate, so who cares?

Just a little clarification. The "factory" is actually a simulated tour ride called Hershey's Chocolate World. Nothing is made there except money. While the shops are nice and have been remodeled in the last year, the prices are not really cheaper than anywhere else. It is better to get your candy at Wal-Mart. Now none for this means that Chocolate isn't worth a visit. You do get a free sample of some product, usually Hershey's kisses, after the ride. Expect a long line for the tour ride during the summer, especially on weekends. For a shorter wait, try later in the day, like after 6PM, if CW is open later.

I'd certain recommend my hometown park. There is a good mix of the different elements that make a good theme park. And if coasters are all you like, you shouldn't be disappointed either. Try and find discount coupons at fast food restaurants either around home or after arriving in PA or for a "coasters only" tour try the sunset savings after 5PM. Full price of $30.95 is kind of pricey.

For pure thrill in PA, I'd vote for Steel Force at Dorney Park. They have cheaper admission either before the water park opens and also early in the season. The main problem with Dorney is that there isn't much more than Steel Force and the water park.

I don't think anyone has mentioned that this is to be the last year for Steel Phantom at Kennywood. Definitely worth a ride. IF you are ambitious, you might be able to take in Lakemont Park in Altoona and Kennywood in the same day. Neither, especially Lakemont requires a full day to see the highlights, but the return trip on the PA turnpike will probably seem like forever. If you don't like long drives, stick to Hersheypark, Knoebel's, and Dorney. Also consider the nearby Six Flags (Great Adventure and America).