Newb needs help on Family Park Road Trip
Hi there. Heading to Cedar Point from Toronto on August 5th with my two boys (11 and 9). We're also planning on heading to Busch Gardens in WV. I wanted to get in another great park in between the two or after Busch on our way back to Toronto. What park would you recommend that is a must for Amusement park enthusiasts around that area? Can only pick one as we only have about a week.
If you want to add a park, your best bet MAY be Kings Dominion, an hour or so from BG in Virginia. My favorite floorless, Dominator, and my overall favorite steel coaster, Intimidator 305, reside there. Although I like BG a lot, I think KD is a more well-rounded park, although not as picturesque.
I'm assuming you've been to Canada's Wonderland.
Have a great time South of the border!
*EDIT*..looks like Chris and I were replying at the same time, with the same idea. Great minds and all that nonsense. Hi, Chris!
* This post was modified at 7/31/14 5:31:30 PM *
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Will look into Kings Dominion.
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I haven't been to Kennywood but you're LITERALLY going to pass right by it. It's near Pittsburgh which is just shy of your halfway point on your trip to BGW.
Also, for you sons who liked themed stuff, Hershey Park is another nice option. It's a little further off your route but there is the cholocate factory tour, plus the park to enjoy.
I highly suggest both parks. I haven't been to Kennywood but hear it's a big park with some small park charm. I can say the same for Hershey. I really love Hershey Park's charm. It beats the atmosphere of six flags any day.
Kings Dominion is about an hour (I think) from BGW. KD is a great park and has the second most coasters out of the parks mentioned. (only behind CP) If you and your sons are all about coasters or want to ride a big variety, KD is the place for that. They have a launch coaster (volcano), indoor/dark (flight of fear), old wooden (rebel yell), floorless (dominator), racing wooden, and a 300ft tall monster in I-305, ect.
If you have a week, you could easily do 3-4 parks with some rest days.
Have a great time!
* This post was modified at 8/11/14 11:03:41 AM *
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