25 yrs wedding anniversary across america rollercoaster trip
hi me and my wife are planning an across America roadtrip in a camper van, doing as many theme parks as possible along the way.i am in the planning stages and would love any ideas on parks that we should do as we go across America?
so starting suggestions and any help would be great
Might suggest starting with the URC Theme Park Map accessible from the home page. Map out a general route from wherever you live and ending in Florida and then see what is along the way. Of course, what you pick will largely depend on what you like.
I haven't been to very many parks. But no coaster trip would be complete without a stop at Cedar Point. And Kings Island and Canada's Wonderland are only 3 and 5 hours away, respectively, and both well worth a stop. New York has Great Escape and Darien Lake. New England has Santa's Village, Story Land, Canobie Lake, and SF New England. Pennsylvania has a wealth of great parks, including (but not limited to) Kennywood, Hershey, Knoebel's, and Dorney. As you are heading down to Florida, you will be going by SF Great Adventure, SF America, King's Dominion, Busch Gardens, Carowinds, and Dollywood. Of course, Florida is home to many as well. And I have only listed the major parks. There are literally dozens of smaller gems scattered along that route.
Seems you need to pick a few must-see places and let that define your route. And then I'm sure the contributors on this forum would be happy to help you fill in some of the space between them.
Honeymoon was in orlando so just want to end the trip back where it started looking for as much fun inbetween.
So thanks for info time to get plotting my route
Wain and Rachel
How about as a starting point, plan on flying into Florida, heading west to Texas, then north through Missouri and to the Great Lakes, working your way east through Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, New York, and Ontario, then working south through Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, the Carolina's, Tennessee, Georgia, and back to Florida. With a general loop like that, you could start putting together a list of parks along the route, and I bet it would be pretty impressive.
While California has some great parks, getting to them adds a lot of driving. And other than maybe X2 at Magic Mountain, I'm not sure that they have anything that is totally unique. My disclaimer is that I haven't been to any of the west coast parks since the 80's, so hopefully some more experienced theme park travelers will correct me if I'm way off.
Oh, another consideration is the time of year. The northern parks (including must-see's like Cedar Point) are all seasonal and will only operate on weekends through spring and fall, and closed during the winter. So this is a late June-July-August trip. Should plan on hitting the big parks on weekdays or buying a line-cutting pass.
It is fun to think about such a trip. Pretty certain I'll never take such a trip in the US. But would love to do an ACE European tour some day.
That detail is very important if you're seeking advice from us.
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