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What 5 Parks Do You Wish Were Closer To You?

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:17 pm
by Paul Drabek
While texting Greg the other day while he was at Silver Dollar City I said that I really wished that it was a lot closer to me as I'd love to be able to hop in the car and in a short span of time get there. That got me thinking which 5 parks do I wish were closer to me.

Here is my list:

1. Silver Dollar City - I need to have Outlaw Run close to me!
2. Knoebels - It would be awesome to have chicken fries, birch beer, the Phoenix, Flyers and a Fascination Parlor close by.
3. Canada's Wonderland - Leviathan and what is the best park in the Cedar Fair chain. Yes it has three horrible rides but the rest of the park is so great.
4. The Magic Kingdom - I'd love to be able to hit the classics like the Tiki Room, Jungle Cruise, Haunted Mansion, Space Mountain and BTMRR in an afternoon.
5. Six Flags Over Georgia - Mindbender and Goliath, enough said.

What 5 parks do you need to have nearby?

Re: What 5 Parks Do You Wish Were Closer To You?

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:37 pm
by bratman
outside of my home park (Canada's Wonderland - good choice, Paul) :

Dollywood (I was just talking about this the other day!)
Knoebels (bumper cars, flying skooters, and the Phoenix. Where do I sign up?)
SFOG (my favourite Six Flags park - always great ACE events, and I love Goliath and Mindbender)
Galaxyland (never been there, but it would be great to have a year round indoor park near me, and hey who does not love year round access to a Schwartzkopf?)
Kings Island (my favourite non-CW Cedar Fair park. That park introduced me to the world of being an enthusiast)

Re: What 5 Parks Do You Wish Were Closer To You?

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:37 pm
by johnny.ink
1. Knoebel's
2. Canda's Wonderland
3. Cedar Point
4. Silver Dollar City
5. Great Adventure - Not the best park, but has a lot of cool rides.

Re: What 5 Parks Do You Wish Were Closer To You?

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:17 am
by Sora
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Knoebels' Grove
Strickers' Grove
Rye Playland
Belmont Park

Re: What 5 Parks Do You Wish Were Closer To You?

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:50 am
by michaellynn4
Home park - SFGAdv

Holiday World
Dollywood
Cedar Point
SDC
SFGAm

Honorable mention: Kings Dominion (especially after the retro-infusion from the 40th anniversay preparations this year)

Re: What 5 Parks Do You Wish Were Closer To You?

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:58 am
by Paul Drabek
I am curious how cool KD is going to look with all of that retro theming coming back in. I just wish SFGAM would bring back the pool of blood, jets of blood and the original Demon's logo with the drain pipe, smoke and eyes.

Re: What 5 Parks Do You Wish Were Closer To You?

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:19 pm
by ahoffman50
Holiday World!

Just kidding... can't get much closer than a half hour away...

Animal Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
Cedar Point
Dollywood
Silver Dollar City

Re: What 5 Parks Do You Wish Were Closer To You?

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:01 pm
by Paul Drabek
ahoffman50 wrote:Holiday World!

Just kidding... can't get much closer than a half hour away
Or close enough to score a few rides and pizza during your lunch break at work. ;-)

Re: What 5 Parks Do You Wish Were Closer To You?

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:15 pm
by Greg
Knoebels
Kennywood
Hershey
EPCOT
BGW

I should just move to PA. It's easily my favorite coaster state.

Re: What 5 Parks Do You Wish Were Closer To You?

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:52 pm
by Paul Drabek
Greg wrote:
EPCOT
EPCOT wold be awesome to have near by for the food and beverages. Dark beer :beer: Shot Light Beer

Re: What 5 Parks Do You Wish Were Closer To You?

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:09 pm
by Greg
EPCOT wold be awesome to have near by for the food and beverages.
Top
Exactly!

Re: What 5 Parks Do You Wish Were Closer To You?

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:25 pm
by Paul Drabek
One of these years Greg I would love to tackle the "Around the World" challenge with you. Heck that would be an amazing Negative-G day. We should make this happen some day.

Re: What 5 Parks Do You Wish Were Closer To You?

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:48 pm
by Vonni
Ok for me I would have to go with:

BGT
SFOG
SDC
DW
HW

But those are just Parks I've already been to. I have a long list of Parks I've yet to hit.

Re: What 5 Parks Do You Wish Were Closer To You?

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:40 pm
by mikeau98
Phantasialand
Liseberg
Europa Park
BGW
Knoebels