Published: November 13, 2008 at 1:14 PMSounds like a great article to read if you have no idea where to start on booking your theme park vacation! Also, BGE has Virginia Beach about 1 hour away.
Published: November 13, 2008 at 3:12 PMI've been to several parks around the country, but there are a few that I haven't been to or would like to revisit. I think that my ideal theme park vacation, given that money is no object, is to go off the beaten path to Orlando and take an RV tour of the midwest/new england/east coast parks. There are several small operations in PA and NY with historical significance, and a lot of larger chain parks surrounding them. I would go as west as Holiday World in Indiana, as north as Mass, as east as the ocean, and as south as Dollywood. Lots of places to visit within that radius, and it would likely take a couple of months to do such a thing, but who cares.
Published: November 14, 2008 at 6:32 AMFor kids, don't forget King's Island in Cincy with their top rated kid's area for the past several years. Tons of Nickelodeon stuff and a nice water park. Very affordable trip plus Cincy has tons of museums, a great zoo, the river front parks and dining, plus Red's baseball on the river front in the spring-summer-fall.
Published: November 14, 2008 at 10:31 AMAs a coaster fan, Cedar Point would be my first choice as you've suggested. If I get the chance to go, I'd also hit up King's Island. The state of Pennsylvania is also high on my "GO TO" list for "coasterpark" touring.
Although I love coasters, theming does play a big part of
what I look for in a destination. You could put the world's best rollercoaster in a parking lot, but without the theming, a variety of other rides (water, dark, drop etc.) sights, smells and overall atmosphere, I wouldn't go out of my way to visit. That being said, visiting Coney Island to ride the Cyclone would be an awesome destination as New York city probably has something to appeal to anyone's tastes.
As long as we're dreaming for free here, I'd consider adding a sporting event or two in the mix as I'm a big sports fan and love the feel of the "new" stadium/arena experience.
Published: November 14, 2008 at 1:01 PMHoliday World is fun!!! Free suntan lotion, free drinks, free parking!!!
Published: November 15, 2008 at 8:44 AMDream vacation? A week at WDW, then sail across the Atlantic and into the Med on Disney Magic. Catch the TGV train on the French Riviera to Paris, then out to Disneyland Paris for a week. Take the Orient Express across Europe and Asia to Hong Kong, spend a few days at Disneyland Hong Kong, then take a Chinese junk to Tokyo for Disneyland Tokyo. Then put me on the Disney Wonder for a Wonder-ful trans-Pacific crossing to Long Beach, where I'd wind up my global Disney circumnavigation with a three-day visit to the original Disneyland and California Adventure.
Is it possible? Not today. But if they're reading...what a great adventure, eh?