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Dollywood: How are the ever-spiraling gas prices affecting your trips to the amusement parks this year?

From Eleanor Devereaux
Posted June 13, 2008 at 2:45 PM
In preparing for the upcoming familial reunion to Dollywood and the surrounding area, I've been going over budget amounts for different items, especially gas. I was wondering, as I input a new, higher amount for gas, how many (if any) of you have had to either shorten your stay or maybe not make as many trips to the amusement parks this summer? Has the gas prices affected your travel plans at all?

Thanks for your response(s).


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From Anthony Murphy
Posted June 13, 2008 at 9:21 PM
I think it all depends on how far away you live from the parks. I am lucky and live close enough to SFGA that I do not have to fill the tank every trip. If that was the case, I would probably stay a shorter time

From rafael g
Posted June 13, 2008 at 11:45 PM
no, i only live about 20 minutes from disney and knotts, so gas is only an extra 10-20 a trip. however, i am not going to vegas or tj as much as i use too, which is 2-3 hours, which is 50-60 more each way.

From Eli Katzman
Posted June 14, 2008 at 9:32 AM
um... the closest theme park i live near is SFA which is 30 minutes. But, I go to KD every early summer with my synogogue (I'm jewish). But, we won't be able to go this year because of gas, and the trip is close to 2 hours. I might be able to go later on my own, though.

From Betty Rohrer
Posted June 14, 2008 at 11:50 AM
gas prices have not changed my plans. trip i just got home did cost a lot more but did not change plans. i do have one more trip to Dollywood this season planned. i did miss one trip earlier this season but not getting off work was the reason not gas prices.

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