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Hersheypark: What other good parks occupy the area?

From Greg Bark
Posted April 13, 2009 at 3:47 PM
I will be heading to Chambersburg, PA for a relative's wedding this August. Chambersburg is very close to Hersheypark, but after my crappy experience last time with terrible employees, I have no intention of returning any time soon. So now comes the question: are there any good parks in that area within, say, a 3 1/2 hour drive? All and any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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From James Rao
Posted April 13, 2009 at 6:54 PM
Knoebels - 40 miles
Dorney - 60 miles
SF America - 95 miles

180 - 210 miles out you have Kennywood, King's Dominion, and Busch Gardens Virginia.

Plenty to choose from. But I would give HP another chance. Don't let one bad trip ruin it for you. If they blow it a second time, then boycott the park for sure!

From John Jackson
Posted April 13, 2009 at 7:21 PM
If you haven't visited Knoebels, do yourself a favor and do so. I will go hours out of my way to visit any chance I get.

From Eli Katzman
Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:44 PM
Yeah, the 3 that James recommended, I would also recommend. Also, just like James said- GIVE HERSHEY ANOTHER CHANCE! I assume you only went once, because of how affected you were with the employees from what you said. So, please, try again sometime in the next couple years! I'm certainly going another 2-3 times this year!

From Ian Kampert
Posted April 16, 2009 at 12:47 PM
Hersheypark is my home park, and to me the employees have always been quite pleasant. The new Intamin Fahrenheit is excellent, and the new wave pool looks promising. I strongly advise you to go to Hershey, but if you're completely against the idea, Dorney is always a good option. Knoebels is a fantastic little park with an americana theme. It has 2 fabulous woodies, and a flying turns. Have fun, wherever you go!

From christian giovannini
Posted May 29, 2009 at 7:18 PM
dorney is fun. but Guve hp a nother chance. i went every summer for the past five yrs and nothing went wron

From Dan Maher
Posted May 29, 2009 at 8:20 PM
Hersheypark is great, but I like Knoebels and Dorney too. Dorney has 3 or 4 really good steel roller coasters, but Knoebels has two great wooden roller coasters and an amazing haunted house. I would say give Hershey another chance or try the other two.

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