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Looking for tips for SFGADV/Kennywood/Knoebels

Im going to Kennywood/Six Flags Great Adventure/Knoebels for the 1st time in the next week and im looking for any tips/advice/suggestions to get the most out of my time at the parks.

From Robert OGrosky
Posted June 15, 2011 at 1:31 PM
Im going to Kennywood/Six Flags Great Adventure/Knoebels for the 1st time in the next week and im looking for any tips/advice/suggestions to get the most out of my time at the parks. And advice on strategies to get in the most rides/where to eat would be great, and is flashpass needed at SFGADV to get on all the coasters, we will be going on a non firday/saturday.


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From Carrie Hood
Posted June 15, 2011 at 3:00 PM
Knoebels is awesome, you can either purchase the all day ride ticket or smaller tickets. Frankly, if your going to want to ride everything just spend the little extra and get the "unlimited ride" band. Trust me, your going to want it! I blow more tickets playing on their carousel then the coasters, it still has the rings you can catch!

Kennywood, well frankly the earlier you get in the gate the better. Double this if it's a weekend, your safer with Tues-Thursdays since the biggest crowds are Fri-Monday. Also the earlier you get there the faster you can hit Skyrocket, which always has the longest line in the park being newest. The other biggest lines are often: Exterminator, Aero 360, Ghostwood Manor and Raging Rapids. As of a week and a half ago, schools where still having picnics but the crowds where decent. We only waited about 25 minutes for Phantom and less for the other coasters, minus Skyrocket which naturally had a 2 hour line.

...also don't forget the Potato Patch Fries! It's a tradition!

From Mike Gallagher
Posted June 15, 2011 at 6:45 PM
Follow Carrie's P.O.P suggestion for Knoebels, but if you're a coaster guy, it's a few bucks more to include the woodies, of which Twister is my preference. You also get to look at Flying Turns at no cost to you.

What Day will you be at Great Adventure? I'll be there this Sunday and next Wednesday. If you're there on a weekday you may not need the FlashPass, depending on the school/camp bus traffic. Pretty unpredictable. You're coming from quite a distance, so FP may be worth getting if you only have one day at the park. The crowd pattern has changed slightly with the opening of the "NEW" Green Lantern. GL, Superman:Ultimate Flight, and Kingda Ka are all to the left and within shouting distance of each other. The lines build quickly and remain constant. I often end up skipping KK and Supes if the wait is more thn 30 minutes. El Toro's and Nitro's lines will be longer in the afternoon. Bizarro hasn't seen bad crowds on my three visits this year. Dark Knight is one of my least favorite rides, but the air-conditioned pre-show is the best thing about it. Crowds have dwindled there too. Have a great time..you're visiting three parks I love to death!

From Robert OGrosky
Posted June 16, 2011 at 10:09 AM
We are coming from Milwaukee Wisc. so I don't know when we will return so I guess the flashpass may be a good idea?? We are planning on going to the park on Sun, at my local SF park-Six Flag great America Sundays aren't usually too bad.
We are looking forward to Knoebel's , and thanks for the tips!!

From Mike Gallagher
Posted June 16, 2011 at 12:20 PM
I'll be there THIS Sunday, the 19th. Maybe you meant the FOLLOWING Sunday. But if you're there THIS weekend, look for the fat bald guy with the thin redhead! We should be there at opening. I'm hoping for a light crowd as people do Dad-centric things for Fathers Day, but that may be wishful thinking on my part.

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