Six Flags America, kings Dominion or kennywood
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From Steven D
Posted June 26, 2012 at 9:02 AM
I am visiting wv and the parks close to me are six flags america, kings dominon, and kennywood. Which one should I visit.
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It depends on where in West Virginia you are and what type of person you are. Kennywood (in Pittsburgh) is probably the closest from just about anywhere in West Virginia. It has some decent rides and a strong collection of coasters that includes the Thunderbolt, Jack Rabbit, Racer, Phantom's Revenge, and Sky Rocket. It's got a very classic look and feel that's straight out of Roller Coaster Tycoon.
Kings Dominion is a thrill park with some of the biggest and best roller coasters on the east coast like Intimidator 305, Volcano, Dominator, Rebel Yell, and Grizley. However, it's a little more than an hour south of DC, and even from southern West Virginia (Charleston), you'd be looking at 4-5+ hour drive.
Unless you already have a Six Flags season pass (meaning you don't have to buy a ticket), it's not worth going to Six Flags America over the other two. It's to the east of DC, so again depending on where you are in West Virginia would affect how long it would take to drive to the park. There's nothing special at the park that you can't experience somewhere else.
Kennywood is a special place, KD is really good and Six Flags America is the worst Six Flags park ever.
From steve lee
Posted June 26, 2012 at 7:40 PM
Don't forget Camden Park!
Okay, maybe forget Camden Park.
I grew up at Kennywood, it has a special place in my heart :) The Thunderbolt is still one of the best old woodies on the planet, and Phantom's Revenge is a solid mega coaster, with biggest drop on the 2nd hill. The newer Sky Rocket is a poor man's Maverick, it's a fun little ride. Jack Rabbit remains scary fun. It's also a national historic landmark as an original preserved trolley park; hit the old time Kennywood section for some nostalgia, and don't miss the Potato Patch fries if you go. Also, down the street from Kennywood is Sand Castle water park fwiw. All that said, KD is a very good park with newer more thrilling coasters and there's a good water park right there too.
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