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Old 11-09-2010, 02:49 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Despite having never been there, I don't think there's much discussion when it comes to best as far as thrill rides - Cedar Point has to take the cake. My kids are dying to go there.

I'd like to go to Kennywood, was in Pgh last weekend and it had just closed. I like the "old time" amusement parks, and Kennywood seems to fit that bill. Knoebels in PA also is great for that atmosphere.
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Old 11-09-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Cedar Point. Rated best amusement park in the world 12 years in a row!
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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Rankings are great but if we let attendance speak for itself then out of the 16 most visited parks in the World, 7 of theme are in Orlando. Actually the only other park in the United States that cracks the top 16 is Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Besides that, it's the Disney's and Universal's in other countries with the exception of a few other outliers. I'd say Orlando has the theme park market on lock and Disney & Universal are the King and Queen. As for Cedar Point & Cedar Fair, I love love love CP. Too bad it isn't open year round. I think Cedar Fair missed the boat on a year round park in Orlando, now the Baker Group or something like that is trying to build a 70 acre park on I-drive with thrill rides like Top Thrill and Millenium Force that will need FAA approval
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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I think if I had young kids (10 and under), disney would top list but for young adults/adults cedar point is the best with an honorable mention to Busch Gardens-Tampa. I'll never forget when my parents took us to Disneyworld when my sister and I were 12 and 14. Boy did we think it was lame. My parents were so PO'd when we wanted to leave and go back to Busch Gardens.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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I think if I had young kids (10 and under), disney would top list but for young adults/adults cedar point is the best with an honorable mention to Busch Gardens-Tampa. I'll never forget when my parents took us to Disneyworld when my sister and I were 12 and 14. Boy did we think it was lame. My parents were so PO'd when we wanted to leave and go back to Busch Gardens.
That's how I feel about all of Disney's parks. Every time I get dragged there by a friend or a visiting relative, I can't help but ask, why can't we just go the BG?
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Six Flags Great Adventure and Hershey Park:

Six Flags Great Adventure

Official Website For Hersheypark, Located In Hershey, PA
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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WOW! Thought provoking opening post.....that seems to have taken a great deal of time.......what's your opinion????

My pick is Hershey Park because as the park expands with new rides etc....all of the older sections and rides are maintained as they were originally conceived; everything is integrated together in a respectful fashion.....including keeping trees, streams and other landmarks intact..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv6Ir9TeUxQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY9tn82eyts

LET's not forget the CHOCOLATE...LOL>>>>>


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkgFFtWSpYc
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:08 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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WOW! Thought provoking opening post.....that seems to have taken a great deal of time.......what's your opinion????

My pick is Hershey Park because as the park expands with new rides etc....all of the older sections and rides are maintained as they were originally conceived; everything is integrated together in a respectful fashion.....including keeping trees, streams and other landmarks intact..


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv6Ir9TeUxQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY9tn82eyts

LET's not forget the CHOCOLATE...LOL>>>>>


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkgFFtWSpYc
Hey, its very self explanatory!

The best one I've been to was six flags great America in gurne IL about 40 miles north of Chicago. Ive been there about 4 times

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb8mDY5RD1Q


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2lzojoLO4E
^lmao


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fwq4...eature=related

^This ride is old and bumpy so it feels like its going to break lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R6MbNynyRI
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:38 AM
 
Location: DC
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kings dominion in Virginia is pretty good. I'd say its the second best park i've been to behind Great Adventure in NJ
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg is one of the best themed parks I've been to (even better than Disney in Orlando). The rides are awesome too.

The amusment parks in Texas suck; we need more. I got tired of going to Sixflags over Texas and Fiesta Texas.
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