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Old 08-22-2014, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Even worse, most people in Michigan have never heard of the Great America amusement park north of Chicago.
Really? We always went there for school functions and stuff like that, it was basically the equivalent of "amusement park" for people in northern (and I'm sure throughout) Wisconsin. I didn't realize until I was an adult that it was just a regional thing.
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Really? We always went there for school functions and stuff like that, it was basically the equivalent of "amusement park" for people in northern (and I'm sure throughout) Wisconsin. I didn't realize until I was an adult that it was just a regional thing.
For most Michiganders it's much easier to get to Cedar Point.
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Old 08-22-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Pine Ridge, Florida
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I visited the Wisconsin Dells when I was living in South Florida. However, my family was originally from Chicago so I've heard of the Dells from them. After visiting the Wisconsin Dells I see it as a Gatlinburg of the Midwest due to the proliferation of the tourist-oriented businesses and "attractions".
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Old 08-22-2014, 05:48 PM
 
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Even worse, most people in Michigan have never heard of the Great America amusement park north of Chicago.
Why would someone in Michigan go to Great America? Most Michiganders live in Metro Detroit, and Chicago is a 6 hour drive from Metro Detroit, so Great America would probably be around 7.5 hours, including 1.5 hours of really bad traffic.

And then Cedar Point, a better park, is only 2 hours away from Detroit, with no real traffic issues the whole way.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:51 AM
 
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Why would someone in Michigan go to Great America? Most Michiganders live in Metro Detroit, and Chicago is a 6 hour drive from Metro Detroit, so Great America would probably be around 7.5 hours, including 1.5 hours of really bad traffic.

And then Cedar Point, a better park, is only 2 hours away from Detroit, with no real traffic issues the whole way.
Why would someone in Michigan drive to Disney World?
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Old 08-24-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I never heard of it until someone from Iowa told me about it. It's definitely not somewhere that people in Pennsylvania travel to.
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:38 PM
 
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Why would someone in Michigan drive to Disney World?
Because it's Disney World. Not really understanding your question.

Is your claim that Disney World is the same thing as Cedar Point or a Six Flags theme park?
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:35 PM
 
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No idea what the "Wisconsin Dells" are. Sounds like hills or something.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:11 AM
 
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Why would someone in Michigan drive to Disney World?
Plenty of people do it. 18 hours each way with a vanload of kids seems like a lot, but depending on how many people you're trying to get down there, flying could double the cost of your trip.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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No idea what the "Wisconsin Dells" are. Sounds like hills or something.
ride the ducks!
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