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      CommentAuthorelement 115
    • CommentTimeJun 11th 2015 edited
     
    This topic is for anyone who is planning to visit a park and would like help and tips from people who live near/have good knowledge of that specific park. I made it to avoid multiple topics being created for separate trips.
    • CommentAuthorBullero
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2015
     
    Later this month I'm having a mini-theme-park-roadtrip through the UK. This is our planned schedule:

    Monday - Travelling day, Arriving in Dover so we have a quick stop at the White Cliffs.
    Tuesday - Thrope Park
    Wednesday - Drayton Manor
    Thursday - Alton Towers
    Friday - Back to the Netherlands with a stop in London (Booked the ferry back quite late ;) )

    Any tips from frequent visitors of the parks?
    • CommentAuthorInkyz
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2015
     
    Drayton Manor - head straight for Apocalypse. G-Force and Shockwave will get crowded quickly. Don't do Pandemonium. Worst flat ride I've been on, if you want to do it, don't go on one of the front seats. Do Ben 10 if you want to, it's not great, but it's quite fun. Then head to Maelstrom. DO THAT MORE THAN ONCE. People underestimate Maelstrom but it's actually incredible. After Maelstrom I would do Air Race followed by G-Force followed by Shockwave. After that just reride everything. If it's warm then at the end of the day be sure to ride Stormforce 10.
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      CommentAuthoriSatnav
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2015
     
    For Thorpe Park - Saw, which is usually a massive draw, will probably be closed. So, that will add to the queue times of other rides. The best way to go is Colossus first as it tends to gain a big queue quickly, followed by Nemesis Inferno for the same reason. Do Stealth and then The Swarm and then fill in all the flat rides when you are done. I would recommend that you get lunch at about 11:30 so you can use the shorter queues when everyone else is eating.
    Good luck!
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      CommentAuthorvdveen
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2015
     
    Any tips for visiting Liseberg early August? What to do when, how do I get the most rides on Helix and Balder?
    • CommentAuthorBullero
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2015
     
    ^^^ Thanks for the tips!
    ^^ I was kind of hoping SAW will be reopened by then, but that might be a little optimistic. Thanks for the tips!
    ^ I'm sorry, I havent visited Liseberg yet, so I have no tips. Have a nice time!
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      CommentAuthoriSatnav
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2015
     
    ^According to COASTERGUY246, it could be open but I wouldn't count on it.
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    If anyone needs advice on a trip to Lagoon in Utah. I can advise. I used to work there.
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    I have already made a thread about my phantasialand trip, but now i am going for two days instead of one. Any recommendations? Also i am meeting with altlenny on the second day now too
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      CommentAuthorParadox
    • CommentTimeJul 7th 2015
     
    I'm going to SFMM and KBF in 18 days! I will spend one day in each park and will probably buy a flash pass for SFMM. Also Goliath is going to be closed so I won't get to experience that amazing first drop fml.
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    http://coastutah.com/forum/index.php

    is a great resource for information on parks in the Inter-mountain West of the United States.
    • CommentAuthorBullero
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2015 edited
     
    @Coasterguy246: Phantasialand is great! Here are some tips from my visit in april. I'm not a regular there so no guarantees, but this is what I figured out:

    - The three busiest rides on our day were the Winjas and Maus au Chocolat. The winjas are both excellent and exciting spinning coasters, maus au chocolat is a nice and fun shooting darkride.
    - Temple of The Nighthawk (dubbed as 'anticlimax the ride' by my friends) is an indoor coaster which is boring slow paced. Do it if you have the time, but its not worth a long wait.
    - Chiapas is great. Queueing as a singe rider will cut your wait time from more than an hour to less than 10 minutes (if you're willing to split up)
    - River Quest is awesome, but will get you SOAKED.

    Have fun! They have very good rides there.

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    Saw: The Ride reopened today, so jeah for that!
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      CommentAuthoriSatnav
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2015
     
    I'm heading to Gardaland mid August (far from ideal, I know) and was looking for some tips. I know all of the basic stuff like "run to Oblivion" and "it gets busy in the afternoon". I'm after more obscure things that will help me get as many rides in as possible. I am there for two days and am not really willing to spend money on fastracks except for possibly Raptor and Oblivion.
    Thanks in advance.
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      CommentAuthorKWTbolt
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2017
     
    I'm planning a trip in early May to Dollywood with my wife. My greatest concern is whether all of the rides will be operating at this point in the season or not (I know the water park will still be closed). Also, what should I expect crowd-wise for a Sunday + Monday trip?
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      CommentAuthorintim305
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2017
     
    everything should be up and lines minimal (lines at dwood are never bad at all)^
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      CommentAuthorParadox
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2017
     
    ^Except Lightning Rod cause it will never open.
    • CommentAuthorJAKool
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2017
     
    Lightning Rod will be open all day until you're next at the air gates for it, where it will then rollback and close for the rest of the day. Unfortunately this is unavoidable, and happens no matter what time you get there.
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      CommentAuthorKWTbolt
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2017
     
    Yes LR is my greatest concern right now. Ironically that happened to me on Valravn last year (it actually closed several times while I was in line, including when I was standing in line for the front row. After about 3 hours of total wait time though (in what was originally a 45 min queue) I rode the darn thing. Very underwhelming ...

    Anyways, thanks for the responses, haha. Any other trip advice for Dollywood is appreciated (food, nearby hotel deals, etc). We'll be looking for evening activities as well since the park closes early in May.
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      CommentAuthorParadox
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2017
     
    Get the Cinnamon Bread at the Grist Mill. It's heavenly.
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      CommentAuthorKWTbolt
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2017
     
    Sounds delicious!
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      CommentAuthorintim305
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2017
     
    yea i went to dollywood 3 times last year for a total of 7 days at the park, never saw the ride move.

    as for hotels I've stayed at the Comfort Inn @ Dollywood Lane a few times now, it works great. Not sure if they have any deals though...
    the best food in the area has got to go to Huck Finn's, its a catfish and fried chicken place just up the street from that hotel on the main road and boy is it good. I go there every time I'm in the area. (there's also a couple Marble Creamerys in the area, best ice cream). Any other restaurant you could want is probably somewhere in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg.
    There are 4 alpine coasters (3 really since Ober Gatlinburg requires riding the gondola) in the area that usually stay open until 10ish if you want to do things after the park closes, lots of things on the strip too.