HELP - Pathetic tourist needs help

HELP - Pathetic tourist needs help

Post by Peter McMill » Thu, 02 May 1996 04:00:00


Hi guys,

I'm holidaying in the US of A in November this year, from Australia.
What roller coasters, other than at Disneyland, are available to me
in:  

1. Los Angeles, Anaheim
2. Pittsburgh
3. New York
4. Washington DC.

Let me know - I'm just waiting to hurl my guts up even at the
thought....

Peter.

 
 
 

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Post by rei » Thu, 02 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Hi guys,
>I'm holidaying in the US of A in November this year, from Australia.
>What roller coasters, other than at Disneyland, are available to me
>in:  
>1. Los Angeles, Anaheim
>2. Pittsburgh
>3. New York
>4. Washington DC.
>Let me know - I'm just waiting to hurl my guts up even at the
>thought....
>Peter.

Yeah Hi Peter,

I've got a better idea. Why don't you not come to the US of A and stay
home. We don't want anymore losers over here. Better still why don;t
you go skiing in Victoria.
Hehehehehe.........

this is a test signature

 
 
 

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Post by Vincen » Thu, 02 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> >Hi guys,

> >I'm holidaying in the US of A in November this year, from Australia.
> >What roller coasters, other than at Disneyland, are available to me
> >in:

> >1. Los Angeles, Anaheim
> >2. Pittsburgh
> >3. New York
> >4. Washington DC.

> >Let me know - I'm just waiting to hurl my guts up even at the
> >thought....

> >Peter.

> Yeah Hi Peter,

> I've got a better idea. Why don't you not come to the US of A and stay
> home. We don't want anymore losers over here. Better still why don;t
> you go skiing in Victoria.
> Hehehehehe.........

> this is a test signature


In LA you may visit: SFMM or Knott's

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Post by Phil Cro » Thu, 02 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
> > >Hi guys,

> > >I'm holidaying in the US of A in November this year, from Australia.
> > >What roller coasters, other than at Disneyland, are available to me
> > >in:

> > >1. Los Angeles, Anaheim
> > >2. Pittsburgh
> > >3. New York
> > >4. Washington DC.

> > >Let me know - I'm just waiting to hurl my guts up even at the
> > >thought....

> > >Peter.

> > Yeah Hi Peter,

> > I've got a better idea. Why don't you not come to the US of A and stay
> > home. We don't want anymore losers over here. Better still why don;t
> > you go skiing in Victoria.
> > Hehehehehe.........

Nice.  Real helpful.

Quote:


> In LA you may visit: SFMM or Knott's

In Pittsburgh make sure to visit Kennywood for the Steel Phantom (Not
that impressive though it is tall and fast, and rough) and the
Thunderbolt (Truly a great coaster)
While in Pittsburgh you may want ot concider a side trip to Sanduskey, OH
to visit Cedar Point.  This would be around a three hour drive if I
remember correctly.  CP has something for everyone. Raptor, Magnum, Blue
Streak, and now Mantis.

There are many other small parks within a couple of hours of Pittsburgh,
you might be able to get to Kings Island in around four hours but it
probably isn't worth the drive.  Geagau Lake is near Cleveland about two
hours.  Don't know about this one, never been there.  Lots of places to
visit.  Careful of the cost though.  I know that nearly $30 ticket prices
add up quickly especially if you are visiting more than one park.

Phil

 
 
 

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Post by Phil Cro » Thu, 02 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
> > >Hi guys,

> > >I'm holidaying in the US of A in November this year, from Australia.
> > >What roller coasters, other than at Disneyland, are available to me
> > >in:

> > >1. Los Angeles, Anaheim
> > >2. Pittsburgh
> > >3. New York
> > >4. Washington DC.

> > >Let me know - I'm just waiting to hurl my guts up even at the
> > >thought....

> > >Peter.

> > Yeah Hi Peter,

> > I've got a better idea. Why don't you not come to the US of A and stay
> > home. We don't want anymore losers over here. Better still why don;t
> > you go skiing in Victoria.
> > Hehehehehe.........

Nice.  Real helpful.

Quote:


> In LA you may visit: SFMM or Knott's

In Pittsburgh make sure to visit Kennywood for the Steel Phantom (Not
that impressive though it is tall and fast, and rough) and the
Thunderbolt (Truly a great coaster)
While in Pittsburgh you may want ot concider a side trip to Sanduskey, OH
to visit Cedar Point.  This would be around a three hour drive if I
remember correctly.  CP has something for everyone. Raptor, Magnum, Blue
Streak, and now Mantis.

There are many other small parks within a couple of hours of Pittsburgh,
you might be able to get to Kings Island in around four hours but it
probably isn't worth the drive.  Geagau Lake is near Cleveland about two
hours.  Don't know about this one, never been there.  Lots of places to
visit.  Careful of the cost though.  I know that nearly $30 ticket prices
add up quickly especially if you are visiting more than one park.

Phil

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Re » Thu, 02 May 1996 04:00:00

: In Pittsburgh make sure to visit Kennywood for the Steel Phantom (Not
: that impressive though it is tall and fast, and rough) and the
: Thunderbolt (Truly a great coaster)
: While in Pittsburgh you may want ot concider a side trip to Sanduskey, OH
: to visit Cedar Point.  This would be around a three hour drive if I
: remember correctly.  CP has something for everyone. Raptor, Magnum, Blue
: Streak, and now Mantis.

: There are many other small parks within a couple of hours of Pittsburgh,
: you might be able to get to Kings Island in around four hours but it
: probably isn't worth the drive.  Geagau Lake is near Cleveland about two
: hours.  Don't know about this one, never been there.  Lots of places to
: visit.  Careful of the cost though.  I know that nearly $30 ticket prices
: add up quickly especially if you are visiting more than one park.

There's just one minor problem.  All of these parks will be closed
in November!

Sounds like the best bet is in Southern California, Knott's, Disney,
SFMM in LA, and Belmont Park in San Diego.  Don't know about any
other small parks in that region.

--Bob

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Post by Dave Altho » Thu, 02 May 1996 04:00:00

: Hi guys,

: I'm holidaying in the US of A in November this year, from Australia.
: What roller coasters, other than at Disneyland, are available to me
: in:  

: 1. Los Angeles, Anaheim
: 2. Pittsburgh
: 3. New York
: 4. Washington DC.

: Let me know - I'm just waiting to hurl my guts up even at the
: thought....

Why would you want to come up here in the middle of winter?!  I ask, not
only because you'll have better weather at home, but also because in three
of those four areas, really good coasters are going to be closed 8-(.

It looks like you're gonna be stuck with Knott's, Disneyland, and Six
Flags Magic Mountain...with a longer drive, there are other California
coasters available as well.

In the Pittsburgh area, Kennywood is an obvious stop, but that park has
only been open after Labor Day once in its entire history.  Kennywood has
three great wood coasters and a decent steel coaster.  There are other
parks in the area (Lakemont, Idlewild both come to mind) and Cedar Point
isn't a terribly long drive.  But all of those places will be closed in
November.

In New York, there is the Cyclone in the city; upstate you'll find Darien
Lake (Predator and a couple of others) and The Great Escape, home of the
legendary ex-Crystal Beach Comet.  But again, November is the wrong time
to visit.

In the DC area, you're really close to Adventure World, home of four
coasters.  While that park is open in late October for Hallowscream, by
November, they're shut down for the season.

My advice?  If you really want to take a great coaster trip, visit in
June, July, or August.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Post by Will Johns » Fri, 03 May 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Hi guys,

Hi. I'll comment on the ones I'm very familiar with:

Quote:
>2. Pittsburgh

Kennywood, Kennywood, Kennywood!  Right in the heart of Pittsburgh...
three GREAT woodies. The Thunderbolt combines the best of gully design
and fast "slide you into your date" turns, the most fun family thrills
of the Racer, and it may be a "one trick pony" but the trick on the
Jack Rabbit is SO good that mere words do not do it justice -- just
get in the back seat and ENJOY. Oh, and one of the more interesting
(though still painful) Arrow loopers around (Steel Phantom). A must
visit. Go.

Quote:
>3. New York

Trundle on down to Coney Island and ride the Cyclone. Ride it after
dark on a cool night after a really hot day for a truly kick ***
experience (well, the back seat'll kick you pretty hard no matter when
you ride it). And for a bonus, the subway ride down and back can be
almost as exciting as the coaster (it certainly used to be before they
put a lot of energy into cleaning up the system)...

Quote:
>4. Washington DC.

Adventure World may only have the Wild One (oh, and the Mind Eraser
<the Vekoma hang-n-bangs don't do much for me, though the 'floating
dive' past the station is okay>), but it is a really great ride when
it's running well (before last season it was the most "hot and cold"
coaster I've ever ridden, but unless I only caught it on good days
last year, the new train seems to have mostly solved that problem).

Two hours south you'll find Kings Dominion with four quite good
woodies, the best bobsled coaster outside of the UK (if reports are to
be belived) -- oh, and a pair of steel headace inducers. The Rebel
Yell is your classic out and back, smooth as glass with nice floating
airtime, the Hurler will stand you on your feet (unless the ride-ops
are being surly and push the lap bar down on you), the Grizzly is a
twisting and wild ride (which needs a just a wee bit of tweaking to
solve some roughness problems), and the Scooby Doo is the *perfect*
starter coaster with just a little bit of everything for the younger
(and older) rider alike.

-Will

 
 
 

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Post by Barry K. Swank, J » Fri, 03 May 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>Hi guys,

>I'm holidaying in the US of A in November this year, from Australia.
>What roller coasters, other than at Disneyland, are available to me
>in:

>1. Los Angeles, Anaheim

Let's see.. There's Six Flags Magic Mountian, and Knotts Berry's Farm.. They
should be open in November.

Quote:
>2. Pittsburgh

There's Kennywood, closed, due to winter season...

Quote:
>3. New York

If you're thinking of New York City, then there's Astroworld, and the
Cyclone, closed, again, due to winter season...

Quote:
>4. Washington DC.

Hmm.. There aren't any roller coaster in Washington DC, but there's an
amu***t park in Largo, MD called Adventure World. That too, is closed for
the winter season as well.

Quote:

>Let me know - I'm just waiting to hurl my guts up even at the
>thought....

>Peter.

Let me make a suggestion.. Come by in June or July. That way you can
actually visit the coasters in the last three cities you mentioned. In
November, you are restricted to California and Florida only...

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