The parks are cutting their hours earlier and earlier in the season, the
weekday operation ends earlier and earlier, and on the days that the
park is open, it is the second most crowded time of the year. The most
crowded time, of course, is during the halloween events.
-- Dave Althoff, Jr.
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I could care less when the park closes because I go early in the morning and don't stay late. The bummer is the parks close during the week as the season ends. That means going on the weekend when crowds are more.
I'm flying up to Hartford to visit Lake Compounce and SFNE at the end of August. They're cutting back hours but SFNE is still open during week. After that the parks are only open on the weekend. I planned it so I'm going on a Sunday and Monday. My theory is the parents are working, and won't take the kids. The locals may go as day care, but the parents won't be there.
Last year, even with Ka closed, by mid-afternoon, lines were nearly
non-existent, and by the last hour or two there weren't any lines anywhere
in the park. In the late afternoon, I rode both Superman and Green Lantern
10 times each without getting off (other than to change seats once or
twice.) In the last hour, they were actually letting people stay on El
Toro, something I'd never seen before. (On other visits, even if it was
slow, they still made everyone walk around.)
This year, I won't be there, since I'll be in South Korea on that day!
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People are traveling on that 3rd day of the weekend, not going to
> People are traveling on that 3rd day of the weekend, not going to
That means if you want to visit CP for Gate Keeper in 2013, fly there May 27th, and visit the park May 28th and 29th. This would go for any park. There is a crowd Monday morning, but then everyone checks out of their hotel room and drives home.
If I go to CP in 2013, I'll try to fly on Monday May 27th, depends on the plane ticket prices.