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Going to be at CGA and SFDK regularly, will probably also mix in trips to SCBB and Gilroy Gardens. Heading to the Santa Monica Pier and Universal Studios Hollywood in about a week, do not know any more past that. Might also put in a trip to somewhere in the midwest or southeast(huge Falcons fan, really want to see Mercedes Benz Stadium) and a trip to KBF.

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I posted my plans a while back, but some things have changed, and I was probably way too optimistic. Here is what I have planned.

 

100% certain

1. Knott's Berry Farm (have already been several times)

2. Six Flags Magic Mountain

3. Disneyland / DCA

4. Lagoon

 

There is a decent chance

1. California's Great America

2. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

3. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

 

Higher chance of NOT happening than happening

1. Kings Dominion

2. Carowinds

 

Quick question for anybody who knows. Does Gilroy Gardens accept the Cedar Fair Platinum Pass as admission? And if so, what about the all-season dining? I know it's managed by Cedar Fair, but I'm having a hard time finding information on it on the website about the Platinum Pass being valid there. If so, I'm thinking about making a quick little stop there when/if I'm in NorCal.

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Certain: Busch Gardens Tampa (1st time)

 

Hopefully SF:MM (for the 2nd time) and Knotts (for the first)

If so, I'd almost certainly do SF: DK and Santa Cruz Boardwalk.

 

Also hopeful but not sure if I will find the time for a non vaca length trip:

SF over Georgia

Carowinds

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Disney World is now solidified and I will be driving down to pick up my mom at the airport, so naturally I now plan for a Carowinds day on the way down, and SFOG on the way back.

 

Also super nerdy: I believe I can make Fury my #200 coaster, with Mystic Timbers this weekend and SFSTl as a new park credit likely in between, I can miss one coaster at SFSTl so that my first coaster at Carowinds (Fury) would be my #200.

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Also super nerdy: I believe I can make Fury my #200 coaster, with Mystic Timbers this weekend and SFSTl as a new park credit likely in between, I can miss one coaster at SFSTl so that my first coaster at Carowinds (Fury) would be my #200.

That reminds me, I'm planning my trips to ensure my milestone credits are worthy coasters. Unlike your situation, however, mine relies on not missing any coasters. Credits 10 and 20 were Dominator and Intimidator 305 respectively, and 30 and 40 will be at Hersheypark this weekend - Skyrush and one other.

 

With that in mind, I've already planned out the rest of spring.

 

Late April: Six Flags Great Adventure (El Toro being credit 50)

Early May: Kings Island (The Beast being credit 60) and Cedar Point (Millennium Force and one other being credits 70 and 80)

Memorial Day Weekend: Dorney Park and Knoebels (credit 90 being obtained on this trip)

 

With that, I could make The Voyage, Fury 325, or Superman: The Ride (New England) credit 100.

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Also super nerdy: I believe I can make Fury my #200 coaster, with Mystic Timbers this weekend and SFSTl as a new park credit likely in between, I can miss one coaster at SFSTl so that my first coaster at Carowinds (Fury) would be my #200.

 

Or you could just go with the flow and let #200 be what it is. I personally revel in the fact that my #100 was Hershey's dumb wild mouse (actually I'm lying it was the best mouse I've ever been on).

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^ Ditto. My #100 was Flying Ace Aerial Chase @ KI, #150 was Great Chase @ SFNE, and #200 was Black Diamond @ Knoebels. It's already nerdy enough that I'm still friggin' counting, so I wouldn't go so far out of my way and purposefully skip coasters just so a particular one lines up with a "milestone" number. Just go with the flow and have fun!

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I tried to get on Leap The Dips for my 100th, but it was closed. I was going to try to get on it and get out of Lamemont as fast as possible, but I obviously won't get there until after I'd end up breaking 200. My 100th ended up being Laff Trakk. After that I gave up on milestones. But something that's cool is that I ended up making Phoenix my 50th and I didn't even realize it!

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Well, as times have changed. . . And our vacations have been booked, here's our final list of parks we will be visiting in 2017:

 

- Six Flags Over Texas

- Busch Gardens Williamsburg

- Six Flags America (new for us)

- Six Flags Great Adventure

- Six Flags Over Georgia

- Dollywood (new for us)

- Carowinds (new for us)

- Six Flags Fiesta Texas

- ZDT's (new for us)

- Kemah Boardwalk

- Galveston Pleasure Pier

- Silver Dollar City

 

Yep, that's about it. Once our trips get started (this weekend) I'll start an on-going trip report thread, instead of having 10374 million different threads!!

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^ Ditto. My #100 was Flying Ace Aerial Chase @ KI, #150 was Great Chase @ SFNE, and #200 was Black Diamond @ Knoebels. It's already nerdy enough that I'm still friggin' counting, so I wouldn't go so far out of my way and purposefully skip coasters just so a particular one lines up with a "milestone" number. Just go with the flow and have fun!

I would never skip anything good but given the fact that Boomerangs are questionably skippable credits for me as it is, now I have just another reason to skip it. I'll likely be back to SFStl this summer anyway so if I change my mind I can always ride it, but I don't think I'll feel like I "missed out" by not riding Boomerang on my first trip to the park.

 

I got lucky that 100 and 150 were "good" coasters. In the end, it's for my personal satisfaction. If things don't turn out, I'm not going to go *too* far out of my way to make the milestone something good, but I'd prefer it not be something bad.

 

Mine Blower would happen after Carowinds and Disney, I'll definitely have to add that into the trip!

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  • 2 months later...

Updated plans

 

Southeast (April 10-14)

Carowinds /Kings Dominion / Dollywood

 

Mid-east (July 17-22)

Beech Bend / Kentucky Kingdom / Holiday World / Kings Island / Cedar Point / Dollywood

 

Chicagoland Mini-Trip (July 24-29)

SFGAm / Indiana Beach / Bay Beach / Adventureland

 

 

Unfortunately, I may have to put off California for another year

California (North and South) (dates TBD)

SFDK / SCBB / CGA

Universal Hollywood / SFMM / KBF / Disney / SeaWorld

 

Plus day trips to the following parks Playland Castaway Cove, Hershey, Kennywood, SFNE, Lake Compounce

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So far I have been to:

1. Knott's Berry Farm (as always) & Soak City

2. Disneyland

3. Disney California Adventure

4. SeaWorld San Diego

 

In a few weeks, I will begin my vacation to:

1. Carowinds

2. Kings Dominion

3. Kings Island

4. Cedar Point

 

I am also hoping to head to Six Flags Magic Mountain sometime before heading off to school this fall, since I will be leaving Southern California. I will also visit Lagoon sometime before they close for the year as it is the closest park to my school.

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And so my plans changed...

 

Six Flags Great Adventure was early May.

Memorial Day weekend was Valleyfair and Nickelodeon Universe.

Random weekend in June was Knoebels and Dorney Park.

Next week is Knott's Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain.

 

August is looking to be Carowinds plus one.

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It is nearly the end of the season for a lot of us. So tell us what parks you have visited this year, and if you actually visited the parks you were planning to visit.

 

These are the parks that I have visited this year (chronologically):

Efteling

Plopsaland De Panne

PortAventura Park*

Ferrari Land*

Avonturenpark Hellendoorn*

Attractiepark Slagharen*

Walibi Holland

Efteling (preview Symbolica)

Tivoli Gardens*

Bakken*

Efteling

Toverland

Walygator Parc*

Nigloland*

Efteling

Bobbejaanland

Phantasialand

Disneyland Paris

Walt Disney Studios Park

Movie Park Germany

 

(*new parks)

 

I was also planning to visit Gardaland and Mirabilandia this year, but it just didn't work out this year.. Hopefully next year!

 

This year, I am still going to visit Phantasialand during Wintertraum and a few visits to Efteling.

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Efteling

Walibi Holland

Phantasialand

Walygator park

Nigloland

Phantasialand

Movie park Germany

Slagharen

Hansa park

Heide park

Dusseldorf fair (ok, not a park, but they had Olympia looping ! )

Walibi Holland

 

This year I will visit Phantasialand 2 or 3 more times, Walibi Belgium and maybe Parc Asterix

 

I also hoped to go to Plopsaland and Disneyland Paris but it didn't fit in the schedule this year.

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Here is the list of parks I have visited this year:

 

-Canada's Wonderland (Home Park)

-Seabreeze Amusement Park (New For Me)

-Darien Lake (New For Me)

-Fantasy Island (New For Me)

 

I hope to squeeze in a first time visit to Knoebels this October as the Fall foliage would just be ever so beautiful!

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Okay, I actually couldn't recall from memory, so I had to go through my photo backups in order to piece together the timeline. Ended up being way more than I thought. O_O Like Andrew above, I'll mark the new ones/first time visits with asterisks.

 

January:

Six Flags Great Adventure

 

February:

iPlay America [FEC] *

 

March:

Kings Dominion

Carowinds *

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

 

April:

Six Flags Great Adventure (2nd visit)

Six Flags New England

Luna Park NYC

Six Flags Great Adventure (3rd visit)

Knoebels

 

May:

Six Flags Great Adventure (4th visit)

Luna Park NYC (2nd visit)

Deno's Wonder Wheel Park

Morey's Piers

Casino Pier *

 

June:

Knoebels (2nd visit)

Funtown Splashtown USA *

Palace Playland *

Canobie Lake Park *

Fun World Nashua [FEC] *

Six Flags New England (2nd visit)

Lake Compounce *

Quassy *

Rye Playland *

Kings Dominion (2nd visit)

Busch Gardens Williamsburg (2nd visit)

 

July:

Meadowlands State Fair [carnival]

Luna Park NYC (3rd visit)

Dorney Park

Morey's Piers (2nd visit)

Playland's Castaway Cove *

 

August:

Fantasy Forest NYC

Six Flags America *

Kings Dominion (3rd visit)

Busch Gardens Williamsburg (3rd visit)

Dollywood *

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster [alpine] *

Goats on the Roof [alpine] *

Rowdy Bear Mountain [alpine] *

Dollywood (2nd visit)

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster [alpine] *

Kentucky Kingdom *

Six Flags Great America *

Indiana Beach *

Kings Island

Cedar Point

Waldameer *

Knoebels (3rd visit)

 

September:

Dorney Park (2nd visit)

Hersheypark

Hersheypark (2nd visit)

Kennywood

Six Flags Great Adventure (5th visit)

 

I may have a problem.

 

I'm still planning on visiting Knoebels for another three days around Phunfest time, I need to drag the whole family back to Great Adventure to process our 2018 passes, a friend wants to take the kids back to Luna Park during their Halloween stuff... oh, and I'm flying out to California next month for David Lynch's Festival of Disruption, and would kick myself if I didn't visit at least one of the LA area parks while I'm there. And I'm sure I'll be getting in a few Holiday In The Park visits at the various parks that are hosting those events.

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