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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby gp1086 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:43 pm

How crowded does Knoebels get on weekends in July? Both amusement park and the pool. Assume it's considerably less crowded than Hershey and Dorney?

What places do people like to stay at?

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Postby A.J. » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:03 pm

gp1086 wrote:What places do people like to stay at?

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An actual serious answer is...based on your trip itinerary. If you're doing a multi-park Pennsylvania trip, you might as well stay at whichever hotel you're staying at for the park before. Hershey (Hersheypark) and Allentown (Dorney Park) are within spitting distance of the park, you can easily do a drive from either of those cities to Knoebels in less than two hours.

Some closer surrounding large towns / small cities are Bloomsburg (historical college town) and Danville (convenient Interstate overnight stop). You could also stop in Reading which is kind of in the middle of all three parks.
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Postby coasterbill » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:22 pm

I’m loyal to Choice for reward points so I’ve stopped staying there but if you’re not I just want to state again that the Super 8 in Danville is the nicest Super 8 in the history of the world and I’ve told them on multiple occasions that they’re way too good to be a Super 8 to which they always respond that they hear that multiple times every day. :lol:

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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:19 pm

I loved staying on site. If you like camping at all, just rent a tent site. They have a really great campground, and it's a 5-10 minute walk to the park.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:44 pm

Similar to the "Super 8 that's too good to be a Super 8", we stay at a "Days Inn that's much less scary than a normal Days Inn" and it's in a great location in between Hershey and Knoebels.

https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/jonestown-pennsylvania/days-inn-lebanon-fort-indiantown-gap/overview?CID=LC:DI::GGL:RIO:National:09915&iata=00065402

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby gp1086 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:26 pm

Thanks for the suggestions!

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby djcoastermark » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:19 pm

Just to chime in, the Super 8, Danville, yeah, it's the place to stay.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:19 am

Seeing as how there's some sort of hotel quality vortex in the area I expect my Holiday Inn Express to be comparable to the Ritz-Carlton. Although knowing my luck it will be a shit hole vs. the other more budget friendly hotels around.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby DirkFunk » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:28 am

gp1086 wrote:How crowded does Knoebels get on weekends in July? Both amusement park and the pool. Assume it's considerably less crowded than Hershey and Dorney?


Even when it's packed, it's never bad because they want to turn rides over and get people through the line to make money (ticket based economy, baby).

What places do people like to stay at?


I stay at the Red Roof in Danville because I generally come from the west. It was renovated a couple of years back and is nice for what it is. The objective best hotel in the area is probably Pine Barn Inn next to the hospital in downtown Danville. I've stayed there 4-5 times and if you want a bigger room (like a suite) it's the best option.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Zand » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:25 pm

coasterbill wrote:I’m loyal to Choice for reward points so I’ve stopped staying there but if you’re not I just want to state again that the Super 8 in Danville is the nicest Super 8 in the history of the world and I’ve told them on multiple occasions that they’re way too good to be a Super 8 to which they always respond that they hear that multiple times every day. :lol:


Glad to hear that...booked a room there in August. I usually tend to radiate towards Super 8's if I'm looking for a quick overnight stop and haven't struck out as often there as I have at Econolodges or Motel 6's. Another good Super 8 is the one up the street from your favorite now defunct park in Altoona.

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