View Full Version : How close are you to a park?

02-12-2004, 10:25 AM
The AZ thread got me thinking about this...

How close (driving) are you to a park?

I used to complain about Carowinds all the time, but now I'm just glad:

A) We're getting a new coaster
B) It's only 30 minutes away from me

So I really have nothing to complain about anymore.


Paramount's Carowinds - 30 min or less
Dollywood - 2 hrs 30 min
Myrtle Beach Parks - 3hrs 30 min
Six Flags over Georgia - 4 hours
Paramount's King's Dominion - 5 hours 30 min
Busch Gardens Williamsburg - 6 hours

02-12-2004, 10:46 AM
45 minutes from SFWoA...we go there all the time
2 hrs and 30 mins from CP
4 hrs from PKI

I certaintly can't complain about the parks that I can get to.

Magnum Robert
02-12-2004, 11:10 AM
28 minutes to SFWoA

typically between 58-64 mintues to CP

2 hours 48 minutes to PKI

02-12-2004, 12:35 PM
I'm about an hour from SFNO here in Baton ROuge, but back In Nashville I'm a good 3 hours away from a park.

02-12-2004, 12:47 PM
15 minutes from SFWoA
1 hrs and 30 minutess from CP

Its great being close to parks, I can go all the time!

02-12-2004, 02:20 PM
1 Hour from BGT
1 1/2 Hours from WDW
1 hour 45 minutes to USF and IOA

02-12-2004, 02:25 PM
i am 30mins from sfa
2hours pkd
2hours hp
2hours sgav
2 1/2 dorney
3 1/2 kennywood
4hours bgw

02-12-2004, 02:48 PM
I am 5 minutes from SWSA
30 minutes from SFFT
4 hrs from Astroworld
4 hrs from SFoT

02-12-2004, 02:59 PM
20 mins away from Boomers (not really a park)
3 hrs from Orlando and all that good stuff :D

BatwingFan SFA
02-12-2004, 04:12 PM
About 90 minutes from SFA due to having to stop to pick up friends along the way.

90 minutes or so to PKD(maybe less depending on traffic).

3.5 hours from BGW & HP.

Too far from SFGRADV to ever go there.

02-12-2004, 05:03 PM
5 min. from Carowinds. When in my backyard during the summer I can hear Top Gun. Ah, the innocence of youth. I used to walk to the park during the summers when my folks were at work.

02-12-2004, 05:17 PM
About 30 minutes away from SFOG, only 5-10 from Six Flags Whitewater. I was 30 minutes away from SFGAm when I lived in Illinois.

Carowinds 73-03
02-12-2004, 05:19 PM
10 Min from Carowinds
3 hours from SFOG
5 hours from PKD

02-12-2004, 05:49 PM
depending on traffic..
a little less than an hour south of GADV
45 minutes to moreys piers and the rest of the shore points
hour and a half from dorney
15 minutes from clementon park

02-12-2004, 08:00 PM
45 min from SFA
1 1/2 from Pkd
2 1/2 hershey

Coastr Crazy 72
02-12-2004, 09:05 PM
About 1 hour 30 minutes (on normal traffic days going speed limit) from Six Flags Great Adventure. Maybe about 1 hour on a less busy day going like 80 or something.

Leo C
02-12-2004, 09:07 PM
45 mins to SFGADV
35 mins??? from Clementon Park
bout 2hrs. 15 mins from Hershey
????? from Dorney (still shorter than Hershey)
bout 7.5 hours from Cedar Point

02-12-2004, 09:27 PM
Same as coasterphil, 30 minutes to SFOG, 10 minutes to Whitewater.

02-13-2004, 07:03 AM
An hour and a half from PC and three hours from SFOG.

coaster kid
02-13-2004, 08:24 AM
well, I'm about 9hr flight plus couple of hrs in a car from IOA!! - only joking, here in england, I'm 2 hrs from alton towers, 2.5hrs from thorpe park and chessington and about an hour and a bit from drayton manor.

02-13-2004, 10:23 AM
8 hrs from SFMM
7.5 to Knotts Berry Farm
6.5 to Vegas Area

Tip for Arizonans: Airplane :)
You're all so lucky

02-13-2004, 10:35 AM
Oh yeah, need I forget. I'm only 31 hours from Cedar Point! Whoo!

coaster kid
02-13-2004, 10:39 AM
31 hours ? That's further than me!!!

02-13-2004, 10:44 AM
5 minutes to Lesourdsville Lake (I hope this opens this year.)
15 minutes to PKI and Striker's Grove
30 minutes to Coney Island
90 minutes to SFKK and Wyandot Lake
2 1/2 hours to HW and Indiana Beach
3 hours to CP and SFWoA

Coaster Freak
02-13-2004, 10:50 AM
10 minutes from PCW
2 1/2 hours from SFDL
6 hours to CP, SFWOA and La Ronde

02-13-2004, 11:04 AM
31 hours ? That's further than me!!!

Yeah but you can't drive across the pond, now can you ;) lol

02-13-2004, 01:23 PM
I'm about 20 minutes away from PCW, and around 3 hours to Darien Lake.

02-13-2004, 05:08 PM
3 parks within 2.5 hrs.

Six Flags and CP are 2.5 hrs or less.
PKI is an 1 hr.

02-13-2004, 07:28 PM
35 minutes away from SFOG.

Jo Scooti
02-14-2004, 05:42 PM
About 1.5 hrs to Thorpe Park
Nearly 3 hrs to Alton Towers
Just under 2hrs to Oakwood

A very long time to anywhere in the US, especially SFMM, as its like on the other side of the world to me.

02-14-2004, 06:58 PM
20-30 minutes from BGT
70 minutes from WDW
75 minutes from SWO
80 minutes from USO/IOA

02-15-2004, 01:34 AM
Michigans adventure is about 45 minute to an hour drive from here. CP and SFGAm are about 4 hours.

The Order
02-20-2004, 12:03 PM
The closest amusment park here is about 2 minutes driving :), only it isn't much of a park. More a upgraded toy-ground...

The closest real park is properly Attractiepark Slagharen(25 min) and Six Flags Holland(55 min)

02-20-2004, 12:25 PM
About 15 minutes from SFGAdv!

02-21-2004, 12:31 PM
I live 30 minutes away from my home park, Paramount's Carowinds! :D

02-21-2004, 09:17 PM
10 Min from Marineland (if you can count that as a park)
25 Min from Martin's Fantasy Island (Shamefully, I've yet to go try the CCI)
45 Min from SFDL
1hr from PCW

(and 5 min from my Girlfriends house ;) )

02-21-2004, 09:18 PM
Astroworld is 5-10 minutes away from me. I could actually ride my bike there in about 20 minutes, but i dont know where i'd lock it up. As for other parks:

SFFT-3.5 hours
SFoT-4.5 hours

Those are times based on driving the legal speed limit. But that doesnt really count in Texas.

02-21-2004, 09:42 PM
45 mins from SFWoA
1.5 hours to CP...
...although I'd much rather drive to Kennywood- 2-2.25 hours (also Conneaut Lake)
3 hours PKI, LeSourdsville Lake, Idlewild
4-5 hours SFKK, SFDL, Lakemont, DelGrosso's, Martin's Fantasy Island, Knoebel's, Camden
6 hours Indiana Beach, Hersheypark, Holiday World (if I drive fast),

02-21-2004, 11:00 PM
45 mins from SFWoA
1.5 hours to CP...
...although I'd much rather drive to Kennywood- 2-2.25 hours (also Conneaut Lake)
3 hours PKI, LeSourdsville Lake, Idlewild
4-5 hours SFKK, SFDL, Lakemont, DelGrosso's, Martin's Fantasy Island, Knoebel's, Camden
6 hours Indiana Beach, Hersheypark, Holiday World (if I drive fast),

Man you sure our lucky. All of these parks would take me all day to drive too!

02-21-2004, 11:26 PM
I'm about 1 hour and 45 minutes, 2 hours from the nearest park, Magic Mountain, so it's not nearly as close as I'd like. Excluding the Santa Monica Boardwalk, the next nearest parks would be the Disneyland Resort and Knotts Berry Farm, which take a good 2 1/2, 3 hours to get to, with all that LA traffic.

02-21-2004, 11:31 PM
I live about 1hr 30min. from pki,3 hrs, from cp, 3hrs from sfwoa,and 45min. from sfwl.

02-22-2004, 12:06 AM
Half hour from Six Flags WOA and 1 1/2 hours from Cedar point. 4 hours from PKI.

02-23-2004, 02:54 PM
30 minutes to BGT, 1 hour to Disney, 1 hour to Universal

coaster kid
02-24-2004, 09:06 AM
31 hours ? That's further than me!!!

Yeah but you can't drive across the pond, now can you lol

How long if you fly then???

02-24-2004, 04:54 PM
Wyandot Lake--less than 30 minutes
Kings Island--1 Hour
Lesourdsville Lake--1 hour 15 minutes
CP--2 1/2 hours
SFWOA--2 hours 45 minutes

02-26-2004, 11:25 AM
Wyandot Lake--less than 30 minutes
Kings Island--1 Hour
Lesourdsville Lake--1 hour 15 minutes
CP--2 1/2 hours
SFWOA--2 hours 45 minutes

Wyandot Lake less than 30 mins away? ... :)

Your in Circleville, you'll need to go 90 MPH through Columbus to get there that fast... :)

02-28-2004, 12:09 AM
Wyandot Lake less than 30 mins away? ... :)

Your in Circleville, you'll need to go 90 MPH through Columbus to get there that fast... :)

I just moved here.....I was thinking from my parent's house. I still have a Columbus mindset.

03-05-2004, 01:53 PM
5 hours to SFMM. 5 hours to Disney. 5 hours to Knott's. 5 hours to Sea World. 5 hours to Legoland. When oh when will someone wake up and build a park in AZ? We are coaster deprived out here. If I had 20 million bucks...that's all it would take.

03-05-2004, 08:18 PM
you could probably move house for a lot less.....

03-06-2004, 11:42 AM
I'm about 2 hours from Adventureland (Iowa), and 2 and a half hours to SF Great America. Plus there are 3 to 5 hour trips I can make to Valleyfair!, Big Chief Coaster World, Camp Snoopy, SF St. Louis, and add a couple extra hours for Worlds Of Fun.

03-06-2004, 02:13 PM
Beech Bend - one hour
Lake Winnie - two hours
Dollywood and SFKK - three hours
Visionland and SFOG - four hours

03-06-2004, 02:59 PM
From parent's in Toledo:
CP = 1 hour (and change)
SFWoA = 2 hours
PKI = 3-4 hours.

From my pad in Kent:
CP = 1 hour, 30 minutes
PKI = better part of 4 hours
SFWoA = 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic.

Kent to SFWoA is all surface street driving. All the others is mainly highway travel time.

03-06-2004, 03:05 PM
I live about 30 minutes from SFOG.

03-06-2004, 06:19 PM
*:-) About 25 mins to SFWOA, 1 1/2 hours from CP, 3 hours from PKI, 1 1/2 hours from Kennywood, and 45 mins from Conneaut Lake park. 4 parks that are under 3 1/2 hours from me :sun:

03-06-2004, 10:48 PM
1 Hour to BGW
2 Hours to PKD
7 Hours to PCarowinds
5.5 Hours to SFGAmerica
5 Hours to SFGADV

03-08-2004, 01:14 PM
4.5 miles from Paramount Carowinds

03-08-2004, 01:50 PM
About 3 miles from Valleyfair, until I move into my new house, then it'll be about 10 miles.

03-08-2004, 02:02 PM
you could probably move house for a lot less.....

ha ha. Tru dat. But I love living in Phoenix. Coasters aren't worth moving for.

03-08-2004, 03:05 PM
:eek: I thought that coasters was the only important thing in life!!! ;) j/k

03-08-2004, 03:48 PM
I hate you guys that are so close to Cedar Point and still have two other bigs parks only a few hours away, I hate yo guys but I'm j/k with ya. But I am envious!

I'm about 45 minutes from SFGAm, maybe 2-3 hours from the parks in Wisconsin but not sure, haven't been there yet. I think it 6-7 hours to SFStL and it 5-6 hours to my favorite park Cedar Point but I guess I can look on the bright side, I'm only 5-10 minutes away from Jeepers. Yesssss!!!

03-08-2004, 04:41 PM
I would rather drive out to Cedar Point though then head to six flags thats a lot closer to me.

03-12-2004, 12:01 AM
40 minutes from pki and 3 hours from Cedar Point and Geauga Lake

Dr.Bruce Banner
03-13-2004, 11:20 AM
IOA/Universal - 40-45 minutes
Sea World - 40 minutes
Disney 45-50 minutes
Busch Gardens - 2 Hours

03-13-2004, 11:42 AM
I'm about an hour from a dinky park with 3 coasters in Indiana known as the Fun Spot and I'm about 1 and 1/2 from Michigans Adventure. I've never been to the Fun Spot but I know it's there and I've been the Michigan's Adventure 3 times but not at all in the last 2 years and it doesn't look like that's going to change.

Indiana Beach is about 3 hours away to the south, great little park. SFGAmer. is about 5 1/2 hours west and Cedar Point is about 4 1/2 hours to the east.

It's all good.

03-13-2004, 11:49 AM
Where to begin...

about 2.7 miles away from Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom (http://www.pharaohslostkingdom.com/)
about 20 miles from Castle Amusement Park (http://www.castlepark.com/)
About 20 miles to Scandia Amusement Park (http://www.scandiafun.com/)
About 46 miles to the Disneyland Resort (http://disneyland.disney.go.com/dlr/index)
About 49 miles to Knott's berry farm (http://www.knottsberryfarm.com/[/url)
and About 96 miles to Six Flags Magic Mountain (http://www.sixflags.com/parks/magicmountain/index.asp).

Why didn't I put times to get to each? Because traffic varies so much, it might take me about an hour to get to Disneyland, or it might take me up to three.

03-13-2004, 12:02 PM
Oooh, how do I start to list the ways?

If I'm at our house in VA:
45 minutes to 1 hour to Busch Gardens Williamsburg
8 hours (pit stops included) to SFoG (45 minutes to 1 hour from GA cabin)
10 hours (" ") to Dollywood (2 hours from the GA cabin)
14-16 hours to Cedar Point (non-stop driving AT the speed limit. 12+ hours from GA)

*yawn* Might need to change them, but those are rough estimates that we've used in the past!

03-13-2004, 02:20 PM
Wow^^! I'm sure you love being so close to BGW! Alpie & Apollo! OH YEAH! :D

03-13-2004, 03:41 PM
Heehee, yup, we'll be there for preview day on the 20th, and then opening day on the 27th! It'll be my first time to the park, so I have a lot to want! I'm itching to go on Big Bad Wolf and Loch Ness more than the other two. I love old classics, and BBW is supposedly the best suspended ever built!

03-14-2004, 01:47 PM
Yeah I think BBW is the best suspended coaster I've been on. Most are boring, but the wolf never gets old. I've been on it probably 30 or 40 times.

03-14-2004, 01:56 PM
I love the fact that I live 45 mins from SFGAm. I'd rather live 30 seconds away from Cedar Point, but I'm happy to have a "good" Six Flags park near me.

03-14-2004, 01:56 PM
BBW is cool because it is like two different rides. The first portion of it is not too intense. It has a little houses like a little village, and then the second part is very thrilling and is intense. I love it too!

Incitehawaii, did you just move here?

03-14-2004, 02:49 PM
Eh, yes and now I guess! I went to school up in Michigan 2002-2003, then worked at CP in 2003, and in 2003 December I moved down here with the 'rents. I miss being up north, but then again, I like the early spring we have right now, warm! Wish I wasn't on Ft. Story though, I don't like living on military bases...

03-14-2004, 03:46 PM
Cool. You'll like BGW and it's a nice park to be close too! :) Now you'll have to visit BGT if you already haven't done so! :)

03-19-2004, 08:40 PM
I'm 1/2 hour away from geauga lake (my fave park ever)
4 hrs from Kings Island
and 1 1/2 to 2 hrs away from CP

Coasterman 20
02-21-2006, 01:54 AM
I am 30 min away form PKD.

02-21-2006, 11:08 AM
10 minutes from SFDL
30 Minutes From Martins Fantasy Island
1 hour from Marineworld
4 hours From Cedar Point
2 Hours From Geauga Lake

Coaster Nana
02-21-2006, 11:12 AM
Currently, 25 minutes to Universal and IOA, 30 minutes to Sea World, 45 minutes to Disney and 90 minutes to BGT.

As of next week, yay, 15 minutes to Carowinds.

02-21-2006, 01:41 PM
At college, it takes me 40-60 minutes to get to SFOG, since I have to take two trains and a bus.
At home, it takes me 20-30 minutes to drive to BGT.

02-21-2006, 02:00 PM
To lazy to see if I post'd in this yet so...
Canobie is 20mins or so north of me. (about 25miles)

02-21-2006, 02:11 PM
I live in a coaster waste land compared to most enthusiasts. I'm stuck in Oklahoma. from college, I am as follows:

1:45 from Bell's
3 hrs from Frontier City
3 hrs from Silver Dollar City
7 hrs from Six Flags Over Texas
7 hrs from Worlds of Fun
7 hrs from Six Flags St. Louis

I hate Oklahoma.

Jerry S
02-21-2006, 02:16 PM
I'm 30 minutes from Coney Island Parks, and 3 hours from Wildwood parks. All NJ coastal parks are somewhere in between those two, but not many are that good. There are also small parks in inland PA, NJ, NY, and CT, but I'm only counting major parks, those nearest to me. I've been to those in bold.

1 hour from SFGAdv
1.5 hours from Dorney
3 hours from The Great Escape
3 hours from SFNE
3 hours form Hershey
4 hours from SFA
5.5 hours from PKD
7 hours from BGW

02-21-2006, 03:00 PM
15 mins from SFMW
1 and half hours from PGA
2 hours from SCBB
1.6 hours from BG

02-21-2006, 03:46 PM
2 miles from Universial
7 miles from Sea World
14 miles from Disney World
60 something from BGT

02-21-2006, 04:00 PM
about 30-45 minutes ro SFoG (traffic depending)
about 1 1/2 hours from Lake Winnie
3-4+ hours from Wild Adventures

02-21-2006, 04:12 PM
About 10 minutes from Dorney.
An Hour and a half to Hershey.
An Hour and a half to Gadv.
A little less than 2 hours from Knoebels.
About 6 hours from Cedar Point.

02-21-2006, 04:16 PM
10-20 minutes to HersheyPark less than 5 minutes to the old Willow Mill and less than 5 minutes to Williams Grove and a little over an hour to Dorney.

02-21-2006, 05:16 PM
Neat idea for a poll!

About 10 minutes from Lakemont and DelGrosso's Parks.
About 2 hours from Hershey, Knoebels, Kennywood, and SFA (ditto for a few smaller parks like Idlewild and Williams Grove).

02-21-2006, 05:46 PM
4 hours and 40 minutes away from Galaxy Land

02-21-2006, 05:52 PM
5 minutes from Seaside Heights attractions...
30 minutes from GADV....
45 minutes from Clementon
Hour from Morey's Piers
2 hours from Dorney
3 hours from Hershey, Lake Compounce, SFA
4 hours from SFNE

Carowinds 73-03
02-21-2006, 10:15 PM
15 min from Carowinds
2 Hours: Dollywood
3 Hours: Myrtle Beach Pavilion
3 Hours: Family Kingdom
3 Hours: Six Flags Over Georgia
5 Hours: Paramount's Kings Dominion
5 Hours: Busch Gardens Williamsburg

02-21-2006, 10:25 PM
1 hour and 15 minutes from Carowinds
4 and a half hours from the MB Pavilion
4 and a half hours from the Family Kingdom
5 hours from Kings Dominion
10 hours from Cedar Point

02-21-2006, 10:48 PM
30 min from PCW
1 hour from Marineland
5:30 from La Ronde

Assuming no wait at the border:
1:05 from MFI
1:30 from SFDL
2:30 from Seabreeze
5:00 from Geauga Lake
5:30 from CP
5:30 from Kennywood

I love DW
10-16-2006, 10:02 PM
Home Parks:
3 hours from Holiday World
3 hours from Six Flags St. Louis

Other Parks:
6 hours from Silver Dollar City
8 hours from Dollywood
11 hours from park at the Mall of America
15 hours from Disney World

I feal sorry for anyone who has voted for 6+ hours. Must be rough.;)

Michael C
10-16-2006, 10:10 PM
Lets see I'm:
45 minutes From Canobie lake park
1 hour from tors Wild Kingdom
1.5 from Clark's trading post
2.5 hours from SFNE, LC, Story land, Santa's Village, and Six Gun City.
3 hours from TGE and Rye Playland
4 hours form Coney Island
5.5 from SFGAdv.

Leo C
10-16-2006, 10:12 PM
I'm about 15 minutes from Busch's Sesame Place. It's not worth it even with a discount price because it is soo a children's park. When will I have a chance to go with small kids to ride Grover's Vapor Trail (Vekoma)?

I'm about 40 minutes from my homepark SFGADV, 30 from Clementon Park, a hour and half from Dorney, 2 from Hershey. These are just estimates.

10-16-2006, 10:19 PM
3 to 3.5 hours to KD
4-4.5 to BGE
around 4-4.5 to Carowinds
and id say (although I havent made the trip in awhile) 5ish to Dollywood

10-16-2006, 10:50 PM
30 minutes: Kentucky Kingdom
1 and 1/4 hours: Holiday World
1.5 hours: Kings Island
2 hours: Beech Bend
3 hours: Dolly Wood
3.5 hours: Cedar Point
3.5 hours: Six Flags St. Louis
4 hours: Geauga Lake
4 hours: Kenny Wood

10-16-2006, 11:08 PM
About an hour to Clementon Park.
An hour and a half to Dorney Park.
An hour 45 minutes to Great Adventure.
An hour 45 minutes to Hersheypark.

10-16-2006, 11:33 PM
I live 45 minutes from KBF's and Disneyland.
And 1 and a half ours away from SFMM.

10-17-2006, 06:31 PM
15-20 min. from Kennywood.

10-17-2006, 06:34 PM
20 minutes from Valleyfair! and 30 from the Park at MOA.

10-17-2006, 06:50 PM
Approximate driving time:

PCW: 40 minutes
Marineland: 2-2.5 hours
Cedar Point: 6 hours
Kings Island: 7.5-8 hours
Universal and any other Orlando park: 24 hours
Busch Gardens Tampa: 25 hours
(Yes, I did drive to Florida)

10-17-2006, 06:57 PM
Here is my list.

5 minutes from Kennywood.
60 minutes from Idewild.
2 hours from Lakemont/Delgrosso's.
2 hours to GL.
3 hours to CP.
3 and a half to SFDL.
3 hours to Wyandot.
4 hours to PKI and SFKK.
4 hours to SFA.
4 hours to Knoebel's.
5 hours to Hershey/Dorney.
6 hours to BGW/PKD.
6 hours to Beech Bend.
7 hours to Holiday World.
8 hours to SFGadv.
8 hours from SFGAm.

Yeah I love living in Western PA.

10-17-2006, 10:22 PM
20 minutes AdventureLand
60 minutes to Coney Island parks(NYC traffic sucks)
120 from Dorney
150? from SFNE
210 from SFGAdv
300 from Hershey Park
Roughly 10 hours to get to CP and GL (family road trip)
Roughly 20 hours to FL parks (family road trip)
I heart Long Island.

10-18-2006, 01:27 AM
10 minutes from Valleyfair

10-18-2006, 06:50 AM
I choose 6 hours but, that is not quite true. It is only 5 hours by PLANE. I am pretty sure the time listed is drive hours and not just time to a park. or is it??? lol

Matt M
10-18-2006, 08:28 AM
Where is the other 5-6 hour friend of mine? Maybe SF St. Louis is closer to me, I really have no idea. I'm thrown in the Southwest corner of Illinois so I have crap from Iowa or SF St. L to choose from.

10-18-2006, 10:33 AM
45 minutes from SFOG.

Unless theres good ol atlanta traffic, which makes it like an hour and a half.

10-18-2006, 01:24 PM
I live 30 mins from Cedar Fair Carowinds.

10-18-2006, 01:28 PM
20 minutes from KD
45 minutes from BGE
2 hours from SFA

(Haven't been to any of the following. Looks like I have some road trips to make in 2007)
4 hours from Hershey
5 hours from SFGAdv
5 hours from Dorney
5 hours from Carowinds
5.5 hours from Knoebels
5.5 hours from Kennywood
6.5 hours from Dollywood

Erik Leppen
10-18-2006, 03:00 PM
I can be in Walibi World in approximately two hours.
I can be in Efteling in I guess less than three hours.
This is by public transport, since I don't have a car.

10-18-2006, 03:45 PM
15 min. From Wyandot Lake it has 1 coaster P.T.C jounor.
1.5 h from P.K.I
1.5 h Geauga Lake
2.1 h from The Point (C.P)
3 h from S.F.K.K
4.h From H.W
3.5 from DollyWood

10-18-2006, 04:29 PM
As of right now, I am 1 hour North East, and one hour South West of Frontier City and Bell's. Not too shabby I suppose since they are the only parks around here for quite a while.

10-26-2006, 03:16 PM
20 minute from SFGADV

10-26-2006, 03:58 PM
I am one to one and a half hours away from Six Flags Great Adventure.

07-15-2007, 12:17 PM
3 miles to Clementon Park now

I grew up in the 70's only a few blocks away

50 minutes to SFGADV
70 Minutes to Wildwood
89 Minutes to Dorney

07-15-2007, 12:57 PM
15 minutes from Wet N' Wild Emerald Pointe
90 minutes from Carowinds
3+ hours from everything else.

07-15-2007, 01:01 PM
45 mins from Valleyfair
30 mins from the Park at Moa
20 mins from Como Town

07-15-2007, 02:16 PM
1 hour+ from Six Flags Great Adventure

10 minutes away from Adventureland

Leo C
07-15-2007, 02:50 PM
8 miles, about 15-20 minutes from Sesame Place

about 26 miles, 35-40 minutes from SFGADV

less than a mile, 5 minute walk to see Burlington Island, former home of defunct burned down since 1928 Island Park.

KW fan
07-15-2007, 03:15 PM
I'm about 45 minutes away from Kennywood, and at least 5 hours away from Hershey Park.

07-15-2007, 03:58 PM
I live about 40-50 minutes from Canadas Wonderland.

07-15-2007, 04:34 PM
45 Minutes away From Wild Adventures
Was 2.5 hours away from Miracle Strip
4 Hours away from SFOG
4.5 Hours away from Orlando Area ( do I really need to list whats there;) )
5 Hours away from Cypress Gardens
6 Hours from Busch Gardens Africa

Theres one near the Georgia/Tennessee border that i can't remember at the moment that has Georgia's second Allen coaster

07-15-2007, 04:51 PM
2 hours from Lake Compounce.

07-15-2007, 05:02 PM
about 1.5 from Indiana Beach
2.5 to Cedar Point
2.5 to Six Flags Great America
2 to Michigan's Adventure
5 to Holiday World

07-15-2007, 06:09 PM
ok i found out the park i forgot was Lake Winnie and its on the Tennessee side, not the Georgia side. Its about 6 hours away i think.( never been there)

07-15-2007, 07:37 PM
I live about 8 minutes away from MIA.

Carowinds 73-03
07-15-2007, 09:39 PM
My house ib Charlotte, NC is about 10-15 min away from Carowinds & My apt in Orlando is about 5-10 min away from any Disney park. Actually i live on property. There are apts right behind Magic Kingdom. It's less that a 2 min drive to MK or a 5 min walk.

07-15-2007, 10:05 PM
I live 1hour and 30 min from Carowinds and about 2 and a half from SFOG and the same from Dollywood. Can anyone guess were I live?

07-15-2007, 10:23 PM
I'm not quite sure on the times, so I'm just gonna ballpark 'em.

CP-1 to 1.5 hrs
KI-3 to 3.5 hrs
MIA-5 to 6 hrs(?)

07-15-2007, 10:25 PM
A five minute drive from Carowinds. :D

07-15-2007, 11:10 PM
25-30 Geauga Lake
45-60 Cedar Point
2 Hours Kennywood
4 Hours Kings Island

07-15-2007, 11:59 PM
20 min(depending on traffic) to valleyfair
9 hours to SFGAm
13 hours to CP

07-16-2007, 12:44 AM
Hah. I live:

15 minutes away from Castles N' (ghetto) Coasters.
6-7 Hours from Six Flags Magic Mountain
6-7 Hours from Knott's Berry Farm
6-7 Hours from basically anyting in SoCal.

Since I live in Arizona and all. ugh.

07-16-2007, 01:03 AM
Before they demolished AstroWorld it was a 30 minute drive. Now it's 3 hours to Fiesta, which is a bit lacking in terms of coasters when compared to what AstroWorld had.

Carowinds 73-03
07-16-2007, 06:03 AM
I forgot a few

15 Min to Sea World & Universal Orlando & 30 min to Busch Gardens Tampa.

07-16-2007, 09:31 AM
Its an hour to Geauga Lake, and about an hour and a half to two hours to CP. It depends on the traffic, like always.

07-16-2007, 12:04 PM
15 minutes to Carowinds! yay, lol.

07-16-2007, 08:55 PM
I'm about 15 minutes from Wet'n'Wild Emerald Pointe, 1.5 hours from Carowinds, 3.5 hours from Ghost Town, 4.5 (or less) hours from KD, 5 (or more) hours from DW and BGE.

07-16-2007, 10:57 PM
<20 min from Adventureland.
Just under 3 hours from Worlds of Fun.
3 hours from Arnolds Park (but it feels like at least ten).
4 hours from Valleyfair!, Como Town, The Park Formerly Known as Camp Snoopy.

18.5 hours from BGE.
10 hours from Cedar Point.
9.5 hours from Kings Island.
9 hours from Holiday World.

CP Maverick
07-17-2007, 12:31 PM
Its an hour to Geauga Lake, and about an hour and a half to two hours to CP. It depends on the traffic, like always.

Hey it's about the same from here too.

After those two, about...
2 to 2.5 hours to Kennywood
3 to 3.5 hours to Darien Lake, Martins Fantasy Island, Niagara Falls, Kings Island
5 to 6 hours to Michigan's Adventure, Hersheypark, Knoebels, Canada's Wonderland
6 to 7 hours to Dorney Park, Six Flags America, Holiday World, Six Flags Great America
7 to 9 hours to Six Flags Great Adventure, Dollywood, Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens Virginia/Williamsburg/Europe

07-17-2007, 12:32 PM
Dpends on your definition of a park. Castles n' Coasters is 30 minutes, but any decent park is 5 hours.

07-17-2007, 03:00 PM
Idlewild: 30 mins (on a good day)
KW: 1 hours (no stops)
HP: 3 hours
CP: 4, 5 if you obey the speed limits
Dorney: about 4.5, but last time it took almost 6
BGE: 5.5, 7 if you obey the speed limits (60 vs. 120 makes a huge time difference on long trips!)

Prime location? maybe!

07-20-2007, 03:45 AM
I averaged it out to 3 hours as I fit the following:

Busch Gardens Europe: 3:40
Kings Dominion: 3:15
Carowinds: 2:25 (thanks to the new highways...used to be 2:45)

07-21-2007, 10:21 AM
Both CP and MIA are just a hair over two hours for me. I wish they were both closer.

07-21-2007, 05:26 PM
3hrs to Kings Dominion
3hrs and 15mins to BGE
4hrs to Carowinds
3hrs to Hard Rock park

I dont live really close to any theme parks but I am smack in the middle of them lol.

07-28-2007, 03:12 PM
This = never been to and am not going to next year
This = been to
This = been to and am going again next year
This = am going to next year
This = might go to next year
This = might go to next year, and have been to before

Six Flags Great Adventure: 25 minutes

Astroland: 1 hour

Clementon Amusement Park: 1 hour

Dorney Park: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Adventureland: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Hershey Park: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Six Flags America: 3 hours

Knoebel's Amusement Park: 3 hours

Six Flags New England: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Great Escape: 3 hours, 45 minutes

Kennywood: 4 hours

Kings Dominion: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Busch Gardens Europe: 5 hours, 30 minutes

Darien Lake: 6 hours

La Ronde: 6 hours, 30 minutes

Geauga Lake: 7 hours

Cedar Point: 8 hours

Canada's Wonderland: 8 hours

Kings Island: 9 hours

Carowinds: 9 hours, 30 minutes

I'm done now, lol.

Wow, I really need to get to some of those parks, that I haven't been to..

07-28-2007, 03:53 PM
Right now I'm 20-25 min from Dorney. If all goes as planned, this fall I'll be moving and I'll be closer to Knoebels ....about 40-45 min :) This will put me closer to the west PA parks also :)

07-30-2007, 03:04 AM
I live 10 minutes from BGE.....2 1/2 hours from KD

08-07-2007, 04:01 AM
30 minutes - Canada's Wonderland
1.5 hours - Marineland
2 hours - Martin's Fantasy Island
2.5 hours - Darien Lake
5 hours - La Ronde
6 hours - Cedar Point

08-08-2007, 03:56 PM
20 minutes from "Walibi Belgium", (Six flags belgium).
40 minutes from "Bobbejaanland"
45 minutes from "Boudewijn sea park"
55 minutes from "Bellewaerde park"
1 hour from "Plopsaland"
1 hour and 10 minutes from "Plopsa indoor"
1 hour and 30 minutes from "Efteling".
2 hours from "Plopsa Coo".
2 hours and 40 minutes from "Walibi World"(Six flags Holland).
2 hours and 45 minutes from "Phantasialand".
3 Hours from "Movie park germany" (Warner bros movie world: Germany in action.)
3 hours from "Disneyland resort Paris/ disney Studio's".
2 hours and 40 minutes from "Parc Asterix".
3 hours from "Parc Walygator".
3 hours and 20 minutes from "Nigloland".
4 hours from "Europa park".
4 hours from "Walibi Rhone alpes".
4 hours and 10 minutes from "Walibi Aquitaine".
6 hours from "Universal studio's: Port Aventura".
6 hours and 30 minutes from "Warner bros movie world Madrid".
6 hours and 30 minutes from "Parque d'attractiones madrid".

08-09-2007, 11:00 PM
30 minutes from Sesame Place
45 minutes from Dorney
1 hour from GADV
1 hour 45 minutes from Hershey

08-10-2007, 06:35 PM
Im about 35-45 minutes away from KennyWood.

3 Hours 6 minutes from cedar point

4 hours and 50 minutes from knoebels and pretty much the same from dorney.

6 hours and 45 minutes from SFGADV

4 Hours from hershey park

1 hour 15 minutes from idlewild

4 hours from camden park.

2 hours from geuga lake.

08-10-2007, 06:41 PM
30 min. from Geauga Lake

90 min. from CP

11-25-2007, 12:49 AM
1 min. boat ride from Conneaut Lake, 5 min. car ride

Even though Conneaut Lake no longer exsists.

Chris L
11-25-2007, 01:02 AM
25 minutes from Universal Studios Hollywood

30 minutes from Knott's Berry Farm

40 minutes from Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure

40 minutes from Six Flags Magic Mountain

80 minutes from Legoland California

90 minutes from SeaWorld Adventure Park, San Diego

11-25-2007, 11:17 AM
10 minutes from Clementon Lake Park

45 minutes from Six Flags Great Adventure

11-25-2007, 12:11 PM
45 Minutes from Castles n' Coasters, 5 Hours from SFMM, 6 Hours from WDL and Knott's.

Arizona Sucks. :)

11-25-2007, 12:21 PM
5 minutes from Sea World
10 minutes from Universal Orlando
15 minutes from Walt Disney World
60 minutes from BGA

11-25-2007, 03:03 PM
Wow you guys are lucky, I live in Oregon and there's nothing! Theres Six Flags Wild Waves near Seattle like 6 hrs from here and Silverwood in Idaho like 8 hrs away -.- nothing good...

Leo C
11-25-2007, 03:18 PM
Still just about 8 miles from Sesame Place. It's still not justified riding the closest coaster to me when the price is so high and it's a children's water/theme park. There's a Vekoma kiddie coaster there. I have no niece or nephew to take to not feel really embarrassed to be there. If it was an open atmosphere boardwalk, not a closed in park, I'd have the credit more easily.

Still a half mile from a former 1920s amusement park site and footers for a wooden coaster
Still a half hour - 40 minutes from SFGADV and Clementon Park.
2.5 hours from Hersheypark
1.5? from Dorney

45 Minutes from Castles n' Coasters, 5 Hours from SFMM, 6 Hours from WDL and Knott's.

Arizona Sucks. :)
But there's plenty of golf courses and fake boobs! That still is not related to our hobby though. Yeah Arizona bites for that matter except for the Canyon, the scenery and the way of life.

11-25-2007, 03:20 PM
It's about an hour and a half from NYC to Six Flags Great Adventure.

11-25-2007, 04:12 PM
5 minutes from Sea World
10 minutes from Universal Orlando
15 minutes from Walt Disney World
60 minutes from BGA

I remember working at disney. There could be a good chance i will be heading back there with my boyfriend if he takes the job there.

11-25-2007, 04:32 PM
20 min from valleyfair

20 min from MOA

5-6 hours from wisconsin dells

7-8 hours from SFGAm

13-14 hours from CP *sigh*

11-25-2007, 04:46 PM
But there's plenty of golf courses and fake boobs! That still is not related to our hobby though. Yeah Arizona bites for that matter except for the Canyon, the scenery and the way of life.

You have a point with the fake boobs and golf courses- I'm within a (long) walking or (moderate) biking distance of the TPC. I don't golf much, though.

We also, however, have snobs. And white trash, and the few bad hispanics (most aren't bad when you get to know them).

Hopefully, we get a park like the one mentioned about a month back in our local newspaper. (Something about a music themed park on par with Universal's theming- not Hard Rock though) I'd gladly drive an hour to Anthem for a B&M or Intamin... even an SLC might do it for me.

11-25-2007, 05:06 PM
Universals about 3-4 miles down the road, but it takes freakin 10 minutes to get there by the time you get through all the lights (and park if you're not getting dropped off)!

11-25-2007, 05:29 PM
Bout 30 mins from SFOG.
Bout 45 mins from SFWW (Who cares about that place?)
Bout 45 Mins from American Adventures (Once again, Who cares?)
Maybe 6 Hours from Orlando

11-25-2007, 05:30 PM
1 Hour From Canada's Wonderland!

Carowinds 73-03
11-26-2007, 10:34 PM
Well now since i moved i'm about 8 hours fro Carowinds (still 10 min from parents house) but about 5 min to Disney World, 20 to Universal, 20 to Sea World & hour and a half to Busch Gardens Tampa.

11-28-2007, 09:00 AM
Apart from the very few parks here in the UK I am over 7 hours from any East coast parks and even further from ones further 'infield' :-(

11-28-2007, 12:12 PM
I am about 5 minutes from Coney Island, since I live in Brooklyn.
About 1 hour and 15 minutes from SFGrAdv.
About 2 hours from Dorney Park
About 2 and 1/2 to 3 hours from Hershey Park
About 8 hours from Cedar Point.

This will all increase, as I am about to move out to Long Island.