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Old 09-14-2012, 12:07 PM   #166
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The one I hear the most is "Isn't it just like Six Flags?" because we have a Six Flags here. I have even heard that it is just like the State Fair. Oh my gosh
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #167
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The one I hear the most is "Isn't it just like Six Flags?" because we have a Six Flags here. I have even heard that it is just like the State Fair. Oh my gosh
*lol* Yes, it's just like the State Fair. That's why people spend thousands of dollars - so they can ride the ferris wheel and eat corn dogs.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:24 PM   #168
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I don't know if you all are aware of this or not, but you can only eat with the characters IF you are on the DXDDP because it takes 2 credits to eat with them. 2 different people I work with have paid for/upgraded to the DXDDP cause their kids wanted to eat with characters. I tried to explain that you don't have to have DDP at all, let alone deluxe, and that most character meals aren't 2 credits but they don't believe me. Oh and they can't believe that I spend less then they spent and we go for more days and have more kids. I must be getting a discount because we go so often! Don't I wish!
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:31 PM   #169
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The one I hear the most is "Isn't it just like Six Flags?" because we have a Six Flags here. I have even heard that it is just like the State Fair. Oh my gosh
My inlaws have had many opportunities to go while visiting people in Florida but think its just like our local park, Kennywood. Now Kennywood is a great place and is called America's Best Traditional Amusement park and even has Dole Whips, but its not WDW.

They mostly boycott it since they got rid of the $7.95 General Admission. (You would then buy tickets)

But now they are older and visit people and I swear their vacation day is now
  • wake up
  • eat breakfast
  • sit around and talk about what they are going to have for lunch
  • eat lunch
  • sit around and talk about where they are going to have dinner
  • eat dinner
  • sit around until bedtime complaining about dinner
  • go to bed
  • Next day lather, rinse, repeat
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:40 PM   #170
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My inlaws have had many opportunities to go visiting people in Florida but think its just like our local park, Kennywood. Now Kennywood is a great place and is called America's Best Traditional Amusement park and even has Dole Whips, but its not WDW.
Wait, so you're saying I didn't miss out on anything as a child by not going to Disney because we went to Kennywood every year? *rotfl*

Anyway, I was always more partial to Cedar Point.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:49 PM   #171
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Wait, so you're saying I didn't miss out on anything as a child by not going to Disney because we went to Kennywood every year?

Anyway, I was always more partial to Cedar Point.
Actually my park growing up was West View Park (Union Picnic) and/or Idlewild (Company Picnic). Kennywood was my wife's and we went to CP a few times.

I really only started going to Kennywood because of dating her oh and the fact that West View Park kind of burned to ground and is now a shopping plaza.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #172
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Actually my park growing up was West View Park (Union Picnic) and/or Idlewild (Company Picnic). Kennywood was my wife's and we went to CP a few times.

I really only started going to Kennywood because of dating her oh and the fact that West View Park kind of burned to ground and is now a shopping plaza.
Yay Idlewild. Also went to many company picnics there in the 70s. And yay Storybook Forest!
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:53 PM   #173
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Yay Idlewild. Also went to many company picnics there in the 70s. And yay Storybook Forest!
Have you been back? that keyhole got really small over the years.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:55 PM   #174
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Have you been back? that keyhole got really small over the years.
LOL. Yes, we took my kids there for a trip in 2006 and took pictures of the, to match my old pictures!
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My inlaws have had many opportunities to go visiting people in Florida but think its just like our local park, Kennywood. Now Kennywood is a great place and is called America's Best Traditional Amusement park and even has Dole Whips, but its not WDW.

They mostly boycott it since they got rid of the $7.95 General Admission. (You would then buy tickets)

But now they are older and visit people and I swear their vacation day is now

[*]wake up[*]eat breakfast[*]sit around and talk about what they are going to have for lunch[*]eat lunch[*]sit around and talk about where they are going to have dinner[*]eat dinner[*]sit around until bedtime complaining about dinner[*]go to bed[*]Next day lather, rinse, repeat

You just described my in-laws!
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Yay Idlewild. Also went to many company picnics there in the 70s. And yay Storybook Forest!
*lol* Now there's a blast from the past.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:28 PM   #177
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LOVE this thread!!! I think the craziest thing I have ever heard was 'Disney isn't for kids!' and 'I'm not taking my kids until they are teenagers because they will be too young' and then there is the 'Normally we would go now but I'm not taking a baby to to Disney since it will cost too much extra, so we are waiting until the baby is 3 or 4'
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:41 PM   #178
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LOL. Yes, we took my kids there for a trip in 2006 and took pictures of the, to match my old pictures!
As a kid for me it was the late 60's early 70's and it was the Duquesne Light Company Picnic. One year I must have been around 5, since my younger sister wasn't around yet, my mother made us all matching plaid shirts. Picture made the company newsletter.

Have gone back with my "kids" many times but they are getting too old now (see my sig) and haven't been there in maybe 10 or so years and for some reason we don't go with my younger sister who has a DD6.

I'm getting old and now have to wait for Grandchildren.

Hey whats for dinner I hope they have a good piece of fish.
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Wait, so you're saying I didn't miss out on anything as a child by not going to Disney because we went to Kennywood every year? *rotfl*

Anyway, I was always more partial to Cedar Point.
Could be worse, our "big" trip was always to Waldameer in Erie.
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Could be worse, our "big" trip was always to Waldameer in Erie.
Yes it can. For others in my area, out by the airport, it was White Swan Park.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Swan_Park
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