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US Live June 13-15 KK, HW, DW, and Carowinds!

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  1. tomahawk

    tomahawk Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    US Live- Kentucky Kingdom, Holiday World, Dollywood, and Carowinds- June 13-15, 2016

    A US Live is happening on a grand scale for the first time since 2012! A total of 31 creds will be available including two brand new RMC's, Storm Chaser and Lightning Rod, a B&M Giga in Fury 325, and the epicness that is Voyage will highlight the trip. Plus Waffle House. Can you handle the epicness that will surely be Lightning Rod at night?

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    General Info

    June 13 - Kentucky Kingdom (with bonus Holiday World looking likely)
    June 14 - Dollywood
    June 15 - Carowinds


    Travel from Kentucky Kingdom to Carowinds will be included. Louisville and Charlotte airports are where you will want to book travel to and from respectively. Hotel for the three nights (nights of the 13th, 14th and 15th) will be included. Watch this space for a more detailed itinerary and costs. Should all be ready by the end of March.

    Ticket prices and Hours
    Kentucky Kingdom: $50 (based on last year, possible BOGO's available), 11am to 7pm EST
    Holiday World: TBD, 10am to 8pm CT
    Dollywood: $65, 10am to 10pm
    Carowinds: $39.99 (online), 10am to 10pm

    Car, Hotel, Misc
    Full size car about $30 a day per car
    Hotel will be around $100/night per room
    Fuel: Total will be about 700 miles, vehicle info and price TBD based on number of individuals in the cars

    If interested, let us know below! Planning is on going and as we get a better idea of numbers, price will be reflective. You will be responsible for purchasing food, tat, and tickets on your own, while hotel and car will be paid before the trip. Based on my math, the total for everything on those 3 days will be around $300, excluding travel to and from meeting location.

    Confirmed
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    Hixee
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    Youngster Joey

    Possible
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  2. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    MIGHT be able to squeeze in HW if available. I will see what I can do, though.
     
  3. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    I'm very keen on this, although I will be adding a couple of other parks at the end to make the most of coming stateside!

    I'm hoping to book flights in the next week or so, so once I've done that I'll post up my itinerary and start helping Tom flesh out the details of this. :D
     
  4. Snoo

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    Of course im in. Sexy time with Hixee? Who can pass that up?
     
  5. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown Mr CoasterForce 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Hixee, out of interest what are your plans roughly for after the live? And have you got any estimated costs for flights and the other parks ect? Hope you don't mind me asking,
     
  6. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    My rough thinking is this (at the moment):

    Fly into Louisville before the start of the Live (I've been looking ~£600 for return flights to Washington DC - although I'm still working that bit out - and then ~£100 for a flight from DC to Louisville)
    Then hook up with the Live all the way down to Charlotte
    From Charlotte get a bus up to Richmond
    Pick up a hire car in Richmond and do Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion (then back to Richmond)
    Then another bus up to DC and fly home

    That's my plan at the moment, with a few days added in here and there so it's not JUST a solid cred trip.

    Just going to throw this out there - add Holiday World the day before KK and do Splashin' Safari too? :lol:
     
  7. Youngster Joey

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    I'm probably in time off and money permitting.
     
  8. tomahawk

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    I won't be able to do HW the Sunday, but I am fully expecting KK to be a two hour cred run, which will probably include rerides on Storm Chaser and Lightning Run. Should have plenty of time for HW and Splashy Splashdown for those water park enticed individuals.

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  9. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Ah gotcha! Sounds like a good idea - there doesn't seem to be much else at KK!

    Need me some swimsuit babe [strike]Snoo[/strike] Youngster Joey... :D
     
  10. Ben

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    Just a heads up if KK is anything like it was that same sort of day this year they'll be running one train on stuff and that'll cause some queues.

    Can't say what SC will be like but we were waiting 30 minutes for LR - so I wouldn't be overly confident of walk-ons.

    I would say with KK opening at 11 you're unlikely to get to HW much before 3. I'm not coming but just something to keep in mind if you want to do SS.
     
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    ^Thanks Ben. I hadn't been since 2008? and was curious from anyone who had been recently.

    What happened to our Texas love affair? We ALL remember Galveston. <3
     
  12. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Hmm, Ben's comment is valuable.

    If Holiday World is likely to be less busy, should we maybe start with that and then swing past KK on the way down to Dollywood?

    If I make this trip, we need another night like that in Charlotte... :D
     
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    That isn't even a QUESTION. You KNOW it's happening.. especially now that more folks are over 21. <3
     
  14. GuyWithAStick

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    I went to KK over the summer, with about everything being a walk-on...
     
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    I went to KK over the summer, with about everything being a walk-on...
     
  16. tomahawk

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    I have absolutely no issue starting at HW, actually I think it would be better. Only reason I had KK listed first was it provides a more central meeting location in Louisville, but if people are fine meeting someplace in that city, then driving to HW and back to KK (wed be going back through anyways as it's the only way to get to DW) let's do that.

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  17. Hixee

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    Saw a great deal on flights this morning, which I couldn't resist... so I'm 100% confirmed!
     
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    YAY!!! <3 <3 <3

    Does that mean Sleepover with the Snoo's?
     
  19. tomahawk

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    Oh sweet baby jesus it's gonna happen.

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    I MIGHT be able to join for a day or two at the beginning. I'll have to see how work is going a little bit closer to the trip and if I have any personal days available (I'll be using all of my vacation time on other things this year).
     

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