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which is better celebration city or silver dollar city?

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which is better celebration city or silver dollar city?

in june going with 3 kids 4,10 and 12. was wondering which park was better, more bang for the buck, celebration city or silver dollar city? what about white water in comparison?

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1. Re: which is better celebration city or silver dollar city?

Hands down, the answer is Silver Dollar City. The price of admission is a bit more steeper than Celebration City, but with the new new Grand Exposition area opening up, the park's family ride count increased by 10 rides! Silver Dollar City is also much larger than Celebration City and will easily consume your entire day. SDC also has extensive chidrens areas.

White Water is a water park, so thats kinda like comparing apples to oranges. Its a totally different experience than SDC or CC. However, it is an excellent water park and worth a visit if the kids like that sort of thing.

If you plan on visiting more than one of the parks, you could purchase a city hopper pass which might save you a couple of $$.

www.silverdollarcity.com

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2. Re: which is better celebration city or silver dollar city?

thank you gregbkc! your confirming what i was thinking.

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3. Re: which is better celebration city or silver dollar city?

Think of it like this: Silver Dollar City is like a themed amusement park. Celebration City if like an overpriced county fair. Cool for kids, especially at night, but overpriced in my book.

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4. Re: which is better celebration city or silver dollar city?

If time and budget permit you should seriously consider a 4-day, 3-park cityhopper pass ($79.00 over 12, $69.00 4-11). All three parks would be fabulous for your kids. You can save $10 each on a 3-day, 2-park pass for SDC and WW or $20 each on 3-day, 2-part CC and WW pass. (Personally, I'd go for the SDC and WW if I was choosing one of the 2-park passes.)

SDC has fun shows and amusements. Not to be missed with kids - Grandfather's Mansion and Tom Sawyer's Landing. It you will be there after

June 9 you will be there for Kid's Fest which is a wonderful time to go. For the last several years they've had an extreme sports show with street/flatland/vert bicyle tricks. Really amazing and fun for everyone.

Celebration City is a great place to go in the evenings. Much more of a carnival atmosphere. Don't miss a ride on the Ferris Wheel.

White Water is another guaranteed day of fun for the kids. So many water rides and then the Lazy River when it's time to relax a little. Kids areas like RainTree Island will allow you to lounge in the sun while keeping watch over the kids.

Keep in mind that EVERYTHING you purchase in these areas from meals to extra sunblock will be grossly overpriced. For yourself and kids listed, plan on about $30 for lunch. Last time at WW we took our own lunch and saved a bundle. There's a Wal-Mart Supercenter on 76 where you could pick up Lunchables and juice or soda and save yourself $20. Not sure about taking coolers into SDC...never tried it. It's a big park though and you'd probably get tired of lugging it around.

Hope this helps!

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