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Worlds of Adventure Found in Aurora, Ohio

An August 2002 trip to Aurora by Amy Travels

Quote: On Friday, August 23, my family and I took a day trip to Aurora to see the newly created Six Flags Worlds of Adventure. We found that there was something for everyone in this huge mega park.

Worlds of Adventure Found in Aurora, Ohio

Overview

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Six Flags Worlds of Adventure is undoubtedly the biggest tourist draw in Aurora. In addition to Six Flags, there are outlets, a winery, and a few hotels. You could easily spend two or three days in Aurora and have enough to do. Also, since Aurora is just southeast of Cleveland, there are lots of other things to do close by.Quick Tips: If going to Aurora on a day trip, leave yourself plenty of time to get there and if you’re going to Six Flags, try to arrive before the park opens. We underestimated the amount of time it would take to get there from Pittsburgh. After running into a lot of traffic and red lights, it took us over 2 ½ hours to get to Six Flags instead of the 1 ½ we thought it woul...Read More
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We were disappointed with the variety of food available in the park. We couldn’t find any restaurants on the Wild Life side where you could get pizza, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, etc. Since we were on the Wild Life side when dinnertime rolled around and didn’t want to back track to the Wild Rides side, we decided on Shorty Pete’s Smokehouse. The menu consisted of ¼ or ½ chicken, French fries, and a roll. There was also a chicken and ribs combo, as well as cheeseburgers. Finishing out the menu were very small side salads, desserts, and a peanut butter and jelly combo for the kids. By the way, if your kids don’t like peanut butter and jelly, they are probably out of luck. We looked at a few diff...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 21, 2002

Shorty Pete’s Smokehouse
Six Flags Worlds of Adventure- Wild Life Side
Aurora, Ohio

The Lakeside Café

Restaurant

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The Lakeside Café is a fast-food style restaurant with outdoor seating. As it's name implies, the Lakeside Cafe is located in front of the lake. The restaurant really doesn’t provide that great of a view of the lake though because there are a lot of trees between it and the lake. There are many umbrellas over the tables to protect you in the case of rain or to provide shade on sunny days. Like other restaurants on the Wild Life side, there was not a great variety of food available at the Lakeside Café. There were two different platters available at the Lakeside Café — an Italian Sausage Sandwich with Fries for $6.29 and a Cheeseburger with fries for $5.99. Also, French Fries at $1.99 for small...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on September 21, 2002

The Lakeside Café
Six Flags Worlds of Adventure- Wild Life Side
Aurora, Ohio

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We’re Rolling Pretzel Company is located on the Wild Rides side of the park, near the entrance to Hurricane Harbor (the water park). As with all the food outlets in Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, We’re Rolling Pretzel Company was not cheap. An Original pretzel cost $3.29, compared to $1.80 at the Aunt Anne’s at home. A Cinnamon or Garlic pretzel cost $3.49. The toppings are 49 to 69 cents more. Even though the pretzels were more expensive than at Aunt Anne’s, they were even better.

Beverages were expensive as well: $2.79 and $3.49 for small and large soft drinks, respectively. Bottled Water cost $2.49. So, for three Original pretzels and three bottled waters, we paid about $20.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 21, 2002

We’re Rolling Pretzel Company
Six Flags Worlds of Adventure- Wild Rides Side
Aurora, Ohio

Six Flags Worlds of Adventure

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Attraction

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Six Flags Worlds of Adventure is made up of the former Geagua Lake Amusement Park and Sea World of Ohio, as well as a water park. Admission covers all three parks - a boardwalk and boat ramp connect them all. The park is very large —there is no way you can do everything in one day. If you have school age children, I recommend two days. (Two day passes are available, and I've seen them advertised for about $55 per person). However, if you want to focus on the Wildlife side, one day is fine. We found Six Flags to be very expensive. Parking is $8, which is ridiculous. At Kennywood, our hometown amusement park, parking is free. (See my Pittsburgh journal for details about Kennywood). The food at Si...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 21, 2002

Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
1060 North Aurora Road
Aurora, Ohio 44202
(330) 562-7131

Six Flags Worlds of Adventure

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Attraction | "Six Flags Worlds of Adventure- Wild Rides Side"

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The Wild Rides side of Six Flags Worlds of Adventure is actually the former Geagua Lake amusement park. If you plan on starting on this side, follow the signs to parking at the Wild Rides gate. That way, you’ll save yourself the walk or boat ride from the Wild Life side. We found the Wild Rides side to be difficult to navigate. We didn’t see many directional signs. Also, there were a lot of dead-ends and many of the rides seemed to be hidden from the main path. For most of our time on the Wild Rides side, we found ourselves going in circles. Maybe we'll do a better job navigating this section the next time we visit the park, as this was the first time any of us had ever been to this side of the ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 21, 2002

Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
1060 North Aurora Road
Aurora, Ohio 44202
(330) 562-7131

Six Flags Worlds of Adventure

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Attraction | "Six Flags Worlds of Adventure- Wild Life Side"

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We started out our day at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure at the Aquarium. Outside the aquarium, there is a pond with ducks and fish that the kids can feed. In front of the entrance, there is also a pool with stingrays the kids can touch. Inside, there are many large aquariums containing marine life representing a variety of habitats—Northern Pacific, Southern California, Ohio, the Amazon, Caribbean, and even the Arctic. A separate building houses the shark aquarium. This aquarium contains many different types of sharks as well as tropical fish in a huge floor to ceiling aquarium. There are also educational displays pertaining to sharks. There's yet another building with penguins. To me, the aqua...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 21, 2002

Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
1060 North Aurora Road
Aurora, Ohio 44202
(330) 562-7131

Lodging

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During the Six Flags season, hotel/motel prices in the area are high (at least by my standards). The hotels in Aurora are very pricey and definitely out of the question for us. Even the nearby Days Inn and Super 8 were $90+ per night. These were not in our budget either, so we drove from Pittsburgh for a day trip. We drove through Streetsboro to get to Six Flags. There are many motels in this town, which is about ten minutes from the park. On a previous trip to the former Sea World, I stayed in Bedford, which wasn’t a bad commute. In mid-October, I was able to get a room at the Microtel in Streetsboro for $40/night. My husband and I are planning a trip to visit nearby Cuyahoga Valley ...Read More