Alright, confirmed with my cousins on dates and started getting some **** booked for the rest of my trip. Haven't quite gotten it all yet but I feel pretty comfortable that this will be my final itinerary, so here it is.
Sunday, July 14th - Afternoon/evening in Philly
Monday, July 15th - Dorney Park & Knoebels
Tuesday, July 16th - Kennywood; will stay with family in Blacklick
Wednesday, July 17th - Family in Blacklick
Thursday, July 18th - Depart Blacklick in the morning; rest of the day free.
Friday, July 19th - Another free day; arrive in Louisville in the afternoon/evening. ?
Saturday, July 20th - Kentucky Kingdom CF Live
Sunday, July 21st - Holiday World CF Live
Monday, July 22nd - Kings Island
Tuesday, July 23rd - Cedar Point
Wednesday, July 24th - Cedar Point & Waldameer
Thursday, July 25th - Hersheypark
Friday, July 26th - Great Adventure
So instead of staying with my cousins on Wed-Fri, it'll be a Tues-Thur deal (they'll be attending an event that weekend and need to be on the road by Thursday). That opens up most of Thursday and Friday for me to do whatever, and I currently don't have any solid plans yet.
Will probably use that time to just putz around Columbus and/or Cincinnati. Any suggestions from the locals on stuff to do? Never been to either city.
Might even pop into Stricker's Grove but that'll depend on if Kennywood is being spiteful. If I'm gonna make Steel Vengeance 200, I'll only do Stricker's if I need a couple backup creds.
Also, for those planning to attend Cedar Point, what're your travel plans afterward? If anyone wants to spend a second day there or head out the next morning, I'd be down for splitting one of those resort cabins that some of you seem to enjoy. Otherwise, if I'm the only one sticking around at that point, I'll just get some cheap hotel off the peninsula.