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Driving through pa


By amkoepfer

9 months ago



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    #1 9 months ago

    Driving through pa tomorrow, from toledo to lake harmony. Anything i need to stop and see or do? Any games for sale along the way? Family friendly pinball places? May end up going to nyc, but want to see whats out in eastern pa that ive never been to. Labor day weekend so most places will be busy!

    #2 9 months ago

    Pinball PA but it would be somewhat out of your way https://pinballpa.com/

    #3 9 months ago

    That looks like itd be worth the trip!

    #4 9 months ago

    Knoebels old school amusement park is pretty cool, also has a few pins and is on your route. Also I'm home from work tomorrow and only short distance from lake harmony and got a bunch of pins to play .

    #5 9 months ago

    I have a few games in Bethlehem twp.
    Projects:
    Jokerz
    Pinball pool
    Silverball Mania
    Flash
    Fire
    MGOW

    Ready to go:
    Lord of the Rings LE
    Sopranos
    Tspp
    Rct
    Potc
    Cbw
    T2

    Misc:
    2 Stoner Candy machines
    Ms pac/Galaga cabaret anniversary unit

    Do not have pics as of yet, but will be looking to set up a few in the next day or so.

    #6 9 months ago
    Quoted from tp:

    Knoebels old school amusement park is pretty cool, also has a few pins and is on your route. Also I'm home from work tomorrow and only short distance from lake harmony and got a bunch of pins to play .

    I will probably be getting in town pretty late friday since i wont leave until 4, but thanks for the offer! Awesome collection! I think knoebels will be on the list to do

    Quoted from Jiggly_Martian:

    I have a few games in Bethlehem twp.
    Projects:
    Jokerz
    Pinball pool
    Silverball Mania
    Flash
    Fire
    MGOW
    Ready to go:
    Lord of the Rings LE
    Sopranos
    Tspp
    Rct
    Potc
    Cbw
    T2
    Misc:
    2 Stoner Candy machines
    Ms pac/Galaga cabaret anniversary unit
    Do not have pics as of yet, but will be looking to set up a few in the next day or so.

    I will let you know, ill have room for a game on my way back, and i do like projects!

    #7 9 months ago

    Helicon Brewing has 18 games.

    https://www.facebook.com/heliconbrewing/

    18 games, lots of LE games, JJP Pirates of the Caribbean, Lexy Lightspeed, TNA, Iron Maiden LE and Deadpool!

    #8 9 months ago

    wrap around through buffalo on the way back..pocketeer billiards has 70 games, including the new dead pool.

    oh. and if you get wings...duffs not anchor bar, blue cheese not ranch.

    #9 9 months ago

    If in NYC go to Sunshine Laundromat, if near Philly, try Pincrossing at Railroad Street restaurant

    #10 9 months ago

    Sunshine is a must if i go. Id like to check out a maiden le or premium as im hoping to buy a pro soon and want to see how the pre stacks up. Id like to check out deadpool too. Wings and bleu cheese sounds great! Lots of ideas! The wife wants to go on the trip just for the restaurants. I like oddball local places, not chain restaurants. This is only my 3rd time spending any time in pa, so kind of excited to explore the state

    #11 9 months ago

    Get that jokerz for a good price, fix it up,and sell it to me

    #12 9 months ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    Get that jokerz for a good price, fix it up,and sell it to me

    If youre interested i can probably pick it up for you

    #13 9 months ago
    Quoted from tp:

    Knoebels old school amusement park is pretty cool

    It's also free to park and free to enter, amkoepfer! If you're a rides guy, you can get a wristband. Definitely ride "Flying Turns" if you go. It's literally a one of a kind ride. Only one in the world like it.

    #14 9 months ago
    Quoted from mbaumle:

    It's also free to park and free to enter, amkoepfer! If you're a rides guy, you can get a wristband. Definitely ride "Flying Turns" if you go. It's literally a one of a kind ride. Only one in the world like it.

    So is it just pay per ride or wristband? I like that better than paying 50 or so a person since my wife is pregnant and cant ride anything

    #15 9 months ago
    Quoted from amkoepfer:

    So is it just pay per ride or wristband? I like that better than paying 50 or so a person since my wife is pregnant and cant ride anything

    It's pay per ride and wristband .. free parking , pins .. best place around

    Anyone can walk around for free

    #16 9 months ago
    Quoted from ezeltmann:

    It's pay per ride and wristband .. free parking , pins .. best place around

    What he said. You can literally just pay for one ride, and leave, and it'll only cost you a couple bucks. Or you can get the wristband and ride all the rides all day. The park is pretty amazing. It's got a little bit of everything for everyone. It's nestled in the woods, has a really earthy old time feel (Its as if the park has been stuck in the year 1956), a real carousel where you reach for the brass ring and actual carousel organ, old time diesel powered rides, and has great food at shockingly reasonable prices (for amusement parks, that is). Plus, it's got a great arcade with nicely maintained pinball machines, and it also has the famous Knoebles "Fascination Game Room" which I haven't seen anywhere else.

    #17 9 months ago

    Sounds like ill be going there.

    #18 9 months ago

    Thanks for all the ideas, im sure ill be adding stops along the way!!

    #19 9 months ago
    Quoted from amkoepfer:

    Sunshine is a must if i go. Id like to check out a maiden le or premium as im hoping to buy a pro soon and want to see how the pre stacks up. Id like to check out deadpool too. Wings and bleu cheese sounds great! Lots of ideas! The wife wants to go on the trip just for the restaurants. I like oddball local places, not chain restaurants. This is only my 3rd time spending any time in pa, so kind of excited to explore the state

    Maiden LE at Helicon.

    #20 9 months ago

    PinballPA has an Iron Maiden, along with about 175 other pins. Plus nearly 200 video games. Great place to spend an afternoon. $50 gets a family in for the entire day. Love going there!

    #21 9 months ago

    If you have time, check out Rock Fantasy in Middletown NY. Steve Keeler is the owner and is having a Iron Maiden launch party Saturday. He has both a pro and a premium at his Rock shop.

    ps. I wish I had some cash left in my pinball funds to pick up your Operation Thunder.

    #22 9 months ago

    Op thunder is a good game, just really want a maiden. As of now it looks like we are staying by knobels, but i hopefully will make it other places as well. Pinballpa sounds pretty sweet too!

    #23 9 months ago

    If your staying around Knobels, stop over at Chris, Coin Taker, new shop. He is right up the street from Knobels and has a Maiden Pro and Pre setup for you to try.

    #24 9 months ago
    Quoted from yfz450:

    If your staying around Knobels, stop over at Chris, Coin Taker, new shop. He is right up the street from Knobels and has a Maiden Pro and Pre setup for you to try.

    Awesome, thanks for the advice! I have a couple things i need from them anyways!

    #25 9 months ago

    Just a heads up. Don't just walk in, knock first, his shop dog Diesel, can be a little intimidating if he don't know you.

    #26 9 months ago

    Ok thanks. I emailed him to find out if they will be open this weekend. I need a shaker motor and a few other things anyways so it works out! Any must see places to eat in that area?

    #27 9 months ago

    Yeah there is a few good places to eat around there. Chris can fill you in on that.

    #28 9 months ago

    Loaded and ready. Just enough room for the family. At least until the next kid. Gottliebs sure are big!! Im delivering the game in lake harmony pa, 466 miles each way, i must really want a maiden

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    #29 9 months ago

    Not mentioned but Knobles has one of the absolute legendary wood rollercoasters, the Phoenix. Not the biggest but the zero gravity swoops at the end makes it a must ride

    #30 9 months ago

    Pretty disappointed, cointaker is closed this weekend!

    #31 9 months ago
    Quoted from amkoepfer:

    Pretty disappointed, cointaker is closed this weekend!

    I can offer you and your wife a free whitewater rafting trip in the morning to curb your disappointment. Located just off route 80 near white haven.

    #32 9 months ago

    I have an Avatar Pro, Al's Garage Band, Spider-Man Red and a Demolition Man that was restored by Eric Bundy (haven't listed that yet)

    Not far from the Sands Casino in Bethlehem. Dorney park is nearby, The Great Allentown fair is going (166th year) and the Iron Pigs minor league team has a really nice stadium (Phillies). Crayola factory for the little ones is also close.

    #33 9 months ago
    Quoted from tp:

    I can offer you and your wife a free whitewater rafting trip in the morning to curb your disappointment. Located just off route 80 near white haven.

    Thank you for the offer, but unfortunately my wife cant raft for the next 9 months or so. Pennsylvania has some great hospitality!

    #34 9 months ago
    Quoted from Butch2099:

    I have an Avatar Pro, Al's Garage Band, Spider-Man Red and a Demolition Man that was restored by Eric Bundy (haven't listed that yet)
    Not far from the Sands Casino in Bethlehem. Dorney park is nearby, The Great Allentown fair is going (166th year) and the Iron Pigs minor league team has a really nice stadium (Phillies). Crayola factory for the little ones is also close.

    Crayola factory sounds interesting. And the fair!

    #35 9 months ago

    Wipeout was delivered today to a first time pinhead for his vacation house in the poconos. Now its time for some fun!

    #36 9 months ago

    So far at knoebels i have found: tom, star wars, tz, got, star trek, potc

    #37 9 months ago
    Quoted from Anonymouse:

    Not mentioned but Knobles has one of the absolute legendary wood rollercoasters, the Phoenix. Not the biggest but the zero gravity swoops at the end makes it a must ride

    Phoenix was awesome! My kid had a blast and i had to buy more tickets to ride it a few more times. It reminded me of the blue streak at cedar point. But longer and better

    #38 9 months ago

    Paid a visit to cointaker even though they were closed. I was pretty sad, but looks like a nice new building. Ill have to swing by next time im out here

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