Hello all, I'm planning very far ahead for a trip in 2010, and have been for a while. I am a roller coaster enthusiast, and am going with a few of my friends across the country to visit three dozen amusement parks and water parks. Right now the itinerary comes to 45 days, although it may end up being more than that. I have a couple questions, as this is my first road trip and don't have much experience with them!
-With four people, how long would you say is a good driving limit for a driving only day? I have a few where we drive 10 hours, and one where we drive 12. That comes to three hours per person, though being on the road that long can be tough. Does this sound like a good limit, or should it be less?
-We will all be over 18 when the trip occurs, but we will not be 21. I've done some research and it looks like this isn't old enough to stay in hotels in some states. Is this true? Is there any way around it? If absolutely necesarry, we could go with someone over 21.
-On a 45 day trip with much driving and activity almost every day, I assume it's good to have "chill days" every so often. How often do you recommend we indulge these days?
-As far as cost, here are my overestimations. Let me know if they seem like good estimates...
$130/Night Average becomes $1500/person for entire trip
$25/person/day becomes $1250/person
<2000/trip becomes <500/person
As far as admission prices, all parks have extremely different pricing, but I've overestimated to 50 per park, times 25 unpaid parks (I get into some free) is $1250 per person.