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What is the other one? But I mean, it doesn't really matter. Seems like a good thing and worth touting.
 

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Six Flags is the only large-scale theme park in the DC area, everything else nearby being smaller local parks like Adventure Park. Guess it depends on if you consider KD "DC area", though I consider the furthest edge of the DC area to be Fredericksburg on a good day.
 
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What is the other one? But I mean, it doesn't really matter. Seems like a good thing and worth touting.
Adventure park is the other one that I would say you could stretch the definition to include. Why I do believe that it's a great thing for the park to have done I done feel the headline misleads and doesn't recognize that BGW and other parks have had this status for a while.
 
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I'm not sure I understand the relevance of parks in southeastern Virginia and Pennsylvania to the DC area. There are people who commute from Fredericksburg, Leesburg, Baltimore, and West Virginia, but Williamsburg and anywhere north of Maryland just isn't part of a discussion about the DC area. In fact, the DC metro area only includes, “the District of Columbia, the Counties of Montgomery and Prince Georges in the State of Maryland, the Counties of Arlington and Fairfax and the Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church in the Commonwealth of Virginia."

(https://code.dccouncil.us/us/dc/council/code/sections/2-1105.html)
 
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I'm not sure I understand the relevance of parks in southeastern Virginia and Pennsylvania to the DC area. There are people who commute from Fredericksburg, Leesburg, Baltimore, and West Virginia, but Williamsburg and anywhere north of Maryland just isn't part of a discussion about the DC area. In fact, the DC metro area only includes, “the District of Columbia, the Counties of Montgomery and Prince Georges in the State of Maryland, the Counties of Arlington and Fairfax and the Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church in the Commonwealth of Virginia."

(https://code.dccouncil.us/us/dc/council/code/sections/2-1105.html)
The extended Metro area includes Jefferson county, WV as well as many other counties. Even where I live (Berkeley County, WV) is often considered as part of the metro area but is excluded in official designations because it's comprises it's own metro area of Hagerstown-Martinsburg.

https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2006/12/art1full.pdf (Chart on Page 2)

Practically, though, I do know of people that commute from York, PA into the DC area as well as Hagerstown-Martinsburg (honestly, when I was moving out here I was surprised at how many places I looked at actually said they had tenants (current and previous) that commuted in to DC/Fairfax/Loudoun)
 
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Right. My point (as someone who lives in NOVA) is that regardless of whether you include long-range commuters or the DC Council's definition, Williamsburg is not in the DC area.
 

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I was referring back to the original objection that there are other parks in the area that have been accredited for autism for a long time. That implies PA to me, as well (especially Sesame Place). And I disagree that anywhere in PA is part of the DC area. PA is linked to NJ and NY, not DC.
 
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As someone that grew up in the part of PA being associated with DC right now….pass. We consider ourselves our own thing. Baltimore is 2 hours away and so is Philly. We like our cow pastures. Stay out.
 
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I was referring back to the original objection that there are other parks in the area that have been accredited for autism for a long time. That implies PA to me, as well (especially Sesame Place). And I disagree that anywhere in PA is part of the DC area. PA is linked to NJ and NY, not DC.
Regarding Sesame Place I'd agree 100%..... Philly is absolutely more NJ than anything else. Dutch Wonderland is a lot closer to DC than Sesame Place. Probably irrelevant to the conversation at this point now that I know your original point but there are areas slightly outside of central PA that people can commute to DC from and are not at all related to NJ.
 

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KD may get guests from the DC metro, but it serves the Richmond metro area.

Just like there may be NOVA/DC commuters in RVA, it's its own metro area and not a suburb of DC.
 
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