Not trying to make light of this but the headline is a little miss leading as it's the first THEME park in the DC region to be certified I mean there are what maybe two parks that fit that description?
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.What is the other one? But I mean, it doesn't really matter. Seems like a good thing and worth touting.
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.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."
Yea, that I agree with.... You also specified PA though which I think is more borderline with commuters (though certainly not part of a metro area).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.
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.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.