You can stick me down on the list Dan, I'll go with you old chap, oh wait yeeeah, duh I AM GOING...! Whoooop!
Forget Kingda Ka (unless you are really in to pain!), it's all about El Toro and Nitro. I managed to do SFGA and NY last year - best two weeks of my life, gutted I can't afford to do it any more. Seriously, you will love it. We landed at Newark and then drove to some Holiday Inn place in NJ (about 10-15 mins from SF). The driving can be very nerve-wracking, so be warned! :D
Ahh that sounds good newz then :D , it sounds pretty much what were aiming for. Though were going for a week, I'm positive we can cram it all in but just to query it how did you find it for two weeks, was it too long, too short?! Also, as much as I want to ride Kingdaka (not ryan)
I am also easily sexually aroused at the thought of Nitro, El Toro, Rolling Thunder and espcially Medusa. Nitro and Medusa to me are the ultimate legends, I've grow up reading about these coasters, got the facts and figures and played them on RCT 2! Dan is driving :D, hes a very cautious driver... I'm sure he'll cope well!
I would suggest 3 days at SF and the rest in NY - when I went we crammed in Cedar Point too (it's only a 50 min flight to Cleveland from NY and thought of being so close to CP proved too much me, so I broke the bank!) Two weeks would not have been long enough at SF never mind the rest of it, just so much to do and see. Id say you would be aswell off getting a season pass for SF (think you can pick them up for around $80, it works out much better than the standard gate price).
Don't get me wrong, Kingda Ka is a good ride, it just didn't blow me away as much as I was expecting - I think they really have hit the limits of how far they can push the top speed of a ride without offering some form of windshield/new car design - you'll see what I mean. Nitro is stunning but the ride I fell in love with was El Toro, simply amazing - so smooth, fast and filled with air time. We purchased the flash pass gold in advance but when we arrived the queues weren't too bad anyway - think they peaked at around 45 mins (early August btw) - but this enabled us to get in as many rides as possible.
The ride I was most disappointed with was superman - other than the pretzel loop, I found Air to be much better. I wouldn't expect very much theming either - one thing the park really lacked, although this may have been improved with the addition of the new batman ride.
I would also go to the water park and safari on the site too - both were very enjoyable and also either included in or discounted by the AP.
On the driving - Id never driven in America before and coming out of NY is certainly not the best palace to start - having them huge f**k off trucks on either side of you can be really un-nerving! Slamming the brake on when going for the non-existent clutch is also bad practice :D
There isn't much I can say about NY it's self, it's just so brilliant and packed with things to do the best way to enjoy is just go exploring (and don't forget Coney Island!)