Coaster Atmosphere

Wednesday, May 21, 2003 9:34 AM
This question is mainly directed at SFOG but I was wondering what happened to water? plants? trees? undergroundtunnels? on coasters for exp. The Georgia Scorcher around and under the ride is GRAVEL same with Batman The Ride and The New Superman UF is a RED DIRT PIT I know its new but they will prob just fill it with gravel like everything else cmon If you put some trees WATERFALLS and whatever your imagination could think of I think the overall ride experience would be so so much better. Anybodys opinion will help or if you know of a park that does "theme" a ride well lemme know!
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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 9:57 AM
From my reply on this thread:

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=28269

"I guess I just see it as a wasted opportunity to take something from good to great. If you're gonna spend 10 million on something, I can't imagine adding even 100K more in landscaping would put the project overbudget. I would guess a lot of the acceptance of lot rides has to do with the ride itself, and what park it is at. I can't imagine fans being indifferent about BG making a lot coaster; thier parks are good looking parks, as is most of my home park SFStL. I wasn't very happy to see what they did with Mr. Freeze, and it's just over gravel. I guess since MM had a lot coaster ages ago, its patrons have had time to get used to it.

Personally I think its a shame....and if it truely didn't matter, Mr. Sawyer and numerous RCT users waste a lot of time using landscaping tools."

and....

"I notice most of the people who don't care about the (parking) lot mention that they don't notice the lot "while riding". Well there are certainly enough distractions to allow this. My point is that a guest's initial impressions with the ride are affected by its general view and I for one am severely less impressed with a non-landscaped ride than a landscaped one. It looks like a carnival ride set down for cheap thrills rather than a permanent thrill ride that the park treats with respect.

I guess a house analogy might work. Would or has anyone one here built a new home? Did you asphalt the yard or did you sod it? Certainly the look of the outside doesn't affect how well you sleep in your bed, nor how relaxing it is on your sofa in front of the tv, yet most people landscape thier yard all the same. Likewise, your car does feel a little nicer to drive after a good wash and even better after getting it detailed....certainly neither dramatically effect the actual performance, yet it does change the ride experiance to some degree. That's how I feel about coasters too."
*** This post was edited by Dale Picolet 5/21/2003 2:00:43 PM ***

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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 10:08 AM
Holy run-on sentences...my head is spinning after reading that.

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-Vater
Have you ridden a Toboggan?

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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 7:54 PM

Vater said:
Holy run-on sentences...my head is spinning after reading that.

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-Vater
Have you ridden a Toboggan?


Mine too, but once you get through it there are some excellent points in there. First impressions make all the difference in the world.

BTW, I have riden a Tobaggan, unfortunately ;)

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"If you make it too smooth, it'll be like sitting in your living room."
-Bill Cobb - Designer, Texas Cyclone

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