Favorite Views

Saturday, October 19, 2002 1:55 PM

First off, yes this is a favorite topic, but i dont think it should be offensive. Its not a "what is your favorite Park/Coaster?".

Now to my question:

What is your favorite view(s)? Whether it be on a coaster, somewhere in the park, outside the park, etc.? (Ofcourse when i say outside the park, i mean in the parking lot or while your making your way towards the park, etc.)

One of my personal favorites is when you are on that long bridge, heading onto the CP island. Anyone who had to cross the river to get there, knows what im talking about. Anyway, to me, it was just one of the best things i had ever seen. Just the river, the park, MF right up-front, and everything. Maybe it was just because it was the first time, but it was truly a sight to see.

So, with that being said, which view(s) amaze(s) you?

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 2:15 PM

I must agree that the view from the Cedar Point causeway is quite chin-droppingly spectacular. I also love when parks have a great view right when you first enter (such as PCW's Mountain seen here and here).

Basically, I like views that are booth visual impacting and surprising (in the fact that you didn't see them coming).

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 2:34 PM
My favorite view is going to SFGAm heading north on I-294 and at first seeing trees and overheads and then BOOM you see the awesome skyline beginning with Raging Bull and Giant Drop then Sky Trek then Deja Vu and then that beautiful white wooden beast, American Eagle. What a welcoming sight!

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 2:47 PM
The CP Causeway for me
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Saturday, October 19, 2002 2:57 PM
I have to vote for the drive down the bus-route heading to Nagashima Spaland. There is something about seeing this huge behemoth in front of you for miles and miles. An amazing site, that just baits you! I admit to loving the view of SFMM from I-5 as you pass heading south. Just gorgeous to see X just sitting there;) It was torture in August, but the view is spectacular.

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 3:15 PM
Heading north on 222 in Allentown provides a great view of Dorney Park. RT222 is your typical cruise down an interstate highway in PA, but once you get past the Tom Sawyer Diner (no, I'm not making that name up, this diner really exists) you go under the underpass of a bridge, Dorney's landscape hits you. It's not your typical horizon view of a park because Dorney sits in a valley and the rest of Allentown including the highway which leads you to Dorney sits above. So as your pulling up all you can see is the entire layout of the park; a birds-eye-view. It's really an interesting site. I think you can actually see a picture of it on coastergallery if I remember correctly.
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Saturday, October 19, 2002 3:19 PM
Minebuster, i agree, PCW park entrance is kinda nice ;-)

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 3:34 PM

North on I-94 for Great America is really, really nice. I also loved the view of Shock Wave when coming in the front driveway... (sigh).

One gets a nice view of Kennywood from the upper levels of the employee parking lot across the street (don't ask).

The Causeway is all well and good for CP, but it's much easier to pick out your favorite rides when looking at it from directly across the bay, in Sandusky.

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 4:13 PM

Canada's Wonderland certainly does have a baeautiful view, one of the nicest of all the parks I've been to. I also love the view upon entering Cedar Point, just looking down that long midway, and then looking up and seeing Raptor, certainly gives a surge of adrenaline when you think about the upcoming day. My favorite view, will sadly no longer exist after this year. Every year, walking up to SFGAm's entrance, and seeing Shockwave's white and blue steel looming over everything on a nice, sunny day. Everytime I went to that park last season, I always managed to park near the MCBR, so I always got to walk along the fence near Shockwave. Sometimes I'd just stand and watch several trains pass by facing that little bunny hop after the corckscrews.

http://www.alexsplace.com/Photos/Six-Flags-Great-America/Shock-Wave/Shock-Wave-27.htm

http://www.alexsplace.com/Photos/Six-Flags-Great-America/Shock-Wave/Shock-Wave-28.htm

http://www.fratkin.com/coasters/show.php?image=swave01

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 4:43 PM
Tied: CP Causeway, and the entrance to Nagashima Spaland. Those parks are so similar it's scarey! (On a penninnsula, onsite hotels, giant woodie, S&S towers, Giant red hyper, Intamin freefall, arrow corkscrew, etc...)

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 5:23 PM
I would have to say the drive to Kennywood off Route 51. Seeing all those abandoned steel mill sites lets you see what Pittsburgh was like in the past. Then you come up the hill and you can see the tip of the Skycoaster, then Pitt Fall, and finally the Phantom's Revenge. It looks like it was raised from the ashes of the fallen steel mills at the base of the hill it sits on.
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Saturday, October 19, 2002 5:39 PM

The view of the Montreal skyline at night from La Ronde. Absolutely spectacular.

The overall view of SFA from the top of SROS is pretty good for a coaster top view.

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 5:41 PM
I liked the ominous feel of SFGAdv's entrance. You got short glimpse's of the coasters and then tree's. It was really intriguing. But I think I like the view of all of SFNE from Scream! the most out of everything I've seen.

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 5:41 PM

confusing enough, most people complain about arrow mega loopers. but when one is removed, its the end of the world.

fortunately, i wont miss the SFGAm skyline with shockwave, because i never saw it. unfortunately, i never got to experience it, and now i never will :-(

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 6:07 PM

Hmm, interesting question. I'd have to say, out of all the views I've seen, (which aren't a lot! ;)) the best are as follows:

Skytower at Seaworld Orlando: being up in that thing and seeing all the surrounding Orlando/Kissimmee area with all that green, and overlooking the park is just awesome. Of course, being up there and just watching Kraken run with it's beautiful track and trains is the real reason I love it. ;)

Phoenix lift-hill, PPP morning: Nothing took my breath away more than looking out over the Pennsylvania countryside while heading up the lift of the Phoenix on the morning of PPP last year. All those colors dotted along the hills, absolutely amazing. Looking down on the park, seeing all those trees was one of the best moments of the event.

One more, although less long-winded. The launch of Hulk right as you come out of the tube and into the zero-g. Looking down on the park and the water is very, VERY cool. :)

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 6:36 PM

I can't believe no one has pointed out the next to perfect views you can get at IOA. While employed there, I spent a lot of days off just strolling around the park. I think the views you get while looking over the lake are beond description. I love how each island has a "hidden", quiet area close to the lake.

CP has some great views as well. I agree that the skyline while on CP's causeway is beautiful. One not mentioned yet, and one of me favorites, is looking toward MF, Gemini, and Mantis while on the newly placed Giant Wheel. I really hope the view isn't ruined by the construction of the new coaster because one thing that I liked about the view was the trees.

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 6:47 PM
Coasterman J has it with his second choice...Phoenix, leaves changiong, etc. Awesome view....then you exit the second lift, and another astonishing view is presented...:)

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 6:52 PM
Gotta love the view on the Phantom's Revenge second drop; right through the Thunderbolt. Classic.
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Saturday, October 19, 2002 8:58 PM

I'm surprised no one has said the view from Magnum.

What about the view from Skyliner at Lakemont Park, overlooking the Altoona Baseball stadium. Nothing too spectucular, but not bad for a small park...

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Saturday, October 19, 2002 9:06 PM

I like the view at BGW where you come off the exit ramp and BAM Apollo's Chariot is right there in front of you! That's a beautiful view.

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