Just wondering if anyone else who is weird like me tried anything like this.
I first did this at BGW. I deliberately avoided looking at any map and just wandered around and had a blast. It was cool walking around and discovering all the countries, I felt sort of like an explorer. Finding coasters was neat too. I did not even know Drachen Fire was in the park until I stumbled upon it (This was around 97). That park is so big, I got lost a couple times but is was all good.
I later did this a Kennywood, it was fun but not nearly as good. The park is a lot smaller but in the end, I should have grabbed a map. Finding the entrance to the Steel Phantom was difficult somwhat diffclut. I think I ended up walking through the infield between the lift and second hill to jump in line the first time. I spent some of the day walking around trying to find their sixth coaster. I remember seeing pictures of the Laser loop and was looking for that instead of the Exterminator :-P. Oh well, I had fun :)
I have never used a map in an amusement park. Usually I look at the online map before so I know the general location of the rides, but once at the park, I find the entrances by sight. I thought everyone did it this way, but I guess not.
Same way here, Den. When I go to parks w/ my family, Mom always grabs a map just in case and for restaraunt lists. When I go with friends, no map at all. Grabbing a map as you leave is a must, I like to keep the map and the ticket of the parks I go to. I kinda got lost looking for the entrance for Big Bad Wolf, but it was OK.
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Punk, I also got lost at BGW...the only park I have been lost in...looking for Loch Ness Monster. And I also grab a map on the way out as a souvenier. I even save all my food receipts...not just at parks but at all restaurants, hotels, whatever, on every out-of-state trip I take. :)
I usually use maps if I have never been to that park, but if I have to a park so many times I do not need a map.Sometimes, though, I just like to look at the map for fun. ------------- Westside!!!
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I can't recall the last time I used a map. Probably because I haven't been to a new-to-me-park in awhile. I take that back. Didn't use a map at IOA last year, but all you have to do there is walk in a circle and everything is marked really well for you.
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SFAdocate said:SFAdocate i work at SFA i'm a ride op don't you hate when you know people been to SFA 50 million times and still don't know where the rides are. lol "I use maps where ever they are availible exepct for SFA, because I know that place like the back of my hand
before I went to Cedar Point, I had a map that someone had brought me. When I went to the park for the first time, my photographic memory kicked in and I knew exactly where to go from looking at that map, talk about going map-less!
I go map-less at CP all the time, I know that park very well now. PKI, went map-less the first time, its not that difficult of a park to navigate. Kennywood, went map-less for about half the day, then picked one up just to make sure we did'nt miss anything.
I usually get a map to read, just for fun, even if I have been to the park 100 times. Six flags over texas is kind of confusing even with a map. What a weird shaped park! We looked at the map, and couldn't find the log flume. We asked a lady who worked there, and she pointed of in some direction, and told us it was right there. We never did find that log flume...gave up after about 15 minutes. No joke!