This is really god news for all arizonians, well, maybe just me. I recently read in the Arizona Republic that Disney just recently purchased a pretty good sized chunk of land here in Arizona. The land purchased is located in Gilbert, which is about 15-30 minutes from Phoenix. And I am not talking about land where they could build something like Club Disney again (I am still trying to forget about that place), this is more theme park size. I am not sure about the exact size, but as soon as I find out I will tell you. But all I know is that i am excited. I love all the disney parks, and it will be a big money and time saver, since i will no longer have to fly to California just to take a ride through space on space mountain. I am excited. ------------------ kaAs Ralph wiggam once said, "everybodys hugging" *** This post was edited by Ghostrider2001 6/7/2003 11:47:15 PM ***
Ghostrider2001, did you miss the article I linked to, perchance? Click on "Sorry" in my original post. Disney didn't purchase any land. They're building an Auto Mall, which isn't exactly my idea of the next Pirates of The Caribbean.
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Yeah, i heard that to, 5 years ago, when it was Warner Brothers who bought land in that area too, the fact is, its WAY too hot to build any park that can sustain itself like SFMM in the valley, no one would stand in line for a coaster in 120 degere weather. They would get sued, heatstrokes all the time. If anyone were to build a park in AZ that compares even a LITTLE to SFMM or KBF, you will have to travel at least 1 and a half hours north, to whre the high is 90 in the summer and humidity is less than 20%, oh and i havnt reaearched this befoer ;)
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Well see, it actually isnt that bad. The heat rarely reaches 120, and if it does, it will only happen a couple days. Alot of people really exaggerate the heat. and, it would really be that hard to put most of the line inside a building with a/c. Have misters on the outside portions.
Make it like an inverse of most other parks, where it's only open during the off-season, in Arizona weather.
I think an even bigger issue than the heat, though, is lightning strikes. A hyper out there would probably be the tallest thing around, and my few experiences in Arizona in the summer almost invariably bring big electrical storms. Not to say that it'd damage the coaster (it would make a great lightning rod), but it would definitely force the ride to be shut down numerous times.
Man, would that make for a GREAT picture though...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but out in the west it is a dry heat. Most of the time, isn't the humidity fairly low? I live in Central PA (aka the sauna) Where the humidity is over 100% most of the time, and you go outside and you can barely breathe from the "mugginess."
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That used to be true, but not so much anymore.With the increase in population in the greater Phoenix area there has been more planting of greenery that requires more water than the native plant life. More water in the air, higher humidity. It has has contributed to increased smog, too.
You got it Janfredercik. That's why 75% of the population of Phoenix comes to San Diego for the summer(or at least it seems that way)! A number of years back I was supervising the set up of the just restored MGR in Encanto Park. It was mid October and it hit 90 before noon. Just a little too warm for me.
Titan Thrills is planning a major park in the area and to combat the heat they plan on using air conditioned queues, lots of mist sprays, planting plenty of shade trees and of course planty of water rides.
I am sorry to dissapoint you, but rattlesnakes dont usually come to close to the populated areas, and the only time you would have to worry about rattlesnakes is if you were to build a park near apache junction, but even then you wont see to many. But if they are smart they would try to build it in gilbert. probaly southeast gilbert. It is mostly farmland and stuff. But rattlesnakes are'nt really a problem. I have lived here in Arizona all my life,and not once have i seen a rattlesnake.
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