Saturday, June 23, 2001 7:18 PM
Hey, I was just wondering if anyone has ever been to an amusement park in another country? If so, what was it like? Was it different from American parks? Did you like the rides they had?
(JUST A CONVERSATION)
:)Cedar Point Lover:)
Saturday, June 23, 2001 7:28 PM
I was at Paramount Canada's Wonderland... the only thing that was different was
a) the money and
b) THE DELICIOUS PIZZA that I'll never eat again unless I'm there again (Question: Why does Canada have such GREAT pizza? Much better than what I get. Just a comment :))
AIM: Pritti Kittie
Saturday, June 23, 2001 7:31 PM
MarineLand, in Canada, they have the awesome arrow terrain looper Dragon Mountain.
Ozzfest 2001: The greatest show on earth!
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 7:42 PM
I actually visited DLParis, or whatever it's now being called, while on an overnight in Paris. To this day, I still believe this park to be Disney's best. The park was so sparkling clean and absolutely gorgeous.
Saturday, June 23, 2001 7:47 PM
I've been to Alton Towers in England, but the only thing was that I was an inch short from riding Nemisis, atleast now I can say I've seen it in real life. Other than that the rides and the food were good. Also Oblivion was just starting to be constructed.
Sunday, June 24, 2001 6:04 AM
I went to Nagashima SpaLand in Japan. It was a neat park, with one of the world's largest coasters: the Steel Dragon.
Sunday, June 24, 2001 7:44 PM
I've been to Marineland Canada, pretty bland park from what I remember... it was 10-12 years ago.
I also had the opportunity to stop by Blackpool Pleasure Beach while in England once. I loved that park. It was run quite differently from American parks, however. There was no Ride-All-Day privilege, you get in free and it was pay as you go along. I think the PepsiMax Big One (great!) was around $7.50 equivalent. Yow! (Luckily, they were quite nice to me since I'm "in the industry" so to speak, and they let me and my whole family ride for free all day. They even gave us all big bags of souvenirs when we left.)
They have a great operation the whole way through from all I've seen.
Those are my only out of country experiences, although I once saw a park with what looked like a great woodie out of my tour bus window in Italy. They wouldn't stop for me. Dammit.
"Why do I smile at people who I'd much rather kick in the eye?" (The Smiths)
*** This post was edited by kpjb on 6/24/2001. ***
Sunday, June 24, 2001 7:57 PM
i went to Ocean PArk in Hong Kong.. it is really big .. with a lot of nice views of islands. OMG the escalator is so long.. and the hills arounds are scary.. it has everything one spot for rides and one rollercoaster ( i didnt ride it) and other spots like sea world or a zoo
Monday, June 25, 2001 1:24 AM
I've been to Phantasialand and Holiday Park in Germany. I was back in 1985 and they both sucked.
Monday, June 25, 2001 1:51 AM
"I also had the opportunity to stop by Blackpool Pleasure Beach while in England once. I loved that park ... There was no Ride-All-Day privilege, you get in free and it was pay as you go along."
You can now purchase a ride all day wristband for £25 ($35), or pay as you go. Glad you liked the park, I think it is well up there with some of America's top parks.
Parks done 2001: BPB, PKI, SFWOA, CP, KW, HP, DP, Knoebels, Astroland, SFGAdv, SFNE, SFA, LC, Moreys Pier, PKD, PC, BGW, DMP.
Monday, June 25, 2001 7:33 AM
That's good to hear about BPB's RAD passes. I honestly don't know how a family could have afforded to pay as they go. Those "A" tickets add up!
Why do I smile at people who I'd much rather kick in the eye?
-The Smiths...(and me)
Monday, June 25, 2001 8:17 AM
I went to Galaxyland in the west edmonton mall, which contains one of the best coasters ever. It sucks because that same year we passed right by Playland in Vancouver, and I saw the awesome looking Rollercoaster(the name isn't too awesome...;)). Next summer I might be visiting some parks in the UK.
Monday, June 25, 2001 8:52 AM
Just recently I went to Marineland Canada while on a family trip to Niagara Falls. My husband and I went while my parents went off and did other stuff. I had never heard of Dragon Mountain before, but I really liked it. The themed trains and ride entrance were really cool, and the tunnels were a lot of fun. Blasting straight out of a tunnel into the bowtie element was disorienting!
I suspect Cedar Point:) was hoping to hear about parks in places a little more exotic than Ontario, though. :)