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"Would you like to buy a photo of you boys enjoying the Line Ride?"
Whether they take you from Point A to Point B, or back again to Point A, another aspect of the Sky Ride is being able to see parts of the park in a different way than you do from the ground.
Gator, HP's may be funny/silly, but it's still pretty cool if you get to see GreatBear go zipping right in front of you. It's also a nice ride for the Halloween and Christmas events.
I like sky rides but the part that makes me nervous most is if they travel over water. Geauga Lake's used to bother me when it crossed over the water.
Don't know if this one counts, but in order to make it up to the action park at Glenwood Caverns you have to ride a Gondola. Most scenic 'sky ride' of any 'park'. Beautiful views of Glenwood Springs and the confluence of the Colorado and (can't remember the smaller river's name right now) with views up the valley towards Aspen.
I wonder which park had the tallest? The one at Magic Mountain seemed ridiculously tall...probably 130' on top of the mountain. Yikes.
I never did get a chance to ride the other skyride they had.
Ya, Magic Mountain's Eagles Flight was one of the tallest suspended cable car rides when it was in operation. Unfortunately there was a fatality on it and I'm going to assume the state found it unsafe to continue operation, or it was Six Flags' decision to have it removed for Superman. Could be a grip of reasons why it was taken out. I'm not too sure why...
SeaWorld Adventure Park in San Diego also has a one. It's called Bayside Skyride and carries riders over the San Diego coastline in the park.
Lagoon has a nice skyride that takes you from one end of the park to the other.
Seems like Schlitterbahn all over again...speaking of parks that could use a transportation-type skyride...ROFL!
Siebert still rulz!
RGB...With the Great Bear fly-bys, it does offer photo ops...or so I've heard.. ;)
Among parks that could use a skyride: SFKK, that bridge is teh suxorz. BGT's is good, and necessary, but it should run all the way over by the Hospitality House if they're not gonna give me my access path from SheiKra and/or Gwazi directly to Scorpion. ;)
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Seems like Schlitterbahn all over again...speaking of parks that could use a transportation-type skyride...ROFL
Well, at two of their parks, you can pretty much ride from one ride to the next without getting out of your tube.
"Both the South Padre Island and the Galveston parks feature "Transportainment" river systems, which allow visitors to navigate most of the park (including waiting in line at rides) without having to leave the water." Wikipedia
or were you talking about the East and West seperation?
I have yet to get to *another* Schlitterbahn park....but I haven't given up on them building still MORE of their parks.
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How about Kennywood's from the upper lot to the entrance? Do you still get a free ride before you ever pay to get into the park?
Yes. It only runs when it's crowded enough to open that third parking lot, though.
Probably the most practical ride ever installed by any park. :)
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2. I certainly agree they offer great crosspark transportation. I never understood why Disney took its out, why Kennywood never put on in,or why Cedar Point doesn't lengthen the one and add at least one more.
3. Another possibility for crosspark transit would be those little helicopters now seen at KI and CW as kiddieland rides. You pedal the copters along a monorail type track and they run in a closed loop. But they could easily be run from one side of the park to the other, which would be a cool ride plus a very relaxing and efficient way to get around. Imagine one at KI running from The Beast over to Top Gun, or from Hurler over to Top Gun. At Kennywood, imagine one running from The Racers over to Exterminator.
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Cedar Point had two Von Roll skyrides at one time. In addition to the "Sky Ride" that still runs down the main midway, there was another one called the "Frontier Lift" that started near Corkscrew and went across the lagoons to Frontiertown. It's shown in this 1980 Park Map.
I like the rides as a form of transportation. They offer nice views and serve as a quick way to get around. It's a shame not very many are left.
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