Msn top 10 list is at it again

Tuesday, July 13, 2004 9:40 PM
crazy horse's avatar look for yourself.

I do agree with a few of the parks, but astroland? whats that about?

Tuesday, July 13, 2004 9:50 PM
Olsor's avatar Astroland AND AstroWorld. Mmm hmm.

I think this is a stock article they pull out for any summer-related story.
Tuesday, July 13, 2004 10:24 PM
Right, if you go to Citysearch, it's nothing more than a regional info site that has polls for the best local . . . whatever. Obviously the folks close to these parks voted more than in other areas cause we all know Astro World has no business on anyone's top ten list.

And it's funny how they have a pic of SFMM's Goliath at the very bottom, but SFMM isn't even mentioned in the article. Great reliable journalism.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004 11:27 PM
Lol, this article is a joke!
SF Astroland?

Where IOA and Busch Gardens Williamsburg?
-I thought they were top 3 amusement parks on almost every show or list?

Tuesday, July 13, 2004 11:57 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar What!? No love for Coney?

Sheesh, you guys are tough.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 12:46 AM
And Carowinds beating out PKI? Yikes!

Granted, it is a nice park, but still...
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 1:36 AM
Actually, I vastly prefer Carowinds over PKI - better coaster selection IMO. Course, it's also human nature to desire the things that you taste infrequently. :)
Rich Genthner / PTC99
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 11:05 AM
So *that* explains my obsession with Janet Jackson (I mean Miss Jackson; 'cause I'm nasty..)

PlaceHolder for Castor & Pollux

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 11:37 AM
Oh look--there's some goof-off with a keyboard rattling off what they think the Top Ten parks are!

What nerve!


NOTE: Severe fecal impaction may render the above words highly debatable.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 11:52 AM
Vater's avatar Yeah, but this is MSN, 'Playa. That makes it 0fF1C4LLLL!!!!111!!1!
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 12:22 PM
rollergator's avatar Still trying to figure out WHEN this was written...."AstroWorld has the most coasters in the state" would SEEM to pinpoint this article around 2000, before Texas Tornado (Zonga) left, and before Titan and Canyon Blaster were built. Hmmm, still leaves SFoT and SFAW tied for MOST in the state at 10.

Don't tell me "fact checking" WAY back in 2000 was as bad as it is today....;)

CRITICAL when looking at this kind of stuff to check out DATES, because "when" is a crucial question when evaluating parks and rides...

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 12:40 PM
Actually a co-worker of mine said she saw a piece about the "list" last night on MSNBC.

Maybe they just grabbed to stock footage too..LOL


No further explanation needed. I'm hopelessly lost.
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 3:06 PM
Mamoosh's avatar This article is at least 2 years old if not older, written by a freelance writter, who sold it to a number of news outlets. MSN obviously needed a summer-time article and dug this out of their archives, printing it as-is instead of paying the author or someone else to update it.

Time to stop getting so worked up about these kinds of lists, people. In the grand scheme of things this article DOES NOT MATTER!


Wednesday, July 14, 2004 4:12 PM
The only thing that matters is the Top Ten list in your own head. You know that one wasn't paid for as advertising by anyone...

1. Holiday World
1. Indiana Beach
3. Busch Gardens Williamsburg
4. Silver Dollar City
5. Islands of Adventure
6. Knoebels
7. Six Flags Over Texas
8. Kennywood
9. Silverwood
10. Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Mike Miller

OMG, I'm a CreHo.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 4:24 PM
What the crap no PKI? PKI has won best Kids area 3 years in a row and no Paramounts Great America!this list is wack. *** Edited 7/14/2004 8:24:22 PM UTC by MysteryIncs1#Fan***
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 4:38 PM
What!? No Idora Park!? No Boblo!? The nerve! I will never read another Top 10 list from MS..... aw sh$# I can hardly keep a straight face typing this!

Some of you never cease to amaze me.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 4:41 PM
That list is great. I had no idea that 4 of the parks that I vowed never to go back to were ranked that high. Seriousl SFGhettoworld a top 10 park? Hell must be cold today.
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 4:46 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Good idea, Bass...I'll follow your lead by listing my favorite parks, too:

1. Knoebels
2. Holiday World
3. Indiana Beach
4. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
5. Silverwood
6. Lake Compounce
7. Kennywood
8. Wildwood, NJ Piers
9. Arnold's Park
10. Bonfonte Gardens

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 5:52 PM

Lord Gonchar said:
What!? No love for Coney?

Sheesh, you guys are tough.

Coney is tough. I guess these guys just can't take a Top Spin that does 15+ flips or a break Dance that runs at full speed for better then five minutes. Not to mention the El Dorado bumper cars where the sign outside that explains it all.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004 6:06 PM
nasai's avatar Jumping on THAT bandwagon (because I am a butt-kissing CPGer)

Holiday World
Indiana Beach
Nara Dreamland (soon to be closed)
Kobe Portopialand (closed)
Takarazuka Familyland (closed)
Mitsui Greenland (soon to be closed)
Nagashima Spaland (The BEST big park in the world)

..........add 5 more I've never been to, like Kennywood, Hershey, LC, etc..... :(

Still, at least I have a couple of credits in Japan that many of you don't. ;)

MSN... how can you? How can you?

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