MSN's top 10 parks

Friday, July 5, 2002 8:29 PM
I just saw this when signing out of hotmail: http://local.msn.com/special/amusementparks.asp
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Friday, July 5, 2002 8:33 PM
Ignore that. I dont believe Astroworld is top 10 material based on experience. Dont even get me started w/ those other parks.
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Friday, July 5, 2002 8:35 PM
Pathetic, for the most part. Carowinds? Gimme a break.

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SFGAm: 1)DV 2)V2 3)AE Blue 4)Viper 5)Bull


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Friday, July 5, 2002 8:36 PM
Astroland Amusement Park: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Lindbergh once said riding the Cyclone was scarier than flying the Atlantic solo.

Busch Gardens: Tampa Bay, Fla.
See the animals on Africa's Serengeti Plains; then ride the Congo river rapids.

Cedar Point Amusement Park: Sandusky, Ohio
This vintage lakeside park holds records for the most rides and the tallest, fastest roller coaster.

Disneyland: Anaheim, Calif.
The granddaddy of all amusement parks remains an enduring American classic.

Kennywood Park: West Mifflin, Pa.
Famous for its old-fashioned atmosphere and big-league roller coasters.

Knott's Camp Snoopy: Bloomington, Minn.
This shopping mall centerpiece is the nation's largest indoor theme park.

Magic Kingdom: Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Mickey's East Coast outpost makes even the most world-weary adult feel like a kid again.

Paramount's Carowinds: Charlotte, N.C.
Straddling two states, this park features a coaster aptly named the Hurler.

Santa Cruz Boardwalk: Santa Cruz, Calif.
This California beachfront gem stands out for its old-time boardwalk and classic rides.

Six Flags Astroworld: Houston, Texas
Boasting the fourth largest collection of coasters in the world, including the Serial Thriller. THIS IS NOT TOP TEN MATERIAL.

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Friday, July 5, 2002 8:45 PM
And Cedar Point doesnt even have the fastest or tallest coasters.

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone

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Friday, July 5, 2002 9:06 PM

Hehe... it's funny how they say Astroworld has the fourth largest collection of coasters. Other than Cedar Point, what about the others in the top three?

I think they are going for variety. Each and every one of these parks is different from the others. I guess they didn't want to include all those cookie cutter Six Flags parks full of clones.

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Friday, July 5, 2002 10:44 PM
Well, CP, SFMM, SFGAdv. and SFGAm.have more coasters (15, 15, 11, 11) then SFAW. Why does anyone care what MSN says anyway?

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A rollercoaster? What's that?

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Friday, July 5, 2002 11:11 PM
Some of the odd ones out are probably just some of the editors' home parks.

About the Top 3 parks with most coasters, there's several that have more or equal the number SFAW does including CP(15), SFMM(15? 14? 13?), PKI(12), PKD(12), PCW(12), SFoT(12), SFGAdv(11), SFGAm(11), Blackpool(11), PGA(10), Carowinds(10), and SFWoA(10). No clue where they got their stats although some people count like SFMM and CP as one at 15. So, in that case, they would be "fourth".

*** This post was edited by Koaster King on 7/6/2002. ***

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Friday, July 5, 2002 11:14 PM

SFOT is 3rd with 12.

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Friday, July 5, 2002 11:15 PM
SFoT has got 12 coasters.It makes me mad when I see crap like this!I mean Astroworld lol thats horrid and Sfaw really steanks bad literally.
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 12:14 AM
It's all coming from the same people who brought you how to cut in line at disneyland and get away with it. it's on the main MSN page at www.msn.com
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 12:45 AM

You don't have to look too close to see that this is "editors" choice. It is completely subjective, and not even based on fact. After all they call Gwazi at BGT an "old wooden one". Its just their opinions.

If nothing else. This shows that the general public isn't nearly as picky, and doesn't always require a plethora of coasters to enjoy a park.

Not having your favorite listed isn't worth even a moment of personal grief. To each his own.

Opinions are just that. How else would Tom Green or David Arquette have careers?

*** This post was edited by CoasterDad64 on 7/6/2002. ***

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 4:27 AM
Did anyone else notice that 2 of the pictures at the botom are from SFMM and its not even on the list.
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 4:55 AM
When did Disney become the "granddaddy of all amusement parks"?

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Off with the trims!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!
Woodencoaster.com

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 4:59 AM
Since when is Knott's Camp Snoopy a big amusement park, thats a bunch of crap put a real park with more then 10 rides on there.
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 7:46 AM
Doesn't PKI have 12 coasters?
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 8:46 AM

Y'all act like the parks that didn't make the Holy Grail of Microsoft's list are going to close up shop and go home ;)

Chill out. It's only a list.

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~~~ Maddy ~~~

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 9:16 AM
Yes Brentwood. I said it in my post above. It's ok though since a couple other guys felt the need to mention SFoT a couple more times. I only had repeats to complete the list of all I could think of.
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Saturday, July 6, 2002 9:25 AM

bigkirby said:
When did Disney become the "granddaddy of all amusement parks"?

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Off with the trims!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!
Woodencoaster.com



What is msn thinking

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Saturday, July 6, 2002 9:51 AM
Ha. There's my laugh of the day!
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