MSN's top ten amusement parks

Thursday, July 17, 2003 8:20 AM
Just thought I'd pass this on to you guys. Its MSN's top ten amusement parks. Here is the link.

http://local.msn.com/special/archive/travel_amusement.asp

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 8:52 AM
Six Flags Astroworld made the list??? REALLY??? What was the voting criteria, relocated coasters and peeling paint?

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SCREAM with me... in 2003!

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 8:57 AM
"Our editors select these lists based on editorial content and user input. Placement in our top 10 lists is not paid for."


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A random Mooshter's Dawntionary listing: Frisbeetarianism [n.] the belief that when you die your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck there.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:00 AM
i.e., let's pick a park in each region of the country to keep the readers happy.

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--Maddie--
What do I Listen-To?
May the Schwarz be with you.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:03 AM
I cant understand what makes astroworld so great besides cyclone. I have never actualy been to the park, but from looking at pictures it dosent look like much.
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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:04 AM
"....based on editorial content..."

Hmmm.... the editor probably has only been to a handful of parks and "knows a buddy who has a friend who knows a guy" who had been to the other ones of the 10. Sounds like someone ripe for a job at the New York Post!

Later,
EV
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"Here's the thing about living in the past. If it was so good, then how come it didn't last? If it helps you, I'll put it in a phrase. Those were the times, but these are the days." - The Human League

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:05 AM
I work in the biz...more than likely those editors received a free visit and/or private tour of a park, probably with their family. It's a fine line but does not constitute payment for placement as editors would not be under any formal obligation to place a park on the list [even tho that's exactly what happens].

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A random Mooshter's Dawntionary listing: Frisbeetarianism [n.] the belief that when you die your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck there.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:07 AM
Don't pay much attention to this sort of stuff. The editors just picked a bunch of parks. Heck, it says that Astroworld has the 4th largest selection of coasters in the world. There at least 10 parks with more coasters.
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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:09 AM
So does that mean they sent them to Six Flags over Texas or something? y'know. . . just cross out the Over Texas part and add Astroworld for a bit.

"Thanks for riding Tita...I mean, XLR8, and have a nice day here at Six Flags ov...Houston. Y'all."

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--Maddie--
What do I Listen-To?
May the Schwarz be with you.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:10 AM
4th largest??? Dont they only have 1 or 2 coasters?.
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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:13 AM
or 9.

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--Maddie--
What do I Listen-To?
May the Schwarz be with you.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:15 AM
Crazy Horse:

Astroland - 2; Astroworld - 9

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A random Mooshter's Dawntionary listing: Frisbeetarianism [n.] the belief that when you die your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck there.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:16 AM
Ahhh, thanks for clearing that up mamoosh. What I ment was astroland.....my bad.
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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:35 AM
How about that Cinema 180 at Cedar Point. Any idea what the show times are for that?

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com - Luau II Cam 7/19
DELETED! What time does the water show start?

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:40 AM

Six Flags Astroworld: Houston, Texas
Boasting the fourth largest collection of coasters in the world, including the Serial Thriller.
That means the first three largest collections would be at Cedar Point, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags over Texas, Paramount's Kings Island, Paramount's Kings Dominion, Paramount Canada's Wonderland, Paramount's Carowinds, Six Flags Great America, and Six Flags Worlds of Adventure.

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-Mike B.
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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:46 AM
For Kennywood, it says that the Phantom is the park's only steel coaster. They forgot The Exterminator and, if you want to get technical, the Lil' Phantom. MSN got the number of coasters right, but just forgot about the Exterminator being steel, I guess.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:50 AM
I thought it was one of the many indoor, wooden spinning mice. ;)

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-Mike B.
Son of Hulk
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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:53 AM
410 foot TTD.....glad I got on the 420 one.

Oh, and I'm trying to think of any animal shows at Cedar Point. Jungle Larry's is gone and so are the dolphins. I wouldnt' exactly call the petting zoo a show... Is he talking about Snoopy Rocks on Ice? Snoopy is a dog and he does perform in teh show. LOL

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 10:36 AM
I like how Dragster is the newest "edition." Talented writers ;)

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 10:47 AM
Blaster 1578, didn't you hear? TTD is sinking! The support structure combined with the weight of the footers is making it sink into the lake. So far it's sunk 10 feet, so S:TE is once again the tallest!! W00t!

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