Park Building Height Limit

Monday, July 21, 2003 11:06 AM
Anyone know where I might be able to find a list with the height limits parks are aloud to build to. If not, why don't we compile one here.

I think I have heard before that Carowinds is 285 ft. (not that they will ever hit it ;))

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Monday, July 21, 2003 11:09 AM
Well Marine World is 150 feet at the lowest point of the park, and toward the water and back portions of the park it is 30 feet. So anywhere from 30-150.

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Monday, July 21, 2003 11:28 AM
Six Flags Great America can't build above the Sky Trek observation tower. Not sure how tall that is, though.

Cedar Point pretty much has no restriction, or so I have heard.

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Monday, July 21, 2003 11:32 AM
At SFGAm, they cannot build any taller than their SkyTrekTower (310 ft) but for anything taller than 125ft, they have to apply for a variance. You can see this in the Village of Gurnee Zoning Board Minutes from 9/27/2000 in meeting item #3 - this was when they got DejaVu approved.

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Monday, July 21, 2003 7:36 PM
SFWoA just had their height limit raised from 180 to 210 feet over a year ago.

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Monday, July 21, 2003 8:11 PM
Canobie is 80 feet.

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Monday, July 21, 2003 8:25 PM
SFOG requires an FAA study over 200 feet, but it's possible (Great Gasp is 225').

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Monday, July 21, 2003 8:51 PM
I know at Valleyfair, Power Tower is 275ft, and thats all the taller they can go because of Flying Cloud Airport that is just across the river.

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Monday, July 21, 2003 9:22 PM

Jason Wilson said:
Anyone know where I might be able to find a list with the height limits parks are aloud to build to. If not, why don't we compile one here.

I think I have heard before that Carowinds is 285 ft. (not that they will ever hit it ;))


Actually the Carolina Skytower is 340ft.

I could understand there being limits though, it seems there's always a plane flying over when your there.

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Monday, July 21, 2003 10:08 PM
Alton Towers has a treeline height limit, which is 65-70 feet, but have obviously found many great ways around it, Thorpe Park has a 100 Foot Limit, and i think Dorney has a 205 foot height limit, which was the reason why Dominator was shrunk from 250 Feet [I think] to about 170.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 3:55 AM
I think Great Adventure can't build over 300 feet due to the Air Force Base nearby. (Edwards AFB?)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 4:45 AM
you can bulid above 200 feet in Orlando.Thats why They Bulit Dr Dooms Fear fall to Be 199 ft and the built TOT 199 just so they didnt have to put lights on the top or something.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 5:22 AM
I think it's worth mentioning here there there isn't a height limit set by God or anything. Government agencies might have restrictions, but they're all empowered to grant exemptions. That's important to remember when you hear someone say, "omg thay cant bild that hi cuz of the hight limit!!!11"

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 5:41 AM
Jeff is correct, but depending on the jurisdiction (local politics), getting exemptions can be easy or nearly impossible. At SFA it is nearly impossible.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 9:46 AM

Jeff said:
I think it's worth mentioning here there there isn't a height limit set by God or anything. Government agencies might have restrictions, but they're all empowered to grant exemptions. That's important to remember when you hear someone say, "omg thay cant bild that hi cuz of the hight limit!!!11"

You're wrong. Talk to any SFOG fan and they'll tell you the Men In Black set the height restriction (with God's suggestion) at 200 feet, and you can't go higher than 200'. Nevermind that Gasp is 225', that's not the point.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 10:13 AM
J and K set the limit? Or was it Zed?

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 11:10 AM
Men In Black = The big bad federgal government and the FAA. ;)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 11:10 AM
Men In Black = The big bad federal government and the FAA. ;)

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 11:30 AM
Marine World can't get a "grant" to build over their height limits. They are basically set in stone, unless Six Flags actually would stop leasing the land and buy it.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003 10:50 AM
Can someone comfirm that the Carolina Skytower at Carowinds is 340 feet? That just seems AWFULLY high. Is that statistic including that giant flagpole?
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