Park with the best atmosphere

Sunday, August 31, 2003 9:11 PM
Which park for you has given and made you feel tht it has great atmosphere? I've only been to SFGAm, SFWoA, PKI, CP, and Carowinds, and I must say that PKI has a wonderful atmosphere.It's just the whole family feeling to it, and how beautiful it is. I also love the fountains in front of the tower, where you can sit and eat. It makes it so unique.

SFGAm comes second. I love the feelin of the park. Although to be honest, I kinda fell it's losing it's family atmosphere.

CP an Carowinds also had good ones, but at SFWoA I just wasn't feeling it.

Sunday, August 31, 2003 9:42 PM
I think Canobie has a GREAT atmosphere...its so old esque...very delightful...and I love SFNE...that everyone wanting to go on all the rides atmosphere (I mean this in a goodway) But Canobie is #1 for Atmoshphere in my Book(s).

#1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!! My top 7 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Montu 3. Yankee Cannonball 4. Kumba 5. Gwazi 6. Cyclone (SFNE) 7. B:DK

Sunday, August 31, 2003 9:43 PM
Kennywood, Lake Winnie, HW, and CP.

Nashville needs a theme park!

Sunday, August 31, 2003 9:47 PM
CP. Hands down. It doesn't have the best theming, or even the best overall collection of rides, but for some reason I'd rather be there than anywhere else in the world. I guess it just brings back good memories.

A close second for me was Disneyland Paris. I totally didn't want to go because I wanted to spend more time in the city, but I was so glad I did. The architecture is nothing short of gorgeous, the employees were friendlier than almost anyone i met in France, and maybe it was the jet lag, but the whole time i was there it just felt like an ethereal experience. Much better than the Magic Kingdom IMO.


S:ROS; SFNE. Ride it, and you'll understand.

Sunday, August 31, 2003 9:59 PM
Knoebels by far...

Sunday, August 31, 2003 10:23 PM
Holiday World, Silver Dollar City and Celebration city tie for the best atomsphere in my book.
Monday, September 1, 2003 12:09 AM

nelson324 said:
CP. Hands down. It doesn't have the best theming, or even the best overall collection of rides, but for some reason I'd rather be there than anywhere else in the world.

It doesn't have the best collection of rides? I agree that it is a great place, but I think that it has the BEST collection of rides.

As far as Atmosphere I say SDC.

As Mitch always said, "If you had a freind who was a tightrope walker and he fell down just walking down the street, that would be completely unacceptable."

Monday, September 1, 2003 4:12 AM
The obvious choice are pretty much Disney World and IOA, both of those parks have atmosphere coming out from every inch of the place.

I would also vote BGW - that park in particular is rich in atmosphere with its theming, landscaping, employees and well-themed attractions.

Looking beyond the corporate parks, Idlewild, Knoebels, and Canobie are also standouts.

The worst atmosphere is at SFGA and SFMM
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Monday, September 1, 2003 4:18 AM
Nelson 324:

>the employees were friendlier than almost >anyone i met in France

That's not exactly saying much mate! :-) Not sure whether your comments are a positive reflection on the park staff or a damning indictment of the General population of France. However, I'm going to go for the latter.

For me, it has to be Disneyworld or IOA. I know that's going to raise a few groans, but let's not let familarity detract from the fact that these parks really are magnificent creations. They just immerse you in an alternate fantasy world. Exactly what a Themepark should do. Special mention also goes to Seaworld. A park that is beautiful, well designed, fun and educational in equal measure- quite an achievement. Actually, the same goes for BGT!

All the best.

Monday, September 1, 2003 4:34 AM
I've visited quite a few parks in the US and I must say BGW is at the top when it comes to atmosphere. I'm a bit of a nature freak and the natural themeing really made an impression on me. Second place would be Disney's MGM Studio's, I love movies and the themeing in this park is great.
Monday, September 1, 2003 5:32 AM
I think there is a big difference between theming & atmosphere...

...Busch Gardens Williamsburg does have the best theming & landscaping by far of any park on the planet (better than Alton?) and every area will draw you in, however... you may be more inclined to walk around & catch shows more-so than ride all the rides.

...New England is a park truly done the Six Flags way. I think it has the best atmosphere thus far with the Loony Tunes & DC Comics area done to perfection. Theming for those areas are second to none, not to mention the main midways. Definately an atmosphere that says "you're here at a 'amusement theme park', this ain't Kansas anymore!".

...Cedar Po!nt doesn't have the best overall collection of rides as nelson324 has said. It has the best collection of coasters, but severely lacks in flats. Visit PCW for an idea on how to do flat rides. Their atmosphere is clean, very clean & open... but wouldn't fall as "best", just extremely fun since you can see so much wherever you are (except the far back where MeanStreak is).

Monday, September 1, 2003 6:17 AM

flyingmonkeyking said:
Knoebels by far...

I second that!

Oh and Holiday World, Hersheypark, and believe it or not, WIlliams Grove, which is just a all around wierd park.

Ask yourself; When was the last time YOU visited Conneaut Lake Park?

Monday, September 1, 2003 6:39 AM
For me it would have to be Holiday World. Especially since my "other park" is SFKK. :)

--Ryan - headed out to HW in a few hours, I will pick up my check there. ;)

A truely wise man never plays leapfrog with a unicorn.

Monday, September 1, 2003 7:35 AM
I think Idlewild does. It's a nice quiet place for families with young children to go and although the shows are high-tech, they're quite entertaining.
DelGrosso's is also great.
Idlewild Moments
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Monday, September 1, 2003 7:51 AM
Canobie, Knoebels, Lake Winnie, Indiana Beach, Waldameer, Sea Breeze, Santa Cruz, Lakeside, Kennywood, Lake Compounce, Rye Playland, Del Grosso's(sp?), Conneaut, Coney Island (NY), all have great atmosphere.

Wood - anything else is an imitation

Monday, September 1, 2003 8:13 AM
I would also have to say Cedar Point. When I was at CP this summer I was waiting in line for Top Thrill Dragster when it was testing, and every one cheered when the train made it over the top of the tophat! I was just thinking to myself how something like that would only happen at Cedar Point.


Monday, September 1, 2003 8:26 AM
Knoebels, Holiday World and Cedar Point. If I had to pick one it would be Holiday World but I've only been there during SRM.

-Sean Newman

Monday, September 1, 2003 8:40 AM
In no particular order: Indiana Beach, Holiday World, Knoebels, Kennywood, Silverwood, the Coney Island area, Lake Compounce, Idlewild, Lakeside, Santa Cruz Boardwalk, Enchanted Village, and Rye Playland.

"...every one cheered when the train made it over the top of the tophat! I was just thinking to myself how something like that would only happen at Cedar Point.

Of couse that would only happen at CP...there is only one Dragster ;) But seriously It's not just a CP thing. Every time I've waited for a coaster that had shut down the crowd in the station would cheer the second it was announced it was reopening.


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Monday, September 1, 2003 9:11 AM
Any of the Walt Disney World parks. I can't walk through the gates of any of those without getting a smile on my face, to me it really is "the happiest place on earth".

Other than those parks I would say Cedar Point. Same deal there, just seing the park makes me tingle inside.
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Monday, September 1, 2003 9:33 AM
Definitly Six Flags New England. Great collection of rides, not huge but has a bit of everything, theming is fantastic, just enough for a treat, and of course, some really good coasters, and the crowning glory, S:ROS. The employees and customers are nice, or nicer than a my homepark, Gadv. My favorite park, and probably one of the best around due to the fact that it is so new

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