I was in Sedona, Arizona yesterday and took a jeep tour into the mountains. (Pink Jeep tours, they are great).
Anyway, I was looking at this mountain and was thinking that it looked very similar to the Thunder Mountain Railroad at the Magic Kingdom. Then the tour guide proceeds to tell a story of how Walt disney lived in Sedona for 10 years and used that mountain as his model for Thunder Mountain railroad.
My question is... how many other rides (coasters or flat) are based off of real places?
I never knew Thunder mountian was a real mountain
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*** This post was edited by James K on 4/26/2002. ***
Well, technically, Thunder Mountain isn't a real mountain...
I'm just messing with you, lol.
Do you count legends, myths, god, or stories as real things? then that would mean Apollo's Chariot, Loch Ness Monster, Big Bad Wolf, Montu, and Gwazi are based on real things, too.
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Pyrenees is based on a mythical creature in the Pyrenees Mountain chain between France and Spain.
Andalushia Railroad is themed to region of southern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, the Strait of Gibraltar(features a great water ride called Gibraltar as well). The area of the park contains magnificent Moorish architecture, including structures of the historic towns of Seville, Granada, and Córdoba.
Katun is themed to a pre-Columbian civilisation.
Zambezi Zinger was to represent zooming thru around the Zambezi River, which is a African river river that flows thru Zambia.
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Well, to get technical...
The Loch Ness Monster is based on a real place... Loch Ness, Scotland (the place is real, not saying the monster is... though I like to think so).
Also, Escape from Pompeii... Cities of Pompeii and Herculanium at the foot of Mt.Vesuvius.
If you really want to streatch it... Hershey's Great Bear could be argued to be based on a real location... actually several... the stars making up the constelation Ursae Majoris (Alcor, Mizar, etc etc etc) But that is REALLY streatching it.
If you want to believe that LNM is for real (I certainly can't prove otherwise, LOL)...then I'd be forced to add Alpengeist.
As for Batman, didn't we already *prove* there are no gay superheroes.....other than The Tick that is...;)
You could say that every Wild Mouse is based on the office trailer that I used to work in. At least we had a bunch of wild mice living in it.
Of course, there is Manhattan Express. Does the Coney Island Cyclone qualify?
"I wasn't always this cynical, but then I started kindergarden..."
The Matterhorn is a real mountain in Switzerland...
Manhatten Express is themed as a cab ride in New York City.
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The Dahlonega Mine Train at SFoG is named after a small north Georgia town that had a mini gold rush. Not sure when it happened, though. That and the fact that the ride doesn't look anything like the town...
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"Well, to get technical...
The Loch Ness Monster is based on a real place... Loch Ness, Scotland (the place is real, not saying the monster is... though I like to think so)."
And how many people can say that they have been to both places within one year?
-l(i can! :))
And all the sea around Kraken darkened.
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