Scenery on top of the lift

Sunday, October 17, 2004 1:41 AM
I am wondering about people's subjective experiences regarding their opinion of the best scenery view atop the lift hill of the coasters they have been on. My personal favorite is the view of Lake Erie atop the crest of the first hill on Magnum. Although you obviously do get a view of the lake from the other coaster's hills, it is the one on Magnum that I enjoy the most.Perhaps I am partial to lakes, because I also love the last drop on the Big Bad Wolf at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.What are your experiences?
Sunday, October 17, 2004 6:53 AM
Although not really a "top of a lift" i would say that i enjoyed the view on Stratosphere's High Roller at night most.
Sunday, October 17, 2004 7:55 AM
Pepsi Max Big One at night. There's something magical about the broody Irish sea below, the Golden Mile all lit up for the illuminations and the golden glow from the park in the night.
Sunday, October 17, 2004 10:11 AM
Beast - Lift hill #1. I love that view of the long hill & helix finale and the woodsy countryside.
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Sunday, October 17, 2004 10:45 AM
Both of the woodies at Myrtle Beach. On the Hurricane the ocean is to your back as you go up the lift but it's still there. You do get a great view of it from the station though. The view from the Swamp Fox is my favorite as the ocean is straight ahead of you as he reach the top of the lift and start the turn around before the first drop. Kraken has some great scenery as well as you are out over water before the first drop.
Sunday, October 17, 2004 11:10 AM
To me, you can't beat either of the settings of California's Giant Dippers.
Sunday, October 17, 2004 1:49 PM
SFNE's S:ROS and Wildfire at SDC.

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Sunday, October 17, 2004 2:52 PM
Along with Magnum and the Beast I add MF, Mean Streak (especially at night), and the Lockness Monster (again especially at night).

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Sunday, October 17, 2004 3:01 PM
It's a rarity to catch it, but a Halloweekends night from MF's lift with the fog and the lights from the Fright Zone ... simply amazing, but the weather has to be perfect to get the fog to hang properly. Similar views from Mean Streak and Power Tower.
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Sunday, October 17, 2004 3:37 PM
I am probably teh first to mention this because there really is no lift hill on this coaster, but TTD the site of millenium force is awesome to me.
Sunday, October 17, 2004 4:22 PM
I have 2. The lift on the Thunderbolt at Kennywood. If you look to your left, you can get a beautiful view of the J. Edgar Thompson works in Braddock. At night it is awesome. The second is the Phantom's Revenge at KW. From the top you can see the entire park. It's awesome to look out and see the living history at Kennywood like the Racer and Jack Rabbit.
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Sunday, October 17, 2004 5:13 PM
I like the view of the trees and the wetlands from Nitro.
Sunday, October 17, 2004 5:46 PM

Matt Scott Said: Beast - Lift hill #1. I love that view of the long hill & helix finale and the woodsy countryside.

Exactly!. That is the first thought I had when I read the title of this forum! I love the BEAST! *** Edited 10/17/2004 9:50:54 PM UTC by coasterdudeOH*** *** Edited 10/17/2004 9:51:45 PM UTC by coasterdudeOH***

Sunday, October 17, 2004 6:53 PM
I really like the view from S:ROS at SFA at night.
Sunday, October 17, 2004 7:29 PM
My favorite view would probably be from the top of Hoosier Hurricane at Indiana Beach. It give's you a nice view of Lake Shafer and the boardwalk, and thanks to the little S-curve at the top your up there longer to enjoy the view.
Sunday, October 17, 2004 7:49 PM
Jeff's avatar I didn't quite get why New Jersey was called "The Garden State" until I rode Nitro. Now I kinda get it. :)

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Sunday, October 17, 2004 8:46 PM
I've always liked the look from the front seat of Raptor. The midway plants and looking at people are cool, if only there wasn't all that concrete mixed in with it. Just my opinion, and what do I know?
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Sunday, October 17, 2004 10:19 PM

Yea, Nitro does give you an idea of why we're the Garden State. New Jersey - The Garden State, where our Governor is planting all the flowers.


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