SFDL Park Map Mishap

Wednesday, July 3, 2002 6:11 AM
Has anyone noticed on the SFDL park map that the layout of the predator is messed up? The diagram has the lift hill directly out of the station, and the brakes with a curve into the station. The layout is completely the opposite. When you leave the station, there is a right hand curve into the lift hill, and the brakes are right behind the station, with no curve!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 6:14 AM

People who draw park maps are artists, not coaster ethusiasts. They are drawing an exaggerated and/or simplified version of the ride.

My favorite park maps of all time were the KI maps from the late 80s/early 90s. They showed the actual layouts of the rides.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 6:15 AM
You are right. They show SROS with a curved drop two. I'm not saying they have to be perfect but thats sorta dumb how they do predator.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 6:30 AM
No coaster on a map is perfect...at least they spelled it right, unlike "Georgia Scortcher."

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 6:35 AM

No park map that I have ever seen is 100% accurate, or even close to it. Actually, they are all artist renditions of the park more so than they are true maps. Scale is off on all of them.

Two weeks ago we visited Darien Lake for the first time. Looking at the map ahead of time I was trying to figure out the best "stragegy" for the park. What fooled was that on the map, the park looks huge. In person it is relatively small.

Same with little Waldameer in Erie. It looked like a small park by the map on line... in reality it is acually a tiny park... much smaller than it looked.

Another good example is Dutch Wonderland's map. Sky Princess looks huge on the map... in reality it is something less than huge.

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Unless you get an architect's drawing or a perfectly to scale map (showing no detail of any rides) you are going to have things that just don't add up. Are these problems? Nope... just the nature of the beast. These things are not made to show the complete tech stats and compeltely accurate depictions of individual rides... they are made to show where you are and how to get to where you want to go.

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*** This post was edited by SLFAKE on 7/3/2002. ***

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 7:34 AM

I've noticed mishaps on almost all park maps. For example, Magic Mountain's park map has Revolution drawn with two loops.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 7:41 AM

astrosgp said:
No coaster on a map is perfect...at least they spelled it right, unlike "Georgia Scortcher."


hey, at the Con, I won a piece of track from the "Goastrider"....;)

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 10:19 AM
It pisses me off every year now. The Sfwoa maps have Batman: Knight Flight as being that navy blue as the track, and then the supports as yellow. In real life it's vice versa, I just wish they would make the COLORS right atleast cause I dought they'll make the layout right.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 10:35 AM

why does it matter?

the drawing is where the ride should be, right? yeah.

thats the point of the map, to tell you where things are, not how a certain place on a map looks exactly as it does in real life.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 10:37 AM
If inaccuracies in park maps is the worst thing you have to complain about, then like is good. If there are worse things in your life that you can complain about, then I suggest you spend your time on those issues instead. Because in the big picture of life, PARK MAPS DO NOT MATTER!
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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 10:38 AM
SFKK's map is always way off. I look at the map and see a pointless random mix of rides and midways that follows no pattern. Of course I guess that's pretty accurate seeing as SFKK is just a pointless random mix of rides and midways that follows no pattern.
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Wednesday, July 3, 2002 12:24 PM
Most park maps are like this. The only coaster on a map I have seen correct, especially with SF parks, is a boomerang or any other non-circuit coaster. Those maps are meant to please us, they are meant to save the guests the time of asking where "the new ride is?"
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