Planned parks: Astroland, Knoebel's, Hersheypark, SFNE, SFGadv,SFGam,CP,PKI,PKD,PCW,HW,Indiana Beach,SFWOA,SFKK,SFDL,SFSTL,Lakemont,DelGrosso's... Need I say more?
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.
He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.
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My two favorite coasters are named Superman.
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.
Face it, call ourselves what we want, but to the parks we are all "GP".
*** This post was edited by SLFAKE on 7/3/2002. ***
I've noticed mishaps on almost all park maps. For example, Magic Mountain's park map has Revolution drawn with two loops.
mmm, roller coaster
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"....;)
5) S:ros Sfdl 4) Raptor 3) Apollos Chariot 2) Magnum 1) Millennium Force
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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