For example, CP is surrounded by water, and the views from the top of nearly any ride are excellent. As another, SFFT has that awesome quarry wall, and several rides (including Supes) use it to its maximum potential.
What other parks get an extra nod just because of where they are?
Busch Gardens Europe (Williamsburg) - Huge ravine in the middle of the park with a manmade lake in it. Generally a very beautiful park.
Indiana Beach - a boardwalk like pier in the middle of Indiana...set on a lake/river.
Conneaut Lake Park - built near a large lake in Pennsylvania.
Waldameer - built on a pennisula like Cedar Point, only smaller and not at the tip.
Knoebels - built in the middle of the mountains at a converging point of 2 creeks.
Prater is also very unique due to the fact that it's in the middle of the city and you can literally stroll in to any point in the park. It's funny seeing bikers and dog walkers cruising through an amusement park. *** Edited 7/19/2006 1:28:31 AM UTC by PT300***
Furthermore, the park itself is just amazing, great dark rides, fantastic inverted, and equally fantastic Mack minetrain. *** Edited 7/19/2006 1:49:05 AM UTC by Coasterphan***
One of my all time favorite park moments was at the halloween event last year. We rode the train which was pretty dark (and quite spooky) just before closing. As we got to the far end of the course the conductor stopped the train for about 30 seconds or so.
We could see the entire park reflected in the lake, with the lights shimmering and gleaming on all the rides. We could faintly hear Boulderdash roaring through it's course, faint screams, and the gentle lapping of the lake against the shore.
And it was magic. I said to my friends "Wow...this is it," and that's all I could really say. The train was completely full and I didn't hear anybody else say a thing. It was a perfect moment, and somewhat profound as well. I was at a gorgeous park, at the end of a perfect day, with people I loved, and I couldn't help but be...reaffirmed? Its moments like that that define why I am in this hobby in the first place.
I can't help but get goosebumps thinking about it now. I only have had two or three other moments like that at a park but that was definately just momumental to me and it couldn't have happened if I wasn't at such a beautiful place.
Dollywood- The wooden and mountain terrain(SP) is very nice and it's like your really in an old thrilling log cabin town.
Six Flags St. Louis- You have the view of the mountains and the park is on the bottom of one and the park is unique for a six flags,
Busch Gardens Europe- Beautiful.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk- Talk about a beautiful seaside location.
Northern California is just beautiful all around.
Idlewild Park is a nice wooded park with a creek running through it and it is in a mountain valley.
Mountains? In Missouri?
Six Flags St. Louis- You have the view of the mountains...
I would agree with the setting of the park if I didn't have to look at I-44 from the back of the park.
*** Edited 7/19/2006 3:18:07 AM UTC by Neuski***
It is possibly the most beautiful Disney park.
I would agree about Lakeside in Denver -- a beautiful sight at night. *** Edited 7/19/2006 3:51:33 AM UTC by slithernoggin***
Mountains? In Missouri?
He might have meant Ozark Mountains, but I don't think those go up that far north. And yes we do have mountains in Missouri -- they are just as big as those in TN and KY.
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