Spectacular park settings

Friday, July 21, 2006 1:31 PM
Not really a park, and definitely not around anymore, but the Mauch Chunk Switchback used to attract lots of people for the view of the mountains from the ride. There's your 600-foot high lift hill. ;)

The towns of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk (now Jim Thorpe) even gained the nickname "the Switzerland of America." They were two small towns clinging to hillsides, surrounded by mountains with a river passing between them.

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Friday, July 21, 2006 2:23 PM

CoasterDiscern said:
The thread says spectacular park settings. I don't recall reading inside or outside the park.

Try reading the original question of the thread (or, for that matter, the numerous clarifactions that have been made since...including the post directly above yours). That's always helpful.

-Nate

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Friday, July 21, 2006 2:53 PM
It still doesn't strictly refer to outside the park. Is this post directed exactly to whats around the park itself? HUm!
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Friday, July 21, 2006 4:34 PM
And once again, anything that was created for the park doesn't count. The physical setting of PCW is housing developments and freeways - nothing spectacular about it.

-Nate

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Friday, July 21, 2006 5:15 PM
Do you know what the definition of a setting is?
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Friday, July 21, 2006 5:19 PM
I am going to be the only one to say this but i like the lake at great adventure. Especially when your on the log flume or eating at best of the west.
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Friday, July 21, 2006 5:37 PM
matt.'s avatar

Brian Noble said:
What other parks get an extra nod just because of where they are?


Brian Noble said:
Chuck has the distinction I'm after. Lots of parks are beautiful through sheer force of will (and lots of bulldozers). Others get a head start. I'm looking for those.

Does this make things clearer?

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Friday, July 21, 2006 5:40 PM
CoasterDiscern, I realize you're trying to throw some positive vibes to your home park (*cough*fanboy*cough*), but you said it yourself:


PCW is not the most beautiful setting

Edited to add: and, in case Canadian English is not sufficiently close to American English:

A "spectacular park setting" would be the location in which the park is placed; the "setting" of the "park", the setting being the part that would ostensibly be "spectacular". In contrast a "spectacular park" would be the park itself.

And, since you've asked if we know what setting means, here is one good definition:


the context and environment in which something is set

The "something", in this case, being of course a "park".

Object lesson? Don't try to BS an academic about the meaning of words without expecting him to go postal on you. *** Edited 7/21/2006 9:45:56 PM UTC by Brian Noble***


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Friday, July 21, 2006 5:45 PM
Ha Ha Ha (CHUCKLE), you got me chief. It is not the most beautiful, but it's up there. BGE has got it beat, do you think so? Stripers in my park!
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Friday, July 21, 2006 5:49 PM
I'm saying this again, I have only been to cedar point once in my life (2000). When I first saw the size of the coasters and how magificent the park was. I was in heaven. My heart was racing and I almost caught myself running to raptors que. Do you guys feel excited like that when you enter SFGADV? I have never seen TTD so for me to see KK I don't know. I think about it all the time. I can't tell you all how bad I want to go.

Off topic but I really want to know. *** Edited 7/21/2006 9:50:27 PM UTC by CoasterDiscern***

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Friday, July 21, 2006 5:54 PM
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Brian Noble said:

Object lesson? Don't try to BS an academic about the meaning of words without expecting him to go postal on you.


Slightly pretentious but I'm gonna let it slide because you're one of the best posters here and I'm chuckling at you so gleefully going to town on what I suspect is a 14 year old. ;)

Good stuff.

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Friday, July 21, 2006 6:00 PM
Your suspiciousness has renderd your observation. I find your academic recognition self absrobed. To put yourself at a higher level then others is weak.
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Friday, July 21, 2006 6:02 PM
Oh yeah, when it comes to my own grammer I find myself to be rhetoric. *** Edited 7/21/2006 10:02:48 PM UTC by CoasterDiscern***
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Friday, July 21, 2006 6:04 PM
Especially someone with such amazing spelling.

-Nate

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Friday, July 21, 2006 6:13 PM
coasterdude, butt out! Your not envolved or are you my english teacher. A, B, C your way out of this conversation.
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Friday, July 21, 2006 7:31 PM
The best thing about message boards is that they're not limited to person-to-person conversation. Anyone can join any conversation he/she wants to.

Translation: I can do whatever what I want.

-Nate

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Friday, July 21, 2006 10:27 PM

CoasterDiscern said:
coasterdude, butt out! Your not envolved or are you my english teacher. A, B, C your way out of this conversation.

The main point here is that the poster of the original question has clarified what exactly he's looking for (several times over, in fact) yet some parties still didn't listen. I for one can't blame him, or other people who DID get the intent (ie Nate) from getting frustrated.

As for spectacular park settings, I have to give props to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Wildwood, Cedar Point, Lake Compounce... Anyone notice the trend here? :)


--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

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Friday, July 21, 2006 10:41 PM
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, definitely.

Oh, and Ober Gatlinburg (which is near Dollywood). No credits there, but its situated on a mountain. Nice alpine slide there, btw.

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Saturday, July 22, 2006 12:16 AM

Swoosh said:

Neuski said:
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.


Highest point in Mo. Taum Sauk mountain = 1772'

Highest point in Tn. Clingmans Dome 6643'

Not quite as big, but point made. ;)


Just a couple of G-Force junkies!

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Saturday, July 22, 2006 4:04 AM
Robocoaster's avatar Enchanted Forest in Turner, OR.

It's actually built onto the side of a large hill. Tons of trees are everywhere, helping to shade most of the narrow paths. It's rollercoaster and log ride both make good use of the hilly terrain, with each using the hill's natural slope as it's lift supports.


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