Strange Theme Parks

Wednesday, April 2, 2003 4:59 AM
I'm looking for the 10 strangest theme parks in the world. For instances Kernwasser Wunderland, which is built in an old nuclear reactor.

Why? A large Dutch magazine has given me and a fellow enthusiast the oppurtunity to educate their editor, which wrote an article on how roller coasters could kill you earlier this year. This article gave them quite a lot of bad publicity. It was quite hilarious though. They have now asked for our help in writing a quality article but would still like to keep it interesting for *normal* readers.

So let me know about strange or exceptional theme parks and help me educate a non-believer.. ;)

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Dutch Coastin' :: European coasters, thrills and theming!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 5:01 AM
I think SFFT qualifies, if it's strange locations you're going for.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 5:36 AM
DRNK, That is quite weird. I will look more into this!


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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 5:45 AM
The kind of strang I'm looking for is an exceptional locating, weird theming and so one.

I'm not familiar with SFFT, what's so special about its location?

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Dutch Coastin' :: European coasters, thrills and theming!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 5:53 AM
SFFT is in Texas and it has rocks all around it. Some of the coasters use the cliffs and terrain to their advantage. http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery605.htm?Picture=1 this is a photo that you can really see what I am talking about.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 6:06 AM
To be more specific, it's inside an old rock quarry. At least two rides (Rattler and SKC in the photo above) go outside the quarry.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 6:09 AM
That's exactly what I'm looking for! But I've still got 6 weird theme parks to go..

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Dutch Coastin' :: European coasters, thrills and theming!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 6:12 AM
Isn't BonBonLand supposed to be unique in some aspect? weird ride names or something?
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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 6:16 AM
Not that im aware of

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 6:17 AM
I think Korakuen in Japan has one of the more interesting locations:

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1845.htm?Picture=11

Also, if you count them, Circus Circus (inside a pink dome) and Stratosphere (on a huge tower) are certainly not ordinary. Not really amusement parks, though.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 6:18 AM
Isn't there a dogfart land in Holland? Or is that BonBon land?

BTW, isn't Tierra Mitica built in or, on, around, or near an old quarry too?

Oh, and on a side, yet related note, wouldn't it be cool to build a theme park in the uncompleted super collider in Texas?

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*** This post was edited by janfrederick 4/2/2003 11:19:42 AM ***

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 6:19 AM
This is what I've got so far:

01) Kernies Familienpark
02) Korakuen Amusement Park
03) Six Flags Fiesta Texas
04) Plopsaland
05) Adventuredome
06) Europa-Park
07) Stratosphere Tower
08) Bon-Bon Land

Bon-Bon is located in Denmark, not Holland. And yes, Terra Mitica is situated next to / inside an old quarry.

http://www.rcdb.com/full/terra-mitica/magnus-colossus3.jpg

Seeing that that's rather similar to SFFT, I'm not going to include it in the list.

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Dutch Coastin' :: European coasters, thrills and theming!
*** This post was edited by DRNK 4/2/2003 11:22:02 AM ***

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 6:21 AM
I'd add Tierra Mitica if you are going to keep SFFT.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 6:22 AM
How about Ghost Town in the Sky in North Carolina that you have to take a ski lift to get to?

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 6:26 AM
Thanks. I'll note Ghost Town in the Sky as number nine. Just one more to go!

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Dutch Coastin' :: European coasters, thrills and theming!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 8:32 AM
Not too strange, but Six Flags La Ronde is on an island in the Saint Lawrence by Montreal. And, of course, there is Galaxyland in Edmonton Mall.
*** This post was edited by Jim Fisher 4/2/2003 1:34:33 PM ***
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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 11:25 AM
How about the park in the middle of the Sazuka (I think) circuit in Japan?

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 1:52 PM
Whoa! That Terra Mitica looks awesome! The woodie using the terraces of the cliff looks great.

Like Marimba said, I would include the Sazuka race track. They have the spaghetti bowl Mad Cobra there that is pretty cool. I would substitute that for Korakuen though. There is nothing all that odd about a park in the middle of the city. There are a multitude of parks on top of skyscrapers as well.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 3:02 PM
I vote for Galaxyland. Who the hell put's a triple loop coaster in the middle of a bloody mall! I'm not complaining, I was there today.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2003 3:02 PM
I vote for Galaxyland. Who the hell put's a triple loop coaster in the middle of a bloody mall! I'm not complaining, I was there today.
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