Thursday, April 12, 2001 5:33 AM
I found a thread about Terraserver.com from about a year ago, but I didn't recognize many of the names, so I thought I'd bring it up again.
In case you don't know, this is a site with satellite images of most of the U.S. Of course the best part is that you can find coasters! I've discovered some really interesting things, such as:
-How huge the Beast really is. If the Beast station was where the PKI front gate is, the farthest point of the ride would be where the Beast station is now. You have to see it, it's incredible.
-Mean Streak is not shaped like an oval; it's more of a rounded triangle.
-You can really tell which rides were just thrown into parking lots, especially Shockwave and Viper at SFGAm.
-You can't see most of the steel coasters, but you can see their shadows!
Anyway, if you haven't heard of it, it's definitely worth spending a few minutes (or hours) on. Some parks you can search for, but for most, just type in the name of the town it's in (Kings Mills, Sandusky, Eureka, Doswell, Valencia) and zoom in.
Thursday, April 12, 2001 5:55 AM
Viper @ SFGAm is over a dirt / western theme territory.
Shockwave still passes over marked parking slots.
Thursday, April 12, 2001 8:00 AM
Since when is Viper over a parking lot?! It probably just looks like that from a satelite photo because, like wolf said, it is on a bunch of dirt.
Oh, and Shockwave is over the parking lot because (I want this, anyways) when they remove it, they will weaken the welds just enough for it to fall the the ground, hitting the pavement hard, therefore, causing it to be useless!
V2, Deja Vu... how can it be better? Add Viper! Oh, wait. It's already there!
Thursday, April 12, 2001 8:32 AM
Take a look at the satellite photo at the following link. http://terraserver.homeadvisor.msn.com/image.asp?S=10&T=1&X=2115&Y=23454&Z=16&W=2
You can see by the shape of the "bump-out" for the Viper and the then non-existant RagingBull, that they both are over area that used to be parking areas.
True, now those coasters are in a southwestern themed area, but they are over old parking areas.
Wednesday, June 13, 2001 5:57 PM
Terra server.com is awesome, I found my house, not to mention coasters. The CP parking lot is gigantic. Unfortunantly, most of the images were taken a few years ago.
Thursday, June 14, 2001 4:55 AM
Please refer back to this thread: http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=368
Many buzzers posted direct links to many parks across the US.