I really like the last one. Hopefully the link works, first time doing a link.
"Three coasters serve as the park's anchors, including an old wooden one and an inverted coaster."
Im guessing those three would be Gwazi, Montu and Kumba so obviously Shiekra hasnt been built yet so this article is at least two years old.
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I think it was stated earlier they tried to find a few popular/famous parks in each geographical location to put on the list, so it wasn't skewed to the far east/west coasts and Ohio.
I think I recall original commentary behind each selection.
-Eric: Major Parks: SFNE(homepark), SFA,SFGADV,CP,BGE,BGA,Kennywood,and Sea World: Track record 65 different coasters ridden #1 is Millennium Force #2 is El Toro and than there are all the others
That is one of the reasons why we do not make our own lists on this site. It would just cause too many arguments and take up too much space making it harder to find and focus on more useful discussions. *** Edited 7/16/2006 6:15:27 PM UTC by Arthur Bahl***
But hey, whatever...
But, since virtually anyone can toss opinions around...here it is, the most anticipated LIST in coasterdom... :)
gator's top ten PARKS (in no particular order):
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Puyallup (Western Washington Fair)
OK, I know, that's a dozen, and the last one isn't even an amusement park per se...but isn't this hobby supposed to be about FUN... ?
*** Edited 7/17/2006 2:00:38 PM UTC by rollergator***
Astroland Coney Island: They have Cyclone but some of it is too much like a carnival making its inclusion questionable. Still Coney Island has some memorable rides although some of them are in Deno's or are independently owned.
Busch Gardens Tampa (BGA): You could make an argument in favor of either of the Busch Gardens parks. Some might prefer the Virginia park instead.
Cedar Point: Little disagreement here. Probably the best of the coaster heavy megaparks.
Disneyland: Another good choice for the list. This is the park that started the theme park boom and it has more historical character and intimacy than its Florida counterpart.
Kennywood: Probably the best of the mid-sized traditional parks and one of the most historical parks. Knoebels comes close but KW has a better assortment of thrill rides.
The Park at MOA (formerly Camp Snoopy): It's an indoor park making it different but is there really anything else really special about it?
WDW Magic Kingdom: Certainly a strong example like DL but the parks have so much in common. I gave reasons earlier for favoring the California park but still, it would be difficult to exclude the most visited park in the North America.
Paramount's Carowinds: Aren't PKI and PCW better examples of a Paramount park?
Santa Cruz B&B: Probably the best of the surviving oceanfront parks with a great wooden coaster. Still, this park and Coney Island's Astroland seem redundant selections in some respects.
Six Flags Astroworld: Its now defunct but it wasn't even the best SF park in Texas when it was open. SFOT was generally considered much better while many regard SFGam as the best Six Flags park overall.
Some other parks that could have been considered would be the Universal parks in Florida, Knotts Berry Farm, Hersheypark, and Holiday World.
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