And yes, I know there are a few, but all of the well-themed or "buried" (either underground or within the rest of the park setting) coasters are not the tops over here, the ones that are essentially built in parking lots are. Just curious if anyone thinks we'll ever see a Tussands style ride in America anytime soon, especially since some of the parks are ... let's see how to phrase this so I don't get attacked ... becoming a little cramped?
Edit: Even RCT likes this building style, I do it all the time ;) If its good enough for RCT, its good enough for America! ;)
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*** This post was edited by PittDesigner 4/25/2003 8:00:55 AM ***
The only company that comes near Tussaud's is Anheuser-Busch. Kraken and Alpengeist are pretty good !
but yes, it would be good to have more visual rides, but then you have to think, some coasteres are good for the amount of paths, but some are made to be built in the deepest of forests, with no other people around.
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Is it possible some of the reasoning is insurance related? Especially when talking about extensive pathways around and under ride track, perhaps insurance rates in the USA dictate how close the general public can be allowed to the track without staff supervision.
*** This post was edited by coasterrod 4/25/2003 11:56:20 PM ***
UK NeMeSiS said:
you can't say that rct2kid, look at the other european tussaud parks such as heide park, with there 200ft woodie. it's just that people are really crammed into small spaces in England, and you don't have the fast forests to build a whole theme park.
The parks in England are as big as they could be everywhere else. They just have alot of complaints from locals and no trees can be cut in the woods.
Take a look at www.john-wardley.demon.co.uk (John Wardley, designer of Tussaud's).
Heide-Park was an individual park until 2002. Then it became a Tussaud's park.
Colossos was a project of 1999-2000 and opened in 2001.
The only thing Tussaud's has done, is finishing the Free-Fall project "Scream" (see www.heidepark.de )...and building some game stalls.
However, next season, we can expect another exclusive roller coaster.
If the coaster refured to in the post above is the rumoured Gigacoaster from Intamin then don't expect it, it hasn't got planning permission.
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