Of the ones I've been to, SFKK takes the cake. It's in the middle of a gritty urban area, across the street from the airport and surrounded by interstate highways. And of course, a road runs through the middle of it.
There are two on RCDB that remind me of something out of a sureal nightmare...
Dragonworld (Katmandu, Nepal). If Six Flags would buy it, they could brand it "Six Flags Third World".
Aerocity Parc (Audenas, France) (defunct). It looks like it is in the tundra! Their Chance Toboggan was called "Star Wars"... quite fitting because its surroundings look as barren as the Dune Sea on Tatooine.
It might not be as pretty now as it used to be, but don't blame the 70s for that! :) *** Edited 7/20/2006 3:17:07 PM UTC by brunus76***
MiA, post-lost-all-the-trees-storm. It's like a carnival plopped on a vast, uninterrupted prairie. Especially entertaining was the Train To Nowhere Through The Unkempt Meadow. (And I *like* the place. Imagine what a more discriminating enthusiast might say?)
I do agree with MI Adv and SFKK, though. Knott's isn't too much better, either. (Though, with Knotts, what's inside the park makes up for it.)
Brian Noble said:MiA, post-lost-all-the-trees-storm. It's like a carnival plopped on a vast, uninterrupted prairie. Especially entertaining was the Train To Nowhere Through The Unkempt Meadow. (And I *like* the place. Imagine what a more discriminating enthusiast might say?)
Meh, I've already SAID it... ;)
And I was there BEFORE the "lost-all-the-trees-storm"...
Coney? I'm torn. Sure, it's a total SHELL of what was once rightly the KING of American amusement locations (maybe even "King of the World", LOL). But there's still something palpable about the place, maybe it's my sense for things nostalgic...I guess this is where I should note those old Disney rumors that swirled around about the time of the Times Square *improvements*...and that the new Parachute Jump lighting will help somewhat...
Arthur Bahl said:
SFA. Busy freeways and urban and suburban sprawl surround this one. As for SFAW, I liked that parks urban setting in some ways. I remember that spectacular view of the Houston skyline from the AstroNeedle ride back in the 1990s.
There isn't a busy freeway within 5 miles of SFA and the only place you can see a house from inside the park is from the top of Superman. Had you said the area between Superman, Wild One's turn around, Roar, and Coyote Creek, I would've concurred.
A day at the park is what you make it!
- J *** Edited 7/20/2006 4:49:55 PM UTC by ErinGoBraugh***
Michael Darling said:
I disagree with Swoosh's comment of Scandia being un-spectacular.
That wasn't me you doof! :)
**Edit, I guess links to that site (Theme Park Review)aren't aloud? I was going to say "Fantazy Land" in Egypt, that place is a literal crap-hole... *** Edited 7/20/2006 5:18:12 PM UTC by P18***
Tough crowd. ;)
(And, yes. TPR links get censored thanks to their repeated douchbaggery and filmed illegal escapades. Lawsuits, famine, war, pestilance resulted and such.)
*** Edited 7/20/2006 5:19:30 PM UTC by Michael Darling***
Astroland (Coney Island).
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