Un-spectacular park settings

Friday, July 21, 2006 5:46 PM
SFGAm.

Wow is that place ever a personalityless concrete graveyard of a park. Went there in the summer a couple years back and was outright embarrassed to have recommended a day there to my family. Don't get me wrong, they've got a great mix of rides... it's just that it seems that their ratio of trees to open expanses of concrete is horribly, horribly skewed. Oh and outside and around the park? More concrete (highways and parking) and flatness.

- BB (still bitter about his SFGAm experience)

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Friday, July 21, 2006 5:57 PM
matt.'s avatar Really? You mean the SFGAm as in the one near Chicago? You're like the first person I've heard be that negative about SFGAm's atmosphere before.

Not saying you're wrong or anything, just kinda surprised.

(Although I do agree the setting itself is pretty un-spectacular but not really detrimental to the park experience.) *** Edited 7/21/2006 9:58:19 PM UTC by matt.***

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Friday, July 21, 2006 7:29 PM
Not to be picky (well, maybe...) but the only conrete at SFGAm is in the area around Space Shuttle America/go-karts. The only other part of the park that is lacking in trees is Southwest Territory, but that's part of the theme.

Now, back to settings... ;)

-Nate

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Friday, July 21, 2006 7:43 PM
If you want a park that is low on concrete, try Idlewild or Knoebels.

Arthur Bahl

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Saturday, July 22, 2006 8:31 AM
^Or better yet, Wasn't Williams Grove totally on grass?

There's something about northern ohio, though.
GL, back when, removed most ot their trees about the same time Brandywine ski resort did the same thing. To increase usable space, they turned an entire hill into a giant growth.
After a few seasons, they realized their mistake. The trees helped hold the snow to the hills just like people like the shade in a park. That and they are nice to look at.


Great Lakes Brewery Patron...

-Mark

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Saturday, July 22, 2006 10:01 AM
Grass, mud, trash from the racetrack...

--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

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Saturday, July 22, 2006 5:54 PM

coasterdude318 said:
Not to be picky (well, maybe...) but the only conrete at SFGAm is in the area around Space Shuttle America/go-karts. The only other part of the park that is lacking in trees is Southwest Territory, but that's part of the theme.

Asphalt maybe? Regardless, perhaps it was the heat and the crowd on the day of my visit that made it seem that way. I'm willing to give the place another chance, I just think I'll make a point of hitting the place on the early or late end of the season.

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