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Theme Parks!

Posted: July 4th, 2019, 9:44 am
by pacman000
I like theme & amusement parks, so here's a thread about them, for information, videos, memories, plans, etc. If you like them too please post here!

Info on Walt Disney's plan to build an indoor theme park in St. Louis, back in the 60's. Fell through when Walt & the city of St. Louis couldn't decide how to split ownership. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Di ... ont_Square

Re: Theme Parks!

Posted: July 11th, 2019, 11:20 am
by Zack Burner
Throughout my life, I've lived about 10 miles from one famous theme park in upstate NY, The Great Escape. This was my own Disneyland, though recently having been bought up by SixFlags, it's been going down the tubes. There were once some great rides and attractions such as the Tornado (a Dark ride, you can read about it here: https://laffinthedark.com/articles/tornado/tornado.htm), the Trabant, and Jungle Land (similar to the Jungle Cruise but with more cutrate animatronics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zWY1pg7cIo). Thankfully they still have their best wooden Coaster the Comet.

I have gone to Disneyland about 14 years ago, had a blast! Recently I heard some plans for a Super Nintendo Park coming next year! :D So far there's been hinted a Mario Kart Attraction and a Donkey Kong Country area as well! Here's the link: https://www.nintendoenthusiast.com/2019 ... ly-leaked/

Re: Theme Parks!

Posted: July 13th, 2019, 4:33 pm
by pacman000
It's too bad the Tornado was taken out; it sounds like a cool ride.

Re: Theme Parks!

Posted: July 14th, 2019, 6:12 pm
by pacman000
Indian pendulum ride crashes: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/ahmedab ... rt-2069435 The central shaft snapped near the top of the ride’s arc. Two dead, more injured.

General article on Indian “joy ride” safety: https://scroll.in/article/809057/horror ... egulations

:(

Re: Theme Parks!

Posted: July 15th, 2019, 3:23 pm
by MSR1701
Unfortunately, the one roller coaster I would have wanted to ride again is no more... The Georgia Cyclone at Six Flags over Georgia was my favorite of all time, always reminding you as you rode that it was made of pure wood...

Re: Theme Parks!

Posted: July 16th, 2019, 1:32 pm
by pacman000
The Georgia Cyclone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-s3VP73Sbs

Looks like it would knock your socks off! ;)

Re: Theme Parks!

Posted: July 26th, 2019, 8:13 am
by Glen32
Lately we had been in Parque Warner in Madrid. It was such a big park however there was not enough games for the children. Anyway kids had a great time in the park. It's a great place to visit if you like to spend fun time with Warner Bros characters. I'd love to stay more but I had to check a hotel for sale in Madrid for one of my clients so I had to leave early. But when I returned back to hotel I saw the kids were dead tired and sleeping like babies. So that means they had a very good time :)

Re: Theme Parks!

Posted: July 29th, 2019, 9:55 pm
by Sonicx9
Glen32 wrote:Lately we had been in Parque Warner in Madrid. It was such a big park however there was not enough games for the children. Anyway kids had a great time in the park. It's a great place to visit if you like to spend fun time with Warner Bros characters. I'd love to stay more but I had to check a hotel for sale in Madrid for one of my clients so I had to leave early. But when I returned back to hotel I saw the kids were dead tired and sleeping like babies. So that means they had a very good time :)


Are you from spain, just asking but how do you speak good english?