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Re: Favorite themed area?

Postby SLCHeadache » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:08 pm

It would have to be between Aquitaine (BGW) and the Boardwalk (Knott's). Both have an atmosphere that resonates with me, and both are anchored by especially handsome coasters (Griffon and Xcelerator respectively). Though with HangTime due for next year, the Boardwalk will pull ahead.
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Re: Favorite themed area?

Postby prozach626 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:00 am

Right off the top of my head, I'll say the Banshee area. The station, the ride placement, the sign, the mist, the lighting package, and the awesome Banshee scream before the drop are what I enjoy about the ride. The mild themeing really gives it a personality. Usually I would consider that a bit over the top for me, but not in this case.

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Re: Favorite themed area?

Postby CNYCoasterguy11 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:13 am

I'm surprised no one has really mentioned Dollywood on this list. Almost that entire park is one heavily and well themed area. I love the 50's theming and the craftsman's Valley. Its a little weaker in the County Fair and Far side of the park from about Fire Chaser on down to Thunderhead (with the exception of Mystery Mine) but still better than most.

I also love anywhere in Busch Gardens Williamsburg and obviously the Disney parks but they are in a league of their own. For a smaller park Great Escape has a decent Ghost Town Section that isn't as good as it used to be but still has some neat facades and buildings. Nightmare used to have a really neat outside queue line when it was open and most can still be seen from the log flume.
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Re: Favorite themed area?

Postby cookiex » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:02 am

Out of the parks I've been to:

Klugheim and Mexico, Phantasialand
Asia, Disney's Animal Kingdom
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Re: Favorite themed area?

Postby SixFlagsAstroworld » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:35 am

Well, what I like:

-Asia at Animal Kingdom
-Western section at Six Flags Great America (I have a soft spot for it)
-Jurassic Park at Islands of Adventure

If I would count whole parks:
-Silver Dollar City
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Re: Favorite themed area?

Postby MisterBrow » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:10 am

boldikus wrote:Gotham @ Six Flags America.


It does capture the grittiness and despair of the dystopian Gotham. :)


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Re: Favorite themed area?

Postby prozach626 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:41 pm

CNYCoasterguy11 wrote:I'm surprised no one has really mentioned Dollywood on this list. Almost that entire park is one heavily and well themed area. I love the 50's theming and the craftsman's Valley. Its a little weaker in the County Fair and Far side of the park from about Fire Chaser on down to Thunderhead (with the exception of Mystery Mine) but still better than most.

Eh. Dollywood enjoys the smell of their own farts. Right there with Holiday World.

Speaking of which... the area around Thunderbird is pretty decent, minus the absence of the Beer Man and Thunderbird Leg (turkey) stand. I wish they weren't too busy touting their own greatness on social media to do something with the old Pilgrim's Plunge location.

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Re: Favorite themed area?

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:50 pm

prozach626 wrote:I wish they weren't too busy touting their own greatness on social media to do something with the old Pilgrim's Plunge location.


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Re: Favorite themed area?

Postby average.coaster.fan » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:29 pm

Pandora at Animal Kingdom is definitely my favorite themed area, everything feels like a whole new world and the attractions are the icing on the cake. A close second would be Mount Prometheus at Tokyo DisneySea which I haven't visited since I was five years old.
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Re: Favorite themed area?

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:42 pm

^ It's still there, hasn't changed, and it's still awesome! :airtime: :airtimer:
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