Canobie Coaster wrote:Some of my other favorites are basically any of the Disney lands not themed to a Dino carnival
Disney's Animal Kingdom, with the exception of the Dino carnival, was the first thing that came to my mind. Anything else in that park is just beautiful! I would love to go back now that Pandora has opened.
I like the Medieval Faire section at Canada's Wonderland. The pseudo styled buildings are very charming which allows for some highly photogenic shots, especially with some of the park's classic rides in the mix.
I can't just choose one area from one park as there is at least one area that I consider my favorite at some of the parks I've been to.
First let's just say the entire old country theme of Busch Gardens Williamsburg is my favorite but out of them all I would have to say Oktoberfest is my most favorite as it seems more lively than the others.
At Kings Island my favorite areas are International Street and Coney Mall. Just love the atmosphere in both sections.
I like the entire theme of SFGAm but Hometown Square and Southwest Territory are my favorites there.
jynx242 wrote:SFoG has a pretty amazing Gotham City section...
I agree since it is different from most Gotham City areas. Only downside is that steep hill that takes you to it by Dare Devil Dive.
Keetz wrote:I'm gonna give a (dis)honorable mention to "The Golden Kingdom" at GADV during its first years. The whole area had a nice jungle feel to it...
I went to SFGAdv in 2005 when the area was brand new (and after Kingda Ka had that major breakdown so I never got to ride it) and I thought it was very well done. Six Flags can do a pretty good job with theming as along as they can keep it up.
Well, to be more specific... (what I call) the Plaza du Remi in WDS, Paris. For the small corner of the park that it is, it is steeped in French-style architecture, which makes the whole area, like you're in the city, and not in the theme park.
That said, I have to say that most of the themed country pavilions in EPCOT are by them self, individual marvels of themed design and execution. The standouts to me are France, Canada, Germany, and Morocco.
My Favourite Themed Area of an Entry Plaza, into a park... has to go to Disneyland Paris.
The area is lush with trees, and many pathways to walk through and around. There are a few spots with gazebos in them, and benches are all over the place, shaded by the lush trees over them. There is a water feature through it all, as small creeks moves through the area, emptying into a big fountain-ed pond. Mickey is there in his usual floral visage. But you can around him and it still works.
The whole thing is anchored by the gorgeous Disneyland Hotel, where all the ticket buying and queuing up takes place - under the hotel. Which sightwaise, totally blocks the park you're about to enter, making it (to me) all the more magical.
For me this is a great "getaway" to go to, without leaving either park too far away. Especially if one doesn't have an onsite hotel space, etc. Easy reached by the Studios, too, it's just a nice oasis to chill out in, while the crowds rush by.
This what you first see, when you approach DLP.
The overhead layout of the entry plaza. Lots of trees, hiding the benches, and a few gazebos for extra shade. Wonderful spot.
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