> Who has the best park maps these days? Do rrc's prefer the large
> colorful foldout type common with Six Flag parks, or do we prefer the
> convenient brochure/park map combo common in Paramount parks? Which park
> has the closest detailed layout of track rides on their maps?
*** I prefer the large fold-out maps because they make nice wall posters
and at that size, are easier to see detail. I particularly like the Cedar
Point maps drawn by Dave Fitch, who is good at drawing the track layouts
pretty close to what they actually are. I suspect he draws from
photographs shot from airplanes.
> Now to postcards. Which park has the best roller coaster postcard
> selection. Consider the uniqueness such as Knoebel's aerial postcards of
> the Phoenix. I feel that most major theme parks are slack in coaster
> postcard creativity but maybe you can prove me wrong.
> Thanks, Ken
*** My favourites are from Canada's Wonderland and Cedar Point, although
most cards I get are good. The ones above are clear, with good printing
resolution and resistration, particularily the ones for Cedar Point which
are from Mike Roberts of California, and the Canada's Wonderland ones done
by Excel or The Postcard Factory in Ontario.
Card quality aside, my favourites are park shots taken from the air as
they go well with park maps which are from the same or similar
perspectives. There is one of Canada's Wonderland that I particularily
like which shows 6 of their 9 coasters (although the track of a 7th -
"Thunder Run", can be glimpsed in Wonder Mountain). I also own a place mat
version that hangs on my office wall.
The Coaster Enthusiasts of Canada