Best AP Park Map....Best AP Postcards

Best AP Park Map....Best AP Postcards

Post by K966 » Sun, 22 Jun 1997 04:00:00


    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?  
        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.
        This is just a personal survey whose results may be
used in a future news article. Thanks,     Ken

 
 
 

Best AP Park Map....Best AP Postcards

Post by David Cruml » Mon, 23 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>    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?  
>        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.
>        This is just a personal survey whose results may be
>used in a future news article. Thanks,     Ken

I kind of like Valleyfair's '97 map.  For last year, my favorite was
BGT's.  I wrote to almost every theme/amu***t park in the country.  
Same this year.  I know for sure it's not any six flags' park.  BGT's
was a full map.  It took up one whole side of the average park map.  It
had rides on the other side with descriptions.  It's hard to explain so
I guess you'd hust have to see it.

David


 
 
 

Best AP Park Map....Best AP Postcards

Post by Richard Bonne » Sat, 28 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>     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.

Quote:
>    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.

                                  Richard Bonner

                                Managing Director:
                        The Coaster Enthusiasts of Canada
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