I've just posted a photo album from one of the larger amu***t parks in Jordan.
Can anyone think of a Wacky Worm with a more spectacular view?
>Can anyone think of a Wacky Worm with a more spectacular view?
I want to go just for the tagada! After the one in China, I can't wait to
ride one again, although I doubt I'll ever get a ride that good! With the
whole group there, the operator really had a blast with us!
The MINI in mini-wheel is right! The cars seem bigger than the hub! And
is that machine guns on the cars? Ah, family-friendly Jordan! Teach those
kids right from an early age!
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the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us
all irrevocably." -Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
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There is one with a view of the Giza Pyramids in the background, but for me that doesn't quite beat the mountain top vista of this one.
I'm sure Richard would have a bunch to mention on his vast list!
For me, it would have to be a tough choice between four, all of which are
placed on mountainsides with breathtaking scenery.
Muntanya Russa at Tibidabo in Barcelona. The first truly spectacular view
I've seen on a coaster. The coaster, and particularly the first drop looks
down over the beautiful city of Barcelona. For this coaster, the view is
mostly man-made, since it's of the city.
Monta?a Suiza at Parque de Atracciones Monte Igueldo in San Sebastian. From
the lift hill, you get two different views on either side. On the left,
there's the rocky shore of the northern coast of Spain. On the other side
is the circular bay of San Sebastian, with its beaches, guarded by two
Hair Raiser and Wild West Mine Train (and possibly Dragon) at Ocean Park in
Hong Kong. All of the coasters at Ocean Park (unless you count the new
powered Polar Express, which is built more inland) are built on side of the
mountain the park is built on, giving views of the islands, the bay and
parts of the sprawling city. Wild West Mine Train probably has the best
view of the three. But Hair Raiser makes the best use of the view, as you
see the mountains spinning upside down around you as you go through the
Which of the coasters has the view of the pyramids, Richard?
>> Well, you would know, Richard? Other than probably George, is there anyone
>> with more Wacky Worm credits than you? You've ridden more Wacky Worms than
>> many enthusiasts have ridden coasters! How many are you up to now?
>124 at last count:
>There is one with a view of the Giza Pyramids in the background, but for me that doesn't quite beat the mountain top vista of this one.
I also am partial to good Ocean Views so I especially like the views from Great White and Great Nor'easter in Wildwood. I'll give them honorable mention.
There are a few others in the US that have a nice view of countryside. Also, loved the view from The Big One at Blackpool, and I really liked the view from The Ultimate at Ligh***er Valley as well. Ditto for the view from most of the big coasters at CP as well. Magnum, MF, Mean Streak, and TTD all have great views! Come to think of it so do Maverick and to a lesser extent Wicked Twister. I actually think the views from the top of Twister and Phoenix are quite good too. I would say any coaster in a beautiful area with a life above the tree line is pretty good too.
I think Vancouver's Coaster deserves mention. Maybe Lagoon's coaster
too, but if I recall correctly the lift hill faces the wrong way to give
a good view of the mountains. Their Jet Star had that spiral lift so it
should have given a good all-around view but I don't remember it
well...it was near the end of a long day.
Honorable mention to *** Pier's departed Star Jet. Great view of the
water. In theory other seaside coasters should offer a similarly good
view but in practice none struck me as quite the way it did. I will
certainly miss it.
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The park isn't exactly decorative otherwise, though.
In terms of coasters with an amazing view, I'd add to your list the one at Farglory Ocean Park:
I'd also throw in the Cobra at Ratanga Junction:
I'd like to add:
Cliff Hanger / Red Devil (SBNO) - Ghost Town in the Sky: Maggie Valley, NC.
[I love the panorama of The Smokies on that thing. E.g.: http://rcdb.com/234.htm?p=3281]
Heise Fahrt - Wild und Freitzeitpark: Klotten, Germany.
[The view of the ancient castle on the next hillside is quite spectacular]
Jetline or Insane - Grona Lund: Stockholm, Sweden.
[For the wonderful view of one of the most-compact parks on the planet & the view of downtown Stockholm with its harbor]
Montana Rusa - La Feria Chapultepec: Mexico City, Mexico.
[For the enveloping view of the capital of Mexico with its surrounding stand of (sometimes ACTIVE) volcanoes!]
Plus, I'd like to give an an honorable mention to the Santa Cruz "Big Dipper" because it's one of the most scenic beach-side coasters on the planet - with the Santa Cruz mountains looming just a few miles distant. But the view is best from the ?municipal wharf? back TOWARDS to the coaster - getting the skyline, the coaster and the bay/water all together.
This photo is too zoomed-in to do it justice: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sherwoodh/7805283830/
I'm sure the GCI at Knight Valley Shenzhen is pretty amazing, too. I'll find out someday soon (fingers crossed),