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Re: Attractions near your theme park

Postby simaticable » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:26 am

Outside of SFOG, there's Atlanta, so there's the World of Coke, CNN Center, Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, the Atlanta Zoo, and I'm sure plenty more.
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Postby MagnumFreak25 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:58 pm

Out by CP there's Kalahari, Castaway Bay, and a bunch of other bowling alleys and things like that
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Postby Genx24 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:06 pm

Only an hour away from Great Adventure is a place called New York City. 4 boroughs of all the touristy stuff you can imagine, plus Staten Island.
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Re: Attractions near your theme park

Postby flotus » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:43 pm

This thread needs some history, so:

Germany - Phantasialand is 10 miles away from Cologne, famous for its cathedral.

Construction started in 1248 and was stopped halfway done in 1560:

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Resumed in 1840, construction finally completed in 1880 where the cathedral was the tallest building in the world. (Taller than Kingda Ka)

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Today it's the most visited tourist feature in Germany.

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Re: Attractions near your theme park

Postby Xcoaster » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:28 pm

I don't feel like talking about LA (my home parks), so I'll mention that that the Winchester Mystery House is nearby California's Great America in San Jose. I did both when I was up there last year.
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Re: Attractions near your theme park

Postby StuckInSD » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:51 pm

Sea World sits right on top of Mission Bay, which is also home to Belmont Park (Santa Cruz Boardwalk's little brother), The WaveHouse (basically a stand-alone Boogie Bahn with a bar/club), tons of other bars and diners, sport fishing (including charters), plenty of beaches and hiking/biking paths, and hosts festivals, thunder boat races, and Over-the-Line (which is essentially drunk baseball on the beach; a local favorite).

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Head south, and you're right in the middle of downtown San Diego. There's over 70 micro-brewries in San Diego County, and 15 of them are in the city limits. There's also Old Town, where San Diego got its start (and the Wailey House... spoooky). I tend to frequent the Embarcadero a lot, which is where the Maritime Museum and USS Midway are... I like boats. Seaport Village, Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Plaza, Little Italy, Hillcrest- literally anywhere you go, there's gonna be some sort of micro-brewery, some sort of mall, and some sort of tourist trap. And of course, there's the mandatory shout-out to the San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park; yeah, laugh all you want at how "over-glorified" the San Diego Zoo is, but it really is spectacular. Oh, and Comic-Con.

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Head north along the 5 and you'll run through the beach communities. There's the Birch Aquarium and beaches in La Jolla, the Del Mar Fairgrounds/Racetrack... with more beaches, in Del Mar, and, my other home park, Legoland (which now triples as an aquarium and water park), in Carlsbad... and more beaches.

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Re: Attractions near your theme park

Postby ernierocker » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:17 am

Dollywood - You name it, it is likely 10-15 minutes from the park. ;)
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Postby Meteornotes » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:10 am

^Including many places to buy knives and swords!

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Re: Attractions near your theme park

Postby ernierocker » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:11 am

^Have to account for all of the ninjas hiding in the mountains!
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Re: Attractions near your theme park

Postby cfc » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:13 am

^Such as . . .

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