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Day 2- Bring Back More Trees & Grass

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So here it is, day 2, and our next wish for the park is more greenery. The park was originally called The Enchanted Forest for a good reason...it was full of trees and grass! Over the years as the trees have aged and the park has expanded, more and more trees have been removed. It's really time that a LOT of new trees were planted all around the park and some of the overly large expanses of pavement were broken up.

 

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I dont get why they only cut the top off of the tree outside of Bugs Bunny national Park!!!

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I have a feeling the tree was being removed completely, they just took the top off because it had died and they didn't want to take a chance on it falling.

 

Just look at how many tree there used to be. This is where Dark Knight is going in:

 

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Wow, great picture!

 

Interesting too. I always thought the two Lightnin Loops tracks were perpendicular to one another, but they appear more angled like an "X" from that vantage point.

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The "east side" of the park looks so much different. That place has had a dramatic make over, and it's now getting an other one, slowly in the process!

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Thanks Tom. Harry might still have it too. It's one of my favorite pictures of the park.

 

The Enchanted Forest was trees and flat rides. What more could I ask for? The area is even getting a darkride-family coaster! It was Disneyland for flat ride lovers. (Both Disneyland and The Enchated Forest were made up of a bunch of family rides!)

 

The Enchated Forest had two Intamin rides (Freefall and Looping Starship) and one more near by (Roaring Rapids.) The section also had a few Mack and Schwarzkopf rides.

 

Here's a couple of cool coincidences for next year. The Dark Knight will be placed on/near the same location as the park's first wild mouse and it is made by Mack who made the three flat rides which buffered Big Fury (Swabinchen, Musik Express and Matterhorn.)

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Yep, Dan I still have that picture. I think it's from 1978.

 

It's amazing how thick the trees were in the beginning.

 

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And off-topic, but this should give a better idea of how Lightnin Loops was positioned.

 

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A little off topic, but why is the Control located so far from the tracks themselves?

 

Also, I agree that the park needs more trees, all of those concrete open spaces just look so terrible in contrast to the wooded parts of the park, though they are quickly becoming scarce!

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A little off topic, but why is the Control located so far from the tracks themselves?

 

 

"Loop Coaster Control" was a maintenance/electrical building where the ride tied into the power grid. The operation or control of the the rides was handled individually by an operator on each of the two Lightnin' Loops platforms.

 

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i agree big time i was thinking about this as i walked through the park this summer, its getting harder and harder to find shade.

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I almost forgot, this is another wish that we had that is coming true...the park is planting hundreds of new trees this season.

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That is really good news about more Trees. I know someone on this site that will be really happy about that...

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