houston, we have a problem **facepalm**:ashamed:Zachary said:I was at Kings Dominion to take a look at the new Planet Snoopy yesterday. After realizing that Kings Dominion's childrens area has more trees than Forest of Fun, I realized something: Busch Garden's children's areas are simply awful.
Totally agree. I mean my cousins love it, and they are triplets! It is much easier for the parents at LOD, they just let the kids go play, and tell them to check in with them every 2 or 3 rides. Plus it is totally hard to impress my cousins with children's play areas. This is because they're home park is SeaWorld Orlando, and for those of you that've been there know they have a really decent kid's area, with a huge climbing area. So the fact that they would prefer LOD over SeaWorld's and FOF is simply amazing. I mean I think that LOD has been neglected, but at least it has some shade. It is way better than FOF. The thing is that LOD has 5 rides(including carousel), and a water play area, but FOF only has 4 with a water play area. There is really a problem there, but I think eventually FOF will have some foliage growing around it, just give the trees a chance to grow. However the bad thing is the foliage will only be around it not in it.:dodgy:Alpenghöst said:The fact that Land of the Dragons (even in its neglected state) is still better than FoF is a major problem.
I don't know if the person who told me is able to share anything more publically, but yes, I've been told the same. Apparently John Reilly fought tooth and nail to make Forest of Fun into a beautifully themed hamlet all its own with, believe it or not, plenty of real trees. Revolutionary concept, I know. Anyway, long story short, it sounds like he was bypassed by other people who, apparently, held more control over the project than the park president himself. :dodgy:CastleOSullivan said:From what I heard, John Reilly was in a constant battle with Sesame Workshop, begging them to add more depth to it. While Busch Gardens, and their designers had one idea in mind, Sesame Workshop wanted to make it as simplistic as possible.
The real ride itself follows a similar path to the concept art. The "drop" is there, but it's still just a small hill. That being said, Loch Adventure is just the old LOD flume in a different location.It's forested in, has some SHRUBBERY on the inside, there's some Scottish theming, there are some twists and turns, and it looks natural. It even has a drop.
I'm sorry, but Sesame Street Forest of Fun is not a good children's area. A good children's area should also be aesthetically pleasing and shady for at least the enjoyment of the parents who are visiting with their children. Obviously not a lot of thought went into the construction of the Forest of Fun. Everything is out in the open, with nothing to give it true character. It really is a "minimalist" children's area.Party Rocker pid=92199 dateline=1392315554 said:I thought Forest of Fun is a very well done children's area. Yes it could use less cut outs and more real life trees; however, I believe someone said it was the Sesame Street brand company that had the final word on how the area looked and they wanted cut outs over real life. I guess the cut outs are more simple and enriching for children? It also keeps more children out of the way of other things. Instead of having families spend so much time running around the park from kid ride to kid ride, more families are spending more time isolated in Forest of Fun which in turn helps clear the pathways a little bit better.
KD isn't a dump, have you been there, and if you have when? If it was last year, than fine, even though I still strongly disagree with you, but if you haven't seen it yet you can't say it's a dump.Cody pid=92211 dateline=1392321115 said:I think Planet snoopy was big enough, but it wasn't enough to stop me from thinking KD is a dump.
He posted a KD trip report on the forums last fall.KD isn't a dump, have you been there, and if you have when? If it was last year, than fine, even though I still strongly disagree with you, but if you haven't seen it yet you can't say it's a dump.