Water Country USA Theming

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Everyone seemed to join in on the conversation of theming in the park maps thread, so I decided to create this thread. Continue the conversation here.

Also, I want to ask, how does Vanish Point fit into the 50-60 theme?
 

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RE: Water Country USA theming.

^ Basically this. Not only is it a themeless water park, it's a water park that has suffered from year's of neglect. The place honestly doesn't even feel like a SWP&E park anymore.
 
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Look man, I just like my 80's music rockin' over the speakers. Honestly, for a water park, theming really doesn't matter to me. :cool:
 
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I already laid out my (vastly superior) theming plan for Water Country USA. Since Zachary has now given me the Google Maps terraforming bug, I will probably produce some kind of crappy paintbrush map of this soon.
 
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I think they should change the theme to a theme like aquatica. I HATE america themed things because we live in america so it isn't very exotic.
 
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I have done some reconsidering on themes.
There are already cows in one area. Cows make me think Chick-Fil-A. Chicken is good. CK = chickenking. Water Country needs MORE COWS!!
 
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WCUSA does have a good theme in place, I said this before. Most attractions have 50's and 60's references or describe more or less how the attractions is (which I am not too fond of if it is themed).

The main problem is neglect for the upkeep of the park and the park music.

I think you guys judge way to harshly on WCUSA, it is a water park after all, a side attraction compared to BGW.

Also, I think the fact that its a specific time period in America makes all the difference. A modern today America is boring, and who wants to see that anyways? But an earlier time period is much better, and is captivating, you know like Colonial WIlliamsburg ;)
 
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I think Aquazoid's theme could be greatly enhanced with some comic book-styled billboards through the queue. I do agree though, Aquazoid has one of the better themes in the park.
 
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^Yes. Over doing the themes of the rides is what they need. They need to go Hubba Hubba Highway level exaggeration of theming on the rides and all over the park. That would greatly improve the overall feel of the park and the theme would be obvious, unless they over over do it.
 
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After going to both WCUSA and Aquatica you'd never know the parks were owned by the same company. WCUSA is very dull and plain and lacks the overall feel of a waterpark that Aquatica has. It's like a concrete jungle basically. However with Aquatica, the park is very tropical feeling and they use plants and shrubbery to make sections instead of just one big open area. WCUSA is a loop basically.
 

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Hoopla said:
I think they should change the theme to a theme like aquatica. I HATE america themed things because we live in america so it isn't very exotic.
Main Street U.S.A. would like a word with you (and to an extent, so would Liberty Square) ;).
 
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After going to both WCUSA and Aquatica you'd never know the parks were owned by the same company. WCUSA is very dull and plain and lacks the overall feel of a waterpark that Aquatica has. It's like a concrete jungle basically. However with Aquatica, the park is very tropical feeling and they use plants and shrubbery to make sections instead of just one big open area. WCUSA is a loop basically.
WCUSA needs to have the kind of garden team that BG has. They need to make plants a high priority, especially with it being so close to Busch Gardens. For people that get the douple park pass/ticket, they go to BG then WCUSA and they think they went to the wrong place because of the lack of colors and plants. Not that it isn't natural---i.e. hills, trees--- it just lacks color, mainly. So, ya, do you think that was a good plant rant?
 
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Sure, Water Country USA could be plussed here and there, but I think it's one of the most pleasant water parks I've visited. I enjoy the landscaping, the music, and and the relaxing feel of the park. I also like how everything is spread over a large area taking advantage of the natural terrain. I've visited Aquatica, and while it was very enjoyable, clean, and nicely landscaped, it felt much more cramped and lacking trees compared to Water Country USA. I enjoy visiting smaller water parks closer to home, but I always look forward to visiting Water Country USA because I consider it a premier experience by comparison.
 
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Okay I know I'm gonna Get bashed for saying this. But the plants at Aquatica won't be able to stay alive in Water Country, Virginia doesn't stay above 70 all year. SO your dreaming for something that isn't going to happen it just isn't possible. I doubt that SWPE will put aquariums all over the park, and I think that WCUSA gardens are pretty nice they look like gardens that would be in Virginia. Next time you go to the park try to notice the entrance next time, they try really hard, and since Gardens is not in the name of Water Country USA, then I don't think people go into it expecting gardens all over the place. And considering the amount of trees around the park it is really nice for a water park. Since my first Waterpark was Ocean Breeze I was really impressed. I agree Aquatica is very beautiful, but it was built what 25 years after WCUSA was I think that WCUSA is really nice considering its age. Some rides may not match the theme perfectly, but most are very well themed. And WCUSA is almost three times the size of Aquatica. I'm sure that WCUSA will eventually get a revamp, but they're not going to re-theme it completely, and personally I don't want them to. As long as WCUSA stays popular it will be fine and the GP doesn't care hugely about theming, they just care about how fun the ride is. You guys can dream but they are not going to re-theme it completely.
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^I see your point with a lot of the stuff. I just wish that they make the theme more evident to the GP. Other than ride names and music, there is no other way to tell the theme. They just need to adapt the park to its theme already. I hope you don't consider that a "bash" because it wasn't meant to be one. I don't like "bashing" so no worries.
 
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