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    IOA. Best THEME park ever!

    I recently visited IOA and this park just amazed me. The themeing is incredible! I used to read what people said in forums dissing Magic Mountain because the themeing is horrible. I used to think MM had good themeing until I went to IOA. The people behind IOA were crazy! It's just incredible what they did with this park. Five different areas and every single little detail is themed! I love it! I think other parks should follow their example (hint hint Six Flags).
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    Yep, IOA has amazing theming. Have you ever been to Disney? The theming there is awesome too. Thats why I love all those parks in the Orlando area. I think that Themeparks are a bit better than amusement parks.
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    Ah, March seems like 3 years away...:( . I went to Orlando in 1999, before IOA(not officialy open to public) and before Rockn' Rollercoaster:mad: . I can't possibly wait untill March next year.....
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    yea haux
    i read your trip report and IOA is a greatly themed park
    and i too think that SFMM has good theming
    but not many others do.

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    it looks really cool. although SFMM will always have more selection over IOA, and taller rides too.
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    Agreed it is the best TRUE theme park but parks like SFGADV that somehow pass as theme parks are probably better
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    SFGAdv is not a THEME park, it's an amusement park. Big difference there.
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    Nowadays, I think any big park would be considered as a theme park. Anyway, Islands of Adventure definitely wins over competition in the theming department. Every single detail in the park is quite breathtaking! It sure is worth the trip, even if you have to drive down from Maryland to Florida (which will take about a day and a half). Of course I'm not that crazy, so I always take the plan down to Florida just to go to the amazing Islands of Adventure.

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    Six Flags parks are theme parks, not amusement parks. A significant numbers of the rides are themed, despite badly themed. In most cases, it is just a Superman or Batman logo on the station building.

    If you notice carefully, nothing in the the Seuss's Landing is straight....... everything is crooked.....

    Also, I like the art-deco architecture of Marvel Superheroes Island too, very flashy, just like comics...... also, IOA did a great job in pairing musics for themed areas.......

    Disney's theming is not as great as IOA, but one thing stood out, the Tree of Life in Animal Kingdom.
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    It is a good thing that IOA is themed so well b/c they sure lack in the ride department right now. Good rides, don't get me wrong, but just not too many yet. I am looking forward to the coming years when they mature some. If the building is an example of what they will do down the road then I think we are in for a treat.

    I don't think, though, that themeing is particularly important. Cedar Point is a great park and themeing is not a priority there.
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    It's the best theme park ever.Disney's just to overrated,and overcrowded.
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    Are there any other true THEME parks out there? Busch Gardens Tampa and Williamsburg are some, but definitely not as much as IOA. Disney I guess, but they don't really theme the surroundings too much, only the rides.

    I think I remember when IOA first opened they said that Universal was planning to open a bunch of these around the country (hence the double term 'islands'). Is that still true? I'm pretty sure I heard that from some reliable sources. If so...
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    I love IOA...it is such a beautiful park. I went in January of 2001 and the park was practically empty. Only ride that had a line was Spiderman...and that was a five minute wait. I rode The Incredible Hulk 4 times in a row without getting off of the coaster...and Dueling Dragons is incredible! The only thing that I was slightly disappointed about was that I couldn't ride the Ptherdon Flyers...only for kids with parents. Oh well...overall, the park is awsome!
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