Theme Parks

Opryland Hotel

This is the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Now I think I’ve got this right when I say that the Opryland is the third largest non-casino hotel in the world. Regardless, it’s enormous, with 5 restaurants, 6 eateries, 14 retail…

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Monday, 14th November 2005

Gage Park Fair

This is Gage Park, Chicago, and it looks like the fair’s in town! I’m not sure what most of the rides are, but if you look very closely (or in Google Earth) you can make out the shadow of the…

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Thursday, 3rd November 2005

Paramount’s Kings Island

This is Paramount’s Kings Island theme park in Mason, Ohio, and it looks absolutely awesome. The place is a flippin’ enormous 364 acres, with more rides than you could shake a stick at… in fact there’s more than enough room…

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Thursday, 27th October 2005

Ocean Breeze Gorilla

At the entrance to the Ocean Breeze water park in Virginia Beach, VA, stands a 30 foot gorilla wearing beach clothes and sunglasses. You can clearly see his shadow in this image, but you can also see a ground-level shot…

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Friday, 23rd September 2005

Slide & Splash and the Mystery Bridge

Whilst I was in Portugal, we crossed this very pretty bridge, just east of Portimão, on our way to Slide & Splash (I suppose we probably crossed it on the way back too, but I was fast asleep). The thing…

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Tuesday, 20th September 2005

Tokyo Disney Resort

Completing the set of Disney Parks is the Tokyo Disney Resort. The resort is split into two main sections, Tokyo Disneyland Park, with the usual magic mountain, etc. and Tokyo DisneySea Park which is based around various themed ‘ports’. One…

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Monday, 18th July 2005
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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