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Theme Park Aerial Photos

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:13 pm
by thorpecrazy
Courtesy of Google Earth, I've collected some fantastic aerial photos of Thorpe Park & Chessington - see ... hotos.html

They are very recent (2005) which is nice as so many on the web are from years ago, does anyone have any detailed ones of Alton Towers etc.

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:23 pm
by Chris J
Hehe, they both have Samurai in them :P

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:10 pm
by thorpecrazy
I didn't even notice!

The Thorpe one must be 2005 asit has Slamer & Rush, when do you think the Chessington one is from?

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:21 pm
by themeparkdude
Err 2001 or 2002.

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:08 pm
by The_Storyteller
Probably, google say they update photos in 3 years.

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:28 pm
by Queen of Speed
Err 2001 or 2002.

It's not 2001 as you can see Denis's Madhouse in the picture. I think its 2003, as I dont think the trampolines were in Market Square before that time.

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:54 pm
by HighExtreme
Wow i love aerial photos its interesting to see the parks from a different perspective than you usually do

The Chessington one reminded me how cool Vampire is, it's a shame more parks don't really use the terrain to make the most of customised coaster routes

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:06 pm
by srw985
AT @ 1:50,000

AT @ 1:25,000

AT @ 10,000

theres also 1:5000 but it doeant all fit on one thing and ordange servey mapping on 25,000, also 5000 also shows all the roads inside the park on the map. (that appears when you hover the mouse)

these are quite old (before air, spinball, splash cart challenge etc.)