This weeks Weekly Topic is Trees Please again by Nate over at Coasterdom.
My thoughts on the topic are that trees in a park are really a non-factor to me. I will never go to a park or not goto to a park based on the number of trees.
Amusement Parks are generally warm weather summertime places, so of course shade is nice. And walking around a forest is a more enjoyable experiance, then a sun soaked concrete adventure.
I am all for a park taken out an 'atmosphere' area filled with trees, for construction of a new attraction. I would much rather them ditch the trees, then remove a attraction for something new.
I also would rather a parks pathways be wide enough to handle traffic through it then be ladened with trees. I mean if you have ever been to Adventureland at Disneyland during a busy day then you know how uncomforable a packed pathway could be.
But in the end, its the rides and attractions that make me visit a park.
Great Parks Filled With Trees: SFGAdv (minus the boardwalk), BGE, Dollywood (minus Thunderhead area)
Great Parks With Almost No Trees: EPCOT, Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure