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View Poll Results: Do you think Vancouver's climate could sustain a theme park that operates year round?
Yes 14 37.84%
No 18 48.65%
Not sure 5 13.51%
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:45 AM
 
Location: In transition
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The thread about the theme park in 35C or 35F got me thinking... what is too cold in winter for a theme park?
I want to get the opinions of others on the forum. If Disney were to open a Disneyland Canada near Vancouver, do you think the climate is warm enough to operate year round a theme park just outside the city with roller coasters, water rides etc. or should it theme parks in this part of the world only be restricted to the warmer half of the year?

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Old 11-10-2013, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Maybe it's too wet.. Paris is quite dry. Cold rain sucks.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:47 AM
 
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Maybe it's too wet.. Paris is quite dry. Cold rain sucks.
So, you think somewhere like Victoria, BC would work better then?
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:48 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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If you like being in a rollercoaster in cold rain and wind then yes..
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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Probably, yes. I would hate to walk around a theme park in cold rain with temps in the 30s or low 40s F.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Glasgow, UK
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Far too wet in the winter, I think. Few people would want to spend several hours in soaking wet clothes in 6C temperatures, sitting down on wet rollercoaster seats, etc. Although perhaps if they gave away free waterproof capes at the admission point (or sold them very cheaply), that would attract more people. Water rides still probably wouldn't be a good idea.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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Probably, yes. I would hate to walk around a theme park in cold rain with temps in the 30s or low 40s F.
I guess you won't be going to Disneyland Paris during the winter anytime soon then
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Paris isn't a wet city so there's a good chance of it being dry and cloudy. In February, there might be an inversion with no wind and overcast skies, which would be okay.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (44°0 N)
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Paris has 50 days of rain from November to March!
About 1/3 of the days are wet, and the others have dull weather, early sunset and chilly temperatures, that's definetely not a rollercoaster weather to me.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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That's not a lot - about the same as here. Most days will have no rain. Certainly less than Vancouver by a considerable margin.

Plus, Disney Land has the whole Christmas thing going on right now - I've seen ads for Disney Land on TV recently.
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