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Published: August 21, 2012 at 10:18 PM

It's been hotter than heck over the past week in Southern California, as it has been throughout the summer in many other parts of the country. So to help you think cool thoughts as we head into the new school year, back to work, or whatever else keeps you from getting soaked to the bone in a theme park, here are a few moments to remember:

Escape from Pompeii

Jurassic Park

Pilgrims Plunge

Waterworld

Jungle Cruise

One Ocean

Feeling better yet?

Update: Notice that I didn't mention where these pictures were taken. If you know, the comments await your expertise. :^)

Readers' Opinions

From Mike Gallagher on August 22, 2012 at 4:11 AM
"Feeling better yet?"

No.

Maybe if I get to Mountain Creek this weekend as planned.

From dennis van den heijkant on August 22, 2012 at 10:06 AM
Does anyone know where the first picture is taken?
From Brian Emery on August 22, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Thanks I needed this…
From 50.58.117.34 on August 22, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Escape from Pompeii at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Jurassic Park at Universal Studios Hollywood
???
Water World at Universal Studios
Jungle Cruise at Disneyland or Magic Kingdom
SeaWorld's Shamu show
From M. Ryan Traylor on August 22, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Photo 1 is "escape from Pompeii" at Busch gardens Williamsburg/Europe.

What's number 3?

From Mike Gallagher on August 22, 2012 at 11:44 AM
#3 is Pilgrim's Plunge at Holiday World.
From Joe Brown on August 22, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Robert, you may want to name the files differently if you want us to guess becasue I if mouse-over each pic I can see where they were taken. :)
From Mike Gallagher on August 22, 2012 at 12:17 PM
I have a confession to make...but Joe spoke for me above.

From Robert Niles on August 22, 2012 at 1:12 PM
I didn't necessarily mean theme park expertise in my update. Sometimes, technical expertise will suffice....
From 98.21.197.128 on August 22, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Ha Ha...... Thanks for that Joe Brown!! I was also wondering what number three was.

Notice that most of the pictures are of the major splash rides that are normally just big ovals in some parks.... but the first two you have pictures of (Escape / Jurassic) are probably some of the best example of how that type of ride SHOULD be..... instead of just a simple up, around a curve to a drop and splash down, then around a curve back to the station. Escape is especially photogenic in that picture.

From TH Creative on August 23, 2012 at 4:55 PM
(Chuckle)

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