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Where Am I? A New Type of Trivia Challenge – Round 2

Everyone is welcome to play!

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 15, 2011 at 2:15 PM
The rules are simple, find the correct attraction at the specified coordinates and get a point.

James feels really bad about posting all of the answers in the previous round, so the best strategy here is to click on my profile, then on "send a message", and privately send me your answers (if you privately send me your answers, I will post in the thread saying that I got them).

I have been having some issues with email lately, so if you want to post something, post that you sent me something, and your opinions of this round.

If we go through these too fast (again) I can publish more.....so take a try at all of them. Some of these are easy and some are really hard. I tried this week to up the difficulty level, so let me know how that went.

Note 1: There are no coordinate sets for an entire park, they are all for specific attractions or shops...and no, a children’s museum is not a shop.

Note 2: Feel free to discuss your strategies on how to answer these questions in the talkback below.


Now on to the coordinates.......

Attractions
1) 29.54631°N 95.01731°W
2) 39.34131°N 84.26225°W
3) 43.61643°N 89.78771°W
4) 38.90431°N 104.97586°W
5) 36.13816°N 115.16624°W
6) 22.61449°N 114.29685°E
7) 41.48489°N 82.69312°W
8) 63.23162°N 22.85839°E
9) 40.87959°N 76.50670°W
10) 51.39648°N 5.98254°E
11) 51.65237°N 5.04570°E
12) 40.29077°N 76.65571°W
13) 55.26020°N 11.86467°E
14) 44.33670°N 12.26135°E
15) 49.03531°N 9.05186°E
16) 35.02981°N 136.73463°E
17) 40.38859°N 79.86356°W

Shops
18) 38.51520°N 90.67520°W
19) 35.10130°N 80.94119°W
20) 24.48442°N 54.60691°E
21) 49.13280°N 2.57053°E
22) 33.84217°N 117.99580°W
23) 38.55997°N 0.16431°W
24) 39.74885°N 105.01329°W
25) 41.89133°N 87.60957°W


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Matt Babiak
Posted November 15, 2011 at 3:43 PM
I'm so bad at this. I can find the parks for every one of these, but my internet sources don't support exact ride locations. Anyone know a good website?

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 15, 2011 at 4:12 PM
Google Maps is the one that I have been using. Drop the coordinates into Google Maps and then you will need to zoom in quite a bit to figure out the exact building we are talking about.....after that you will need to jump on some other sources.....looking for ride lists, pictures, park maps, whatever you can find to figure out what I am pointing at.

With Google Maps, don't be fooled by the red marked spot with the letter, look for the green arrow that is sometimes off the screen....the green arrow is marking the correct spot, not the red lettered spot.

For an example - Last Week #25. 28.373277°N 81.547663°W
At least for my computer, if you put the coordinates into Google Maps, the letter spot marks something in the middle of Italy in Epcot. If you zoom out a bit, then you see the green arrow marking the entrance of Test Track.

Is anyone else doing it differently?

From Matt Babiak
Posted November 15, 2011 at 4:52 PM
I think I finally got something! Thanks Jeff. Red thing wasn't leading me to any specific attraction.

From David L.
Posted November 16, 2011 at 5:17 AM
I'm working on mine(don't have time to do them all at once). I also use Google Maps, but when they are too fuzzy, I try Bing Maps, but Google Maps are typically better. Jeff, can you double check 2 and 3? I'm just getting a parking lot next to one park and some trees next to another. I checked both park maps and nothing is listed there so the Google Maps aren't outdated. Some of these are a lot tougher and great!

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 16, 2011 at 7:50 AM
^ The trees is the only one that I wasn't completely certain about....according to the park map there is something there....but it was the only one I couldn't verify one way or another....(i.e. I had an attraction in mind that I wanted to mark and the only place it was listed was in the woods without a definitive marker....although in the woods would make sense for this attraction)...and in Google Maps there is a kind of bird shaped path which would also make sense as part of the attraction...

The one in the middle of the parking lot is correct. Although Google did me a favor on that one and made it nice and blurry...if you don't know what it is, a video of the park may be your best bet...

And in the shops, there is one that we will argue about, but I am right....and another shop that I do believe is impossible, so get as close as you can....older or scanned maps or pictures might be the key on that one.....since the park's website is worthless.....I know what is there, but that doesn't make it decipherable by anyone else....it was kind of snotty to pick what I did, and of course it comes back and bites me....

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 16, 2011 at 10:11 AM
David L's suggestion of using Bing as well as Google seems to be a pretty good one.

For one of the coordinates this week....here is the comparison:

Google
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Bing
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From James Koehl
Posted November 16, 2011 at 11:45 AM
I went to Bing Maps but can't find where to enter the coordinates.

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 16, 2011 at 11:48 AM
I just went to Bing....clicked on Maps up at the top of the page....and then pasted the coordinates in the regular search field....

From David L.
Posted November 16, 2011 at 4:00 PM
Thanks Jeff, that clarified. Just sent my first 10.

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 16, 2011 at 4:18 PM
^ Got them.

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 17, 2011 at 2:03 PM
FYI....I am going to be mostly unplugged Friday and through the weekend....so I will not be able to get back with anyone privately sending me their answers.....

.....this is also a good once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to talk trash about me since I won't be around to defend myself.....

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:59 AM
Received James...the first one to answer all 25....

I think that plan is to publish 10-20 more on this thread tomorrow to help get people through the downtime this weekend.....the new ones will be in the easy to moderate category....and only take place at officially sanctioned "theme parks"...basically ones that we should all be able to guess at without too many problems....I'll attempt to score David and James tomorrow....maybe dole out some hints....

From David L.
Posted November 21, 2011 at 2:52 PM
hey, I was also away for the weekend... I might be able to do more tonight, but I have little time. A time extension(like until Wednesday) would be nice, but i'm fine without.

From David L.
Posted November 24, 2011 at 10:19 PM
Sorry, posted my answers here instead of a message to Jeff.

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 28, 2011 at 9:01 AM
Wednesday sounds fine with me....I'll start scoring on Tuesday and publish the answers on Thursday.....

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:30 AM
Note: the correct answer on 24 is Panda Express at Elitch Gardens. As my home park, I know it extremely well, but after checking the park map, I realized that it was an impossible question....so I am accepting "food court" as well.

Jim Koehl - 17 correct (missed 4,5,12,15,16,20,21,25)

David L - 17 correct - 1/2 credit on #2 (you knew what you were talking about but didn't correctly name the attraction). Missed (4,5,6,15,21 and didn't guess on 24 & 25)

From James Koehl
Posted November 29, 2011 at 6:01 PM
Are you going to post the correct answers?

From Jeff Elliott
Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:34 AM
No....wasn’t planning on it....because then you can't argue with me....if I don’t post them, then you are all like “Wow, he is really smart”, and I can sit back like all omnipotent and stuff and never questioned....

I know one person is still working on these, he was planning on posting today....so the answers will be posted on Thursday.

From Manny Rodriguez
Posted November 30, 2011 at 6:15 PM
Hey jeff I want to tell you some thing if you want some nerd comedy go to the daily blink dot com. world of war craft comedy just for future stuff they also.have a link to. P & Q webcomic if you don't like nerdy stuff L

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