Where Am I? A New Type of Trivia Challenge – Round 2Everyone is welcome to play!
From Jeff ElliottThe rules are simple, find the correct attraction at the specified coordinates and get a point.
Posted November 15, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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.
Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.
From Matt BabiakI'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?
Posted November 15, 2011 at 3:43 PM
From Jeff ElliottGoogle 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.
Posted November 15, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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
Is anyone else doing it differently?
From Matt BabiakI think I finally got something! Thanks Jeff. Red thing wasn't leading me to any specific attraction.
Posted November 15, 2011 at 4:52 PM
From David L.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!
Posted November 16, 2011 at 5:17 AM
From Jeff Elliott^ 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...
Posted November 16, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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 ElliottDavid L's suggestion of using Bing as well as Google seems to be a pretty good one.
Posted November 16, 2011 at 10:11 AM
For one of the coordinates this week....here is the comparison:
From James KoehlI went to Bing Maps but can't find where to enter the coordinates.
Posted November 16, 2011 at 11:45 AM
From Jeff ElliottI just went to Bing....clicked on Maps up at the top of the page....and then pasted the coordinates in the regular search field....
Posted November 16, 2011 at 11:48 AM
From David L.Thanks Jeff, that clarified. Just sent my first 10.
Posted November 16, 2011 at 4:00 PM
From Jeff Elliott^ Got them.
Posted November 16, 2011 at 4:18 PM
From Jeff ElliottFYI....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.....
Posted November 17, 2011 at 2:03 PM
.....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 ElliottReceived James...the first one to answer all 25....
Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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.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.
Posted November 21, 2011 at 2:52 PM
From David L.Sorry, posted my answers here instead of a message to Jeff.
Posted November 24, 2011 at 10:19 PM
From Jeff ElliottWednesday sounds fine with me....I'll start scoring on Tuesday and publish the answers on Thursday.....
Posted November 28, 2011 at 9:01 AM
From Jeff ElliottNote: 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.
Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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 KoehlAre you going to post the correct answers?
Posted November 29, 2011 at 6:01 PM
From Jeff ElliottNo....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....
Posted November 30, 2011 at 7:34 AM
I know one person is still working on these, he was planning on posting today....so the answers will be posted on Thursday.
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Posted November 30, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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