2003 Ride Announcements

Sunday, January 12, 2003 3:00 PM

I just wanted to update on a few unmentioned anouncements:

Six Flags Astroworld and Six Flags America
-Whitewater West Spinning Rapids ride
*This is a dry attraction and will not be apart of the water park


Wild Adventures
-Zamperla Mini Zig Zag coaster(Fiesta Express)

-Vekoma Junior Suspended(Swamp Thing)


Funtown Splashtown USA
-WhiteWater West Rain Fortress

This brand new attraction will be going in the area that was once home to the Bat-A-Way Baseball batting cages. It will feature 3 new slides, a huge bucket that will dump water down on people below, 400 more lounge chairs, and a new Tiki Bar/Gift Shop.


Vertex:Yeah, Tiki Bars! Now that's what I'm talking about And you ask where I'll be this season...

La Ronde
-Zamperla Discovery and a handful of kiddie rides


Tripsdrill
The park will recieve 3 new ride in 2003:
-A small themed flume ride for the tikes

-Seifenkistenrennbahn, go kart racing for the little ones

-The DonnerbalkenThe park is keeping this ride under wraps, but in correlation to the parks other attractions for 2003, this is probably the big one. Don't worry Rob will keep you posted...

Tonto-No I wont! I'll be watching the football game

Rye Playland
-Zamperla Zig Zag coaster

Not quite the Rye Aeroplane we were hoping for, but close enough

Linninmaki
-Huss Booster

Walibi Rhône-Alpes
-In entertainment, Revenge of Dalifarg will be a new show about a sorcerer who seeks to conjure up a warrior from the d'alchimie formula. This show is filled with humor and will features some of the best effects and stunts to date!

-"Alerte à Walibu", a great great:rolleyeswho says great great in a press release...only Six Flags) diving show that has been featured at many other Walibi parks.

- "La Ferme aux Enfants", a mini zoo featuring over 50 different animals from all four corners of the Earth:rolleyesSix Flags sure know's their geography) The zoo will be on site of the 1994 fairgrounds.

S&S
Stan Checketts, has announced his intentions about creating a park in Logan, Utah. It shall be in the same manner as Mack created for Europa Park to show of the companies lastest prototypes and developments. The company is not intending to make a full fledged amusement park, but more like (and this is their quote) "a fun center with dozens of pay per rides." Park guest will pay for each attraction instead of one at the gate price. The park is also to features go karts, mini golf courses, and slides.

Presently, the community has not given final approval yet, but is serious about this project. However, if certain restrictions are not released then the project may be abandoned.

Some of the Premier attractions will be the latest S&S combo tower and an Air Thrust coaster. If all goes right, the construction shall start Spring 2003 with an anticipated opening in 2004.

'Universal Mediterránea(Port Adventura)
The season has just ended and reports from the park show that they had an attendance over 3.5 million! The attendance was rather impressive but not enough to add a new thrill ride But Universal does plan to add major investments into the park for 2003 including many spectacular shows Vertex and Dingo shall keep you posted on any other updates regarding next season...


Dingo:Who me...WHY ME?!!

And to end this on a good note...
Frontier City and Six Flags Great Adventure
-S&S Sky Sling

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*** This post was edited by Vertigo on 1/12/2003. ***

*** This post was edited by Vertigo on 1/12/2003. ***

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 3:44 PM

So the Screaming Squirrel will, in fact come alive for us to ride?

:)

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 4:06 PM
Umm Stan Checketts is a guy.. at least he was the last time I met him which was this past summer.. hehehe

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 4:29 PM

Oops

I still can't get over the fact that the best adjective Six Flags could put in their press release was "great great."

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*** This post was edited by Vertigo on 1/12/2003. ***

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 4:33 PM
Notice that Lake Compounce, Funtown, and Quassy are all adding these Aqua Playsets. New Englanders do have much of a choice this year :(

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 4:39 PM

La Ronde is also getting a Zig Zag coaster

http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail2245.htm

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Sunday, January 12, 2003 5:19 PM
Knotts and Michigans adventure are still unannounced. We're still owed our Phase 2 of Soak City in buena park, delayed for 2 years. And a KoD replacement too please. You'd understand how much the ride ops and public hates it once you've ridden.
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Monday, January 13, 2003 3:18 AM
What is teh S&S Sky Sling?

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Monday, January 13, 2003 3:36 AM
Here's the S&S sky sling: http://screamscape.com/html/s_s_power.html

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Monday, January 13, 2003 3:39 AM
AstroWorld hasn't announced yet....

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Monday, January 13, 2003 7:13 AM

Can I have the link to the entire press release?

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Monday, January 13, 2003 8:40 AM

Regarding Rye Playland...

I wonder what happened to the Crazy Mouse that was supposed to arrive for 2002? I see that a Zamperla mouse is "taking its place" for 2003, most likely identical to the Doo Wopper in Wildwood.

Nothing against Zamperla's coaster, but I'm disappointed... I love Crazy Mice and it would have been great to have one within an hour of where I live (Steel Pier in AC is 2 1/2 hours away). It would have brought me back to Playland a few times next season!

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Monday, January 13, 2003 4:48 PM
Markieb, there is no one press release, this is a recap of all recent annuncements. The only release that would contain nearly all of these ride announcements would be Amusement Business, which you must be a member to view.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 5:25 AM
Not really an *announcement* per se, but rcdb DOES have the WW/EV woodie listed as opening in '03....footers are poured, lumber is on-site, and all systems appear to say "Go".
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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 5:42 AM

Vertigo said:

I just wanted to update on a few unmentioned anouncements:

Six Flags Astroworld and Six Flags America
-Whitewater West Spinning Rapids ride
*This is a dry attraction and will not be apart of the water park

I'd like to know who announced this ride? I don't see anything on the SFA website about it. And just because a park bought something doesn't mean it will be installed there, remember the top spin that sat next to Jokers Jinx, for a considerable amount of time before being shipped to SFDL?

Please remember that, just because a manufacturer sells something, it doesn't always mean it's for the park they say.

Furthermore: there's an unwritten rule that says that everything is a rumor till the "PARK" announces it as fact.


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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 5:58 AM


I don't see anything on the SFA website about it..


That's why I wanted to see the article. I don't know a lot about PR work at parks, but it seems very odd the article would have confirmed our new ride before the parks PR makes there annoucement. Not being able to read the article for myself I wonder if it's sources are rumors or speculation on these attractions, or does it claim the information was relased by Six Flags Corporate?



*** This post was edited by Markieb on 1/14/2003. ***

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 6:16 AM

Why would such a reputable company as AB give false information like that? I'm pretty confident that the information they've recieved is valid & that they wouldn't be publishing it if it wern't true.

SFA & SFAW will announce their new water rides soon enough & that will occur once the parks are good & ready to do so,as for that top spin we were supposed to get I never saw any parts for it anywhere in the park & I wonder why they supposedly shipped it off to SFDL but then again it's SF wer'e talking about & they are known to make changes at the last minute.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 8:40 AM

BATWING FAN SFA said:

Why would such a reputable company as AB give false information like that? I'm pretty confident that the information they've recieved is valid & that they wouldn't be publishing it if it wern't true.

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I am in no way doubting the validity of the rides purchase. However to post that the ride has been "announced" is an out and out LIE! SFA has announced nothing, and until they do, this ride remains Un-announced, and therefore a Rumor.

SFA & SFAW will announce their new water rides soon enough & that will occur once the parks are good & ready to do so,as for that top spin we were supposed to get I never saw any parts for it anywhere in the park

the top spin sat behind Jokers Jinx during the period when the Octopus was being installed. it sat out of sight between the train tracks and the brake run for several weeks if not a month or two. the top spin being in the park is a fact.


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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 9:26 AM

Amusement Business is the leading publication for the amusement industry and to say that they would send outright lies is obserb.

Companies send there lastest information to AB's Industry Forecast every year. That's how they recieve the information. If you want to see it ahead of time, then you have to cough up the doe.

Waiting for Six Flags to update their website is a slow and "unreliable" process.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 10:00 AM

If you think its hard to cough up a doe try coughing up a buck ;)

Moosh

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