2006 PKD.. Italian Job Stunt Track.

Sunday, August 7, 2005 11:53 PM
PKD will be the third park to get the Italian Job Stunt Track, Clone, In 2006


..first pcw, pki and now pkd..

yeah i deleted my comment.. Cuz i have never been to pkd but would love to go.. just that i was angry that theyre putting i ride i already ridden in cuz i wa s plannig on going next year..but when i come to think of it my first ride on IJ:ST was very fun.. its just ive been on it alot of times and it doesnt seem thrilling anymore plus being in a 2 hour line up doesnt help. But You are right it is a good family ride.. and they proabbly are making a good desciosion to put in this ride. sorry to offend. Have fun on it PKD.. it is pretty fun. Nothing too great for a person looking for record breakers and stuff.... but defenatly a great ride for the family.

*** Edited 8/8/2005 4:17:15 AM UTC by j_o_e_y__*** *** Edited 8/8/2005 4:46:33 AM UTC by j_o_e_y__*** *** Edited 8/8/2005 4:49:49 AM UTC by j_o_e_y__***

Monday, August 8, 2005 12:02 AM
apparently they have decided to turn themselves into the kids park or something...god knows their coaster selection has gone WAYYYY downhill since Volcano...

...or maybe i'm just biased because I have lived 20 minutes from PKD for almost 26 years and i'm just plain tired of it =P

Monday, August 8, 2005 12:02 AM
awww hell....

Que the theme song for attack of the clones...

Monday, August 8, 2005 12:11 AM
A little bird at PCW said that the Charlotte park would be getting the third IJ:ST. Wondering if PKD's won't be the FOURTH....or if the Paramount higher-ups changed their minds...

If PKD took care of their WOODEN coasters, then all would be well at that park...oh, and allow "bumping the birds" like they did at PKI and do at PCar... ;)

Monday, August 8, 2005 12:17 AM
^You don't like their woodies? Grizzly is probably the best in the chain IMO. (though I do agree, Rebel Yell and Hurler need A LOT of work) And not all the Flyer ops are snap nazis, some just don't care. I think I've been lucky my past few times there, as I snapped without being scolded.

I'll withhold judgement on the picture since the resolution is so horrible.. you'd think they'd put out an offical press release instead of just some teaser. It would not surprise me at all though.. :-/

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Monday, August 8, 2005 12:22 AM
I . . thought. . IJST. . was. . a. . good. . ride! Well this makes PKD the king of launched coasters atleast.
Monday, August 8, 2005 12:30 AM
I thought IJ was a super fun coaster too...the best part being the tunnel! How cool were those little lights and the skidding back and forth. Def a fun crowd pleasing coaster.

And gator, your sources aren't reliable. :)


Monday, August 8, 2005 12:34 AM
I must say I'm tired of coaster enthusiasts complaining about the Paramount chain installing more family oriented attractions in recent years. PKI's attendance was higher than CP's last year, and it was the highest for any seasonal amusement park. I don't think they're doing anything wrong. Just imagine how many coaster enthusiasts there are versus how many families their are. It's about 1 to 1 million. They're smart to build family attractions.

I was just at PKI on Saturday for my annual trip. Even though it rained in the morning and was an overcast afternoon, the line for IJ:ST was 2 hrs. I was dissapointed to not be able to ride it. But I can honestly say that they made the right move by adding it to the parks line up.

Stop complaining and go buy your own park if you don't like how well other people are running your own. I'd laugh at the success you'd have with the mentallity of, "scrap em all or move em to kiddie land."

Needless to say, I'm excited that PKD is getting one of their own!

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Monday, August 8, 2005 12:48 AM
Well, I'll agree with that too. I can't say I've been to the park. I'm aware of their line up, but couldn't rate them on how well they are.

Diversity is good though...

Monday, August 8, 2005 12:51 AM
I agree with there diversity There too.. but Launched coasters are fun so are woodies.. not to mention they have a bob sled coaster and a looping coaster (anaconda)
Monday, August 8, 2005 12:58 AM

Darth Saambe said:

Stop complaining and go buy your own park if you don't like how well other people are running your own. I'd laugh at the success you'd have with the mentallity of, "scrap em all or move em to kiddie land."

Needless to say, I'm excited that PKD is getting one of their own!

*** Edited 8/8/2005 4:35:42 AM UTC by Darth Saambe***

I can only speak for myself but when I posted I was making note of how its a clone ride. I dont know about you but when I go to parks I want to be able to ride different rides since I travel quite a difference. And if this is real, then i would be somewhat puzzled that paramount did this because that would mean 3 of the exact same signature type attractions at 3 of 5 parks. I wouldnt be prone to visit the other parks knowing that I can ride the same rides at a closer park. Thats how I feel about the situation. Regardless if some think its a kiddy ride not I just dont wanna see paramounts get the starbucks bug when it comes to their attractions...

Monday, August 8, 2005 1:01 AM
Well, if the thrill seekers have two rides with a guaranteed wait of 45 minutes on the least crowded of days, you might as well put in one for the family to wait on too.

I disagree with this.

Monday, August 8, 2005 1:01 AM
Clones = cheaper. Another business standpoint.

Most people don't travel across the country like roller coaster enthusiasts to ride different roller coasters. They just go to the park closest to them. Frankly, they don't care if there's another IJ:ST on the other side of the country.

Again, Enthusiast vs. General Public. We won't win. Accept that.

Monday, August 8, 2005 1:49 AM

needless quote removed. don't quote the previous post. -J

im looking at it as a marking thing for season passes its like they want you to get season passes and promote going to their other parks and when you find out their other parks have the same rides then you wouldnt wanna go as bad because you have the same thing at home. And you would be suprised how many "Normal" people travel to different parks and surch the net for other parks to visit by just looking at the back of their season passes (because like you said we only make up a small percent of the population and who do you think are buying up those season passes...its not just us). Not they may not visit as heavy and weekly as some of us, but they are totally aware...

Besides they may out number us but we have total control to influence their decisions to go to a particular park because I have done it before.

And although the park does have some clone rides already they try to "spruce" them up by giving some new names and new themes *** Edited 8/8/2005 8:03:56 PM UTC by Jeff***

Monday, August 8, 2005 1:58 AM
Heck, I wish they would bring one to PCar.

Still haven't been to PKI this year, wasn't planning on PKD for next year.

Monday, August 8, 2005 2:07 AM
Hehe, Joe....the "source" was just a random employee this Spring at PCW who mentioned offhand that there WERE three IJ:ST coasters (as in, already). After getting quizzical looks, he said bluntly "Cincy, Toronto, Charlotte, right?". It seemed as though it was an innocent slip-up, not a contrived deception. I figured he must have just been confused as to the time frame, but he DID seem pretty sure of the parks involved...

I just filed it away and didn't think much of it until THIS tidbit came along...

gator, thought IJ:ST really WORKED....then again, there were relatively short waits of under 30 minutes... :) The people in queue really are "IN the action"... :)

Monday, August 8, 2005 2:18 AM
There were people on a PCar board that said that there were 2 more sold for next year, but no confirmation on which parks were getting them, but it was strictly rumor.

I wouldn't mind seeing it a PCar, but I'd rather them go ahead and convert to Boomerang Bay (the only Boomer i want to see there) first.

Monday, August 8, 2005 3:41 AM
I though Italian Job was a blast and although PKD getting another shortish coaster with lowish capacity is a little sad, it will probably be pretty popular. If you sort of take yourself away from thinking of the ride as a coaster and thinking about its duration and just enjoy it, I think most people would be pretty satisfied.


Monday, August 8, 2005 4:01 AM
I'm happy PKD will be getting a coaster in 2006, I'm not very happy that it is a clone (or so it appears right now), and I'm even less happy that it's ANOTHER launched coaster.

I guess the best I can hope for now is that they make the design different in some ways from the other IJ:ST coasters, and that SFA follows suit and also gets a coaster of their own for 2006...

Monday, August 8, 2005 4:23 AM
^You can never have too many launchers. ;-)

Joe, I was there as well and I think the PCW employee knew what he was talking about, he just didn't realize he "spilled the beans" till it was too late.

The funny thing is he was talking like the IJST was already THERE in Charlotte.

Like it matters anyway. :-) Maybe Carowinds just hasn't "announced" it yet, or it's possible Paramount changed their mind, or it COULD be possible he confused Charlotte with Richmond. It happens.

Still, IJ is a kickass little coaster. I think the new addition is awesome.


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