a lot of money is being spent at pki

Monday, March 4, 2002 4:09 PM

something i've found really interesting is the investments being made at pki this season. i can believe all that they have done, are doing, or may do. lol

think about it a sec...

1. tomb raider - one of the most ambitious park ride projects ever.

2. removing smash factory for meteor attack...

3. retracking the forward side of the racer.

4. there has also been speculation about a slingshot upcharge attraction.

5. possible demolition/removal of kc may occur also!

that is a lot of money! what do you guys think about this?

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Monday, March 4, 2002 4:16 PM
Well I wouldnt think that item #2 would cost that much at all. "Meteor Attack" isnt exactly a new ride. This same film was played in a similar theater @ SFKK back in 2000. In fact, it was likely the best sim film that I've seen (okay Corkscrew Hill @ BGW *looked* better, but it almost made me earl...)
lata,
jeremy
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Monday, March 4, 2002 4:26 PM

So they are for sure retracking Racer the forward side

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Monday, March 4, 2002 4:46 PM

i remember hearing about a month ago that the racer front side was definitely being retracked but i can't remember where i heard that info from. can you help me out oherian? we've talked about this a little bit before.

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Monday, March 4, 2002 4:56 PM

2Hostyl,

What did you think of Ireland?

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 4:40 AM
Truthfully Mike, I-Fan and I didnt spend a lot of time in Ireland. Also, since I had never been to BGW before, I couldnt say whether it was an improvement over Hastings or not. I *would* have liked to have seen a show or two, but time was devoted to riding.
jeremy
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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 5:19 AM

You missed a few things....

- Complete re-paint of Vortex

- Repaint of Rivertown buildings

- New landscaping projects

- 30th Anniversary logo development and insertion on numerous items accross park.

- VR Simulator being added

- Show side of Racer re-painted

And more and more and more....

Shaggy

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Shaggy
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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 5:26 AM

Even Shaggy is missing some things on expenditures at PKI.

Every spring for new attractions and ride areas you can notice one concrete truck after another entering the service road by KC/SOB. These are not the normal concrete trucks either but the big ones with the extra three axels to support all the weight. I have heard estimates that each truck can carry almost $20,000 dollars worth of concrete! How much is concrete per square foot nowdays? In 1990 it was like $7 sq ft.

The paint job on Vortex ran six figures. The whole area around Reptar and RRRA was resurfaced and a new concrete pathway connecting that area to Nick.

Huge amounts of money go to things people don't even notice.

Chuck

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Charles Nungester
167 coasters and hopes to be over 200 by the end of 2002 :)

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 6:12 AM

Chuck,

Did they re-pave the Nick area again this year?

I do know they re-surface the black top throughout the park each year.

Shaggy

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Shaggy
A.K.A. John K.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 6:27 AM

Shaggy or Chuck:

Do you know where in the park the Ham on Rye simulator will be?

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Aaron
"I think you're blind to the fact that the hand you hold is the hand that holds you down..." - Everclear

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 7:17 AM
Over $100,000 to paint a coaster? Geez. Seems awfully steep. I coulda done it with my Wagner Power Painter and stepladder for about $167.82. :)

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Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like bananas.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 7:32 AM

Shaggy said:

Chuck,

Did they re-pave the Nick area again this year?

I do know they re-surface the black top throughout the park each year.

Shaggy

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Shaggy
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I doubt they repaved it but shortly after media day last year they did resurface the whole area from wings to Nick.

Im thinking the area around Beast and TR:TR is getting the same treatment with the area betwen the railroad station and wings just sealled. The area will probably look much better as was the case with RRRA and Reptar area.

Chuck

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Charles Nungester
167 coasters and hopes to be over 200 by the end of 2002 :)

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 7:34 AM

Homey G. said:
Over $100,000 to paint a coaster? Geez. Seems awfully steep. I coulda done it with my Wagner Power Painter and stepladder for about $167.82.

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Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like bananas.

Actually Ive heard over $300,000 to repaint vortex. I wouldn't be surprised it they dont use emron paint for durablity.

Chuck



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Charles Nungester
167 coasters and hopes to be over 200 by the end of 2002 :)

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 7:35 AM

Homey G.:

A little birdie told me the Eiffel Tower may be next, care to volunteer? ;-)

Shaggy

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Shaggy
A.K.A. John K.

*** This post was edited by Shaggy on 3/5/2002. ***

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 7:51 AM

I'll paint Adventure Express with Homey G. (also, Power-painters rock!)....but NO way am I getting on the outside of the Eiffel Tower....altitudes that high require that I be ON a ride...

Still wondering how he could bid SO low....must include food, drinks, and a lifetime pass to PKI...;)

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 7:59 AM

Well the Eiffel tower is gonna force the price up a bit. The reason I was able to keep the price for Vortex so reasonable was because I could use just my step ladder. If I have to buy a full size scaffold, the price goes up $12.39. Plus on Vortex, when I got done painting up high, I could just slide down the hill on my bum. The Eiffel tower doesn't work that way.

--Brian, who completely bit off Jeremy's gimmick and is getting the "off-season giddys".

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Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like bananas.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 8:10 AM

Bungee

Shaggy

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Shaggy
A.K.A. John K.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 10:20 AM

Shaggy said:

Homey G.:

A little birdie told me the Eiffel Tower may be next, care to volunteer? ;-)

Shaggy

Yeah, I'll do it and I already have a OSHA approved safety harness and am off durring the week :)

Chuck who thinks that would be a huge thrill hanging a couple feet up!

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Shaggy
A.K.A. John K.

*** This post was edited by Shaggy on 3/5/2002. ***



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Charles Nungester
167 coasters and hopes to be over 200 by the end of 2002 :)

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 10:57 AM
u guys are wimps.ill paint the effiel tower by hand.seriously though, how could they paint the tower????my friend said it was taller than the mf.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2002 11:06 AM
It IS taller than Millennium Force, by about 30 feet.

On the other hand, it's about the same height as the Drop Zone tower, and only about a third of the height of many broadcast towers. Painting it is certainly do-able, but it would not be a pleasant job.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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