Sunday, December 3, 2000 7:37 PM
I was just wondering how many zoos and other animal parks such as Sea World have coasters? Do the coasters at these parks get a good turnout? Your answers would be appreciated.
"DONT FIGHT IT, RIDE IT",,,,RAGING BULL
Monday, December 4, 2000 2:51 PM
Well, I'm not sure if this is what you want, but I know that Seaworld in Texas has two major coasters, Great White and Steel Eel. Seaworld in Orlando has the Kraken floorless. BGT and Great Adventure both have coasters as you know and do very well. Marine World has Medusa, Roar, Kong, Boomerang, Cobra and Roadrunner. SFMW gets plenty of attendance. Surpassed PGA in the middle of the season and didn't look back. I'm not sure about Seaworld. As for zoos, I know that near me, the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, CA has a small family rollercoaster, and the attendance was enough the last few years to allow that to be built, so I'm guessing it's good. That's about all I know. :)
My Karma Ran Over My Dogma
Monday, December 4, 2000 3:02 PM
Seaworld Australia as a 1988 Arrow Loop Corkscrew called... well 'Corkscrew', How original! And a Pinfari Fairground coaster. Since Corkscrew is the only mega thrill ride, it's popular! Haven't been there for 7 years though.
Dunno if these count, Wonderland Sydney has a Wildlife park next to it - extra fee. Dreamworld has a Tiger Island & Aussie wildlife park in it, including the Olympic's most popular unoffical mascot - Fasto the Fat-Arsed Wombat!
Coasters - The Ultimate Creation!
Tuesday, December 5, 2000 9:38 AM
Marine Land in Ontario, Canada has a couple, the big one being "Dragon Mountain", which was the longest coaster in the world at the time.
I'm not sure about the turnout or anything, since I haven't been there in about ten years.
Rumor has it that they're pouring a fortune into improvements there this year, maybe (hopefully) a new coaster...
*If things seem under control, you're just not going fast enough*
Tuesday, December 5, 2000 12:51 PM
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is an animal park, and they run six coasters
Scorpion-Schwarzkopf Singe Looper
Gwazi Lion-GCI Twister
Gwazi Tiger-GCI Twister
I count the two Gwazi tracks as two coasters, since the layouts are completely different.