Another Tornado hits another Six Flags park

Thursday, February 17, 2005 3:15 PM
Well not only is Waterworld Sacramento picking up the Six Flags name today, but Waterworld USA in Concord will now be Six Flags Waterworld Concord. And of course what could go better with the Six Flags name than a brand new Proslide blue and yellow Tornado? How many is that now....

http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/sixflags/21202/

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Thursday, February 17, 2005 4:16 PM
This is the 5th Tornado of 2005 so far, now 10 in 3 years for Six Flags water parks.

2005:
SFSL
SFKK
SFDL
SF SplashTown
SF WaterWorld (Concord)
plus 2 more? (SFA and White Water Bay)

2004:
SFFT
SFWW
SFHH (LA)
SFHH (TX)

2003:
SFNE

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Thursday, February 17, 2005 5:38 PM
I doubt SFA will get one. I went to the park for an interview a little more than a week ago and I saw nothing for a Tornado. However, it could be opposite the parking lot and I couldn't see it. Or, they might not have started building one yet and are just getting a late start.

What a waste of a post.

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Friday, February 18, 2005 11:37 AM
I'd be suprised if they didn't get one....nearly every other park has gotten a tornado so far but perhaps maybe they're putting in something else? ohh well we'll find out in six days just what's going on there.
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Friday, February 18, 2005 12:20 PM
I hope Wyandot Lake gets one one of these days. Its about 15 minutes from my house
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Friday, February 18, 2005 3:41 PM
I haven't had the priveledge, but they sure do look fun. Can anyone here comment on the ride itself? I've been on the half-pipe thing at PGA. That was a BLAST...especially for a big person like me...I caught "like three feet of air". ;)
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Friday, February 18, 2005 3:53 PM
We caught some ERT on SFFT's last year during Fiesta Fest....it was at least as COLD as HW's....wonder if they put ice inside the filtration systems? ;)

Anyhow, they are really good fun, you get up some SPEED coming down into the tube and usually about 2-3 good RUNS up the side before the momentum wears off and you end up going out the funnel end...:)

The only *dislike* for those things (other than the temperatures) is that they really are LOW capacity items....so either catch them early, or during ERTs...

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Friday, February 18, 2005 10:30 PM
^With such low capacity it makes for the perfect attraction for SFA,just take a look at all their other water rides for an example of slow loading & poor capacity for an example of how this one will turn out.
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Friday, February 18, 2005 11:22 PM
Personally I *LOVE* these rides! I was really worried that the SF version wouldn't be as good as HW's Zinga without that extra bit of tube before the drop, but they really have an amazing "Oh S**T" moment with lots of airtime going down the drop.

--robb

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Saturday, February 19, 2005 12:37 AM
The one at SFNE rocks. Yes, the capacity sucks, but the water was warm.
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Saturday, February 19, 2005 9:12 PM
Geauga Lake is getting one too
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Saturday, February 19, 2005 9:50 PM
I'm positive that they dont put ice into the systems, although cold water is refreshing, maybe those parks heaters for the slide weren't working on that day, and you can't really compare it to the temps of the other pools, as they are probably on other systems
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Sunday, February 20, 2005 12:20 PM
What is the PPH for a tornado supposed to be on average?
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Monday, February 21, 2005 12:12 PM

BATWING FAN SFA said:
^With such low capacity it makes for the perfect attraction for SFA,just take a look at all their other water rides for an example of slow loading & poor capacity for an example of how this one will turn out.

Did you ever stop to think that the speed in which they seand people down the slides might "just MIGHT" be the safety precautions set forth by the manufacturer?

I just love the positive attitude you have, I'll bet you have marvelous park visits

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Monday, February 21, 2005 1:18 PM
I know that in general, water rides DO have poor capacities (S-T-Cs notwithstanding)....flumes are hard to laod/unload, pools need to be empty AND clear before rafts and mats can be sent, etc.,etc...

That being said, the crews that consistently send out TSC with two people in the boat, they KILL the capacity of that ride...

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Monday, February 21, 2005 1:33 PM
I wonder how many (or if any) of these will have raft conveyors like HW's does so you don't have to lug your tube all the way up the stairs
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Monday, February 21, 2005 3:26 PM
I highly doubt that any of them will have the conveyors, as they are really expensive to build, and add on an additional un-neccessary cost to the ride.
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Monday, February 21, 2005 4:00 PM
For that matter, aren't all of the rides themselves unnecessary....

Seriously, those conveyors, they make a HUGE difference...and, despite their expense, I think they are a valuable addition to "park infrastructure" that makes guests feel appreciated...

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Monday, February 21, 2005 5:15 PM
Well yeah but i've read/heard that the conveyors start at around $1 Mil The actual cost might be a bit under that, but thats basically what they start at
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