Wednesday, September 10, 2003 7:46 PM
I was wondering if anyone has been there recently because I'm headed there this weekend and was wondering what's going on with Triton.
Wednesday, September 10, 2003 8:18 PM
I was there about three weeks ago. The boats look like they were all there, sitting on the platform. This may be old news, as I haven't been following it closely.
Zues and Cyclops were both running great.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2003 8:42 PM
Apparently it is not opening until next season.
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Wednesday, September 10, 2003 9:42 PM
The Triton boats were not in sight on Labor Day weekend, which means they must have been put on within the last two weeks. Thus, the question of why would you put boats on the course AFTER your busy season if you weren't intending on opening the ride?
My advice? Call/e-mail the park with your questions.
Thursday, September 11, 2003 5:23 AM
For testing perhaps?
Thursday, September 11, 2003 6:10 AM
Strijder....sounds like a good idea to me. In case anything *serious* needs to be fixed, better to find out now than in the Spring when there's little time for repairs...
As long as this *mythological* park is all up and running when I get there next year...:)
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Thursday, September 11, 2003 11:35 AM
It's probably not necessary for the park to have *several* boats on the course if they're only there for testing. Plus, there should be plenty of time to test the ride in the spring (and that way they don't have to fill the course with water twice instead of just once next spring).
If boats are on the course, then they probably intend on opening it at some point yet this fall.
Thursday, September 11, 2003 2:21 PM
I don't know all the details about Triton, but I assume it uses a block system like dry coasters? If so, multiple boats might be useful. Or it could be used for a dry run (er... wet run?) to prepare for the next season. I really don't see them opening it to the public, as it'd deny them the "new ride" marketing for next season.
Thursday, September 11, 2003 2:39 PM
Spring allows *plenty* of time for the testing of water rides (or "wet/dry" runs if you prefer). There's no reason to be spending the money to be testing it now if they're not going to open it for eight months.
As for marketing, the park can easily (and will!) market it as a "new ride" for next year, along with many other guaranteed exaggerated claims.
Thursday, September 11, 2003 3:17 PM
Big Chiefs exaggerate? Nahhhhh!
You mean they dont have you convinced yet that Zeus is the fastest woodie in the Midwest? :)
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