Monday, July 16, 2007 10:25 PM
Having followed the building of the Boardwalk Bullet very closely, I can't wait for it to open. Does any one know an approximate opening date?? It looks like it is going to be one wild ride!
Monday, July 16, 2007 10:27 PM
Not soon enough. :(
I was planning to ride it this weekend when I planned my Texas trip months ago--had to pick a date in July and I figured it would easily be done by the end of June.
Monday, July 16, 2007 10:30 PM
I would have thought so too, but w/all the heavy rain that we have had in TX, it probably slowed down the progress.
Monday, July 16, 2007 10:34 PM
Most painful wood construction to follow outside of the Flying Turns.
Monday, July 16, 2007 10:41 PM
Since I am looking at going down to Texas, we called them and one of our questions was if they knew when BB would open.
"We don't have an exact date" said the lady who talked to my wife.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 12:38 AM
I'll be there the second weekend in August. Keeping my fingers crossed.
For those who might not know, weekly photo updates of construction are available
here. It doesn't look like a whole heck of a lot left to build.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 12:56 AM
They haven't had a whole heck of a lot to build for a month now. The final cnstruction is taking FOREVER. Damn the rain.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 1:09 AM
Yeah I feel your pain AV. I was originally going down the week of July 4th (planned back in the winter) and now postponed my trip another month in hopes of BB being open.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 1:19 AM
I heard beginning of August ?
here is some more info
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=local&id=5464948 *** Edited 7/17/2007 5:40:23 AM UTC by PcMan***
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 1:28 AM
I heard beggining of July, then end of July, now August. Surely it can't be much longer, but that's what I thought back in June. It just wasn't meant to be I guess. :)
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 5:15 AM
I live in Austin, and I'm ashamed that I didn't learn of this until last week. Ha.
But uh, it looks awesome. I can't believe they were able to fit that ride in. I've been to Kemah before, and it's pretty cool.
Maybe I'll make it a point to visit it this summer.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 9:49 AM
It's amazing that more isn't being said about this ride as it gets close to opening. Considering how well the enthusiast community has embraced Hades and The Voyage, you'd think that they'd be going nuts over this TGG ride.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 10:20 AM
What puzzles me is the lack of info on the GG website as compared to Hades and Voyage when they were being built.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 3:08 PM
^ I'm guessing it's a combination of the less radical design compared to Voyage and Hades. Boardwalk Bullet looks like a fun ride and all, but it's most definitely not a Hades or a Voyage...
Here's how I see it:
Hades was a statement. It was the first big project for the new company showing what they bring to the table - That the most insane and rediculous ideas can actually work. On top of that they're obviously going to market their first big project.
Voyage was/and is just stupid. It's the craziest thing ever. It took Hades statement and threw it out the window... Along with all previous wooden coaster design. Honestly, how many of us weren't at least mildly excited over that ride? How many of us are still totally enamored by it? It's the most insane wooden experience ever. Obviously posting updates for that ride with that kind've draw was somewhat of a priority.
I just want to reiterate that I'm not talking sh*t about Boardwalk Bullet. It looks like a fun ride - It just isn't even remotely close to the scale of the other two. I know I wouldn't go all the way to Texas just to ride it. Hell, I wouldn't go to Texas to ride Voyage and I hate/love that ride.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 3:09 PM
Kemah is doing a good job of marketing the new coaster around the Houston area. There are billboards along the interstate saying "Have YOu Ridden The Bullet"? I can't wait.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 3:33 PM
I'm guessing it's a combination of the less radical design compared to Voyage and Hades. Boardwalk Bullet looks like a fun ride and all, but it's most definitely not a Hades or a Voyage...
But at the same time I think BB is quite as radical in its own way in that it looks like it will offer a really fierce intense ride for such a tight compact space.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 3:46 PM
I'd go all the way to Texas just to ride it and I'm going to have to since I won't be riding it this weekend along with the other "local" coasters. Silly Corey. How are your ribs? ;)
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 4:49 PM
I think Boardwalk Bullitt takes the Cornbal/Kentucky Rumbler concept and throws that out the window.
While both those rides are fun experiences. They are relatively short and in small footprints.
BB takes a small footprint and packs every element, speed, big drops and surprises on a pretty long coaster for that amount of space.
Chuck, who likes Cornball but never thought it was the GREATEST as some state.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 4:59 PM
thrillerman1 said: What puzzles me is the lack of info on the GG website as compared to Hades and Voyage when they were being built.
The Gravity groups website hasn't been updated in 2 years ?
I wish they would build one of these up here near Philly/S.Jersey
I was reading it has more Wood per square foot then any other coaster ever built.
So a lot of action in a small compact coaster. Which could fit in ANY park.
We will see more of these Compacts. *** Edited 7/17/2007 9:04:46 PM UTC by PcMan***
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 7:18 PM
Word is that Kemah has wanted to keep it hush hush for some reason, so TGG hasn't done much of any publicity for the Bullet.