Boardwalk Bullet

I think it's got more to do with the sale of the design to Kemah and the construction by M&V.

I think one of the two crews TGG normally uses are building Ravine Flyer II which is headed by Luis or Jeff or both.


Acoustic Viscosity said:
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?

They're fine now. Stupid Voyage.

I just got my Texans Season Tickets and there is a pretty flyer/coupon in the package with information about the Bullet and it offers you a "Buy One Ride Get 1/2 Off" and expires August 31, 2007. They must be pretty confident it will open soon. The flyer/coupon also has the statistics of the ride. Since Thrillerman1 loves collectibles, I will be sending it his way! He can scan it and post it here when he gets it in a few days.

rOLLocOASt said:

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 .


Voyage stupid?

Hmmm...

Son of Beast? Stupid.

Mean Streak (after Texas Giant fiasco?!)? Stupid.

Hercules (after Am. Eagle, Colossus, etc.)? Stupid.

Voyage? After all that? Well, would be stupid, but NOT for Holiday World. They have proven they can keep some pretty ferocious machines in top condition.

I think he meant stupid as a compliment.
Yeah as in "Dude, that was a stupid good ride!"

Looking forward to adding that to my museum of collectibles James. See ya in about 2 weeks!


I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!

Acoustic Viscosity said:
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.

From what I've heard the park is walking on eggshells with nearby neighbors (one within 10 feet!).

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4947107.html

"The only recourse for residents to quash a roller coaster is a city noise ordinance. The ordinance, which Kemah Boardwalk establishments must abide, forbids any loud or raucous noise clearly audible 50 feet or more from its source. It carries a fine of $500.

"We have some people who have invested in noise monitors and will more than likely bring the noise level to our attention," Kerber said.

End quote.

Something tells me the delay has a political twist to it as well.

The house nearest the coaster is rarely occupied, it is either a weekend or vacation home. If the owners were really upset about it I don't think they'd allow construction equipment for the coaster in their yard.

Not sure what "delay" you are talking about. If it has to do with the construction taking so long, that is pretty much entirely due to weather. The area is about 12" above normal for yearly rainfall....most of that falling in the last 2-3 months. And back in Jaunary when they were still pouring concrete for the base of the ride, it rained nearly every day of the month making it impossible to do any work.

Kemah Boardwalk doesn't have much to worry about...the city of Kemah is definitely happy they are there. Thanks to sales tax from sales at the boardwalk, Kemah residents have had property taxes cut, don't pay for garbage collection, have a brand new community center, and a new water tower. The Volunteer fire department has recently gotten all new equipment as well.

http://blogs.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=93a3fa05af93d3a8

Not sure how much they've got done since I was there last weekend...but it has rained all but 1 day so far this week in the area, had about 3" of rain today alone.


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J7G3 said:
Voyage stupid?

Yes. It's Fing stupid.

There's nothing that I could possibly imagine that could ever top that experience. It's not a rollercoaster, it's a freakin' experience.

I love it so much I hate it.

Or maybe I hate it so much I love it... One way or another.
*** Edited 7/20/2007 3:15:12 AM UTC by rOLLocOASt***

Would a compact design like BB be a solution if DelGrossos want to add wood some day? IMO the multilooper is not going to be a long term addition for this park and a wooden coaster would fit better with the park's overall image.

Of course the presence of the only looping coaster in western PA might be a good draw for DG once they get it going. If you want some wood while you are there, you can make the short trip over to Lakemont.


Arthur Bahl


rOLLocOASt said:

J7G3 said:
Voyage stupid?

Yes. It's Fing stupid.

There's nothing that I could possibly imagine that could ever top that experience. It's not a rollercoaster, it's a freakin' experience.

I love it so much I hate it.

Or maybe I hate it so much I love it... One way or another.
*** Edited 7/20/2007 3:15:12 AM UTC by rOLLocOASt***



I only hate the fact that it may never be beaten.

Chuck, only someone else or Will Koch with the desire to build the ultimate coaster experience will do it and WILL did it in only his third try!


Arthur Bahl said:
Would a compact design like BB be a solution if DelGrossos want to add wood some day?

I've never been to DelGrosso's but going by what I know about the place, I always thought that a compact out-and-back along the parking lot would work best. Two parallel wood coaster tracks don't take up that much room, maybe a row of parking spaces but not much more.

I wouldn't say it is impossible to beat Voyage, but it won't be easy. You would have to be trying very hard to do it, and you could still fail. Voyage is that much better than everything else.
Honestly, A Boardwalk Bullit Type. in the Train area or right where the Zyclon was at Delgrosos would be neat.

Chuck, I thought Fetterman was working with them on one but something fell through, Just what I had heard a couple years back

I will say this... For me, Voyage is easily the craziest "thrill ride experience" ever. However, it's not my favorite wooden coaster. El Toro is.

I like El Toro more because it's just more fun to me. I can ride it more than 6 or 7 times in a row without feeling mentally and physically drained like I was just on a 70 hour coke binge. Oh, and El Toro has pretty much the sickest airtime on a wooden coaster outside of the back on Riverside Cyclone.

But yeah, anyway... Voyage? It's sick. It's amazing. It's unreal. It's just Fing stupid. It's the greatest thrill ride I've ever experienced.

Now onto something other than stupid Voyage damnit! ;)

By the way, there is an update on SFFT Net,

http://sfftnet.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5859

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
Man, they still have a lot of steel to lay down.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

I like trying to follow the layout but its so hard with all the cross overs. I really feel like this ride is going to shock a lot of riders. It looks like its gonna pack a huge punch. http://asap.ap.org/data/interactives/_entertainment/roll/
check out this POV of it.

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