Canobie Lake 2002 NEW RIDE!!!

Saturday, March 23, 2002 12:51 PM

For all the people who said it wasnt true like BigKirby, well it is!!! I the #1 Canobie Lake Park fan... bring to you:

http://homepage.mac.com/clpemployee/PhotoAlbum7.html

Go to that

im going to submit this to the news section also...

Its a 100ft. tower (if not a little higher) and is a

S&S doubleShot. But I heard the park had an 80ft hight limit? Well i dont get that but this is great news!!! Its replacing Moon Orbiters which is going to Splashtown USA in Maine.

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Out of the coasters i've ridden here is what I rank them overallive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie
Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangl

*** This post was edited by MikeMir87 on 3/23/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by MikeMir87 on 3/23/2002. ***

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Saturday, March 23, 2002 1:00 PM
This site has day to day pictures of Star Blaster but this person works in the park and can take pictures up close and everything, also you can see the old moon orbiter and its deconstruction on this site aswell!!!

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Out of the coasters i've ridden here is what I rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie
Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangl

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Saturday, March 23, 2002 1:31 PM
Does anyone even care?!

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Out of the coasters i've ridden here is what I rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie
Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangl

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Saturday, March 23, 2002 1:38 PM

Maybe some are waiting to reply as a news item.

Good to hear. Great job Canobie.

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TiM Schroll
gocubs7@hotmail.com
LED ZEPPELIN

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Saturday, March 23, 2002 1:43 PM
What do you mean "like Bigkirby"? You find me the post where I said that. I don't appreciate personal attacks like this. Anyway, it's nice to see something like this go to a smaller park imo. Kudos to them for working in the snow to get this thing built. This should help them compete with Quassy and Lake Compounce.

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Off with the trims!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!
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Saturday, March 23, 2002 2:53 PM

You emailed me and said and i quote

"Incase you are still wondering about Canobie 2002, here is there phone # from their site:
603-893-3506
Maybe they did plan on an S&S but couldn't plan it or finance it in time. S&S says it takes over a year to plan one (even though they are clones, go figure). Maybe Cedar Fair or SDC could buy Canobie and work on it.
Have a nice day!
(big)kirby"

That is the exact email which i kept.


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Out of the coasters i've ridden here is what I rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie
Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangl

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Saturday, March 23, 2002 2:58 PM
Key word there being 'maybe'. Anyway, I'm sure Kirby is pretty happy to be 'wrong'.

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|| Jonathan Hawkins ||
http://www.starcoasters.com
http://www.thrillspot.com

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Saturday, March 23, 2002 3:08 PM

oh, the park is also getting a smaller ride called Jungle Jump, which is the same as a S&S frog hopper...

sorry kirby but i had to prove you wrong

good thing i kept that email

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Out of the coasters i've ridden here is what I rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie
Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangl

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Saturday, March 23, 2002 3:34 PM

Notice my key words:

maybe they couldn't plan or finance it in time. Fact: They do take over one year to order and plan. This came friom S&S's website I believe. I never said it wasn't true or wouldn't happen. As I recall, you kept asking if this were happening and I emailed you the phone number so you could ask them (I don't live in New England so it would have been a hefty long dist. bill). And maybe SDC of Cedar Fair could buy it and improve the park even further, especially with this new S&S masterpiece (why is it only 100 ft?). Anyway, as Starcoasters said, at least this is a smaller park in a heavly competitive area (maybe not as much now with Whalom knocked out) and they were able to make what is probably a multi million dollar addition to compete. Also, why do you have a :( in your sig? It makes you seem depressed. Either way, we win in the end with another S&S out there :)

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Off with the trims!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!
Woodencoaster.com

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Saturday, March 23, 2002 4:33 PM
I've changed my Sig. just for you... What does a doubleshot do? and how do i make the little smiley faces?

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone

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Saturday, March 23, 2002 7:59 PM

Ahh. I can't tell if you two are fighting or not.

Doubleshots have a spaceshot start, and and turbo-drop finish.

Smileys: : ) (With no space inbetween)

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Jes
Jes's Roller Coasters DJ Jes MCS
"Thank You Jeff Putz"

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Saturday, March 23, 2002 8:31 PM

We have a Double Shot at our "growing" park Wild Adventures (WA). They are really nice rides, extra intense air....and even the second launch has a "pop"! I like the ride better than on the taller towers, where the top of the ride floats back down.

Hoping the local parks make use of the rides from Whalom.

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Saturday, March 23, 2002 9:42 PM
I like Canobie Lake. I remember fondly going there often when i was a kid, and the Yankee Cannonball was my first coaster ride. It's a clean, friendly, family park. Sure, the double shot is a good ride. Especially for a park without any big name coasters (the newest actual "coaster" is an arrow corkscrew that's been there more than 10 years).

But, unfortunately, i still don't think that this addition will make me any more likely to go to the park. I'm not one to support corporate parks over independent ones, especially Six Flags. But, in terms of rides, there's nothing at Canobie Lake that isn't topped by SFNE, which for me is equidistant. They have not one, but 3 S&S towers, which are 200 ft. tall. Not to mention a Vekoma SLC and Boomerang, which combined are at least on par with, if not better than an Arrow corkscrew. Throw in two really intense woodys and oh, say, the number one rated steel coaster in the world, and why would I even bother?

Now, like i said, Canobie is a great park for atmosphere, but let's face it. People want good rides. What I don't understand is why they didn't go for something a little more original, like a CCI? A new CCI can't be much more than a tower, especially if the coaster isn't that tall (i.e. Cliff's NM coaster). I'll drive all the way to CT to ride Boulder Dash, even though the rest of Lake Compounce isn't very exciting at all, but I won't even drive the hour to Canobie to ride a half-assed tower.

I guess it boils down to what they think the GP wants, vs. what enthusiasts want. I'm just disappointed that, yet again, Canobie opts for a ride that mostly everyone has already been on instead of being creative. Props on the name, though, at least it's not called Batman: The Half-Assed Tower. =)*** This post was edited by nelson324 on 3/24/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by nelson324 on 3/24/2002. ***

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 8:59 AM

I don't think we are fighting, just a "discussion " ;)

I don't know if SFNE is run like our SF, or if they actually care about their customers. Besides the fact that they (SFNE and Canobie) are in different states, they have both got a niche in their area and they are also 80 miles apart (source rcdb) and Canobies nearest competition that was worthy was Whalom which isn't doing much competition expect getting new mentions from juviniles burning down it's history like a bunch of little shmuchs (sorry, I get carried away, that just angers me). Mike, since you have been to Canobie, how are the lines these days? Are people still coming through the gates? Nelson, I dissagree with you a little that SFNE is too much competition. Until the last decade, CP was Americana's competition and lookie now, they are surrounded by bigger parks (PKI, CP, SFWoA, SFKK) and still reopening and improving. Anywhoo, I like rollergator's suggestion, them getting some of Whalom's rides. Wouldn't the Tumble Bug look nice there? :)

Mike, glad you're the number 1 Canobie fan. I'm the number 1 (maybe 2?) Conneaut fan. We recognize the classic coolness of these smaller parks, I'm sure the residents in NE recognize this as well. :)

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Off with the trims!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!
Woodencoaster.com

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 9:11 AM
The lines are actually good, not to long or not to short... Thats why i love family parks!

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone

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Sunday, March 24, 2002 9:19 AM

I think some don't realize how many cool little parks are close to them :)

That S&S will surly make an impact on Whalom should it reopen. Does Lake Compounce have an S&S?

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Off with the trims!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!
Woodencoaster.com

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