Canobie Lake Park seeks approval for Euro-Fighter roller coaster

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:44 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Planning Board will consider the addition of a new roller coaster at Canobie Lake Park tonight, in what is the amusement park's first major request of the town in three years. The new roller coaster, which is called the Gerstlauer 320 Compact Euro-Fighter ride, would stand 75 feet tall at the peak with a footprint of about 150-by-200 feet on a grassy section near the park's Yankee Cannonball roller coaster.

Read more from The Union Leader.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:20 PM

This will be a good addition for the park. I have been fallowing the progress and posting what I can find or am given on teh Whalom forums. i will hopefully have more information and photos by tonight.

http://s6.zetaboards.com/New_Whalom_Park/topic/8679007/1/#new

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 4:13 PM

Cool. That park is kind of on the smaller side so this should be good for them.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 6:17 PM

Ya teh park is a bit under 100 acres. Small by today's standards but quite large when it opened. It is a properly scaled coaster.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 8:55 PM

MRCEagle said:
Ya teh park is a bit under 100 acres.

I'm not familiar with that park.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 9:04 PM

It's in the Ya teh region in southern China, Vater. Duh! Right near Maccau.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 9:10 PM

Do have to agree that this coaster is "right-sized" for the park. I'm a little concerned about capacity issues at the Georgia park. Also wondering what kind of restraints might be featured on this installation....

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:09 PM

I just posted the station art as well as the Themeing/lot proposal on the Whalom forums. The coaster will be build at the mouth of the field entrance between USA Mission and the Canobie mall. The coaster will then run along the side of the Canobie mall in what is now open field/picnic grove.

check them out:
http://s6.zetaboards.com/New_Whalom_Park/topic/8679007/1/#new

Last edited by MRCEagle, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:11 PM
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:12 PM

[url][url]Vater - Canobie Lake Park is in Salem, NH. It is about 2.5 hours east of SFNE and LC. it is land wise the 3rd largest behind SFNE and LC. It have the largest dry park ride count of any New England park ahead of SFNE. it is more then 100 years of and is owned by 3 separate family that are on their second generation of ownership.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:08 PM

...thanks.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:15 PM

Glad we got that cleared up.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:23 PM

If you're not thrilled with your day at Ya teh park, would it be Ya meh?

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:29 PM

Not to be confused with the new park they're building in Ontario: Ya, eh?

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:58 PM

rollergator said:
I'm a little concerned about capacity issues at the Georgia park.

True, but it still adds overall capacity to the park. Me thinks these will be the latest installations in the future for Six Flags. SFGAm since they didn't get Chang I think will install one of these in the next couple of years since they take up little space which Great America lacks for anything huge.

Last edited by Chitown, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 11:59 PM
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:24 AM

Yay, now Canobie can stop marketing the Boston Tea Party (1998 Shoot the Chutes) and S&S Shot Tower as new (2002), lol.

Jokes aside, this is good news consider the park is in serious need of an update in the thrill department. There's always a slight fear that Canobie Lake and Quassy going the way of the dodo like Whalom. It's good to see both parks making serious investments in anchor attractions (sorely needed at both parks in order to stay relevant).

Hopefully this may stir up some activity regionally at Lake Compounce or Funtown (Dragon's Descent was 2001, Funtown. I need a new reason to hike up to Saco, Maine ;) )

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:32 AM

I thought this was interesting since we had this discussion recently:

According to the Harris Miller Miller & Hanson report, the Euro-Fighter coaster is about a quarter as loud as the typical steel or wooden coaster because the steel rails are filled with sand to dampen the sound and vibrations as the wheels move along the track.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 9:59 AM

Vertigo - You do have to admit they are good adds. still see a number of Castaway Island(2005) adds on TV. In resent years Canobie has advertised new flats Like frisbee and the park shows.

I Think with 3 new coasters(Euro fighter at Canobie, Wooden Worrier at Quassy, Mouse at SFNE) along with Flats expected at LC and Palace. you should see a lot of good reasons to visit the area.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 11:37 AM

I can't find Ya teh park in the track record, nor RCDB, darnit! Is it new?

I'll probably never get to Canobie, but the one at Dollywood is pretty good, in my opinion.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:14 PM

MRCEagle said:
[url][url]Vater - Canobie Lake Park is in Salem, NH. It is about 2.5 hours east of SFNE and LC. it is land wise the 3rd largest behind SFNE and LC. It have the largest dry park ride count of any New England park ahead of SFNE. it is more then 100 years of and is owned by 3 separate family that are on their second generation of ownership.

I have a friend that I correspond with in email quite a bit that lives close to that park. He tells me its a very traditional park but quite nice for its size.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:15 PM

LostKause said:
I can't find Ya teh park in the track record, nor RCDB, darnit! Is it new?

I'll probably never get to Canobie, but the one at Dollywood is pretty good, in my opinion.

http://rcdb.com/4602.htm

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