Change Jaguar at Knotts!!!!

Saturday, April 6, 2002 2:28 PM
I understamnd this ride was made for the little ones, but ever since they changed the height requirement to 48 inches, don't you think they should replace it with something else, and just keep the que/station? Maybe a floorless, or inverted? That make a GREAT ride around there, and maybe interlock the loops on that and Monte, or even put a zero G roll through the loop of monte.
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Saturday, April 6, 2002 2:34 PM
I do have to agree with you that the new 48" hieght requirement is pretty stupid considering it is a family coaster that most peopl 5'10" and above can barely fit in. There is barely anyway another coaster could go there due to the small amount of land Jaguar! uses.
I would prefer to see another family coaster in Jagaur's place than a big coaster because Knott's is a FAMILY park!

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Saturday, April 6, 2002 2:41 PM
No, there is a LOT of room, and think most of it could go over the water. I think Knott's is getting pretty strict on there rides, lately. Remeber this doesnt have to be like ground level, and there is more room than on Riddlers, and WAY more than on Batman. The supports will just have to go on the ground, but that isn't a real big deal, and people could walk around them. If worse, the'll just have to trim some buildings around there (mainly just trees the'll have to cut down, tho)
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Saturday, April 6, 2002 2:47 PM
Put some of those Setpoint floorless trains on Jaguar, that would give Disney a run for their money.
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Saturday, April 6, 2002 3:29 PM
GREAT IDEA!
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Saturday, April 6, 2002 3:34 PM
dude, speaking of small space on the Jaguar!, i'm like, uh 6'1" and have barely any space, please for the sake of my knees, make the cars a bit bigger. Or make it floorless.

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Saturday, April 6, 2002 6:09 PM
Jaguar? Not a lot of room? You've GOT to be kidding...

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Saturday, April 6, 2002 11:03 PM

Its a good ride for kids. You obviously don't understand how important this ride is. It is a link between Timberline Twister and the larger rides at Knotts.

Don't complain that you can't fit. Its not made for you. Its for the kids.

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Saturday, April 6, 2002 11:12 PM

CoasterFanMatt said:
"Its a good ride for kids. You obviously don't understand how important this ride is. It is a link between Timberline Twister and the larger rides at Knotts.

Don't complain that you can't fit. Its not made for you. Its for the kids.

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You don't get the problem. After the Perilous Plunge accident, Jaguar's hieght limit was raised from 42" to 48". Now, the majority of the Jaguar audience cannot ride!
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Saturday, April 6, 2002 11:17 PM
My point, EXACTALLY! If they kept the 42 inches, than I'm coo with that, but like none of the little kids can go on it. For crying out loud I see rides like Viper at Six Flags Astro World only with 42 inch height, and little Jaguar 48 inches? Thats ridiculous!
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Saturday, April 6, 2002 11:23 PM
I don't know if it would work or not, but what I think would be cool family ride to replace Jaguar is one of those family inverted coasters. I think there made by Vekoma(sp?) if I'm not mistaken. Does anyone think that that would work?
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Saturday, April 6, 2002 11:23 PM

Ok, that is a good point. But even so, it still is a good starting point for the young ones, once they reach that height.

There was probably a good reason safetywise for raising the height requirement that neither you nor I understand.

I think it is a fair argument to say that 48 inches is too tall a height requirement for a family coaster, but I wouldn't want them to replace it with a thrill ride that kids can't enjoy.

Here is my idea. Keep the same general layout, but make it into an inverted family coaster like Runaway Reptar at PKI. That would be a great ride.

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Saturday, April 6, 2002 11:44 PM
GOOD IDEA!
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Sunday, April 7, 2002 8:34 AM
Why not just go ride the Timberline Twister?
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Sunday, April 7, 2002 9:08 AM

sfmmrider said:
I think Knott's is getting pretty strict on there rides, lately.


It's a Cedar Fair park, remember that! ;)

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Sunday, April 7, 2002 11:16 AM
LOL! true true
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Sunday, April 7, 2002 12:47 PM
Why not go all out and make it a flying family coaster?

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Sunday, April 7, 2002 1:06 PM
ok...so they increased it from 3 feet 6 inches to 4 feet... this is intriguing to me. because of an additional 6 inches for safety(to appease the safety god's someone has elected into office possibly) a few of y'all think they should just "beep"can it and build a bigger more extravagant coaster that meets your needs and tastes...forget about the wee lil ones i take it... did i read the posts above correctly from some of you? lil stingy don't ya think?

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Sunday, April 7, 2002 1:08 PM
I say just build a new family type coaster and leave Jag as it is. Completely modifying it wouldn't make for a very good return on investment. Add a new family type coaster, maybe a new family show, market it as a bunch of new stuff for families to do, and leave it as that.

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*** This post was edited by ravenguy98 on 4/7/2002. ***

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Sunday, April 7, 2002 1:21 PM
That little 6 inches can get you on X. Most kids don't get up to 48 inches, untill they are in about 2nd or 3rd grade. This ride was made for 3-10 yr olds, but they killed around 3-6/7 yr olds chances of riding.
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