The waterslides are really coming together. It looks like it is going to be a rather impressive water park.
Does anyone else know of other Hafema flume installations? I figure I'll be spending a good part of my summer at the zoo/waterpark in 2008 and would like to know what I'm in for, LOL.
ETA: Oh, their website works now! I'd tried to go on it before and it had never worked, wasn't sure if it was on my end or theirs. Whatever the reason, works now!
Also, someone posted on here a list of sixteen (?) or so rides that were going to be installed -- I don't recall all of them, but it was a few new from what they had as Wyandot. So yay for that!
ETA2: Sorry for the edit and re-edit, but I finally found an installation... this is the only one I could find, but if this is what the zoo means by 'log flume,' then WOW. I mean I guess it technically is, but this would be freakin' awesome... of course zoo- and not egyptian-themed, but still.
Ok, no more editing, promise. :) *** Edited 11/7/2007 8:28:43 PM UTC by CarrieR***
That is the *whirlpool section*....amazingly reminiscent of the one on WA's Tasmanian River Rapids. When it comes from Hafema, be prepared for something you might not have seen before... :)
I still think they made a BIG mistake *re-imaging* Wyandot. It was clearly among the best-themed SF parks outside of SFFT, potentially even second-best. The New England feel was even more deeply ingrained than it is at SFNE...
Pic of TRR's whirlpool:
And a little more of the layout:
edit: If you look thru the foliage, you can see one of the 3-piece rafts from TRR here. http://www.pbase.com/rollergator/image/82028626
Something makes me *think* Hafema's got something NEW though...
Oh, and a better link than the one above, LOL.
*** Edited 11/8/2007 12:40:25 AM UTC by rollergator***
I still think they made a BIG mistake *re-imaging* Wyandot. It was clearly among the best-themed SF parks outside of SFFT, potentially even second-best.
Maybe, but it was decaying steadily over the years. I dont think they are re-imagining" it at all, really...its more like WL has gone the way of GL...wiped off the map. Only here, they are starting anew, and keeping their historic roller-coaster.
Add to that Six Flags total refusal to invest anything into the park, and it was definitely time for a major overhaul.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Great Lakes Brewery Patron...
Hafema Log Flume
Zamperla Family Swinger
Larson Flying Scooters
Zamperla Galleon 42 Swinging Ship
Chance Jeep Safari Ride (Antique Cars)
Zamperla Mini-Tea Cups
Chance Frog Hopper
Zamperla Rio Train
Zamperla Flying Elephants
Returning from Wyandot Lake:
RDC Bumper Cars
Eli Bridge Co. Scrambler
Sea Dragon (PTC - Wooden Coaster)
The really swwet ride that won't get enough mention - RDC dry-land bumper boats. :)
Interesting that they're getting the Zamperla Mini-Jet flying elephants (I'm guessing). They just sold an older version of that ride (albeit a Sartori rather than Zamperla) to Stricker's Grove at the auction.
And I fully understand phantomrider3000's comment about the Flying Scooter. Yeah, Larson did a nice job of bringing them back, but somehow they just didn't get it quite right. Premier Rides, on the other hand, when they built the set at Idlewild...THOSE things, they did right. I want a set like that in my back yard. And while Zoombezi Bay isn't *quite* in my back yard, it's just about close enough...!
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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