Construction ramps up at Wild Waves & Enchanted Village

Posted Friday, April 12, 2002 4:44 AM | Contributed by Jerry

Heavy equipment has been brought in to Wild Waves & Enchanted Village to begin construciton of the new attractions. Some of the rides will be in the new themed "Great Northwest" section.

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Friday, April 12, 2002 5:10 AM
cant say i ever heard of this park...

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Friday, April 12, 2002 5:34 AM
It's a small park in the much-deprived Seattle area. Hopefuly Six Flags will do GOOD things for it.

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Friday, April 12, 2002 6:23 AM
Hopefully six flag's will do great things with this park. I am sure they will. As with anything, It takes time.
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Friday, April 12, 2002 10:39 AM

For those how don't know, the major rides being added are:

-Klondike Gold Rusher is a Zamperla wild mouse

-Timber Axe is a Hawk 24, not a Rotoshake

-Buzzsaw Falls is a shoot-the-chutes ride from SFOT

-The Gambler is a (Chance?) Casino

Six Flags Inc. announced that it will add ten new rides in two new themed areas at its Wild Waves/Enchanted Village theme park in Federal Way. The attractions, ranging from a "splash coaster" and a "three-story water tree house" to a "360-degree thrill ride," are scheduled to be ready this season. The miniature golf course, children's merry-go-round and two small rides will be removed to make room for the new attractions. Ten acres of parking, accommodating 200 vehicles, will also be lost in the expansion, although 800 new spaces will be added to a nearby lot. The new rides are under construction at various manufacturers around the country -- on site construction was "supposed" begin in March, but you know how Six Flag's schedule works ;)

Also, read this headline about two new coasters being built at Enchanted Village for 2003 here

Question, what is with the continious theory that you must remove a ride to put new ones in? Even parks with a small collection of thrills and flats remove rides to put something else in when they have space.

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Friday, April 12, 2002 11:05 AM
Vertigo, that article about two coasters was announced before he sold to Six Flags, so it may not happen, similar to Michigan Adventure's hyper.

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Friday, April 12, 2002 1:17 PM

What shoot-the-chutes ride are they removing from SFoT? The extra log flume or the actual splashdown?

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Friday, April 12, 2002 1:48 PM
Some chute-the-chute ride that is currently being referbished and will be transported to Enchanted Village. It's a regular oval shaped chute the chute ride, not a log flume.
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Friday, April 12, 2002 10:58 PM
70 acres? Man, that's small. Hopefully, their woodie will be good next year.
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Saturday, April 13, 2002 5:29 PM
I was there yesterday processing my pass, and drove around the 70 acres. There is quite a bit of land in there that is completely undeveloped. Depending on what they put in, there is room for 3-4 major coasters.
And then there are the multiple big parking lots. Depending on whether newly proposed competition at a nearby reservation comes to be (so far, so good), they could build into a lot or two. Then put up multi-level garages to make up for lost spaces, and even add more.
Not that Silverwood matters to them, but since both parks claim to be the biggest in the Northwest, each might try to actually challenge the other for that title.
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Sunday, April 14, 2002 3:21 PM
Silverwood has more land AND more rides. I think thay have already one that battle.
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Sunday, April 14, 2002 8:24 PM
Just the fact that I live closeby, and deserve a new coaster or two, I can claim to be a happy guy! Now..........where's MY CCI???
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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 9:46 PM
Just drove by today and the wild mouse is mostly up. It's got a pretty yellow track and is in the trees near the north end of the park.
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Sunday, June 16, 2002 11:40 AM
There are plans to construct a 75-foot high Wooden Roller Coaster on the easterly portion of the Wild Waves/Enchanted Parks property adjacent to Enchanted Parkway (State Route 161). The proposed location on the site is undeveloped.

Great news for "Woodie Lovers" in the northwest!

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Tuesday, June 18, 2002 2:15 PM
I thought it was going to be a 120 ft. coaster. 75ft sounds kinda short doesn't it. That's about the same height as The Wild Thing. Last time I was up there they cleared a huge chunk of land on the south side of the parking lot. What's the deal? *** This post was edited by S Wilson on 6/18/2002. ***
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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 9:58 AM
I don't know the specifics, but all I know is what I got from the City of Federal Way's website at: http://www.ci.federal-way.wa.us/depts/cds/pl/pubnotices/landuseap49.htm

It is a land-use application filed to the city to build a "Wooden Roller Coaster". Could be they filed for "75" feet, but maybe plan to build a "Little" taller than that. Some parks have restrictions on height in the towns their located in, and sometimes they "build-up" the land on the bottom of the coaster their trying to build in order to obtain a higher "lift". So I think Enchanted Parks are filing for "75" feet, but intend on building up the area around the coaster about 45 feet to achieve the "120" foot mark.

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