Posted Monday, February 23, 2004 7:38 AM | Contributed by GregLeg
DelGrosso's Amusement Park will add Crazy Mouse and Wacky Worm roller coasters, and a Moser Freefall ride, for the 2004 season.
Read the press release from DelGrosso's.
Monday, February 23, 2004 8:57 AM
This is a terrific expansion, but don't forget, kids, that we do lose the Zyklon.
Monday, February 23, 2004 10:00 AM
I know it is all in the name of progress, but with spinning mice coming to Waldamere and Seabreeze, I would had rather seen the Zyklon stay at DelGrosso's. For that style of coater, great air on the first and second drop (though after that, it was kind of boring).
That free fall ride... is that kind of like a grown up version of the kiddie's Frog Hopper?*** This post was edited by SLFAKE 2/23/2004 10:02:12 AM ***
Monday, February 23, 2004 12:23 PM
From what I've heard (and this is nothing even remotely official), the Zyklon was becoming more difficult (or more expensive?) to maintain, and the park had been looking to replace it anyway.
Monday, February 23, 2004 12:42 PM
I rode that Wacky Worm at the Gibtown Show in 2001, and it was 'good times'. Its a great ride for a park to have.
Second, and not to compare, but the Gibtown Show in February in Florida has much better rides for the attendees.
Monday, February 23, 2004 2:46 PM
Ah, the Zyklon, one of my first coasters as a kid. I'll miss it.
Monday, February 23, 2004 4:55 PM
Sounds like DelGrosso's is making some serious investment in the future of their park... nice to see. I wonder if those rumors of a wood coaster in the future are somewhat based in reality?
Monday, February 23, 2004 7:34 PM
Rob - the park has expessed an interest in adding a wood coaster, yes.
Monday, February 23, 2004 7:39 PM
I heard that they want wood from a member of the DelGrosso family about 5 years ago. It was then that I told her that they should look into building waterslides. A few years later waterslides appeared at the park and ever since then they have been majorly busy and doing very well. I still joke with people and tell them that building waterslides was MY idea. It could or couldn't have had anything to do with the conversation I had with her.
Anywho, I was told a few months ago about what the two other new rides were by a co-worker but I kept my mouth shut. I have a new respect for "those who know".
This news is very exciting but for me not surprising because the park has been doing very well. I knew something big for DelGrosso's had to be on the way. The park's atmosphere has been getting a lot better lately. I especially like that they have started to play popular music throughout the park. This keeps every visit fresh and updated.
I keep wondering where they are going to fit in the Wacky Worm and Freefall. I know that the Crazy Mouse is going where Zyclon is but where in the park are the other two going? I know Wacky Worm isn't huge, and Freefall has a small footprint, but DelGrosso's is very small to begin with. I hope they aren't going to take more rides out to put these in. Maybe I need to investigate.
A woody in their future would only perfect this already great park. That's what they need; That's what would put them on the map.
Monday, February 23, 2004 7:51 PM
That free fall ride... is that kind of like a grown up version of the kiddie's Frog Hopper?
The Moserides freefall is leaps and bounds(no pun intended) better than the flimsy and cheesy Froghoppers. Its still considered a kiddie freefall but can accomodate more riders because seating is on both sides.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004 7:02 PM
A jr woodie would be perfect for Delgrosso's. 50 ft tall out and back would be perfect. Just what PA needs another wood coaster. We need to make up for the one we lost several months ago.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004 11:59 PM
I wonder if DelGrosso's are going to be at CoasterBash this year again. They were there a couple years ago talking about how they wanted wood in the park. Even back in '99 at the Preservation Con. there was plenty of talk about wood going in at the park from park personel. I know a certain self taught coaster engineer that desperately wants to rebuild a certain Ohio coaster and has most of it figured out in his computer. It would be nice to see this ride rebuilt, and I can only hope his deam is realized soon. He deserves the recognition for this and the other rides he's helped recreate and rebuild.
Wood - anything else is an imitation