Dells contruction update

Tuesday, June 8, 2004 10:00 AM
Dawn, Zingo!, and I spent a few hours in Wisconsin Dells Sunday. Here's the latest on Avalanche and Hades [sorry, no pics at the moment].

Avalanche - no where near done. At least three large sections of supports and track still to be built and no steel rails have been laid [at least not that we could see]. I don't see this opening anytime before July 4th but that's just a guess on my part. Lots of heavy banking on the turns and lots of hills...could be very fun!

Hades - The only structure built so far is the turn around, which sits on one end of a VERY long tunnel. The footers for this turn are complete. They start and end at the far end of the tunnel, which runs under the parking lot and is indeed wide enough for two sets of tracks [sorry, Nate...you're wrong].

The two ends of the tunnel looks to be about 500-700 feet apart but because the parking lot has been freshly paved it's impossible to tell what happens between both ends. Trains will travel down the first drop, which we guessed to be near/next to Zeus' out run, travel thru the tunnel, up into the turn around, then drop BACK thru the same tunnel again and out the end you entered.

The turn around looks to be about 90 feet high, so in order for trains to have enough speed to make it thru the tunnel and up and over the turnaround the first will would have to be in the 130-foot range [again, just a guestimate on my part]. There are no footers built for any other portion of Hades other than the turn although a large area of trees has been cleared along Zeus.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 10:10 AM
I wonder if the ride is over once you exit a second time. It is hard to say if that would be a good ride or not. Maybe there will be small dips 'n stuff in the tunnel. I had a feeling it was 2 tracks inside. There are two sets of bolts and the tunnel looks huge in comparison to the constuction vehicals in the old tunnel pics. Thanks for the update.
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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 10:23 AM
Sounds like it could be very interesting and very different. Might not be an airtime machine like many would hope it will be but the park already has that. Leaves me really wondering what the actual layout will be when it is done.

Say Moosh, Did you take any pictures? If so let us all know when ya get 'em posted. *** Edited 6/8/2004 3:26:49 PM UTC by beast7369***

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 2:44 PM
Call me a liar again Nate :)

Anyhow, Both these coasters should be pretty cool and a perfect trip after timbersfest 2005

Chuck

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 3:14 PM
With the addition of the Hillcrest Little Dipper at Little America for 2K5 plus the two Dells coasters, Wisconsin is gonna really have a lot of woodies next season. Almost makes me not want to move to Florida in a couple years... almost.

-Bob Hansen

who wants to see Nate call Chuck a liar just to see the little troll get pummeled afterwards :)

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 4:02 PM
I second that, Bob;)

What do you think, Brett?

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 4:10 PM
I wonder if it's possible to puke when you see any possible coaster color scheme out there when your mouth is being held together with wire from the pumelling? Or better yet, how easy is it to whine about Cedar Fair destroying trees under the same conditions?

Let's all take bets ...

--Brett the Bookie

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 4:10 PM
Please show me where I ever called you a liar to begin with.

-Nate
Edit: I also find it interesting to ponder who is the real troll - people who disagree with someone on a message board or people who purposely watch for someone to post to pick it apart.

And Brett, if you're going to try to insult me, or whatever, at least get the material right. I never said anything about a paint scheme making me want to throw up. Try again. *** Edited 6/8/2004 8:41:32 PM UTC by coasterdude318***

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 4:12 PM
Brett, .25 cents says 'no'.

are you sobre yet?:)

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 4:15 PM
Sobre - the new non-drunk. (even sounds French - talk about high-class!) *** Edited 6/8/2004 8:15:36 PM UTC by Impulse-ive***
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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 4:16 PM
What Class?;)
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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 4:19 PM
Class of 2006. You know, the punks that get out of school in May ... weak ...
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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 4:24 PM
Wanks! Darn kids gettinouttaschooln bothrn me! M'nefu saidhe didn'tlrnall yar. GoshDarn West virginnys!
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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 5:15 PM

coasterdude318 said:
I never said anything about a paint scheme making me want to throw up.

I'll give you that one. I believe what you actually said was "It looks like something I threw up."

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 6:22 PM

coasterdude318 said:
I also find it interesting to ponder who is the real troll - people who disagree with someone on a message board or people who purposely watch for someone to post to pick it apart.

You mean like this or like this? And that's just in the past week!

When you set yourself up as Mr. Expert, quibble over little piddly terminologies and tell folks they're wrong you make a loooooot of friends. Isn't that funny how you expected everybody else to take that smack from you? Not so much fun now, huh?

I will admit you've been a little better lately...but you still set yourself up. Take your lumps. Be a man about it. Don't get all high-pitched and whiny.

-CO

*** Edited 6/8/2004 10:23:14 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 10:15 PM
Playa'- I think there's a big difference between the above and the links you posted, especially in the second link. All I did was posted my viewpoint on the issue. That wasn't a personal attack. The first link was a bit more personal, but still relevant to the subject. The people above have gone out of their way to post completely irrelevant things to the topic at hand.

I'm not being whiny, but when people call me a troll, I'm going to defend myself. I also really couldn't care less what people on the Internet think of me; I'm just pointing out the hypocrites.

-Nate
*** Edited 6/9/2004 2:23:52 AM UTC by coasterdude318***

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 10:49 PM

coasterdude318 said:
The people above have gone out of their way to post completely irrelevant things to the topic at hand.

Good thing you didn't join in now isn't it? ;)


I'm not being whiny, but when people call me a troll, I'm going to defend myself. I also really couldn't care less what people on the Internet think of me; I'm just pointing out the hypocrites.

The only reason people speak up is because you act as though you are a gift to the coaster community with your all-knowing, vast knowledge of everything coaster related, and when you are wrong it's just human nature to point it out. Trust me... the "I am God" attitude gets annoying after a while. As far as the hypocrite statement goes... I ain't even gonna begin to touch that one. I've got to leave a few scraps for the others. :)

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 11:05 PM
coasterdude318 said:
I'm not being whiny, but when people call me a troll, I'm going to defend myself. I also really couldn't care less what people on the Internet think of me; I'm just pointing out the hypocrites.

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Woah, woah, woah. I believe that qualifies as most ironic and hypocritical post of the millinium.

If you don't care what people say about you, then why are you going to defend yourself? You don't care, remember nate? they're the hypocrites, not you. Or do you have a different definition for hypocrite like you do opinion... *** Edited 6/9/2004 3:35:18 AM UTC by TeknoScorpion***

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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 11:12 PM
All I care about is the coaster going up right now and getting as much info as possible. Coasterdude was there and told us his opinion. I am glad he did. All the rest of this is amusing 'n stuff, but can we get back to the issue at hand please...

IF the ride is just "Drop-Tunnel-Turnaround-Tunnel", is that enough or is that just a one trick pony?

*coins the phrase "D-T-TA-T"*

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Wednesday, June 9, 2004 12:09 AM
sounds boring.....but if its 130 feet high im sure there will be much more coaster.
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