Deluge at SFKK, wet and dry coaster?

I listened to the the recent SF conference call and heard Shapiro mention that the new water coaster Deluge going into SFKK will be a water coaster as well as a dry coaster.

He said during the spring and fall operations when the waterpark isn't open, that Deluge will be able to run without water.

That is news to me as well as a great concept in a ride like this.


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beast7369's avatar
I dont understand how this can run without water? Will they also have carts with wheels that can run in the waterslide trough?

That's what confused me also. My guess is he worded it wrong and maybe it will run with the water during the spring and fall but with less splash?

Or maybe they will treat this ride like a flume ride. *** Edited 3/17/2007 6:29:25 AM UTC by Chitown***


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If you look at the "virtual ride" video from the SF site there seems to be no way this thing could work without water unless wheeled bobsleds were used when dry like beast7369 said. That seems far-fetched to me though. A maintainence nightmare.

http://streams.sixflags.com/Video/Jan2507/sixflags_sk-deluge_300.wmv

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I bet he meant with less water.
I think he meant when the water park is closed.

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DantheCoasterman's avatar
When is this thing suppposed to open? I went by the park just the other day and no vertical construction has started.
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I wonder how the *waterlessness* might affect people "counting" the ride as a credit...

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Well the water park doesn't open until May 26th so... *** Edited 3/17/2007 6:15:58 PM UTC by mudinthevayne***

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DantheCoasterman's avatar
If Deluge was to operate when the SK wasn't open, wouldn't there have to be an entrance from the dry side of the park so that the gates to SK won't have to be open? I just don't see how this would work...
Mamoosh's avatar
I think the two most likely explanations are:

1] Chitown misheard Shapiro, or
B] Shapiro misspoke.

...and there you have it ;)

john peck's avatar
1 and B? Did you just pull a Clark Griswald there, Moosh?
DantheCoasterman's avatar
We're not talkin about Wally World here, bud. ;)
Mamoosh's avatar
lol...so few people get that, JP ;)
It's probably going to run with less water, like most wet/dry water slides. They run the full seasons, and arnt part of the water park. I don't think the ride would work right with out the water pushing you through the course.

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No vertical construction is visible and there are no slide pieces or footers on site.............:( *** Edited 3/18/2007 7:03:25 PM UTC by DantheCoasterman***
I am also confused about it not having water in it, but before seeing the video I was picturing a log flum with out the water.

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There is vertical construction currently underway and slide pieces on site. Its not visable from outside the park because its location is hidden behind the monstrous T2 and Chang.

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