Dick's Whirlwind Replacement

Saturday, May 28, 2005 9:30 PM
After seeing the gaping void left by Whirlwind at Knoebels I have been thinking what we could see there in a season or two. My guesses include a Gerstlauer spinning coaster or a Vekoma Family suspended like Runaway Reptar. Both are ideal for the family market, and within the budget. Anyone else care to take a stab?
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Saturday, May 28, 2005 10:32 PM
I'd like to see a B&M Floorless although I think it would be pretty tough to jam one of those in Whirlwind's old lot. I was to Knoebels the other day and it's really amazing how small of a spot Whirlwind fit in to. Any steel coaster would be good at Knoebels to go along with their two great wooden coasters.
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Saturday, May 28, 2005 10:36 PM
Knoebels could never afford a B&M FLorless. If they get a coaster, expect a used one. (Not a bad thing)
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Saturday, May 28, 2005 10:46 PM
You know what would fit real nice there?

A Schwarzkopf Jet Star.

I wonder if there are any available.......

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Saturday, May 28, 2005 10:47 PM
I agree with you Phoenixfan about the spinning coaster. That would be a perfect fit for Knoebels. Good examples below.

http://www.rcdb.com/ig2657.htm

http://www.rcdb.com/ig3031.htm

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Saturday, May 28, 2005 11:09 PM
They could make an offer SF can't refuse for Great Escape Nightmare... Just got 3-4 more cars for it and they got the perfect coaster... again.

Great Escape is rumored to get flagged next year and that thing is the last thing I'd like to see in a flagged park, with its 100 pph capacity.

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Saturday, May 28, 2005 11:44 PM
I would like a Maurer/Gerstlauer spinning coaster at my home park, but if they would like another cheap coaster with inversions, maybe a Gerstlauer EuroFighter?
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Saturday, May 28, 2005 11:50 PM
Cf2, I think you missed RideMan's sarcasm. However there was no sarcasm mark (;)), so you wouldn't know. ;)
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Saturday, May 28, 2005 11:51 PM
A EuroFighter would only be just over 6mill USD, but I still doubt it. Good choice, though.
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Sunday, May 29, 2005 3:01 PM
I wonder if the Hangover from Lisberg Park is still for sale. That would fit, and I think would be a nice change from the traditional boomerang. Plus it meets the criteria of a relocated coaster, that would be worth saving, seeing how few Vekoma has produced. *** Edited 5/29/2005 7:02:51 PM UTC by phoenixphan :-)***
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Sunday, May 29, 2005 5:10 PM
Doesn't seem like their style. I bet it's a little pricy, too. Who knows, though.
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Sunday, May 29, 2005 7:45 PM
Maybe we all can go to the "that is the station/queue area for an out and back" rumor? Or maybe my oh so longed for mountain woodie. A boy can dream I guess...
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Sunday, May 29, 2005 9:33 PM
My guess would be somthing with inversions. Just think how big of an area that could become if they moved the Flyers and those few games to another secton of the park.

I just wonder what they are doing with that Rock and Roll that is sitting in the trailer on the former spot of the Whirlwind.

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Monday, May 30, 2005 12:37 AM
I'd love to see a Boomerang! We just don't have enough of those in this great Country.

Seriously though, I thought his new ride went into that spot... perhaps Im wrong. However, why would that be the only place for a new, compact coaster? There so many better locations for something.

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Monday, May 30, 2005 1:02 AM
Another idea: one of Flamingoland's Schwarzkopfs, Bullet or Magnum Force?
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Monday, May 30, 2005 1:04 AM
It will not be a floorless or anything of the sort, have you been to knoebles latley.Of course floorless,giga,hyper would look good there but its a classic park with a limited budget. I dont see them going with anything outrageus at this point in time. I dont look at knobles the same way I do hershey,dorney or great adventure. They are 2 different styles of park. I wouldnt mind if they didnt get a replacememt they just have the classic charm.
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Monday, May 30, 2005 9:06 AM
You never can tell what used rides Dick will find. Used B&M I doubt, but there are plenty other rides that he can find I am sure.
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Monday, May 30, 2005 9:07 AM
" A EuroFighter would only be just over 6mill USD, but I still doubt it. Good choice, though."

...and what price list is this based on?

Adam

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Monday, May 30, 2005 11:25 AM
Everyone who hopes for a hyper coaster needs to keep this in mind: I do not know for fact what Knoebels pulls in a year, but I'm fairly certain they could not afford a hyper from the pay-per-ride method they use now. Also note that they don't charge parking...
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Monday, May 30, 2005 5:18 PM
They're going to buy Deja Vu from Six Flags. No doubt in my mind.

:)

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