Tuesday, July 27, 2004 10:05 AM
At Willimsburg's GoCarts Plus the owner, to boost business was adding a Disk 'O ride to his park. The city stepped in and said hat the addition of the ride would not fit in aesthetically with the design for the area.
He has never had any problems with the city in the past,plus there are other businesses withveryloud color schemes on the road. The hitch here is that the park is situated across from a future 1,000 home upscale development.
My question: Should this be allowed? He has been there for 15+ years. What do you think?
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 10:20 AM
Maybe they took one look at their website, which is really obnoxious, and figured the ride would be the same. Seriously though, the only thing I could see them complaining about is the lighting package.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 10:37 AM
What is a Disko ride? I've never heard of it?
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 10:59 AM
It was only the hottest ride at IAAPA this year. It's basically a bigger version of the Zamperla Rocking Tug with a disk http://www.zamperla.com
instead of a boat, which then rotates around as it travels the track. The seats face outwards, ala Delerium at PKI. *** Edited 7/27/2004 3:01:26 PM UTC by Intamin Fan***
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 12:49 PM
It's a great ride, really neat sensations. I think any small park that can afford it should buy one.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 4:00 PM
Looks pretty fun thanks for the link!
Saturday, July 31, 2004 6:31 PM
Sorry about the lack of spacing in my initial writing. I was using a pay by the minute internet at our Comfort Inn in Williamsburg when I wrote that. Their keyboard was awful.
Anyway, other things mentioned in the newspaper article was the lighting used for this ride, and that it would be too loud for the area. His (the owner) complaint was that there are other businesses with the red & yellow scheme he was going to use. They city asked him to move it to the rear of the property, which he says he couldn't because of his lack of space. He offered to put in whatever greenery needed to cover it from public view, but that wasn't good enough.
Another complaint was quickly shot down by the city. It was about Apollo's Chariot at BGW, and it's color scheme, (purple & yellow). The city said it was built before changes were made to the cities code.