Disney Killed Supreme Scream (Well, Half of it)

Wednesday, August 7, 2002 5:52 PM

This is for those that don't know. Cedar Fair, L.P. had originally intended Knott's Supreme Scream to be a slightly taller version of sister park's Power Tower - Four legs, two Space Shot, two Turbo Drop. But Walt Disney Co.'s planning of Disney's California Adventure was the roadbump that cut down the design to an all Turbo Drop with three tower legs. Grrrr. And Mali-Boomer is TINY.


[Copyrighted text removed... when are you going to learn? -J]



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*** This post was edited by Jeff on 8/8/2002. ***

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 6:09 PM
What sucks about the issue is Supreme Scream opened almost 3 years earlier in July 99 (vs. feb 2001). They probably missed it by a month. At least Supreme Scream is twice as tall and tourists prefer it to Maliboomer.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 6:11 PM
and it doesnt have a scream shield :)

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 6:11 PM

Supreme Scream opened July 1998.

Mali-Boomer opened with DCA in February 2001. So yes, DCA did have a kick in "reserving" the Space Shot ride during the planning phase.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 6:20 PM
so disney wanted all 4, 2 of each and because they reserved it first knotts couldn't have one of there own?
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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 6:24 PM

No. Disney reserved the Space Shot ride only. Thus, Knott's could only negotiate for the Turbo Drop ride. Knott's was the park that wanted the four towers : two Space Shots, two Turbo Drops.

Just think of a 312' version of CP's Power Tower. That's would Supreme Scream WOULD HAVE been if not for Disney.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 6:43 PM

Interesting news, but DCA should have a drop ride in a couple years that tourists will say make tourists say "Supreme What?" Then DCA will have both their space shot and a great "turbo" drop(s)!

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 7:09 PM

Turbo Drops blow the Space Shots out of the water.
It doesn't matter how tall it is. I even prefer small drop rides like SFKK's Hellevater to most Space Shots. Of course, Disney has Tower of Terror, and although not as tall as Supreme Scream, it's a mighty fine ride, thanks to it's wonderful theaming.

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 8:16 AM
Well Joe C., that's a great opinion of yours, especially since you compared a Space Shot to an Intamin Giant Drop which in my (and many others opinion) is a more intense product than the S&S turbo drops. Personally, I think that they should do away with both turbo drops and space shots and make all of the rides "Combo Towers" like 'Scream' @ SFFT.
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--who notes that IOA's 'Dr. Doom's FearFall was the most terrifying tower attraction he's ridden (well besides the sheer height of the CN tower ;))
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