Dorney Park 2008 - Voodoo

Friday, November 9, 2007 11:36 PM
^The same reason Banshee changed to Mantis,and why Demon's logo was "censored".. This coaster's logo, tag line, and site scream for an over conservatives field day. *** Edited 11/10/2007 4:37:49 AM UTC by P18***
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007 9:04 PM
Here's some really recent pictures of the pieces of the ride that are sitting in Dorney's parking lot.

http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/2007/11/dorney-park-voodoo-111107-update.html

There's a zoomed in photo of a purple piece of structure which was later found out to be the base of one of the seats for the trains.

Also, I drove by today and there's 4 more yellow track pieces at the park than are in the photos.

Mike


http://www.newsplusnotes.com
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007 1:34 PM

CHILLERLC1 said:
I guess the people in Jersey are tougher. We still have the Medusa logo after all these years. This Voodoo logo reminds me of Medusa's but they just blowtorch her face off.

Yeah... but you have the rather bland name J2 in place of Tsunami (deemed too traumatic by those of the P.C. crowd).


"Yes... well... VICTORY IS MINE!"
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Saturday, December 1, 2007 6:13 PM
I was looking at some of the pictures posted on the web site and found something interesting about the trains.

One of the key differences between Wicked Twister (2002) and Steel Venom at Valleyfair (2003) were the way the trains were built.

Here you can see that Wicked Twister's trains are built in two pieces, the top part where the magnetic fins and wheels connect to and the seats themselves. The two pieces are connect via three large locking pins.
http://pointbuzz.com/photos/Photo.aspx?id=1305

It should be noted that Steel Venom (S:UE) used the same setup as seen here:
http://www.dorneypark.com/public/inside_park/rides/thrill_rides/voodoo/gallery/index.cfm?mode=image&chip=1225

Now we look at Valleyfair's Steel Venom that was the last to be built and you see in the pictures below that the trains were no longer two parts, but just one with the seats welded to the top part, instead of the three pins.
http://rcdb.com/ig1920.htm?picture=8

Back to the reason I started this post, I already posted a picture of the repainted seat frames sitting at Dorney but one of the pictures posted recently at the paint shop shows a car that uses the welded one piece method found only on Valleyfair's ride.
http://www.dorneypark.com/public/inside_park/rides/thrill_rides/voodoo/gallery/index.cfm?mode=image&chip=1248

I found that interesting and I'm wondering if the problem that originally shut Steel Venom down in 2006 at GL was due to something with the train.

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Saturday, December 1, 2007 9:41 PM
^If that were the case then CF would also have to replace the trains on V:TBC at KD as they use the old "bolt together" design.
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Saturday, December 1, 2007 9:56 PM
I'm not saying that was the problem, but maybe some kind of damage to the car itself.

The old design is still used on all of Intamin's inverts except Valleyfair's Steel Venom.

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Sunday, December 2, 2007 3:25 AM
The two different kinds of trains are probably just a testament to what cars were damaged during the incident at Geauga. When we see the full train for the first time, however many cars are the new single weld design are the number of cars that needed to be replaced.
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Saturday, December 22, 2007 9:27 PM
There are pictures on Dorney Park's Voodoo blog of the support color - it's Teal. Like Wicked Twister.

Personally, I think it stinks and doesn't fit the name Voodoo at all.

http://www.dorneypark.com/public/inside_park/rides/thrill_rides/voodoo/gallery/index.cfm?mode=image&chip=1312

Mike


http://www.newsplusnotes.com
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Saturday, December 22, 2007 11:24 PM
Yeah, I agree...I was hoping for something on the order of fireball red or black...but such is the price for continuous daytime walk-on's (unlike Wicked Twister!).
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Sunday, December 23, 2007 7:41 PM
Well guys, it's Cedar Fair. It has to be 'Friendly' and 'Pretty'. Especially with a name like Voodoo; I mean that is damn daring for such a corporation.

Paint it Black? I don't think so.... Would be nice though.

O well, I won't bring up the tired old Mantis thing... but whatever.

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Sunday, December 23, 2007 10:29 PM
I see a teal ride and I want to paint it black...
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Tuesday, December 25, 2007 12:15 PM
^hehe, nice, and I agree, teal supports on a ride called Voodoo and such an awesome logo (that has absolutely no teal in it what-so-ever), its like a coaster fashion no-no....
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Tuesday, December 25, 2007 5:54 PM
Plain & simple: These colors suck!
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Tuesday, December 25, 2007 9:52 PM
Seeing those colors doesn't make me think "Voodoo" - it makes me thing "Hoodoo" - as in Hoo doo those colors on a cool-sounding ride?

Haha no I'm not giving Patrick the finger

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Thursday, December 27, 2007 11:29 AM
I like the colors. Dorney already has a big red coaster called Steel Force (that, IIRC, needs to be repainted) so it'd be nice to see more colors in that area. The park doesn't have a yellow coaster (Thunderhawk is creme and Talon is orange) so I don't see the problem. I dunno... is voodoo supposed to be represented by a certain color?
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Thursday, December 27, 2007 12:22 PM
^ I don't know if voodoo is supposed to be represented by a certain color. But with a logo of a skull with flaming eyes and a slogan about being possessed, teal is not one of the first colors I'd pick to convey that idea.

In that case, the only thing you'd be possessed by would be a bad 1980's decorating scheme.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007 12:38 PM
I'm fine with the yellow track, but red, black, or dark purple would have been a MUCH better pick for the color of the supports...

If you can't stand the heights, get out of the line.

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Thursday, December 27, 2007 3:12 PM

RatherGoodBear said:

In that case, the only thing you'd be possessed by would be a bad 1980's decorating scheme.


Ahahaha, that's great.

This ride is so going to suck now, I mean bad color scheme automatically equals a terrible ride. ;)

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Thursday, December 27, 2007 4:42 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar But good name = good ride!

<- so confused!


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Thursday, December 27, 2007 7:57 PM
The colors and theming were supposed to let me forget that I am highly critical and dislike this genre of coaster. That's great merchandising and marketing if I was going to get a Voodoo shirt for the "It will possess you" motto but with a ride look that doesn't match the shirt I guess I'll reconsider. I'm definitely going to buy the Medusa shirt now.
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