Posted Saturday, August 3, 2002 6:37 AM | Contributed by Jerry
Six Flags' Northwest park, Wild Waves/Enchanted Village, is constructing a new 50-foot "water coaster" ride. Pictures of the nearly completed attraction are now posted on Theme Park Adventures.
Scheduled to have opened in July, the project is just a bit behind schedule and appears headed for an early August opening.
Saturday, August 3, 2002 9:53 AM
If memory serves, this one appears to better themed than similar rides at some of the other SF parks. Is theming done at the corporate level, or (my guess) is it a product of the individual park managers? If so, then management deseves kudos for what they're doing at this park. The theming of the new rides and areas this year are on the whole very impressive.
Saturday, August 3, 2002 10:08 AM
Water coaster? This is just a small chute-the-shoots. And what's up with not having it ready till the end of summer?
Saturday, August 3, 2002 10:46 AM
Same thing happened with perilous Plunge. The media called it a water coaster when the lady was thrown out of the ride. It's probably Knott's fault for giving a bad press release.
Saturday, August 3, 2002 2:42 PM
Eh looks just like Congo Falls at PKI
(Former Signature replaced due to bad joke with accident) The Beast at night-Two peas in a pod?
Saturday, August 3, 2002 2:56 PM
50ft is neither good nor bad. I drove by it 2 days ago, and sadly it is nothing special. Granted, adding anything to WW/EV is all good in my opinion, but I still really look forward to the coaster:)
Saturday, August 3, 2002 5:33 PM
Is the ride Intamin, arrow (they could use some bussiness), or someone else? Theming looks great.
The drop looks so short and unsteep having Perilous Plunge in my homepark. At least you guys won't have those horrid Shoulder Straps that smell moldy.
Ronald S. Anderson
Saturday, August 3, 2002 8:53 PM
Good to see you back on the boards, Rob.It is great that we are finally getting some worthwhile rides here in the PNW.I am looking forward to the wooden coaster in 2003.:)
I can fix anything.....where is the duct tape?
Saturday, August 3, 2002 9:24 PM
I believe the Shoot the Chutes is the one that was in the SFOT parking lot for the last year being rehabbed to be sent to another park...It started disappearing recently and is now gone. If it is in fact the one that was being rehabbed, it is the old Shoot the Chutes ride from Opryland.
Sunday, August 4, 2002 2:17 AM
Does this really constitute a water coaster??? Looks more like a bog standard flume ride to me... I'm sure there is a technical reason for the distinction, perhaps that it runs on rails during the drop, but its hardly Journey to Atlantis is it!
*** This post was edited by BeyondOblivion on 8/4/2002. ***
Sunday, August 4, 2002 10:02 AM
Are they charging money to ride this one? I heard on an advertisement that it would be done on august 7, but on that same advertisement it said that you can get 3 dollars off of something. And during the time they were talking about getting money off, they were showing Lumberjack falls.
Maybe they're just talkin' about the park entrance fee.
Sunday, August 4, 2002 10:51 AM
Is this Six Flags's first attempt at a water coaster? If so, I think they missed a great opportunity to do something special to pull in the punters! Pity. I really hope we get a decent water coaster in the UK soon!
Sunday, August 4, 2002 1:44 PM
Hopefully this park continues to grow. The attraction look nicely themed as well as the two new sections at the park. Can't wait for the new wood in 2003!
Steel: 1)MF, 2)Goliath, 3)Magnum
Wood: 1)Villain, 2)Beast, 3)Roar(SFMW)
Monday, August 5, 2002 1:15 PM
Lumberjack Falls is a standard Hopkins Shoot-the-Chutes.
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