Enchanted Village's Lumber Jack Falls opens

Posted Thursday, August 8, 2002 4:47 AM | Contributed by Jerry

Six Flags' Northwest park, Wild Waves/Enchanted Village, has opened the new 50-foot Lumber Jack Falls water ride, later than expected. Some action pictures of the new attraction are posted on Theme Park Adventures.

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 7:01 AM

"Six Flags is synonymous with coasters. We will be adding major coasters to this park."
- David Dorman, Director of Marketing, Enchanted Parks

So why didn't they take the opportunity to produce a decent water coaster, rather than this rather lame looking flume ride??? Since there aren't currently that many water coasters in existence, 6 flags had the opportunity to do something special here. Seems like a wasted opportunity!

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 7:18 AM
Mamoosh's avatar The term "water coaster" is just PR jargon to overhype a standard Shoot-the-Chutes. Six Flags just bought the park, they got a mouse this year, the woodie is coming next year...Rome wasn't built in a day.

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Matthew "mamoosh" Sullivan
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Thursday, August 8, 2002 8:27 AM

Hmmm, how about a real watercoaster. Mack's Poseidon at their own Europapark? I wouldn't call that a shoot-the-chutes.

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 10:00 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Helios - I was referring to the fact that Enchanted Village is referring to Lumberjack Falls - a Hopkins Shoot-the-Chute - as a "water coaster." I was not saying that water coasters do not exist, nor was I calling Poseidon a shoot-the-chutes. Sorry I neglected to make that distinction.

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Matthew "mamoosh" Sullivan
[aka DaDoosh, thanks to pikfanatic]

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Monday, August 12, 2002 9:38 AM

Have to say I'm freaking out that we'll actually have a reall coaster in the NW - finally.

I don't know if agree about the themeing though. I was worried the SF marketing teams would think us all lumberjacks up here and it looks like they do. Does that mean we're also too 'rustic' to enjoy a 300+' steel a la Goliath - will we be stuck with only wooden coasters named after indians and loggers? (I LIKE Indians and loggers and all, just also like Batmans, Goliaths and the like)

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-Z

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