Posted Monday, July 15, 2002 5:01 AM | Contributed by Jerry
Six Flags' Northwest park, Wild Waves/Enchanted Village, is constructing a new 50 ft. "water coaster" ride. Construction pics are now posted on Theme Park Adventures, the Guide to Six Flags Seattle. The new Lumber Jack Falls ride was originally scheduled to open this month, but probably will not open until sometime in August or later. Theme Park Adventures has posted the latest pictures from the construction site, and a look at construction over the past few months.
Monday, July 15, 2002 6:39 AM
Certainly looks like the NW is getting the "mini-SFWoA" treatment. Cool, hoping to get up there next year...(Silverwood calling...TREMORS)....
Monday, July 15, 2002 12:20 PM
Six Flags has spent the entire season advertising Lumberjack Falls as if it is already open. As if this wasn't bad enough, the park brochure includes photos of rides from other parks. Doesn't this constitute false advertising? Is this typical of Six Flags parks around the world? Since the park closes for the season in late August or early September, it's unlikely that the public will get a chance to ride this attraction until next season. Perhaps they will have it open just in time for Frightfest or for the two-week winter season. Yipeee! They could coincide the ride's grand opening with the lighting of the Christmas trees, and invite the Polar Bear Club to be the first group of people to get soaked in 40-degree weather! What a ripoff.
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Monday, July 15, 2002 1:01 PM
Yup, that's typical Six Flags advertising.
Monday, July 15, 2002 4:19 PM
Wait, I'm confused isn't a water coaster like Journey To Atalantis. If it is why does it look like a a normal Shoot-the-Chute ride. Can sombody help me?
Monday, July 15, 2002 6:06 PM
Neiller919- I guess that Shoot-the-Chutes are being considered as water coasters now-a-days. SFDL got one this season and it has been advertised as a water coaster. Even though I personaly don't consider them water coasters becuase where is the coaster part of it??
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Monday, July 15, 2002 6:46 PM
I'll put my visit off for another year/ Fortunately, I'm a member of Coasterbuzz. ;)
"If the beats were made of meat then they would have to be me ..." - L.L. Cool J
Monday, July 15, 2002 6:49 PM
Valleyfair has advertised the Wave as a water coaster this isn't new territory, parks have been playing with naming things for years. Why get your underwear in a bunch over something so minor.
Excalibur Team Lead 2002
Tuesday, July 16, 2002 1:07 AM
The log flume at VF is more of a "water coaster" than the Wave. I love the drop in the tunnel followed by the turn and then the "surprise" (for those that haven't ridden it; I won't say anymore).
-Matt in Iowa
Just 15 miles from 2 CCI's.
193 coasters ridden -- #1 Shivering Timbers
Wednesday, July 17, 2002 12:59 PM
Is this an intamin ride?
Friday, July 19, 2002 7:34 AM
Lumber Jack Falls is indeed an Intamin project.
Theme Park Adventures, The Guide to Six Flags Seattle (www.proudlock.org/tpa)
Tuesday, July 23, 2002 9:13 PM
Last I checked it looked as if it were almost done, the whole thing was constructed, except the loading area. I also noticed that there was a lot of excess space in the Northwest Territory even with Lumber Jack Falls being built. I wonder what they'll add there. Shops, resturants, theming, coasters, or perhaps that river rapids ride I've been desiring. Call me crazy, but im just one of those people that loves water rides.
*** This post was edited by S Wilson on 7/24/2002. ***