"Fake" Old Rides

Friday, August 8, 2003 8:04 AM
Inspired by the resurrect-a-ride thread:

Although in these days, parks could rarely get away with building a recreation of some of these older, smaller coasters that everyone agrees were still great, do you think that with a little cosmetic surgery, it could be pulled off? Especially the Wippet that Trekker is talking about, I'd love to see the thing rebuilt someplace nearby, maybe at Dorney or Hershey or something, but neither park could really advertise "come ride our new coaster which is smaller than most things here, but honest, its good!" Today's crowds wouldn't go for it, and today's advertisers wouldn't either. But, what about if they planned the coaster, then let the wood sit out for a while, painted it to look somewhat rotten and deteriorated.

Do you think that a GCI version of the CBC made to look 50 years old would be a major pull to a park such as BGT, or Hershey? Or better yet, a "smaller" park such as those in Missiouri or the one in Arkansas?

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Friday, August 8, 2003 8:12 AM
I think that smaller parks could get away with building a small woodie that was based on something else, mostly because people that frequent those parks are more concerned with quality than quantity. It could be done, and I'd love to see a recreation of the CBC, but its not something I'd ever think I'd see......

BTW, Brett, shouldn't you be studying instead of posting? Yer Graduating soon!;)

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Friday, August 8, 2003 8:22 AM
Ha! Study? What's that? =) More to the point ... work? what's that? Heck I got a job interview in New Jersey and my first thought was "hey, Princeton is right by Dorney and SFGAdv! I could do those that weekend then interview on Monday!" ... guess what my schedule for weekend after this one is? ;) As if it wasn't official before, it is now ... I'm a geek!

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Give me launched or give me ... uh ... more launched!!
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Friday, August 8, 2003 8:14 PM
I don't understand how the opinion got out there that people attending smaller parks are more sophisticated when it comes to parks. Someone attending a small park is just as likely to be dissapionted with a recreated coaster as someone who is going to one of the big parks. The issue is what the induidual thinks that quality is.
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Friday, August 8, 2003 8:24 PM
Knoebels did it with Twister back in 99. I wouldn't call it a small coaster or anything but it was built based on the original Mr. Twister in Denver. The two of them look nothing alike, but I imangine a park could do it considering 99% of the people visiting the park wouldn't know it was an old design.

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