GNW theme park

Wednesday, June 19, 2002 6:42 PM
Hey could anyone tell me more about this project. From some articles I've read, it seems like the whole thing was cancelled. That would be a shame, after the plans that I saw for this park, it would be very serious competition for places like Silverwood.
Wednesday, June 19, 2002 8:07 PM

Explain what it is.

Tuesday's Gone With The Wind.
Elijah Rock.
Is it written in the stars?
La Vie Boheme!!!

Thursday, June 20, 2002 6:39 AM

Here is a link for GNW its only a few drawings and video clips and no explanation what will be in the park but pics show rollercoasters.

Army Rangers lead the way

Thursday, June 20, 2002 6:49 AM

From what I can tell, there's a woodie, hypercoaster, Hammerhead Stall, and some sort of bobsled ride.

Check out some of their other clients - there's some nice stuff for Goliath and Riddler's Revenge at SFMM.

Friday, June 21, 2002 7:19 PM
Your right, the word is not good. For those who didn't hear, Lakewood officials did an about face, and voted not to buy the land they were going to lease to the park. That was August of last year. Prior to that, the city and developers entered into an agreement in which the developers wouldn't pursue another location, and the city wouldn't seek out other plans for that land, until spring 2002.
The developers said at the time that while the nail wasn't quite in the coffin, the situation did not look good. They indicated it would take some time to sort through the mess.
Spring 2002 came and went and no word has come, not even a peep. The developers, who were involved in Kentucky Kingdom (before SF), and Magic Springs, recently announced a different project elsewhere. No one has said it's totally dead, but the writing appears to be on the wall.
Well, a few months ago, the Tulalip Indian Tribe, which has land N of Seattle, announced a major commercial project, and mentioned part will be devoted to amusement rides. It was just a blurb, with more details coming. It could be no more than a glorified Family Entertainment Center, but it could also be much more.
The tribe already runs a very successful bussiness park as well as a casino, and this expansion is no small matter. They have the land for a major park if they wanted, and rumor has it 200 acres have been devoted to a park. Rumor has it that it will be the new home to TGNWTP; but it's only rumor because the pieces seem to fit.
My guess is someone out there knows more. I'm hoping they'll share*** This post was edited by Robocoaster on 6/21/2002. ***

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 6:12 PM

The coasters that are in planning to be built are:

Hammerhead Stall-A Venkoma Hammerhead Stall

Supernova-type of steel launched coaster from Premier

Rainer's Revenge-Intiman Mega Coaster(don't know wether hyper, giga, or terra. Great Northwest Development Co. has just let us know that it will be the tallest, fastest, and longest in the Northwest and huge.)

unkown wooden coaster-(little have I found out about this coaster except that it will be a wooden coaster and made for family, meaning mediocre thrills or not made to scare people)

unknown-This is the only coaster scheduled for grand opening that I have not learned anything about except that it is family and will be near by the childrens pool and the minature golf. I have found info that says it is a Mack Bobsled though.

The good news is that they have Great Northwest Deve,opment Co. said in an interview that they have found a new supporter and the project has been reschedule to open in June/July 2004, instead of May 2003. The new location has not been released to the public to my knowledge, but what this does mean is good and bad news for Six Flags:



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