Great Escape News

For those who are interested, GE has announced they are getting a Tornado for 2007!
I still miss the old "Tornado" at Great Escape. :(


what's a tornado?
DawgByte II's avatar
It's a Proslide Tornado... the typical waterpark attraction popping up at almost every amusement park's waterpark.

No biggie. They still have two full thrill rides from Astroworld sitting at their property. Until they go up, this is actually just little news.

I'd honestly prefer the old classic Tornado over this one... but hey, another waterpark attraction is nice considering their slide selection is rather limited.

rollergator's avatar
^ *Classic* you mean the Wisdom Rides' Tornado that's basically like, ummm, "teacups in a tempest"?

Also, I know about the SLC, what *else* is on site from SFAW?

DawgByte II's avatar
Tidal Wave (the double-dip shoot-the-chutes from Astroworld) is the other ride sitting in in whole, in pieces.

I don't think "teacups in tempest"... it's far from that. It's a dark ride using the old classic-cars type of ride through a set track with special effects including, of all things, a tornado (ala: Wizard of Oz) and other glow-in-the-dark effects. Was located in the Ghost-Town area and fit the theme so perfectly. It did need some repairs on some of the effects... and had low capacity, but damn... it was a fun nastalgic ride.

rollergator's avatar
^ OK, that's a TOTALLY different ride from the one I was thinking about....

Upon reflection, the one (Wisdom Tornado) that I know of that's "close" to your area is Idlewild's Howler... go here, then on the lower-right:

*** Edited 11/28/2006 7:30:42 PM UTC by rollergator***

coasterjohnh said:
what's a tornado?

It's a weather disturbance usually in the form of a funnel that can propel people and things to far off Kansas.


Fever I really enjoy the Simpsons. It's just a shame that I am starting to LOOK like Homer.
Honestly, I wish Waterpark additons wern't advertised as PARK additions.

I won't go to GE 600 miles away for it. A wood coaster, Yeah but I got two tornados within five miles of the house.


^But if the waterpark is part of the park, then why not? There are so many parks that emphasize both, like Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, and Dorney Park & Whitewater Kingdom to give two examples.

Chuck, you may have two tornadoes within five miles of your house, but not everyone else does.

The TGE Tornado is one of the last remaining pieces from Freedomland:


I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
rollergator's avatar
^ Thanks! :)

Why am I thinking Universal ripped off this concept... ;)

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