Ground Clearing at SFEG!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2001 1:56 PM
I decided to drive to SFEG today to see if there is anything going on, and I am sure glad that I did.  The open land behind the waterpark is being cleared by bulldozers and such.  This is very good news.  Since there is no way to axcess that land except through the waterpark, this probably means that the land is only forpart of the ride, with the station being in the main park.  To me, this means.....Big coaster!    I see the station going n the Pepsi Groves and the main body of the coaster being in the cleared land.  Whatever this is going to be, construction has begun!!
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 2:26 PM
I don't expect anything too big, since Six Flags is cutting back on expenses this year and EG isn't a very high priority of theirs. I wouldn't get your hopes up.
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 2:29 PM
im not expecting the Millenium Force kind of Big, but rather big ala Chang or Wildfire.  Trust me, for SFEG, this is big.
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 2:32 PM
The rumor floating around the internet is a S&S absolutely insane...
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 2:35 PM
Yeah, I'm not expecting anything huge at all, it is a prety good chunk of land behind the park but like you said SF is cutting back this year, I'm surprisied anything new is coming in at all, this park has no problem staying in business because it has little competition, so they don't need anything huge.  But like Mustang said, for SFEG, this is big.  Maybe after this is put in I can change my coasterbuzz name.
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 2:39 PM
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I have heard about the absolutely insane too, but if it was jsut that they would not be clearing that land behind the waterpark, since you cannot access it from the main park.  They would jsut put it where the Pepsi Groves are/were.  the land clearing in an inaccesible spot tells me that its going to be a coaster.

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Saturday, December 22, 2001 2:58 PM
I thought someone mentioned a while back that that land wasn't owned by the park, but the city. Otherwise why would they have boxed it out with the waterpark?
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 3:09 PM
The land was owned by the city, but now it looks like it is owned by SFEG. And SF never blocked it out, Elitches is the one who built the water park, and I don't have the link to the areial photo, but the area where the water park is a little wider than the area that is being cleared, so it wouldn't fit.  I think they should have pushed the water park all the way back to the bridge when they built it, but they didn't, maybe the land wasn't for sale then.  Either way, I am so glad that construction has begun. 

*** This post was edited by Denvers-coasters-suck on 12/22/2001. ***

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Saturday, December 22, 2001 3:38 PM
Has nobody taken a look over at Screamscape???  It's ground clearing for a Zamperla Volare (flying coaster).  Don't believe me if you wish, but it's been confirmed to me by two reliable sources.  Take a look at http://www.zamperlarides.com/main/volare.htm

-Nate

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Saturday, December 22, 2001 3:50 PM
Well, about 8 months ago I saw a 2002 build list for B&M. While some of the rides have been moved to 2003 and other parks have moved up on the list (LaRonde), There is still one unaccounted for.

There was a total of 9 coasters on the list at the time

5 floorless coasters. WBMW, Taiwan, SFNE, Dollywood-(moved to 03 and LaRonde took it's place), and oNE MORE UNACCOUNTED FOR

1 flyer (changed to 2 [SFOG and AT])

1 inverted (changed to 2 [LaRonde and WBMW])

2 Hypers (Silverstar and proposed SFOG's changed to Flyer)

Now, since B&M is building 2 floorless coasters that are similar, I must ponder the idea that there might be another medium sized floorless headed somewhere else.... ONLY TIME WILL TELL!

Just an idea for you guys to think about!

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Saturday, December 22, 2001 3:58 PM
The land construction behind the water park is a city project.  The Volare is going to be built behind the Twister 2, they are going to reroute Twister's line again to get access back there.  Just a side note, it looks like the Spider is history.  At least this is what I have been told.
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 4:20 PM
I have recieved an e-mail from the SFEG peoples saying that they are going to recieve a new attraction this year. I am pleased at this because it has been so long since they have gotten anything new at all. And, on J.'s sidenote about the spider, we can still go to Lakeside.
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 4:38 PM
Maybe the unaccounted for B&M is going to SFA.It sure isn't going to SFEG that's for sure.
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 5:10 PM
Why even bring SFA into this thread?

The land clearing behind the waterpark has been going on for a while now...
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 5:14 PM
What I would like to think is since Six Flags is cutting down on overall spending next year, they'd focus on building some new rides (read: rollercoasters) for two or three of their smaller parks instead of building huge rides for most of their parks.  But that most likely isn't true. 
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Saturday, December 22, 2001 5:17 PM
How do you know the land clearing is a city project? And how do you know that the Volare is going behind twister II?
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Sunday, December 23, 2001 8:20 AM
Let's just say I have logged more than 40 hours a week at the park ;)
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Sunday, December 23, 2001 10:05 AM
I saw the pictures of the Zamperla Volare, it looks pretty good, if they could make a custom design.
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Sunday, December 23, 2001 12:01 PM
Why are they getting rid of the spider??? They can't afford to loose any rides, it doesn't take up much space, so why get rid of it???
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Sunday, December 23, 2001 12:29 PM
First of all the ride is very old and it decided to die on us during the end of the season.  Second it is considered a low priority ride, so it is one of the first to close.  Also it was such a headache so it really isn't too much of a loss, at least to the rides department. 
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