Wednesday, May 26, 2004 2:26 AM
I was just on rcdb when I read the new for '05 coasters, when I looked at Hades. It says it will be the biggest coaster in the midwest, which would mean it would have to be bigger than TTD. Even it meant biggest woodie in the midwest, it would have to beat out SOB. What are they thinking?
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 3:39 AM
They're thinking that nobody who lives in Wisconsin or Illinois or Minnesota cares about a roller coaster in southern Ohio, and "largest wooden coaster in the midwest" is a hell of a good marketing pitch.
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 10:37 AM
Who really cares? All I care about is that it's a good ride and pics I've seen from friends show some very steep drops.
It is Wood on steel and has several tunnels including to the lifthill
Chuck, who thinks this will be Wisconsins version of Tremors only bigger
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 11:09 AM
Regardless of exactly what this coaster is and will do, it definitely has my curiosity and attention. As does Avalanche. Just waiting to go up to the Dells for Avalanche to open.
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 12:29 PM
Kris, my guess is that the people who market for Big Chiefs are the same folks who market for Vekoma and say that there's 8 inversions on the Dutchmans. ;)
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 1:56 PM
Must not know how close the
P. T. Barnum museum
is to the park.
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 2:58 PM
FYI, Mt Olympus is touting Hades as
"one of the largest roller coasters in the midwest, boasting to be the longest underground roller coaster in the world."
The rhetoric has diminished a bit.
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 5:42 PM
Does anyone have links to new pics of this ride or Avalanche? I know there were some older ones about a month ago.
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 6:25 PM
I'll have some in about 2 weeks ;)
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 10:11 PM
I don't have pictures 'cause I last visited during the evening, but I can show you how much of Avalanche is finished.
Thursday, May 27, 2004 9:09 AM
Please do! I'm curious...
Thursday, May 27, 2004 10:53 AM
Okay, it's not terribly exciting, but this will give you an idea of how much of Avalanche was finished as of 5/15:
Edit: Copy & Paste *** Edited 5/27/2004 2:54:26 PM UTC by coasterdude318***
Thursday, May 27, 2004 11:26 AM
Link doesn't seem to work for me. But it could be me... my computer has been acting weird all morning.
Thursday, May 27, 2004 11:31 AM
copy and paste link
Thursday, May 27, 2004 12:05 PM
So CD318...what is the "done" color...the red or the gray?
Thursday, May 27, 2004 2:18 PM
Oops...sorry, I should have specified. Red means complete. And yes, you have to copy and paste the link.
Thursday, May 27, 2004 2:56 PM
Wow... still has a long way to go, it seems. Thanks for the link!
Thursday, May 27, 2004 3:32 PM
Nate's diagram is as of May 15th. It's the 27th, a lot can happen in 10 days. Plus, I've heard an opening date of June 10th.
Thursday, May 27, 2004 3:50 PM
I heard something like that for Tsunami, too. I'm not trying to be a "glass half empty" kinda guy, I'm just saying... ;)
Thursday, May 27, 2004 4:52 PM
head up there this weekend if I can find the time, so we'll know more then. A lot certainly can happen in ten days (between Easter weekend and May 15, the first drop and bunny hops by the road went up) but I still wouldn't hold much hope for June 10th. We'll see...