Friday, November 23, 2001 5:04 PM
I know this is a shot in the dark, but I am visiting Funtown USA in Maine for 2002. Does anybody on the inside of the 'loop' know what they might be getting? I have heard various reports ranging from a flat ride to an Intamin impulse coaster similiar to S:UE.
Friday, November 23, 2001 5:26 PM
According to GM Ken Cormier at IAAPA, the park "will be adding three new Whitewater West Industries body slides and new splash pools, additional lounging areas." A restroom will be revamped as well. In 2003 a family water attraction will be added.
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Friday, November 23, 2001 5:33 PM
there also getting moon orbiters from canobie lake park. canobie is selling it to the park and replacing it with a tower type ride!
Out of the coasters i've ridden here is wat i rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangled
Friday, November 23, 2001 6:53 PM
If that is correct, it is kind of a dissappointment. On the other hand, Splashtown could use a huge renovation.
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Saturday, November 24, 2001 1:50 AM
Waterpark expansions are the way to go. They bring in a lot of attendence and remain popular for many years. Many of the parks of yesteryear thrived on just a picnic area and a pool.
Saturday, November 24, 2001 5:06 AM
I agree with PT300. I have never seen Splashtown, but from what I hear, a renovation would do well. It is kind of disappointing though that no major attractions to the park will be added.
Saturday, November 24, 2001 9:03 AM
This is great news, at least they are adding something after the addition of an expensive S&S tower. You guys have to realize that this is a small amusement park that until Exculibur, was nothing more than a permanent carnival with rusted rides. Now look at what Funtown is doing, they actually have added some really good theming to their major attractions. Exculibur and Dragon's Descent are major rides that elevated Funtown from carnival status. I would never expect to see coasters added every two years (Funtown is not a Six flags;) but hopefully in the next four years we will see lots of expansion since they have a decent amount of unused land.
Saturday, November 24, 2001 9:11 AM
Well, yeah, I didn't expect coasters either.
Hopefully more people will go to Splashtown now, especially since Aquaboggin (which is right down the street) is a much better waterpark then Splashtown.
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