Hey Check out the Latest on Visionland Theme Park

Friday, March 11, 2005 9:33 PM
Hey you guys!!! Just wanted to inform you on the latest from Visionland, since I haven't seen any comments since the "Name the Coaster" Contest.

First click on this link to read this article:

http://www.800alabama.com/info/news/press/story.cfm?ID=156

And for detail pictures of ride construction, click the following link:

http://www.rcdb.com/ig2953.htm

Looks like Zoomerang will have 2-tone color scheme. *** Edited 3/12/2005 2:36:24 AM UTC by Godsentone***

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Saturday, March 12, 2005 1:25 AM
Fun's avatar I was guessing that the dark colored track sections simply haven't been repainted. Is that possible?
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Saturday, March 12, 2005 3:58 AM
^I'd tend to agree with you, but they one of the pictures shows some of the dark and light sections installed already.

IMO, if they were going to pain them, they would pain them ALL before before installation.

Should be interesting to see what this looks like, if that is indeed the case.

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Saturday, March 12, 2005 10:55 AM
Mamoosh's avatar That piece of black track is used in the station. ONLY the track in the station will be black. Its not uncommon.
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Saturday, March 12, 2005 3:01 PM
That's a great location for Zoomerang on the hill by Rampage. It will be visible from everywhere in the park I imagine.

"An Australian technician will accompany the coaster to Visionland and supervise the construction of the new steel coaster. He will remain at the park for several months after the ride is inaugurated." I found that interesting. It seems like Visionland could handle that by themselves.

I still think my entry name of Vulcan's Fury (named after the Roman god of the forge or fire for which Birmingham's steel and iron industry was well known) is a better name than Zoomerang. If you've ever driven through Birmingham, you've probably noticed the huge iron statue of Vulcan on top of Red Mountain originally built for the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Anyway, I guess Visionland wanted to save that name for their hyper one day. ;-)


I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
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Saturday, March 12, 2005 3:13 PM

Mamoosh said:
That piece of black track is used in the station. ONLY the track in the station will be black. Its not uncommon.

If you look in picture three you can clearly see a piece of curved black track to the left of the two curved yellow pieces and in picture five you can see a piece of the black track installed in the curve into the cobra roll.


If you can't stand the heights, get out of the line.

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Saturday, March 12, 2005 8:21 PM
Hey Coaster Lover you are right. That's why I initially found the 2-tones to be interesting.
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Saturday, March 12, 2005 8:42 PM
The coaster will be yellow. Some parts just haven't been painted yet.
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Saturday, March 12, 2005 9:03 PM
Bosshawk, what makes you so certain??? Are most boomerang coasters one color?

BTW, thrillerman1 I like that hope about the hyper coaster. Adding one of those would definitely put Visionland out there especially for fans like myself. *** Edited 3/13/2005 2:06:02 AM UTC by Godsentone***

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Saturday, March 12, 2005 11:55 PM
I have worked at the park for over 5 years.
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Sunday, March 13, 2005 6:23 AM
I personally think the Original DEMON (And all the DEMON artwork) artwork was heaps better than the one Visionland have decided to go with. Looks real corney.

But what I would want to know, is WHY they would Half Paint the ride? Half Not re-Paint? I am pretty sure they will have a colour combination. Looks much better anyway.


Defunction's Owner & Webmaster :: www.defunction.net
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Sunday, March 13, 2005 3:36 PM
I absolutely guarantee the coaster will be yellow. The train will be red. Some of the pieces just weren't painted until being erected. I took pictures on Friday that show some erected pieces in the process of being painted.
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Sunday, March 13, 2005 4:06 PM
OK you win. How is old Demon going anyway?

You had any problems with it yet?

And how will Theming be?


Defunction's Owner & Webmaster :: www.defunction.net
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Sunday, March 13, 2005 4:14 PM
Really can't comment on problems yet as far as operation since it is still under construction. Other than a few site problems, the construction has been fairly smooth. The steel erection is going rather quickly, I expect that portion to be completed within a couple of weeks.

As far as theming, I am not sure at this point. I wouldn't expect much in the way of elaborate theming.

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Sunday, March 13, 2005 11:07 PM
When I say theming, I ask if it will be like what the Demon Previously had. Basically just the ride, in a decent garden, in a Transilvanian Area, or what rides basically have these days, like an interactive queue and all?
Defunction's Owner & Webmaster :: www.defunction.net
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Sunday, March 13, 2005 11:28 PM
I highly doubt there will be anything like that. Itwill basically just be the coaster and a station. Hopefully there will be more, but I doubt it. This is still a small park and this is a major capital investment.
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Monday, March 14, 2005 1:23 PM
Bosshawk, you have been working at the park for 5 years? Are you a supervisor or in maintenance? I was there in 98 and 99 as an operations supervisor.

Do you know anything about the next big attraction planned or talked about?

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Monday, March 14, 2005 6:22 PM
I currently am IT. I started in 2000 in admissions.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 9:38 AM
Hey for all Visionland fans out there: When are we fans going to get our own forum or message board so we can talk about our park like fans of other parks like Six Flags, Disney, Cedar Fair, etc?
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Tuesday, March 15, 2005 11:36 AM
Anyone else not dig their giant yellow square train decal a whole lot?
http://www.rcdb.com/ig2953.htm?picture=6

Seems odd to have graphics of a coaster, on a coaster. Did the 11 year old get to design the graphics too? ;)


Is $5 million not high for a used 17 year old boomerang? The locals will probably really dig it. Hopefully it'll lead to bigger and better things for VL in the future.

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