Is it 'possible' in Mall of America?

Saturday, September 3, 2005 4:33 PM
As I was just glancing through pictures of the Rides in Mall of America's Camp Snoopy, and remembering what it was like when I was most recently there, I was thinking if something could be possible.

Do you think it would be possible on an appropriate budget that Camp Snoopy Could add an Intamin Rocket Coaster with a top hat that shot about 30 feet higher than the current glass ceiling? With where the old glass was where the newly constructed top hat is be extended up and over that particular top portion of the top hat, i.e. The glass extention on top of the IX Center's Ferris Wheel.

I think this would be an amazing attraction to have at the mall, especially in like a Rita type layout it would be nice in there, you would feel like you were going so much faster with everything passing you by. But what are your thoughts?

Saturday, September 3, 2005 4:39 PM
Is it possible? Yes. Would it be expensive? Yes. There's probably also a noise issue that would prevent it from being feisable. While they may seem quiet outside, I'm sure a Rocket coaster would be considerably louder when confined indoors.
Saturday, September 3, 2005 9:06 PM
Well if they build it like Storm Runner, then the noise wouldn't be an issue I would think. Storm Runner is SO quiet. You barely even know when its launching its so quiet.
Sunday, September 4, 2005 2:16 AM
We don't need a mini Kingda Krap in MN which will break down all the time! Get us an X-car coaster instead! Finally someone (Maurer-Soehne) has design inversions designed for airtime instead of positive gs! If the actual mall expands they should created a area about 2-3 acres with TWO Maurer-Soehne rides an X-car coaster and an Xtended Power Tower. I think there is room in the south parking lot Between Sears & Macys for such an expansion including shops. Meanwhile the parking spaces lost can be added in the north in the old Met Center lot in in the vacant plot of land to the east of the mall which can be used for a small parking garage expansion. Give us in MN a nice compact indoor thrilling airtime coaster and the X-car can fill the bill! *** Edited 9/4/2005 6:17:55 AM UTC by Pink Floyd Fanatic***
Sunday, September 4, 2005 2:17 AM
How long was it before they added a new coaster the first time? Wasn't it quite a while?
Sunday, September 4, 2005 6:39 AM
^I agree with Colin. IF they were to build such a coaster a Storm Rummer or Xcelerator would make more sense.

Personally I don't see anymore Dragsters or KK's being built, period.

That's just my humble opinion. :-) I don't know crap. :-)


Sunday, September 4, 2005 9:49 AM
How about a Cannonen type rocket would work, or a Rita model would be very fun.
Sunday, September 4, 2005 11:08 AM
The park's been on the attendance top 50 list for ages. Are you aware how many SF parks with big coasters (and big coaster maintenance bills) it outdraws?

Frankly, the SF folks apparently walked off KCS-MOA's custom Gerstlauer and asked for one just like it, too. (Mr Six's) Pandemonium anyone?

Those compelling facts aside--they still make an awful lot more money leasing space by the square foot than they do selling tickets to the park.

Silly thrillseekers! That park's for kids! :)


Sunday, September 4, 2005 8:38 PM
It'd be for the whole family if they just built a waterpark already.
Sunday, September 4, 2005 9:15 PM
Oh dont worry about that. They're getting the largest one in the world soon.
Sunday, September 4, 2005 9:51 PM
I would think a S&S space shot tower would be good in there!
Sunday, September 4, 2005 11:15 PM
Well, John, as long as they don't name it 'Hurricane' anything so as not to upset the PC people.
Sunday, September 4, 2005 11:16 PM
Something Corporate has a song called Hurricane.

I don't think they should sing it anymore.


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