Jazzland - Tips?

Sunday, November 26, 2000 5:09 PM
I will probably be visiting Jazzland sometime in Dec. Does anyone have any tips?

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Ride: Roller Coaster
I know its a roller coaster...what's the real name?
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Sunday, November 26, 2000 7:57 PM
Ride the coasters, but not immediately after lunch. If you do you'll go happy go pukey and that wouldn't be much fun.

Oh I'm sorry you meant tips as to what rides to hit and which ones to skip....my bad.

Never mind the blonde at the key board.

Dustijn
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Scorching the Competition in 2001
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Monday, November 27, 2000 10:03 AM

The park is VERY small, so you don't really need a plan of attack. Repeated rides on the MEGA ZEPH are the primary reason to go there. It's a great coaster... and there were NO LINES for it on Labor Day.

My question is... Is the park open in December? I thought they closed for the season in October.
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"You have to scale a lot of lift hills to coast easily..."

Jason
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Monday, November 27, 2000 10:45 AM
The park is open from 4 pm to 10 pm on Dec 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 20th through 31st. Closed on Christmas eve and Christmas day.
I went yesterday and it was practically empty. There were no lines for the rides. Mega Zeph is the main reason to go to Jazzland. It is an incredible ride with sustained speed and lots of airtime. I got to ride it 31 times yesterday. Now is the best time to go to Jazzland. You will not be disappointed in Mega Zeph. It is a top ten ride.
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Monday, November 27, 2000 4:33 PM
About how much room is there in MegaZeph's trains?
I have never ridden a coaster w/ Gerstlauer trains, so I don't know how much room there is.

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Ride: Roller Coaster
I know its a roller coaster...what's the real name?


*** This post was edited by coaster0 on 11/28/2000. ***
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Tuesday, November 28, 2000 4:57 PM
It really doesn't matter because you choose how clicks you want it down. You will really like this park. The laser show to me was pretty cool. I heard next year they will add a new midway.




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"Boy quit your whinning and just ride the darn thing"
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Tuesday, November 28, 2000 5:49 PM
I mean leg room. I have had trouble getting in/out of trains before :(

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Ride: Roller Coaster
I know its a roller coaster...what's the real name?
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Wednesday, November 29, 2000 1:17 PM
Leg room may be a concern but I think you can manage.

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"Boy quit your whinning and just ride the darn thing" *** This post was edited by Crazydave87 on 11/29/2000. ***
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Friday, December 1, 2000 12:56 PM
I was talking to an employee at Jazzland the other day and he said that Jazzland was looking into building a giga coaster in 2003. I thought he was just pulling my leg. Then I was looking on screamscape.com rumors and they said the same thing. I just find it hard to believe that a new park like Jazzland could come up with the money to build a giga coaster. Does anyone think this is possible?
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Friday, December 1, 2000 1:43 PM
Sure, I think it is. Of course I'm an optimist, but I do think they could pull it off...all they need is money. ;) It might not prove to be a great investment, but if they have the capital, they can do it.
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Friday, December 1, 2000 6:08 PM
Alright!!!!That is what I like to hear.
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Saturday, December 2, 2000 6:48 PM
I recently went to Jazzland and found the MegaZeph to be quite a ride....I am partial to wooden coasters, and the correspondent is correct in that speed is sustained all the way through to the very end (the final braking is quite sudden).

Steel coasters are OK, but nothing compares to all of the sensory experiences of the wooden coaster. A simple bar across the lap is far better than all that equipment over your shoulders.

Even though the MegaZeph is a not quite a full woodie (wooden trackbed, but steel structure), you will understand the necessity in New Orleans' humid, termite happy geography.

I really hadn't ridden a woodie since the original Zephyr at Pontchartrain Beach in New orleans (park closed in 1983), so it brought back quite a few memories. The original Zephyr was not the most thrilling coaster, but the dark tunnel it went through before the lift hill always heightened the sense of anticipation (as well as being a favorite of couples!). The original loading facility was truly an art deco gem, and was removed/remodeling in the 70s.

Pontchartrain Beach was always a local/regional park, small with short lines. Jazzland is the 2000 version of the local/regional park. The whole park is built on a platform over a swamp, so the development costs were rather large, so the success of the park will depend on better attendance. If it survives 5 years, it should be OK.

Alfa Parks (a Greek company) has purchased Jazzland from Ogden, and the local paper had an article about 2 weeks ago that announced that Jazzland will add a new suspended coaster from Vekoma in 2001.

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Pontchartrain Beach Nut
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