Knott's New Ride

Sunday, November 18, 2001 6:58 PM
I talked to someone who was handing out aplications at my school for a job fair about what was going to replace Wind Jammer. He said that it would be a big ride (no specs) that is shot out from 0 to 90 and would be themed to the 1950s era and have hot-rod like flames on the side of the trains. I instantly thought  a thrust air since S&S uses hot-rod like wheels. But I remember before he described the ride that I asked him if it was a prototype or not. He did said yes. But from the description it didn't sound like a prototype. Either he doesn't know if it was a prototype or not or I was just hearing what I wanted to hear. Has anybody else heard news about what Knotts is going to intall.
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Sunday, November 18, 2001 7:02 PM
Well, its not a Thurst Air 2000.  It is a launched coaster from Intamin.

-Jeff

http://americacoasters.com

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Sunday, November 18, 2001 7:03 PM
That sounds right, I think Intamin, or Premiere is making it
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Sunday, November 18, 2001 7:05 PM
What you heard is very good news. Yes, there is confirmed information about the ride being a steel vintage 1950's themed roller coaster under the guidance and manufacturing of Intamin AG. The new ride will utilize an innovative, state-of-the-art, never-before-seen catapult mechanism which will take riders to a top speed that has not been grounded on yet officially. Other confirmed statistics include it being a circuitous coaster.
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Sunday, November 18, 2001 7:35 PM
I hate to burst your bubble, but why would some guy at a job fair know what the new ride for next year is.
Does this make sense to anyone that there are a very select few, executive types that know what the ride is.
Everyone else probably gets their information for sites like this.
My friends, I work at Knotts. I have worked there for 7 months now, and guess what? Besides what I hear on the internet I have no clue what we are going to build.
Why would anyone else besides the executives need to know such information.
Employees are not told ANY secret information.


Does anyone here understand this?
I don't want to be mean, but the person you talked to probably heard from a site very much like this one.

By the way, if you are looking for a job, Knotts is a pretty cool place to work. :)

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Knotts 2002...ready when you are!

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Monday, November 19, 2001 12:08 PM
CoasterFanMatt - I don't know about that guy at the job fair, but I can assure you that the ride will be a continous circuit launched Intamin coaster.  Pretty much everything krax said is correct.

-Jeff

http://americacoasters.com

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Monday, November 19, 2001 1:33 PM
CoasterFanMatt: 

While visting the park this fall with a group of enthusiasts to witness [or rather celebrate] the destruction of Windjammer we ran into Jack Falfas walking the park.  He told us about the new coaster and the person who posted this [lbwmobster] is, for the most part, correct.  I believe the launch speed will be closer to 70MPH unless plans have changed. 

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Monday, November 19, 2001 1:38 PM
It's a launched Intamin coaster!  I AM correct.
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Monday, November 19, 2001 1:43 PM
OK, so it's an Intamin launched, what is the layout? Will it have inversions? How tall is the highest point? Will it extend farther than WJ's footprint?

There is still plenty of information that we do not have confirmed. When is the official annoucement???

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!

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Monday, November 19, 2001 7:31 PM
I never said that it wasn't an launched intamin.
In fact, that is exactly what I think it is.

All I am saying is that there are only a select few that can confirm this for you.
And Mamoosh, Jack Falfas certainly qualifies. :)

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Knotts 2002...ready when you are!

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