Knott's Silver Bullet

Friday, November 21, 2003 1:54 PM
Anyone know if Knott's has officially announced the project? The stats/facts are showing up on some other sites, but I can't find a press release or anything. Not sure if this is IAAPA info or if today's the actual info release.

Anyone know more?

Mike

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Friday, November 21, 2003 2:31 PM
Well Sr. Keach, I ain't heard nuthin'

I'm anxious too though. ;)

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Friday, November 21, 2003 2:37 PM
So far a search of the internet has turned up absolutely nothing. Nothing is on the official www.knotts.com or www.cedarfair.com website so I would have to say that it is probably still just a rumor at this point.
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Friday, November 21, 2003 2:41 PM
126 feet tall
3,125 feet-long
six inversions
105-foot-tall outside loop
two trains
2 1/2 minute ride time
opens December 24, 2004


mike

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Friday, November 21, 2003 2:47 PM
Where did you find the information?
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Friday, November 21, 2003 2:57 PM
MHammer: I've heard about the same for opening date, but the rest I think is still unofficial.
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Friday, November 21, 2003 3:16 PM
Two trains seems odd for an Inverted B&M. Don't B&M's usually have 3 trains? How could anybody get that much info before the official announced it yet.
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Friday, November 21, 2003 3:25 PM
Actually, a good number of B&Ms have two trains. The B:TR coasters have two, a few stand-ups have two (Mantis, Riddler, etc), Great Bear has two, and that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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Friday, November 21, 2003 3:28 PM
Technically, isn't Mantis a three train coaster?
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Friday, November 21, 2003 3:29 PM
Well, yeah. But it's only got two on the track. The thrid train is vacuum packed for freshness.
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Friday, November 21, 2003 3:34 PM
Amusement Today says so.

I really thought someone would have found that on their page by now.

mOOSH: Go tell AT that they're "NOT" right, and lose the 'tude.

Mike

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Friday, November 21, 2003 3:38 PM
He's right. Its there.

Click here

I guess Cedar Fair will sent out the investor emails soon? *** Edited 11/21/2003 8:38:30 PM UTC by BeastFreak***

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Friday, November 21, 2003 3:38 PM
Nope, stats are totally off (including opening day). It'll be alot bigger than that, inversion count is wrong as well. About 2 trains and 2 1/2 min ride time, yeah i guess you're right there.

And amusement today isn't the definitave source on new coasters, they post the same damn rumors you hear on coaster sites. As usual, they get the ride type right, but the stats are BS. That 126 foot stat is the DROP HEIGHT, not the actual height of the ride.

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Friday, November 21, 2003 3:51 PM
What's a "Rockin' Tug?"
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Friday, November 21, 2003 3:55 PM
MJ - my post was a little rude, sorry about that. I've deleted it. I've heard different stats than what AT posted. I guess we'll know for sure when the park makes an official announcement.

mOOSH

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Friday, November 21, 2003 3:58 PM

janfrederick said:
What's a "Rockin' Tug?"

Edit: Sorry about the link. It seems Zamperla redid their site recently and I can't get links to work correctly (but I'm glad you found it anyway). Zamperla premiered the Rockin' Tug at IAAPA last year and they were a big hit this year; I saw several at traveling carnivals and at least one park (Knoebels) bought one.

Screamscape has pictures of their new ride this year, Disko (scroll to the bottom of the IAAPA News page). It looks like an adult version of a Rockin' Tug, but it seems to just mimic the motions of an outward-facing Frisbee on a much smaller scale. I'd imagine that parks would just go with the Frisbee instead.

-Nate *** Edited 11/22/2003 1:53:54 AM UTC by coasterdude318***

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Friday, November 21, 2003 4:38 PM
Thanks dude. :) However, the link didn't seem to work. Here's one that I just found (and should have looked in the first place):

http://www.zamperlarides.com/main/section5/rockin'_tug.htm

Looks like a junior version of one of the first generation swinging pirate ships.

Aww man, I hope they don't lose the current lagoon rides. If Indiana Beach can do what they do with rides....

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Friday, November 21, 2003 4:48 PM
Actually, it does more than rocking in a fixed straight direction like a Swinging Ship ride. The Rockin' Tug vehicle spins 360° as it rides the "half-pipe" track.
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Friday, November 21, 2003 5:16 PM
Thats the first I have heard of the rockin' tug.

But if you want my guess, and I could well be wrong... it will replace the Walter K, Camp Snoopy's boat ride, since Silver Bullet might make it create some challenges with clearances.

Actually though, I'd love to see Rockin' Tug in the boardwalk, perhaps next to Riptide. Just because 90% of the kids rides are in Camp Snoopy, I think it would be cool to have a few more in other places, so kids can have something to ride nearby while the teenagers and adults go on Riptide, Boomerang, Perilous Plunge and Xcelerator.

And I agree with the Phantom Lives that the stats don't sound right to me for Silver Bullet. As I understand it, SB is taller than that.

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Friday, November 21, 2003 5:25 PM
CFMatt - I have a feeling the Walter K will stay and just be rerouted a bit.

mOOSH

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