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.
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.
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.
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***
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.