Knott's Vertigo Replacement

Wednesday, March 27, 2002 3:01 PM
Don't you think that Knott's should get a skycoaster to replace Vertigo.You would swing over the midway. They could name it Ripcord, like atCedar Point, or they could call it Windsurfer, to fit the boardwalk theme

*** This post was edited by Swimmerdude218 on 3/27/2002. ***

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 3:14 PM
First off, KBF already tried to get a Skycoaster, but SFMM did not allow it.
Secondly, the area is still in Ghost Town, so a Boardwalk themed skycoaster would not work.
I personally think we won't see anything for awhile, but there might be a flat ride coming there as a temporary fix until the project that will be decided will go there.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 3:19 PM
They could get an impulse, since Knott's needs an invert, and there is enough room for it, the station and back spike would be on sight of where Vertigo was, and you'd go over the people and twist towards the Calico Mine Ride
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 3:22 PM

Naw, skycoasters are way overdone, and I'm personally against any more pay per ride additions to the Farm. I'd much rather see what little open space is left at the park used for actual new rides and attractions rather than more concessions.

Plus since the space is in Ghost Town, a boardwalk theme, or actually any theme due to a skycoaster's size, wouldn't fit in GT anyway.

What they should do is build a heavily themed replacement Haunted Shack dark ride, or even better extend Calico Mountain to that spot and build an indoor coaster or something. Something that would actually fit into KBF's theme, rather than stripping it away little by little. Theming is what separates KBF from your run of the mill ride parks, and is the heart and soul of the Farm IMO.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 3:24 PM

sfmmrider said:
since Knott's needs an invert


And why is that?

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 3:26 PM
There one of the best types of coasters, and Knott's is a great park, but doesn't have an invert =(
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 3:51 PM

Ravenguy, didn't you hear, a park can't be good unless it has an inverted coaster. ;)

There won't be a coaster there. Anyone who has seen the space used for VertiGO would know that there isn't room for anything like that in its current state.

A flat ride or some sort of upcharge would be much more feasible, but probably not until next year.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 4:16 PM
QUOTE:
"First off, KBF already tried to get a Skycoaster, but SFMM did not allow it."

... um.... is it just me or does that make absolutly no sense......

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 4:18 PM
Actually, I think Sky Coaster inc. wont build them very close to each other. It was discussed a while back.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 5:08 PM
It's already known by some, I know what it is. It's a Bungee cord pay attraction, just to jump up and down and flip, ;)

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 7:15 PM

SFDL_Dude said:
QUOTE:
"First off, KBF already tried to get a Skycoaster, but SFMM did not allow it."

... um.... is it just me or does that make absolutly no sense......



Don't believe it? Its true. Six Flags Magic Mountain's special zoning rights to the SkyCoaster ride prevented Knott's from building one they had planned for 2001. If you go to the Cedar Fair LP web-site, you can still look up the archive press-release Knott's made for the SkyCoaster ride, but then SFMM stood in the way after plans were made. At first, an agreement was made, but after some media misquoted Knott's General Manager Jack Falfas, Magic Mountain pulled out of the agreement. Therefore, VertiGo was chosen to replace the SkyCoaster plans.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 7:40 PM

http://www.cedarfair.com/News/story.cfm?id=83

There's the press release that mentions them getting a SkyCoaster.

As far as why they don't have one, I have no idea and won't guess until I see some credible news sources.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 8:27 PM
It's called an exclusivity clause. As long as there is one at SFMM, nobody else within the specified distance of the park is permitted to have one. If the firm installs one at a competing facility within that area they are in breech of contract.
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Thursday, March 28, 2002 2:41 AM
I know becauase if you go to America Coasters Network, they've got a section on what it will be more than likely.
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Thursday, March 28, 2002 3:49 AM

It has nothing to do with zoning. The issue is that Skycoaster does from time to time sign non-compete agreements that prevent them from building a ride near another. Similarly, you'll not see an Arrow 4D in SoCal.

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Thursday, March 28, 2002 6:07 AM

LOL, Jeff...I assume you mean *another* Arrow 4D?

If the park asked me [and they didn't] I'd like to see them put in a Vekoma Mad House and call it...drum roll please....

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Thursday, March 28, 2002 7:41 AM
I feel so stupid. What is a Vertigo?
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Thursday, March 28, 2002 8:27 AM

VertiGone was an S&S Absolutely Insane, where three 260-foot "poles" tied to a triangular vehicle launched it nearly 300 feet into the air with compressed air.

Here's a photo of Stan and Sandy Checketts on the vehicle at a trade show.

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Thursday, March 28, 2002 8:54 AM
OK thanks, I think I've seen them before. Do they use a bungee type cord/rope?
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