Las Vegas Wet plans to add a classic woodie! :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 3:39 PM
Since this is listed on both Screamscape and the official site I'd figure I'd post it here. I'm not sure how much news it is since there are no details on the designer or how far into the planning stage they are. Here is the link to the info:

http://www.lasvegaswet.com/members/project.php

adn of course:

www.screamscape.com

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 3:50 PM
Well there are no details but when was the last time someone built a woodie that wasn't awesome? This is great news.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 4:27 PM
^ Umm...Kings Island?
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 4:32 PM
"60 acre Internationally Recognized Theme Park Brand".

Any idea what brand they are referring to?

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:07 PM
Um..yeah.

This thing is never going to happen.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:08 PM

thrillerman1 said:
^ Umm...Kings Island?

Hopefully all those SOB's are dead now. I will settle for GG, GCI, S&S, or Intamin. That should give them plenty to choose from.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:42 PM
Now you're talking Raven. :)
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 6:38 PM
The project will have its own fleet of hydrogen "busses" and vehicles...AND they claim they might produce their own hydrogen?

I suppose if this project is willing to shell out about 1 million dollars for each vehicle then they could do it.

This sounds fishy to me...sounds like a lot of lofty promises to keep.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007 1:51 PM
I hope this does happen. Vegas is a semi-frequent stop for us and it'd be great to have a wood coaster in that area. Maybe they'll find the plans for the Herb Schmeck coaster that was supposed to be built there before he retired?
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Thursday, June 14, 2007 2:40 PM
The whole LVW development sounds pretty incredible. I noticed though that the wood coaster is not part of the 60-Acre park, but part of "the Beach" development next to the San Diego Wavehouse clone - which means that the surfing ride is different than the main water park? I hope they do wind up building everything in their plan. It really will help the resort stand out from the other hotels in the area.
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Thursday, June 14, 2007 3:20 PM
The project sounds rather ambitious, but if it goes through as planned it'll be really cool.


Craig the Coaster Freak said:
The project will have its own fleet of hydrogen "busses" and vehicles...AND they claim they might produce their own hydrogen?

I suppose if this project is willing to shell out about 1 million dollars for each vehicle then they could do it.


Hydrogen vehicles are not that expensive. We have two hydrogen buses in the Palm Springs area, and the first one was purchased for $600,000.
http://www.fuelcellsworks.com/Supppage1773.html

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Thursday, June 14, 2007 3:55 PM
That's only twice as much as a conventional bus. Not expensive at all! ;)

And until they figure out a way to cheaply get hydrogen from something other than fossil fuels, it isn't really a worthwhile technology right now.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007 3:56 PM
^^^ Sounds incredible, almost to the point of being unbelievable. I'm sure this project will get scaled down somewhat when- and if- it comes to fruition. But it is nice that a wood coaster is being considered in the first place.
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Thursday, June 14, 2007 6:00 PM
I don't have doubts as to this place being built. What resorts here in Vegas didn't sound crazy when they were started? Who would want to spend hundreds of dollars to stay in a casino that looks like New York? Or Paris? Or stay in a castle? How about attending a circus show in the middle of the desert?

It's nothing abnormal at all when you live here that ideas that sound insane anyplace else in the country, or even the world, are the norm.

Myself, I would like to see it, because it's so flipping hot here, we need a water park. :) I will say that the theme park was recently added to the plan, I believe, because when it was initially announced a year or so ago, it was simply a water park.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007 7:30 PM
Well, they certainly are aiming to appeal to everyone. Gotta love the environmental pitch.
It even mentions how the demise of Scandia has left LV w/o a proper FEC (LV mini Grand Prix tries, God love 'em). Personally, I found the water show surprising. Sure, you can add lasers and effects, but Bellagio's will be hard to beat. I wonder if this feature will stay. I agree that Wet will happen, but I'm pretty sure some of the proposals will be shaved off, bumped to expansion projects if at all.

The heat of the desert will cook the woodie if this happens, I suspect. How does the extreme heat affect other desert wood elsewhere? Do they need much more upkeep than their counterparts in milder climate?. At any rate, I suggest they offer free sunscreen and soda to help patrons beat the heat.

BTW, who or what is the world-famous Tarkanian Basketball Academy. Are they like the Harlem Globetrotters?

Bring on the Hidden Riviera! Because toplessness is such a rare thing here... ;)

Seriously, where do I apply? :)

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Thursday, June 14, 2007 7:53 PM
How does the extreme heat affect other desert wood elsewhere?

I posed this on another board...no one seemed to be able to give an example of another wood coaster running in a climate similar to Las Vegas.

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Thursday, June 14, 2007 8:54 PM
^As I read through this thread, I was wondering the same exact thing. I don't know of any other woodies in the same type of climate either.

All I know is that Desperado and Manhattan Express are both extremely rough, IMO, and I can't wonder if it has to do with the constance temperature extremes...even daily temperature extremes.

Fever

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Thursday, June 14, 2007 9:02 PM
Both were like that on opening day. Has little to do with the heat and more to do with the fact that they're from Arrow and Togo, respectively.

Speed is in the same climate and runs just fine.

*** Edited 6/15/2007 1:03:04 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Thursday, June 14, 2007 10:51 PM
I have to agree with mamoosh, speed runs perfectly fine. As for temperature, it seems more feasible for a wooden coaster to be able to be built in Vegas than, say, AZ...... I think with the technique that GG has been using with steel supports, it seems halfway feasible that they could build one....
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Thursday, June 14, 2007 11:16 PM
^Probably. Still, the image "classic wooden coaster" conjures is one devoid of steel. Not saying it isn't possible, just wondering if it's feasible.
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