# 1 coaster fan
Saturday, August 25, 2001 4:22 PM
Marineland is a beautiful park that needs rides badly. I was wondering what company should buy marineland to have more and better rides?
Saturday, August 25, 2001 4:24 PM
That park looks like a 1 time only visit just because of the coaster with the cool inversion thingy. What else do they have there? Maybe CF?
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 5:07 PM
maybe seaworld should buy them since they are already mostly an animal park
Saturday, August 25, 2001 5:16 PM
Actually... Marineland, Canada (I am assuming that is the park you are referring to) doesn't need to be bought out by Sea World or any other franchise. This season was kind of an off-season... it was basically made clear last year.
Why do I mention that? Because starting next season, they are impletimenting phase I & II of their 3 phase plan for their $160 million expansion plans. You got to admit. That is a whole lot of money. More than half is going for new exhibits such as a shark aquarium and other marine life... however, there will be a lot of money left over, and a large sum of that will be used for general park improvements/enhancements such as new rides, and landscaping (let's face it... there's a whole lotta nothing from Dragon Mountain to the Orca show).
I am pretty sure we will see a few flat rides as well as a wooden or Beemer in the very very near future. Just give them a chance to announce their concrete 2002 plans as well as their 2003 phase III plans. I am betting the farm there are new rides on the horizon.
It's now under more pressure anyway to compete because of the many new tourist businesses around the Niagara Falls area!
Saturday, August 25, 2001 7:47 PM
yep, Dawg Byte beat me to it...
"The first phase of the Marine land aquarium complex will be "Shark Encounter" It will be an exhibit devoted to all manner of sharks and stingrays, is scheduled to be completed for the 2002 summer season. The second and third phases, "Ocean Reef," featuring exotic species from the Caribbean, and "Freshwater Fish," are expected to be open by the 2003 season."
This is from a long time ago though, and that is all it really mentioned.
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Saturday, August 25, 2001 11:16 PM
I was just there a couple of weeks ago.
There's a lot of land clearing going on between the ride section and fish pond.
Sunday, August 26, 2001 4:25 AM
well if marineland decides to turn this park around and get another coaster and some flats I might actually go back to the park. Last time I went I was 7 and dragon mountain was my first coaster.
Sunday, August 26, 2001 10:29 AM
Is Dragon Mountain as good as everyone says it is? Is it worth driving 4 hours out of my way?
Sunday, August 26, 2001 10:33 AM
i havent ridden Dragon Mountain myself but it looks like a lot of fun. Im not of driving 4 hours out of the way. But someone who has ridden it will most likely say if it is worth it. i sure do hope they add some type of coaster in the III phase thatd be nice or at least some flat rides.
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Sunday, August 26, 2001 1:13 PM
Dragon Montain is very cool. But its kinda bumpy. I really love tunnels undergound,the Bowtie, and the Helixes. Everytime we go theres like no wait so we get rerides.
Sunday, August 26, 2001 1:22 PM
Dragon Mountain is very cool. I went on it during a family vacation to Canada, and despite the bumpiness, its an awesome terrain coaster.
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Sunday, August 26, 2001 6:01 PM
I rode it a few times last year... it's really no more bumpy than any other Arrow coaster, as true with the Viper at Six Flags Darien Lake.
Is it worth 4 hours of drive to ride it? Hell no!! C'mon... you need a real reason. Unless you plan on hitting Canada's Wonderland or SFDL, then it's definately not worth it. They only have like 7 other rides there. The rest is marine life and some nice zoo animals in a good natural setting. But the rest is just empty park space (which could be put to good use if they hire me as an architect!! :)).
Anyway, save your gas money and miles. It's a great ride, but only if you're in the area for another reason!
Sunday, August 26, 2001 6:09 PM
Dragon Mountain is a nice coaster. The layout is huge but their is a lot of dead spots, I like when you are in the second tunnel and go into the bowtie. Overall, it is a great coaster with a very cool station, but not worth driving 4 hours for.
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