Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2004 8:04 AM | Contributed by Swoosh
Midwest Information Guide has posted new photos of the deconstruction of BuzzSaw Falls at Silver Dollar City. The ride is being removed to make room for their 2005 project, which is said to be a "Blast in the Wilderness." BuzzSaw Falls was the first hybrid coaster of its type in the US, combining rollercoaster with rapids ride technology.
This is so sad and at the same time so exciting! I'm honestly not sure how to feel. I personally liked BSF. Either way I trust SDC and I'm sure this ride will be amazing! I also quite like the line. A Blast In The Wilderness! Screams AWESOME to me! O God 2005 better hurry its way here!*** This post was edited by Wildfire01 4/14/2004 8:58:58 AM ***
Zero-G, it was a number of things. The combination of roller coaster and water ride was not as popular as they had hoped. It turns out that the people in south missouri either love water rides and hate rollercoasters (or vice versa). There is no happy medium. That combined with the maintenance problems (you remember the problems that they had when they first tried to open it) and you have yourself a mess. It will be missed and I agree with you statement 100%, there is a lot more room in that park and their reasons for taking it out (there are more) IMHO don't recitify them removing it. BUT, it is their park.
I am SO happy I got to ride BSF when I did...sure, there were problems with it, but it was SUCH a good combo ride....the theming mighta been lacking some, but I preferred the RIDE portion to my JtA by quite a bit...
The picture with the caption saying that these looked like "motors" from Mr. Freeze - Was this a joke, sarcasm, etc.? Those look an awful lot like parts to water pumps, very similar to those I've seen on other water rides.
I don't understand the "low popularity" claim. When I was there in July, Buzz had the longest line of any ride except for the Waterboggan, which alwaus moves slow. I know the capacity on Buzz is far less than that of Wildfire, but there was like 10 times as many people in line for NuzzSaw Falls than for Wildfire. Andy everyone coming off it seemed excited and wanted to ride it again. Personally, I loved it. Man, I'm glad I finally made it back to SDC in time to ride it, but now that they've taken it away, I may have been better off never knowing what a great ride it was.
What a painful year for coaster enthusiasts. Orient, Herc and Buzz...RIP.
bigboy, you are correct in the comment as being sarcasm. I have changed the caption as so many people have been emailing me saying "blah blah blah not LIMs blah blah blah." Honestly the construction site was so boring that I thought writing a caption like that would make people go "Hey here's something that is finally interesting." Come on people think, would they really have LIM motors out this early in construction? I would imagine that they would be one of the last things to arrive. :)
Put my name on the list of those that thought it was a fun ride. I had heard negative reviews of the ride once it was open so I was surprised to find out how much fun it was to ride, even though I only got to ride it a few times.
Intamin was my guess because from the survey it said that water was incoporated but you know how plans and concepts are. But hey, there is always room for wishful thinking. If any park in the US gets one of those things and its themeing is on the same scale of atlantis adventure im on my way to that park!!!
I heard the S&S thing on another thread here either way it goes the park is gonna get a great coaster!! But how can a launch be a "family" launch...........will it be accelerated at less than 1 g's cause thats the only way i think a family launch coaster can be deemed as one. Remember incredible hulk has a 1 g launch and thats still powerful.