0-60 in 1.1 seconds sounds pretty fast. Doesn't sound like your standard S&S drop, (I realize that this isn't S&S). Anyone know if this is faster than most drop towers?
"Then, instead of dropping to the ground, the car is forced to the ground"
To me that sounds like more than freefall, no?
I earlier posted the tulsa world information which you can find here:
http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=39517 *** Edited 9/24/2004 11:36:39 PM UTC by Zingo***
(not a math genius, just a dorky engineer)
I'll try to ask Robby the next time I see him to help clarify, but I'm sure the information that was given to Tulsa World and KOTV is the "official" stats.
Also, I'm wondering, doesn't Bells make a ton of money from the state fairs every year? Wouldn't they have enough to make a small but MUCH LONGER coaster than the one proposed many years ago.. whilst still making it mostly enclosed?
likewise, is there any reason they went with a meidocrely sized tower? Yeah I mean, a 200 footer wouldn't contrast well with everything else, but it would sure bring the crowds in, theoretically making up for the costs, wouldn't it?
However, it is only planning that it would be in violation of not any law, so technically all that needs to be done is have the Oklahoma Court hear the case.
Yes Bells makes at least 1/3 of its yearly profit in the week and a half that the Tulsa State Fair is in session. Last year's fair run was a bad year for Bells, so this is why you are seeing this new ride being built now. The fair is also the reason why you don't see the park looking at relocating.
I do know the City of Jenks has an area reserved by the river for a theme park type attraction. The Oklahoma Aquarium is already open in Jenks and is bringing in larger numbers than expected. A new retail complex with an indoor water park is proposed for the area, hotels are being built and the Cherokee Nation is planning on building a huge "family" entertainment complex in the same area. It would be a perfect area for Bells to relocate, but apparently they are not interested. Maybe Holiday World could build a sister park here - I bet the City of Jenks would even help with the financing - they could theme it to be like an old "Mark Twain" type river town.
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