New Additions for SFNO ???

Sunday, September 19, 2004 7:42 PM
Now that SFAM has had a new waterpark announced . Will SFNO be getting anything , SFNO management and City Council helped stop a new Waterpark that was being considered in a suburb of New Orleans with the intent of building a waterpark themselves..We have heard nothing from SFNO nor the City of N.O. Will SFI have money left over for a waterpark Expansion in New Orleans. The Zephers Baseball team would have built a $8 Mill Dollar WP. How much is SF willing to dish out and when might we hear an announcement from them??? Waiting and Hoping for any info !!!
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Sunday, September 19, 2004 11:48 PM
You're thinking of SFGRAM,not SFA as the park that has announced plans to build a new waterpark,although there's been a lot of speculation on the web regarding SFA possibly relocating their waterpark,or rehabbing it for the upcoming season.

As for SFNO I havn't heard anything solid at all yet & so far SFGRAM & SFGRADV are the only two parks confirmed at this point to be actually adding anything...that doesn't mean SFNO won't see anything new either we'll just have to wait & see.

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Monday, September 20, 2004 12:14 AM
SFGAm has confirmed a waterpark that will cost ~$35 million. They are the only park that has officially confirmed anything. As SFGAdv is already starting construction on an Intamin coaster, it's just a matter of time before they announce their 2005 attraction. Chances are, SFGAdv's coaster will cost no more than $25 million. SFI's 2005 budget is $125 million so after these twwo attractions, that leaves at least $65 million. With that amount of money, you can be pretty sure at least a few parks will be making announcements for major rides for 2005. SF tends to announce new attractions later than most other chains so wait until parks close for the season before you really start worrying that your home making an announcement. If you're like us here at SFA, you may be as far away as six months before you even hear anything (SFA tends to announce in late Feb/early Mar). Just be patient. It's still early...

If you can't stand the heights, get out of the line.

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Monday, September 20, 2004 7:52 AM
Sorry about the typo, I know that it would take somewhat as long to build a waterpark down here. So one would think a announcement would be forthcoming soon and not until Feb, That would not leave enough time to build and install for Spring of 2005. A new Water park on the Gulf coast will start aggresive advertising soon for its park. Six Flags kinda crimped the metairie park by the Zephyrs Baseball team and don't know if they are out of the running, one would have to think if SF doesn't announce a water park soon that the Zephyrs Organization would aggressively try to get their waterpark back in gear with a poor outlook on the N.O. City council and City of N.O. taking a direct hit for hampering their efforts on advice from SFNO on a promise of a Waterpark on their agenda. The Zephyr waterpark was rumored to be around $8 mil Only time will tell????
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Monday, September 20, 2004 12:12 PM
Most of the time announcements are made sometime after construction has actually begun,take SFGRADV for example:we already know about their new coaster(since june or july) but the majority of the local population doesn't know just yet what type it is so the park just announces a little later that's all.

Coasterlover:on the average we usually get an official announcement from SFA by early to mid february,superman was the only ride I can recall being announced in mid march by the park while Batwing was announced as early as february 15th of 01.

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Monday, September 20, 2004 4:36 PM
SFNO is getting SFGAm's Shockwave and turning it into a water ride.
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Monday, September 20, 2004 4:52 PM
Just for everyone's info, there is a sign in D.C. Comics that claims there will be at least one new attraction in 2005 (possibly/probably replacing the Batman show). There has been speculation on fansites whether or not that's the only thing the park will be getting. The D.C. Comics thing is probably not a waterpark as there's no room there for one and D.C. comics sounds like a weird place to put one (then again you can't put anything past Six Flags in their ride or attraction placement). *** Edited 9/20/2004 8:59:40 PM UTC by Cameraman***
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Monday, September 20, 2004 7:25 PM
Hmmm...an Aquaman theme has yet to be used in a SF waterpark correct?
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
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Tuesday, September 21, 2004 12:11 AM
While Rob is joking about SFGAm's Shockwave, it still makes me wonder what will come of this coaster.

The ride was dismantled in a way that it sits on a hill with its supports and track separated evenly waiting to either be re-located to another SF park or be sold off.

If Shockwave was to be scrapped, it would have been melted down by now.

I am hoping this coaster gets a new home soon because it's an "eyesore on the hill". :)


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2004 1:24 AM
BullGuy's avatar Well, the old Indiana coasters sat in a field for a while before they were scrapped. It doesn't look like there's much interest in Shockwave, be it for the negative image it apparantly has, or the amount of space it takes up. As much as I would love the ride to be re-located, I don't think it will. The parks that usually get hand-me-downs just don't have room for a ride of it's size.

-Mark
Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2004 8:07 AM
>D.C. Comics thing is probably not a waterpark as >there's no room there for one and D.C. comics >sounds like a weird place to put one

Cameraman,
I thought i already cleared that up on the other site. Maybe i didn't.
The new attrraction in DC is an attraction all to itself in the dc area and will not be part of the waterpark.
The waterpark will be located somewhere else.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2004 10:11 AM
Shockwave will get relocated, its just a matter of time. Whether its new home will be a SF park or not is another story.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2004 11:34 AM
Bullguy brings up a good point about the old indiana coasters as well as SW just sitting there at SFGRAM for quite a while before it either gets sold or scrapped.

Take SFA as an example....the defunct python shuttle loop has been sitting in a field just to the north of Batwing ever since they took it out in 99,you'd figure they would've found another park to ship it to by now & yet they've still got the thing just sitting there even after 5 or 6 seasons.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2004 12:11 PM
How many coasters does SF have in storage? I know of:

SFA Python

PGA Tidal Wave

SFGAm Shockwave

Opryland Steamin' Demon (or whatever the bobsled was called)

Opryland Chaos

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Tuesday, September 21, 2004 6:10 PM
It's the Screamin' Delta Demon Rob.
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
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Tuesday, September 21, 2004 8:33 PM
Excalibur from SFAW is being stored at Frontier City. Unfortunatly it was damaged when being removed and will probably never be used again. But it is just sitting there.....
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Tuesday, September 21, 2004 9:55 PM
Speaking of Frontier city aren't they supposedly removing their nightmare coaster at the end of this season?
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Tuesday, September 21, 2004 11:08 PM

calcajun said:
>D.C. Comics thing is probably not a waterpark as >there's no room there for one and D.C. comics >sounds like a weird place to put one

Cameraman,
I thought i already cleared that up on the other site. Maybe i didn't.
The new attrraction in DC is an attraction all to itself in the dc area and will not be part of the waterpark.
The waterpark will be located somewhere else.


Oh I definitely know that. I was just informing other people here that it won't be the waterpark (and some reasoning behind it). Many people here aren't familiar with the park's layout or what's going on at this park. Heck, at one point someone even spread a rumor that Shockwave was coming to DC Comics and there just ain't no way I see that going there... So for the LAST time it ISN'T Shockwave! :)

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004 9:32 AM
I forgot all about Excaliber. Too bad, I hear it was a great mine train.
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Thursday, September 23, 2004 2:48 PM
Yeah they really messed Excalibur up during the relocation process,however the main problem is that the track was actually welded together rather than bolted together during it's original construction.

I really have my doubts about any major rides going into other parks next year(unless they're relocated ones) due in part to SFGRADV's new ride,which if it is taller than TTD will have a much higher price tag.....thus taking even more money away from the other parks that could benefit more than SFGRADV from a new ride.

SFGRADV's ride may very well prove to be the nail in SF's financial coffin especially if this thing is prone to the down time that TTD has seen so frequently,especially when you stop & think about it for the cost of this one coaster...plus whatever else they may get with it that money would've been better spent on 4 or 5 coasters for the parks that REALLY NEED them.

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