Wednesday, November 17, 2004 10:02 AM
Martin & Vleminckx, french canadian company who refurbish and install rides lists a few new projects for 2005:
1- They're the ones installing Kingda Ka, which is the same thing they did with Top Thrill Dragster.
2- Visionland bought the Vekoma Boomerang from Sydney Wonderland and they're installing it.
3- Retrack Yankee Cannonball at Canobie and refurbish the three woodies at GL.
4- Minor... but oh so important for La Ronde... they're getting rid of the structure of the SBNO Cable Cars. Its was SBNO since 1996 or 1997.
http://www.martin-vleminckx.com/mv_en/work_in_progress.htm *** Edited 11/17/2004 3:02:53 PM UTC by Absimilliard***
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 10:39 AM
I'm just glad to see that The Villain is in their hands. Blue Streak has been like a new ride since they got their hands on it.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 11:30 AM
They did *amazing* work on Gwazi, and are apparently installing the new wood down at Cypress....I'd trust them with MY wood....:)
Great to hear about Visionland, NOW I have a reason to go to RRR this coming year...;)
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 11:50 AM
I think I speak for all of us GL locals by saying "Huzzah!!!"
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 12:19 PM
...so the Gl locals are pirates? ;)
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 12:32 PM
Interesting that they have Big Dipper listed when it wasnt announced. I hope they have some other surprises for us pertaining those woodies. Are those Hercules PTC trains still laying around? ;)
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 12:39 PM
Too bad about the skyride at LaRonde. The ride looked quite unique from the pictures I've seen.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 1:18 PM
XFlight - one of Herc's PTCs is sitting in Knott's backlot, to be used as spare parts for Ghsotrider's three trains.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 1:43 PM
Why to not look into the future CF! Jeez! Oh well, I wish that company could plan a little better! ;) *** Edited 11/17/2004 6:44:59 PM UTC by XFlight***
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 2:22 PM
I was under the impression that the park was going to do some minor work on Villain, not an outside company (as is the case with RWB and Big Dipper). Interesting.
Too bad that long-suggested "restoration" of the Lake Compounce Wildcat to it's original Herb Schmeck specs isn't listed again, although the two years it was listed it never resulted in much of anything.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 3:16 PM
...so the Gl locals are pirates? ;)
Either that or medieval faire dorks.
I lunge at Snoopy with my +3 sword!
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 4:48 PM
Mehits ok for La Ronde, iw onder if their are going to demolish it totally or redo it. If they redo, it'll go well witht he new kiddie place.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 5:47 PM
It's nice to see that Canobie is taking good care of their wood, even though last year Yankee Cannonball was running as smooth as ever. It would really be great if when they retrack the ride they lowered the last couple of bunny hills because they provide absolutely no airtime, but that's just my wishful thinking.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 6:30 PM
The other Hercules train is at MIA I believe.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 6:34 PM
Actually I think the other Herc train is at Knoebles. Wasn't the lead car what Dick was driving around in this year?
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 6:49 PM
No. The train that Knoebels has is the OLD train from the Wolverine Wildcat. The year that Shivering Timbers was built, Michigan's Adventure bought an all new train for Wolverine Wildcat.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004 6:57 PM
D'oh. I knew that already...I recall how it spawned rumors when Dick brought it to the park. My bad ;)
Monday, November 22, 2004 10:51 PM
Forgive me if this was already mentioned, but M&V are also manufacturing and installing the flying scooters at Cypress Gardens. There is an M&V ad in the latest Amusement Today, and it shows their scooter ride with the Cypress Gardens logo on them. You can also see it listed on this
page of the M&V website (scroll all the way to the bottom). I just thought all of our flyer-freaks might be interested to know that there are now 2 companies making these!
- Aaron K