New water ride confirmed for SFA in 03

Saturday, January 11, 2003 7:23 AM

Amusement business confirms that a new spinning water rapids style ride by designed by Whitewater West will be coming to SFA for the 2003 season,the same type of ride is also making it's debut at SFAW for 2003 as well.

As for SFA's version it's likely to be placed somewhere in coyote creek near Renegade Rapids & should occupy at least two acres of land according to planning board documents regarding future park expansion when approval for Batwing was requested back in december 2000.

So far no requests for county approval have been submitted yet but I'm sure that the park will begin the process shortly so that construction may begin soon,it looks like I'll be buying a season pass this year. :-)

Although the new ride is not a coaster in a way it's a good attraction because by adding this ride in 03 it means that the next ride that they add will most likely be a new coaster either in 2004 or most likely 2005 & I'm sure most here will not believe this info so just go to & check out the latest updates to see that this is in fact a confirmation & not just specluation & within a few weeks time we should also receive an official announcement from the park as well.

Saturday, January 11, 2003 8:12 AM
I didn't know Six Flags America didn't have a rapids flume...that's interesting. Most parks already have one of these.
Saturday, January 11, 2003 8:56 AM

Currently there are only three water rides in the themepark section,they are Renegade rapids which is your average run of the mill water rapids ride located in coyote creek,Shipwreck falls which is a shoot the chutes ride located in Nantucket & finally Typhoon seacoaster which is kind of like a flume ride of sorts with the added feature of reverser turntables located throughout the course & is located in skull island,right now TSC is the closest thing to a flume ride that SFA's got.

As for this new ride I have yet to see any pics of just what the track system or ride vehicles look like so it's quite difficult to visualize just what the actual ride will be like or how it will operate,I'm wondering if perhaps the "spinning" will be rider controlled because otherwise it sounds too similar to a standard river rapids ride.

Saturday, January 11, 2003 2:36 PM
Just go to BFSFA, or look for pictures of Saw Mill Splash at Adventureland in Des Moines, Iowa. That'll give you a good idea of what the ride might look like.
If you want expensive rides, you're going to pay for them, in one way or another.
Saturday, January 11, 2003 4:17 PM

Her are a few good visuals of what the ride may look like:

[url="" target="_blank">Sample 1

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Sample 3

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Saturday, January 11, 2003 5:08 PM

Thanks for the info & while I was checking out a thread over at sixflagsnews I came across a link that someone posted of the ride manufacturer's website.

From the info that was on the site it looks very much like a standard waterslide,although it can be custom built to operate on flat land like a rapids ride or it can be built more in a traditional flume style.

We'll find out in a few weeks just which type of installation they decide to go with, SFAW is getting the same ride as I mentioned in my original post & they don't have a waterpark(at least that I'm aware of)so I take it that thier's will be a flatland/flume type installation.

Saturday, January 11, 2003 5:55 PM
Astroworld indeed has a waterpark, and a nice looking one at that. I'll be holding my breath for a while I'm afraid before we'll see waterslides as good.
Huss's Land of the Giants—coming somewhere, sometime soon.
Friday, January 17, 2003 8:25 AM
Time to settle this once and for all (at least until February 6th). This is the time to go to the park and get the proof. Is construction going on or not!!! I can't go this weekend (getting ready to put my treehouse on the market) or I would do it. This is the time to support your fellow SFA Troops and get the skinny. All you need to do is go to the parking lot and look around, you don't need to go inside (unless someone is not standing at the gate in the frigid cold temperatures). So let's get those leotards on (aarrgghhh, what an awful thought, some of you guys in leotards) men or are you women!!!
Friday, January 17, 2003 8:29 AM
Never been on Renegade Rapids...closed both visits. Is RR going to be replaced, or is it *virtually SBNO* a la SFMM's Flashback....
Friday, January 17, 2003 8:30 AM

Hey BATWING SFA - what happened to the new coaster you said was coming in 2003? How about all that coaster track you said was at the park?

Friday, January 17, 2003 9:30 AM

Hahaha, Moosh...You are the man with the memory...I'm suprised you don't have the links to the threads where he said that, too

--George H
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...

*** This post was edited by redman822 on 1/17/2003. ***

Friday, January 17, 2003 9:37 AM
ah, reality is a harsh mistress....;)
Friday, January 17, 2003 9:39 AM

redman - I'm too lazy to look 'em up but I remember how certain BATWING was that SFA was getting a coaster in 2003 because they were one of the few parks who had an attendance increase. And then there was the track that "someone he knew" saw at the park.


Friday, January 17, 2003 9:53 AM

for the record............

The ride manufacturer made mention of this in AB, SFA hasn't announced anything publicly yet.

this item should be treated as a rumor until SFA announces.

Friday, January 17, 2003 9:57 AM
I'm pretty sure that if the ride manufacturer has sold the ride to SFA, they're planning on building it. I don't think Whitewater West accepts returns/exchanges. ;-)

AB says it will be built, so you can count on it.


Friday, January 17, 2003 10:18 AM

Superman:ROS sat in the back of the park from late in 1998, and wasn't assembled for another year, so I can assure you, just cause it's bought, don't mean it's a done deal for 2003........

And the Top Spin that was bought and sat at SFA, was to be one of the mid season additions but it never happened, and eventually went elsewhere..

A new ride for next year would be great, I'll believe it when SFA announces........

Friday, January 17, 2003 10:20 AM

yea batwingfan, what happened to all that coaster track you insisted was there?????

Friday, January 17, 2003 12:01 PM

batwingfan strikes again....:)

Tim...saying "chalk me up as one who will believe it when he reads it!!" :)

proud PKD homer :)
(currently a Dorney Park homer though...thanks to college:))

Friday, January 17, 2003 1:53 PM
rollergator, on my visit thre last July RR was open all day.

VisionLand:Home of the Rampage, my #1 woodie!

Friday, January 17, 2003 3:39 PM
If my sources inside the park are correct, the new ride will be in the woods beyond Renegade Rapids in Coyote Creek.

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