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 www.screamscape.com & 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.
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.
Her are a few good visuals of what the ride may look like:
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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.
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?
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
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...
*** This post was edited by redman822 on 1/17/2003. ***
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.
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.
AB says it will be built, so you can count on it.
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........
yea batwingfan, what happened to all that coaster track you insisted was there?????
batwingfan strikes again....:)
Tim...saying "chalk me up as one who will believe it when he reads it!!" :)
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