New Woodie in Oregon?

Thursday, February 27, 2003 7:03 AM
There is a rumor that Thrillville USA in Turner,OR in clearing ground for construction of a new wooden coaster.Anyone heard anything on this? Usually stuff like this is all over the 'net by now.

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 7:24 AM
Oooh oooh! I hope so. From San Diego to Silverwood via Marine World, Thrillville, Puyallup, Enchanted Village, and PNE. The Pacific Northwest could become a woodie Mecca!

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 8:10 AM
Ron - there was a post on RRC about this as well [Google link to thread]. I haven't heard anything from any of my sources but the area sure could use a woodie ;)

Moosh

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 8:58 AM
Moosh, the area has a woody already! ;) I would be thrilled to see this come to fruition, Ron. Where did you hear this?
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Thursday, February 27, 2003 12:50 PM
Rob - Portland has a wood coaster?

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 1:19 PM
Did I say coaster, Matthew?

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 1:23 PM
Boys, boys, doesn't it *ever* get old? ;)
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Thursday, February 27, 2003 1:34 PM
I'll be 38 this year...of *course* it gets old ;)

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 2:08 PM
I will be 37, and it's SPRY SPRY SPRY!;)
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Thursday, February 27, 2003 3:36 PM
I'v e heard this rumor quite a bit in the past. I even heard that the guys who own Thrillville were at the Gravity Grouop booth at the IAAPA show, but I never believe anything until I hear it. I'd love to see Thrillville get a woodie, than I would think about stopping by on my way to Enchanted Forest.

Aaron

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 4:38 PM
But the Gravity Group didn't *have* a booth at IAAPA this year.

Joe, who can't wait for The Great Northwest Trip later this year! Thrill-Ville included :)

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Thursday, February 27, 2003 5:30 PM
What TV doesn't want a woodie?;) But their treatment of the Jet Star from SCBB, known in TV land as The Ripper, leaves much to be desired. Plus the place needs a basic infra-structure first, like plumbing instead of a P-A-P. The past few years, the park has soley added up-charge attractions for thrillseekers, like Turbo Force, Slingshot, Scad Dive, etc. There was talk of a woodie going in right next door at Enchanted Forest, but they are no longer interested........

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Friday, February 28, 2003 5:23 AM

Mamoosh said:
Rob - Portland has a wood coaster?

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There used to be a wooden coaster at Jantzen Beach called the Big Dipper.It was built by Carl Phare,of PNE Coaster fame,in 1928 and demolished in July 1970.I never got to ride this one,but remember seeing it as a child. Photos of this coaster can be seen at www.pdxhistory.com.
Also,Oaks Park had a Harry Traver woodie called the Zip from 1926 to 1934.This was a predecessor to the Cyclone triplets.Photos of this coaster can be found in the "Harry Traver,Legends of Terror"book for those of you forunate enough to possess one.

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Friday, February 28, 2003 7:39 AM
Wow! What a gorgeous park!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love the trolley winding it's way up, the observation tower with the Cascades in the back, and the coaster that circles the park. Boy, if I were a gazillionair, MY Never Neverland would resemble THIS park...and my logo would NOT feature a sad looking baby. :)

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Friday, February 28, 2003 9:15 AM
Hey! I resemble that remark!
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Friday, February 28, 2003 9:24 AM
Wasn't that creepy?

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Friday, February 28, 2003 10:16 AM
Eric, you should check out the pics of the Seattle park, Luna Park as well... What were the various city councils thinking when they closed these beauties??? :(
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Wednesday, March 5, 2003 6:36 AM
According to Ed Roberts,GM of Thrillville,this is not to be.:( This was probably confused with the new EV Timberhawk.But then maybe they are trying to keep quiet about this.

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*** This post was edited by Ronald S. Anderson 3/5/2003 11:37:43 AM ***

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Sunday, March 23, 2003 3:17 PM
I can tell you a little about Enchanted Forest and the woodie. We talked to Mavis Tofte (wife of park builder Roger Tofte) at the Oregon state fair last year. She said they had looked into a woodie, but the maintainence was too much for them to handle "at this time". We then asked about a new dark ride (another rumor I had heard) and she said they were looking into one, but what they were more interested in was a water ride that would let you "shoot at targets". This could be a few different things, but maybe a water Sally dark ride or a Super Saturator type coaster. Who knows. She was very nice and open about everything though, as they always are at EF.

Aaron

PS This conversation took place last summer, so something could have changed since then.

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