Niagara Falls FreeFall Ride

Monday, July 22, 2002 7:08 PM

If any of you people are going to be in Niagara Falls this summer make sure you hit Clifton Hill. They built the new WWE store and there is a freefall ride on top of it. The ride's opening date is set for July 26th. I don't know any stats about the ride but it is built and looks great!

Happy Coastering!

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*** This post was edited by Roxy21 on 7/22/2002. ***

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Monday, July 22, 2002 7:13 PM
Um... its actually the WWE now.

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Monday, July 22, 2002 7:17 PM
Oops. Sorry. On the sign it just looks like a big W and I thought it was still called WWF.

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Monday, July 22, 2002 7:17 PM
Get The "F" out!

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Monday, July 22, 2002 7:19 PM

get the f out, thats hilarious. Reminds me off how face off would be f off without ACE.

Hopefully I'll make it up to SFDL this year and will get to stop by the falls to ride that.

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Monday, July 22, 2002 8:36 PM
I live a half hour from the falls and sfdl. What u wanna know about the ride? I haven't actually seen it, but guess it's very unique and has been held back a lot during construction. It was suppose to be ready for summer. I won't be able to go until at least next yr :( cause im moving.

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Monday, July 22, 2002 10:03 PM
I believe they're calling it "Piledriver," an appropiate name.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 4:24 AM
That would be correct- The WWE Piledriver. I did see a brocure at one time on it. It's gonna be unique somehow, but I'm not sure exactly yet.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 6:07 AM
This would obviously be impossible, but I always thought a great coaster would be one that started above the falls, then travelled right at the water level for a while, then went over the falls with the water. There could be loops or bunny hops off to the side after the drop, and it could end with a lift back to the station.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 6:51 AM

From what I was told, and usually it's wrong... the store itself is supposed to open on July 30th, and the ride wasn't going to be ready until mid August.

As soon as I get back from Clifton Hill again, I'll be sure to post photos, but I don't think I'm going to go unless I know it's opened. I was there 3 times thus far, and the progress is like molasses. It's very, very slow. All other development in that area has surpassed it by far.

I think the original date was late Spring. They even have broschures that advertise a free laserlight show inside every couple hours, and show a picture of the drop tower (even though it's not up yet).

My question is.... cost... how much will that run for a ride, and will it be just a shot up & down, or will it be a couple shots up & down since you're just paying for the single ride (unlike park admission, where it's just a part of the whole).

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 12:57 PM

I was just at Clifton Hill on July 21st.. The ride is built like I said above.

The WWE store is open, and has been for about a week. It's in the "plaza" area next to Rainforest Cafe and The Art and Science of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. There was a sign at the entrance to the ride saying that it was opening on July 26th.

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# of Wicked Twists: 5
Launched only 4 times on Hypersonic XLC, but still hoping for more!

*** This post was edited by Roxy21 on 7/23/2002. ***

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 1:03 PM
I just went to to the falls on 7/27 with my girlfriend we stayed at the sheraton with the wwe right behind it. The drop tower was not operating but WWE was open.
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Sunday, July 28, 2002 1:30 PM
I thought it was slated to be an Intamin Gyro Drop.

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 2:00 PM
Sounds cool. How close is the ride to the falls?

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 2:04 PM
How tall is it?
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Sunday, July 28, 2002 6:35 PM
it is supposed to open the 29th or 30th. three wrestlers are supposed to be there. i think val venis, trish and test. maybe lance storm. i think its around 175. give or take 10 feet. im also pretty sure they take you up and drop you like any other S&S turbo drop
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Sunday, July 28, 2002 7:30 PM
trish!! I'm there

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Sunday, July 28, 2002 9:33 PM
I think Pile Driver is a great name, do you think that S&S would think of a way to put rotating cars on it? I think that it would be cool it takes you up facing normal and it drops you head first.

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Monday, July 29, 2002 7:30 AM

S&S might do it.... but this isn't a S&S ride... this is a Zamperla drop tower, so it wouldn't work.

I'm just wondering how long is the ride? Do you pay 5 bucks to be shot up & shot down... then let out?

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Monday, July 29, 2002 8:27 AM
I went there yesterday. It was quite a surprise, because I totally forgot they had that there. It was fun, although I still prefer Intamin Drops.

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