Not looking good for The Wildcat at Adventure Park U.S.A.

Saturday, October 7, 2006 2:03 AM
According to an article linked from Screamscape, The Wildcat that was formerly at Williams Grove may not see operation in Maryland. You see, the idiots at the F.E.C. near Frederick didn't apply for permits and twice ignored stop construction orders. So now they may have to tear the coaster down again to please the locals (who also weren't crazy about the 44ft. height) and government officials.

If they can't use it, maybe they can ship it down the road to SFA, a park that desparately needs a family coaster.

By the way, I would've submitted this to news, but I figured that someone would've gotten to it already, or it wasn't deemed important enough.

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Saturday, October 7, 2006 8:29 AM
Here is another article that was on the local news I-Fan. In it the owner says he was told the coaster was portable and portable rides didn't need approval from the county or city and that the state would inspect the ride.

http://snipurl.com/yeg3

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Sunday, October 8, 2006 1:06 PM
SFA desparately needs a family coaster? Despite its name, Wild One is perfect for families.
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Sunday, October 8, 2006 2:20 PM
I wouldn't debate that Wild One is good for families, however it's a wood coaster, and not everyone likes wooden coasters. Even though W.O. is relatively smooth, it's still a forceful ride. Wild One is also almost 100ft. vs the Wildcat's 44ft. That could be a deal-breaker to a young kid.

I just visited Great Adventure last week and they have Runaway Mine Train, Skull Mountain, and Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train, which everyone can ride and of course they're made out of steel. None of the rides come close to matching the lift of Wild One. And none of these coasters approach the speed of Wild One, which again, can be a deal-breaker for a young kid.

I just want to see something like a mine-train or wild-mouse added at the park in the future.

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Sunday, October 8, 2006 3:44 PM
Amen! I-Fan! Amen! I would love a spinning Wild Mouse.
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Sunday, October 8, 2006 4:50 PM

Intamin Fan said:
According to an article linked from Screamscape, The Wildcat that was formerly at Williams Grove may not see operation in Maryland. You see, the idiots at the F.E.C. near Frederick didn't apply for permits and twice ignored stop construction orders. So now they may have to tear the coaster down again to please the locals (who also weren't crazy about the 44ft. height) and government officials.

The ride is portable and under the states jurisdiction, the IDIOTS are in the local government, who haven't got a clue what they in charge of, and what they're not in charge of. With the states blessing it "could" open any day...

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Sunday, October 8, 2006 7:10 PM
Hey people, have you seen Adventure Park USA? It's in the middle of no where. It's located on Highway 70 with NOTHING in the surounding areas and the closest exit is right near the park. And really, is only for the park. The next exit isn't for atleast 10 miles down the road.
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Sunday, October 8, 2006 8:18 PM
Colin, where I will agree with you is that there's nothing surrounding the park. Where I won't agree with you is that there's nothing in the surrounding areas. Cross over to the other side of I-70 to the exit going west and there's a lot of development. My friend lives in Lake Liganore (which is about ten minutes or so away from the park) and there are hundreds, if not thousands of houses back there. New Market also has a long antique row which is approximately parallel to Adventure Park.

Sixflagskindgadka, I didn't originally know that the ride was considered portable, however, if someone tells you to stop construction on something not once but twice, you follow orders. I want to see the coaster open up just as much as anyone else (I saw the track in the parking lot in June), as it would give me a good reason to visit the park.

The irony is that I may have already ridden it as a kid at Busch Gardens!

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Sunday, October 8, 2006 8:48 PM

Intamin Fan said:if someone tells you to stop construction on something not once but twice, you follow orders.

If you're building a ride that the state has jurisdiction over, and the county says stop?

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Monday, October 9, 2006 5:59 AM
Colin,

Your way off base on your analysis of where AdvPUSA is at. Before long, there will be a industrial park/office park that surrounds the place.

I agree Ka! The State has jurisdiction, but you probably should've stopped construction until things have gotten sorted out.

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