Opa - Mt. Olympus

Saturday, December 31, 2005 9:36 PM
Has anyone heard any news on this coaster? I havn't seen updates, pictures. Nothing. I would really like to see how this Indoor Theme Park is being built. When I went last summer, there looked like there was no room to expand except behind what is already the Carts and Coasters. Or I must have not been paying much attention. Anyone heard anything?

Thanks

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Sunday, January 1, 2006 1:56 AM
When I was there in July, they were clearing the area behind the waterslides. I think this is the area they are building in.
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Sunday, January 1, 2006 7:42 AM
It will be placed inside the new Parthenon indoor amusement park which will be about 40,000 square feet. It is located kiddie corner to Bay of Dreams indoor waterpark and right behind the new Triton waterslide complex. The building looks weird right now. Kind of like a concrete sided building with a big circus tent over it. (I was just up there yesterday but did not stop to take pics.) I am unsure how they are going to connect it to the indoor waterpark however. If the tent top is a permanent roof structure and it looks like it might be then they might actually have it open by Feb./March but that is a guess.
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Sunday, January 1, 2006 7:03 PM
Yeah, it's a really ugly building. It was rather dark when I drove by last week, so I didn't see much, but 40,000 square feet is not very large. My guess is that Opa will be something like a Zamperla spinning mouse, but I haven't seen anything to back that up yet.

The building is basically located between the Bay of Dreams and the waterslides that were put in last year, or at least that's what it looked like to me.

-Nate

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Sunday, January 1, 2006 7:51 PM
Wow, its going to be small then, becasue I remember that space being incredibly small.
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Sunday, January 1, 2006 8:59 PM
It's really small. For comparison's sake, Camp Snoopy is 300,000 square feet (7.5 times bigger) and the Bay of Dreams indoor waterpark next door is 25,000 sq ft bigger. This is really going to be more like a Jeepers than a full-blown indoor park.

-Nate

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Sunday, January 1, 2006 10:12 PM
Much like Camp Snoopy though if it is something comparable to a spinning mouse they could fit a lot of coaster into a compact spot. Plus, have they mentioned if this park could be a starting point for them, and if it's successful they could find room for expansion down the road.

As far as the coaster is concerned I have to agree with Coasterdude. But, I'm a dad with two little ones, so I'll have fun no matter what.

There website, Mt. Olympus says there will be a "huge" coaster, bumper cars, and kiddie rides. This is in a pop-up on the sites home page. *** Edited 1/2/2006 3:32:06 AM UTC by Floorless Fan***

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Monday, January 2, 2006 12:16 PM
40,000 sq. ft is a building 200 ft wide by 200 ft long. Granted it's not huge, but it's not small either.

BTW, 40,000 sq ft is 0.918 acres.

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Monday, January 2, 2006 12:49 PM
In comparison, a football field (American football) is 57,600 square feet.
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Monday, January 2, 2006 2:35 PM
LOL @ "American football"... :)

How I love the international flavour of the Interweb...


Oh, and Opa! will be a huge hit...two shots of Ouzo and we'll be *spinning*... ;)

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Monday, January 2, 2006 4:46 PM
Canadian Football, Rugby, Soccer. I figured I should specify. :)

Trying not to think like a self-centered American, I suppose. (rolleyes smiley)

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Monday, January 2, 2006 10:23 PM
I think the Europeans (and Asians, and others) appreicate that "Americans" don't all think alike. As an American, I appreciate the right to dissent...while I still have it... ;)

Opa!

Greek football? ;)

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Monday, January 2, 2006 11:03 PM
According to RCDB it will be a spinning mouse.

http://www.rcdb.com/id3386.htm

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