Paramount's Wooden Coasters

Sunday, May 27, 2001 11:45 AM
Why do all Paramount Parks have great wooden coasters except for PGA? Grizzly at PGA is dead last on most wooden coaster lists.

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Shootmamas
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 11:58 AM
Given it's location and competition, Paramount's Great America can't be doing with being the third best Paramount park after King's Island and King's Dominion. A good wooden coaster would help this park a great deal.

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Sunday, May 27, 2001 1:04 PM
The Grizzly is just a botched attempt at a wooden family coaster, no airtime hills, slow turns and as rough as I don't know what. Since then, it's just been cheaper for the park to build mediocre steel thrills. With all the extra wood it takes to build a safe wooden coaster in California, PGA has just been lazy IMO, not wanting to deal with the headache of another wooden coaster.

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Too much is simply NOT ENOUGH...
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 1:12 PM
I dunno, I'm not talking about grizzly here, but in all wooden coasters in general, but I think how a wooden coaster shakes violently is one of the best things about it. I mean, Sometimes it gets really annoying hearing all these people saying that a wooden coaster is too rough, They're supposed to be rough! If you want smooth, ride a B&M or something...


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"Where art thou Deja Vu?"
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 1:20 PM
Mindbender2004- I think roughness adds to a coaster experience also. Texas Giant and the Rattler were both very rough and bumpy, but I loved them both. They were great, intense rides! Psyclone, however, which is supposedly similar to Grizzly, is very annoying. It slowly goes through turns and drops, just bouncing up and down. It hurts and it gets you no where. I'm not being a wimp, I actually like to be beat up on a ride a little. The roughness on Psyclone is just boring, though. On some rides the roughness adds to the experience, on others, it detracts.

Now that PGA has competition from Marine World, they had better do something fast. Marine world has two extremely great world class coasters, and more coming. PGA has to get with the program and put in some good wood! Also, if I'm correct, Grizzly was built before Paramount bought the park. Can anyone verify that?
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 1:28 PM
saviour, the Grizzly was built in 1989, so no, it wasn't built before Paramount bought it. I just think it's funny that all the other Paramount Parks have really great woodies, but PGA is just the odd one out. PGA really does have pressure from SFMW. They are introducing at least one new ride a year, and ROAR at SFMW is an extremely good ride. PGA has to get with the program!

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Shootmamas
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 1:37 PM
PGA {my home park!) Really needs wood but, the park is losing GP intrest to SFMW. I can tell this beucase school field trip destenations are starting to head to SFMW. PGA needs a big time attention getter coaster, a woodie is not the fit unforinally. A big B&M or Hyper is what gets people in parks! When Top Gun came along PGA became a big time thrill destenation for Nocal resdents. Same with Vortex. Not so much with Stealth? Why cause SFMW got Medusa, a B&M. :)

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My Signature doesn't Suck
anymoore!
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 1:47 PM
From what I'm hearing, the park will get a new S&S ride for next year. I'd love to see a CCI in this park as well, something along the lines of Wild Adventure's Cheetah. And just to clarify, Grizzly is rough and boring, an unforgivable combination.

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Too much is simply NOT ENOUGH... *** This post was edited by OutKast on 5/27/2001. ***
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 1:50 PM
PGA is my homepark too, and they really need a good attraction. Stealth was a ride with lots of hype surrounding it, but not worth 17 million. An S&S Thrust Air and a new B&M have to be there in order to have people go to PGA instead of SFMW

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Shootmamas
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 9:10 PM
Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't 1992 when Paramount bought the parks from Taft Entertainment. Doesn't that put Grizzly pre-paramount?
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 11:06 PM
you're probably right. excuse me for my mistake

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