Park Announcements

Sunday, September 1, 2002 11:48 AM
Just a question. How do parks usually handle their announcements. It seems that we are all waiting to see what our homeparks are doing for this year. Do parks have an anouncement for it's announcement? Don't they give the press some time to get there before making the announcement? Some parks seem to be fairly "sneaky" about giving dates for an announcement. Wouldn't it be to their advantage if people knew? Could someone fill me in? Thanks.
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Sunday, September 1, 2002 1:14 PM
Rumours usually start up about an announcement coming up and they are usually right then the park announces its ride. Most Paramount parks will be announcing any time now besides 2 of them already did. Cedar Fair and Busch Gardens parks in about November and Six Flags usually announce in January to February. It can change however Millennium Force was announced in August 99 I believe and Talon was announced June 00. I hope I helped.
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Sunday, September 1, 2002 2:02 PM
Sit tight, one of the first places you will hear about it is here on CoasterBuzz.

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Cedar Point 2003, and it begins...

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Monday, September 2, 2002 11:09 AM
yeah, considering we have already decided all the stats for Cedar Pont's new coaster, except for the name.

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You want to know what Millenium Force is on a scale from 1-10? Oh, that's easy. A bajillion out of ten.

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Monday, September 2, 2002 11:13 AM
No, we have not decided any of the stats. What in the world would make you think that?

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- Peabody

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Monday, September 2, 2002 1:46 PM
well I wouldn't worry, if a park makes an anouncement someone will more than likely post it here before they finish saying what it is.

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This is roller coaster website, not English 101! If I axidently misspell something, do me a favor and deal with it, I've been out of skool for a long time! :)

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Monday, September 2, 2002 2:54 PM
That's the trouble...people can't just sit tight and wait for the announcement. And yes, it's apparent that Cedar Point's new ride (or one of the three as rumors have been going on around here) is going to be about 438 feet high or some bullcorn like that, so people have already been deciding the stats. I won't put any input about what CP's new coaster could be, other than it's obviously Intamin, but it's too early to say anything else about it, so I wish everybody would just leave it at that until the announcement.

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Long live Six Flags Astroworld!! Ok, you can all laugh now...

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Monday, September 2, 2002 4:11 PM

This was included in an e-mail from my brother who spent this weekend at the point with his family. He worked at the point for 4 years in the mid eighties and has "some" connections. Whether this is true or not, I don't know. I guess we'll find out.

There is track and support posts laying by the Mean Streak and also in the Soak City parking lot for the 2003 thrill ride. Some DJ broke the news on Saturday that it was an Intamin 410' thrill ride that would shoot out of the station, go straight up, then straight down and into a loop and then back to the station. My old boss was doing "damage control" witht he press all day Saturday as nothing has been officially announced. I bet it will be soon!

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