Wednesday, December 7, 2005 10:22 PM
All right, I confess not the one that automatically leaps to mind. The one at Castles and Coasters is for sale. http://italintl.com/detail_page.php?record_id=705
This could mean that the trademark for WOF might be granted after all. My question is, why is this being sold? Anyone know the whole story?
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 10:56 PM
Um, lets see. Low riderships. Higher maintenence costs, new direction for the park that does not include lame rides.
It created a marketing hubbub when it and Desert Storm opened, and the name changed to Castles and Coasters.
Times have changed. Look at the Red Devil in North Carolina. Rust and more rust is the trademark. OD Hopkins is gone, and so are the parts.
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 11:07 PM
I'm sorry I did not realize that they had a new marketing and operating strategy. I highly doubt that this is common knowledge as you put it off to be with your first statement. If that is the case why didn't you speak up when we were discussing the patriot trademark for WOF?
Thursday, December 8, 2005 12:26 AM
Actually, the Patriot was a great family coaster IMO. It kept up speed well, and was lots of fun. If another park would pick the coaster up, it would compliment a childrens section in a major park quite well, and doesn't take up much space. I just don't know the figures of what it cost to keep this coaster running as opposed to a normal family coaster. My bet is they just need more space for something new, as they are fairly landlocked at the moment.
Thursday, December 8, 2005 2:20 AM
Nice try, Swoosh ;)
Thursday, December 8, 2005 6:27 AM
Agent Johnson said: Look at the Red Devil in North Carolina. Rust and more rust is the trademark.
Speaking of, Red Devil is actually in fairly good, operable condition. Too bad the same can't be said for the rest of the park.
Thursday, December 8, 2005 7:59 AM
Actually, Matt, I saw this on RRC a couple days ago, so Swoosh Shaddy didn't get me ;).
Thursday, December 8, 2005 9:35 AM
Nor me. The first thing I thought was the OD Hopkins Patriot. :p
Thursday, December 8, 2005 10:12 AM
:) I wasn't trying to "get you". OK maybe I was, but that's besides the point. ;)
Thursday, December 8, 2005 11:23 AM
Well, you almost made me fall out of my chair from shock. Nice work.
Thursday, December 8, 2005 2:59 PM
Doesn't the rust on Red Devil have anything to do with the fact that the park (and therefore, coaster as well) haven't operated in a few years?
Thursday, December 8, 2005 7:04 PM
Oh don't even try to talk common sense into Agent Johnson, he knows everything after all.
Thursday, December 8, 2005 9:33 PM
I bet my career I know more than a male cheerleader.
Thursday, December 8, 2005 10:30 PM
Bad example. Most people do know more than President Bush.
Thursday, December 8, 2005 10:36 PM
Don't mind him GoliathKills. He has resorted to name calling to help build back up his reputation that he destroyed with the first post. Notice how he has yet to answer my question that I poised above. As for calling me a male cheerleader, that is a humorous and ignorant aquisation. It is very obvious that I am in a band uniform in the photo that you are referring to. However someone of "such knowledge" must have already known that.
How does that saying go again....
Thursday, December 8, 2005 10:51 PM
I didn't speak up about WofF because I,me, and myself, am not following the construction or marketing of the Patriot in Kansas City. My park, and staff have basically no interest in that project.
Cedar Fair wants to copyright the name? Whoopadeedoo! Castles N Coasters never did. That is their problem. Not mine, yours, or anyone else here.
OD Hopkins rides rust rust and when they are down, they rust some more. Why? I don't know. I am a buyer, not an engineer. And, for the record, the CNC Patriot opened like 9 months late, and it has been an underacheiver.
Yes, I am wrong. That is a band uniform. But why is your Mom on your back? This is a family site. Please update that track record.
Thursday, December 8, 2005 11:09 PM
Thursday, December 8, 2005 11:21 PM
Oh, its all in fun. Enjoy the bowl.