Patriot Goes Vertical!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 11:47 PM
Well they sure aren't wasting time on this project. Yesterday there was nothing, today there is about 8-10 supports up. If they continue to move at this speed they should have the ride complete by middle January.

Worlds of Fun has on the Patriot site a webcam

To get a better idea of what they are working on, Jive took some pictures from Worlds of Fun Avenue.

All I can say is that it is an exciting weekend in KC with HAUNT starting and the construction going on. :)

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 11:18 AM
very exciting in deed
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 11:25 AM
As always, thanks for the update Swoosh!
Fever I really enjoy the Simpsons. It's just a shame that I am starting to LOOK like Homer.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 11:44 AM
OMG. Look at the shape and color of those supports. This coaster is really going to suck. Big time.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 11:49 AM
Yeah, I'm going to go ahead and say I don't care about colors. They just don't matter at all.

I'm just waiting for the British loyalist coaster from SFStL as a counter.


Down is the new up.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 2:40 PM
The Great Brit?
2005 visited: PCW, PKI, CP, MFI, MIA, Knoebel's, Dorney, Hershey, PKD, BGW, USF, IOA, BGT 2006 planned: Holiday World, Kennywood, Indiana Beach, SFKK, Lake Compounce, SFNE, La Ronde, Hershey, SFGAd. and more!
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 3:53 PM

Rob Ascough said:
OMG. Look at the shape and color of those supports. This coaster is really going to suck. Big time.

I can understand not liking the color of a ride, but what is wrong with the shape of the supports?
And how do either of these two things mean that this coaster is going to suck?

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 3:58 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Railblazer - Rob was poking fun at the enthusiasts who do make comments such as that. He wasn't serious.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 5:30 PM
Its exciting for them since they havent really got a coaster in a few years, and also another one that is marquee, that is very encouraging so lets hope it keeps going to the day its hype comes.

Resident Arrow Dynamics Whore

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 6:43 PM
Even though I have little to no interest into going to WOF, I actually think the ride looks like it will be a hella lot of fun. I may be in the minotiy, but I really liked Silver Bullet....
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 11:17 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^LMAO, Rob.

Don't forget the name sucks as well as the colors. That's what REALLY makes a coaster ya know. ;-)

-Tina

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 11:24 PM
I agree.. Silver Bullet was very underrated, IMO.

I can't wait to ride Patriot next year!


"Life's What You Make It, So Let's Make It Rock!"
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 11:44 PM
I love how the Missouri parks all take turns building coasters so that I have something to do in the off season.
  • 2002 - Celebration City Constructions
  • 2003 - Orient Deconstruction/Spinning Dragons
  • 2004 - PowderKeg
  • 2005 - Patriot

Who says Missouri isn't a "booming" coaster state?

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Thursday, September 22, 2005 12:17 AM
I have some close up photos that I took today at Worlds. They can be seen here: http://www.worldsoffun.org/photo_gallery.asp?whicharea='Worlds%20of%20fun'&subarea='2006%20New%20Ride%20Construction'
Jeff Mast -www.ThemeParksMagazine.com
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Thursday, September 22, 2005 12:28 AM
Jeff's pictures can be seen here. That link should work as the one above does not.

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Thursday, September 22, 2005 12:36 AM
Um, Rob? Don't you know you're supposed to (required by enthusiast law) add a smiley or winky when you're being sarcastic?

Oh, and, uh, I think Patriot is going to suck. I mean, it has a strip on it...

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Thursday, September 22, 2005 2:51 PM
That stripe is just a power strip so that it can power the train through the ride. DUH! ;)

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Thursday, September 22, 2005 3:30 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Yeah, it's a new technology B&M is working on. Who says B&M doesn't inovate?

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Friday, October 14, 2005 4:23 AM
Has anyone gotten any more shots of the progress?
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Friday, October 14, 2005 4:43 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar ^MIG: http://midwestinfoguide.com/worlds/patriot/101305/

Hey Swoosh, I'm heading down to Worlds of Fun this afternoon. You going to be around by chance? I'm going down to Eureka on Saturday.


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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