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!
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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.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 2:40 PM
The Great Brit?
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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
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.
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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
^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!

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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'
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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
Yeah, it's a new technology B&M is working on. Who says B&M doesn't inovate?
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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
^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.

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