I wouldn't say that a Volaire is a bad addition to the park. Having been on TFC at Elitch Gardens, it may have not been the best flying coaster in the world... but it wasn't a horrible experience. Why can't you just be glad that PCW is investing money on a new attraction, when the amusement business hasn't been so hot this year?
....nice, Shaggy....throw us a bone with no meat on it why don't ya....;)
Haven't ridden the SFEG flyer, so I can't comment on the *ride experiece*.....the Kite Flyer, which seems to have very similar restraints, was a bit hard on the Adam's apple (and mine as well)...;) The real concern I have in terms of putting this coaster in this park is one of *capacity*....
Of course, I've yet to invade Canada to get to PCW, but next year is looking very possible... ------------------ "The robot mafia is running numbers?" "Well, nothing fancy, mostly just ones and zeroes"...;)
Although I dont go to the park often at all, I dont think this is the right addition to the park. Canadas Wonderland is a huge park that gets massive crowds and lives near 2 densly populated areas (Buffalo and Toronto). After not recieving a coaster for many years, dont you think they deserve something a bit less "sub standard"?
My bets are that the Arrow Looper are leaving.
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It would be fun if whatever PCW was removing went to PKI. Then we could have this string of PCW->PKI->PGA->PC. Where does PKD fit into this picture? ;)
It does seem that SkyRider or Dragon Fire would be the biggest candidates if this was a coaster removal. I hope both stay or get relocated though as I've heard Dragon Fire is the first (maybe only) Arrow coaster to have corkscrews going to the right instead of left and I really want to ride the "best TOGO still operating in North America".
The Volare looks like great fun, but capacity issues are something I'm wondering about as well. If I were Paramount, this is the type of addition I would pair up like a Face/Off-Drop Zone ticket in '99 even if this would be to a lesser extent. Volare/Flying Skooters... :-/
As a PCW seasons pass holder I have mixed emotions about this ride.
1. Thank god we're finally getting a new roller coaster, and now I won't have to travel hundreds of miles to ride a flying coaster.
2. I was really hoping for something a little on the larger and more intense side. And I also think that this ride will get a long line early in the day just like the wild mouse coaster because of low capacity.
Overall, I give PCW 1 out of 2 thumbs up.
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Roller coasters are more than just rides, they're a reason for living
The rumored ride for removal at PCW is not a coaster...
I expect we will know something within the next few weeks from PKI.....
PKD basically gave away ONE of their new for 2004 secrets at the ACE Coaster Con earlier this summer. I am surprised PKD locals have not commented on construction lately. Get those trigger fingers ready folks.
I highly doubt.... HIGHLY doubt..... HIGHLY DOUBT that PGA is getting any of PKI's cast off waterpark slides.
The only thing PKD is getting is a scooby doo dark ride from sally corp.,unless Shaggy knows something that the rest of us don't?
As for PCW,I think it's about time they added a coaster(albeit a small one) because they've added so many major flats over the last few seasons,I do find it strange that Paramount is so busy removing/relocating rides for 04,I guess it's not just an SF thing anymore & the economy must've taken it's toll on them as well as SF,only not as hard.
Great! Sounds like "PKD 2004" could be "PKI 2003". I have no complaints about any of the eastern Paramount Parks. Brilliant strategy and additions for next season as far as I can see. A waterpark seems like a good move for PGA, but I question losing two coasters in a year. Paramount's a business and they know what they're doing, so I take the question back, lol. Stealth to PC is an idea that I don't mind and actually makes me want to visit the park more. I thought they would be getting a Giant Frisbee this year.
PCW should have the most coasters in the entire chain next year with 13 unless PKI gets a Setpoint Swing Thing. If you've seen the full queue of Beastie, Ghoster Coaster, and Reptar on the weekends and various other days, you would probably wouldn't think it was a bad idea to add one. I have nothing to back that up though, just Gator putting ideas into my head. ;)
As far as PKD goes, I really think its kinda early to make any guesses about what that park is getting. I mean, I used to work on staff there, and as of the time I left for school (last Saturday), even the staff hadn't received any word on what was going in next year (although there was a note that we would be finding out in two weeks...so one week from now). And unless I'm really missing something, from the time I spent down in the bottom of the park, I never noticed any construction....so that could be the reason that none of the PKD regulars have said anything.....its just not obvious.
Seriously though, I really wouldn't object to a Scooby Doo ride (sorta like carowinds??) and/or a giant flat. I think PKD could use a capacity eating ride, like a hyper, but hey, I will take what I can get.
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Olo- not sure of the hourly capacity, but it can't be that high. The ride is supposed to feature (according to Zamperla specs) 7, 4-passenger ride vehicles. Top speed is 25.7 mph. I have not ridden SFEG's Flying Coaster so I do not know what kind of ride to expect... but it sure does look unusual!
ray p. (who would probably guesstimate the Volares capacity @ 700-800 pph or less in a perfect world)