PCW to get Zamperla Volare

Friday, August 22, 2003 10:54 AM
"They are removing the two kiddie rides between the Kingswood theatre and Top Gun. The Volare will go in there. Whale of China will be re-located where the other ride is being sold. "

I heard some time ago that Jet Scream was on it's way out at PCW and the new coaster will reside there. Curious to see what happens.

"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. "

When I was at PKD in June, construction had already begun on one of the 2004 attractions in the area of the former kiddie parachute drop in HB and in the vacant area near Avalanche's entrance. Quite noticible and I am sure it has progressed since then.

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*** This post was edited by Shaggy 8/22/2003 2:55:47 PM ***

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Friday, August 22, 2003 2:25 PM
I find this announcement a bit bewildering cause I remember a specific report that some of the higher-ups went to SFEG to ride The Flying Coaster, and found it not to their liking. I guess they changed their minds.

I'm hoping Shaggy is right and they place it in Jet Scream’s location. That is, by far, the least popular ride at the park and that spot is kind of a dead zone as is (let alone with nothing there.) Also, having the ride partially over water should make the ride a little more interesting.

Andrew "Hoping for Something big for the 25th Anniversary" Siebert

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Friday, August 22, 2003 3:58 PM
While it's great that PCW is getting another coaster, as others of you have mentioned, I just don't see it being the best choice.

It has been brought up that the capacity is too low, and I agree, that's something PCW REALLY needs, some good capacity coasters, the Vekoma's don't seem to be pulling it off.

Also, I would almost consider the Volare to be a wild mouse type coaster, which they already have, how many more compact coasters are they going to put in? I mean, come on, Skyrider, Top Gun, Dragon Fyre, Silver Streak, Wild Beast, The Fly, and now the Volare (not considering kiddie coasters.)

One thing that PCW needs desperately is a truly thrilling, big steel coaster. Something out of the ordinary, it's sad when people tell you in the Q of Top Gun that it is the greatest coaster they ever rode.

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Friday, August 22, 2003 4:22 PM

Koaster King said:
The Volare looks like great fun, but capacity issues are something I'm wondering about as well.


I got to ride SFEG's Flying Coaster a couple of weeks ago. I was surprised at how well the capacity is. While the ride had a full line, we never stopped moving. The way that coaster loads and unloads is pretty cool. The trains rarely stop during loading and unloading.

While I am sure the ride will do well at PCW, I won't be in any hurry to ride it unless they modify the track or restraints. I tried my best to figure out a way to ride TFC without getting thrown around but after my 3rd ride, I gave up.

I am not sure if the problem lies in the restraint system or the actual track configuration. I did ride with a Zamperla rep who asked for some input in making the ride better. Who knows? Perhaps this new version will be a slightly modified version. If so, I would love to try it out.

-Sean


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Friday, August 22, 2003 5:03 PM
Sean I completely agree, except Keith and I only got to ride TFC once on our trip, due to the breakdown midday that put the ride out of commission for at least three hours (we left before it ever opened).

It just didn't seem exciting because I was too busy trying not to get slammed into the side of the car.

I definitely thing this was a poor ride to be added to PCW.

Also, Danny, since when does being a business mean they know what they're doing?! Businesses make poor decisions all the time.

Oh, and about PCW having the most coasters in the chain now -- I think you're forgetting one of them is powered, therefore not really a coaster (but I guess the park does call it one, doesn't it).

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Friday, August 22, 2003 5:57 PM
When I went to PKD (july 19th) there was quite a lot of progress made on the scooby doo site.

As for what & where the 2nd ride is/will go I havn't a clue because the DF site is beiing ussed for the TR stunt show.

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Friday, August 22, 2003 6:36 PM
i thought the stunt show was in the Paramount theatre.....and if they have both the DF site, and the old junior parachute ride site empty.....what is the other ride???

Tim....who admits to being very impatient :)

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Friday, August 22, 2003 6:49 PM
Maybe they just screwed up the photos on the website and it won't be a zamperla... oh wait, paramount....

- alan "seems like a strange addition" jacyszyn

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Friday, August 22, 2003 7:21 PM

Legendary said:


I definitely thing this was a poor ride to be added to PCW.

Also, Danny, since when does being a business mean they know what they're doing?! Businesses make poor decisions all the time.

Oh, and about PCW having the most coasters in the chain now -- I think you're forgetting one of them is powered, therefore not really a coaster (but I guess the park does call it one, doesn't it).


One of them is powered, huh Joe? One of them coasters, eh? :) I didn't forget and I count powered "coasters" as coasters.

I think Paramount is a business that knows what they're doing most of the time. If I would have said that Paramount was dumb and has no clue what they're doing, I probably would have been given the "Paramount knows how to run a business. Leave those decisions to them" speech. It's a lose-lose situation and I think respect for them is better than being negative just to be negative. Maybe they have something up their sleeves for 2005 if this was the best way they could do it. I've also heard PGA is landlocked, so that could be another situation they had to deal with.

-Danny
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Sunday, August 24, 2003 6:55 PM
HEY HEY HEY!!! They don't need to buy a new one they can take ours at SFEG!!! Just kidding, I will always have love for the little guy.

Having ridden TFC many times let me tell you that it is not bad for a park like PCW. The lines move quickly with 6 cars in operation. The ride does have a lot of downtime though due to maintance problems, especially when it rains.

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Monday, August 25, 2003 2:09 PM
Capacity on Wild Mouse coasters are always horrible. No matter where you go, a little line that would typically take maybe 20 minutes for a standard coaster can take about an hour for a Wild Mouse coaster because the bad capacity.

I am very disappointed for PCW that they chose to get this instead of a B&M or Vekoma flyer... because those would have been the right choice...

...why? They STILL don't have a true "signature attraction" to the park.

I'd rather wait another year for a coaster there and hope that they get another Mondail or Huss giant ride... that, at least, is a guaranteed winner, as have all their rides in the past 4yrs.

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Monday, August 25, 2003 2:35 PM
The queue for Mulholland Madness moves quite fast actually...

But for all you PCW fans...Sorry. :( At least you can enjoy the lift hill!

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Monday, August 25, 2003 2:38 PM
"...why? They STILL don't have a true "signature attraction" to the park"

I'm sure PCW would disagree with you. They sure are proud of their SLC.

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Monday, August 25, 2003 2:47 PM
I have seen TFC have six cars in operation at a time, and I'm sure they could do seven if they wished. People are almost always constantly moving through the gate, it is really fast.

You would think they could think of a better name, instead of Flying Coaster, they shouldn't follow Six Flags when it comes to naming rides.

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