PGA, New ride for '06?

Monday, October 3, 2005 7:32 PM
I just recieved a flyer in the mail from Great America and it says that a New Thrill Ride for 2006 was just announced. Any idea on what it might be, Coaster, Flat? This park really needs a new coaster.
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Monday, October 3, 2005 7:37 PM
Probably, a flat. Thrill ride is a thrill ride. If they were advertising a coaster it would say coming in 2006 look for "insert blank coaster name here"

Just my opinion.

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Monday, October 3, 2005 11:19 PM
Yeah. It'll most likely be some sort of flat-ride. I doubt it'll be a new major rollercoaster because that park really does not have the real estate to do so. No joke. Have you guys been to this park before? Not only is it ridiculously small, but all the rides that are there are packed into it so tightly you really wonder how they managed to have room to have walkways.
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Monday, October 3, 2005 11:26 PM
Mamoosh's avatar It's the same new mystery ride that PKI is getting in their new area. None of these currently exist. I can't wait to see the debate on whether to count 'em! ;)
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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 2:41 AM
So, then, what is PCW getting, as that is the last unknown Paramount Park addition...
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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 2:48 AM
^Mission Impossible Stunt Show, Nick Celebration Parade, and a new film for the FX theater it was actually the first thing Paramount confirmed. Mid-August I think.

Edit to include link - http://www.globeinvestor.com/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CNW/20050819/C1538

Can't wait to hear more about this 'mystery' attraction..

*** Edited 10/4/2005 6:50:55 AM UTC by JamminJ***

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 11:36 AM
We're still waiting on PKD's press release,although we already know what they're getting of course.
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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 12:33 PM
Robocoaster's avatar Anything thrilling would be good. I do like the park, but have no desire to go there until something major is installed.

They Live. We Sleep.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 2:41 PM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
Yeah. It'll most likely be some sort of flat-ride. I doubt it'll be a new major rollercoaster because that park really does not have the real estate to do so.

Major misconception, there are huge plots of open land all around the park, just can't see them from the walkways. As well as open plots from removed rides that were never replaced. Check out one of those satelite views of the park and you can see how much open land they still have for any sized new ride.

Also keep in mind PGA is over 3 times the size of Blackpool, yet Blackpool manages to find the space for 12 coasters and dozens of flats. Don't buy into the "PGA doesn't have the space for a new coaster" BS.

Even though this will be the parks 30th anniversary, from what I'm hearing, the new thrill ride will be a themed Zamperla Skater or Disko and nothing more. Just as lackluster as their 25th anniversary additions of a hand me down swing ride and off the shelf unthemed mouse.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 2:48 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Moosh, is this that thing with that other thing in the middle of it? ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 3:09 PM
I really hope the park "survives" their new addition next year! ;)
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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 3:37 PM
janfrederick's avatar Thanks Jomo. I was about to say that but my server was acting funny this morning.

They have plenty of room. Plenty.


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Tuesday, October 4, 2005 4:00 PM
When PGA added Stealth, on the map it said "look for a new attraction here next year." So you can't rule out a coaster just by the wording.

Also, I see some room by the sky coaster and by Grizzly, but im not too sure where else a coaster would go. Even those spaces seem somewhat limited, and they are very close to the parks neighbors.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2005 11:24 AM
janfrederick's avatar There's a ton of space on the East side back behind Top Gun. The middle of the park (over the service road) is wide open. There's plenty of area over the Rip Roaring Rapids.

Oh, and of course removing the Gristley would leave a lot of area. ;)


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Wednesday, October 5, 2005 1:57 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Now that's a wood coaster that wouln't be missed.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Wednesday, October 5, 2005 3:35 PM
What's so bad about Grizzly west?I mena sure those morgan trains have gotta suck but what else is so bad about it?
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Wednesday, October 5, 2005 3:47 PM
-square wheels
-potholes
-slow
-no airtime or laterals
-makes rolling thunder seem like medusa
-less thrilling than a NYC subway

shallI go on?


Fate is the path of least resistance.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2005 4:00 PM
rollergator's avatar Honestly, I didn't notice the roughness on Fizzly....I was so bored I fell asleep by the far turnaround. ;)
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Wednesday, October 5, 2005 4:18 PM
john peck's avatar Grizzy's problems could be simply solved by the lowering of the first turnaround
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Wednesday, October 5, 2005 5:49 PM
That wouldn't solve the fact that there is more boring, flat track on this coaster than any other I have ridden. What most people don't know is that it was created that way on purpose. I remember the GM at the time commenting that they wanted a ride tame enough for kids, and that kids are afraid of being thrown from their seats. LOL
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