PKI is on the right track with Delerium

Monday, April 14, 2003 7:32 AM
While being at PKI this weekend, it was hard to not hear the screams and laughs coming from Delerium. The ride is just so enjoyable, re-rideable and thrilling that it really looks like they made a very smart move this year. With TR:TR and Delerium being the first flat rides added since 1989, I hope the park sees that flat rides are really a good way to go during off seasons for major coasters or expansions.

Good Job, PKI!
*** This post was edited by john peck 4/14/2003 1:14:13 PM ***

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Monday, April 14, 2003 7:36 AM
"On the right TRACK" you say....does this mean I can count Delirium as a coaster...;)
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Monday, April 14, 2003 7:41 AM
Actually John Peck is secretly Jeff Siebert hinting about the coaster next year which will dive under Delirium.

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Monday, April 14, 2003 7:55 AM
I personally think their strategy is correct. It makes sense financially and in terms of attracting attention. We've heard people complain and complain about the park's diminishing flat ride collection, so this helps.

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Monday, April 14, 2003 7:56 AM
I heard they were putting in another Delirium called Delirium 2 that will swing perpendicularly with Delirium. They will have to be timed correctly or they'll crash. The ultimate goal is to have four Deliriums all swinging at once.

Signed, Jeff Seibert. I mean, "Den"

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Monday, April 14, 2003 8:38 AM
Den, you heard it all wrong. They're getting dueling *Flying Eagles* for 2004 with the second being called Bouncing Birdies, which will be just like the ones found at PKD. They will spin in the opposite direction as the current Flyers and now there will be no need to pair riders up at any time.

Even though I didn't get to ride Delirium, I had a blast just watching it as many people waiting for others in line did. I think it's a great ride to get people just passing by on 71 to stop and watch even if they don't plan on riding.

I don't know how Scooby is compared to other Sally dark rides, but I thought it was a perfect addition as well. All the interactive rides like MIB are the best for rerides and the line was never that bad this weekend. I was impressed overall with everything this weekend.

-Danny

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Monday, April 14, 2003 8:44 AM

Koaster King said:


All the interactive rides like MIB are the best for rerides and the line was never that bad this weekend.

Man, first I gotta agree with 'Moosh, now Danny. This week is starting out poorly...;). Have to say, dark rides are fun and cool and all, but re-riding them isn't usually a biggie. The *interactives* make ALL the difference in the world, and re-ridership numbers would bear that out I'm sure.

Sally, that's a company I could work for...:)



*** This post was edited by rollergator 4/14/2003 12:44:25 PM ***
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Monday, April 14, 2003 9:45 AM
I have a question on TG while there is a PKI topic up. Why did they remove all the brush and trees. I didn't get to ride it on friday, only goto ride 2 rides, but did ride SOB and from the line noticed that almost all the brush and trees were gone. Why? I remember last year that it was better than ever because of how filled in the area was getting. The train was hitting some of the trees even. I guess that might be why they took out all the trees. If thats why, I think they should have just taken out the few trees that were in the way.
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Monday, April 14, 2003 12:12 PM
Congrats PKI. I rode Delirium this past Saturday (4/12) and WOW. It packed a good punch when the speed picked up. Loved every minute. Now only if TR:TR can get up and running when I am their so I can ride it.
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Monday, April 14, 2003 12:34 PM
Delirium was one INSANE ride! I loved it! I was there Sat. and Sunday and enjoyed is numerous times. It's almost as much fun to watch.

It was an awesome weekend. The Beast was kicking ass. Sonny was a little rougher than last year. FOF rocked as usual, and the Drop Zone was just as intense as ever! The crowds were not bad at all, especially on Sunday. All the coasters were pretty much walk-on all weekend with a few exceptions.

Scooby's Castle was cute (for little kids), and I surprisingly sorta liked the SpongeBob 3-D show, however I will probably have nightmares about it for months! lol!

-Tina

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*** This post was edited by coasterqueenTRN 4/14/2003 4:40:00 PM ***

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Monday, April 14, 2003 1:15 PM
I was able to log seven rides on Delirium between Friday and Sunday and each time was just as awesome as the first. It was a great choice for PKI to add this ride and I hope to see more flats in the future.

Actually, sometimes it was just as fun watching the spectators on the midway as the ride reached its highest swings.

Great ride + great location = a big winner.

About Top Gun, I believe the bushes were chopped as they were getting overgrown.

X Factor

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Monday, April 14, 2003 2:24 PM

I was wondering, have they changed the restraints on SOB yet? I did not have a chance to attend the park this weekend.
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Monday, April 14, 2003 4:32 PM
I didn't notice any changes on SOB. They only ran one train all weekend on Sonny so I guess the other train(s) are being worked on right now.

X Factor

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Monday, April 14, 2003 4:32 PM
Bombers, right now they are working on changing the restraints on one train while they have the other operating with the old restraints. Once the first one gets converted they will switch. But I have a question, why didn't this get done over the winter when the park was closed. The short lines for this ride are now unbearable and the long are just horrible.
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Monday, April 14, 2003 4:45 PM
I've heard that it's the fault of the company being slow in making the new lap bars and not PKI on a late decision or anything.

-Danny

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Monday, April 14, 2003 5:31 PM
I hope they do something drastic to the sob trains. I was in so much pain when I got off that ride....I dought that i'll ever want to ride it again unless they do something with the trains. I wasent the only one complaining about the rough ride, as there were several peeps on the exit ramp wanting to make complaints about the ride.

As for delerium goes...I think it was a great attraction. We took 5 rides on it sat and sun. And with a great capacity (50 ppl per ride cycle) the line moved very quick.

The beast was great as always....I noteced a lot of track work that was done on the first turn after the drop.

The one thing(besides sob) that I have a problem with at pki, is that the last 4 times I was there trtr was not open at all. I cant understand why so many problems exsist with this ride.

Scooby dew was an "ok" ride. good thing the beast was not operational on sat morning for the ace walkback couse we got to ride scooby before the public and the hour long line. The theming was great, but the ride is missing something I just cant put my finger on. Also, the targets were very hard to hit.

Sponge bob was fun, and cant wait to bring the little ones this summer to see it(they are huge sponge bob fans).

The racer only had the forword side going for some reason.....last opening day we had the same thing happen.

I dont know if they did something to adventure express, but it seemed to be running a lot smoother this weekend.

I still think the food selection is poor at pki. However I did notice a chinese cafe toured the front of the park, that I never noticed before. The bubba gump shrimp stand was still under construction.

Overall it was a great weekend at pki....olong with the weather as well.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 7:58 AM

crazy horse said:


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The beast was great as always....I noteced a lot of track work that was done on the first turn after the drop.

I think I had some of the best rides on Beast this past weekend that I have ever had! Awesome!

The racer only had the forword side going for some reason.....last opening day we had the same thing happen.

Yeah, that sucked. I personally like going backwards.

I dont know if they did something to adventure express, but it seemed to be running a lot smoother this weekend.

Oh I agree! I noticed the same thing.

I still think the food selection is poor at pki. However I did notice a chinese cafe toured the front of the park, that I never noticed before. The bubba gump shrimp stand was still under construction.

LOL! The same thing happened to us. I have never noticed it before, and we decided to eat there. Not too bad.

Overall it was a great weekend at pki....olong with the weather as well.

Couldn't have asked for better weather or crowds, even though Sunday was slightly more warm and comfortable.

-Tina

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 10:12 AM
The Chinese resteraunt is new this year, and is privately run, but still is under PKI control.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 10:50 AM
I agree that PKI has been *very* smart in the choice of attractions they've added the past few years, even SOB despite how I personally feel about it. Delirium and Tomb Raider look like a ton of fun, and they havn't forgotten about families.

I have to laugh at SFMM calling itself "The Extreme Park" with the flat ride package they have. Unless, of course, you consider a Tilt-o-Whirl, Round-Up, Rotor, Yo-Yo, Swing Ship, & Bayern Curve "xtreme." LOL!

Moosh

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 5:09 PM

john peck said:
While being at PKI this weekend, it was hard to not hear the screams and laughs coming from Delerium. The ride is just so enjoyable, re-rideable and thrilling that it really looks like they made a very smart move this year. With TR:TR and Delerium being the first flat rides added since 1989, I hope the park sees that flat rides are really a good way to go during off seasons for major coasters or expansions.

Good Job, PKI!
*** This post was edited by john peck 4/14/2003 1:14:13 PM ***


I agree with you John. The general public seems to think of this new thrilling addition as a great new sensation, myself included.

With each ride I have taken, I have enjoyed it more and more. I can't wait to ride it some more!

-Sean (who wants one of those blue jumpsuits and a pair of mirrored sunglasses) F.

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