I will be visiting Valleyfair! this summer and have to possible dates of going. Seeing as I am from SC and probably won't make it back very soon, I would rather wait until it is open to go. The earlier date works better into my schedule, but I am willing to wait for a better chance of riding. I have checked the forums and the Valleyfair! website, but I didn't find any information of the expected opening date of Renegade. Does anyone know any information? I will call the park tomorrow, but I thought I would check here first. Thanks
I just realized tonight that I have not seen or heard a single ValleyFair ad on TV or radio yet this year. Normally they would be running ads by this time - usually with the local news. I just thought that was odd given the investment they have made in this new coaster. Maybe they just wanted to get video of people riding Renegade to use in their ads.
Just got an e-mail from VallyerFair's Fun Times mass e-mail listing. It was a reminder of VF's opening on Saturday. Renegade's announcement figured prominently in the e-mail. Although they didn't promise it would be ready on Saturday, at this point I would be amazed if it wasn't. It would be bad publicity for the park. I'm still surprised about the lack of park ads on the local media.
Well, they are certainly going to put the new ride in the Fun Times email and unless there was already a major issue that was keeping the ride closed till Memorial Day they are not going to say the ride would be closed...however I do think it will be open. Woodies don't need that much testing if everything goes fine.
SupermanFan1 is a GCII intern, right? In the 3rd post of this thread, were you saying "that's true" to just it is testing now or to both that it is testing and that it will be open?
I was saying that it's true that it's testing now. As you could probably expect, no park nor manufacturer will ever guarantee the date of opening of a new ride to the public because of all the variables involved. I would imagine that the goal has always been to have it for opening (it's pretty typical). Continuous/successful testing is always a good sign for new rides.
So, in general, I know no more than anyone else that is following its construction.
Someone is reporting on another board that Renegade will be open this weekend per a phone conversation with the park. I am going to the park tonight to process my pass so I will try to confirm this then.