Ripcord Season Pass Upgrade at VF

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 11:52 AM
I have not seen VF or any other park do this before, but this year for $30 you can upgrade your pass to include unlimited rides on ripcord (skycoaster). It is only good on VF's skycoaster (not other CF parks) and all free flights must be from 10 to noon. There are no other limits on flights per day except you must exit after a flight if others are waiting. I think I'm all over this one. :)
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 12:20 PM
That's the sort of deal that might actually make me ride a skycoaster some day...
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 12:25 PM
Wow. Be nice if CP did that. Then with my Joe Cool, Parking, and GL upgrades I'd have maybe {this much} room left on my pass for name and picture.

But barcodes are on the back this year at CP, right? Hey, more room!

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 1:32 PM
That's not the only VF innnovation this year...

They may be the first park in recent memory to snatch UP the regular price of season passes in the offseason. As of September '04, I sure thought the regular price was gonna be $89.95 and now it's $94.95.

Then again, I could be wrong.


Tuesday, April 5, 2005 1:37 PM
Good thing I always buy my pass at the end of the previous season. ;)

I was also under the impression that the highest price for a season pass was 89.

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 1:45 PM
But here's the biggest mystery of the '05 season...why aren't they using the bandstand this year?

Read the entertainment guide carefully. You'll see.

I can't imagine a major coaster going there unless they also re-routed the railroad and clapped over Depot refreshements...and even then, you'd only be looking at a lift hill, station house, queues and maybe one major element over there, tops.

But you never, ever know....

(and squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek goes Pandora's Box)


Tuesday, April 5, 2005 1:59 PM
That was just what I was thinking...they have to increase SP prices to pay for our new Beemer. :)
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 4:01 PM
If only you knew the truth. 2006 is going to be a good year for midwest CF parks.


Tuesday, April 5, 2005 4:21 PM
Fine, I'll play along.

Who's getting a clone of what?


Tuesday, April 5, 2005 5:34 PM
Yep Cal, I believe you.

Of course, this is after Orient Express is rebuilt and something rises out of the track at SFStL, and Alton Towers gets the Booster Bike, and XLR8 is removed, and the B&M coaster rises at WoF, and CF trades WoF for SFNO (after buying Blackpool Pleasure Beach)...

Whatever you say, you are the man Cal. ;)

Tuesday, April 5, 2005 11:42 PM
^Whatever you say....

Memorial Day weekend annoucement for WOF. I have no idea when VF's is. And I must say that Jon is very anti Cal, so he will spam whatever I say.


Tuesday, April 5, 2005 11:52 PM
AWESOME!!! I cant wait till Memorial Day so that WOF can announce Bench: The Ride.

I know the Dip N Dots guy who told you everything you know.

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 12:04 AM
Try PATRIOT as seen on the US trademark site. Go ahead an look it up. I'm not saying it is going to WOF, but it is going to some CF:LP park.

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 12:25 AM

Oh, guys already have one, right?


Wednesday, April 6, 2005 12:48 AM
I was thinking that The Patriot would go well in Americana....

edit: I can't get the link to work, but it works may be the added text this site adds, but I am not sure. Basically in November, CF filed The Patriot as a trademark for all the stuff associated with a new large ride like cups and keychains and posters and whatever.

*** Edited 4/6/2005 4:58:08 AM UTC by RavenTTD***

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 12:55 AM
You know Thunderhawk is a better name than any of these names from your beloved backyard...

Chaos, Corkscrew, Enterprise, Looping Starship, Skyscraper, Antique Autos, Bumper Boats, Bumper Cars, Carousel, Ferris Wheel, Flying Trapeze, Go-Carts, Hot Air Balloons, Mad Mouse, Monster, Scrambler, Tilt-a-whirl, Rockin' Tug...and the list goes on.

At least at WOF we can say that we only have 3 rides that suffer from "name the ride what type of ride it is-itis" Boomerang, Scrambler and Octopus. You could argue that Sea Dragon is one as well, but at least it fits the Scandinavian theme. So perhaps 4 total. Also of the "cookie cutter" CF:LP names, we have only two - RipCord and ThunderHawk. You can't say that about VF.

So begin the fan boys war. ;)

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 1:03 AM
We got spirit...yes we do!
We got spirit, how 'bout you?
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 2:04 AM
Hehe, I just hope the "Patriot" missile keychain ends up less *suggestive* than the Knotts' Silver Bullets...:)

Not getting into the VF/WoF *woofing*....not until I at least get to visit VF...;)

Besides, I rather they RUN the rides well than NAME them VF's Morgan hyper sadly overbraked as well? The only one I've ridden that runs *freely* is PR, and that thing is nothing short of awesome...

edit: LOL, should say *something* about the RipCord having it as an "optional upgrade", I think they just MIGHT end up with a wait-time problem on their hands....skycoasters aren't known for their tremendous capacity...;)
Solution: They'll charge $20-25 for an upgrade sticker that gives 50% off all upcharged rides in the park....voile!

gator, solving problems that haven't even been identified since 1967...:)
*** Edited 4/6/2005 6:08:43 AM UTC by rollergator***

Wednesday, April 6, 2005 2:31 AM
Wild Thing is overbreaked but if you come for Coaster Craze, you might get lucky. We did last year. ;)
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 11:18 AM
Sounds like a good deal. Does the RipCord sell out or is it one of those where you can walk up, buy the ticket, and ride it? The one at Kennywood, SkyCoaster, sells out most of the time.

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