Screaming Squirrel in Russia - new layout

Sunday, July 16, 2006 5:09 AM
I donĀ“t know if this is old news, but Wonder Island in St. Petersburg (Russia) has a new Screaming Squirrel with a new layout.

I found this while looking for their Schwarzkopf coaster.

Take a look at this:

http://www.divo-ostrov.ru/rus/attractions/extreme_zone/forsage/forsage.htm

Sadly the pics are taken from a bad perspective but you can see that this ride lacks the long upside down track. RCDB calls this the Saxophone. Additionally it has some mouse-curves at the top.

The park has as well a S&S Screaming Swing, obviously they are sold in packages.

Wonder Island exists since 2003 and offers a quite ecclectic ride assortment which is growing fast.

Apart from the mentioned rides they have as well a Star Flyer, a custom enclosed spinning coaster, a Vekoma whirlwind and some nice flats.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 8:06 AM
Looks like a nice park.

Its funny how the font they use for the name of the park, looks just like disney.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 10:09 AM
Look at this:

http://http://rcdb.com/id3408.htm

I think this answer some questions.

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Sunday, July 16, 2006 10:37 AM
too many Http's ;) Heres the link though:

http://rcdb.com/id3408.htm

But yeah, I wondered why it had no turns in the first couple ones they put up, the idea has potential like in the one there, which looks cool. *** Edited 7/16/2006 4:01:11 PM UTC by P18*** *** Edited 7/16/2006 4:01:38 PM UTC by P18***

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:10 AM

The park has as well a S&S Screaming Swing, obviously they are sold in packages.


Why is it always assumed that since a park bought two rides from a specific manufacturer, that it was part of some package deal? The response I read in another thread went something like this. Intamin, B&M, S&S are not Wal-Mart. There are no buy two, get the third one at half price.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:59 AM
There are no buy two, get the third one at half price.

You sure about that? Indiana Beach, Knotts, Cedar Point, and other parks who have an S&S tower and a frog hopper will tell you otherwise.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 11:59 AM
True, but a lot of people see two or more rides by the same manufacturer at the same park and they automatically assume it was a package deal and I think that's a strange assumption. Suppose someone buys a 1998 Chevy and then buys another one in 2002- that person didn't make a "two car" deal with the dealer, they just bought a second Chevy because they liked their first one.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:01 PM
^No. That's why I typed a reply from another thread with a similar question. I can see towers and frog hoppers, but we're talking coasters. Maybe that means something, maybe it doesn't. But, I have heard that theory shot down many times on these very boards. *** Edited 7/19/2006 4:01:17 PM UTC by Coasterbuzzer***
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:10 PM
I'd ride it and then I would buy a couple of them at Costco.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:10 PM
Does anyone else speak Russian on this board? Well I guess I don't speak it fluently anymore, since I have no one to speak with. The style of writing on that website was quite the challenge for me to understand.
I'd never think of visiting an Amusement Park while visiting St. Petersburgh, but this one seems fun enough to change my mind. Looks like I'll be stopping by this place when I visit this marvelous city in the Spring. Anyone who wants- feel free to come with.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:14 PM
A rabbit, pig, and a crow that looks just like a duck. Nice.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 1:44 PM

Mamoosh said:
There are no buy two, get the third one at half price.

You sure about that? Indiana Beach, Knotts, Cedar Point, and other parks who have an S&S tower and a frog hopper will tell you otherwise.


Are you sure that there was a package deal and they didn't just purchase two rides?

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 2:08 PM
Do you think there wasn't any kind of incentive, discount, or perk to multiple purchases? Were necessarily not talking a free 2nd ride, but something. With the exception of massive rigid corporate stores (Walmart, Home Depot, etc.) I can hardly think of a time I haven't squeezed some perk out salesmen for either large purchases or multiple purchases.

I would imagine there's a good deal in making large quantities from Zamperla because I'm shocked this year how many parks (6 or 7) bought large packages of rides from them. They're doing amazing business!

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Thursday, July 20, 2006 12:31 PM
^I have no idea. But, the first post said that there must be some package deal. I don't know if there was or was not. So, it was a jump to a conclusion based on the purhcase of two rides.
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Thursday, July 20, 2006 1:44 PM
Well I said that and I am the first who debunks stories about "three coaster deals" which are rumoured to last over a period of several years.

But if a small park gets a Squirrel and a Swing in the same season, its just common sense that it was sold as a package.

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Thursday, July 20, 2006 4:54 PM
Ok, that kind of clears that up. I wasn't aware from your post that both had been installed in the same year. That's why I wasn't so sure that it was a package deal.
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