SDC removes BSF for new ride in '05.

Friday, March 12, 2004 7:26 AM
I know that rumors are illegal, but this one has truth.

Screamscape has "confirmed" with Silver Dollar City that Buzzsaw Falls will not be open for the 2004 season. The ride will be removed for a new attraction that will open in 2005.

Silver Dollar City recently removed the attraction from it's website. *** Edited 3/12/2004 8:39:46 PM UTC by Dukeis#1***

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Friday, March 12, 2004 7:48 AM
Hi,

Blimey! Isn't Buzzsaw falls SDCs biggest attraction (and the 1st example of a Water Coaster ride). Why would they remove it? Maintenance woes? Do they really need the room/money that badly? If it's true and it isn't being removed for mundane reasons, we can only hope its replacement is going to be very exciting indeed.

Best,

B

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Friday, March 12, 2004 9:23 AM
While I will miss BuzzSaw I understand the park's reasons.
Luckly we got brand new Flying Scooters over at CCity to occupy my time till '05 along with a Chaos.

JW
(Hi G)

*** Edited 3/12/2004 3:32:39 PM UTC by JWolg***

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Friday, March 12, 2004 11:49 AM
It's really sad to see it go and a lot probably has to do with maintenance and decreasing popularity compared to the cost it is to run it. It was a pretty fun and unique "liquid coaster", but I prefer the ride at SeaWorld Orlando and hope that other parks will get similar attractions. Some of the water coasters overseas are mouth-watering! I think the park has plenty of other important attractions like Wildfire, Thunderation, Fire in the Hole, plus all of the theming, atmosphere, great shows and food to make up for this loss. They still have a nice selection of water rides, so it doesn't create a big hole for them. CC adds to the time I would spend down there (Ozark Wildcat looks incredible!!), so it's worth making the trip and I highly recommend Branson to anyone.

+Danny

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Friday, March 12, 2004 1:32 PM
Now the park has confirmed it. Weird....I wonder what the real reasons are....was it unpopular? Or not popular enough to justify the upkeep?
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Friday, March 12, 2004 2:23 PM
Wasn't a launched water coaster one of the options that SDC had on their questionaire this year concerning new rides?

Maybe, hopefully, they realized that they would rather have a bigger, better water coaster. I know it's wishful thinking, but dammit I never got a chance to ride BSF.

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Friday, March 12, 2004 2:26 PM
^ IIRC, It was a launched water coaster w/ a 200ft drop. It sounded pretty badass!
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Friday, March 12, 2004 3:44 PM
Regardless of what *replaces* BSF, I'll be kinda sad to see it go. The ride was pretty cool, even if many enthusiasts complained about the short coaster-track section....

I guess I was just impressed by riding a boat on rails, LOL...:)

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Friday, March 12, 2004 3:55 PM

Peabody said:
Now the park has confirmed it. Weird....I wonder what the real reasons are....was it unpopular? Or not popular enough to justify the upkeep?

I believe like +Danny said, the ride was costing more than the park felt it was worth. SDC is a park that invests thousands into rides that most parks would never put up with, so obviously it must have been trouble.

Maybe some of the local SDCers can put up more information.

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Friday, March 12, 2004 3:56 PM
I mean, they never worked reliably in RCT too :-)

Wasn´t this ride just five years old? Thats not much. Premier has only sold a smaller version to Scandinavia. I don´t know if they have any problems with this ride, though.

I guess that Mack and the Intamin Aqua Trax will be the new standard for water coasters. (even if the Intamin ride is not even a real water coaster.)

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Friday, March 12, 2004 4:03 PM
Any other day this would have been big news. Sux that I never got to ride it since I was planning to head to Branson som etime in the far future. Oh well :(
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Friday, March 12, 2004 4:28 PM
Looking forward to hearing the 'real' reason Buzz Saw Falls was closed from folks while waiting in line for Wildfire. :)

JW

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Friday, March 12, 2004 6:10 PM
^Or the girl that runs the Dippin Dots Stand. (Kettle Corn stand, in SDC's case! ;))
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