Seattle Heats Up...

Thursday, April 17, 2003 6:57 PM
...and I'm not just talking about the Timberhawk. The Tulalip Indian Tribe, 35 miles N of Seattle, are looking to add a waterpark in phase 2 of their new casino, which opens this summer.

That means SF might have some competition in 2004, at least for those looking to cool off. The waterpark will also include an FEC. Not expecting anything major there, but the waterpark competition alone might bring some decent attractions, like a master-blaster or a space bowl, to the area. Competion can only be good for us here!:)

Also, Paul Allen (of microsoft fame) is preparing a 10-20 million-dollar attraction for the area, to be called SFX, The Science Fiction Experience. Described as "part museum, part amusement park...", it sounds like it may have some awesome simulator attractions. An advisory board includes science-fiction writers Greg Bear, Ray Bradbury, Octavia Butler, and Arthur C. Clarke.

And, on an admitted stretch, The Great Northwest Theme Park, still has a web destination, even though it must be dead...;)

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*** This post was edited by Robocoaster 4/17/2003 10:58:09 PM ***

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Friday, April 18, 2003 5:35 AM
Good. It's funny that the Pacific Northwest has some of the best wooden coasters in the world, but is otherwise basically neglected and underserved. I know it has a reputation for being rainy, but come on...

Glad to see some people realize this and are willing to build. One of my last feeble excuses for not moving back up that way seems to be vanishing. Whether that's good or bad for me remains to be seen ;-)

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Friday, April 18, 2003 9:17 AM
Greg, as I have preached many times before, the rain here isn't NEARLY as potent as it is in the Midwest or East. In fact, Seattle gets, on average, 31" of rain/year. That ain't nothin'..... This is due to being in the Olympic mountain ranges' rain shadow. Now, on the other side of the Olympics, the rain meter goes off the deep end. Quillayute (indian for rainy as HELL) averages 170" per year. A true rain forest. Here endeth the lesson.

In regards to coaster, and waterparks... I have heard many many rumors. Of course, the Great Northwest park does appear to be dead, as well as "Space World" or whatever it was gonna be called down in Winlock off of I-5. That's too bad, because it was quite literally in my uncle's back yard. Literally. However, I have heard rumors of some larger rides being built in the area. Who knows where these things come from, but with the large cash balance that still remains in this area, mostly thanks to Microsoft, there are always possibilities. :) With that, I will continue to hope and pray. ;)
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Friday, April 18, 2003 1:47 PM
Hey, when it comes to "rain", you're preaching to the choir. I lived in Seattle for 2 years in the early 90's, working for Uncle Bill's Evil Empire. Compared to Pittsburgh, I think I saw MORE sun, and certainly much milder weather.

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Friday, April 18, 2003 1:50 PM
Yeah, I forgot you lived here once. ;) Are you sure you aren't coming back for more than just CAC?
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Friday, April 18, 2003 6:42 PM
I've also heard that the tribe is eventually planning to add a small amusement park too. Don't know if there's anything to that or not though.

Aaron

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