Setpoint formally announces Swing Thing headed for northeast park
Posted Friday, March 30, 2001 3:52 AM | Contributed by Panicmaniac
As reported by CoasterBuzz in November, Setpoint, maker of the Super Saturator at Paramount's Carowinds, has formally announced that their next generation ride will appear at park in the northeastern portion of the US. The ride will be taller and longer and have 50% greater capacity than its cousin at Carowinds.
Well, this all but rules out a Paramount contract. I wouldn't be surprised to see it in Six Flags America, or even... Ohio? No, not at PKI, at Cedar Point. I hate to spread rumors about stuff, but it seems like a perfect fit. Of course, this would not be their only major ride next year (with it all but certain that they'll get a new wooden coaster) but I see a park like Cedar Point doing something like this.
Six Flags America is in Maryland and is darn close to Washington DC which is in the south. It's definitely not the northeast. Cedar Point is considered to be in the midwest. My dictionary defines the Middle Atlantic States as being New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, although I'm sure there's room for interpretation.
No, the North Eastern part is incorrect. It's going to go to a New England park. I asked a guy on URC boards. The release states that it's for a 'major new england park'. You can read it on the URC boards if you want. So it's either going to Lake Compounce or SFNE. Thank goodness. I'm sick of seeing Kennywood, SFO, and SFGAdv getting all of the attention.
Please don't let it be SFNE! That park REALLY needs another big coaster. Superman isn't enough for the New England crowds. A Swing Thing won't do it.
*** This post was edited by themeparkne on 4/1/2001. ***
Interesting that one of these rides is going to a park in the north. The Super Saturator at Carowinds is not like a typical water ride. You don't just get a bit wet. You get absolutely soaked to the bone. A longer one of these with more capacity will be awesome, because the Super Saturator is great.