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.

Read the press release on PR Newswire.

Friday, March 30, 2001 4:16 AM
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.

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Loopscrew.com
It's coming...
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Friday, March 30, 2001 4:19 AM
That's just it... what constitutes "northeast?"

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Friday, March 30, 2001 4:40 AM
They need to put one of these in a hot park like Six Flags Fiesta Texas or Astroworld, something down south!
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Friday, March 30, 2001 4:51 AM
what do you guys think? Lake Compounce? SFNE? SFDL? SFGaV??
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Friday, March 30, 2001 5:31 AM
When I hear "Northeast" I tend to think of New England and the Midatlantic region. It's a stretch to include Ohio in that (Western PA and Western NY are a bit iffy as well).
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Friday, March 30, 2001 6:37 AM
I don't see Cedar Point getting one unless it's a part of Soak City and they are also going to add a new coaster for the park itself.
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Friday, March 30, 2001 8:21 AM
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.
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Friday, March 30, 2001 8:31 AM
Why do I see one of these heading down to the Geyser Gulch Section at Silver Dollar City?

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Friday, March 30, 2001 8:44 AM
What?

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Friday, March 30, 2001 9:19 AM
Dustijn Hollon wrote:
"Why do I see one of these heading down to the Geyser Gulch Section at Silver Dollar City?"

good call Dustijn, a Super Sat would be perfect in Guyser Gulch.

Jim W.
Wildfire is only 5 days and 47 miles away
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Friday, March 30, 2001 9:44 AM
Six Flags Worlds of Adventure or Kennywood. I certainly hope they're "northeast" enough. ;)

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Friday, March 30, 2001 10:01 AM
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.
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Friday, March 30, 2001 10:39 AM
Kennywood and SFO get all my attention 'cause I love close to 'em. ;)

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Friday, March 30, 2001 10:55 AM
Wont the riders be real cold if the coaster is in the Northeast?

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Friday, March 30, 2001 10:56 AM
So which new park in England is getting it?
;)
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Friday, March 30, 2001 12:28 PM
That's right Mindbender, it's 30 degrees here all year long!!!!!!
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Friday, March 30, 2001 12:34 PM
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. ***
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Friday, March 30, 2001 12:44 PM
Who said if they happened to receive a Swing Thing, that would be it? Six Flags has added more than one coaster to a park you know. (SFMM and SFWoA)
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Friday, March 30, 2001 12:49 PM
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.
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