SF St. Louis - Anything going on??

Tuesday, October 15, 2002 12:59 PM
Yes, the track was headed east. Can't wait for construction.....

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Waiting for the CP announcement to be made so that about 1000+ posts will be made complaining about it.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 4:14 PM
Does anybody know how much Goliath at Six Flags Holland cost? If Six Flags can get a discount on the design, I assume that they would get what looks like a great coaster without breaking the bank (wait...they make the actual company go bankrupt).

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 4:19 PM

Swoosh said:

They took one season off - this year - and added Scooby Doo, the year before they added the Boss. How is that taking a couple seasons off?

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It may seem like I'm nit picking but the Boss was built in 2000 so it has been a couple seasons.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 6:18 PM

I have to put my 3 cents in here:

First- The park had the pattern of opening a new ride (coasters) every 2 seasons.:

1995- Batman

1997- Mr Freeze( it actually opened in 1998 cuz of technical problems but it was built in 97

2000- The Boss

2002- Scooby Doo (this should have been the year for a coaster but scooby doo was still a big investment

OK now about 2003- I too was wondering why the Intamin track was coming from the west, that is quite weird. Of course where do they manufacture Intamin track- is it in the US or in Europe?

Also Chris and Bossstl are really playing with my mind here. I mean obviosuly they know whats going on on the inside strings of the park yet, we have no pics of anything. And I'm not blaming you guys or anything its just that SFSTL is so quiet about everything. This is getting suspenceful and I dont know what to think anymore.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 6:36 PM
Sorry, but Scooby Doo was *not* a big investment. In fact, it was an extremely cheap (albeit brilliant) move on Six Flags' part. I'm not sure about the cost of Sally rides, but I know they're cheap - and most of that cost is in the ride vehicles, building, etc. SFStL already had vehicles, a course, and a building. Transforming it into Scooby Doo was not at all a big investment...but it sure brought people to the park!

-Nate

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 6:49 PM

SFSTL's Scooby conversion of Castaway kids was right at 1 million dollars, which included the queue work. Remember most parks are given tht much to make basic general improvements. I would say that it was a pretty darn good general improvement. Most Sally dark rides range between 1-3 million dollars depending on the size. SFSTL's scooby ride was Sally's largest darkride project to date at over 32,000 square feet. Intamin usually has their US coasters fabricated on the east coast, but I do know they have a larger amount of projects for next year and they could have possibly found a fabricator out west to do some of the work.

Sorry, I don't mean to play with people's minds. I have simply just stated what I can say and what I have heard regarding future projects. I still think the Gyro drop is more possible than the coaster, but since track has been spotted very close to the park, I must think that the coaster was given the greenlight first. If this thing is even remotely close to what I saw last september(almost a mirror image of Goliath), it will be one hell of a ride!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002 7:06 PM

Well IF there is coaster track at the park I ashure you I would be the first at this board too hear about it and see it. With of course camra in hand. Now all I would need is someone too pay for the developing oh darn. :-p

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I will be very upset if my parking space is replaced with intiamin track. Or ANY track for that matter.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 6:02 AM

Well... if the track was spotted in Western Missouri a few days ago it should be at the park by now... unless the truck got lost in those Ozark-ian Hills and then got bushwacked by some Hillbillies.

Who wants to drive out to the park and take a look-see???

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 8:30 AM

Ok just to point something out, there was more capital spent this year than the 1mil on Scooby. Don't forget the lapbar fix to Mr Freeze. Also forgive me whoever pointed out the Boss was in 2000, for some reason I did not type that - what I meant - but whatever.

As for track showing up at the park, as of now I have no confirmation. They could be hiding it for all I know. However it does seem weird that there are no "pictures" yet. Perhaps this coming weekend???

-Swoosh

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 9:40 AM

True, but the retrofits were only about $400,000. Also, don't forget about the slingshot attraction that was bought in, but I think that was an outside firm that ran it and SF simply received a portion of the revenue.

Something strange is telling me that track was headed for SFWOA instead of SFSTL. I don't know why, but it just sounds logical. But, if someone comes back from visiting the park with track photos, then my hunch was wrong ;)

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I hear a train a comin'
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TR2k3....GET READY!

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 10:11 AM

IF track is here it would more than likely be located somewhere either to the side of HR of behind HR. This is where the wood for The Boss was located. But the ride would be built on the opposite side of the park this time and not nearby, so who knows where it would be.

Will be checking this weekend.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 11:09 AM

I was hoping it would be for SFWOA because I'm probably going back there next year but I believe its for SFSTl because they deserve it more. Who knows though because they were both rumored to get a hyper and SFWOA had bad attendence this year.

I heard someone say the track is orange. Orange Intamin track it sound great already.

*** This post was edited by medusafanatic on 10/16/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by medusafanatic on 10/16/2002. ***

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 11:26 AM

It is my guess that any new track would be placed in that empty field right by Hurricaine Harbor, right in front of the speed slides. In fact this area would make an awesome place for a turn-around hyper wise. Anyway, the lot is very accessable from the main Parking Lot and the Field behind HH. The only draw back is - it isn't fenced in. But I can't see many people trying to steal roller coaster track.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 2:39 PM

That feild isnt really assisable. Theres only three ways too get too it from PARK land.

1.Go through HH too the service road. This probly wont happen do too the semis weight and turning radius. (all thoguth it could be unloaded i nthe parking lot and then moved via the on sit crane)

2.Go from Employee lot thru the park too the sit. Again issues with the semi and them not wanting too mess up there path ways.

3. Take the outer road aroudn the outer road too the sit. Height issues are the problem hear becasue you can barely fit a semi trailour under its support structur (there have been semis that have gotten stuck under boss)

One is most fessable now that i think about it, but I doubt the park would put it there becasue they wouldn't want people on the train too see it.

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I will be very upset if my parking space is replaced with intiamin track. Or ANY track for that matter.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2002 9:20 PM
I would have to say too that if the track was spotted over a few days ago, it should be there by now. Even if it was headed to SFWOA, it should be there by now too. Or who knows what if CP is getting orange track too?!

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 6:24 AM

Just a head's up - just got a call on my cell phone - more orange track just went by the Truman Sports Complex on I-70 heading east. Two more curved pieces is what I am told...there could be more, but they did mention the curved ones.

If this is not SFStL's where the heck is this stuff going?

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 9:24 AM

Actually - I gotta be honest, it's going to my backyard. I am assembling the whole thing by myself. I got an awesome set of Craftsmen Tools and a Hammer.

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Thursday, October 17, 2002 9:27 AM

Steve Poelker said:

I got an awesome set of Craftsmen Tools and a Hammer.



So NOW we know who took apart WindJammer and Drachen Fire....;)

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Friday, October 18, 2002 7:00 AM
Steve is your real name Bob Veela? :)

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Friday, October 18, 2002 7:19 AM

That would be true if I was refurbishing the Screamin' Eagle... "This Old Roller Coaster". ~ Actually that's not a bad idea. Bob could probably help the Ol' Eagle a great deal. Someone needs to anyway.

Steve

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