SFA Hurricane Harbor pics & More

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 6:08 PM
Here's a link for pics of Construction of SFA's Hurricane Harbor and Mind Eraser

http://members.aol.com/pitchblackert/SFAHHC.html

Enjoy

(I received permission to access their property) *** Edited 3/29/2005 11:14:20 PM UTC by Sam A. Marks***

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 6:48 PM
Nice... finially an update from inside the gates... thanks as always Sam...
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 6:54 PM
Thanks Sam. Even though it's not my favorite coaster, it's still nonetheless exciting to me that Mind Eraser is finally getting repainted.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 8:15 PM
On that third pic down, is that a platform there with handrails already on it on the right side of the picture? If it is, it makes sense why these things go together so fast. Even the queue tower seems to be essentially preassembled. Should mean that once the ground work is done, the slides should go up quickly.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 8:19 PM
cool, Mind Eraser got a paint job, now it wont look like twisted vomit anymore, haha:) although...not sure i woulda gone with white track, does blend well to me. cant wait to see the new slides, rock on :)
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 8:24 PM
The white is just primer, the coaster Mind Eraser will have orange track with yellow supports when it is finished, nearly identical the paint job that Thunderhawk at Geauga Lake is recieving this year.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 8:40 PM

Coaster Lover said:
On that third pic down, is that a platform there with handrails already on it on the right side of the picture? If it is, it makes sense why these things go together so fast. Even the queue tower seems to be essentially preassembled. Should mean that once the ground work is done, the slides should go up quickly.

I added another pic, you're right, there were alot of pre assembled pieces, and those were platforms and stairs.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 8:47 PM
Cool! Thanks for the pics Sam. They were awesome! Excitement is really begining to build for me.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 7:52 AM
Great pixs, Thnx mister. For some reason in my zanny mind, ME seems more intense with those colors. I love that coaster and would not like to see it go (its my first), the bright color make you realize and appreciate those sharp turns and twists...kinda reminds me of FIRE hotness.

Anywho, just wanted to know if HH removed that green carpet, and have they changed the enviornment to a tropical look? Thanks again Sam.

Can you believe its almost open (SFA)! :)

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Tuesday, April 5, 2005 5:30 PM
well it's still gonna take a while before all the HH construction is completed so so we'll find out on memorial day....Nice pics of ME & I still hope it gets new trains.

Sorry I've been offline for over a week but that darn spyware crap totally fried internet explorer about a week ago so I'm making this post from my sister's PC for the time being.....it'll be another month or more before I finally get the new PC & can get back online once more,not to mention finally getting RCT3 to work :) .

Only a few more days left til the 05 season begins & I plan to be there on saturday,at least it seems the weather may cooperate after all cuz just last night the forecast was calling for rain. *** Edited 4/5/2005 9:33:21 PM UTC by BATWING FAN SFA***

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Thursday, April 7, 2005 10:57 PM
Well it looks like Mind Eraser will be operating opening weekend. I was passing the park today at 2:40 p.m. and the red train was going over the lift hill. Hmm... it also appears that one or two people were riding it because i saw legs on the ride. Also I can't tell if they got new trains but we will know this weekend. But anyways, all the rides were being tested. I also heard JJ might get silent trains. Yall let me know?

Hurricane Harbor is still on the works but it is really progressing now as they are still painting and doing ground work. I probably won't be visiting the park till next week, so anywone that is going HAVE FUN!!!!! 93.9 Wkys is going to be there doing a live report and I'll be tuning in. Say something on the radio!!!!!

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Friday, April 8, 2005 12:35 AM
Silent trains on Joker's Jinx? It's not the trains that are making the noise, it's the track. Only thing that would make that ride silent was if they somehow could fill the tracks and supports with sand. Supposidly they are repainting JJ this year, so if there was some way to fill the tracks after the ride has been assembled and running for a few years, I'd think this would be the time to do it. I'll be there tomorrow, from opening till about 1pm then back around 5pm till close and I'll probably go back for the first half of Sunday, so I'll let you know what I see (pics included).
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Saturday, April 9, 2005 10:04 PM
JJ is still noisy as it's ever been so changing the wheels won't fix that....enclosing the ride(ala FOF) would.

Mind Eraser didn't get new trains,they just repainted the old ones..gotta love the new black/yellow two tone combo they used as opposed to the old solid colors of the past.

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Saturday, April 9, 2005 10:22 PM
Does anyone know what the park is getting, what rides and ect? I have followed up but I don't know the whole thing....a breif summary will do! :)
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Saturday, April 9, 2005 10:52 PM
Walibi Belgium (ex SFB) was forced by the city they are in to fill the track of their Boomerang with sand to reduce noise. So, I guess it is still possible years after the ride was installed...
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Sunday, April 10, 2005 7:19 AM
DC2Beltz3.... I'm not sure what your question is but the title of this thread should give you a hint. The park is remodeling SFA's Paradise Island and transforming it into Hurricane Harbor for 2005. They will be adding three new attractions. Bahama Blast, Tornado and Buccaneer Beach. You can see the new ride pictures at any of the links posted above or on the SFA website.
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Monday, April 11, 2005 1:30 AM
I think fully enclosing Joker's Jinx would be overkill. A better solution would be to have some kind of baffle shaped like a backdrop behind a catcher at a baseball game, except solid of course. Then in addition, you would have angled pieces coming off the top of baffle, coming inwards of course. Probably the best material to use would be concrete, or cinder blocks, since they are fairly dense, and probably wouldn't reflect much sound either.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2005 9:12 PM
I think he was asking what the future holds for the park,not what's on tap for this season.

When I spoke to a ride supervisor over at superman on opening day he said they have no real idea when their next coaster is coming so I guess we're still up in the air on that one because as of now they still havn't decided yet on what ride they plan on installing next....let alone where in the park it may go or when it'll be added.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2005 9:18 PM
How could they possibly fill the track with sand? Wouldn't that cost too much to be economical?
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Tuesday, April 19, 2005 9:57 PM
Ride Supervisors will tell you nothing because they know nothing. It's like asking a ride operator how long it will be before a broken ride reopens. They're both told nothing incase things should change. If you want answers, you need to talk to Janet Porter or Jeremiah, but I don't think either of them would give you a straight answer either. I've seen both at the front gate and around the park each of the three days I have been at the park this year and they are both very friendly and glad to talk. I've found out things from them just talking before the park opened that I never knew about the park and they're a great source to clear up confusion about regulations or construction or whatnot.
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