SFA's Wild One Turning 90... help Celebrate it's B-day, possibly win 4 2008 Season Passes

Monday, February 26, 2007 5:01 PM
I wasn't saying there was no basis in fact. I'm saying that it's a stretch for marketing. Six Flags has done it before, and I'm wondering where they will draw the line?
Monday, February 26, 2007 5:03 PM
Like last year when they said "Most coasters in america?" Yeah UNDER one company! Not in one park!
Monday, February 26, 2007 5:29 PM

That and the 45th anniversary (which I've mentioned before).

Any other examples I missed? :)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 11:39 AM
Okay, I think the whole celebrating the 45th anniversary thing is a bit odd (though Disney did celebrate Disneyland's 50th at ALL of the Disney parks), however, I don't think celebrating Wild One's 90th is so wrong.

Take a look at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse as an example. It was built in 1870, has had many upgrades and modifications over the years, and was moved nearly 3000' in 1999 to avoid erosion problems. It was built in one place, modified, and moved... but if you wanted to celebrate it's "birthday", you would celebrate from when it was first built, not when it was moved, right?

Maybe that example is a bit off, but I think the same principal remains. It's still the same basic ride, just in a different location.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 12:29 PM
I was just now thinking that they should repaint the trains to match the colors & logo on the display car out front...why they went with red & blue along with just the SF logo for the trains in 99 is beyond me.

Speaking of anniversaries they may as well celebrate TSC's 10th while they're at it.I can just see the catch phrase now. "come celebrate 10 years of breakdowns & long lines on typhoon seacoaster". LOL

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 2:14 PM
You know, this year Mantis at CP is 10 years old too. the slogen could be "10 years of tuneing basses into sopranos"
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 3:34 PM
Didn't SFA say outright that they built it from the designs and plans but specifically not the actual materials? I could be wrong, but I thought I remember reading that..
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 4:05 PM
What I've read is the cost of moving the actual coaster, exceeded the cost of rebuilding. From what I remember when working at the park in 1986, the year it opened, they move the materials and rebuilt it. Keep in mind, the people running the park at the time (known as Wild World) were a bunch of businessmen with banking experience. They had no experience in the amusement park industry.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 6:36 PM
Run the trains backwards for Spring Break & Fright Fest.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 9:08 PM
^ I was thinking the same thing myself...then again can you just imagine the G's in that helix going backward?

If it weren't for the slider bar mechanism for the restraints on the front of each car I'd say reverse the 2nd & 3rd cars while keepong the first & fourth cars facing forward.


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