SFAW TWO new rides!

Thursday, February 6, 2003 9:11 PM
Thats right they will get the new S&S Sky Swater named "Swat" and an odd looking water called "Diable Falls" which is a combo of a drop ride with the beginning like a bobsled coaster
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Thursday, February 6, 2003 9:12 PM
http://www.sixflags.com/parks/astroworld/parkpress/article020603.html there is the link to the two new rides
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Thursday, February 6, 2003 9:17 PM
Lol., I beat you by 3 seconds. ;)

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Friday, February 7, 2003 3:30 AM
Wow, very cool, excellent additions even if it isn't a coaster, hopefully this will be the beginning ot many thrill ride updates in six flags parks.

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Sunday, February 9, 2003 7:38 AM
Thats a terrible selection of rides. Sky Swatter looks fun, but Diablo Falls IMO will not be worth it. Why would they add a water ride to a park with only 90 acres and you have Waterworld right next door. They should have added a GIB or an Impulse or maybe a Batman The Dark Knight clone, since it is only 2700 feet of track. I think SF added these two nobody rides just to say that they expanded or added something to SFAW!
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Sunday, February 9, 2003 7:53 AM
The WhiteWaterWest Spinning Rapids is on of the best water rides on the market, and not a waste of money either. Be happy you finally got a ride with many effects.

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Sunday, February 9, 2003 8:14 AM
Okay, I'm so sick of people talking bout "Waaa, Astroworld isn't getting anything new, SF hates Astroworld, blah blah blah!"

jrhodes07, BE GLAD ASTROWORLD IS GETTING SOMETHING NEW!! This means that they can get an attendance boost so that they can afford a NEW coaster later. Stop complaining because a park got SOMETHING new, jeez, that's just stupid!

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Sunday, February 9, 2003 8:51 AM

Vertigo said:
The WhiteWaterWest Spinning Rapids is on of the best water rides on the market, and not a waste of money either. Be happy you finally got a ride with many effects.

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Yeah and Water ride, which belongs in a **WATERPARK**. Sky Swatter looks cool, but why put a water ride in a **THEME PARK**, when theres a **WATERPARK** right next to it. And the fact that they have 90 acres of land. The least they could do is waste on rollercoasters or non water flats.

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Sunday, February 9, 2003 8:59 AM
Because water rides are popular dork. Diablo Falls is a family friendly attraction, something which the park needs more of.

There are going to be interactive shooting stations on this a la Super Soaker, it's going to be a popular attraction at Astroworld. We used to have Adventure Rivers, a water slide ride that got tremendous lines, but had to be removed. This essentially replaces that.

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Sunday, February 9, 2003 9:06 AM
I think this is going in the spot of TT, and if it is than there isn't enough space for anything else. Be glad they are getting something down there. Sky Swatter is probably one of the best rides out there (or so it looks.)

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Sunday, February 9, 2003 10:58 AM

jrhodes07 said:
They should have added a GIB or an Impulse or maybe a Batman The Dark Knight clone, since it is only 2700 feet of track.

I doubt any of those rides would have fit. TT was in an extremely small plot of land and I doubt both of these ride that they picked will fit in there without spilling over.

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Sunday, February 9, 2003 11:22 AM
I would have *thought* that SF has probably had enough of the GIBs already, but I'm just a customer...;). Seriously, if SFAW homeparkers don't WANT to get that brand new, one-of-a-kind SWAT, I am too sure that we'd take it of their hands. Also, it seems to me that Diablo Falls, and the other WWW spinning rides, are a reasonable addition to the *ride park* since my understanding is that they aren't exactly "wet" rides. For the cost, I think the WWW rides will handle a decent capacity and draw good crowds. This CAN help bring repeat customers (read: families), which brings in $$$, which can later turn into exciting rides like SWAT....which is certainly gonna be an excellent addition for *thrillseekers*...;)

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Sunday, February 9, 2003 11:29 AM
rollergator said:
*ride park* since my understanding is that they aren't exactly "wet" rides. For the cost, I

Although it's not a bathing suit ride, Astroworld decided to purchase the optional "wet" package, so expect the water to fly on this one.

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Sunday, February 9, 2003 11:49 AM
FP...is the wetness level going to be *adjustable*, or are riders always in for a good soaking....I kinda prefer the rides where you can get WET on the hotter days, and a slight misting on the cooler days...I didn't even know there WAS an optional package available to make it a wetter ride. Guess I gotta look more closely at those IAAPA dispalys, LOL....
*** This post was edited by rollergator 2/9/2003 4:50:15 PM ***
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Sunday, February 9, 2003 12:04 PM

jrhodes07 said:Yeah and Water ride, which belongs in a **WATERPARK**

So, according to that logic, every park that has a log flume, chute-the-chutes, or raft ride, should just get rid of it, and tell you to go to a waterpark?
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Sunday, February 9, 2003 12:11 PM
There is a computer rendering of both rides over at Screamscape. As for Diablo Falls, there are two turns as opposed to Saw Mill Falls one, followed by three drops. With the geysers and water cannons, this could be one hell of a fun ride. Can't wait for SFA's announcement. My bet is they're placing it right between S:ROS and Batwing. The Maryland/DC area gets mighty hot and sticky, so this will be a welcome attraction.

jr, buddy, have you ever heard of a log flume? How about a white-water-rapids ride? How about a shoot-the-chutes? What do they all have in common? You won't find them in a waterpark.
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Sunday, February 9, 2003 12:59 PM
From what I've read, Adventureland's model is adjustable wetness-wise. Also, I believe there will be some spectator interaction which throws a variable into how wet you get.
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Sunday, February 9, 2003 4:51 PM

PT300 said:

jrhodes07 said:Yeah and Water ride, which belongs in a **WATERPARK**

So, according to that logic, every park that has a log flume, chute-the-chutes, or raft ride, should just get rid of it, and tell you to go to a waterpark?
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You all arent getting what im saying. If you had 90 acres of land for a theme park, would you spend it on thrill rides and roller coasters like Sky Swat (which IMO looks good) or water rides?? probably rollercoasters. Im just saying that why add a water ride to a theme park when they could have added it in Waterworld which is just right next to it, since you get free admission into it. It would save land for bigger rides

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Sunday, February 9, 2003 5:00 PM
Maybe that is the water ride that SFA is getting next year as well. Looks like the same thing.

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Sunday, February 9, 2003 7:42 PM

jrhodes07 said:


You all arent getting what im saying. If you had 90 acres of land for a theme park, would you spend it on thrill rides and roller coasters like Sky Swat (which IMO looks good) or water rides?? probably rollercoasters. Im just saying that why add a water ride to a theme park when they could have added it in Waterworld which is just right next to it, since you get free admission into it. It would save land for bigger rides


We get what you are saying, but I don't think you understand the logic behind their decision. They aren't installing Water Slides in the park, that is what the waterpark is for. They're adding a Water Ride, big difference, actually, as with one is something you don't have to wear a bathing suit for, and one you do. 90 acres really isn't alot of room for an amusement park, heck, my grandmother's house sits on 80 acres of land, so we could fit almost all of SFAW there, but it's not a huge amount of land, esp. if you want to add a coaster.

The coaster they took out was portable, and so very compact, so there wasn't really room for a new one in that spot, so they did the best they could with what they have. Personaly(and I've never been to the park, so this is just a thought), I've heard the Batman Standup isn't that great, so maybe if one day they take that out, a decent coaster could go there, but only if they attract new cu$tomer$ with the rides they are getting now.

One thing you should learn on this site is that you NEVER complain when a park gets something new. Complain about the Layout, or the color scheme, but never that a park is getting something new, that's just kinda dumb.

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