SFGAM to Open New Mardi Gras Themed Area

Saturday, January 17, 2004 12:56 PM
I agree with the people who think Orleans Place will be upgraded.Every year they have the Mardi Gras celebration for a few weeks in the summer with parades,performers and food from New Orleans.Red beans and rice Yummy.
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Saturday, January 17, 2004 1:41 PM
Jester could also be a Top Spin, unless thats what the King Choas is going to be. Heck, the King Choas could just as well be a Choas.
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Saturday, January 17, 2004 2:03 PM
I believe the rides are as follows:

Ragin' Cajun - Reverchon Spinning Wild Mouse
King Chaos - Huss Top Spin
Big Easy Balloons - Zamperla Balloon Race
Revolution - Huss Frisbee (from SFGAdv.)

all 4 of these rides were what was rumored to be coming

the 5th ride The Jester's Wild Ride may be a Zamperla Disk'o (which is also rumored to be one of the new rides coming to SFOG for 2004).

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 2:17 PM
Why would a park get a Zamperla Disk'o when they're getting a Frisbee? They're essentially the same ride.

-Nate

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 2:29 PM
Ragin Cajun' ? I think I've seen that name somewhere else on a coaster. Anyone else know?
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Saturday, January 17, 2004 2:33 PM
Heres the press release on yahoo:
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040117/cgsa002_1.html

From that description it does sound like the Jesters Wild Ride is indeed a Disko like SFZip said above.

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 2:36 PM
That is the press release I read and it sure reads like it is a Zamperla Disk'o. You can see a video of it here http://www.zamperla.it/download/video/pdf/disco.mpg
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Saturday, January 17, 2004 2:44 PM
Marimba Guy, here are some pics from SFNO info of Dixie Landin' , the park that Ragin Cajun is in.

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That link did not want to work at all. *** Edited 1/17/2004 7:45:34 PM UTC by thepinkdoomofmonkeys***

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 3:48 PM
I'm pretty sure it's a Rockin' Tug, *not* a Disk'o. Again, a Disk'o is simply Zamperla's one-trailer answer to the Frisbee varients.

-Nate

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 3:56 PM
I am not saying that the extra ride is not a disk-o, but it seems kinda strange to get a disk-o and a frisbe at the same time. Can anyone who has ridden both describe how similar the ride experiences are. I know the disk-o faces outward but that doesn't seem like a big enough difference.

Don't get me wrong, with SF in the financial state it is in, those of us that live near SFGAm have no right to complain. I am just curious about the similarities between those two rides and that is why I question the extra ride being a disk-o. - Although the description of rocking back and forth definitely fits.

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 4:26 PM
Hey 5 rides, a coaster and 4 flats, we cant ask for much more than that, if its a disk-o or a rockin' tug, we'll all be happy.
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Saturday, January 17, 2004 5:13 PM
Just got back from No Coaster Con.....

Ragin Cajun-Spinning Wild Mouse, yes, we knew
Big Easy Balloons, yes, we knew
King Chaos- Huss TopSpin, yes we knew
Jester's Wild Ride- who knows, the picture didn't really give a good idea, just shows a "Mardi Gras Float", BUT also described the ride as a ride for ALL ages....

Revolution, in place of Ameri-go-Round, yes we know

**IF SOMEONE CAN SHOW ME HOW TO POST PICTURES, I RECEIVED A PRESS RELEASE CD, AND I HAVE PICTURES OF ALL THE RENDERINGS OF RIDES IF YOU WANT TO SEE**

-Jeff-

Dont forget the re-painting of Demon, original color...and New Batman colors for 2004.
Black supports, grey track and YELLOW rails, ala SFNO.
Sounds interesting...

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 6:55 PM
The new paintjobs are a great added bonus, to this package of rides we are getting. No doubt that we are a very lucky park in the Six Flags chain this year to be getting all this.
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Saturday, January 17, 2004 7:20 PM
Does this mean I can flash my boobs for some beads??? ;-D

-Tina

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 7:25 PM
Jester's Wild Ride sounds to me like it *might* be a flying carpet type ride....1001 Nights, DaVinci's Cradle...something like that...."family" says no inversions. All ages, for me, says little/no spinning, and the "Float" idea sorta seals it...for me.

We'll all know soon enough...:)

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 8:39 PM
Jester's Wild Ride sounded like Rock'n Tug to me. The park's discription.. it will rock back and forth in a "U" shape then start spinning whill rocking back and forth. They never said its exact type of ride though.

As for the Batman paint job, to correct ClubXJeff, the entire track and rails will be yellow, while the supports will be a blueish-black.

The Revolution will be located where the Carousel near the back of the park is located. The Carousel will not be reinstalled into the park for the 2004 season but they do not foresee selling it. Tim Black, the general manager, said they feel it still belongs in the park.

As for the way the park introduced everything.. Actual full-time managers of the park played in a band with some Orlean's style music while the PR people and assistants came in throwing out beads and popping confetti. Sorry coasterqueen, they did not require any "flashing" in order to recieve the beads, there were children in attendance.

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 8:51 PM
Your description of Joker's wild ride sounds *exactly* like a Disco. It rocks back and forth on a u-shaped track, and spins. Of course, the same thing could be said for a rocking tug.

Has anybody checked Amusement Business to see what it is?

Okay, 5 new rides, two new paint jobs, and a new area. it's kind of a rip off to other parks, but I'll just live with it. Now, if SFGAM gets anything next year I'll think of it as a huge rip off, as long as parks such as SFDL don't get anything.

Edit; Spelling Glaring.
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But then again, if SFOG gets an coaster without removal of Freefall, I'll probably be just fine. *** Edited 1/18/2004 1:53:25 AM UTC by thepinkdoomofmonkeys***

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Saturday, January 17, 2004 11:41 PM
Susan Storey said:
"The new roller coaster will be the highlight of the 2-acre expansion, located just south of Orleans Place, in front of the Racing Rapids water ride, Storey said."

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Well there you have it. The most neglected area of the park is going to be booming.

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Sunday, January 18, 2004 1:23 AM

thepinkdoomofmonkeys said:
Your description of Joker's wild ride sounds *exactly* like a Disco. It rocks back and forth on a u-shaped track, and spins. Of course, the same thing could be said for a rocking tug.

Quoted from the Yahoo article: "If it's a more tame party fun-seekers crave, two new family attractions are a must." Additionally, No Coaster Con attendees say that Jester's Wild Ride is meant for "all ages." That certainly sounds more like the Rockin' Tug to me. I'm pretty sure Zamperla is marketing the Disk'o as a thrill ride.

Additionally, the description of the ride (rocking and then beginning to spin) fits a Rockin' Tug much better than a Disk'o. I don't believe the Disk'o has much rocking time before the spinning kicks in.

And again, why get a Disk'o when you have a Frisbee? They're the same ride.

-Nate

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Sunday, January 18, 2004 1:20 PM
Are there any artist renderings posted anywhere?
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