SFGAM to Open New Mardi Gras Themed Area

Sunday, January 18, 2004 1:40 PM
MarimbaGuy87 said:
Ragin Cajun' ? I think I've seen that name somewhere else on a coaster. Anyone else know?

That was the name of the Arrow looper at the old Pontchatrain Beach in New Orleans. The ride is now known as the Steamin' Demon at Great Escape.

Wood - anything else is an imitation

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Sunday, January 18, 2004 3:18 PM

coasterdude318 said:
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


Yes, but I covered myself.


Of course, the same thing could be said for a rocking tug.

I suspect that it's probaly a rockin tug as well, but they could always suprise us. Heck, maybe it's some completely different ride.

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What am I listening to right now? Daria, by Cake.

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Sunday, January 18, 2004 4:56 PM
I'm thinking that Jester's Wild Ride will be a Rock N' Tug. Didn't they announce the ride for all ages? Zamperla classifies the Rock N' Tug as a "Family" Ride. The Disko is classified as "Major/Thrill" ride!

I'm suprised at the area they are tackling in.....what now.......4-5 months. It will be nice to see how the area looks anyways. I mean all that area has been forever was bunches of carnival games and a few resturants. No major attractions except RR. I just can't picture in my head a mid-sized coaster and 4 flats in that area. I know they are re-doing it, but as I remember that isin't a very big area if were talking from under the train bridge to right before the Yankee Harbor bridge.

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Sunday, January 18, 2004 6:25 PM
The Jester's Wild Ride is a Zamperla Rockin' Tug, see photo here http://groups.msn.com/kylecoasterworld/acenocoastercon2004.msnw?Page=5.

The Rockin' Tug and Disk'O are basically the same thing only the disk'o is bigger. On a disk'o you sit in a circle facing out, on a rockin' tug you sit face to face just like in the picture. There are videos of both rides at Zamperla's website(which is down right now). *** Edited 1/18/2004 11:25:34 PM UTC by SFZIP***

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Sunday, January 18, 2004 6:53 PM
The difference is one is meant for kids and families, one is meant for thrills. Calling them the same is like calling a Zamperla Crazy Bus the same as Zamperla Joker.

-Nate

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Sunday, January 18, 2004 7:25 PM

coasterdude318 said: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

You are correct. It is a Rockin' Tug. A Rockin' Tug and Disk-O are very similar. The Disk-O is larger and has outward facing seats. The Rockin' Tug is smaller wtih inward facing seats. I thought the Rockin' Tug felt more like a Frisbee than the Disk-O did.

SFGAm put together one heck of a presentation yesterday complete with a live band, plenty of "themed characters" and popping streamers. It was fun.

-Sean

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Sunday, January 18, 2004 10:04 PM

Frank Schramm said:


I just can't picture in my head a mid-sized coaster and 4 flats in that area. I know they are re-doing it, but as I remember that isin't a very big area if were talking from under the train bridge to right before the Yankee Harbor bridge.


If they totally gut that area (from the railroad tracks to the Yankee Harbor bridge), you are looking at a pretty good sized area that will accomodate all of these rides. The games building and the chicken restaurant are probably going to come out in order for all of this to happen.

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Monday, January 19, 2004 1:31 AM
Chitwon, Everything is already gone Expect for the Orleans Grill which is going to be remodeled.

Carlo

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Monday, January 19, 2004 10:02 AM
Sweet - this looks like a great addition - looking forward to seeing the new area.
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Monday, January 19, 2004 10:45 AM
Does that cleared area include where the Power Dive was as well?
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Monday, January 19, 2004 11:29 AM
Yep.
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Monday, January 19, 2004 11:32 AM
My impression was that the new mouse coaster will go where Power Dive once was. It will be very intriguing to see how the remainder of the area turns out.
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Monday, January 19, 2004 3:42 PM
I always imagined a Giant Wheel in the old Power Dive spot... but oh well... or should I say "oh wheel"
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Monday, January 19, 2004 4:28 PM
"Plans to update, expand and renew the existing Orleans Place section of the park will convert the area into a non-stop Mardi Gras party."

This quote came from the yahoo article. From this I get that all of Orleans Place will be "renewed" into a Mardi Gras area. So expect not to see orleans place anymore.

If they do keep the New Orleans Grill I dont think that all 4 rides will be squeezed in the small area. Remember the band shell has to go othere there also. So we might even see a flat or two in the part of orleans place where superman and condor is.

I hope they repaint Rue Le Dodge and what ever they can Condor so it fits the new theme.

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Monday, January 19, 2004 6:27 PM
A more detailed article can be read by clicking here.

The new spinning mouse coaster will have a minimum height requirement of 42".

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Monday, January 19, 2004 7:00 PM

Fanatic said:


From this I get that all of Orleans Place will be "renewed" into a Mardi Gras area. So expect not to see orleans place anymore... So we might even see a flat or two in the part of orleans place where superman and condor is.


I doubt it. My guess is that all of the flats and such will go in the area of Orleans Place between Yankee Harbor and the train bridge. I assume this mainly because there's currently nothing for rides (save the river rapids) in that area, while the rest of Orleans Place has plenty (and there isn't much room for flats). Plus, part of that was redone last year with S:UF.

Personally, I really like this idea. That way, the half of Orleans Place closest to the park entrance will reflect the New Orleans French Quarter, while the rest will be all about Mardi Gras and Bourbon St. Also, for what it's worth, I'd be willing to bet they keep the "Orleans Place" name.

-Nate
Edit: I guess the article Chitown linked to does specify a "re-naming" of Orleans Place, but I'd still like to hope. Personally, I don't think it makes a whole lot of sense to rename... *** Edited 1/20/2004 12:01:47 AM UTC by coasterdude318***

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Monday, January 19, 2004 8:16 PM
I thought they were keeping the name Orleans Place up until the Train Trestle and then from there calling it Mardi Gras until the bridge into Yankee Harbor.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 2:20 PM
Is Batman going to be drak blue supports, yellow track, and silver rails like SFOT or gray supports, black track, and yellow rails like SFNO. Also, is Demon going to be painted red or Turn of the Century grayish?
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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 2:31 PM
From my NCC Notes thread: http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=36602


- B:TR repainted - yellow rails - blac/gray rest

I didn't put the color for Demon, but they did state it would be black - which it was the past many years. *** Edited 1/20/2004 7:31:54 PM UTC by redman822***

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Tuesday, January 20, 2004 3:50 PM
To me, it sounded like he meant yellow track and rails with dark gray/black supports. We'll know for sure once they start painting.
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