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
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.
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.
What am I listening to right now? Daria, by Cake.
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.
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***
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.
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.
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.
The new spinning mouse coaster will have a minimum height requirement of 42".
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.
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***
- 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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