SFNE Central posts Great Escape construction update

Posted Thursday, January 2, 2003 4:02 AM | Contributed by SFNE Freak

Track is now on-site at Great Escape in Lake George, New York. Seven pictures of the construction along with two other miscellaneous photos are highlighted in our New Year's update. Other updates include a review of Robb Alvey's Coaster Season 2002.

Link: SFNE Central

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 5:19 AM
It seems like a good addition for them.

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 5:39 AM

Can't wait.

At least they're getting something.

This is why big parks shouldn't complain when they don't get a new ride every year.

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 5:54 AM
I have been waiting for 4 years to find out if this was ever going to be installed again.
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 11:28 AM
Will this ride have tunnels and/or effects?

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 12:27 PM

track for the new coaster has been on site for sometime now, and is pretty much right out in the open for all to see. when you drive by it really doesnt look like much at all.

id like to know how they plan to theme the new ride, and what color the track/supports will be. hopefully they do a good job with it. its going to be located where the Tornado stood, so im sure it'll go back into the woods alittle bit...they should be able to come up with some creative theming :)

NYSuperman: if you read this, has the tornado been completely removed yet? and if so when do then plan on starting construction of the ride if it hasnt already started?

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John
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 2:55 PM
Are they removing the Tornado dark ride?!!

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 3:43 PM
Yes, Zar, I'm afraid you are right.

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 4:47 PM

Sad to see Tornado go, it was one of my favorites as a little kid :(

I hit the park for my first time in years last season, and am glad to see that it's at least getting somthing.

Is it just me, or are Mine Trains rarely moved from one park to another? Maybe I'm just being over observent, but this is the first mine train I've seen to be rebuilt at another park...

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 4:50 PM

I personally liked the Tornado! I really hope they are either moving it somewhere in the park or giving in to another Six Flags park like any of the following, in order:

1. Six Flags Worlds of Adventure - it would go great with the Texas Twister in the Coyote Creek area, especially since they don't have and desperately need a dark ride

2. La Ronde - with the Dragon coaster and Moulin de la Sorciere, it would have to about be the SF park with the most dark rides by adding a third

3. Six Flags New Orleans - great way to add to a new aquisition

I do not like removing dark rides for anything else, unless if this coaster retains dark ride elements, which would be acceptable, i.e. tunnels and effects or something like The Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain.

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 5:45 PM
is it just me or does this look like the coaster isn't coming till 2004?

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 6:20 PM

It's definitely just you.

-Nate

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 7:22 PM
Yea, it's a nice addition for the park they were in need of a new ride.

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Friday, January 3, 2003 8:43 AM
here we go again :( another snow storm in the upstate ny area. (about a foot and a half...maybe more) is expected to fall from today till tommorow. i really hope all this snow we've been getting as of late doesnt stop construction completely.

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John
Albany Entertainment:
http://albany.n3.net

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Friday, January 3, 2003 11:07 AM
At least one other mine train has relocated....from SFStL to Dollywood and later to Magic Springs (AK), now known as *Big Bad John*. Only old-timers will remember the song that went with it.....

Looking at rcdb, I see another relocation....Frontier City's Excalibur was relocated from SFAg. These are Arrow mine trains only, didn't bother to look at others...

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Friday, January 3, 2003 7:34 PM
the coaster's going to be officially announced very soon. i was just notified by a reliable source that we should hear an announcement about the ride by Jan. 17th

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John
Albany Entertainment:
http://albany.n3.net

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Sunday, January 5, 2003 3:03 AM

Its the ride that once operated at Opryland, moved to Old Indiana, the Arrow Mine Train.

Rick

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Sunday, January 5, 2003 6:20 AM
i know that, im just saying there going to officially announce the ride.

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John
Albany Entertainment:
http://albany.n3.net

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Sunday, January 5, 2003 10:43 AM
Did the old ride have tunnels?

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Sunday, January 5, 2003 11:17 AM
If you're asking about the Rock 'N Roller Coaster, no , it didn't have tunnels. It had a small lift, some twists n turns, then a larger lift followed immediately by a 3 (or 4?) revolution downward helix, then the brakes. I rode it hundreds of times as a kid. Originally called the Timber Topper.
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