SFNO 2005 additions ????

Saturday, October 30, 2004 10:56 AM
Has anyone heard any news if SFNO will be getting anything for 2005..Has anyone talked with SF Management regarding this??? SFNO has been tight lipped ...Any one has a guess, thought , idea???? Last weekend for park and no sign of anything at park resembling 2005 additions/work other than maintenace shed slab being poured....New Orleans building permits show a 4 mil dollar property value improvements for 3 buildings...looks kind of steep , wish I was the builder, might be able to retire!!!!
Sunday, October 31, 2004 12:06 PM
Well then maybe you've got your answer right there & instead of a ride or that much desired waterpark they're going for general park improvements in 05 instead.

Or more than likely they're taking the SFA approach which is to begin major site preps & construction after closing for the season...as is I'm still waiting to hear just what improvements/additions are coming to our park next season & while there yesterday was left once again with absolutely no clue as to what's going on at this point.

For now just sit back & wait for SFNO to officially announce their plans & if 05 turns out to be an off year there's always the possibilty of something good coming in 06,I'm not all together thrilled with getting a waterpark expansion in 05 & was hoping for a coaster(which our park so desperately needs right about now) but I'm willing to wait at least one more season at this point to see what's in store for 06 & beyond....maybe that will finally be our big year.

Sunday, October 31, 2004 12:59 PM
Batwing, come on man.

SFA has one of the best coaster lineups in the SF chain. An excellent hyper, an excellent launched coaster, TWO excellent wooden coasters, a pretty decent flying coaster, a pretty decent inverted shuttle (better than SFoGs never run DV), decent flat rides, so on and so forth.

It gets tiring every year to hear you moan about a new coaster. You should be clammoring for them to make a path connecting your park rather than for a new coaster.

Sunday, October 31, 2004 1:23 PM
Thanks for your reply Batwing..Family went to SFNO this weekend and were well satisfied with last trip to park while I was working..They do need a lot of work to the rides but that was also the case last season. When last time at park , rides were grundgy and technicians were going from one ride to next ..If SFNO would put as much attention forthwith on upkeep of rides as the put on killing waterpark projects in the near vicinity ,our park would run somewhat more effieciently(ride wise)..Do you know if any of the SF parks routinely cycle rides during off weekdays in the fall and at the very least sometimes in the offseason to keep rides operational. Looks to me like when technicians get off from weekend duty the park stays dormant during weekday and rides recieve no attention at all. One would have to think this is the case because it appears to be same problems reoccuring and just a band aid fix..Maybe we can get a new 2 x 4 for the lap bar release on our kiddie coaster its getting kind of chewed up after 2 seasons use.LOL What a way to run a multi million dollar Park!!!
Sunday, October 31, 2004 5:26 PM
Hmmm, I heard SFNO is getting a few new benches and a few new trashcans...and if there's still money in the SFI budget they'll get some new landscaping around the park...but shhhh...don't tell anyone I told you...I wasn't supposed to discuss this until it is officially announced in a month.

But seriously,...and I hope you saw my sarcasim in that last paragraph..., but you just have to face the music...SFI is keeping tight lipped this year. We know what's going to SFGAm, we know what's going to SFGAdv, we know what's going to SF Mexico (though that does not come from the SF 2005 budget), and we know that Great Escape is building that hotel (though I'm not sure if that came out of the 2004 or the 2005 budget...I thought it was supposed to be built by the end of this year). Other than that...we have HINTS of what's coming to SFA, but that's it. As for the other SF parks...no building permits, no ground clearing, no track pieces, no nothing...not even any rumors...yet SFI has said, and I quote...

"We have made great strides in delivering a better quality guest experience. In-park spending has increased materially. We have put in place a strong plan for new rides and attractions for 2005, with a focus on our largest markets but including a wide array of attractions in most parks."

So there still announcements to be made, and by the way it sounds, there should be several over several parks, so just keep your pants on. SFI has a trend of announceing new attractions around January or February and that's at most all SF parks, so just relax we'll know in due time... *** Edited 10/31/2004 10:28:09 PM UTC by Coaster Lover***

Sunday, October 31, 2004 6:02 PM
Coaster lover , I appreciate your Humor , hell anything we can get thats funny is always welcome. The situation over here is not just that SF won't upgrade our park but that they maliciously went after and shut down efforts by another business for greed and now, only the residents and potential customers of the Zephyrland water park will suffer...The SFNO park will stay liquid wether it recieves additions or not its just the way things occured during the summer..If I was the Zephyrs baseball team I would pull the sponsorship fort the MegaZeph Ride, but I guess they are better judges of character and they will show SFI that they can get knocked down and stand back up with pride no matter what sorry punches SFI can deliver...I would love to see the expressions on SFI face if Zephyrland resumed it proposed waterpark plans, At this point I believe that the La. Superdome and Expedition District would now not stand in their way .....Still waiting for any news Good or Bad. either from Zephyrland or SFNO/SFI...
Sunday, October 31, 2004 7:26 PM
Ya know... There was a pretty good sized amusement park in a midwestern state that didn't have a water park and is getting one this off season. Water Parks take time to plan and build. Given SF has owned SFNO for two seasons now, the water park is probably close to finishing the design and planning. I would look for the water park in 2006 and more general improvements in 2005.
Sunday, October 31, 2004 11:54 PM

Bla bla bla. Bla bla bla bla New coaster we so deperately need because we haven't gotten a new coaster in over a decade bla bla bla bla, we're screwed every year, bla bla bla.

Haven't you gotten the hint yet? Why does a park that got, what, 4 new coasters in one year, and another new coaster, what, 2 years later so desperatly need a new one? I think you have the next decade filled up already. Most parks don't get a new coaster every year, and you guys got 4 in one.

Some parks get a new coaster every 3-5 years. Every other year/every year is the exception, not the rule. Heck, if the average was a new coaster every year, then you should be good till 2012.



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