SFStL-abandoned section of Park or Halloween suff

Sunday, August 11, 2002 4:12 PM
Last wednesday I had seen some shipping containers and activity in the boneyard so I wanted to get a closer look. When I got off of the Joker I took a look to see if I could see anything but I couldnt. However I noticed a little ghost type town set up but it looked like it hadn't been used in a while. I never noticed anyting like this before at the park. Can anyone help me out here?
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Sunday, August 11, 2002 4:46 PM
To My best knowledge that is set up for the train. I havent ridden it yet so i dont know for sure. Also that may have been for the fireworks each night. But I may be wrong.

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Sunday, August 11, 2002 5:51 PM

The "ghost town" area is set up for the train during Fright Fest, it just sits there all year long.

Six Flags is moving around somethings up in the graveyard, but why? Is it for Fright Fest or for the 2003 ride?

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Monday, August 12, 2002 5:49 AM

SFZIP said:

The "ghost town" area is set up for the train during Fright Fest, it just sits there all year long.

Six Flags is moving around somethings up in the graveyard, but why? Is it for Fright Fest or for the 2003 ride?



I believe it is a 2003 ride. I saw tractors moving dirt and a bunch of people in trucks going in and out of back there. Also there has been alot of talk about an Intamin hyper or possibly an impulse.

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Monday, August 12, 2002 4:56 PM

Hey were the trucks White S-10s. And what type of machinery did you see moving dirt around. And were the tracters by chance Blue?

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Monday, August 12, 2002 6:39 PM

The thing I keep hearing around the park is a drop tower from Itamin, bossstl have you been hearing that as well?

Also to comment on some of the things said before, there are Halloween decorations and an Itamin 1st gen free fall up in the bone yard, along with another ride, not sure what it is though.

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Monday, August 12, 2002 7:10 PM

All I have been hearing is no big rides. Maybe a Flat or two (ie a drop tower).

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Monday, August 12, 2002 8:49 PM

I went to SFSL about a month ago and i was riding the train and noticed a lot of markers in a field. Oh the speculation!

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Monday, August 12, 2002 9:34 PM

Now were these markers spread out in the form of like coaster footers or closer like as a tower ride? I looked at Screamscape.com today and I hadnt caught up on their updates. It says the park will most likely get a new attraction next year: A drop tower, hyper or impulse from Intamin.

I wish the park would like just go for a big expansion with like a whole new section. With a new coaster, possibly a tower too, and a few flat rides.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 8:25 AM
No they were spread out in a field. Take the train ride and look to the left. The field is located right behind the big red slide in hurricane harbor. Someone said earlier that they might be cabling for L-Que(??) but i dont know. I guess time will tell.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 8:50 AM

I suggest they need both a Hyper (an impulse is redundant considering we already have Mr. Freeze) and a Tower Drop. The park needs variety...! If a Hyper does come then the park will be okay in the coaster dept. (although the need of a good looper can still be argued). Flats are definately needed... several years running now. Oh, and a better Kids Land is essential too.

Steve

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 9:05 AM
Maybe they will truck Shockwave down from Chicago :)
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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 9:22 AM

Replacing the Ninja with Shockwave would be very welcomed (IMO)

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 12:41 PM
SFSTL (as said by upper management) is pushing for a drop tower of sorts. And possibly in the furture a steel coaster. (possibly a B&M type) Don't plan on a hyper or giga, they don't want anything to "out do" The Boss or Screaming Eagle. No thoughts or impressions given about removing or replacing Ninja or any other coaster.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 1:20 PM
I've been to SFSTL several times this year and was wondering where exactly the graveyard is located. I have noticed last years Fright Fest decorations in a big field in the back of the park (near Tidal Wave and Screamin Eagle) Is this the graveyard or am I missing something?
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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 8:37 PM
When you crest Eagle's lift hill and make the turnaround, the graveyard is straight ahead from that spot.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 5:56 AM

Out-Do the Eagle and the Boss... Nah. A Hyper is Apples and Oranges regarding that. Firstly the Eagle is 26 years old... it will be outdone by anything Modern. And the Boss will retain its loyality from all Woodie fans, especially being one of the Last Monster CCI's. A Hyper will only add variety to a Park that really needs it. If it is decided that a Hyper would not 'Fit' it will be a bad, bad decision. Having said that however... a Floorless would be welcomed as a great Hyper alternative since there are none in the Midwest.

Steve

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Wednesday, August 14, 2002 3:06 PM

Steve,

The phrase "out do" wasn't meant to imply that they don't want a coaster to be better, more exciting, or more intense than the Boss or Screaming Eagle (which by the way after several hundred rides over the last 26 years "I" personally still find a thrilling rush compared to some "modern" coasters) but to imply that "they" do not want to drastically change the skyline of the park as the Eagle is "their" signature skyline for 26 seasons. This was not posted as an opinion of Angnjc but was a repeat from upper management from an extensive conversation about 3 months ago. Personally we would LOVE a new hyper, but would take ANY new coaster!

Angela and J.C.

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Thursday, August 15, 2002 5:21 AM
Bosstl- The pickups were white but the tractors were very large catepillar tractors(yellow).
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Thursday, August 15, 2002 5:41 AM

Angela -

Thnx for clearing that up, that makes more sense. I do think that SFStL has one of the best skylines out of the many parks I have visited. ...but that still shouldn't deter the park from installing a Hyper, if I had any say over the decision. I think it would be a great fit.

Steve

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