Posted Tuesday, December 18, 2007 9:57 AM | Contributed by Coaster Lover
Six Flags America invites everyone to "skate the wake" this summer as it announces a truly rad and awesome water adventure at its Hurricane Harbor water park for the 2008 season: the first ever Tony Hawk's Halfpipe! This edgy waterslide, branded after the superstar skateboarder Tony Hawk for its similarity in shape to that of a skateboarding halfpipe and its intense experience, offers a new form of watery thrills for the entire family!
Read the press release from Six Flags.
This "ride" addition just doesn't warrant a $50.00 + season pass along with lousy food,locker nazis on just about every ride & that hated flashpass nonsense for yet another season.....call me back SFA when you actually build something in the themepark side that I'd shell out my hardearned $50.00 to go ride,then maybe I'll buy a season pass again but not before then.
Any guesses on how long it takes until our dependable BatwingSFAfan chimes in with his disapproval?
Reliable enough to set your watch to. :)
I guess I'll be going to KD only once this coming season because at least they're adding something that I'll want to actually go & ride.
Sorry, I had to pull this quote out of context, even though it's right above. BFSFA has waited how many years for a traditional B&M to come to town, and this is his response? It's almost as Dominator isn't worthy of his time. Wake up! This isn't some little floorless like Hydra the Revenge, or the formerly titled Batman Dark Knight at SFNE. This is a large-sized floorless that kicks a lot of butt. Surely, it's worth two visits?
Anyway, someone on here leaked (get it leaked? I kill myself!) the information to me about the new slide last night even though the webpage had already been updated. I'm really excited. Four stories and 23mph? Not too shabby. I just wonder where they are going to put it. They're not out of room by a long-shot in HH, it's just that I'm curious physically where it's going.
I understand they are going to remove the "fish" game between Hurricane Hotdogs and the old rock climbing wall and build it in that area. It seems small enough to fit in that area nicely, I can't wait to see the artwork and theming on how it will all fit together.
For example, if I go on Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom, I expect it to be the same at Disneyland. Same thing can be said for basically every other classic Disney attraction I can think of.
Most enthusiasts don't go into waterparks anyway (this one does), so where's the problem?
Also the name is pretty good and I am guessing Tony Hawk is getting richer but whats next, Tony Hawks Scrambler "Relive Tony Hawk's 900" I bet if Elitch Gardens was still in the chain their Half Pipe Coaster would be renamed after Tony Hawk. At least its a new ride.
If you can only afford to visit a park farther away only once a summer, maybe you're exactly the demographic they can afford to overlook. Seriously.
I'll put it this way: The park 3.5 hours from me built the wavepool with the world's tallest waves. They got three visits, admission for three each trip and an overnight stay outta me. I dropped almost as much money on that overnight stay alone (was it $225?) as I did buying season passes at the local park for the whole family. Will I do it again? Hell YES. See if I don't!
So if the $2 million slide attracts the folks who can afford to drag in 2.1 kids for multiple summer visits and buy them overpriced slushies and burgers while they're at it? Then they're making the decision that's best for the park. Why would they spend six times as much?
*** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya 12/18/2007 6:48:05 PM ***
Sorry Batwing.. I would Buy one of my friends a KD season pass..
Carowinds has a better chance of getting a Rollercoaster
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