Six Flags America requests approval of Flying Dutchman and stand-up coasters

Posted Monday, December 18, 2000 5:18 AM | Contributed by 2Hostyl

It doesn't get much more official than this. It appears that Six Flags America has a Vekoma Flying Dutchman for 2001. The plan also documents the future addition of a stand-up coaster, dark ride and other new attractions.

Read the document from the Prince George County Planning Board agenda, or download the Acrobat document directly.

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Monday, December 18, 2000 5:19 AM
I guess we can now, for certain, put to rest that Vekoma-Paramount exclusivity deal. ;)

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Monday, December 18, 2000 5:47 AM
I dont understand how Paramount just let this deal slip away? What was so hard about putting a clone or a better copy into their other parks?
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Monday, December 18, 2000 7:13 AM
Capacity, capacity, capacity my friend. Paramount was VERY bitter about spending $17 million dollars on a ride that has such horrendous capacity problems, not to mention breakdowns all during the summer. If you ask me, it's their own fault, and the risk you take when you build a prototype in your park. Ironically, Six Flags now gets to reap the benefits of Paramount's labor. What a bad year 2000 was for Paramount, no wonder they're only opening *one* large attraction next year.

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Have you ever gotten the feeling that you've been here before? Six Flags Magic Mountain 2001...


*** This post was edited by Simcoaster on 12/18/2000. ***


*** This post was edited by Simcoaster on 12/18/2000. *** *** This post was edited by Simcoaster on 12/18/2000. ***
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Monday, December 18, 2000 7:18 AM
Actually, if I read the plans correctly, the flying coaster is taking the place of the stand up coaster. Notice on page 2 of the PDF doc that the "2001 Coaster" and the "Attraction 37" are one and the same. I guess they are ditching the stand-up...for at least a while anyway.

The other thing that I find interesting is that is states that the seats will recline at the top of the lift hill instead of in the station like on Stealth. Its funny, the last day of the season, someone told me that SFA was getting a dutchman. I didnt say anything, I just kinda ignored the cat...I guess he knew more than I did..or was a hellva guesser. *** This post was edited by 2Hostyl on 12/18/2000. ***
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Monday, December 18, 2000 8:18 AM
What's "capasity?"

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Jeff
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Monday, December 18, 2000 8:37 AM

Sorry, I have been up since 3am.
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Have you ever gotten the feeling that you've been here before? Six Flags Magic Mountain 2001...
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Monday, December 18, 2000 9:20 AM
I definitely wasn't guessing about the Dutchman. I simply overheard a conversation with a manager and some other guests while waiting in line for Two-Face. Right place at the right time. Thank you Six Flags Inc. for my Xmas present. Luckily Six Flags America doesn't have any real capacity issues yet, so I think this will be a great addition to the park. Poor PKD, this will rain on their parade a bit.
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Monday, December 18, 2000 9:36 AM
Simcoaster wrote: Capacity, capacity, capacity my friend. Paramount was VERY bitter about spending $17 million dollars on a ride that has such horrendous capacity problems, not to mention breakdowns all during the summer.

Thats understandable about the capacity, but Im sure they could have worked something out to rectify the problem. And from that, they could have place a better flying dutchman at KingsIsland. Also, in light of the capacity problem, I dont exactly see Face/Off being a high capacity ride. So, Im just dumbfounded why Paramount didnt put one in KingsIsland if they can put a standard invertigo there?
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Monday, December 18, 2000 9:50 AM
I couldn't tell you that. Paramount has strange reasons for some of the decisions that they make, they're must have been a falling out of some sort. I'm pretty sure the LAST thing they wanted was for the FD to wind up in a Six Flags park just one year after Stealth.


PS. Don't worry Jeff, I'll be using the spell check the rest of the day lOl! I'm at work, and VERY tired...

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Have you ever gotten the feeling that you've been here before? Six Flags Magic Mountain 2001...
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Monday, December 18, 2000 10:11 AM
That has to be reason, Simcoaster. I just have a feeling the Flying Dutchman is going to bite Paramount in the butt, cause we all know SixFlags has the funds to build something bigger and/or better.
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Monday, December 18, 2000 11:23 AM
*Coastergenius is frozen with excitement and doesn't know what to say so he just posts this mumbo jumbo*

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Monday, December 18, 2000 11:54 AM
I am sure that SFA will recieve a Flying Dutchman, but are they going to recieve a Stand-Up? I heard that because SFA was recieving the Dutchman, that SFNE would get the Stand-Up that they were supposed to recieve, instead. Can anybody answer me?
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Monday, December 18, 2000 7:58 PM
What? So SFA is getting two new coaster. The Flying Dutchman and a stand-up. SFEG should receive a stand-up instead of SFA!!!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 12:59 AM
StealthMF, your dead wrong. Six Flags would never add 2 major coasters to one park, especcialy a small park like SFA. SFEG isn't going to get the Stand-Up. SFNE just became a park and needs another major coaster. Yes, your right, SFEG really sux, what with only one wooden, an SLC, and boomerang (i think). And they really need something but hopefully both parks will recieve a B&M Stand Up
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 7:00 AM
Six Flags would never add two major coasters to one park? What do you call The Villian and Batman Knight Flight? Six Flags America may be considered small right now, but it won't be for long. There is an insane amount of property left to develop on, and with competition from Hersheypark, Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion, and even Great Adventure, I doubt the building boom will slow down. *** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 12/19/2000. ***
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 10:01 AM
oh, god now i have to listen in the lines this is the biggest in the world thats what they said about superman. but will this be good because it is going where? on the hill w/ the gates? also i hate to be a SF hater which i am but lets not get into that.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 10:39 AM
Intamin, that was because SFO jsut became a Six Flags park. No small park like SFA would recieve 2 major coasters. SFMM is getting 3 because its a huge park. And Six Flags has been known in the past to move plans to other parks. I HIGHLY doubt SFA will get both a Stand Up and Flying Dutchman in the same winter. I could be wrong, but it's not like Premier to do that.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 10:47 AM
What exactly is a flying dutchman coaster?
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Tuesday, December 19, 2000 12:10 PM
Duke, did you fail grammer class?

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