Six Flags AstroWorld announces SWAT and Diablo Falls
Posted Friday, February 7, 2003 3:44 AM | Contributed by Viper423
Six Flags AstroWorld announced yesterday the addition of two new rides for the 2003 season. The first is an S&S Fly Swatter, appropriately named SWAT. The second is a spinning raft ride called Diablo Falls.
john peck - click here for a pic of the raft ride. The pic on that page links to larger versions, so you can get an idea of what it will look like. It's *not* a long layout and, IMHO, looks more like something belonging in a waterpark.
------------------ "It looks smaller than I imagined, but still looks to be a great ride." -- CPLady*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 2/7/2003 10:49:08 AM ***
I wonder if there will be any changes for SFA's version of the raft ride. It could be done identically since SFA's is to be in Coyote Creek and there is already some Mexican themeing there.*** This post was edited by Jim Fisher 2/7/2003 12:30:48 PM ***
I spoke with our very lovely and talented PR Manager out at AstroWorld today... I've gotten confirmation, and the go ahead to post that no matter what you see about Diablo Falls being "dry" on the manufactures website, AstroWorld did indeed purchase the optional "wet" package for Diablo Falls and AstroWorld fully "intends to get people wet on this ride".
------------------ Panther Modern SixFlagsHouston.Com An Astroworld Tribute Site
Diablo Falls looks awesome. Im surprised Dollywood hasnt purchased a ride like it considering their record with slides and water-rides. Now what would be awesome would be if the next one built had rubber-ducky shaped boats and it could be called "Splish Splash, You Will be Taking a Bath".
Who cares if it's not a coaster? Down here I think it's more welcomed than you think with the way the summers are. It would be more tragic for there to just be an empty space in TT's old spot. It will fit in well. Tidal Wave will be across the way, and the Gunslinger and Warp 2000 will also help SWAT fit in nicely.
------------------ For the sake of yourself, don't take anything I say seriously.