SIX FLAGS WOA

Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:21 AM
Is is a fact that SFWOA is getting a hyper for the upcoming 2003 season. If so, what are the details?

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:26 AM
Its not a fact, therefor there are no details.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:30 AM
They got APPROVAL from the city to go "up to" 210' (that was the correct number, right)....that doesn't mean they'll be *compelled* to build something 210' tall, only that they are allowed to. The park should be announcing pretty shortly....and no matter what they DO announce, the work on RWB (and I guess Villain now too) is what the park really needs to work on...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:33 AM
Do you have that pending announcement 'on good authority,' gator, or is it just a hunch?

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Hallowave

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:37 AM

Im really doubting this coaster now since parks are currently getting there rides built, and six flags doesnt have any work going on.. Unless they are waiting for the last days to be over since they are storing track in that Plot?

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Six Flags Worlds of Adventure Online

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:59 AM

I wouldn't give up hope just quite yet: X-Flight's supports were first spotted on the 26th of December. http://club.coasterbuzz.com/news/news.asp?NewsID=1012

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/news/news.asp?NewsID=1012

Given it is a hyper coaster (By Intamin), and the park has already been given permission to build, there really is no need to start particularly early, but if they were to start construction, it shouldn't be too much longer into the winter. I'd say if nothing is built by the new year, then Worlds Of Adventure won't be getting a hyper for next year

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Jes
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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:59 AM

that's "Authoritah" chris....man, we gotta get you onto South Park Unlimited, the unofficial website for all things Comedy Central....no, I am just making an *assumption* that the park's gotta say SOMETHING based on the fact that they got the city to approve the variance. There WAS mention of it in the ACE newsletter....and we KNOW that the ACE publications aren't exactly bastions of "late-breaking news items"...;).

Of course, the same newsletter mentioned a "long-awaited" hyper for SFM...so I gotta GUESS that the only thing to do now is to get one last set of rides this weekend, and hold on TIGHT, with all your might, for all things amusement-related....it's gonna be fun this off-season!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 12:34 PM

Zero-G said:

I wouldn't give up hope just quite yet: X-Flight's supports were first spotted on the 26th of December. http://club.coasterbuzz.com/news/news.asp?NewsID=1012



That's actually a very good point - your cautious optimism should give the rest of us who don't have much patience new hope.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 1:11 PM

From what I understand there will be no hyper next year. But they are doing something to the raging wolf bobs.... maybe a reprofile on this coaster ? ?

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 1:28 PM
A good retracking. Track has been stripped off some of the turns.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 1:31 PM

Also remember the size of X-flight compared to an Intamin hyper. The footers alone would need at least 6-8 weeks to cure properly, longer in colder weather.

If they are indeed getting a hypercoaster, we would see something by now(earth moving, stakes/flags, footer holes, etc.) I think its safe to say that since the park underperformed this year, The Cap-Ex fairy is gonna pass them by in 2003.

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*** This post was edited by Chris Godsey on 10/30/2002. ***

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 1:32 PM
It still is a possibility as Zero-G pointed out, but it seems to not look good. Other Six Flags parks have either made announcements or track has been spotted at the parks. There has been no such incidents up at Sfwoa. However, I could be wrong in my reasoning.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 1:36 PM
Chris, you have to understand that XF opened so late because of all the testing it went through.. Intamin/B&M hypers are simple machines relative to the Vakoma Flyers, so it wont need as long to test. Also, XF went up extremely fast, so no need to worry.

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Six Flags Worlds of Adventure Online

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 1:55 PM

Steve, Chris is talking about the size of the ride. If you can find a hypercoaster that A) has a smaller footprint, or B) has a shorter tracklength that is full curcuit, let me know :). I'd have to think that work would be starting soon if anything was to happen, but I'm definitely not looking for Intamin for 03 at WoA. Too bad too, I could use another Intamin hypercoaster credit :)

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Corey
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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 2:43 PM
rOLLocOASt: Superman: the Escape, Wicked Twister, and "Dragster" all go over 200 ft., and are therefore technicaly eligible for hypercoaster status, I think! ;-)
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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 2:48 PM
Well, by definition those rides aren't hypercoasters. S:TE is lauched and doesn't complete full circuit, same story with WT. And Dragster is probably going to be 300+ feet, so it would either be a giga or tera coaster.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 3:32 PM
For X Flight, they began site prep work immediately after the end of the season. The site was a large dirt pile until the day after Christmas when the track and structure appeared at the park.

Wouldn't S:ROS at SFDL be considered a ride with a small footprint? After all, it's just an "L" shaped ride.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 4:36 PM

Just because I am an evil person...I think it would be great for SFWOA to get the hyper. Nothing like having your competition build something TWICE as tall as your ride. That will bring the people back to your park ;)

-mikey

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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 7:41 PM
Just a wild guess, but I don't see SFWOA getting anything this year. If you accept as a given whatever they add will not be the fastest and tallest coaster in the world, plus go 400 feet straight down (i know that's not exactly true but that's what the GP will be talking about next summer) whatever they added would really pale in comparison. If they really want to bring epople in they'd lower the gate to like $30, then maybe a family would consider going there instead of CP, but as long as they're close to price parity, i'm pretty sure the whole clevelandmarket will be going west regardless, so why waste the money this year?
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Wednesday, October 30, 2002 8:20 PM

Hey, it was a joke of sorts, hence the ;-)

But now that you brought it up, Millennium Forced, who wrote the definition of Hypercaster, anyway? The first time I heard it defined, it was: A coaster with a height or drop of over two hundred feet. Well, that would include shuttles, and certainly anything over 300 or 400 ft. (sort of a "a square is also a rectangle" type of thing).

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