Posted Friday, May 23, 2003 4:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Six Flags Worlds of Adventure had hoped to finish construction by now on Hurricane Mountain, an attraction that consists of seven water slides that can reach speeds of 27 miles per hour. A park spokesman said recent wet weather, coupled with frozen ground earlier this spring, pushed back the construction schedule for Hurricane Mountain, which was to open to season pass holders tonight and to all park visitors on Saturday when the park's other water attractions will open for the season.
Read more from The Akron Beacon Journal.
SFWoA has been working 24/7 on the Hurricane Mountain structure (yes, even throughout the night with huge light structures). It is close, I'd say one to two more weeks for it. Shark Attack WILL be open for Season Pass holders tonight and prizes will be given out between 6-9pm. I don't think it's SFWoA on when exactly they have the go ahead to announce the past plans for the water slide (I would be almost certain this is corporates fault...and we all know how they are).
On the bright side: It's going to be WAYYYyyy to cold for the waterslides this weekend and into early next week. It's calling for a high of LOW 50's all this weekend. So I don't think the general peeps will notice to much. There are going to be 3 shows taking place INSIDE Hurricane Harbor this year (something I don't think they have ever done). And the landscaping should look REALLY good around all the new slides due to the MASSIVE amounts of "nice" brick laying around the place (compared to blacktop laying at some parks...which I have never figured out).
"The Future of Roller Coasters"
I could be wrong, but it really looks that way to me.
Six Flags procrastinates just about any new project for most parks except those parks who are in the top 5... Let's see...
Worlds of Adventure didn't have the water park expansion ready on time
New England is still under construction of their water park expansion
The Great Escape is also facing delays until mid/late June for their new coaster...
...all because they started into the 2003 season, and not in 2002 like they should have. There's probably more parks too that did this, not taking into account a cold winter.
But on the other hand... La Ronde had 7 rides to build this year. To my surprise, all 7 rides opened with the park on may 17th!
SFWoA TL 2003!
Nah, you're right... because we all know how accurate weather forecasts are, especially months in advance.
Is that a Q-bot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
I am a little skeptical about their excuses. A park just down the way was able to get a much larger structure open on time. "
except a "ceartin" park down the way started their coaster (not water slide) in 2001. nice try, fanboy
Hmmm... 2 and 2 come together to make 4. Way to reinforce Wahoo's point.
Just to switch gears for a moment, does anyone have any construction photos of this new area? I'll be hitting this park in less than a month and plan on doing the water park as well. I'm curious as to the scale of these new slides.
Okay, back to our regularly scheduled SF/CF flame war...
*Something* wicked this way comes...to the west coast in 2004!
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