Rapids ride is temporarily closed for a new attraction in 2015. Here's an article: http://www.arlingtonvoice.com/story/entertainment/06/24/2014/sign-p...-speculati
The "spectacular" label on the Rapids sign makes me think it's some variation of the Lone Star Spectacular night show at Fiesta Texas.
I have to believe in has something to do with Adventure Theater (on the other end of the ride). I wouldn't think SFoT is taking out one of its major water rides (and the sign says "temporarily closed") which means either they're doing something near or around it, or we're getting the first every RMC hybrid rapids ride.Last edited by ApolloAndy, Friday, June 27, 2014 5:26 PM
Think of the maintenance costs that could be saved on the waterfalls alone. Much cheaper to zero-G roll the rafts under the water than all the costs associated with waterfall upkeep.Last edited by Tommytheduck, Friday, June 27, 2014 9:31 PM
Sadly, IIRC, that rapid rides was the site of a fatality due to a capsized raft.
Hope you guys aren't getting too excited, everyone knows this is gonna be a Starbucks.
This is a quote from an SFOT employee.
" I found out what it is. They're expanding the current building back over the holding pond. That's all I get to say at this point."
Was it the Lemon Chill guy or the Dippin' Dots guy?
A Starbucks?? LOL! Have you ever been to Texas in the middle of summer? I dont think people are gonna flock to a coffee spot when the temperature soars well over 95° in the height of the season. Im going with the Lone Star Spectacular as well (though I would love to see a B&M wing or flying coaster).
Son of Big Bend!
In my observances, outside temperatures have little to do with whether people will buy Starbucks or not.
1. The Starbucks thing is a joke.
2. Starbucks offers as many cold drinks as they do warm.
A Starbucks?? LOL! Have you ever been to Texas in the middle of summer? I dont think people are gonna flock to a coffee spot when the temperature soars well over 95° in the height of the season.
I would invite you to stop in to Magic Kingdom today, in summer, when it's 92 degrees.
Lol Andy, it was Bugs Bunny! Seriously, this employee has been with SFOT for many years. He's on the SFOT forum, where I get my info. Starting to agree with the others about the show. I'd like to see a new coaster, but this is SFOT we're talking about.
Because corporate tells Bugs Bunny what their construction plans are?
And fwiw, 2011 had almost 3 months straight of triple digit heat (and my poor wife was pregnant that summer). We almost broke the record for most consecutive days of triple digit heat with something like 70. This year has been pretty mild by all accounts as we haven't even broken 100 yet.
My source has been with SFOT since 1981 in various positions. He's working Giant and a few other rides this season.Last edited by Josh2112, Sunday, June 29, 2014 2:50 PM
That's fantastic. Ride ops, no matter their seniority, still don't get that info.
But Andy, he's on the SFOT forum, so.....
Edit to add:
I just did some quick math. He's Career Six Flags with 33 years service and he's a ride op? And he's spilling his guts on a forum? Ok, we HAVE to believe him.
I was just trying to give some info. I wasn't expecting to get ridiculed. Jesus! Last time I do that!
It's only your 13th post here, so a few things for you from this frequent poster.
1) We're a buncha cranky old guys who are tough to convince. We also have a couple of participants here who might be considered real experts.
2) Expect at least some ridicule if you wanna hang around here much. We've all taken it at one time or another, and most of it is good natured. We also have a couple of participants here who might be considered real comedians. Or, not.
3) We're not like some of those other forums out there. Since you're new, and if you haven't already, go to "About CoasterBuzz" and take time to read Jeff's advice on what and how to post here. It'll give you the info you need to know.
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