Cedar "Counter" Point
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 5:40 AM
Here's a pichttp://www.screamscape.com/html/s_s_family_fun_center_O.htm
If the link doesn't work there is additional pics at screamscape.
Question.. Will they or won't they have a 4D? *** Edited 3/30/2005 10:45:01 AM UTC by Cedar "Counter" Point***
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 7:32 AM
It would be nice to see them build a wooden coaster for the area or a thrust air, but any kind of coaster would go well with their expanding collection of flat rides.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 10:13 AM
They're building a Family Entertainment Center, not an amusement park. Considering that Utah isn't exactly Florida or Las Vegas, where tourist throughput can allow for small parks to build large coasters, I'm doubting that we'll see any major coasters at this fun park. Even though it's obvious that S&S is partly using this area as a showcase for its rides, large coasters are still a huge investment, and the couple thousand people that might visit the FEC won't be enough to rationalize the construction of a multi-million dollar steel or wooden coaster. There are plenty examples of their rides around the country, and it's common practice for parks to send management or representatives to other parks to "try out" attractions that they're thinking of purchasing.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:22 PM
I could easily see Stan C. installing a Screamin' Squirrel or something that is NOT currently available to try out at an existing park...of course, I also wouldn't be too surprised if one of the "prototypes" at the Fun Center went off to become an attraction at a park....a la Hypersonique...;)
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:31 PM
I agree. He's not going to build a 25 million dollar coaster. But, I wouldn't be surprised to see upcharge and smaller (flat rides) attractions show up to show off to potential buyers. BUT....I would expect any attractions would leave in a moments notice if purchased.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:32 PM
Rollergator, I'd like to see one of those launched 4D coasters installed there for parks to check out. I still have yet to get ride X. That coaster alone is a reason to make a trip to Magic Mountain.
I hope that it is a proving ground for S&S coasters and rides, but I have a feeling it may end up being a place with S&S upcharge rides.
*** Edited 3/30/2005 5:47:22 PM UTC by Coasterfantom2***
Cedar "Counter" Point
Thursday, March 31, 2005 8:33 PM
I'm sure S&S could build a small version or proto of a larger concept.
Thursday, March 31, 2005 8:59 PM
Gator sez: "...I could easily see Stan C. installing a Screamin' Squirrel or something that is NOT currently available to try out at an existing park..."
Friday, April 1, 2005 9:51 AM
Wonder how many GMs from US parks are going to HAVE to take a "working family vacation" to Italy to try that sucker out...;)