I am wondering what the current status is of the 3 big parks being planned or built up here in the Northwest. I don't want rumors, just any facts, however small. Especially about the Great Northwest Park, and any current work being done at Wild Waves (Six Flags Northwest) Thanks! ----------------- ;)I like what I hear;) www.mp3.com/ethyl
I'd also like to know what's going on with the Great Northwest Theme Park! Last I'd heard they had been waiting for some proposed state legislation that would have exempted them from paying taxes on the construction costs or something along those lines. I think the legislation was unsuccessful. Where that leaves us now is likely anyone's guess.
Their URL (if it is indeed registered by the development company) is: http://www.thegreatnorthwest.com/ and a quick check of the domain owners reveals that it is indeed a company from Kentucky who registered it. (the domain name) Wasn't the development group the same group that developed Kentucky Kingdom? I guess we can only hope that they will realize just how BIG the potential market is. Considering that B.C., Washington and Oregon are all part of the "No Coaster Zone" that's millions of potential customers.
I'll be making my second trip to California this year in October so I can get my coaster fix. I sure wish I only had to go to Seattle! I'd buy a Season's Pass for sure!!
Yeah, I have that link in my favorites hoping that someday I will find something other than their logo there. I think it is the same developers as KK. You are right about the potential. We have suffered for years up here. I hate to have to go anywhere else, although I certainly don't mind rollercoaster vacations! It would be nice if Six Flags gets their new Northwest park rolling soon. I heard that they are moving quickly forward starting in the off-season this winter. Silverwood is a great little park, but a little too far away for a weekend getaway. Thanks for the info. Anyone else? ----------------- ;)I like what I hear;)
My uncle owns the land right next to where they want to build this new park called "Space World" (I think that is the tentative name) in Winlock WA. That is being tied up in an amazing amount of legislation. I know that the farmers want to keep their land quiet, if you will, but you would think that they would be quietly thrilled at the chance to improve the value of their property. ----------------- ;)I like what I hear;) www.mp3.com/ethyl
Do you know if Washington has state-wide height limitations for coaster height? If so, that would be too bad. We could get some great coasters locally, no doubt. B&M makes great ones under 150 feet. But I do love the 300 footers.
I don't personally 'know' if they have height restrictions, although a local source says that Wild Waves (soon to be Six Flags Northwest) has a restriction of 150 ft. That would explain the rather small Skycoaster they have as well as all the talk of building CCI woodies and a smaller B&M. Not that that is a bad thing! I guess the restriction comes from the city of Federal Way itself. Perhaps it is time to do additional research.
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From what I heard,the new coasters will not be ready until 2003 at Enchanted Village.Its too bad the Puyallup fair doesnt 'operate an amusement park like the PNE in Vancouver,BC does.They already have 3 coasters permanently on the property,as well as some other rides.The woodie there is notable because it is a 1935 John Miller running with Prior & Church flanged wheel trains from the long defunct Happyland Dipper,Vancouver,BC 1925-1947.
Brian toogood,if you want a good coaster fix without traveling to CA,head north to Vancouver,BC and go to the PNE/Playland.The wood coaster there,better known as Coaster,is the best woodie I have ever ridden.Nothing I have ridden has given me as much airtime as Coaster.For maximum airtime ,ride in the last seat of the train.Your only restraint is a lap bar.You will not regret it.
Ronald, I knew I could count on you for up to date info. I admittedly, haven't heard too much about the SF Wild Waves venture as of late. I am hoping to see some construction soon. It is only about 16 miles from my home, so I get by it fairly often. As per standard, SF tells us nothing on the website. Heck, they say Wild Thing is a "go get 'em coaster with no dead spots!" Wow....(big thumbs down) ------------------------- Check out my website
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I live in Victoria and have been to the PNE and ridden "Coaster" many, many times! It IS a great woodie! The corkscrew coaster also remains from Expo 86 but it is hardly worth mentioning! I need bigtime steel and the closest place to get that is still LA... <sighs>
Ronald S. Anderson said: Brian toogood,if you want a good coaster fix without traveling to CA,head north to Vancouver,BC and go to the PNE/Playland.
ZeroG, you need to write me! I can't write you because I can't get your e-mail address. We can hit a few parks together, and I can let you know what is up with my band too! You have to meet Cmiesen too. He is a cut-up! ------------------ Check it out!
Rob,the PNE opens for weekends only starting April 13th.I would love to meet up with you and cmiesen @ the PNE.I work retail(Fred Meyer)so it is uncertain I can get the weekend off and if that is Easter weekend there is no way I can get the weekend off ,but I will try anyway.My brother lives near Puyallup,so I would have a place to stay for the weekend.Also ,do you know if they run the coasters during the Spring Puyallup fair?
Ronald, yes they do run Coaster TR. I don't recall them running Wildcat, but knowing me, I am probably mistaken! I love that ride too...rough and tumble, and fast through the final 2 helixes. I think we could plan a huge family gathering, so keep in touch on e-mail. Write Chris too, and ZeroG. One more time.........ZeroG, write me through e-mail. Your doesn't show up on your info page. ------------------ www.tripowered.com