This family coaster at Quassy looks dope

Thursday, January 8, 2009 10:29 PM

Proposing the ride this Feb., I assume for a 2010 season. Here's a direct link to the rendering:

Honestly the layout looks like quite the little thriller given the 35' height.

Thursday, January 8, 2009 11:11 PM

That does look pretty cool for a 35 ft. tall family coaster. It reminds me of a wooden version of the Jaguar at Knott's. Not the biggest of fastest coaster you will ever find but still a fun ride that I go on every time I go there.

Thursday, January 8, 2009 11:20 PM

With their steel Monster Mouse slated for the BBYITS* very soon the park needs a new signature coaster. This family woodie looks perfect...hope it gets approved.

*Big Bone Yard In The Sky

Last edited by Mamoosh, Thursday, January 8, 2009 11:20 PM
Friday, January 9, 2009 12:31 AM

NOOO! Not the mouse. I absolutely loved that thing. It's the most unsafe I have felt in a seriously long time. :)


Friday, January 9, 2009 1:24 AM

Yup, that mouse. I agree, it's a gem and a rare one at that. In fact the only others in North America are at Tinkertown Family Fun Park in Winnepeg, Puyallup Fair just south of Seattle and the one under construction at Amusement Park Drive in Montana.

But it's old and parts are hard to come by or expensive to replicate. As sad as I would be to see it go this Jr. Woodie would be a wonderful replacement.

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:11 AM

I totally agree that this would make a worthwhile replacement, and I really hope it passes the city. Quassy is such a gem of a place. Easily one of my favorite little parks around.

I'm all for the big places, but when you can go to a park, and feel like you'd be alright just chillin' up against a tree in the shade, like a neighborhood park (think playground), it's such a great experience.

Friday, January 9, 2009 8:10 AM

Will this be the first Gravity Group coaster to get the new trains?

Friday, January 9, 2009 9:49 AM

I can't believe anyone still describes good things as "dope." What's next, quoting Bel Biv DeVoe lyrics?

Friday, January 9, 2009 10:20 AM

Jason Hammond said:Will this be the first Gravity Group coaster to get the new trains?

Who knows? But if they are, I'll be one of the first to see them :)

Friday, January 9, 2009 11:07 AM

I only visited Fantasy Farm one time - here are some highlights:

Animals sleeping (?) all day, not seeming to mind the swarms of flies.

A dark ride that was, well, dark.

A boat ride with a dry canal.

The Whip control box catching fire while we were on it, and the operator attempting to extinguish it by beating it with a greasy rag.

The Monster Mouse! I loved that ride and spent most of the day on it. Those Herschell mice were among the most precarious and scary, IMO, with that angle iron track. I was hoping to visit Quassy someday so I could experience it again. It was the dopiest!

Friday, January 9, 2009 11:11 AM

I doubt this ride will be first to get the new trains, because I would think that whoever gets them first would have to subsidize the R&D. Not saying it's impossible, but it would surprise me.

Friday, January 9, 2009 4:09 PM

Not sure if it's me, but that thing looks pretty darn similar to Triple Hurricane from Cypress....hopefully Quassy will come up with a beeter name for theirs... :)

Friday, January 9, 2009 5:26 PM

Gator - if Quassy comes up with a beeter name I bet some will be seeing red! ;)

Last edited by Mamoosh, Friday, January 9, 2009 5:26 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2009 2:44 AM

Jeff said:
I can't believe anyone still describes good things as "dope." What's next, quoting Bel Biv DeVoe lyrics?

I grew up in the 80's. I'm partial to "totally awesome", "radical" and "gnarly" myself.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 12:44 PM

Despite the 35 foot height, the coaster will have more of an elevation change than that- the reason they have to keep it low to the ground is because of the local government/residents hassling them about the height.

Last edited by F5Twister, Wednesday, January 14, 2009 5:26 PM
Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:42 AM

^^ How about tubular?

Looks like a cool little coaster, definitely featuring an "adult coaster" profile in a much smaller size (kinda like Dutch Wonderland's coaster). It would make a nice little park even better.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:40 PM

Looks like a swell ride. :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009 11:00 AM



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