Timber Wolf?

Monday, November 10, 2003 5:11 AM
The "Roller Coaster Rollback" today states...


11/10/1978 - Worlds of Fun (Kansas City, Missouri) unveils plans for the Timber Wolf wooden coaster.

If the ride opened in 1989, it took them about 10 years to build this ride? Is there something I am missing here? Is there a story about this ride I don't know? 10 years seems like an aweful long time between releasing plans and have the ride ready to ride. To me, it would seem like if the plans were unveiled, the ride would be ready to build. Anybody have any more info on this?

- onceler

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Monday, November 10, 2003 5:20 AM
My guess would be it is a typo and should be 11/10/1988.

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"Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time." Personally, I'll settle for a ride on a decent coaster.

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Monday, November 10, 2003 9:17 AM
Yeah, when I looked at that this morning I was like "whoa, ten years to build a ride?" Talk about anticipation. I too was gonna make a post about it until I came back to reality and realized it was a simple typo. It shouldn't say 1979, but rather 1988 or '89.

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Monday, November 10, 2003 11:42 AM
Definitely not 1989 since it opened in the spring of `89. Timber Wolf is what made me an enthusiast back in 1989
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-Matt in Iowa
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Monday, November 10, 2003 12:59 PM
um ok

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 6:28 AM
Interesting to note that the two Summers/Dinn wooden coasters that opened in 1989 were originally built for independently-owned parks but now fall under the CF umbrella.

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-Rob
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Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 9:15 AM
They were destined... ;)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 11:58 AM
Well, both of them did get trims on their first drops!

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 1:51 PM
Trims on the first drop....ugh!!!. I heard Tonerre de Zues (which receives much glory, laud and honor) was modeled from this ride. I wonder if Ghostrider (which is king intensity) will suffer the same fate?

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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 5:10 AM
I would give up on a coaster if it took 10 years to build.

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SOB crew in 2002
TRTR crew in 2003
.....Yeah, I think that smoke is supposed to be there.....

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