Tornado coming to SFGAm

Thursday, December 22, 2005 4:23 PM
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A ProSlide Tornado is coming to SFGAm. The GM said so at the construction tour before Hurricane Harbor opened and site preperation has already begun. The splash pool has been cleared out and the footer holes have been dug out. Looks like a great addition to SFGAm. *** Edited 12/22/2005 9:30:17 PM UTC by jonrev***

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Thursday, December 22, 2005 5:01 PM
It was pretty much a given that they would get one this year, especially with the popularity of the water park.
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Thursday, December 22, 2005 9:18 PM
I've known this since May. Until SFGAm makes an official announcement or vertical construction begins, there's not much to talk about.
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Thursday, December 22, 2005 9:25 PM
This has been known since before the waterpark opened, that they were going to install a Tornado.
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Friday, December 23, 2005 10:51 AM
I'm not saying the Tornado isn't a good addition...I really liked the ride at SFFT.

I *am* saying that it's an "ultra-low capacity ride", and that a waterpark as popular as Splashin' Safari....er, HH, could USE extra wave pools, lazy rivers, family raft rides, etc....stuff with the ability to handle CROWDS...

Just a thought, I sure saw some *really crowded* waterparks this past season...

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Friday, December 23, 2005 10:51 AM
I am sure with the popularity of the waterpark here, they will NEED to add a lot more than just a Tornado slide. There just isn't enough to do for the ammount of people that they let into the waterpark.
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Friday, December 23, 2005 11:31 AM
Low capacity?

PKI's carries a LOT of people, very quickly.

Will HH's have the conveyor?

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Friday, December 23, 2005 7:47 PM
It doesn't look like it'll have a conveyor.
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Friday, December 23, 2005 7:53 PM
OK, that sucks. The conveyor is a MAJOR Good Thing, increasing capacity slightly, and preventing you from lugging those horrible huge-ass tubes up all those steps.
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Friday, December 23, 2005 10:02 PM
It definitely will not have a conveyor. The pool is already poured and it doesn't have a chute on either side.
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Saturday, January 14, 2006 2:07 PM
Tornado Confirmed
http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/sixflags/23528/ *** Edited 1/16/2006 11:40:03 PM UTC by jonrev***
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Saturday, January 14, 2006 8:17 PM
The worst kept secret in park history. They sort of confirmed this without really confirming it last Spring and waited until NoCoasterCon today to announce it officially.

I agree it will be a good addition to HH but they actually need another wave pool and more slides to really get the capacity where it should be.

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 9:27 PM
In my experience, the Tornado at SFA's Hurricane Harbor has a really good capacity. Anytime you can send down more than one person at a time on a waterslide, you're making big progress in that area. The Cloverleaf tubes (and the Whirly Wheels) clear the funnel very quickly. So which one of the four designs will SFGAM get?
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Saturday, January 14, 2006 9:54 PM
It's a good addition, but I do agree that it sucks carrying up those HUGE tubes and it's low capacity. I've been on the one at SFA, which has no conveyor. It is a great ride though.
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Saturday, January 14, 2006 10:00 PM

Intamin Fan said:
(snipped)The Cloverleaf tubes (and the Whirly Wheels) clear the funnel very quickly. So which one of the four designs will SFGAM get?

I believe the other release I read on Marketwatch specifically said they would have the cloverleaf tubes.

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Monday, January 16, 2006 3:40 PM
All 12 Tornado rides that Six Flags now owns are exactly the same (some are mirror images of others). The only one that is slightly different is the original at SFNE (little smaller and has the solid color scheme).
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Monday, January 16, 2006 6:42 PM
I thought SFStL's was a little smaller.
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Monday, January 16, 2006 7:51 PM
The Tornado rides at the following Six Flags parks are all exactly the same size (some drop into the funnel from the left, some from the right):

Six Flags Great America - 2006

Six Flags America - 2005
Six Flags Darien Lake - 2005
Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom - 2005
Six Flags Splashtown - 2005
Six Flags St. Louis - 2005
Six Flags Waterworld Concord - 2005

Six Flags Fiesta Texas - 2004
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Arlingtion - 2004
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor L.A. - 2004
Six Flags White Water Atlanta - 2004

The one at Six Flags New England is a little different since it was the first one built in 2003.

This is the press release from SFSL http://www.sixflags.com/parks/stlouis/ParkPress/article012605.html

*** Edited 1/17/2006 12:52:26 AM UTC by SFZIP***

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