Transportable Rapids Ride

Monday, October 14, 2002 11:50 AM
This looks excellent, someone posted this on another board, and I think its looks great fun, It is made by Reverchon Industries which is based in France and this looks like being a great little rapids ride, I especially like the look of the Slide Section after the Lift Hill.
Also they dont take up too much room, so I wonder if any small parks will take advantage of one of these superb looking rides??? After all, I think it would be great if we saw a few of these popping up at some parks as they look a lot better than some Rapids Rides I have ridden thats for sure ;)

Anyway, Check it out for yourself at this address

http://wipeout.free.fr/step1/12.htm

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Monday, October 14, 2002 12:10 PM
I think SFEG should take it. They need a water ride!

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Monday, October 14, 2002 12:15 PM
SFEG has a rapids ride.

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Monday, October 14, 2002 12:17 PM
Does SFAW have a rapids ride? This could fit in nicely by Wave.

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Monday, October 14, 2002 12:23 PM

Yes, SFAW has a river rapids ride, Thunder River. In fact, it was the first in the world and was revamped over the last off season.

I see this as a good installation for fairs, very small parks, and maybe even some waterparks.

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Monday, October 14, 2002 12:30 PM

chris - SFAW's new 2003 coaster, the Arrow-designed "Wave," can easily fit over Thunder River.

Moosh

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Monday, October 14, 2002 12:35 PM

But I thought SFAW was getting "Shock" and that SFKK was getting "Wave"...

bill, who has an *inkling* of where SW will end up....sleeping with the fishes!

edit: this thing looks too lame for either park IMO....wow, that is NOT for a "big-time park"....

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 10/14/2002. ***

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Monday, October 14, 2002 12:36 PM
that is awesome, it would be cooler if i had one in my backyard
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Monday, October 14, 2002 12:48 PM
Little off topic, but i can't find the other thread... at the same site i found this: http://wipeout.free.fr/step1/19.htm
I think it qualifies as a coaster and it does leave the track... (and we all know how long that discussion lasted)

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Monday, October 14, 2002 12:50 PM

Moosh - And that will settle all the space issues for SFAW.

bill - If placed around the rapids ride, Wave seems much more appropriate. You're absolutely right about this ride not fitting in at 'big time' parks. Hence the ride screams Astroglide to me. ;)

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Monday, October 14, 2002 12:57 PM

chris & 'Gator - my sources indicate to me that the part of Shockwave going to SFAW will indeed be placed over Thunder River. In addition, they're going to add a few geysers to Thunder River that would also soak riders of the coaster as well, probably under the corkscrews.

Expect an announcement during or after IAAPA.

Moosh

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Monday, October 14, 2002 1:03 PM

And this is why I get pissed when people say Six Flags is not creative.

I know I'll be heading to Houston this summer to catch a Wave.

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Monday, October 14, 2002 1:11 PM
That river rapids ride looks like something to put in a fair, NOT in a major theme park. I would also like the idea of having that in my back yard!:) Think of how much money I could get from the locals!
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Monday, October 14, 2002 1:13 PM

Mamoosh said:

chris & 'Gator - my sources indicate to me that the part of Shockwave going to SFAW will indeed be placed over Thunder River. In addition, they're going to add a few geysers to Thunder River that would also soak riders of the coaster as well, probably under the corkscrews.

Expect an announcement during or after IAAPA.

Moosh

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 10/14/2002. ***


Are you serious? I thought you guys were just joking bout splitting SW into Shock and Wave... oh boy...

Edit: BTW, Helios, cool sig. I speak, think, and dream coasters, too!

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*** This post was edited by Mr. G-lix on 10/14/2002. ***

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Monday, October 14, 2002 1:13 PM

I agree, chris. Just think...Six Flags could have spent a few million buck on a new B&M or Intamin, but with a substantially lower budget for new attractions for 2003 it would mean that other parks would have to go without new rides this year. Instead, they get creative and find a way to give two parks new coasters *and* save money. Its a win-win situation for everyone involved.

Moosh

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Monday, October 14, 2002 1:19 PM

Mr. G-lix said:
Are you serious? I thought you guys were just joking bout splitting SW into Shock and Wave... oh boy...


I *thought* 'Moosh was kidding as well....oh, the things I don't know....but then again, I did go 2 for 3 on HW's expansion plans...:). But if they REALLY wanted win-win, they'd take my resume....

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Monday, October 14, 2002 1:24 PM
Six Flags is creative. Here at Fiesta Texas for Fright Fest they made all the water in the park (Except for the Bugs Bunny's White Water Rapids ride) red! That's cool because their river rapids ride (The Gully Washer) was completely red.
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Monday, October 14, 2002 1:44 PM

'Gator - I checked with a source of mine in Chicago and he claims that "Wave" is just a project code name and that the actual name of the coaster is still being decided by SFAW top brass.

Moosh

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 10/14/2002. ***

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Monday, October 14, 2002 1:50 PM
Is SFAW Six Flags Astroworld? If it is, they are getting a new coaster?!? I thought it didn't have room for diddly squat.
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Monday, October 14, 2002 1:52 PM

Yes, SFAW = Six Flags Astroworld. If you don't think they have room for new coasters, you have never seen pictures of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Indiana Beach, or heck even RollerSoaker at Hersheypark.

Moosh

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