Wednesday, October 30, 2002 3:28 PM
Is Galveston really getting a new park? They said that the owner of Landry's bought the Flagship hotel and plans to spend 7.2 million dollars on a rollercoaster and other rides. I live like 20 min. away from it and building a park there would be great! But w/ all of this hurricane stuff I dont think thats the smartest place to put it (expecially on the pier)
Titan da' mac daddy of dem all!
Lone Star Thrills
Wednesday, October 30, 2002 3:30 PM
He PLANS to build .. doesn't mean he's gotten the funding or approval of the local government or citizens.
Galveston used to have a great old amusement park, Hurricanes aren't that regular in the Houston area anyway, just recently they've had a few and tropical storms.
Wednesday, October 30, 2002 4:37 PM
Here is a little article on the hotel and it mentions a coaster doesn't say what kind though.
Army Rangers lead the way
Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:38 PM
Landry's has built a few small amusement properties so far, namely the Kemah boardwalk and a similiar environment currently under construction in downtown Houston (the big ferris wheel's already up). However, this proposed hotel development in Galveston would be the first time they've erected a coaster and not just a couple flat rides and a train. He's also got plans to build a jungle cruise type ride at a new Rainforest Cafe in Galveston. Still, no idea how ambitious they will be with this pier coaster. It could be something really minor like a Galaxi or the Pacific West Coaster, or it could be a nice boardwalk woodie - who knows? It'll probably be over a year before we find out.
Thursday, October 31, 2002 3:35 AM
I'm from the northeast so I know boardwalk amusements.
A boardwalk style woodie would be nice...but I don't think it's gonna happen. It probably would end up being a pinfari or zamperla or galaxi or zeirer (does zeirer even make coasters anymore?) or with some luck mabye a spinning wild mouse or even regular wild mouse.
Thursday, October 31, 2002 3:42 AM
Some non roller coaster ride possibilities:
small S&S tower chance inverted carpet skyride just about anything by zamperla heavily themed mini golf
Thursday, October 31, 2002 8:04 AM
Landry's has been buying flat rides from Chance, specificly. Ferris wheels, crazy subs, Pharoah's Fury, carousels, trains, etc.
Thursday, October 31, 2002 8:16 AM
And from what I can tell, Landy's hasn't been buying used attractions for their little "parks". So, on retrospect I wouldn't be surprised if Chance-Morgan cut them a deal and we see something along the lines of Pacific Park's ride.