Valleyfair announces suspended Top Spin for 2005

Posted Monday, August 23, 2004 9:36 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Valleyfair today announced the addition of RipTide for 2005, a Huss suspended Top Spin. The ride is identical to the one found at Knott's Berry Farm.

Read the press release from Valleyfair.

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Monday, August 23, 2004 10:34 AM
Monday, August 23, 2004 10:54 AM
Does this foreshadow things to come within any other Cedar Fair parks next year? We'll see...
Monday, August 23, 2004 11:47 AM
Was the ride designed specifically for Knott's or is it just a genral flat ride? We already know what 2 parks are getting?
Monday, August 23, 2004 12:35 PM
Watching the video makes me want to toss thy cookies. I love Tomb Raider and Texas Twister if Valleyfair runs this like Knott's it will be a lot of fun! Hopefully we will see other CF parks get one.
Monday, August 23, 2004 12:42 PM
I was starting to lose hope for something new. Maybe a new coaster in the distant future. (sigh).
Monday, August 23, 2004 12:50 PM
I've never been on a ride like this before. It looks like alot of fun! Hopefully there will be one at CP next year as well.
*** This post was edited by Eric J. 8/23/2004 12:51:24 PM ***
Monday, August 23, 2004 1:03 PM
CoasterMNGuy: Lose hope for something new? What on earth are you talking about? What's this or this and this and this?
The Foam Ball Factory kicks Arse. Period. I really hate that Da Midget will be too tall to get us in next year. Screw Dragon Wagons - these are the best reason ever to 'steal' a kid.

Sometimes I swear coaster folks just don't get it....

Monday, August 23, 2004 2:05 PM
Mayhaps CF got a multi-installation deal from Huss?? :)
Monday, August 23, 2004 2:15 PM
Or perhaps the first one was so successful that they ordered another. There are three parks out of the chain that won't get one in the future, due to them already having Top Spins (WOF, DP, and GL).
Monday, August 23, 2004 2:26 PM
Actually, I think the Riptides replaced an older ride both KBF and VF had.

I suppose they'll keep MiA's model running until it no longer can and go from there.

*** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya 8/23/2004 2:27:09 PM ***

Monday, August 23, 2004 3:12 PM
Trabant will be moved but not removed for RipTide.
Monday, August 23, 2004 3:14 PM
I'll guess it's going where Northern Lights is now.
Again, just a guess.
Monday, August 23, 2004 3:28 PM
Good point, I-Fan. Adding these to VF and KBF only leaves CP and MA without some sort of Top Spin.
Monday, August 23, 2004 4:10 PM
I thought the press release said it would be in the middle of the games area and the whole section would be re-themed. So would'nt that be just before you get to the Trabant and Supercat?
Monday, August 23, 2004 4:11 PM
Northern lights was down most of last season and had almost no ridership this season. It was probably down a bit this season too. But I heard from some ride ops at ValleyFair Online that Trabant would just be moved aside and not far.
Monday, August 23, 2004 4:26 PM
Playa said: Actually, I think the Riptides replaced an older ride both KBF and VF had

Knott's Riptide [Huss Top Spin] replaced a Zamperla Rotoshake [aka Camp Snoopy's Mighty Axe].


Monday, August 23, 2004 5:04 PM
Okay, what flat got replaced before that one?
Monday, August 23, 2004 5:53 PM
Thats looks like an awesome ride. They should have installed something similar at Great America - King Chaos is a joke and a waste of time. VERY short cycle and maybe one flip.
Monday, August 23, 2004 7:07 PM
Playa - last year Knott's received a Chance Revolution [La Revolution] which replaced two flats: a Falling Star and something called Tumbler [Camp Snoopy has/had one of those, had a kind of "leapfrog" motion to it].

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