Valleyfair getting a new coaster or not???

Monday, August 7, 2006 5:29 PM
If it was to be a coaster i dont think it would be wood, to say the least cmon this is cedar fair were talking about.

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Monday, August 7, 2006 5:42 PM
Why not? I think that now GCI has become more popular, CF could start making more wooden coasters now. Not just because of GCI, but because better wooden coasters are being made.
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Monday, August 7, 2006 6:40 PM

VF--New-coaster07 said:
Why not? I think that now GCI has become more popular, CF could start making more wooden coasters now. Not just because of GCI, but because better wooden coasters are being made.

Sure, GCI has been doing well for themselves, but I think this is hardly a reason to believe that a certain park will install one of their rides.

I think MagnumBarrel is correct when saying wood is doubtful. VF is lacking a couple of signature steel designs, and Cedar Fair hasnt built a wooden coaster in quite some time. Although not impossible, I think a GCI is one of the least likely possibilities overall.

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Monday, August 7, 2006 7:56 PM
^Yeah and we thought that CP would never build another Intamin coaster after the problems TTD has been having since being built. What's your point?

Oh and CFLP hadn't built a rapids ride either until Grand Rapids @ MiA -- again what's your point?

Not saying either way what it may or may not be, but when does it end up being a GCII, will you all eat crow?

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Monday, August 7, 2006 8:33 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar When or if? ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Monday, August 7, 2006 8:55 PM
Ok, but remember that I was the one who called it.
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Monday, August 7, 2006 11:28 PM
^You do realize that a lot of us on here do know stuff about upcoming projects, yet do not say anything either way. You would be surprised how many people already know what Maverick is.


Acoustic Viscosity said:
When or if?

Yes :)

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Tuesday, August 8, 2006 3:33 PM
Went to Coaster Craze:

During the morning ERT on High Roller, I witness a ride op make a comment to the loaded train in the station about "keeping your eyes open for something new next year".

When asked to continue he looked over to the other ride ops and seemed to regret bringing it up.

Went to ACE Preservation Conference:

First question of the Q&A during dinner was about these rumors. The speaker's answer was a very vague yes about something to look forward to but does not know what...so he says.

Later that night another ACE member told me he continued to talk to the speaker until he got a real answer. And the answer was a new woodie. Did not get if it was to be GCI or not though.

Even though there is evidence of the GCI possibility, I will still hold this to speculation concidering my personal source on what kind of coaster this will be. But the other question is answered in my mind that VF will recieve another coaster for 2007.

And if it is a woodie, take into account that there are already two "out-n-backs" at this park. Even if one is a steel hyper.

I've seen the stakes by the tunnel. And there is one visible through the fences across the road towards T Canyon. I did not see any at the antique cars. Did not know to look there until after everything was done.

READY FOR 2007


Thanks for another great season, VF!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2006 6:49 PM
^Where were you sitting at lunch at Coster Craze? CostaPlaya and I were sitting right in front of the "prize table".
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Tuesday, August 8, 2006 7:21 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Yes? You're such a tease. ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Tuesday, August 8, 2006 8:04 PM
Maybe in '08 like mentioned earlier, but I doubt it for '07. With all that CF is going through right now having just purchased Paramount's parks, I wouldn't count on any huge cost rides for the very near future.

Beyond what has already been announced or known about already for next season, I can see CF tightening the pocketbook for a couple of years to work toward elimating their recently aquired debt.

I could also see a bulk of what will be happening being behind closed doors. Getting all the new parks up to CF standards will be their #1 priority and that includes more things than "what's our next ride going to be?!" That's just my opinion though.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2006 8:04 PM
Hey - why haven't they combined a zero g roll with a corkscrew? (Sorry for the random question - we were talking about the jo jo earlier) *** Edited 8/9/2006 12:10:09 AM UTC by coasterMNguy...***

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Tuesday, August 8, 2006 8:27 PM

Floorless Fan said:
Maybe in '08 like mentioned earlier, but I doubt it for '07. With all that CF is going through right now having just purchased Paramount's parks, I wouldn't count on any huge cost rides for the very near future.

Why not? Patriot was bought 2 years before it was built. I'm sure the same thing is going on here. PP's purchase has nothing to do with anything. Unline SF Parks, each park in the CFLP chain has their own pool of money to draw from. IF the ROI is not there then it doesn't get built.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2006 8:56 PM
Also, we still have some money leftover. We still had money from the 05 limit, which carried over to the 06 limit so now we have a tad bit left and with the 07 limit and wooden coasters being relevently cheap I think Valleyfair could afford one.
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Tuesday, August 8, 2006 10:51 PM
^Proof?
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Wednesday, August 9, 2006 9:34 AM

Swoosh said:
^Where were you sitting at lunch at Coster Craze? CostaPlaya and I were sitting right in front of the "prize table".

I was way in the back corner by the waterpark sitting with the old guy in the leather vest. I was the one wearing the green bucket hat with the ACE patch on the front.

I think I know who you are too. I remembered you from Mayhem at WOF, answering all the trivia questions. And I've seen your site and agree that the event at WOF was better. Even if VF is my home park.


Thanks for another great season, VF!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2006 9:59 AM
If Valleyfair is gettign a new coaster, chances are it was planned a few years ago, way before any deal for Paramount Parks was even considered.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2006 11:16 AM

Swoosh said:
^Proof?

Xtreme Swing was running before Christmas.


hello
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Wednesday, August 9, 2006 12:04 PM

Wild Thing91 said:

Swoosh said:
^Proof?

Xtreme Swing was running before Christmas.


That is NOT proof that there is money left over and I'm not exactly sure what you are getting at by even mentioning it.


WildThingNative said:
I think I know who you are too. I remembered you from Mayhem at WOF, answering all the trivia questions.

Yes that was me at Mayhem. IT really wasn't fair on my part to answer all of those questions since there was maybe (at most) 5 people in attendance that even half-way knew most of that stuff. I just happen to be a huge WOF nerd like Jennifer Lovesee-Mast (The one doing the questions) and just happend to know things like that.

At Craze, I was wearing my yellow MiG polo, if that helps.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2006 12:30 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar I was disappointed, I ddidn't get to test my Timber Wolf trivia in that contest.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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