Valleyfair's new ride?

Tuesday, August 27, 2002 7:17 AM
Ok, something is up. Everyone has been pinching pennies around the park anychance they get. Everything closes as early as possable, we work on a minumal staff, it's deffinitly a sign of something. What I do know, is YES, theres will be a new ride. No, it won't be up by Challenge Park. (See, technicly I'm not employed there anymore, although this is all rumor and speculation.) It's presumed that they may expeand the park to fit this one in. Valleyfair sits on about only about 1/3 of the land that we actualy own. Past Thunder Canyon, and beyond the EPL (Employee Parking LOT) is just a bunch of trees, but they own all that land. It's also rumored (for fellow emloyees) that we are all getting a raise next year. Some say inverted. As to what it actualy is, only managment really knows. If anyone heard something about the pepsi machines... that a bunch of crap. It has nothing to do with it. Oh, one last thing, as far as my department, games, look for some changes as well. Bob's Space Racer guys came through the department the other week while I was still working there. They were taking measuerments and inspecting some of the games. We heard them say they wanted to take down a couple games. Ring Toss, and Scatterball. Anyhow, Thats all for now.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2002 7:31 AM

All that land beyond the trees is also subject to flooding as it's beyond the flood wall.

EPL is rather low and even more likely to flood than the rides beyond the wall (Excalibur, TC).

There's nothing going there.

They'll start scooping up dirt where I told you they would after Labor Day.

-'Playa

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*** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya on 8/27/2002. ***

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Tuesday, August 27, 2002 9:56 AM

OK, the reason they cut back on hours is because:

1. Too many people that were hired acctually came to work. More people were there than they expected, so they cut down on hours. When people were mad about that, they got other jobs, etc. so when VF wanted them to work more, they couldn't because of their 2nd job. SO it seemed at the end of the summer that we had no staff.

2. Larry is more concerned about budgeting than Walt was.

The land behind Ex and TC is extremely expensive, so they wouldn't build on that for many years, or we'll have to wait 4-5 more years for the next big ride. There are plenty of other places they can put things. Cedar Fair knows what they are doing.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2002 10:14 AM
What about the Pepsi machines? The picture on the machines are Cedar Point, they are not a catalog of future VF expansions. The Impulse will be by Challenge Park. I see them flipping the parking lot closer to the VF Commons area and turning most of the present day parking area into the expansion before they spend a ton of money extending the flood wall. That area behind Excalibur floods when it drizzles. Just my opinion though.

*** This post was edited by valleyfair!guy on 8/27/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by valleyfair!guy on 8/27/2002. ***

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Tuesday, August 27, 2002 2:00 PM
Oh yeah, and that "rumor" about getting raises is probably true. This last year was the first time in over 10 years that all positions at VF didn't get raises. It's just something they try and do every year.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2002 7:24 PM
I am going to VF on sat so i will look aound and see whats up!¡!
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Thursday, August 29, 2002 12:39 PM

There's nothing to see but three red painted 'X' marks right now. But if you walk due north from the VF re-entry gate by Challenge park, you'll see B02 -2.

B02 -1 and B02 - 3 are to the east and west.

-'Playa

(who'll stop by tomorrow anyway, as he does almost every other Friday)

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 1:49 PM
About the land behind TC and Excalibur..isn't that some sort of reserve almost...I heard somewhere (can't remember who) that if they develop that "swamp" land they have to create twice as much "swamp" land somewhere else..not sure if it's true or not, but being as it is quite prone to flooding VF would think twice of putting another attraction back there. There is that nice patch of land across from the pool of hurricane falls but i think that would only suffice a flat ride...
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Thursday, August 29, 2002 2:18 PM

screamers said:
About the land behind TC and Excalibur..isn't that some sort of reserve almost...


Right idea, wrong side of the park. There is a reserve in the area, but it's to the east of the park, not the west.

Murphy's Landing (a historic site--think Greenfield Village on a really tight budget) borders the park on the Excalibur side.

-'Playa

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The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 6:33 PM

CoastaPlaya said:
"Murphy's Landing (a historic site--think Greenfield Village on a really tight budget)"

Ouch. I feel bad for the kids in school that have to visit that place on a field trip year in, year out.

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Tommy Penner (Who went to Greenfield Village about 5+ consecutive years in a row in middle and elementary school) - Variable X
Cedar Point FanBoy since 2001.

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 7:34 PM
hey everyone how's everyone doing!¡!I'm going to VF so i will ask around to see whats new!¡!
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Thursday, August 29, 2002 7:43 PM
o i all most 4 got my grandpa knows what VF is getting but he wont tell me!¡!Now you uys are thinking yeah right well my grandpa does stock for the owner of VF,CP and te other parks but anyway, the owner alway's talks to my grandpa and to see whare they will stand when taking out stock and stuff like that but getting back to what i was saying my granpa said that we are all going to be surprised on what it is!¡!
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Thursday, August 29, 2002 8:28 PM

Charlie, You sound like a nice guy, so please don't get mad at me. I have a trick I can teach about coasterbuzz. See that little edit button above each post? It's cool to use because if you want to add something to one of your old posts, it allows you to do it without posting again.

I don't know why, but it seems that everyone around here uses it when they fogot to say something. It's cool. You can also use it to fix misspelled words of typos. We all have typos sometimes

Someone else can tell you about about the abbreviations.

Welcome to Coasterbuzz. It's a lot of fun if you follow a few simple guidelines. I would suggest reading the Terms of Service located at the homepage. It will save you a lot of problems in the future.

I am looking forward to hearing what VF builds as well. I really hope it's a B&M inverted. Whatever they get will be great though.

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*** This post was edited by dexter on 8/30/2002. ***

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Thursday, August 29, 2002 9:00 PM
Dexter, I just think its funny that you took half your page to stand on a soapbox and tell someone how something is run and then took one sentence to actually answer the question to the post. ah the humor.
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Thursday, August 29, 2002 9:26 PM
Yep, I'm a very funny guy8P I was bored. No soapbox though. I really think Corbo is a cool dude.

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Friday, August 30, 2002 6:45 PM
Well Dexter you got one thing right!¡! :) I really think Corbo is a cool dude.


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Friday, August 30, 2002 7:28 PM

Okayyyyyy, so why is Charlie Corbo going to 'check things out' and 'ask around' if his grandpa already knows? And the owner of VF--what's her name?

- 'Playa

(who's uncle's daddy's great aunt's third cousin's niece says Charlie's 'all-knowing grandpa' tale is packed with more crap than a week-old Depends)

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The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.

*** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya on 8/30/2002. ***

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Saturday, August 31, 2002 3:00 PM
Like i said coastaPlaya my grand pa does know, but wont tell me like i said here(grandpa knows what VF is getting but he wont tell me!¡!) thats y I went to day to see whats up!¡! and when I asked to see if they were getting anything new they said that we were getting an impulse coaster!¡!
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Saturday, August 31, 2002 8:34 PM
Employees of a park can say what ever they want. Only management knows and they will keep it hush-hush until they make an announcement. Employees my speculate, but generally they aren't given the information until the official press announcement.
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Saturday, August 31, 2002 8:53 PM
Not true completely across the board, but pretty much as a whole you hit the nail on the head with that statement.

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