Posted Tuesday, June 3, 2003 4:57 AM | Contributed by brianwolters
Magic Springs & Crystal Falls in Hot Springs on Friday announced plans to build a 10-story-tall, Vekoma suspended looping roller coaster in time to open for the theme park’s summer 2004 season.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2003 5:03 AM
So, is this a "brand new" SLC or did they buy it used from somewhere?
Tuesday, June 3, 2003 6:31 AM
Brand new...at least that helps...
I was let down a little but I still think Magic Springs has a very bright future..it is just going to take a while to get there.
Tuesday, June 3, 2003 8:03 AM
An Investment is an investment. This ride will bring new crowds, and that's something that we all just have to respect.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2003 9:12 AM
Here is my take on Vekoma SLC's and Boomerangs. While not favorite rides of enthusiasts because of pacing, smoothness, and commonality, a smaller park will benefit greatly from a ride like that. The general public LOVES vekoma SLC's and there will be many people who will come to the park several times over to ride the ride. I think it may be a little more disappointing going to Magic Springs because they started up again with big investments and they seem to have been making some very impressive expansions but the expansions they made were on tight budgets and this one is on a budget as well. It's the most unique coaster experience they could get at the most reasonable price. The GP is probably ready for some inversions in that park.
Warning: I do not think like the average person. My remarks have plenty of thought behind them. Take it for what it's worth, if you disagree, please, feel free to express it, but don't put me down because of it.
Tuesday, June 3, 2003 2:13 PM
I wonder if this will be the expanded version of the SLC, with an additional helix at the end. Vekoma has some great 3-D diagrams of one on its website.
Thursday, June 5, 2003 9:36 AM
SLC's are a great addition to any small park, as far as the GP is concerned, they're the same thing as a B&M.
"Its only after you've lost everything that your free to do anything"
Friday, July 4, 2003 4:51 PM
I thought that vekoma went out of buisness partly because of the slow loading times of their flying dutchman coasters.
Tuesday, July 8, 2003 9:39 AM
i live like 5 min. from magic springs and i was around when the old park was in service and i went to re-opening day and you could already tell a huge difference they re-built it from the ground up and in five years they have done a real good job especially this year with the ampitheater and next years coaster which is not going to be your typical SLC's coaster this one is over a much larger area you can see were they are clearing land for it