Waldameer will add Music Express for 2013

Posted Monday, September 10, 2012 9:39 AM | Contributed by AJFelice

The venerable Scrambler is being moved closer to the park's train station to make way for a new $1.5 million mega-ride. The caterpillar-style Music Express will rattle up to 60 passengers at a time beginning in spring.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 4:03 PM
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I'd never heard of this man before now. Egad.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 4:18 PM
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Here is an old thread on Fred.


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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 7:34 PM

I always thought it would be cool to do a cover of Soundgarden's "Spoon Man", except with lyrics changed to "Rotor Man"...

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 7:51 PM
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I think Woo Man would make for a smoother sounding song. Rotor and it's extra syllable just wouldn't cut it.

"Headphones on and outstretched haaaands
(Keep shouting, 'Woo!,' while you still can)
Woo man..."

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 8:01 PM

Ooh! Even better.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 11:55 AM
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Don't you mean "Woo! even better."?

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:18 PM

How about "Rocket Man?"

And I think it's gonna be a long, long time till touchdown brings me round again to find, I'm not the man they think I am at home, oh no, no, no, I'm Rotor Man, Rotor Man burning up his fuse in here alone.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 10:25 AM
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Mike Gallagher said:

Does anyone still have a Chaos? I liked those.

In addition to the aforementioned SCBB and AdventureDome, I believe that SFFT and VF! still have theirs as well...or at least did as of a couple years ago.

Last edited by rollergator, Wednesday, September 19, 2012 10:26 AM
Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:20 AM

Just cool to see a park adding a flat ride and it's not a Windseeker or Star Flyer. I don't get why all the big parks feel they need to all build the same things. A brand new Bertazon Musik will look spectacular!

Last edited by scraperguy99, Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:41 AM
Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:58 AM
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The windseeker / Star Flyer is a new concept that has become very popular. It seems that a ride like this comes along every so often and a lot of park get them in a short period of time. Chaos comes to mind. So do the many drop towers.

And I am not saying that these rides will last long or that their popularity will not fade sooner than later. I'm just saying that these rides are the "flavor of the month". I wonder if Music Express was ever a "Flavor of the month" ride at one time?

Last edited by LostKause, Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:00 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2012 5:51 PM

I know the Windseeker/Star Flyer concept might be the going fad/gimmic at the moment, but Waldameer is the perfect location for one! I know that we just installed Flying Swings as the new "swing" ride, but this would fit great considering the views it would offer. Although, we might not be in need for the gigantic capacity an expensive Windseeker would offer. Heck, being the Waldameer fanatic I am, I'm not certain we will ever fill the 60+ capacity on Music Express very often.

On the topic of Music Express, this ride fills the role of a "bread and butter" attraction. It's appealing to all ages and most heights (I'm assuming a 42" requirement on this one) as a flashy and thrilling ride. Yes, it's one of the first new installations of this typical flat ride in a long time, but sooner or later parks will have a tough choice with their existing aging family/thrill flats. I have a feeling as more rides of this level of rides age, even the big parks will look into medium-sized/thrill replacements to fill that void.

Friday, September 21, 2012 9:39 AM

I hope that's the case and we'll see more mid sized flats added to parks. It seems these days all the big parks are intrested in is mega coasters, mega thrill rides and kiddie rides. Long gone are the days when the family attractions ruled the big theme parks.

I miss trains, monorails, and skyrides too. Some places still have alot of family rides but alot of places don't, like alot of the Six Flags parks and former Paramount Parks.


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