Waldameer's Ravine Flyer II Dodged Another Bullet-This Time the Layout Was Improved

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 10:07 PM
Found this in the Erie Times News

On November 1 construction was halted, YES THEY REALLY DID START!, due to a dispute with the conduminium owners revolving around the use of heavy equipment and its effect on the bluff. (that's really a slope) Plus they were worried about noise. However, an agreement made on November 7 led to some changes and the continuation of construction on the service road and eventually the coaster. We now get a tunnel before the coaster goes under the street, and more coverings throughout the rest of the ride.

The constrcution of the service road right now is the first step in construction of the coaster itself. You have to get to the area before you can go in with heavy equipment.

I can't believe it they have actually moved dirt, and when I thought there was another long dispute I was scared. Fortunately, the layout of the coaster benefitted from this one. Can't wait until the actual coaster building starts! *** Edited 11/9/2006 3:18:05 AM UTC by AJFelice***

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006 10:10 PM
HUH? The coaster goes over the road via bridge.

As far as I know so far they are only working on the service road for it

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006 10:30 PM
Does anybody have a layout?

RCDB has nothing.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006 10:34 PM
I do somewhere, but I'm not sure if the layout has been altered since. The picture was in ACE News about 10 years ago. I believe there are few threads around here with links to pics.
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 12:12 AM
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c352/matt515o/RF2Drawings.jpg
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 8:57 AM
Wow,

That's the first time I've ever seen that detailed of a drawing of this ride. If its anything like that still, should be an amazing ride.

I'm still hearing new for 08 though, so I don't think you'll be seeing a whole lot of construction until next year.

~Rob Willi

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 9:08 AM
Work has resumed as of the 8th. I will post photos

in the near future. X-scream preview went well with

over 1300 riders on nov. 4th&5th. $2500 was raised for Childrens Miracle Network.

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 9:14 AM
I forgot all about that rendering. I'm not sure how much the current layout resembles that one but if it's close, we are in for a treat. This is exactly what Waldameer has been needing for years.
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 9:41 AM
Nice find there, AV.... :)

Before you posted, I tried a couple searches and kept coming up with results on RF3...fun little ride (hey, it's a Miler)...but NOT the same thing... ;)

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 10:10 AM
Anyone see the date on that drawing?
That was dated somewhere in 1994... 12+ years ago!

There must have been some revisions & changes since that concept.

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 10:58 AM
Well, consider what CCI was doing at that time...they were still new to the scene. I'm sure Waldameer would've taken them up on a coaster IF they could have...but more than 10 years later, the legal battles have (finally) been won, and it's time to proceed...

Given the original Ravine Flyer was a Miller/Baker...might be nice to get something along the lines of Zippin Pippin and/or AP's Legend...maybe with a GG flair... ;)

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 1:32 PM
Not exactly a layout, but I remember there being a thread in here where someone posted a map showing a single line diagram of the coaster track. It was probably from the newspaper-- I remember the neighbor's property, the bridge, and the hillside in question all being labeled.
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 5:27 PM
Not a find, Bill. I scanned it myself. Like I said, the drawing was in ACE News about 10 years ago. I scanned the image out of that old issue of ACE News about a year ago.

I have the image RGB is referring to as well, but I couldn't get it to upload last night. *** Edited 11/9/2006 11:00:41 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 8:32 PM
I have a layout like Acoustic Velocity's and the date is 2000, so I expect it to look similar but not exact. Waldameer has stuck to their guns about not majorly altering the layout for their grumpy neighbors.

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 11:02 PM
Here is the clip you are looking for it has been put in the paper at least twice. http://http://new.photos.yahoo.com/rsscbell@verizon.net
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Friday, November 10, 2006 10:21 AM
Ah yes, the 40K foot long coaster! ;)
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Friday, November 10, 2006 1:52 PM
That means the lift hill must be something like 700 feet tall?
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Friday, November 10, 2006 2:01 PM
That's the diagram I remember seeing. Thanks, rsscbell!


Rob Ascough said:
Ah yes, the 40K foot long coaster!

... going over the 900 foot wide road-- twice! I can see how that plan works with the rendering. So now what about the tunnel and other covered areas that were mentioned?

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Friday, November 10, 2006 9:59 PM
Perhaps the tunnel mentioned concerns the service road, not the highway.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006 7:07 PM
Steve Gorman just notified me that indeed this project is now under control of Gravity Group since the disbanding of CCI.

*** Edited 11/22/2006 4:05:48 AM UTC by Rctycoon2k***

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