Long Burn Drachen
Friday, November 28, 2003 1:50 PM
I go to BGW often and would like to know what people think they will be getting. I don't think it will be a coaster though. Seems BGW likes to tear down it's coasters...
Friday, November 28, 2003 2:07 PM
I'd like to see them put Drachen Fire back up in it's place. All bright shiny and new. All blue. All B&M. It'd be a blue Christmas, that's for sure. ;)
Friday, November 28, 2003 2:11 PM
Long Burn Drachen said:
Seems BGW likes to tear down it's coasters...
Yeah...because they tore down three travelling carnie-type coasters over a period of 20-some years, and one maintenance nightmare that few people rode.
I'd like to see that, too, Rob. 'Cept I think I'd rather it be just like it was...but maybe with Tennessee Tornado-like transitions. ;)
Friday, November 28, 2003 2:29 PM
Wouldn't know about TT, Mike, but I can say that I do miss DF regardless of how bad it supposedly transitioned. I don't recall it being rough at all, and I rode it only in its first year, but enough of the DF memories....
I would love to see something Intamin. Anything Intamin. How's about a nice tight Expedition G-Force-ish type thing? Can you spell yummy?
Friday, November 28, 2003 2:37 PM
Well, not to belabor the subject, but I rode Drachen Fire opening year until '97, and I never found it rough either. It's always seemed weird to me that so many people did, though. Maybe you and I are just more resilient than most folks. ;) DF is still in my top 10 steel, believe it or not.
I could go for something by Intamin. However, I can't see something like E:GF fitting in a building only 80 feet high. ;)
I hate restating things that people have said a gazillion times over, but personally, I would love to see a GCI or (better yet) a Gravity Group wooden masterpiece at BGW in the next few years. *** Edited 11/28/2003 7:40:53 PM UTC by Vater***
Ride of Steel
Friday, November 28, 2003 2:39 PM
What about a S&S Screamin Squirrel? That would fit!
Or a Huss Giant Ride, like at PKI
Friday, November 28, 2003 3:02 PM
I don't think an Intamin MiniHyper would fit well in that space Rob. Even if you used a cable lift with a 45 degree hill, you'd have to run it across the diagonal to get it up to 200'. Then your layout would pretty much have to be spaghetti bowl style. :P
I would love to see an Intamin 3rd gen drop ride or a Huss flat, but I don't forsee either of them actually happening.
Friday, November 28, 2003 4:22 PM
I could see a Skull Mountain type ride going in, but my gut feeling is that we're going to be treated to yet another show. Either way, probably a family oriented attraction of some sort.
Friday, November 28, 2003 4:43 PM
A Maurer Söhne Xtended Spinning coaster with special effects such as tilting track and vertical lift. The building could even fit two interacting rides with different layouts. (think Winjas Fear/Winjas Force at Phantasialand)
This would cater to families and thrillseekers alike and would justify the loss of the Wild Mouse.
Friday, November 28, 2003 5:29 PM
Well Andy, I think you might have hit it on the head with the Spaghetti Bowl. I would love to see something similar. I don't think they would go in that literal direction, but it's possible. Tricktrack, what about that crazy 95 degree mouse that is in Europe? They could throw one in there... I'd take that. Happily.
Friday, November 28, 2003 5:49 PM
Gravity Group Wood.
Friday, November 28, 2003 6:48 PM
After hearing from Jeff that GG was primarily endorsing dark rides, and their place within that particular facet of the industry, I wouldn't doubt it, Bosshawk. I wouldn't at all. In fact, I heartily hope to hear that news. Can you imagine a really nasty version of LoCoSuMo? Like that would be a good thing? ;)
Friday, November 28, 2003 7:56 PM
While I would LOVE to see a GG woodie inside a menacing looking box at BGW, I really think Busch has had enough with woodies...you know, they're *impossible* to maintain, just ask the sister park in Tampa...;). On the other hand, it might allow BGW to alleviate the noise concerns AND the environmental concerns in one shot.
A spaghetti bowl, now THAT is just plain silly....at least PKD's is *sorta different* from SFA's in that it's enclosed....how's BGW gonna differentiate theirs from the FoF up the road (which is even closer than SFA to PKD)?
Personally, I'd put my money on some sort of "experience", where there's a ride of some sort, but mostly theming and story line...but, just as Busch wants it, it's a toss-up at this point...
Friday, November 28, 2003 8:05 PM
Didn't yall hear, Cedar Fair sold Busch 'Kingdom of the Dinosewers'. A little re-theme and 'Drachen's Revenge' is born.
Now how do I connect this with Astroworld?
Friday, November 28, 2003 10:40 PM
...the world's largest packing peanuts.
Saturday, November 29, 2003 6:23 AM
How about Runaway Clydesdales: The Ultimate Ride? Could be a nice Iwerks attraction, especially after visiting the brewery a few times. ;-). Imagine the POV shots from the sled...trying to regain control of your horses. Sick, I know. lol.
Actually, do they still do the brewery tours or have they stopped it altogether? "Beer School" was quite fun to participate in. ;-)
I am hoping for a GCI woody for several parks. ;-) I was never too crazy about Drachen Fire but the idea of a "revenge" sounds interesting. It's worked for Kennywood.
*** Edited 11/29/2003 11:30:01 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
Saturday, November 29, 2003 12:00 PM
You heard it here first. A TOP SPIN!! All themed out. Sort of like Tomb Raider at PKI. I can't figure out the theming for it yet. But thats what its going to be. But I have on other idea. Something like the Mummy at USF. A coaster that has spots where u stop and watch a movie and then get thursted to the next spot.
Sunday, November 30, 2003 8:31 AM
Kinetic sculpture made with DF's old parts.
Monday, December 1, 2003 12:33 AM
World's first rideable coaster made out of nothing but K'Nex to coincide with their new advertising campaign, "Build your own real coaster K'Nex set, starting at just