BeastFreak: I imagine it'd be quite easy for intamin to do such a thing trackwise... but i wonder how the supports would be arranged. that would be the toughest part to engineer in a manner so it didnt look like ****.
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When it was announced, I thought the colors sounded really lame. However, I drove out there last week, and I was really impressed with it! It's nice to have more color at ValleyFair!
Just another thought/question, and I guess this is really posed to those of you who have also driven past on the 101. I was really surprised as to how far SV comes into the parking lot in front of Challenge Park. I realize that this makes it much more eye catching, being along he highway and all, but it does just seem to stand off on it's own an aweful lot. Any other thoughts on this?
I'll guess at an answer that last question. I drove past it for a look see one bleak MN day. Track wasn't up yet, but I'm guessing there going to use SV and it's surrounding landscaping to link the park itself to Challenge park. Previously there was just a fenced walkway from inside the park to challenge park. I'm sure it will look great.
Yep--it will use the old weird 'VF re-entry' gate in the middle of the parking lot.
Placing the ride there will force people to turn left when the enter the park instead of right...which will make them walk through the underused games area, past Chaos, the Enterprise and Challenge Park too. The increased revenue should help the park a lot.
Perhaps the increased ridership on the good spin-and-spues may inspire them to get an updated flat, too...but I'd much rather see a wavepool.
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I agree that SV's presence is going to bring some much needed activity to that whole corner of the park. Walking from Chaos to Challenge Park in that fenced in area always seemed a little odd to me. I just hope that they develop that area a little more so it actually feels like it's part of the park, and not just some wierd growth like the thing that's under my... well i guess i've said too much already... ;) but you get the idea.
I'm sure they will landscape and include the entire new area as a kind of new section of Valleyfair! Challenge park at Cedar Point is part of the park as a whole. VF seems to have a bit of a land usage issue from being on a flood plane. The closer to the highway they are the safer they are from flood damage. This is how they've been building. It result's in a bit unusual layout for a park and a long haul from one end to the other..escpecially now! Does anyone know how problematic or expensive it would be to try raise land in some area's? I'd like to see a B&M invert like Talon in the back of the park. It would take considerable landscaping and I think it best to move their "perimeter road" out and around Excalibur this could act as a dike (can I type that word?)...;) and allow for that end of the park to be more or less rounded out. Complete. Anywho, sorry so long winded. -steve
A B&M would be nice, but you'd be looking at about $12-14 million to do it when VF has never had more than a $10 million cap ex budget in a single season. It would be a couple years minimum before you'd see one--not to mention we just got an inverted coaster. VF has to have something for everyone, not just the thrillseeker.
That's why a wavepool is the next logical big step. It's something for everyone from 8 to 80 and there's only one other wavepool in the state. I know people who don't give a rat's hoohah about coasters who would run squealing to VF for a season pass if they did nothing more.
Talk about your untapped potential...
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