What should be built at Enchanted Village?

Friday, February 22, 2002 4:52 PM
A simple question.  Are there any simple answers?  What does this soon to be expanded park really need, and why?  My preferences?  A smallish, but heavy lateral woodie, ala Legend, and at least one steelie.  How about an inverted that runs through the forest?  nums......:)
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Friday, February 22, 2002 5:18 PM
Well they already have an awsome steel coaster from my state RI and the are getting 10 new rides for 2002. So a woodie for 2003 or 2004 could possibly be likely!
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Out of the coasters i've ridden here is what I rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie
Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangl
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Friday, February 22, 2002 6:05 PM
What we need is a coaster of note; perhaps an exclusive. Six Flags has co-opted the name of it's once (proposed) formiddable opponent. Might I suggest co-opting some of the ideas that were planned for the Great Northwest Theme Park as well? Those plans included a Hammerhead Stall, as well as a 300 ft Hyper to be called Rainier's Revenge. Throw in a Vekoma Tilt-n-drop titled Cliffhanger with a LIM launched named Supernova and you can tell this park would have kicked butt. I should note that TGNW theme park's singular page still comes up, so who knows.....

At any rate,I vote for the LIM. Any kind, any length.

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Friday, February 22, 2002 6:53 PM
If they intend on making this park into a major player, I agree that it needs a ride that is unique (for a while) and will attract people from farther away. A top-notch CCI woodie, a BIG hyper, or some sort of prototype (hammerhead, tilt??)
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Friday, February 22, 2002 6:53 PM
An old Arrow Corkscrew is awesome? Well, I guess everyone has their own opinion on things, but...
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Friday, February 22, 2002 8:15 PM
No doubt Lewis!  I do like the idea of a LIM though.  How about the Premier spaghetti bowls without the OTSRs.  'Twould be sweet?  I think so........:)  Heck, I would take a Vekoma SLC here.  Bring anything....anything!  My vote overall, though?  A gorgeous new unique CCI.  Oh, how my heart pounds.....:)
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Friday, February 22, 2002 11:55 PM
A news cast I saw last night implied emphasis on the whole water-park thing, and said nothing of it becoming more of an amusement park.  I'm hoping, due to vague information released by SF, perhaps, that the news story was just being presumptious.  However, the story said all 10 of the new rides would be done by May.  I don't think they could build and test 1 thrilling coaster in that amount of time.  I sure hope I'm wrong, though.  

*** This post was edited by cmiesen on 2/23/2002. ***

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Friday, February 22, 2002 11:56 PM
I will keep this short and sweet....Big  CCI Coaster....enough said.
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 5:22 AM
My impression is that his park was primarily a kiddie park.  I think SF is doing the right thing by starting to build it up with some higher intensity family rides.  When they do add a coaster, it should probably be a woodie, but if they're smart they shouldn't build a really intense and awesome coaster just yet.  Build one that will at least not scare smaller kids by looking at it.  If you have one big adult attraction like a major coaster and then have all your other attractions target families and kids, one coaster will not be enough to draw adults and enthusiasts to the park.  In my opinion they have to start out small and build up.  It's almost like building a new Six Flags park entirely.

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Saturday, February 23, 2002 7:55 AM
Yes, they are certainly smart to make leaps rather than bounds!  Chris, the article in the Times stated that they will indeed eventually build coasters, but not at this time.  10 rides by May?  That is cool enough....:)
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 8:04 AM
The park already has the permit to build a woodie. It's a fact. It should arrive next year. No word yet on which outfit they are going with.
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 8:58 AM
I know it's a slim chance, but I'd like to see the park go big time and add two coasters, a medium CCI wooden and a compact B&M floorless. Of course I'm being greedy because I plan to visit the park for just the second time next year.  :)
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 11:36 AM
I would like to see Oprylands old Rockin' Roller Coaster (Arrow Mine Train) (now sitting in pieces at Old Indiana)) find a new home.
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 11:52 AM
Heck, I would take Drachen Fire....anything....something...:)
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 12:00 PM
Jill's brother and his family live in the area (Tacoma actually), we'll be visiting sometime in Spring/Summer, gotta make the drive to Silverwood.  Figuring most of the time will be visiting with them, and being kind of confused by Puyallup fair's website in terms of operating schedule, can I get some help from the "locals" in terms of what we "should" do and what we can probably skip...and WHEN.  Thanks for any help/advice you can give, as I've never been in the Northwest, bill
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 12:36 PM
Rollergator, e-mail me and I will take care of you.  I will try to get you any info I can.  Ron Anderson, Cmiesen and I are going to PNE in April.  Ron is going to Silverwood late June.  I might go too.  Regardless, e-mail me.  We can hang out.  Do you like Japanese food?
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Saturday, February 23, 2002 7:53 PM
Lest we forget that there is a Schwartzkopf shuttle loop (SFoG Viper) in the Six Flags Inventory that needs a home???  hmmmmmm.

Is Silverwood worth the trip all the way across Washington from the Seattle area???

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Saturday, February 23, 2002 8:48 PM
nasai, I will, thanks!...
LoadedG, if you're visiting "in-laws" (not legally, but well, ya know) for a week ALL the way across the country, and the nearest CCI other than Cheetah is more than a 6-hour drive, and I'll probably not be in the Seattle area very often, well....I think you get me....good thing Jill isn't a 'buzzer;)...LOL...
BTW, can anyone give me further info on the ten "new" rides...their website is so old, it was designed to be run on an abacus...
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*** This post was edited by rollergator on 2/24/2002. ***

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Saturday, February 23, 2002 9:43 PM
I lived in Seattle until I was 13, and I haven't been back to Enchanted Village or Wild Waves since then. The last time I was there was a year before I left, or 11 years ago. I remember Enchanted Village as being a small densely forested park, so it seems like a nice CCI is the best idea. Personally I loved the Looper (I don't remember what they named it) that was one of 2 that I've ever seen, it was a flat ride that you tried to flip you and a friend upside-down while traveling a circular path. I loved that thing! Other than that I remember the friendly staff, at both the Village and Wild Waves, something that is missing from most California parks.

One idea I always had was to move the great 'Coaster Thrill Ride' from the Puyallup fair because it's an awesome ride that deserves more attention. I also thought it fit in with the family atmosphere of Enchanted Village, it's small and not too scary. I never liked that it was open for only a few weeks out of the year, and I don't know how the fair is now, but back then the line of cars waiting to park at the fair would wind all the way to the freeway offramp, and further! I hated waiting in a line of cars for hours staring at the coasters!

 

-djansi

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Saturday, February 23, 2002 10:24 PM
Dudes--this park is SMALL! A medium CCI would do. I doubt it will ever grow to a full Six Flags. The parking lot is what, about a half an acre!

And provided with the terrain and the rides built on the terrain--it's gotta be tough making a woodie fit there unless they have space back in the woods beyond most of the parks.

Meanwhile, there's Wild Thing! :)

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