J/K but it wouldn't surprise me if they did offer it to thier smoking guest.
Like I said earlier, Dartron make a ride called the Zero-Gravity. Its basically a round-up with a new light kit and it's gear driven as opposed to tire driven. Dartron at one time WAS Hubritz, so it's that classic Roundup reborn in a new package with virtally the same owner.
Other non-major high-capacity rides that would work here are Zamperla's Rockin' Tug, Disco, Teacups, Kite Flyer & for the big kids, a double sweep hawk; Dartrons Zero Gravity, Startrooper, and Cliffhanger; Chance-Morgan's Viking Boat, Carousel, and Giant Wheel, Wisdom Industries Tornado (not that I'd buy a Wisdom ride, though) and many more.
Im honestly amazed the park kept the Spider. You have to stop that thing at least 3 times to load it, and kill your back in the process. It's definatly one of my top favorite rides, but capacity on that compared to new rides just doesn't cut it anymore.
But John's mention of the Teacups (Cuddle Up)is worth considering. It is a lot of fun, is a family ride, is not overly expensive, easy to maintain, and has a high throughput.
If HW wanted to do something in the flat ride category as dramatic as they did in the wooden coaster category, they could revive the old Virginia Reel (Rebound). Another great family ride, not expensive, easy to maintain, and high throughput.
*** Edited 9/5/2004 2:44:23 PM UTC by Frantic Ferret***
after looking at how small the footprint really is it's going to be interesting to see what they can shoehorn in there.
That bumper car ride needs expanded and updated. The cars are great but the floor's too small. Use the Roundhouse site for a much larger bumper car facility, using the same cars but one of those larger circular floors like KK and CW have. Again, you'd have a ride not too expensive, reasonable to maintain, with large throughput, and proven family appeal.
Then you'd have the present top of the hill bumper car footprint to use. Maybe a Giant Wheel would do well there, facing back out over the top of the ridge toward the entrance and the two coasters.
I will say that one of the "finalists" has been mentioned in this thread. :)
Chuck, who wouldn't have it any other way.
Keeping secrets is no fun. The only thing worse is naming the durn things!
Raven Maven said:
I will say that one of the "finalists" has been mentioned in this thread.
Probably more than once, I reckon?
Only one? That means there are other things under consideration that have NOT been mentioned in this thread. Hmmmmmmmmmm.....How many things are being considered Paula? :)
...and of course I've yet to be in any way dissuaded from the idea of a second train on Raven....but Paula's good friends with the gardeners, so she's keeping....mum.
Ouch....that hurt....but it felt good. :)
But none of that addresses something that fits into Roundhouse's site, so I guess I'm hijacking another thread...
Safe to say, FL is back online, but we're preparng for another *round*....
*** Edited 9/10/2004 4:44:54 AM UTC by rollergator***
I still say you should let us name the ride Paula! I also echo Gator's comment on having to add something to SS. I hope that we finally get some body slides as that is one thing the park is really missing - that and a master blaster. :)
Carousel, Ferris Wheel, Dark Ride, Shoot-the-Chutes, Spinning Coaster [a-la Spinning Dragons], Whip, Wipeout/Trabant, Breakdance, TeaCups/Cuddle-Up, Rock-n-Tug/Disk-O/Frisbee, Himalaya, Flying Bobs, Enterprise, Paratrooper, Top Spin, Mine Train, and of course more wood coasters...preferrably a traditional out-n-back design.
Those would be nice to get out of the heat and get out of the rain and still be riding something... But those are also good times for in-park spending, so what do *I* know about running a park either? ;)
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