Whatever happened to Turbulence @ HP

Monday, July 18, 2005 4:51 PM
I remeber back in the winter Hershey was gonna add another coaster to the mix. Turbulence was the name, and it looked like a sure bet it was gonna be there, with them having it on the site and all. Who was gonna manufacture it and also why did the plans fall through, ie maybe the company went under or they just totally scrapped the plans, i mean it just seemed a bit strange that they would just up and get rid of the whole idea.
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Monday, July 18, 2005 4:55 PM
Steel prices went up, the manufacturer tried to push the cost off on Hershey, it wasn't in the contract, Hershey balked on it, called breach of contract and the ride went off to join the ranks of all those "almost" rides.

Good thing too, was ugly as sin.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 5:36 PM
...and low capacity, too.
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Monday, July 18, 2005 6:00 PM
Did that ride ever get built? Or partially built?

They cancelled it pretty late in the game... not that I blame them... One would think they would have had a lot of it fabricated.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 6:10 PM
John - steel never even got to the construction site ASAIK.
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Monday, July 18, 2005 6:13 PM
There was nothing on-site at least above ground. HP put two older rides it had in storage (Balloon Flite and Starship America) back into Founder's Circle, where the Giant Wheel was and were Turbulence was supposed to go.

Actually, I was pleasantly surprised. Those rides actually fit in well with the old-time park ambience the park wanted to create around the Carousel-- much better than a ride like Turbulence would have looked. And it actually makes that area look more open and less of a bottleneck for traffic than had been there previously.

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Monday, July 18, 2005 6:26 PM
What type of coaster was it, anyway?
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Monday, July 18, 2005 6:37 PM
Google is your friend ;)
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Monday, July 18, 2005 11:32 PM
It was called a tower Grind. Or something similar to that. But It looked like the top tier of a wild mouse just going down. Like those quick curves and such. it sat like four people or something, but moosh was right on low capacity. It was definately not gonna eat up alot. I thought that it was a novel idea in coasters, since we havent seen a new innovation in a few years. It might not have been the best thing since sliced bread but it was something new.
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Monday, July 18, 2005 11:43 PM
it was supposed to be an Interactive Rides' Frequent Faller coaster:

http://www.interactiverides.com/pages/frequent_faller.html

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Monday, July 18, 2005 11:45 PM
So there it is, looks like that crap they have in the advertisement is crap about it being installed in 05.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 12:32 AM
Looks like it is also redundant and repedative crap.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 1:01 AM
The Frequent Faller looks like fugly fun to me....really LOOKS very similar to the Screamin' Squirrel from GardaLand (and elsewhere?)....but the rail orientation and trains make the ride experience *completely* different.

To me, this is the *family version* of the S&S product, and IF Interactive Rides doesn't make it...I almost *expect* Stan Checketts to make a deal to at least take on their product line...

Interactive Rides may not be able to withstand....the Turbulence...

You may now groan! ;)

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 1:09 AM
They say they have, what, 2 or 3 other parks getting one next year, so I'm sure we'll see one. I never thought we'd see a Screamin Squirril, and I hear it isn't that fun...
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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 1:30 AM
They also seem to believe they can win in this lawsuit against Hershey... ;)

http://tinyurl.com/7knmk
Of these rides *confirmed* for 2006, how many are Interactive Rides? 'Nuff said! ;)

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 1:32 AM
The ride looked like a lot of fun. I hope some park is willing to roll the dice on the frequent faller sometime in the future.

*** Edited for spelling*** *** Edited 7/19/2005 7:51:21 AM UTC by BullGuy***

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:03 AM
^ "roll the dive"? Sounds like a new 4D inversion to me ;)
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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 1:30 PM
I was thinking that Bill Sphen and GL might snag one up and try it out. Would fit perfect over in the old Hurricane Hannah's. Just an Idea though.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2005 8:18 AM

TeknoScorpion said:
... a Screamin Squirril, and I hear it isn't that fun...

No, you mean there's an S&S product that doesn't live up to it's expectations and isn't that great of a ride? Say it ain't so!!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2005 10:01 AM
Dumb question of the day:

Why is a Frequent Faller considered a Coaster IF first generation free falls (Mr.Hyde's Nasty Fall, Stuntman Free Fall) are not? Both have verticle lifts and have tracked four person vehicles that use gravity as their source of locomotion as they descent to where they started?

For the record... I personally don't count these free falls as coasters... but I could see a good argument beign made by anyone who would want to count them using Frequent Faller as their guide. *** Edited 7/20/2005 2:56:17 PM UTC by SLFAKE***

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