I'm guessing a couple new family flat rides. I've also heard rumors of a new kiddie ride that is currently being housed in the picnic grove. Of course I haven't been to the park this year, so I don't know for sure if that's true.
Whatever it is, hopefully it will bring more interest to the park. They could definitely use it. And I think some modern family flats would do exactly that. I just hope they get something that PKI or HW doesn't already have; that would help a lot, IMO.
matt - have you ridden one yet? Spinning Dragons, Pandemonium, etc have a TOTALLY different ride experience than a mouse. In fact the only resemblance is the short section of hairpin turns at the beginning. Otherwise it's apples and oranges my friend ;)
I agree with Gator on the grenade comment, and they're probably planning on adding a family attraction. Maybe something like a Zamperla Disk-o? That would be a good addition to the park, although, I've never been there.
The Zamprella Disk-O that was mentioned earlier would be a good fit into this long but narrow space, or a clone of Elitch Garden's skateboard ride, half pipe (http://rcdb.com/ig2648.htm?picture=4) at . Either one of these would fit the market demographic of being family friendly, while being somewhat of a marketable new ride.
I think either one of those type of rides will become a staple at most parks down the road. They just look fun, and are fairly economical and very family friendly. I wouldn't be surprised to see one of these types of rides end up at a park like HW soon.
A 'clone' of Elitch's Halfpipe? Why not Elitch's Halfpipe itself? With that park named as one of the parks that may be going bye bye, the ride could be available for another park.
I don't see Elitch's as a park that is going to be bought out by another operator who continues with it as it stands. I see more of a SFAW scenario, in which case the Halfpipe would definately find it's way to another park. I just hope that the Flying Coaster crash lands somewhere. :)
Incidentalist said: A 'clone' of Elitch's Halfpipe? Why not Elitch's Halfpipe itself? (snip)
I don't see Elitch's as a park that is going to be bought out by another operator who continues with it as it stands. I see more of a SFAW scenario, in which case the Halfpipe would definately find it's way to another park. (snip)
I just hope that the Flying Coaster crash lands somewhere. :)
Part 1: Most definitely, that ride WILL be relocated.
Part 2: Land values would seem to dictate that EG will be *developed*, NOT taken over...
Part 3: Zamperla Flyers are the worst product they've come out with, AFAIK. Hard to believe that ANYONE rode one and THEN decided to buy one... ;)
Now seems like a great time for Shapiro & Co. to focus on a park like SFKK, and give it a whole new look. Bring back the Batman show, give Chang and some others a new paintjob, add a great family ride like a Disk-O... Hey, it's a little far-fetched, but this park (although once again, I've never been there) seems to have a chance at the "family environment" Shapiro is aiming for.
Shapiro loves our park, Chang has a new paint job, we're getting 3-5 family rides to go in and around the top eliminator dragsters area, and something to help SFKK compete in the regional market(08). *** Edited 7/13/2006 10:03:07 PM UTC by mudinthevayne*** *** Edited 7/13/2006 10:33:26 PM UTC by mudinthevayne***
Chang got a new paintjob? I haven't seen pics of that yet. Well it's in Gonchar's schedule to go there this year so maybe I'll get some sweet pics of it's new paint job. Any info on what is going to help SFKK in regional markets for '08?
Yep, it's yellow and blue, meh. Actually, the yellow is similar to the color of the user names and such on here. It looks good, I just wish they would have picked a different color scheme when you have a water slide (tornado) that is basically the same color. I guess that's what happens when you have a contest for kids to pick the new colors.
Pardon me, but a Disk-O...!? Didn't PKI just build a large Disk-O this year? How do you market that when there's a larger one that's close by? I'm with Moosh on this one... thoes spinning coasters are very fun, and neither Holiday World nor King's Island (a Cedar Fair park) has one. It's something you could market to families, along with a few new family/kiddie flats.
Edit: You know, it beats the Hell out of me whenever I think of all the parks that exist that could use one (or two) Gerstlauer spinning coasters. Why isn't it more popular? (Okay, besides the hourly capacity?) *** Edited 7/13/2006 11:45:56 PM UTC by Arson***