What's new for SFKK in 2007?

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 9:22 PM
I read on here some time ago that the Dragster's were being removed for a new attraction. Just was curious if anyone had heard anymore about this and what possibly might go in that space?

timmyk

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 9:30 PM
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.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 9:38 PM
Yea...like an easier way to navigate that silly place couldn't hurt either.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 9:40 PM
It's sorta late for that, Mark.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 10:09 PM
Gerstlauer Spinning Coaster.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 10:26 PM
Any park have a Wild Mouse and a spinner yet? Not saying it isn't possible or likely, just wondering if it wouldn't be slightly redundant.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 10:35 PM
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 ;)
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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 11:04 PM
^ I think it's more like apples and hand grenades... ;)
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Thursday, July 13, 2006 12:13 AM
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.
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Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:39 AM

Mamoosh said:
matt - have you ridden one yet?

I have, I was just looking at it more as a marketability thing that a ride experience thing.

Then again I never saw any marketing whatsoever for SFKK's mouse before or after it opened (I was living in Lex, KY at the time) so maybe that won't be a problem. ;)

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Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:05 AM
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.

-Chris

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Thursday, July 13, 2006 11:10 AM
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. :)

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Thursday, July 13, 2006 12:03 PM
Well whatever it is I hope it's an enjoyable ride. This is my homepark and I go often. Fingers crossed for that Flying Coaster! :) lol
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Thursday, July 13, 2006 2:18 PM
You know, I was just thinking that it would be cool if they tried the Gotham City theme again.

T2= Riddler's Revenge/ Mr. Freeze

Chang= Batman:The Ride

Pengiun's Blizzard River

bring back the Batman Show

New attractions= Robin or Villan themes

I know this has been tried in the past and fell through but I just like this idea.

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Thursday, July 13, 2006 3:23 PM

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... ;)

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Thursday, July 13, 2006 5:35 PM
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.
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Thursday, July 13, 2006 6:01 PM
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***
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Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:02 PM
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?
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Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:25 PM
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.
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Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:37 PM
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***

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