Where do you think Shockwave should go?

Thursday, September 26, 2002 4:32 PM

Where do you think it should go? What park do you think has the room and needs a coaster like this?

Even though it's not a park, I honestly think it should go to Brookfield Zoo. I think it would probably boost their attendence, and it could become like the next Busch Gardens, Tampa. It would be cool to have Shockwave close, instead of being on the other side of the country. I have great distaste for that zoo, and have been there twice, but if they got Shockwave, I'm sure I'd go every other year.

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 4:39 PM
Six Flags New England.... I would be sooo happy if it went to Canobie Lake Park.

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 4:48 PM

Roast Beef, you're suggesting that Six Flags sell they're mega coaster at a bargain(cause you know they can't afford a real price tag) to a nearby zoo just to create competition against their own park? You'd probably have to donate the coaster to get in there.

Canobie can't go above 80 feet and they had to go through a lot jsut to make Starblaster 100 feet tall which neighbor are already complaining about it's nightly appeal late at night.

Six Flags New England couldn't squeeze that in there if they tried and the odds of getting another coaster soon are highl against us due to nieghbor complaints, parking problems, and traffic control.

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 4:52 PM

SFStl. or SFWOA, I want it to be somewhere close so I can still ride it every year.

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 5:02 PM
I hope its somewhere close but my bet is on SFA or Great Escape. It seems like it would fit there because SFA needs a multiple looper and Great Escape needs one also. I know it sounds funny because they get everything used but SFAW would be a good choice to.
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Thursday, September 26, 2002 5:03 PM
I forgot but to be honest with you I think it will end up like Python and Viper and go no where even though SF says it will. Any property would be the best bet IMO.
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Thursday, September 26, 2002 5:04 PM

Don't forget Jazzland!

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 5:13 PM
I think that ShockWave should stay right were it is and find somewere else for the new coaster.
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Thursday, September 26, 2002 5:13 PM

for those of you who haven't ridden it, Shockwave is NOT your average arrow mega-looper. this b*tch needs some MAJOR work to be passed off as a new attraction.... even at a second-rate park.

it is/was in pretty bad condition and all I can say is that if that was the newest ride at my park i'd be pretty disappointed (even though it is Shockwave)

hopefully they'll do some refurbishment of it. at least to smooth it up a bit...

you can never get what you want..... Shockwave's got forcefullness and roughness..... the Bull's got neither. i'd love to actually feel some G's on a coaster again someday.

(in other words it'd be a great, intense attraction if they smoothed some of the bumps)

at the moment, a 13 year old coaster in that shape won't be goin to any decent park w/o some work.

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 5:16 PM

With Jazzland getting a B&M invert anyway I don't think it'd be a good deal to put a Arrow Mega Looper there, but what do I know? Likewise, with SFAW already having a couple loopers, Shockwave is the last thing they need.

Great Escape, in my opinion, would be the best place for the blue beast.

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 5:21 PM
Great Escape will *not* get a huge megalooper because it is going to remain a family-oriented park. Plus, I'm pretty sure they don't want it.

And Vertigo, you're wrong about Canobie - nobody is complaining about Starblaster. Check it out: http://www.canobie.com/laser.html

-Nate (who says Shockwave should rot in hell where it belongs)

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 5:22 PM
Great Escape is highly unlikely because they already have an Arrow multi-looper called Steamin Demon. Still it's a small coaster but I doubt that Shockwave will end up there.

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 5:34 PM
I can't think of where Shockwave would go. Possibly La Ronde? La Ronde seems to take VERY good care of their rides. Every one of their attractions looks brand new. But the thought of it going to SFAW doesn't sound likely to me with Joker's Revenge sitting idle at SFFT...I wonder if that would be shipped a few hundred miles to SFAW which would be more cost effective and the backwards factor would add to the loopers that SFAW already has.
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Thursday, September 26, 2002 5:55 PM
What about Enchanted Village up in Washington?

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:10 PM

They have an Arrow multi-looper that's for the sh*ts!! The capacity is a "nightmare" (no pun intended). It takes like 10 minutes to load & unload that stupid train, and goes for a 1-minute ride... it's pathetic, for as nice as a paint job as they did...

Shockwave is a 3-train capacity monster! 2000 people per hour is great.

I think they really, really need it. It's a move that WOULD, in theory, be a smart move, only because they are in dire of some new rides. It may be a family park, but they DO want to keep those families there for the whole day, and with some clever last-minute planning and shuffeling of rides... they could make this happen.

Otherwise, I cannot figure out any other park that not only needs it, but can fit it in their park... unless that EVIL La Ronde park in Montreal gets it.....
***grrrrrrr*** ;)

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:16 PM
I for one would love to see it within 300 miles of myself. SFSTl. would be perfect, but they already have Ninja. (This is your big chance, Santa's Village ;))

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:18 PM

Come on Roast Beef!!! Lets get realistic here. Putting a coaster of that magnatude in a zoo that has no expertise in the field of amusement parks? Until it becomes Busch Gardens "Brookfield", it wont ever get any ride of that stature.

If you want to have it stay in the area, you might want to think about Santa's Village or Kiddieland and even that is a stretch.

Why do you have a distate for Brookfield? That is a world class zoo bar none.

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*** This post was edited by Chitown on 9/26/2002. ***

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:23 PM

That is one large coaster. I think it would be nice for SFEG since SF doesn't seem to like to spend money on the park anyways, but they don't have near amount the space that thing takes up.Personally, I would rather see EG get a B&M.

If SFKK has the room and can get approval for it with their height restrictions, I could see it there. Otherwise Astroworld if they have the room.

I have trouble seeing SF giving it to Jazzland, they are already getting a B&M, let them enjoy that.

*** This post was edited by RubberDucky on 9/26/2002. ***

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:51 PM

coasterdude318 said:
Great Escape will *not* get a huge megalooper because it is going to remain a family-oriented park. Plus, I'm pretty sure they don't want it.

And Vertigo, you're wrong about Canobie - nobody is complaining about Starblaster. Check it out: http://www.canobie.com/laser.html

-Nate (who says Shockwave should rot in hell where it belongs)



So you're comparing a new articles to my first person accounts LOL!!! I have first hand accounts with plenty of neighbors ,including Johnny who lives across the lake, who are complaining about the flashing laser lights. The back of Johnny's house faces the park and he loves looking out at the park but that green light is so annoying when you're trying to stay focused or fall asleep. And no complaints is bo-log-na. There have been plenty of appeals, none strong enough to force removal but plenty of appeals no less.

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Thursday, September 26, 2002 6:55 PM
Six Flags America. No? Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.
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