Where Would you put a new coaster at SFGAM besides

Monday, August 12, 2002 7:11 PM
Where Would you put a new coaster at SFGAM besides Shockwaves location. Just curious! I for oe would put it behind the eagle.
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Monday, August 12, 2002 7:22 PM
where power dive,the new orleans grill,and where the cajun cliffhanger were

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Burn in Hell
Shockwave you Nazi
(the first drop was awesome) other than that uhhhhh good riddance

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Monday, August 12, 2002 7:24 PM

I you look in the area in the New Orleans are where the Power Dive was, you could use that area as a station and have it wrap around and over the shops and such all the way over to where Cajun Cliffhanger was. Someone once had an image where they showed the size of that area and you could build quite a sizable coaster in that area.

---EDIT I was typing this as Sam posted his...Great minds think alike, I guess...

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Le roi est mort. Vive le roi.
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*** This post was edited by redman822 on 8/12/2002. ***

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Monday, August 12, 2002 7:25 PM
heheheheheheheheh yes very true

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Burn in Hell
Shockwave you Nazi
(the first drop was awesome) other than that uhhhhh good riddance

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Monday, August 12, 2002 7:30 PM
Get rid of that awful ride called shockwave and put a B&M flyer in it's place, have greatamerica lower their pricing standards to Indiana Beach's great prices and terrific atmosphere.

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Monday, August 12, 2002 7:36 PM

If X-Flight is any indication, I don't want to mar SFGAm's great collection of coasters with a flyer....

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Monday, August 12, 2002 7:51 PM

The ones who mentioned the area by Power Dive and Cajun Cliffhanger, that is without question the ideal spot that I have been thinking for awhile. That area is just wasted space begging for something to be put there.

The other option is to put a coaster between Viper and Whizzer. If you look at this pic(of Raging Bull), you will see off to the upper right an ideal amount of space to construct a coaster.

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery535.htm?Picture=5

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Ric Flair was hitting on the female host, he told her - "Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line." WOOOOO!

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Monday, August 12, 2002 7:59 PM
That Idea would be GREAT! A new coaster would fit nicely there, without touching the Shocwave :-)
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Monday, August 12, 2002 8:02 PM
Chitown, nice picture! The funny thing is I looked at that pic alot when I was making Bull for NL and I never even noticed how much open land is there.
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Monday, August 12, 2002 8:06 PM
Oh yeah, quite a bit of land is over there. Thing is, nobody really notices it because it is hidden. If you take the train from County Fair to Hometown Square, you will get a good perspective of this area.

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Ric Flair was hitting on the female host, he told her - "Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line." WOOOOO!

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Monday, August 12, 2002 8:20 PM

I would put a B&M Flyer in Iron Wolf's place. Sorry, but I really hate Iron Wolf.

BTW Chitown, there actually isnt enough room for a coaster between Viper and Whizzer. If there was, it would have to be about the size of Deja Vu.

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Monday, August 12, 2002 8:25 PM
Haha...sorry, you're wrong.

Ride the Sky Trek Tower sometime and take a look at the area around the outside of Whizzer. There is *plenty* of room there - much more than around Power Dive's former site. The other option would be where Top Gun is installed at PGA (behind Theatre Royale).

-Nate

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Monday, August 12, 2002 8:27 PM

I am not saying there is enough land to build a 5000ft coaster, but if the park gets a little creative, you can put a decent size coaster in there. Take the train sometime and really scope out the area. You will be surprised.

I think I need to start a "SFGAm does not have a space problem" trend. Trademark in the works. :)

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Ric Flair was hitting on the female host, he told her - "Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line." WOOOOO!

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 2:43 AM
someone suggested a while back to put the flyer over the top of white water rampage. that is a perfect spot.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 4:00 AM

I agree SFGAm does not have a space problem. However it does have a capacity problem IMO on some days.

I had gone into great thought about where new rides could go.

1) A small kiddie coaster could go in the unused portion of the parking lot by where the Sky Trek Tower and Space Shuttle America is. I suggest something like Runaway Reptar.

2) Between the climbing wall, Orbit, Demon, and the walkway to Southwest Territory there is a sizable peice of land that I think would be perfect for a Wild Mouse ride. If they put the entrance on the Southwest Territory walkway they could easily theme it to Roadrunner like Roadrunner's Express at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.

3) Intertwine another coaster within the confines of the Shockwave.

4) A coaster could go in Hometown Sqaure and take up the space where the Firehouse is also the Triple Play, possibly over to where Powerdive once stood. Look at Paramount's Great America.

5) Behind the entrance to the Logger's Run there is a stage hidden in the trees that rarely gets used for anything. It would be a perfect spot for a mine train coaster. The entrance could be from within Camp Cartoon Network.

6) Between the American Eagle and Washington Street. Another out and back would fit there.

7) How about starting by the American Eagle but go out the other direction towards the wooded area by Route 21. Then hang a left and go out to the pond near the employee entrance. Then head back. That would have made for a wonderful spot for another woodie or even for a "Flyer".

8) Area where kiddie rides used to be in Hometown Square would be good for a small kiddie coaster.

9) Have a coaster go from by the entrance of the Shockwave (Opposite side of midway however), run it paralel to the railroad out to behind the carousel. I think that if the bugs get worked out a 4D would be nice there. It would look really neat with a "raven turn" behind the carousel. This would require the removal of a lot of shops and food places however.

10) Rip out the Yankee Clipper. Modify Logger's Run. And you have a huge space for a new coaster.

As you can see there are tons of spots that a coaster can go without touching most of the rides in the park. Even without ripping up more parking lot. I have more ideas but these ideas are taking into account the neighborhood by SFGAm therefore making these ideas actually feasible. Also if they did want to spread out into the parking lot more they could build a parking garage.

Oh and as far as by the rapids ride I thought that would be a great area for a Setpoint swingthing like Roller Soaker. Talk about bombing people....HE HE HE!!! It would also make the rapids ride more interesting to me. We already have people paying to blast water at people on the rapids ride. Why not have them blast riders on the "Roller Soaker" type ride over it at the same time!

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*** This post was edited by beast7369 on 8/13/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by beast7369 on 8/13/2002. ***

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 4:40 AM

Power Dive should have never been taken out, just like Sky Whirl. I say bring both of them back and install in the Cajun Cliffhanger/Power Dive area....:)

There is a lake off to the side of Shockwave. The area around that could support a coaster.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 4:53 AM
I have always thought that the area above Roaring Rapids would be a great location as well. Plenty of room, only question would be where to put the station.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 6:10 AM
There are a lot of ideas here that are good, but almost an equal number of bad ones, too. One thing that needs to be kept in mind is the neighbors to the east of the park. They are a vocal bunch and if a ride is too close to their property, they will revolt. So, building over the lake by Shockwave is definitely out of the question, as there are homes right past that lake. (Besides, I don't think that lake/pond is wholly owned by the park...)

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Le roi est mort. Vive le roi.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 6:17 AM

Chitown said:

The other option is to put a coaster between Viper and Whizzer. If you look at this pic(of Raging Bull), you will see off to the upper right an ideal amount of space to construct a coaster.

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery535.htm?Picture=5



Chitown, I hate to rain on your parade, but the whizzer extends all the way to the tree line right next to the train tracks. I remember this because the last time I was on the train my wife asked what coaster was in the trees. I had to look hard but then I saw the dark green track of Whizzer running close to the ground maybe 10 feet into the woodline.

I really like the Power Dive area option myself. This is one of the most crowded areas of the park people wise yet there is hardly anything to do in the area. Never understood why it gets so crowded in an area with nothing to do but it does.

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"So you think your'e really brave, gonna see the DEMONS cave.
You silly dude, your'e only food, for the DEMON"

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Tuesday, August 13, 2002 6:38 AM
If they placed a coaster in the Power Dive/Cajun area it would be perfect for a B&M Flyer. This way they can still save the Shockwave area for park expansion, or an huge Floorless coaster. Heck even another themed area would be great or a new WOODIE!

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