Why is Buzzsaw Falls Going Bye-Bye?

Wednesday, April 14, 2004 5:48 PM
I'm not too keen on amusement parks anywhere outside of the Northeast, but I try to keep up on what's going on with each park...

...but this kind of confused me.

Can anyone tell me why Buzzfalls... the worlds first water/coaster hybrid... is being torn down for a new attraction at Silver Dollar City? They could have probably found a different spot without sacraficing this unique coaster... Sooo...


Was the ride not all it lived up to be?
Did it have a lot of down time?
Was it just not all that popular?
Were their a lot of maintaince issues?

It confuses me because the ride debuted in 1999 with mild success including its own segment on Worlds Greatest Coasters DVD, which wasn't all that long ago, and then all of a sudden I hear about this "Blast in the Wilderness" hint of a new replacement attraction... can anyone shed a little light?

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Wednesday, April 14, 2004 5:51 PM
I'll let someone who knows better than I to explain why it's gone.

I want to know what's replacing it! Apparently the newest issue of First Drop has all the goodies on the new ride. And it seems that some of our Missouri conections have the inside scoop as well. So I'm asking, Please, pretty please with a cherry on top. What the hell is it?

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Wednesday, April 14, 2004 6:19 PM
It's already being discussed here.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2004 6:19 PM
As far as a new attraction for SDC - you just might find some possibilities in this thread :)
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Wednesday, April 14, 2004 6:20 PM
...and that's where you'll find your answer, Inci ;)
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Thursday, April 15, 2004 11:02 AM
The answers to why it is leaving and what is taking its place can be found in the next issue of ThemeparksOnline: the Magazine. For a subscription got to http://www.tpomagazine.com/ The magazine is 100% full cover and the subscription fee for the quarterly magazine is way cheap. Anyway, they will have what's up in the next issue which will be coming out soon.

-DHo™

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Thursday, April 15, 2004 1:46 PM
Is BSF going bye-bye or nightie-night? :)
Maintance.
Cost.
Performance.
Popularity.
Maybe a convergence of the above. I notice that Premier still has BSF displayed on their website.

JW
proud that I used the word "convergence" as it applies to this ride.

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Thursday, April 15, 2004 1:50 PM
Is it being ripped to shreds for scrap metal (see WindJammer & Drachen Fire)...

...or being stored away neatly for any park that may or may not want to purchase that ride in the near future (see Shockwave & Rock N Rollercoaster (of which went to GE))?

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Thursday, April 15, 2004 3:21 PM
It is being taken down a lot differently then Herc and Orient were - that's all I'm saying.
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Thursday, April 15, 2004 3:28 PM
Maybe it will go to one of SDC's sister parks. That leaves the possibility of Stone Mountain in GA, Dollywood, and even Celebration City. It could be sold. It could get completely refurbished and even rebuilt at Silver Dollar City. The possibilities are endless if they are taken it apart nicely.
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Thursday, April 15, 2004 4:44 PM
For those who are interested.
[SPOILER AHEAD!!!]

Word Mark: POWDER KEG
Goods and Services: IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Entertainment services in the nature of a roller coaster ride
Serial Number: 78369328
Filing Date: February 17, 2004
Owner: (APPLICANT) Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation CORPORATION MISSOURI 399 Indian Point Road Branson MISSOURI 65616


*** Edited 4/16/2004 3:59:19 PM UTC by Swoosh***

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Thursday, April 15, 2004 5:29 PM
Seeing as how they themed Wildfire with the mist and all, I'm seeing them playing an explosion over the speakers whenever the launch occurs. Sounds cool, although I do hate to see BSF take the fall for it.
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Friday, April 16, 2004 12:02 PM
From some initial reports, it seems that Doc Harris was playing around in the Powder Keg of Silver Dollar City, I guess he was trying to get some "ingredients" for his WILDFIRE stuff and happened to set a bunch of powder a blaze and also managed to blow a hole in the side of the arsenal as well. After landing several feet away from the building he saw the opprotunity to use his "mild accident" and turn it into a hazing blazing FIRE IN THE Hoooooooooole. Ok, not really, but a thrill ride that the people of Silver Dollar City could enjoy....or so the story goes.

-DHo

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Monday, April 19, 2004 11:09 PM
Thrill ride? Or coaster?


Word Mark: POWDER KEG
Goods and Services: ... Entertainment services in the nature of a roller coaster ride

Entertainment services?! What the heck does that mean?!

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Monday, April 19, 2004 11:16 PM
Hey DHo, whenever I try to see the 'memorial of Buzzsaw' it wont load the pictures for me.
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Monday, April 19, 2004 11:32 PM
Bill, try the page again, because worked fine over on my end of the net.

Also remember that "entertainment services" is what the US Patent office refers to anything in the amusement industry, notice that it goes on the elaborate. :)

-DHo

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Tuesday, April 20, 2004 4:19 PM
Yea, it works now.

Umm.... So Entertainment Services could be the name of the ride, or what? I dont know if I like that name, but Oh well, I'm sure the ride is going to kick some major bootay. Haha.

At least we know that we for sure ARE getting a new ride next year, because there's no way they would tear down BSF, and put up a teaser sign for nothing!! I can't wait. MY guess is that it is a S&S Thrust Air. :) What do you guys think?

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Tuesday, April 20, 2004 4:44 PM
Entertainment Services is a *very* broad CATEGORY, not by any stretch of the imagination the name of the ride (which is Powder Keg).

Not exactly sure how, or even where, but Dollywood could definitely use BSF in their arsenal....a non-looping steel...:)

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Tuesday, April 20, 2004 4:50 PM
I think they should call Utah or Switzerland, which ever the case may be, and explain that the park is holding off till '06 or '07 on the ride.
Then call Sunbury PA. and tell them to raise the bar in '05 for a third year in a row.
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