Wild West World takes delivery of first ride

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2005 9:22 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Wild West World, the $26 million western-themed amusement park under development in Park City, has received its first ride -- a 50-foot water log flume from Florida-based manufacturer OD Hopkins. The ride is the first of about 25 for the amusement park. Chance Morgan, Zamperla and Moser will also provide rides.

Read more from Wichita Business Journal.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 9:27 AM
So any word on the proposed TWO roller coasters? I haven't been following this story. I know, I know; BAD Matt!
Tuesday, November 22, 2005 10:11 AM

You can find all the information about the the park there.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 11:33 AM
cool, another Midwestern park to go to.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005 12:28 PM
park looks pretty neat, looks to have a great flat collection:)

hey GCI and/or Gravity Group, u seeing this??? :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 1:52 PM
Uh, the proper question would be, "Wild West World, are you seeing GCI or Gravity Group?" Parks go to coaster manufacturers when they want a ride, not the other way around.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005 2:11 PM
I was suprised to find out this week that isn't always the case. At least for Gravity Group.

It'll be nice to see this park start taking shape. The themeing on all of the rides looks great.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 2:33 PM
I definitely see a really nice wooden coaster going in there in the next couple of years.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005 2:37 PM
That "flume" pictured on the Wild West website looks more like a shoot the chutes to me. According to the website it is used, does anyone know where it is from?
Tuesday, November 22, 2005 4:05 PM
I hope the park allows room to expand ad not be landlocked. Too many theme Parks seem to get too many neighbors. (Par. Gr. Am., for instance)

I think if they build all of these rides, they would be good to go for about 3 years before a proposed waterpark and large coaster/attraction are built.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 9:32 PM
There's lots of space out there. Not sure how much of it they own. Great location, though.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005 9:54 PM
That "flume" pictured on the Wild West website looks more like a shoot the chutes to me. According to the website it is used, does anyone know where it is from?

You're referring to this webpage, right? The photo on the left is a Hopkins Shoot-the-Chutes but the one on the right is a flume. However the layout, as seen here clearly shows a log flume.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 11:31 PM
They already have plenty of expansion room planned there so they should be fine. I'm really interested (being from Wichita and all) to see what happens when both Joyland and WWW opens up. Hope they can attract enough.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 11:49 AM
It looks like Chance/Morgan got shafted as they originally were supposed to supply at least five of the flat rides (if memory serves me correctly). The artwork for those rides appeared earlier this year.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 1:15 PM
Sorry... but everytime I read the name "Wild West World" the image of a robot gunfighter (that looks like Yul Brynner) going beserk comes to mind.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 4:38 PM
Zamperla Spinny Mouse and some other family coaster along with about 15 other Zamperla rides and assorted other mfg's.

This is all to get the park a start, Im sure if the return on investment is swift, Greater projects like Waldameer and Beech Bend are in order.

However, If it's not well recieve or takes time to grow, Look for it to be awhile.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005 5:20 PM
FYI, I just received clarification that it is indeed a flume, formerly from Western Playland in El Paso. It is one of the few rides that was sold instead of being moved to Western Playland's new location.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 6:31 PM
What was that, fifteen rides from Zamperla? Geez, I hope they've hired enough mechanics. Only thing worse would have been ten rides from Chance-Morgan.

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