Williams Grove- WWYD?

Sunday, September 18, 2005 11:31 PM
When I was at WG over Labor Day weekend, I was talking to one of the ride ops about the sale issue. While he didn't have anything to tell me about that, he did mention that the park did have space for 3 new rides.

So here's my question-- if it were up to you, what three rides would you add to Williams Grove? This is just for fun, so the sky's the limit. No restrictions as to size, type, shape, cost... well the only restriction is that "Lysol" is not an acceptable answer. :)

Monday, September 19, 2005 12:43 AM
Custom Gerstlauer spinning coaster, log flume, Sally dark ride.
Monday, September 19, 2005 1:42 AM
Been a loooooong time since I was there and rode their terrifying woodie, but a log flume sounds like a must. The spinning coasters seem to be received very well, so I second that also. As for the third item....flying scooters or an intamin freefall (preferably first generation model).
Monday, September 19, 2005 7:29 AM
Intamin rocket coaster (a reliable one), an Intamin 3rd gen drop (as in Drop Zone) and a GCI woody.



Monday, September 19, 2005 11:09 AM

So in other words, level the park and start over. Sounds good to me!!

My only visit was several years ago and it reminded me of a traveling carnival that had lost it's wheels, but kept all the scary carney stuff.


Monday, September 19, 2005 11:10 AM
Space for three rides? That's pretty vague. Depends of how big each ride is. If they are small rides, I can imagine a lot more than three fitting in the park!

Here's my ideas:

1) A small steel coaster next to the Cyclone. There are too many spinning coasters nowadays- how about a Eurofighter coaster? There aren't any of them in North America. It would give the park a looping coaster and something noteworthy.

2) A drop tower in the middle of the park. An S&S would work nice. So would a Larson, just like the one that Morey's Piers added this year. Doesn't have to be huge, just good.

3) A Sally interactive darkride by the Wildcat. There's some decent space over there. Maybe Sally could do some work on the park's existing darkride while they're in town. WG's local competition doesn't have a single darkride. They could boast two.

I was thinking of some flats but the park has really good ones- classic stuff that you don't find too often. A Monster, a Twister, a Paratrooper- the only thing missing is a ferris wheel!

Monday, September 19, 2005 11:28 AM
If by local competition you mean Hersheypark then don't forget Chocolate World. Yeah it isn't really part of the park but close enough and I count it as a darkride.

As for what they should add, well, I don't know, I've never been there. But if the reports I read are true then I think an overall cleaning up and improvement to the infrastructure should be a priority over new rides.

Monday, September 19, 2005 11:44 AM
How true. How easily we all forget that Hershey has a darkride, and a pretty good one at that! Still, the park needs one in the traditional style.

WG does need some general improvements. But TOO MUCH improvement will take away from what the park is.

Monday, September 19, 2005 12:21 PM
Rob - my reason for choosing a spinning coaster over something like the Eurofighter is that the spinner is more family-friendly.
Monday, September 19, 2005 12:23 PM
I don't know about rides, but they certainly need a lot more of these around the park.
Monday, September 19, 2005 12:31 PM
LOL Gonch ;)
Monday, September 19, 2005 2:25 PM
EVERY PARK needs more of those, Gonch. Can you imagine how much you'd love Nitro if the station was surrounded by a bunch of those little strokes of creative genius?

I agree that a small spinning coaster would be great for families but I think the Wildcat already satisfies that need. A lot of parks in that area have spinning coasters- Kennywood, DelGrosso's, Waldameer and Steel Pier. A suggested something like a Eurofighter because that type of coaster is one that NO park in the entire country can lay claim to. Besides, ANY coaster is a family coaster compared to the Cyclone!

Monday, September 19, 2005 2:31 PM
Surrounding the station? I want them mounted to the lead car!

Nitro: The Elven Pinwheel Experience

Now that's a top ten ride, kids.

I'd go to SFGAdv just to ride N:TEPE :)

Monday, September 19, 2005 2:37 PM
Maybe the Elven Pinwheels will eventually replace Mr. Six?

Elven Pinwheel's Pandemonium! Or they could go for a Japanese feel and call it Super Elven Crazy Pinwheel Pandemonium Flying Coaster.

Monday, September 19, 2005 4:39 PM
You could alternate them with man and woman bending over figurines. Sort of fits with the Six Flags motto-- "I got your customer service right here."

But back to our main topic, I was thinking along the lines of a ferris wheel too. Not a front facing two seater though, but a BEEEG wheel. Traditional flats like a Scrambler, Flying Carpet or Pirate ship.

Although I do like the flume idea too. And the spinning mouse could give them a cat/mouse combo.
And I'd re-theme to Disco Star to Classic Rock.

Monday, September 19, 2005 6:28 PM
1. Wave Pool

2. Lazy River

3. a big 10 slide structure Dorney got a few years ago

There are no waterparks in the Harrisburg area so it may do alot better. Just read this old news article from July.

Since waterslides are cheaper then your standard flat ride or coaster I get to add 2 more.

4. Funnel Slide

And for the coaster fans
5. A Liquid Coaster

Monday, September 19, 2005 8:35 PM

Riverview Mike said:

So in other words, level the park and start over. Sounds good to me!!

My only visit was several years ago and it reminded me of a traveling carnival that had lost it's wheels, but kept all the scary carney stuff.


I was kidding of course, but that's what I would want for myself. ;-)

^Gonch, that photo is hilarious, but maybe they should build what really important, more bathrooms that don't look like an outhouse. :-)

Maybe they need more of these What better place to place laser tag than in a church?! :-)


*** Edited 9/20/2005 12:47:30 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Monday, September 19, 2005 8:55 PM
I forgot about an Anton Shuttle Loop. So...
1) Shuttle Loop ;)
2) Log Flume
3) Free Fall *** Edited 9/20/2005 8:55:04 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***
Monday, September 19, 2005 9:04 PM
Shuttke Loop? Is that Dutch? ;)
Monday, September 19, 2005 9:13 PM
A Schwarzkopf Looping Star (the one from Astroworld would be great)

A log flume

Antique Car ride


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