Williams Grove Wildcat has arrived at Adventure Park USA, MD

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 12:52 AM
On our way back from Beastbuzz on Sunday, we decided to take a small detour off of I-70E to go look at Adventure Park USA (a new FEC near Frederick, MD), since it's in our neck of the woods. Lo and behold, pulling into the parking lot, all of the track for the Wildcat was sitting in a gravel lot at the end of the parking lot. No supports yet that I could see. We were so burnt out that we didn't go in and ask what year they plan to have it ready, but it'll be cool to have a Schwarzkopf in MD fourty-minutes away.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2006 12:53 AM
^Definitely a nice score for you guys out there. Wish a Schwartkopf would show up in my neck of the woods.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2006 6:47 AM
I was there on Saturday. The gravel for the foundation has been put in place. I've heard July. If that's the case, they might want to start working on it soon.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2006 7:24 AM
As far as Williams Grove itself is concerned, there may be a problem finding a proper niche for this park if it ever reopens. The reason for this may be parks such as Knoebels that are in the same market (although farther away) but which have more to offer.

One possibility for WG is to do what Strickers did and operate the park for private events (with public openings on select days). This might appeal to groups that want an more intimate picnic setting as opposed to the large crowds that often descend on Knoebels.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006 10:14 AM
Too bad that WG lost the Wildcat (that will be a huge loss if the park ever reopens), although it's nice to see a Schwarzkopf found a new home. They are a rare breed nowadays.
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