Posted Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:06 PM | Contributed by Jeff
The Wooden Warrior is the name chosen for the new, wooden roller coaster at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury — a marquee ride replacing The Mad Mouse steel roller coaster, a fixture at the park since the 1980s. The name didn't come from a committee of marketing experts and studies. It came from schoolchildren.
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Quassy was a very nice little park, and I wish them the best. Hopefully I'll get back up there next year on the way to Boulder Dash to try this new coaster out.
Very cool! Like the name too:)
Holy innuendo, Batman. 2nd cousin to Wacky Worm?Last edited by Vater, Thursday, September 30, 2010 3:29 PM
I'm not the biggest fan of the name. but I do like that they went to the local schools to get ideas.
The article says that Quassy is replacing the old coaster with this "Wooden Warrior" but if you follow this at all you would see the old coaster and the new one are in 2 different parts of the park the old coaster is near the lake beach and the water park but the wooden warrior will be closer to the parking lot on the other end of the park. I am almost glad they took the Mad Mouse down though because that thing looked like it was on toothpicks and duck tape. I can't wait to try this new coaster because of the Timberliners although it is going to be a small coaster that is like only between 30-40 ft tall. But getting back to the article they really arn't replacing any thing at all.
The park realized the Mouse was time-limited a few years back, and wanted a new coaster that would serve as a drawing card. In that sense, this is very much a replacement. Although your point about location in the park is a valid one, they're looking at it more as a "centerpiece ride".
The wood coaster is not a center piece in fact you won't really see it form teh parking lot since it is hidden behind trees. The mouse was actually in very good shape. But capacity was crap. they were forcing double riders even with adults (not a comfertable fit) The parks had simply outgrown the coaster. The park looked into both wood and steel coasters. they Felt a wood coaster would have greater impact since they already had a steel kiddie coaster. the park then Looked at a number of wood coaster designed before choosing the one they are building.
The steel coaster's locationis of the the main reasons it is coming out. the coaster will be removed and replaced with expanded water park. A Pro slides bowl slide is already planed for their next addition.
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