Wooden Warrior roller coaster draws people from all over the world to Quassy

Posted Friday, July 8, 2011 12:27 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The highly anticipated Wooden Warrior roller coaster opened on time April 23 at Quassy and has been thrilling riders -- some from as far away as Great Britain, said Ron Gustafson, Quassy's director of marketing and public relations.

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Friday, July 8, 2011 4:19 PM

What a wonderful ride.


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

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Friday, July 8, 2011 4:30 PM
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I still don't understand what all the hype is about. A 1,200 foot long coaster with a 45 foot drop, going 35 MPH doesn't sound like the kind of coaster that people from "all over the world" should be getting ecstatic over. That's some good marketing right there.


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Friday, July 8, 2011 4:43 PM
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I think it's more than marketing. This is the first compact coaster to use Timberliners, which are a lot more versatile than previous trains. It opens up a lot of possibilities, and this ride is supposed to showcase those.


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Saturday, July 9, 2011 1:38 PM

I might have to a take trip just to Quassy just to ride thing from the sounds of it!


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Saturday, July 9, 2011 2:07 PM
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LostKause said:
I still don't understand what all the hype is about. A 1,200 foot long coaster with a 45 foot drop, going 35 MPH doesn't sound like the kind of coaster that people from "all over the world" should be getting ecstatic over.

Stats can be misleading...VERY much so. First comparable ride that came to mind was Knoebel's High Speed Thrill Coaster. The wooden coaster that came out since I've been around with "meh" stats but an abundance of RAVE reviews was Cornball. It's all about the design....Gravity Group could somehow manage to push you off a curb and give you oodles of airtime.

Right now, it's looking like closing weekend for Quassy...

Last edited by rollergator, Saturday, July 9, 2011 2:07 PM
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Sunday, July 10, 2011 4:40 AM

Well, I happen to be from Belgium, and I made sure to make a short stop at Quassy especially for the ride. I only had 30 minutes before they closed, but I got 9 rides in. Glad I made the detour, this is one zippy ride. They absolutely got the maximum out of this compact ride. Enjoyable drops, a nice high speed turn and lots of airtime. And the trains not only look great but they're really comfy to. Excellent ride!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 10:48 AM

The hype is justified - it's a great little coaster - it may be small/short, but it packs a lot of punch and is whole lot of fun. It may not be in my top ten, but it's definitely in my top 20. (and it doesn't hurt that it's 20 minutes from Lake Compounce either).

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Thursday, July 14, 2011 2:17 PM

Gonna go to a concert in Hamden, CT, tomorrow night, and plan to make a Lake Compounce/Quassy weekend out of it as well. I've already ridden the Wooden Warrior, back in May, and think it's a great ride(TGG's best coaster yet.), so much so that it made me plan my weekend around it. Can't wait. BTW, I still have my personal preference over trains that I like, and there not the Timberliners. I just can't get past the clamping lapbar design. Other then that GREAT RIDE!


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Thursday, July 14, 2011 6:55 PM
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LostKause said:
I still don't understand what all the hype is about. A 1,200 foot long coaster with a 45 foot drop, going 35 MPH doesn't sound like the kind of coaster that people from "all over the world" should be getting ecstatic over. That's some good marketing right there.

Exactly! Hence I-305 and a herd of Cedar Point "culture." :) I still had more fun at Camden when we went. I'm glad people go for big stuff, I get to hunt out and enjoy what I like (more), then.


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Friday, July 15, 2011 3:59 AM
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I don't think I can only have fun at Camden Park unless I am with fun people. I can go to a big park alone, if I have to, and really enjoy it.


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Friday, July 15, 2011 5:26 PM
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^I can totally understand that Travis. But mine is reverse; the last time I was at Great Adventure and/or Great America, I just want to leave. But I sure can kick back at a nice small park :)


Billy
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Friday, July 15, 2011 5:38 PM
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The man from Great Britain mentioned in the article is sitting right next to me right now. :-)


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