Worlds of Fun Construction

Monday, April 14, 2008 11:58 AM
eightdotthree's avatar That seems really odd to me that GCI would lay concrete then put the footers down. Anyone know the reason behind it?
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Monday, April 14, 2008 8:17 PM

CoastaPlaya said: VF actually had to do a bit of wetlands replacement to build Renegade and the slabs aren't all flat. Here. Take a look

Wasn't that land rather flat though? They built a wall to protect the area and then went to work. I think that those two slabs might be an "exception" there 'Playa.

If we get a GCI, then we get a GCI. Will be the first state to have one at all of the major parks in the state (counting SDC/CC as one park). I am leaning towards it being a steel coaster, but I will take whatever we get, because WoF could really use another major attraction.

For those that missed it -- there is more than one project being built in this area. Also I hope you got a chance to see all of the photos of the flags near the train turn-a-round as they are now gone. *poof*

'Playa if you want to see how hilly the terrain is that we are talking about -- I'm pretty sure it is more intense then the boneyard was for VF, email me.


SWOOSH -- MidwestInfoGuide.COM

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Monday, April 14, 2008 11:40 PM
Very, very interesting Swoosh. I "hear" what you are saying, so is it possible there won't be a coaster in 09?
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 5:31 AM
Sawblade5's avatar OK, I have seen lots of talk about the terrain of the area, mainly about how hilly is it? Well I Provided a link to TerraServer's Topo map to the flag area at http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?T=2&S=11&Z=15&X=929&Y=10842&W=1 . The contour lines on the map are elevation changes of 10 feet, and take note on how close some of them are.

Chris Knight

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 9:30 AM
Swoosh: Anything VF builds beyond the flood wall (the service road in the construction photos) becomes much more expensive to build than otherwise, because of the extensive grounds correction it requires. And as you can see from the links, about 80% of the coaster was beyond the wall.

Any time you remove wetland in Minnesota, you're obligated to create replacement wetland somewhere else. Some of the grounds behind the wall qualified as wetland. I can't speak for how much beyond the wall met the same qualifications.

Wetlands or no, GCI still doesn't have any trouble paving a hill. And what's so wrong with a GCI? No offense, but I'd rather have one than Patriot and DEFINITELY more than Timber Puppy. And this is from someone who's done at least a couple solid non-stop hours on your invert. I like it. It doesn't rate among the best I've boarded--but I like it a lot.

Now if CF started building B&Ms with Busch Park snap-and-attitude, that would change everything. Until then...

-'Playa


NOTE: Severe fecal impaction may render the above words highly debatable.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 5:04 PM
Nothing is wrong with GCI. Clair Hain is one of the coolest guys I have ever met in the amusement industry... thank goodness the rumor is GCI and not GG - that I would have a problem with.

I was unaware of the MN rule on wetlands. However isn't most of the state wetlands? ;) jk


SWOOSH -- MidwestInfoGuide.COM

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 8:11 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar GG would likely provide a more exciting coaster, but they push the envelope beyond Cedar Fair's maintenance comfort zone, so it will certainly be a GCI if it turns out to be a woodie.

Great to hear about my Timber Wolf running well. Hope I can get out there this year before it reverts to its less than stellar condition as of late.


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Tuesday, April 15, 2008 10:41 PM
There are plans to continue the retracking again next off season. They want it to be back to the levels it WAS for the 20th anniversary of TimberWolf next season.... not to mention COASTER CON XXXII

SWOOSH -- MidwestInfoGuide.COM

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Friday, June 20, 2008 12:40 PM
A big delivery was made yesterday.

http://coastercommunity.com/gallery2/v/Construction/wof2009/


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Monday, June 23, 2008 5:49 AM
Sawblade5's avatar You know I find it strange that this wood begins to arrive right when Six Flags St. Louis gets done with Evel Knievel. All this does it supports the GCI rumor with someone has been trying to convince us that we are getting. But I also heard that they are rebuilding our Ghost Town on the WOF RR which is known as Possumtrot. This area hasn't seen any new wood or real upkeep since CF took over 12 years ago.

Chris Knight

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 2:57 PM
There's a new teaser in the WoF blog.

http://www.worldsoffun.com/public/news/blog/index.cfm?year=2008&month=7&day=6


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Sunday, July 6, 2008 4:28 PM
^The most interesting part to me is the story....IWO. IMO (not to be confused with IWO), this new 'thing' will be a part of 'Africa', as it has a 'jungle feel'.
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Sunday, July 6, 2008 4:39 PM
Code Orange + Jungle = Tiger?

I know tigers arent usually found in Africa, but thats the only orange animal I can think of, except an orangutan, but that doesn't strike me as a wooden coaster name. It would make far more sense to call an invert that (since they swing from trees.)


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Sunday, July 6, 2008 5:05 PM
It will have a cat theme, but I don't think TIGER will be it's name. We'll just have to wait and see.

Right now I am rather interested in the rumor going around that Camp Gonnagitcha is going to move to Nile Island for this year's HAUNT


SWOOSH -- MidwestInfoGuide.COM

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 7:26 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar African Animals

I'm thinking Jackal. Tigers are Native to much of eastern and southern Asia, not Africa.


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Sunday, July 6, 2008 7:53 PM
What about Impalla? one of the fastest prey animals out there.

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Monday, July 7, 2008 12:26 AM
Here are photos from this weekend of the new "box" and the construction work at the Zinger lot for the new HAUNT.

I like Impalla, but it doesn't roar like a cat, so I imagine that one is out. ;)


SWOOSH -- MidwestInfoGuide.COM

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Monday, July 7, 2008 12:43 AM

Jason Hammond said:
African Animals

I'm thinking Jackal. Tigers are Native to much of eastern and southern Asia, not Africa.


What about Lynx? That is native to the Desert area of Africa


SWOOSH -- MidwestInfoGuide.COM

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Monday, July 7, 2008 8:51 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Jaguar.
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Monday, July 7, 2008 12:38 PM
^While I like the name, Jaguars are only found the WESTern Hemisphere and Africa is in the EASTern Hemisphere. ;)

SWOOSH -- MidwestInfoGuide.COM

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