No announcement today but they did confirm the name and they showed off the logo.
Someone ran home and made sure he was the first to have photos on all of the major forums on the net.
Interesting coming from the person who was so sure that they wouldn't announce anything today or give anything away.
SWOOSH -- MidwestInfoGuide.COM
Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!
By the name, "Prowler", it does tend to say that it's somewhat 'in hiding'. I guess I can hope....
Fever *** Edited 8/17/2008 12:56:21 PM UTC by SVLFever***
Anyone going to the announcement Monday?
I'd like to see a curved underground tunnel like Zinger had. That was such a great finale to that fabulous coaster.
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
We're watching the announcement so I figured that I would pass along some bits of info while we wait for the Prowler site to go live.
First drop – 85 feet
Length – 3074 feet
Speed – 51 mph
Elevation change – 102 feet (the ride ends 17 feet below the bottom of the first drop in a ravine).
It stays really close to the ground after the 2nd hill, which goes through the lift. I'm guessing that it never gets more than 20-25 feet off the dirt.
They are keeping as many trees as possible.
This doesn't look anything like anyother GCI out there. Pacing will probably be a winner. There aren't any high hills or turns for it to burn off speed.
The Prowler site has been launched:
Are the videos loading slowly for everyone else, or is it just my computer?
Yes, they are slow. Pause the video and let it load a bit.
Or download the Quicktime version. Then it won't be streaming from the site, it will be on your computer.
Do you think they will actually keep the trees?
I spoke with Brandon (WoF PR guy) and he reiterated the point about the trees. They are going to keep as many as they can but also get ride of dead and diseased trees.
The woods are pretty dense back there.
I can't wait until Coaster Con next year. :) I was planning on going before we had any idea anything was being built. This is some pretty sweet icing on the cake.
I must say I am very excited about this coaster. Completely different from what I had imagined when I heard it would be a GCI...
Loving that ending stretch of airtime! :)
WoF.org got some before shots of the area.
Just looked at the pics linked above. What's the structure on the Prowler side of the RR tracks in the birds-eye/maps.live.com shot? It's at the end of the midway extension that goes by the Enterprise or Round-up (don't remember which it is) and under the tracks. I'm guessing it's for their Halloween event. Was it something else in a previous life?
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