Friday, December 15, 2000 11:40 AM
If you had to make a park for yourself, what would be in it? How big would it be? How many coasters would you have? Theming? Just a little topic to become creative...
In my park, I would have an indoor coaster for those rainy and cold days. I would have a hyper, an inverted coaster with 5-7 inversions, a floorless coaster, and of course, a wooden coaster (possibly a Villain clone?)
I'd theme the rides to the jungle and have dinosaur statues over the rides. Some coasters would go under ground and smoke would fill the midways (but enough so people could see still).
Friday, December 15, 2000 12:00 PM
My dream would to own any park at all! But I wouldn't have themeing, I want it to be like Kenywood, Old Elitch Gardens, and Cedar Point. It would just be crammed w/ rides and gardens. I would only want about 2 coasters to start.
Friday, December 15, 2000 12:02 PM
I think I would want mine to be full of trees, like a forest so that you cannot see the roller coasters in their intirity. No themes, if their were you wouldn't be able to see them from the midway.
Number 1 And Only Cedar Point
Friday, December 15, 2000 12:28 PM
My park would be very well rounded, it would not have two of the same type of coaster. I would also have theming in the que line of every coaster and have about 2-3 indoor coasters with extensive theming. The average number of inversions are about 10-13. I would also focus on being record breaking. I do have more detailed ideas which would take bout 40-50 pages to discuss that I don't want to get into
What is life without geniuses?
Friday, December 15, 2000 1:48 PM
My park would have the best of every kind of coaster out there. I would skip theming, to much wasted space. I would have tons of non coaster rides but the ones that were coasters would be the best of the best.
Six Flags Great America #1 Park!!!
Friday, December 15, 2000 1:52 PM
Mine would first be accessible... off a major highway, no more than a 45 minute drive from a major city. It would be VERY family oriented, much like Holiday world. Lots of trees and shade and ice cream. Its a place where you can sit back and go "AHHHHH!!!!" There would be magic shows, and kids shows and special events. There will be free parking and free admission to senior citizens. 4th of July will be a big event...Lots of American Pride
Building coasters will be slow at first, to get that ROI, and as the park becomes larger, so do the rides. I would have a Shivering timbers like ride, and a CCI junior. Then adding an ARROW mine train, ARROW Mad Mouse, GCI Twister and working my way up to an ARROW looper. All major coasters would have a requirement of no more than 48". I wouldn't want to alienate my smaller guests. Perhaps one day I would build my ARROW hyper.
Most flat rides would be Eyerly or Chance rides, USA based Manufacturers to save money and get equal thrills. There would be good interactive rides.. great Bumper cars, a Wisdom Tornado and don't forget, a Rock-o-Plane!
there would be some water, so you can take a canoe out and there will be a nice large Wheel to get great views. Rides would be near each other, so the walk isn't bad. Food prices would be reasonable and Company picnics would be a heavy source of customers.
The water park would be great, especially in those hot midwest summers.
Outside the park I would build indoor attractions, restaurants, roller rinks, theaters. Some way to get a higher 4th and 1st quarter earnings increase. Plus, it would be more possible to have more full-time employees and allow them to receive better benefits.
Campgrounds and Hotels would be another option to buy into.
Friday, December 15, 2000 3:40 PM
It would have plenty of flat rides, shows, good food, and most importantly the coasters. A B&M Inverted in the style of Montu.A 185 ft tall B&M floorless.Intamin built Hypercoaster. A custom Thrust Air ride with a few vertical hills more turns, bunny hills. A Kiddie Coaster. A CCI woodie.
#1: Millennium Force
#2: Raging Bull
#3: Tie B:TR/Raptor
#4: Viper (SFGAm)
Steel Phantom 1991-2000
Friday, December 15, 2000 9:49 PM
List of Must Have Coasters
#2 Dueling Inverted
#3 B&M Sitdown
#4 B&M Hyper
#5 Intamine Giga
#6 Terrain CCI
#7 Dueling CCI's
#8 Superman: Ultimate Escape Clone
#10 Flying Dutchman
#11 Arrow 4-D
#12 Spinning Wild Mouse
#13 Kiddie Coaster
#14 Liquid Coaster
List Other Rides
#1 4 S&S towers 2 Combos, Turbo and Space Shot
#2 Sling Shot
#4 Water Rides Flumes, Rapids, ect.
#6 Sky Coaster
Hey, I can dream can't I? :)
Saturday, December 16, 2000 9:12 AM
I'd build my park themed as Luna, Steeplechase, and Dreamland Parks of the old Coney Island. I'd use the original blueprints to recreate most of the buildings and some of the rides as well such as the human pool table and roullete wheel. Although it will be a trip back to the roaring 20's it will contain the newest thrill rides themed to look like they were built back then. All the rides would be run the way they were intended to run such as Flying Scooters that cables snap and a whip that would actually "whip" around the turns. Instead of designing all brand new wood coasters I would recreate some of the terrors of the past such as the Flying Turns, a Traver Cyclone (with minor modifications), CI Thunderbolt and Tornado. It would contain lots of free entertainment such as stuntshows, a circuis, and magicians, clowns, and other entertainers on the midways. I'd charge a minimal enterance fee maybe $2.00 and offer pay per ride or a pay one price as well.
2000 stats: 135 coasters in 26 parks
Not Too Shabby For A Summer
AOL & MSN IM Name: coasterpunk
Saturday, December 16, 2000 1:02 PM
I drew my dream park in MS Paint.....its pretty awesome. When I figure out a way to put it on my web page I'll post it. I have 10 coasters, over 130 rides and attractions. Location: Jamaica.....by the beach
Six Flags Great Adventure rules.....well... on weekdays that is
Saturday, December 16, 2000 2:02 PM
My dream park already exists.......Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure! Just add the Jurassic Park Jeep Adventure and I'll be set!
"FEAR the Four!"
P.S.-"FEAR the Three!";)
Saturday, December 16, 2000 4:38 PM
My dream park already exhists-Cedar Point. Only thing I'd change is the amount of people allowed in it. That way, people could enjoy it more.
Trim brakes-a necessity???
Saturday, December 16, 2000 4:43 PM
Yeah that is what I was gonna say except it would also have a better woodie in place of Mean Squeak and more coasters than anywhere else(SFMM hehehe)! CP still rules the world!
"Right about now you are about to be possesed by the sounds of DJ MFORCE"
Monday, December 18, 2000 6:03 AM
I would have a park that was very pleasing to the eye, not a lot of "carnival" noise going on. Lots of trees and gardens. The coasters could be seen, but would have trees and waterfalls around them. Also, for each major coaster there would be right beside it an identical Jr. coaster. Same color and layout. (Like a Jr. Apollo's Chariot.) It would be a smaller scale version of the big one so the kids could feel "big". I have always thought it was so cute to see little kids riding a small little coaster and holding their hands up. Let them get their thrills, too.