Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby A.J. » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:23 am

BlahBlahson wrote:Its astounding, the relationship between the difficulty/project delay/abject failure rate of S&S Worldwide (and associated projects) and their ability to keep building weird new products. Dating all the way back to Hypersonic XLC and even X at SFMM.

I mean, I still have a whole lot of respect for S&S - they're at the very least being a decent company that cares about their clients by eating the cost of the re-manufactured track.
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Postby michaellynn4 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:15 pm

I understand that new rides will sometimes have technical issues, but has there ever been any ride in the past where they've gone through the steps of replacing virtually every piece of track on the ride? I know of issues like SoB removing the loop several years in or Maverick having one inversion removed before opening, but nothing on this scale. My mind is drawing a blank.
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Postby coneyislandchris » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:22 pm

^ Fly: The Great Nor'easter at Morey's Piers, Hulk at Islands of Adventure -- but both of those had years of operations under their belt before the complete track replacement.
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Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:17 pm

I’m hoping everything works out for Playland and S&S on this ride. It really is unique and very attractive for small parks looking for a thrilling coaster in a small footprint.
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby boldikus » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:02 pm

I don't know whether to laugh at or feel sorry for this park.
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Postby DirkFunk » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:28 pm

The only ride I was as harsh to in recent memory other than Gale Force was Verruckt. At least it can't kill anyone if it's being rebuilt for the 3rd time.

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Postby cal1br3tto » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:11 pm

^^"[W]e ran out of time"? I get that the poster was probably trying to be good-naturedly self-deprecating, but that does sound kinda...sloppy. #awkward
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:22 pm

boldikus wrote:I don't know whether to laugh at or feel sorry for this park.


I feel bad, but I'm not above laughing.

At least they got go karts and mini golf open. :lol:
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby willh51 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:46 am

Anyone ridden the newly rebuilt Gale Force?
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Re: Playland Castaway Cove (OC, NJ) announces Gale Force

Postby coneyislandchris » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:19 am

^ To be honest I hadn't even realized it had reopened yet. I'll probably hit it the next time I'm coming back from Wildwood, but who knows when that will be.
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