Oak's Amusement Park New Coaster for 2018

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Re: Oak's Amusement Park New Coaster for 2018

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:01 pm

^ And in the world of Zodiac Coasters.....it'll be an ARIES! =)
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Re: Oak's Amusement Park New Coaster for 2018

Postby cal1br3tto » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:04 pm

Wow, what a choice! I really, really like the name and logo (including its colors). Both Oregon- and coaster-appropriate! Cool to see Adrenaline in a coaster name (according to RCDB there's only one other example, in Bulgaria). And more creative than something like "Adrenaline Rush." All in all, very fresh and clever.

I guess I'll give them a pass for being silent on social media about the construction--it seems like they were just waiting on this announcement. Fair enough.
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Re: Oak's Amusement Park New Coaster for 2018

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:45 pm

I really like the name! It's cool and original. I also like that the Pacific Northwest is getting a thrilling new coaster!

Where I am, in Northern Utah, is still pretty far away from Portland, but I'm sure I'll get out here somewhere down the line.
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Re: Oak's Amusement Park New Coaster for 2018

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:01 pm

The name sounds like a course at a ski resort but I definitely appreciate the uniqueness.
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Re: Oak's Amusement Park New Coaster for 2018

Postby coneyislandchris » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:37 am

I love the name. I love the logo. Good on ya, Oaks!
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Re: Oak's Amusement Park New Coaster for 2018

Postby nynehalem » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:56 pm

I went down today to check on construction...

And surprise! the track is complete

*I did not trespass or cross any construction barriers to take these photos- the park is usually left open for anyone to walk through during the day.
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twisty
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site of future station
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other rides are already out of winter storage and look ready to operate
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97 degrees
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peak at the three trains
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trains on site
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What's left od the coaster it replaced (looping thunder)
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The old Trains are still intact and waiting under the gazebo. We don't know if its being sold/relocaed yet
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the lift motor for looping thunder
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finally, a shot of downtown from the river banks at the park- to remind you how close this park is to downtown Portland (about 3 miles)

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Re: Oak's Amusement Park New Coaster for 2018

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:56 pm

Thanks for the photos.

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Re: Oak's Amusement Park New Coaster for 2018

Postby cal1br3tto » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:36 pm

Those first two photos really brought the layout to life for me (I've never ridden this exact model before), and it looks fantastic. I'm pretty much pleased with everything about this project so far.
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Re: Oak's Amusement Park New Coaster for 2018

Postby mark549 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:39 pm

Thanks for the photos. Very nice.

Good riddance to their Pinfari, I can't imagine it has much resale value ...

I've only been on two Gerstlauers - Dollywood and Six Flags Over Georgia, I found Dollywood's a bit rough, SFOG's was tame and surprisingly dull. Hope this one will be awesome. It will easily be the best coaster in the US part of Cascadia (if one doesn't consider northern Idaho to be part of that). Too bad Oaks is in a valley, it would have been nice to see Mt. Hood seem to do a loop the loop. Maybe if this coaster is a financial success Oaks can buy a drop ride tall enough to see actual peaks on the horizon. And I hope it's visible from the new Sellwood bridge so people see the New Hotness.

Anyone know if there will be an opening day ceremony?

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Re: Oak's Amusement Park New Coaster for 2018

Postby nynehalem » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:27 am

mark549 wrote: And I hope it's visible from the new Sellwood bridge so people see the New Hotness. ?


You can see it from The Bridge, you can also see it from the west side of the river if you're lucky

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