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I heard from the Ferris Wheel Operator at Dorney Park that they are getting an Intamin Woodie, he must have been a transfer from the lemon chill stand.

 

If that ever happened I would be the happiest person in the world. I don't see that happening but I hope it does. The only way I see it happening is if they realise how good El Toro is and if they feel Voodoo (an Intamin) did well for them.

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I just heard from an employee from Heritage Square here in Colorado that the park will close down within the next five years. Not just the amusement park, or the alpine slides - but everything. Decline in public interest is the reason for the closure.

 

The alpine slides are the main attraction here and I'm sure many of us Coloradans will be sad when it goes.

 

 

 

Also, I wouldn't be surprised if Elitch's goes under within the next few years too. Ever since Six Flags dropped them, they have been struggling to remain open due to lost business to other nearby parks such as Lakeside and Waterworld. Their newest attractions in the past few years have been in the water park, and considering Elitch's is just down the road from the world famous Waterworld on the north end of Denver which has expanded recently and is America's largest water park. Water park expansion is not the way to draw in crowds. Flying Coaster is closed down for the season, but still no word on where that is going. The coaster isn't that good anyways. As for the rest of the coasters - they are all clones except for Twister II which is a remake of the former and from what those who rode the original say - this new one is terrible. The park is in need of a good new coaster to draw in people, but they just don't have the room to expand.

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Hey all

many of you will of read the rumors on Toverland's up and coming B&M invert. weather or not its true or not is yet to be reliably proved. However there are a few tidbits around. The most interesting so far is this image supposedly found at the park

 

Source: Screamscape

 

Now is it me or is it (as a friend pointed out to me) that this layout resembles Batman but is not quite the same. The angle of the loops and zero-g compared to the lift hill is larger than on the standard clone. and consequently the finale looks further away and more compact.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Six+Flags+over+Georgia&ie=UTF8&t=k&ll=33.769781,-84.546326&spn=0.00161,0.003428&z=19

 

i use the SFoG image above to show what i mean. the post loop helix is nestled right up to the station on this model.

Now the question is, does this prove the toverland image is a fake or that the ride has been modified to fit in with landscaping/other rides at the park?

 

Cheers

Dave

 

Heres a POV of an exact replica.

 

 

Its called The Great White.

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I was recently at Cedar Point and I heard two different stories:

 

1.) From a local visitor: Mean Streak is in it's last season and will be dismantled for a new coaster in 2010. However when I asked a maintenence guy nearby (the next day) about this he said that "You'll still be able to ride Mean Streak next year", BUT he didn't say that it Was Not going to be disappearing after next season either. Hmm.............

 

2.) From some guy in Ohio (Goran or Govan-didn't quite catch it((and he didn't say where that I remember but that he lived 45 min away from CP)) that there will be two new coaster additions in the next 3-4 years, but that one of the new coasters will stand on the footprint of another coaster near the back of the park.

 

 

Also:

 

I have heard that Six Flags St. Louis will be putting in a B&M hyper or flyer in the area of the park near Tidal Wave/Screaming Eagle and it will be terrain based. This one I could actually see and or hope for as there is a LOT of room for another ride here. Time will tell.

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SFSTL getting three coasters in 3 years, I very much doubt it. It sounds like park fans saying things because I have seen that discussion thread and it looks like a fairy tale. I think SFSTL is getting a coaster, but maybe a water coaster like deluge or something. The water park seems small, so that will be the next expansion considering the water park will be 10 years old next year.

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SFSTL getting three coasters in 3 years, I very much doubt it. quote]

 

 

Who said it was for 09?

 

From what I've heard 09 will focus on HH and the general maintenance of the park.

 

And even though I am still skeptical of this, I have heard that there is something big in the works... Big enough to where they have already begun surveying to the east of Tidal Wave. Although I haven't heard that it is for sure a coaster, it seems likely with them starting to survey this early for a project that would not open till 2010/2011.

 

And I think I know where all these rumors started about us getting a hyper. Supposedly Six Flags submitted a "wish list" of possible future attractions to the Eureka city council to get their approval and to avoid what happened with TDK at SFNE and one of the things they had on there was a large coaster (supposedly taller than Mr. Freeze).

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^There's plenty of "exact" replicas around.

 

The Toverland "clone" isn't exactly a clone, though. If you look at it, the whole ending is much tighter - the turn within the turn into the brake run, the corkscrews - everything's tighter. I wonder why...

 

well I wonder why can't they go with a custom ride to fit the area instead of a batman clone. I am kinda tire of seeing cloned coaster pop up.

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Also, I wouldn't be surprised if Elitch's goes under within the next few years too. Ever since Six Flags dropped them, they have been struggling to remain open due to lost business to other nearby parks such as Lakeside and Waterworld. Their newest attractions in the past few years have been in the water park, and considering Elitch's is just down the road from the world famous Waterworld on the north end of Denver which has expanded recently and is America's largest water park. Water park expansion is not the way to draw in crowds. Flying Coaster is closed down for the season, but still no word on where that is going. The coaster isn't that good anyways. As for the rest of the coasters - they are all clones except for Twister II which is a remake of the former and from what those who rode the original say - this new one is terrible. The park is in need of a good new coaster to draw in people, but they just don't have the room to expand.

 

I kind of fear this too. I was at the park recently on a Saturday morning and I got most all of the credits done in 45 minutes. Lot was barely filled by 11:30 on a Saturday in the middle of summer. Then to add to that, their heavily touted "New for 08" attraction unfortunately missed a majority of the season.

 

Although the water park has been fairly popular, PARC needs to step it up a little when it comes to additions. Then again, part of that blame could be pointed to Six Flags for rapidly expanding the park using up any expansion land. Flying Coaster's removal though should hopefully give some space for a solid, new addition.

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I've heard that Disney is planning a new coaster at Hollywood studio, themed after Monsters Inc, the door scene, where all the doors are flying around

 

And they are going to remove Disaster canyon or what it's called, to make room for the ride... this may be the last yeas with the canyon... so I heard

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^There's also PLENTY of open space in the park for "something awesome" without having to remove Gwazi. I doubt it will go anywhere anytime soon, as quite frankly they would get Millennium Flyers before they would tear down the ride. And who knows if that will happen when the new management takes over, depending on who it is.

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I've heard that Disney is planning a new coaster at Hollywood studio, themed after Monsters Inc, the door scene, where all the doors are flying around

 

And they are going to remove Disaster canyon or what it's called, to make room for the ride... this may be the last yeas with the canyon... so I heard

I'd guess a Wall-E dark ride+Crush Spin from Paris+Monsters Door ride replacing the tour. Now thats a Pixar land.

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This is more of a concept than a rumor, but I think B&M should go wood. Though they may have a penchant for the tiered seated hyper and the time tested invert now, but if anybody can pull off a 200+ft woodie and comfort remains a priority, it's the Neutrals. Sure Psyclone was a flop, but B&M didn't fabricate the track. Let's see what happens in the coming years.

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This is more of a concept than a rumor, but I think B&M should go wood. Though they may have a penchant for the tiered seated hyper and the time tested invert now, but if anybody can pull off a 200+ft woodie and comfort remains a priority, it's the Neutrals. Sure Psyclone was a flop, but B&M didn't fabricate the track. Let's see what happens in the coming years.

 

Two Words:

 

Wooden Flyer

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In an addendum to one of my earlier posts about SFSTL:^^

 

I failed to mention that the scope of the next (probable) B&M creation for the park was to quote "a couple years off"- I did not mean to imply that it was going to be built for the next operating season, sorry for the confusion.

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Well, we already know Lazer and the "public picnic tent" are gone at Dorney for 2009, but they've been tight-lipped about what is coming next year.

 

However, I have some inside info.. they will acquire, in a STUNNING move, 4000 additional trash cans for the park, as well as 2 shiny new park benches, and four signs saying "Here's where we tore out a classic ride to install garbage cans!"

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Rumor has it that The Big Mike Road Show 2008 will be the #1 viewed thread of all 2008!!!

 

Check it out, it is not too late to join in on the fun!

 

 

* I admit that this may not be a rumor since it is based on actual facts, but it did start out as a rumor!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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