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Hey everybody!

 

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Kemah Boardwalk and the Boardwalk Bullet, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

 

Official Park Website

 

Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

 

--Robb

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2006

December 6th, 2006 - first talk of a new wooden coaster

 

2007

September 2nd, 2007 - opening weekend photos

December 19th, 2007 - work on Boardwalk Bullet to tame the ride

 

2008

January 1st, 2008 - Boardwalk Bullet re-opens

April 13th, 2008 - additional trackwork on Boardwalk Bullet

May 9th, 2008 - Chance Chaos being installed

September 11th, 2008 - Hurricane Ike hits Kemah Boardwalk

November 15th, 2008 - Boardwalk Bullet re-opens 2 months after Hurricane Ike

November 17th, 2008 - 140 foot Super Shot Drop Larson Tower announced for 2009

 

2009

January 30th, 2009 - Larson Tower opens but Boardwalk Bullet done again for more trackwork

August 15th, 2009 - Boardwalk Bullet to get more trackwork in September

 

 

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I've heard the following news about a new woodie in Texas:

 

"By now the whole world may know of a new 2007 wooden twister project in the U.S. Unfortunately the park was not ready to make a full announcement by the time this issue went to the printer, but we just want everyone to know there's to be another cool woodie out there, headed for a Southern sunny spot near the water next year. Details soon, we hope."

 

Anyone have any idea what and where???

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here is a blurb in the newest ACE News

 

"By now the whole world may know of a new 2007 wooden twister project in the U.S. Unfortunately the park was not ready to make a full announcement by the time this issue went to the printer, but we just want everyone to know there's to be another cool woodie out there, headed for a Southern sunny spot near the water next year. Details soon, we hope."

 

Anyone have any idea what and where???

I believe they are talking about Ghostrider....

 

--Robb "Stupid ACE News always being late with their info!" Alvey

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^Catchey slogan. Hmm, they could be talking about the new Bell's coaster as well....

 

A Gravity Group twister-style woodie is going to Kemah Boardwalk in Texas. The M&V booth at IAAPA had a model of it, I believe.

 

Do you have any more info on the park and this proposed ride?

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www.kemahboardwalk.com

My pics from this year:

It's a really "cute" place. Had been a Chance dumping ground, now this should bring in more people specifically for rides. It's a Landry's showcase otherwise.

 

The ride is said to only occupy about 1 acre, which is believable based on the park. It looks a lot like a GCI twister, and the first drop looks a lot like Hercules' (Jay, you listening??)

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Kemah Boardwalk was voted best place to take visitors in this years Houston Chronicle reader polls. As mentioned it is a showcase for Landry's restaraunts and the Amusement portion is a lot of fun. We have had one ACE event there already and I expect a lot more!

 

They still have not made any announcement, the owner just re-opened the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas so they have been busy but he did promise us a coaster Houston could be proud of. Looking at the models of the coaster that *might* be coming here is really exciting, especially after losing Astroworld.

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The woodie looks lovely, nice 1st drop and great headchoppers everywhere. You lucky people in Texas.

 

Can't wait for a POV.

 

Just don't install a "Trim" brake on the 1st drop.

 

coasterboy25 - The ride will be more than reasonable, this is created by "Gravity Group" who are the best woodie designers in the world.

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I remember reading about this coaster I think on coasterbuzz. I don't think this is a Grvity Group coaster, and I have two reasons. First, The layout does not like like a gravity group coaster, but rather a GCI as some have already mentioned. Second, if you look at the last of the four pictures Jakizle had on his post, the train on the model screams Millennium Flyer to me. I would say someone mixed up the designer becuase of the simmilar initials. But I agree, It looks like an awesome ride regardless of who makes it! Count me in as one of those "I would have gone to Houston until they took down Astroworld, but now I wanna go agian!" people!

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Well, I have been wrong before Robb. I just thought otherwise about the GG thing, but no one is always right Still looks like a great ride

 

How far away is the place from downtown Houston? I see it is on the waterfront, but is it actually put of Houston or a nearby city?

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^ Kemah is about 30 miles from downtown IIRC, and yes its on the water.

 

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I remember reading about this coaster I think on coasterbuzz. I don't think this is a Grvity Group coaster, and I have two reasons. First, The layout does not like like a gravity group coaster, but rather a GCI as some have already mentioned. Second, if you look at the last of the four pictures Jakizle had on his post, the train on the model screams Millennium Flyer to me. I would say someone mixed up the designer becuase of the simmilar initials.

 

I'm surprised this hasn't been posted, but here is a little more "proof" that its a Gravity Group product.

kemah.jpg.cbf4dd192a477ca78166c10f638fdb2e.jpg

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^ Kemah is about 30 miles from downtown IIRC, and yes its on the water.

 

maps

 

I remember reading about this coaster I think on coasterbuzz. I don't think this is a Grvity Group coaster, and I have two reasons. First, The layout does not like like a gravity group coaster, but rather a GCI as some have already mentioned. Second, if you look at the last of the four pictures Jakizle had on his post, the train on the model screams Millennium Flyer to me. I would say someone mixed up the designer becuase of the simmilar initials.

 

I'm surprised this hasn't been posted, but here is a little more "proof" that its a Gravity Group product.

 

Fair enough, I will conceed the notion of it possibly being a GCI.

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I was wondering when GG would build an all wood wooden coaster. The layout looks nice, and it is nice to see a major coaster being built at a little known park. The layout looks great, and with all the turns and hills, it would not surprise me to see this as a top 10 coaster.

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