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I wasn't initially expecting my first park visit of the year would be at Frontier City! While I was in Oklahoma last month on a trip for work, I made my first ever visit to the park. I'd thought about going during previous work trips to Norman, but never found the time. I didn't want to pass up the opportunity again, so I headed on in during the morning of Saturday, May 19th. I had a busy travel schedule so I only had about three hours in the park, but I was able to get in some rides on the coasters and a couple other things. Plus, I had some time for photography, and ended up with enough pictures to do a full Photo TR.

 

The first thing I did when entering the park was head to Diamondback -- or is it Diamond Back? Either way, it's a rare Arrow shuttle loop, though good for one ride and one ride only. As the park had just opened, I just had to wait one train to get on. From there I started my clockwise lap around the park, stopping next for a ride on Steel Lasso, a Vekoma junior invert. I waited two cycles for that.

 

The next coaster on the loop was Silver Bullet, a classic Schwarzkopf looping star. Sadly, as I had seen when driving into the park, there was work being done on the ride -- and workers on a lift were doing something at the top of the lift hill. The question became -- would they get the ride open before I had to leave?

 

Continuing to the south end of the park, I found Wildcat, the park's wooden coaster. Resurrected (with modifications) from a park in Kansas City, Missouri, Wildcat was a pretty good ride! I waited 3 or 4 trains and made sure I got the middle row on the front car, just to avoid any possible issues.

 

I took it pretty easy after riding Wildcat, making another loop or two through the park for photography. As much as I wanted to get on the log flume -- as I love picking up log flume credits -- the line was simply too long. I also couldn't ride the Ferris Wheel, as they have a strict no-single-rider policy. I did ride the shooting dark ride (Quick Draw) and the train (Old 89'er Express), and while on the train, I saw that Silver Bullet's queue had been opened! That was the good news I'd been waiting for, so I hopped off the train (at the station, of course) and headed to Silver Bullet. It was still another 10-15 minutes before the ride opened, but I got on the second train of the day, and very much enjoyed my ride. It seemed to operate pretty consistently after that. I did a little more photography after riding Silver Bullet, and then headed out of the park to continue my day.

 

Reviews of the rides...

 

Wildcat: I actually liked this quite a bit! I'd have a hard time calling this a full-size wooden coaster, as it seemed a little short in stature and length, but I thought it was a great family woodie. It's a simple layout, but the hills did have some air, so that's good. I rode in the best possible seat -- the middle row of the front car -- and thought it was a very smooth ride. If I were braver (or more patient with the building queue) I might have tried the back, just to see how different it might have been. Overall, I thought this was a lot of fun.

 

Silver Bullet: I'm actually disappointed I only got to ride this once, as I loved it. I'm not the crazed Schwarzkopf fan that some enthusiasts are, but I do appreciate their compact intensity, and Silver Bullet delivered. It wasn't just the positive Gs from the loop, but an array of different forces as the train continued throught he circuit. Silver Bullet wasn't glass smooth, but it wasn't rough either. This is a really cool ride, and if RCDB is to be believed, I think it's the last operating Schwarzkopf Looping Star in North America. Obviously there are some bigger Schwarzkopf models -- Mindbender in Edmonton, the-coaster-with-a-thousand-names at La Feria in Mexico City -- but this one's unique to the continent!

 

Diamondback: There aren't many of these Arrow shuttle loop coasters left either, though sorta-sister-park Elitch Gardens has one in Denver. This was my first run on one of these, and I mean, I guess it's cool because it's historic and unique. I'm kind of over Arrow loopers, though, regardless of the layout. I'm also not a fan of backwards segments on roller coasters, so naturally, this one won't end up in the top half of my coaster rankings.

 

Steel Lasso: The Vekoma junior inverts (or family suspended coasters or whatever) are decent little rides as long as they're smooth, and this one was. Not much to review, as I'm guessing most everyone's been on one of these. Definitely a good ride for a family park like Frontier City.

 

Quick Draw: I was excited for a Sally dark ride, but this one just didn't do it for me. It's hard for me to get too into shooting dark rides with guns that have no indicator light at all, and my aim was certainly not particularly strong. The theme was a perfect match for the park -- of course you're a wild west sheriff looking for the bad guys! Some of the effects were pretty fun, but some of the set pieces were a little sparse. Still fun, though!

 

Among other attractions, they've got several staples that any mid-size park should have -- a Ferris wheel, a carousel, a log flume, a rapids ride, antique cars, and a few thrilling flats. What would I like to see added? Being realistic -- no 300-foot gigacoasters -- how about a drop tower, a frisbee, and one of those small Mack launch coasters like the thing at Slagharen? Heck, you could take that ride's theme (Gold Rush) and drop it right into Frontier City and it'd fit right in.

 

So, maybe the current ride selection was about what I'd expected, but the overall atmosphere of the park was actually a step above what I'd anticipated. It seems like just about every park I've been to has a western themed section, but could Frontier City pull off an entire park with that cohesive theme and keep it from becoming stale? The answer is yes! The theme and decorations around the park clearly had a lot of effort put into them -- there was detail to be found, and probably some in-jokes that flew over my head. There are some similarities to nearby Silver Dollar City, but the themes are different -- Frontier City is more "wild west town" where Silver Dollar City is more "wilderness mountain village" if that makes sense. Obviously Silver Dollar City operates on a much different scale, but based on the pretty good attendance I witnessed on a random Saturday in May by the time I was leaving, I'd say Frontier City has room to grow as well.

 

Two minor issues I ran into during the day:

1) The coasters are all pretty short, so it would be hard to complain about the single-train ops. Maybe a second train might have helped on Wildcat, if they even have one. However, the lack of operating vehicles was more of an issue on the log flume (running only three boats as best as I could tell) and the Quick Draw dark ride (maybe running 4 or 5 single-row cars). I waited it out for the dark ride (about 20 minutes, no huge deal) but the line for the flume was probably a solid hour, and I just didn't have the time for that.

2) Upon purchasing my park ticket, I learned at the gate that I wasn't actually given a park ticket by the ticket agent -- their mistake. In order to get one printed, I had to wait about 20 minutes at a single window at the back of the ticket building. In that time, the park opened and lines began to build. Wasn't a huge issue, but certainly an inconvenience.

 

Overall, I came away with a pretty positive impression of the park, and I enjoyed my three hours there! Now, I do think it's funny that there seems to be unbridled optimism about Six Flags taking over operations -- methinks some enthusiasts have short memories or weren't around 10-15 years ago -- but I'm as curious as anyone to see where this goes. I'll likely be back in Oklahoma every few years for work, and a new coaster would certainly get me back to the park again!

 

And no, I didn't ride the kiddie coaster.

 

On to the pictures...

 

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First stop -- the ticket booths! I could have bought in advance, but I wasn't 100% sure I was going until the morning of.

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Taking a walk into the park and enjoying the western theme.

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We've all seen this kind of wild west town theme at other parks, but they do it really well here.

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We could pick up some supplies...

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...or enjoy some art of a stagecoach!

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But before we move on, let's head back to the gift shop at the park entrance, which is (oddly enough) where the entry for the Diamondback roller coaster is located.

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Here's Diamondback in full, as seen from the parking lot. It's a rare Arrow shuttle loop.

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One of Diamondback's most notable features is that the train starts at the highest point of the ride, where the ride station is located.

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From there, it's a steep drop...

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...into a single vertical loop...

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...and up to another platform at the far end of the ride.

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The train locks in place momentarily on the second platform, and then prepares to do the whole thing again backwards.

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Another look at the station platform, which is raised up pretty high.

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Diamondback was originally built at Six Flags Great Adventure, where it was called Lightnin' Loops. There were actually two of them, and the other was shipped to Six Flags America (and has long since closed).

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It's an old Arrow loop, and it feels like it too.

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At the far platform and about to run through the coat hanger backwards.

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From over a wooden fence inside the park!

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Here's the queue walkway up to the Diamondback station.

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Another view of the ride.

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Going backwards on the return leg.

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Through the loop!

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It's, well, not very comfortable.

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Last shot from the ride platform. If I had thought about it, I should have used this spot as an observation deck to get pictures of the rest of the park!

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As I started a loop around the park, I came across Brain Drain.

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If this is what your doctor prescribed you, you need a new doctor.

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I just don't think these things are for me, so I skipped it and moved on.

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My second ride of the day was on Steel Lasso. And yes, I tried to get good-quality pictures of the major ride signs around the park!

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Steel Lasso is a fun family coaster, and it felt smoother than -- say -- its Peanuts-themed counterpart at Kings Island.

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The mix of orange and green is interesting. I'm getting a Rougarou vibe...

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Of the park's five coasters, Steel Lasso is the only one that was originally constructed at Frontier City.

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Here are a few top-of-the-lift shots from the Silver Bullet exit platform.

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Not a whole lot of excitement on this train.

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Seriously, why does everyone look so scared?

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Well, hopefully the Grand Centennial Ferris Wheel is a little less scary.

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It's got a great perch on a hill at the southern end of the park.

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Sadly, I was unable to ride, as the park does not allow single riders.

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The centerpiece of the wheel, with a slightly-peeling park logo.

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Below the wheel is the station for the Tin Lizzys, the park's antique car ride.

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Just down the path from there -- in front of the water park -- is Frontier City's only wooden coaster.

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It climbs the lift...

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...it hits the drop...

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...it's Wildcat!

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A little bit about the history of Wildcat, which was relocated from Kansas City.

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So, the Wildcat station doubles as a bit of a wooden coaster history lesson, with tons of signs describing coasters all over the world. Here's one that talks about the development of the first coasters.

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Another sign on the same theme.

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Perhaps the two most classic wooden coasters in the US, the Coney Island Cyclone and Leap the Dips. Sadly, "has been operating since 1902" isn't valid at the moment.

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Two coasters famous for their trips through the woods.

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Two international TPR favorites!

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Two of the more extreme woodies in the US.

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Some RMC love.

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Want some real obscure local coaster history? Two long-defunct Oklahoma coasters.

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Finally ... I mean, what? Of all the coasters in the world, you pair up these two? I don't think you could pick more polar opposites if you had to.

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So anyway, on to Wildcat! A train leaves the station...

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...and heads up the lift.

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Brave riders in the back.

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Taking the first drop.

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Heading up the next hill.

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Hairtime!

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After the brake run...

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...a straight bit alongside some water.

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A return to the station. "Wanna go again?"

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Exhilarating!

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Exciting!

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Hilarious!

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So, next up, the Mystery River Log Flume -- which sadly, I wasn't able to ride.

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It's a pretty standard flume, but always good to see parks keeping these around.

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Top of the lift...

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...and on the way down.

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It's a splash!

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It's a bigger splash!

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You might get a little bit wet.

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Or, just duck below the front of the boat and hope you don't get wet at all.

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Down the drop (which is completely dry).

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Into the water (which is not).

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Another angle of the splash.

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Cresting the top...

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...and heading over.

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Barely visible through the water.

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Always helpful to wear appropriate eye protection on a log flume.

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Just a classic family picture.

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Over on the back side of the log flume, this is actually where it starts -- a short drop into a ground-level flume segment.

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A view from behind the flume's lift hill.

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Does this count as a two-train shot with the skycoaster?

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A decent splash.

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Can't hide from the water.

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One more splash...

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...and then it all dries out. Sort of.

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Pictures, continued...

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Unfortunately, Renegade Rapids was not open.

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Here's one picture of the course on the rapids ride. I do think they were working on getting it open later in the day.

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Another ride with a classic western theme is the Gunslinger.

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Gunslinger is a Zamperla Power Surge.

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It's just behind the back section of the log flume.

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I've never been on a Power Surge, and judging from what I saw, I'm not sure I'd want to.

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It appears to be quite a disorienting ride.

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Riders seem to have a fun time.

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Legs get kicked in every direction. Hair also.

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Frankly, it looks a little uncomfortable to me.

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But everyone was smiling, so perhaps it's fun!

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OK, maybe screaming.

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I took a quick walk into the kids area, Paul Bunyan's Tiny Timber Town.

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The star attraction is a kiddie credit called Wild Kitty. The name is a funny take-off of Wildcat.

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It's a small Allan Herschell coaster, originally built at Elitch Gardens as Cactus Coaster.

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There's also a cute little kiddie train, navigating through a forest of giant carrots.

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No pictures from inside the shooting dark ride, but here's Quick Draw's ride sign above the entrance.

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Like any good park, there's a classic carousel.

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Also, a scrambler called Sidewinder.

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And as this park is located in Oklahoma, it's only natural to have a ride called Tornado!

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Tornado is a Tilt-a-Whirl! Makes sense to me! Tilt-a-Whirls are kind of like a multi-vortex tornado if you think about it...

 

...ok, I'm probably the only person thinking about it.

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Coming later in 2018 is a Soaring Eagle zip line. Not the most exciting addition, but good to see them putting in something new.

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Let's take a walk through the park and check out some more of the theming. Not really any mountains to see from this part of Oklahoma, but it's the thought that counts!

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A fun fact: if you want to see the grave of "Buffalo Bill" Cody, you have to head to Lookout Mountain near Golden, Colorado.

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I have a feeling that Dr. I. Yankum is unlikely to be a painless dentist.

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Some rock work and faux-scaffolding near the park entrance.

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A classic fort, which I believe houses some restaurant and entertainment space for the park.

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For bigger concerts, they have the Starlight Amphitheater.

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Oh, I guess there's one more thing to ride -- the Old 89'er Express train.

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Here's the engine at the front.

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Taking a loop around the park!

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Hey, I even caught Diamondback in action.

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The train goes right past the Diamondback platform, so if you time it right, you might get some views of the coaster in action.

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Warning: restricted area.

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A "rare" view from beside the Diamondback loop.

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The train went on past the still-closed Silver Bullet, and what did I see? People in the queue!

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Quick, let's hop off and hope it opens!

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The essential ride sign shot for Silver Bullet.

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Thankfully, it opened, and I was able to get on this awesome Schwarzkopf coaster.

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Silver Bullet, like all the other coasters at Frontier City except for Steel Lasso, was a relocation.

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It originally opened as Looping Star at the State Fair of Texas in 1980.

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It moved to the east coast in the mid 80s, setting up for two years at Jolly Roger in Ocean City, Maryland.

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Silver Bullet has been at Frontier City since 1986.

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Here's the loop that gives the ride model its name.

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Hold on tight.

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Or just let it all out.

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It's a Schwarzkopf, so it pulls some decent forces.

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Flying into the sun.

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The rest of the course has some fun laterals, and a few quick pops of air.

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A small drop.

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Into the brake run.

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Smiles and stuff.

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Silver Bullet was a great ride to end my short visit to Frontier City.

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Glad to stop in here, and I'll be happy to return on my next trip to the state -- especially if there's something new!

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You're doin' fine, Oklahoma...

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Excellent photos. FC is an interesting little park. For a park of it's size, it hits so many good notes. It's just missing something big to really bring some interest back to it. I live just an hour and a half away, but it's hard to get too excited about heading down there often. If they would just re-profile the second half of Wildcat, that would really tip the scales for me.

 

The theming has really come back. They've made a lot of effort on visual improvements. I hope that Six Flags doesn't let it all go to waste again.

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Thank you so much for sharing. I completely forgot the park has one of the few operating Arrow shuttle loops out there (this, the one at Elitch, and the one at Blackpool - is that it?).

 

I'm very interested to see how the park changes, for better or for worse, under Six Flags.

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what a strange park, like a themed section of another park grew. . and covered all the other theming -- but I like strange, so of course i loved it.

 

sincere thanks for the pics of DiamondBack. I've never really understood how the old Arrow Shuttle Loops worked, but with your pics, and explanation. . wow. . what a funky, messed up ride!

 

or as Robb would say, "wheeeee!"

 

 

 

 

tho was expecting you to caption every flume pic as "Sklooosh!"

 

thanks for sharing, what looks like a really fun day at this park.

 

did you eat while there? how was the food? (I'm wondering if standard Theme Park food, or if they had more localized food offerings)?

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Good report I live about 30 minutes from the park. Yes they do a great job with the park. I hope Six Flags doesn't ruin the park like it did last time. The park besides some decent rides has a very good entertainment line up. They are celebrating the parks 60th so there is a very good special show with a Frontier City song. One of the famed Gun fighters narrates the show which takes you through Music and Pop Culture of the parks existence. They have a long running Magic Show. Two Johns Saloon has two shows A Flea Circus and a smaller more intimate magic show that alternates through out the day. Red Hot Country a Music tribute to Oklahoma Country artists. you can't forget the longest running gun fight in the theme park industry. There is 4 shows through out the day of this action packed stunt show. For a family park you won't get bored when you visit this park.

 

The Soaring Eagle opened up this past weekend the park did great! It's pretty impressive you soar right over the Main Street of the park.

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As always amazing photos and nice report of a park I don't hear all that much about, especially interesting to read after the recent SF (re)acquisition. I rode Lightning Loops a couple of times back when it was @ Great Adv in the 80s and while the ride experience itself has always been a bit foggy to me, the climbing all those steps and how to station would shake when the train launched are perfectly vivid - I think as a little kid that scared me more than riding.

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It almost looks as if Wildcat used to have a splashdown with that straightaway at the end. Maybe that's where Roller Coaster Tycoon got that element from.

 

It does kind of look like that, as it does drop into a trough. I have no idea how you'd do that on a wooden coaster, though! The funny thing is that the train goes through that part fairly slowly, as the brake run is just before it.

 

I completely forgot the park has one of the few operating Arrow shuttle loops out there (this, the one at Elitch, and the one at Blackpool - is that it?).

 

From what I could tell, I think you're correct!

 

did you eat while there? how was the food? (I'm wondering if standard Theme Park food, or if they had more localized food offerings)?

 

I did not, actually. Sadly it looked to me like it was pretty typical low-end meal service stuff, nothing unique that I could find. I waited until I left the park and then went to a place called Cafe 7 about 10 miles away en route to my next destination.

 

Awesome stuff Andy always enjoy your TRs and photos.

 

Thank you Matt, always great to hear from you!

 

I rode Lightning Loops a couple of times back when it was @ Great Adv in the 80s and while the ride experience itself has always been a bit foggy to me, the climbing all those steps and how to station would shake when the train launched are perfectly vivid - I think as a little kid that scared me more than riding.

 

I can see how that would scare a kid! Honestly it's just such a weird queue/station setup, and even if the ride's not that great, it's cool for a park of this size to keep one around.

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Loved this report, especially with all the detail. I'm running out of parks to visit in the US and this one has to be on the agenda one of these days (or years). I've never been able to ride one of the Arrow launched loopers and want to before they likely vanish!

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Great report as always Andy!

 

I almost visited the park last year on my move/road trip from Arizona to New York, but as I was traveling before memorial day, so the park wasn't open the day that I passed through. I would definitely like to check it out if I'm ever in the area.

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It almost looks as if Wildcat used to have a splashdown with that straightaway at the end. Maybe that's where Roller Coaster Tycoon got that element from.

 

It does kind of look like that, as it does drop into a trough. I have no idea how you'd do that on a wooden coaster, though! The funny thing is that the train goes through that part fairly slowly, as the brake run is just before it.

 

I want to say that the original water break on a wooden coaster was somewhere in England? This one was a huge cluster****. They screwed up the back half of Wildcat even more to fit it in, and then found that it was tearing up the trains so after the first season it was no longer in use.

 

They seriously need to re-do the entire second half of Wildcat. Now that "fixing" old wooden coasters is becoming a norm, I'm hoping they get the drift.

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Agreed on Wildcat and Quick Draw--I think Wildcat is underappreciated. It's really fun and I'm glad it was given a second life here.

 

I want to like Quick Draw, and I usually do like dark rides, but I just don't care for this one.

 

Too bad you didn't get to do the flume. It's really great. That tunnel is so long, and much appreciated on hot Oklahoma days.

 

Overall great pics and review of a great small park!

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Thanks everyone!

 

I almost visited the park last year on my move/road trip from Arizona to New York, but as I was traveling before memorial day, so the park wasn't open the day that I passed through. I would definitely like to check it out if I'm ever in the area.

 

That's part of the reason I haven't gone before, despite this being my fourth trip to Oklahoma in 10 years -- their operating schedule on the fringes of the summer is a little funky. Thankfully, I had a free Saturday while they were open!

 

Alright, so, I can never just leave a trip report thread to theme parks only, so ... what else is there to do in Oklahoma?

 

Bonus pictures!

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So, you're flying into Oklahoma City, where they love their native son Will Rogers -- their airport (the location of this statue) is even named after him.

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It's Oklahoma, so you might even catch a thunderstorm in the distance on your way in!

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This was my office for the week...

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...so what's there to do in and near OKC while you're not at work?

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Most people know of Bricktown, their tourist district downtown, though to me it seems like a pale impression of the San Antonio Riverwalk.

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Still, you can play a game of mini-golf...

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...or head to the park for some AAA baseball.

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OKC's team is the top affiliate of the LA Dodgers.

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If you are into baseball, it's a good place to catch a game.

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Even if the home team is getting thrown out at second.

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Fireworks on Friday nights are a bonus!

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At Tinker Air Force Base, there's a collection of old military airplanes on display, including an Air Force One.

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Or, maybe you'd like to tour the state capitol!

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Perhaps try your hand at doing a better job than the governor?

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Any political concerns aside, state capitol buildings are always really awesome to explore.

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And it's got a cool, vertigo-inducing dome...

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...with the state seal in the middle.

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Perhaps you'd like to venture over to Lake Hefner, and take a walk out by the lighthouse.

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Or for the adventurous, maybe try some windsurfing!

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Alternatively, just hang out on shore and look at the birds.

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But if you've got a day to spare, as I did, head an hour and a half southwest of Oklahoma City to the Wichita Mountains. Believe it or not, the generally-flat-ish state of Oklahoma has some pretty cool scenery!

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I first stopped to see a formation known as Heart Rock, named as such for obvious reasons.

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However, I climbed a little further, and saw this imposing figure in the distance.

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So, I decided to climb it.

 

And yes, there's a person in this photo for scale -- if you look really, really hard.

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Yep, I'm sure most people wouldn't look at this mass of monolithic rock and attempt a climb -- much less with no trail, no safety equipment, and no real plan for how to do it.

 

I am not most people.

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So, I made my ascent to the top of Bat Cave Peak, which -- as should be obvious -- is a remarkably exposed piece of rock. It is /not/ easy to get to.

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The summit area actually requires some climbing moves to get up!

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First, there's a lot of tricky route-finding and big steps -- nothing too hard.

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Once you reach the ridge, though, it's all rock from there on out.

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Yep, you've gotta climb this slope. It's basically 10-15 feet in the vertical, at greater than a 45 degree angle, with less to grip than it appears in the picture.

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And then to finish it off, you have to jump the gap from the rock on the right to the rock on the left (picture taken from below later).

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And then you make it to the top!

 

(and realize someone else has beaten you there...)

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But it's worth it for views such as this.

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Oh, and don't kick a cactus on the way up, or you'll be picking needles from your foot for the next three days. True story.

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If rock climbing isn't your thing, maybe just enjoy the wildlife, like these guys...

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...or this guy...

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...or the prairie dogs.

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Yep, prairie dogs. There are tons of them!

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And they are cute!

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Just look at this little guy!

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There are whole families of them!

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Anyway, back to the scenery...

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For some easy views, take a drive up Mount Scott.

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Yep, Oklahoma is actually kind of pretty in spots.

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No need to climb these rocks -- just drive to the top and take a short walk to enjoy the view.

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If you /wanted/ to do some bouldering, though, have at it.

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Or just look down into the abyss...

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...or out over the plains.

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The sunsets in Oklahoma are pretty great!

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But, sunsets anywhere are pretty great.

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There's a Ferris wheel just south of downtown!

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I didn't ride -- I just stopped for pictures.

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It sure looks nice with the city in the background.

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The tall building is the Devon Tower. It's pretty neat.

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For some quirky urban architecture, check out the Skydance pedestrian bridge over Interstate 40.

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Yep, Oklahoma City -- and Oklahoma in general -- is probably better than you might think!

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Farewell from OKC!

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as I'm sure you can tell from my TRs, I don't like just doing Theme Parks either. . . so I LOVED your "bonus" pics.

 

looks like a great trip, and that you had some gorgeous weather.

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Next time in you are in Oklahoma City... You need to check out it's adventure themepark right downtown and walking distance from Bricktown. The River District an official U.S. Olympic Training sight. The biggest attraction is the Full Class White Water Rafting Course. The SkyWalk with a zipline , Mega slides, 7 story ropes course, A award wining Bicycle Course they have two courses one for speed and one for Mt. Biking. They also have all kinds of Aquatic sports like Dragon Boat rowing on the river.

 

Besides the River District the downtown is made up of a number of pocket districts that played a key role in the history of the state and the country. Like Film Row with its kitsch restaurants and bars. Oklahoma City at one time was a Major Hub in the Film transportation industry. Film Row was THE location in the country that major studios would view their movies before they were nationally released major stars.

 

Some other neighborhoods you will find is the Plaza District, The Paseo which reminds me of a California art type of District, There is Deep Deuce that used to be the Jazz District which now has the largest population of downtown residents. There is a awesome restaurant in the heart of Deep Duece. Called Deep Duece Grill it has some amazing food. Midtown which is now the hottest spot with Locals there is numerous restaurants night life and activities for all ages in this little District just outside of downtown. Back to Bricktown you missed the National Banjo Museum and The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame just a couple of those museums when in Oklahoma you have to visit. Bricktown has more attractions like Bowling, and the Movie Theater.

 

If your a Coaster Credit Counter besides Frontier City there is an Incredible Pizza Company that has rides and attractions. Inside they have one of those garden variety SBF Visa Spinning Coasters you find at a lot of Family Entertainment Centers.

 

If I hear anybody that is here in the OKC metro area say they are board I look at them and say you're bored OK come on lets go!

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Next time in you are in Oklahoma City... You need to check out it's adventure themepark right downtown and walking distance from Bricktown. The River District an official U.S. Olympic Training sight. The biggest attraction is the Full Class White Water Rafting Course. The SkyWalk with a zipline , Mega slides, 7 story ropes course, A award wining Bicycle Course they have two courses one for speed and one for Mt. Biking. They also have all kinds of Aquatic sports like Dragon Boat rowing on the river.

 

I definitely wanted to get there on this trip but that had to be cut, so it'll be a high priority next time I'm out there.

 

as I'm sure you can tell from my TRs, I don't like just doing Theme Parks either. . . so I LOVED your "bonus" pics.

 

Yep, I can tell that you do! And thanks!

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Great photos and report, Andy!

 

I remember going by Frontier City as well as Six Flags Mid America and Adventureland when I was traveling with my folks out to Vegas when I was young. I made it to SFStL this year, so perhaps I will eventually make it to this park and Adventureland one day as well.

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AWESOME photos. Are you a professional?

 

I've been meaning to get out to the Wichita mountains for ages now. These photos are really driving me to schedule a trip! Dd you know you were really close to an SBNO amusement park? In Cache, OK there are the remains of Eagle Park, which still has a few rides rusting away. Would love for someone to get permission to do a photo update of that place someday.

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AWESOME photos. Are you a professional?

 

I've been meaning to get out to the Wichita mountains for ages now. These photos are really driving me to schedule a trip! Dd you know you were really close to an SBNO amusement park? In Cache, OK there are the remains of Eagle Park, which still has a few rides rusting away. Would love for someone to get permission to do a photo update of that place someday.

I snapped some photos when I went to view Chief Quanah Parker's Star house. The owner with enough money I'm sure will let you explore the defunct amusement park. The photos I took were the ones he allowed me to take from where you park your vehicle to see the collection of historic houses. The amusement park is not on his tour. I know somebody paid him a a lot of money a few years back to be able to get closer shots of the former rides. You get some great shots of the roller coaster and some interesting buildings with unique stories to them. The owner you can tell he used to love the park. The tours are free of the house he just asks for a donation to help maintain the parking area and the area where the houses are located. I paid him $40 dollars. hoping to get close shots to the amusement park. He let me take photos from the parking area. The total tour of the houses is 45 minutes. That is including the drive time it takes about 12 minutes to travel too the back of the property another 12 minutes to exit the property. You follow him in and out he has guard dogs that roam the property. Plus livestock with Bulls that roam freely. It is for his protection and yours that you stay with him.

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AWESOME photos. Are you a professional?

 

Nope, I just do this for fun!

 

Very interesting about Eagle Park, which I knew nothing about! To be honest, though, abandoned stuff isn't really my style of photography.

 

(and I'd rather not chill with the livestock, either )

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