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P. 4: Arie Force One details to be announced on 11/16/21

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I wonder how much this coaster will change the dynamics of the park.  It's not too often a small park, let alone an FEC, gets a coaster of this magnitude.  I can only think of kentucky kingdom and dorney park and we see what happen with those parks.  The only difference I see is this is already park of a small family own chain.  I am very anxious to see this park in 5 years or so.

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40 minutes ago, jarmor said:

I wonder how much this coaster will change the dynamics of the park.  It's not too often a small park, let alone an FEC, gets a coaster of this magnitude.  I can only think of kentucky kingdom and dorney park and we see what happen with those parks.  The only difference I see is this is already park of a small family own chain.  I am very anxious to see this park in 5 years or so.

I have not been to this fun spot but looking at the pictures it sure looks like it has been shoehorned in. How much space does this park have to expand?

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TONS.

it sits on a lot of unused land. . and if they wanted to (not that I would EVER want them to), they could pull out a massive Miniature Golf Course and make even more space.

here's some pics of the park from when I was last there (in 2018) after FunSpot had recently taken the property over.

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3 minutes ago, bert425 said:

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That's one way to run a Paratrooper....LOL.  I'm curious how they operate/load it.  Is it...

"Okay, we'll load/unload one car, then move it a tiny bit, load another, repeat until full, then run it up to speed, then reverse the process," resulting in a whole lot of boredom, or...

"Let's load/unload one car, give it a few good spins, then load another one," resulting in a super-long ride time.

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30 minutes ago, jarmor said:

What's the story of why those buildings have a western look to them?

Remnants of the prior park's life.

Before FunSpot took it over, that place was called Dixie Land Park/Fun Junction.

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FYI - the Paratrooper used to be built and actually run that way .... already up and tilted. We had one of those during our earlier PNE Fairs, and the load/unload was just that. One at a time, then run a full cycle. Same as a ferris wheel is run, really. Then, somebody finally figured out how to load/unload it un-tilted.  Just like an Enterprise.

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^That's the way the one at Silverwood is! I don't think it even has a mechanism to lower itself, I think it's permanently fixed in the upright position. It unloads with a little platform that slides back and forth that acts as a step to get on an off...yes, it is a slow moving line...like a lot of lines at Silverwood unfortunately...

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(Ironically, this photo is from somewhere on TPR and it happened to show up first in a Google Search. Great job photo credit holder!)

Ok! Lets get this thread back on track! How about that new coaster name?:lol:

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