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Re: OWA Foley Alabama Amusement/Theme Park!

Postby chammonds96 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:09 am

thrillseeker4552 wrote:With so many options for cheap, compact roller coasters out there, I am still shocked the park chose this ride. I love the colors though.


It's not a shock at all. The park is doing all Zamperla rides. This was announced long ago as it being a Zamperla Showcase Park.

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Re: OWA Foley Alabama Amusement/Theme Park!

Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:30 am

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gerstlaueringvar wrote:^I'm pretty sure it's a Zamperla package deal they purchased.


That makes sense. Hopefully this one rides a little better than Thunderbolt.



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Re: OWA Foley Alabama Amusement/Theme Park!

Postby ElvisLuv » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:05 pm

coasterbill wrote:Looking good!

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Re: OWA Foley Alabama Amusement/Theme Park!

Postby bgtlover » Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:04 pm

OWA opens July 21st!
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Re: OWA Foley Alabama Amusement/Theme Park!

Postby ThemeParkJunkie51290 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:14 pm

YES! YES! YES! This is what I've been waiting to know! =) =) =) Anyone else plan on being there opening weekend? I'm strongly thinking about it!
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Re: OWA Foley Alabama Amusement/Theme Park!

Postby chammonds96 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:37 am

The Ride Line up appears to be:

Roller Coasters
Thunderbolt
Twisted Coaster(Zamperla"s version of Wild Mouse)
Mega Disk'o - Not a coaster IMO, but Zamperla lists it as such

Flats
Air Race...looks like 8.2 or maybe the 6.4 model
Endeavour
Vertical Swing(Zamperla's version of Funtime Star Flyer)
Midi Discovery
Flying carousel
Windstar Z
Rockin' Tug
Tea Cup
Disko
Samba balloon

Also 8 Kiddie flat rides and 1 kiddie coaster. 21 rides total in the park. Pretty decent start.

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Re: OWA Foley Alabama Amusement/Theme Park!

Postby flagrockerthegreat » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:41 am

ThemeParkJunkie51290 wrote:YES! YES! YES! This is what I've been waiting to know! =) =) =) Anyone else plan on being there opening weekend? I'm strongly thinking about it!

I’ll be there for sure (trying to be one of the first 100 riders).
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Re: OWA Foley Alabama Amusement/Theme Park!

Postby bgtlover » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:28 am

OWA officially opened today!
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Re: OWA Foley Alabama Amusement/Theme Park!

Postby scubaski » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:50 pm

Was at the opening day ceremony at OWA. I must say I was not all that impressed but I will hold my negative comments about the rides and attribute that to opening day jitters. I just hope it improves. However I will say that for a steel coaster Rolling Thunder is pretty rough. Not just my opinion, had several others that I met in line say the same thing. The Crazy Mouse was your typical wildmouse and the Southern Express was a nice kiddie coaster. Customer service is not in their vocabulary right now in the Customer Relations department. Hopefully that will get better with time. I can only imagine that the problems were because they weren't prepared for the park opening.
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Re: OWA Foley Alabama Amusement/Theme Park!

Postby Shavethewhales » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:07 pm

^I'd love to hear more details. This park is on my radar because I also want to check out Gulf Shores eventually, but I won't exactly make it a priority without decent reviews.

Zamperla better get their act in gear when it comes to their coasters. How can a coaster of this size and importance turn out to be rough on opening weekend? I had hoped that they would improve from the Coney Island prototype. There are so many competitors in the market that make similar rides that ride much better. I guess they make the sales by offering a bulk discount. Sad for the park...

Here's hoping the park gets off it's feet and expands a bit soon. The South needs more coasters.

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