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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby rcmfidl123 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:01 am

It's no longer listed on Ital International's website, but it did say previously that Over the Falls was indeed SOLD...I know this is the Darien Lake thread (I wish there was an MFI thread, especially for the fact that they have a decent investment plan for 2015) but the possibilities for it's eventual replacement are endless! I do think a custom Hyper-GTX from Chance Rides would be perfect since they have the log flume space completely available plus additional acreage to play around with.

So with the fact that MFI is adding 2 new rides in 2015, maybe 3, and likely has a Silver Comet sized or bigger investment coming in the near future, this is a park I actually recommend keeping your eyes and ears open for some BIG news soon!

And in regards to the "maybe 3" in my post, did anyone hear anything else about 2015 at MFI (excluding Rock N' Roll and the unnamed Drop N' Twist tower, except for height info on the latter)?
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:36 pm

rcmfidl123 wrote:It's no longer listed on Ital International's website, but it did say previously that Over the Falls was indeed SOLD...I know this is the Darien Lake thread (I wish there was an MFI thread, especially for the fact that they have a decent investment plan for 2015) but the possibilities for it's eventual replacement are endless! I do think a custom Hyper-GTX from Chance Rides would be perfect since they have the log flume space completely available plus additional acreage to play around with.

So with the fact that MFI is adding 2 new rides in 2015, maybe 3, and likely has a Silver Comet sized or bigger investment coming in the near future, this is a park I actually recommend keeping your eyes and ears open for some BIG news soon!

And in regards to the "maybe 3" in my post, did anyone hear anything else about 2015 at MFI (excluding Rock N' Roll and the unnamed Drop N' Twist tower, except for height info on the latter)?


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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Geauga Dog » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:41 pm

Larry, since both Darien Lake and MFI are relatively close to each other would it be possible to have a combined thread to cover both parks, especially since MFI has seen a lot more activity these past few years compared to Darien?

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby SaraAB87 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:16 pm

Over the falls seemed to have a very negative perception with the guests, the guests didn't like it and it didn't hold enough people. If they made it an extra charge attraction that would have caused a nightmare because no one would have paid to go on it, do you pay for those extra charge attractions at the fair that aren't included with a wristband...... I know I never have. Plus they would also lose the ability to advertise the park as all inclusive and affordable. Everyone just wanted the old ugly log ride back. I think MFI should stick with the family friendly theme instead of trying to install the biggest and the best.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby DarienLaker » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:41 pm

I need some help on information on some old water slides that were at Darien Lake, but are not longer there. They were located behind 'Cuda Falls where Slingshot is now. The slides operated from 1990 to 1998 an were removed in 1999. If anyone has information and/or photos of the old slides that would be heplful for me.
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby DarienLaker » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:38 am

Darien Lake is planning going to get a 73 foot tall Larson Giant Loop ride to replace UFO. The site where I got the article from saying that it's a "roller coaster".

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Shavethewhales » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:26 am

Not surprised they picked up a Larson ride, considering Premier bought a set of flyers from them last year for FC and was able to get them installed in a hurry before the season started. Good combination of affordability and quick delivery/installation for this situation.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby woolandmammoth » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:25 am

Seems like these Larson Ring-of-fire things are the new giant swing rides. I mean, how many of these things are going up this year?

Hopefully Larson starts making larger ones. Would be cool if these things started getting giant.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby DarienLaker » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:26 pm

I could imagine Martin's Fantasy Island getting a 400 foot tall Larson Super/Giant Loop ride and Seabreeze getting a 300 foot foot tall Larson Super/Giant Loop ride. But still I think the loop ride should have gone in where 'Cuda Falls was!
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby coasterjohnh » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:50 pm

Woop De Do

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