Frontier City Offseason Photo Tour

A quick tour of this Oklahoma park during the offseason.
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
I just swallowed a whole donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 735
Joined: 31 Jul 2013
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Gender: Male

Frontier City Offseason Photo Tour

Postby Jaykethekid » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:11 pm

Last weekend, I was given the chance to tour Frontier City while the park was closed for the offseason. I was shown around the park, interesting spots on a few rides, and a peek at the construction site for the parks new for 2016, Zamperla Power Surge, Gunslinger. I will go into more detail with the pictures when we get there. Many thanks to Michael Schwitek for showing me around this great park! Let's get into the photos!
image.jpeg
Ever wondered what the underside of a classic rotor ride looks like? Well this is what it looks like on the restored tumbleweed. Pretty simple design.
image.jpeg
Casino, disassembled and getting some love.
image.jpeg
Bottom of a car for the Tilt-a-Whirl ride, Tornado.
image.jpeg
Tornado structure
image.jpeg
This area over by the Ferris wheel is normally extremely wooded and dark. I was told these trees are trimmed every year but grow back really fast. Kind of interesting!
image.jpeg
One half of Brain Drain's train.
image.jpeg
Brain Drain wheels and parts
image.jpeg
The other half of Brain Drain's train.
image.jpeg
Diamondback chassis
image.jpeg
I can't remember exactly what ride these are for, but they look like they are also for Diamondback.
image.jpeg
Wild Kitty getting some paint and reupholstered.
image.jpeg
Log flume all drained out.
image.jpeg
Construction site for Gunslinger. It is being built where Rodeo Roundup was.
image.jpeg
Sidewinder disassembled for inspection.
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
Interesting shots of Wildcat viewed from the old site of Eruption.
image.jpeg
Wildcat lift motor. This thing is huge! You never realize the scale of it until you are right next to it.
image.jpeg
Like I said, it's pretty big.

Anyways, thanks again to Michael Schwitek for this fun afternoon. Somethings that didn't get pictured are a few buildings in the entrance plaza area are getting worked on and updated, and a few smaller disassembled rides. My expectations are quite high for the 2016 season and it looks like they will be well exceeded. This park is really starting to shine!

A zonkey is a cross between a zebra and a donkey.
User avatar
 
Posts: 561
Joined: 05 Jan 2006
Location: Jeffersonville, IN
Gender: Male
Age: 51

Re: Frontier City Offseason Photo Tour

Postby ratdogg68 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:17 pm

Like to see Parks in the off Season, thanks for sharing.
Let the Riding begin

Image

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 3229
Joined: 15 Feb 2005
Location: Bergen, Norway
Gender: Male
Age: 33

Re: Frontier City Offseason Photo Tour

Postby viking86 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:01 pm

Thanks for sharing the pictures, always interesting to see what's going on in the parks during the off season.

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 7595
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Location: These Ozarks Hills
Gender: Male
Age: 35

Re: Frontier City Offseason Photo Tour

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:33 am

This is great! Backstage tours are a lot of fun when you get the chance. I was very impressed with Frontier City last summer, and it really does look like it's on its way up.
Image

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 9480
Joined: 27 Jul 2013
Location: At KD
Gender: Male
Age: 32

Re: Frontier City Offseason Photo Tour

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:09 am

Awesome photos. It's neat to see how simple the underside of the Rotor ride is.

Frontier City seems to be heading in the right direction the past few years. Now if they could just manage to get a some what major attraction like a decent sized coaster, or a large drop tower then they would really have something going for them!! Can't wait to see what the future holds for this park.
Bigger is not always better.

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 5679
Joined: 04 Mar 2007
Location: KCMO
Gender: Male
Age: 48

Re: Frontier City Offseason Photo Tour

Postby Philrad71 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:37 pm

Thanks for the report...love the off-season reports!
Image

I Love Donkeys!
 
Posts: 33
Joined: 05 Jul 2014
Location: Oklahoma City
Gender: None specified

Re: Frontier City Offseason Photo Tour

Postby PhilNotPhil » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:45 am

For the record, that's one of the wildest old-school tilt a whirls I've ever been on. And been on, and been on, and been on...

I just swallowed a whole donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 735
Joined: 31 Jul 2013
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Gender: Male

Re: Frontier City Offseason Photo Tour

Postby Jaykethekid » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:43 pm

DoinItForTheFame wrote:Awesome photos. It's neat to see how simple the underside of the Rotor ride is.

Frontier City seems to be heading in the right direction the past few years. Now if they could just manage to get a some what major attraction like a decent sized coaster, or a large drop tower then they would really have something going for them!! Can't wait to see what the future holds for this park.

It was pretty simple. Frontier City is definitely doing the best it ever has. This summer was the only time I have seen constant full trains on silver bullet. It's nice to see the amount of people coming into the park. I agree, all those things would be great for the park. The thing is they do not make enough for new rides on that scale. They would have to go a really long time without new smaller additions to afford a larger ride. Personally, I don't go to the park and feel like they are lacking anything. I go and feel greatly satisfied.

BAYSIDE STATION!!!
User avatar
 
Posts: 25312
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 66

Re: Frontier City Offseason Photo Tour

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:54 pm

Great shots of it's off-season. Thanks for sharing your visit.
Talk is Cheap :idea: Action is Pricele$$

Image

Planning on retiring to Radiator Springs
User avatar
 
Posts: 458
Joined: 14 Jun 2005
Location: Near PKI
Gender: Male
Age: 44

Re: Frontier City Offseason Photo Tour

Postby Skramp » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:08 am

Very cool!!! But quick question....it look like the maintenance facility is also an attraction? Would that be correct?
Who was that again?
Image

Next

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron