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Offline Medusa32

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2008, 11:23:44 PM »
Im going to the park tomorrow to try and get more information. Also I gotta pick up my piece of J1!!! I had them save a piece for me  :D

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #51 on: January 11, 2008, 12:09:12 AM »
heh, its that Tekken Character
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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #52 on: January 11, 2008, 01:13:47 AM »
Chris Rock once said "If you're in a movie theater and someone accidentally kicks your shoe... Let it slide! Why spend the next ten years in jail because somebody smudged yourPUMA??"

Quoted from the song "No sex in the Champaigne Room"


Yeah, that sucks about Chiller...I hate to see it like that. Hey, so we should get a group picture or something ok. I'll call you later!

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #53 on: January 11, 2008, 01:25:57 AM »
Im surprised Chris Rock said that without throwing in a few F bombs haha
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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #54 on: January 11, 2008, 04:52:18 AM »
I am so sadden by this.  The Jack Rabbit was a true early wooden coaster.  It needed work, but how much does it costs to replace wood planks?  The theme that this park is trying for now would fit with a wooden coaster.  Also there is the draw of having 2 real coasters.  The mouse rides are carnival rides, they don't supplement real permanent coasters.

Clementon needs to do more than just lower the cost of season passes and extend the season into October.  They need to expand the parking lot across the park and remove the back one.  Move the maintenance buildings off Park Ave.  Move the rides that were plopped in the midway to the old back parking lot.  Put the carousel back inside its old building and reconsider having a lion show.

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #55 on: January 11, 2008, 07:04:24 AM »
If all Jack Rabbit needed was replacing a few wooden planks, it would have been repaired a long time ago.  The coaster was one of the very few with no footings, built directly on the ground.  Repair to meet modern day standards, particularly in New Jersey, was not financially prudent or feasible, according to most experts who reviewed the situation.

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #56 on: January 11, 2008, 09:53:48 AM »
Welcome to Gadvupdates flavious27

Yes an old time wooden coaster (like Kennywood Racer) would have looked good with the coming Victorian theme
but we still have 2009  ;)

But I would think there is no Woodie in the parks future they have enough work with Tsunami / PUMA

I would expect some type of STEEL coaster in 2009.
Lets just hope its not no wild mouse and something better and unique even a Looper Like Dorneys LAZAR   that will bring the crowds in for a small park

As of now the Carousel building is an Arcade for this year  , Yes no PUMA shows
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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #57 on: January 11, 2008, 07:44:52 PM »
Took a little walk through the park today. Not much going on. Construction should pick up in early February.

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #58 on: January 11, 2008, 11:00:42 PM »
I have seen other forums with estimates of 1 mil to 1.5 mil to complete revamp the jack rabbit.  I didn't know that the wood was directly on dirt and not concrete, so it would be more than replacing a few planks.  I have sentimental value with the jack rabbit along with a belief that if an amusements park has one or more coasters, one should be wood.  Also, clementon already has a steel coaster, puma (wood tracks on top of steel is not a woodie to me).  A coaster in jack rabbit's location would be a better fit and use than another covered kiddie area, imho.

Maybe a few years down the line the park will build another woodie like jr, better secured and built.  I mini el torro comes to my mind.

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #59 on: January 11, 2008, 11:06:58 PM »
So to you, the Coney Island Cyclone is also not a wood coaster?

GADVwow, just askin'

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2008, 11:52:42 PM »
J2 is more a wood coaster than El Toro is (and much better IMO).

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2008, 01:13:34 AM »
Would of it been possible to build a steel support structure of some kind, something like Brooklyn Cyclone or Voyage. I dont see that costing TOO much
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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #62 on: January 12, 2008, 09:58:49 AM »
LOL  Matt, Keep in mind this is a Great Adventure fanboy site lol

I often wondered if Jack Rabbit could be rebuilt as a nearly identical clone out of wood but meeting todays codes.  The park needs a junior traditional coaster like that.  And now more than ever with their new theme.

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #64 on: January 15, 2008, 03:49:14 AM »
Never been to Coney Island, so never been on Cyclone; I feel the hype for it is greater due to being in NYC.  I don't feel hybrids are true woodies.  Yes they have wood tracks, but their supports are more rigid then any coaster with wood supports.

J2 can not be compared to El Toro.  Different companies designing and buying the ride, different construction, different lengths.  My opinion of El Toro is that it is a woodie on crack and red bull. Never been on a ride that has maintained its speed throughout the ride like El Toro.  I hope that even though it was prefabbed and P n P, that it loosens up and matures.  It is has the same amount of sway that Rolling Thunder does and maintains its speed, my kids aren't going on that until they are 16 or 17.

Oh not a GA fanboy, I like their quantity of coasters, but hate the park.

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #65 on: January 22, 2008, 11:41:57 PM »
If any of you are buying a season pass the new processing center is going to be across from the enterance to the log flume.

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #66 on: January 22, 2008, 11:52:55 PM »
^Any chance that might open before the season starts?

Oh , and  is the flume now called KNR2 ?

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #67 on: January 23, 2008, 01:23:55 PM »
I have no idea if the processing center will be open before the season. And as of right now they have not changed the log flume name.

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #68 on: January 23, 2008, 02:05:24 PM »

I drove by a few time this week and see no construction yet
I will be down near the park today and will take another look
Medusa any work started ?

I got my pass and ready to ride Puma a few times a week.
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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #69 on: January 23, 2008, 05:17:50 PM »
Are there any other picture updates yet? I would love to see some work :D


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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #70 on: January 23, 2008, 10:38:08 PM »
Hey all -

I'm a Clementon resident who wrote an Images of America book about Clementon's history, and am now writing an article for South Jersey Magazine about the changes at Clementon Park.  I'm looking for informed people to give me their thoughts on the park's new direction (less "I'm so excited!" and more "Here are my thoughts on the name Puma.").  I'd love to talk with anyone who wouldn't mind the possibility of being included in the text.  Article's theme is "Clementon Park's renaissance;" nothing controversial.

Reach me at danielleLburrows@hotmail.com

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #71 on: January 24, 2008, 12:01:54 AM »

Good to here form you Danielle

great book

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #72 on: January 24, 2008, 01:39:14 AM »
^Any chance that might open before the season starts?

Oh , and  is the flume now called KNR2 ?

KNR2?  King Neptune's Revenge 2?  Are they updating it?  Are they removing the non-functioning fountain?  Will they have merch?  I would love to have a shirt say "I fought King Neptune, and only got wet"

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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #73 on: January 31, 2008, 01:42:32 PM »

Clementon Park updated the Website  www.clementonpark.com
It looks like Six Flags site with the scrolling main images on the main page
looks more "Family Friendly"
I notice a lot of sites with this design like www.skibluemt.com  etc.

I noticed they are offering Education days , I guess for school outing
www.clementonpark.com/PDF/SCHOOL_GROUPS_1.pdf

Season pass still $49
if your local this is a no brainer
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Re: Pictures of Clementon
« Reply #74 on: January 31, 2008, 04:57:13 PM »
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KNR2?  King Neptune's Revenge 2?  Are they updating it?  Are they removing the non-functioning fountain?  Will they have merch?  I would love to have a shirt say "I fought King Neptune, and only got wet"

Those are all good suggestions ...but I was just making a joke. We felt they should re-name all the rides with a 2 at the end. Falling star 2 "The remaking".  KNR2 .."This time it's for real" !  We even thought J2 would be Called J3 this season .  Sorry !