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Offline WadeJ

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2013, 11:09:01 AM »
So tear down rolling thunder, install the worlds longest queue ever to reach the drop ride and have it pass through the enclosed baboon structure on your way? The scary part is I can see that actually happening lol

Or, as Jerry said, they could just be throwing a chunk of steel from Free Fall to go with the piece of scream machine track lol

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2013, 07:00:48 AM »
The baboons have had their own coaster for years.  Why not give them a drop tower?
I honestly thought they would bring the baboons into the "Temple of the Tiger" area and hopefully reopen that walkway.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2013, 09:45:49 AM »
The baboons have had their own coaster for years.  Why not give them a drop tower?
I honestly thought they would bring the baboons into the "Temple of the Tiger" area and hopefully reopen that walkway.


That walkway will never open again as it is a walk through for FF and in turn making money for them ! Cash is always better then a walk way for customers to get from one side of the park to another faster .

The announcement of what ever the park is going to do should be intresting I would like to see Rolling Thunder stay as it is always a reminder of great times there from when I was younger and it is a coaster for the smaller of the kids to ride at 44 inches to get on .

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2013, 12:11:40 AM »
So they are going to resurrect Freefall as a play place for the baboons!

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2013, 04:26:24 PM »
As Tom mentioned in the shoutbox, many are speculating that Rolling Thunder is coming down after this season so just in case, you may want to get those last rides in.  Hopefully we'll know for certain on August 29th.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2013, 06:46:52 PM »
The worlds longest queue is going to start by you carrying an electric poker and making your way through the baboon section. If you make it out you will be allowed to ride.


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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2013, 09:58:02 PM »
Rolling Thunder reprofile, maybe? I doubt they'd just tear down an entire wooden coaster when they spent weeks fixing a rotwood issue on the ride, if they really wanted to get rid of it they would've just been better off starting their latest project right now.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2013, 03:03:33 PM »
I was also thinking the same thing maybe even a IRONHORSE make over but the coaster isn't big like the other two?
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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2013, 02:01:05 PM »
It does seem strange that they would spend a couple weeks fixing it if they were removing it.  However, it does worry me that the right side has not reopened.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2013, 07:55:43 PM »
Rolling Thunder is such a simple low maintenance design. It's pretty sad the park can't keep it running well when small independent parks have no trouble keeping their similar out & back woodies running fine. Making RT into a steel racer is a no brainer for the mark IMO. Market it as a new racing coaster.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2013, 12:38:37 AM »
I seriously doubt they will remove rolling thunder.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2013, 08:17:55 AM »
Yes Matt if they could reprofile the coaster and make it a whole New experience
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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2013, 12:12:17 AM »
strange decisions this park makes....

Found out the wonderland announcement is Aug 30th. I'm guessing other CF parks will occur around the same time. Word is we are getting same dark ride as CP will be getting. But who knows.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2013, 08:57:30 AM »
Some Monday rumors from Screamscape to keep everyone occupied:

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Keep in mind this is rumored only, but again Iím hearing that Rolling Thunder could be removed at the end of the season, and a drop tower ride somehow attached to the Kingda Ka tower. Other rumors for 2014 suggest that Ballinís Jungle may return with a new kiddie coaster and that the Temple of the Tiger venue may get a makeover and Baboons from the Safari may move in.

So basically the "Remove RT for a drop tower queue" idea again? And, what's in Temple of the Tiger this year anyway? I know it was the small animals the past few, did they move to Camp Adventura now? And who wants Baboons inside the park that just sounds like an awful idea.

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If the rumors are true SFGAdvís next coaster may be in the works for 2015, and will be located on the former spot of The Chiller. The rumors suggest it may be a B&M coaster projectÖ and if not a Wing coaster, possibly B&Mís first 4th Dimension style ride if they are ready to go ahead with the concept. The theme isnít known, the area around the ride could become home to a new flat ride or two as well to try and build up this closed off area of the park once again. This is a very long term rumor and a lot can change between now and 2015, so this may only be a placeholder.

Well, there were also rumors of re-opening Old Country so this would fit in right with that.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2013, 10:23:17 AM »
I don't see a wing rider arriving in Old Country unless they demolish Chillers station, the batman stunt arena and leverage part of the backstage area.  That's a ride with a big foot print.  I've been hearing the RT rumor for over a year now so that has me somewhat concerned.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2013, 11:27:14 AM »
I want a wing coaster themed to...

Wait for it...


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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2013, 01:11:47 PM »
I've been hearing the RT rumor for over a year now so that has me somewhat concerned.

We've been hearing the drop tower rumor for even longer :P

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2013, 01:36:26 PM »
I want a wing coaster themed to...

Wait for it...


C L A W S !!!
LMAO! Wow. Blast from the past lol

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2013, 01:47:03 PM »
Wouldn't we all be surprised if it actually happened.
That kid was persistent.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2013, 05:09:01 PM »
"Follow your dreams, believe in yourself, and never give up. "

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2013, 06:16:28 PM »
LOL It still cracks me up. 

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2013, 09:28:15 PM »
What a sad day it will be if they do remove RT ! We just returned from BGW and loved Verbolten if you have not ridden it then you dont know the suprise but if you have it is a great little event !! I dont know of anyother coaster in the US that has it ?? Now that would draw people in to the park ...

A winged coaster is cool too we rode Wild Eagle in Dollywood last summer it was different but I like a Dive coaster like Griffon better in my opinion.

What ever we get I just hope it includes some more flats !!

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2013, 01:26:57 AM »
I don't see a wing rider arriving in Old Country unless they demolish Chillers station, the batman stunt arena and leverage part of the backstage area.  That's a ride with a big foot print.  I've been hearing the RT rumor for over a year now so that has me somewhat concerned.

Actually chillers station would be perfect for a wingrider since it has queues to both sides of the station.

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Re: 2014 Announcement August 29th - Rumor Time!
« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2013, 05:12:22 PM »
So in the Fright Fest Press release I noticed "NEW INDOOR LOCATION! The Manor"..
The Manor used to be on the walkway between El Toro and Ka.
Not that I'd ever expect them to start any new construction this early. 
(Why have something ready for 2014 opening day?)