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Re: Frontier City Developments
« Reply #90 on: January 13, 2016, 07:38:32 PM »
We went for fright fest back in October and LOVED it.  I had never been and we scored some free tickets so I thought "what the heck?"  I'm glad we went because we had a blast. 

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« Reply #91 on: January 14, 2016, 12:20:54 AM »
I follow Frontier City very closely its my home park.  I joined a local club that follows the park also and my speculation by the clues and exclusive clues the park posted on the club page. Plus the clue they posted on FB is that it a strong possibility that it is a Zamp. Endeavor.  Now in addition I think because one of the clues on that club page there was a (...) at the end of the clue like there is more.  Frontier City has been the past two years taken a older ride and refurbishing and rebuilding the ride.  Last season it was the Casino which looks very sharp with it new panels and light package.  It was completely rebuilt and along with that ride they added Brain Drain.  In 2014 they added Winged Warrior a Flying Scooter ride and that same season they refurbished their Chance Rotor ride that sat unused for several years.  They refurbished the rotor and called it Tumble Weed.  I think they are continuing this trend this time they had to replace Rodeo Roundup because of that certain HUSS model it is not serviceable or the part to repair the old ride is very expensive.   They are replacing it with this new ride that could be a Endeavor.  The ride I think they are referring in the picture teaser is the ride picked for its overhaul and refurbishment this season. It is the former Six Shooter. I have a feeling that it may actually be placed in the old foot print of the former drop ride Eruption that sits next to Wildcat.

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Re: Frontier City Developments
« Reply #92 on: January 14, 2016, 01:13:42 PM »
Paul Davis told me on TPR that the old swings were essentially scrapped due to the shape they were in. Everyone seems pretty intent on the Zamperla Endeavor, which would be fine with me. Here's a video of one in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLA1t1--w3U


I can't wait until they finally put something new in the old ErUPtion spot. The few who follow this park have been speculating about that space for ages.

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« Reply #93 on: January 15, 2016, 09:33:35 AM »
I spoke with Paul really nice kid he has been in the boneyard he said the old Tomahawk has been scrapped and there is just pieces. The Six Shooter (YoYo swings) could still be rebuilt.  All the pieces are still there Frontier City has been doing alot to refurbish or restore old and dated rides.  He speculates the turn back time posts on Frontier City Facebook page is also a hint to them bringing back the ride.  Before they took it out for Steel Lasso there was nothing wrong with the ride it was just removed for the new coaster in 2008.  So like him we are speculating the ride is going to be rebuilt and refurbished and be erected where eruption once sat which would make sense this ride would be a ride kids could ride while their older siblings ride Wildcat or Silver Bullet. You think last year they added Brain Drain Larson Loop in addition Casino(Trabant ride) it was rehabbed and refurbished.  2014 the Winged Warrior was added and Tumbleweed (Rotor Ride) was refurbished and rebuilt. Wildcat got some updated track work and station restoration. Signage on the coaster.   His Coaster Club Central Plains Coaster Club everyone in the club is on the same page by the clue posted on Frontier City facebook page and the exclusive clue posted on the club FB page  that Rodeo Roundup will be removed and a New Endeavor ride will be erected on the RR spot. It's just wait and see I'm so glad the park is doing these upgrades to the park.  Keep it fresh the management they have had the past 4 years care deeply about the park and it shows throughout the park the work they have done Frontier City is great again.   

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Re: Frontier City Developments
« Reply #94 on: January 21, 2016, 02:54:00 PM »
So they've announced that it will be a Zamperla Power Surge after all. Seems to be a decent choice as the park needed a true thrill ride (the superloop sort of counts but is still pretty forceless).

I'm curious to see how it will be implimented. For all they've done with the place, they do kind of skimp on things sometimes, such as the way the flyers were scooped up and thrown into the park a couple years ago. I haven't seen the superloop in person, but it looks pretty plain. I hope this isn't just a used fair ground ride that they're going to build a deck around.

Now to really start wondering when the next coaster project will come. They've got the park fixed up, parking expanded, new thrill rides in place, new family coaster, new family water attraction... Seems like the next big addition will either be a big new family area or a coaster.

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« Reply #95 on: January 22, 2016, 09:41:37 AM »
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« Reply #96 on: January 23, 2016, 02:34:00 PM »
So they've announced that it will be a Zamperla Power Surge after all. Seems to be a decent choice as the park needed a true thrill ride (the superloop sort of counts but is still pretty forceless).

I'm curious to see how it will be implimented. For all they've done with the place, they do kind of skimp on things sometimes, such as the way the flyers were scooped up and thrown into the park a couple years ago. I haven't seen the superloop in person, but it looks pretty plain. I hope this isn't just a used fair ground ride that they're going to build a deck around.

Now to really start wondering when the next coaster project will come. They've got the park fixed up, parking expanded, new thrill rides in place, new family coaster, new family water attraction... Seems like the next big addition will either be a big new family area or a coaster.


A fanclub page I follow on FB Central Plains Coaster Club.  One of the park managers posted pictures of off-season work even infrastructure work going on at the park. I'm glad they invest in stuff like that and show what they are doing during the off season.  Looks like the area where the new ride is going is being redone by the pictures that were posted.  It is replacing Rodeo Roundup which according to the park the age of the ride the parts for the ride are very expensive. (My take on that is I notice alot of parks across the nation have been getting rid of their old model HUSS Enterprises probably for the same reason the cost to maintain.) The Sidewinder(scrambler)  it's neighbor is getting refurbished. That has been the trend with this park the past 3 seasons.  Add a new ride and refurbish a older ride.    Gunslinger I understand will be using some of the parts from the old ride that held that same name years ago for decorations.  I'm interested in seeing what changes they make to the area. One of the pictures shows demolition at the front entrance. From what I understand in the comments  The front entrance is getting new planters conduit and minor changes  because of the age of the park.  I like seeing that the park does invest money not just on rides but also on infrastructure.

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Re: Frontier City Developments
« Reply #97 on: June 15, 2016, 09:25:44 PM »
Paul here with Central Plains Coaster Club! Wanted to let you guys know that Gunslinger has soft opened and is an amazing ride. Would be awesome if you guys came out and enjoyed the ride.


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Re: Frontier City Developments
« Reply #98 on: June 15, 2016, 09:28:04 PM »
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Re: Frontier City Developments
« Reply #99 on: June 15, 2016, 09:41:50 PM »
^^Thanks for the update Paul.

I'm surprised it's taken them this long. Has it been having major issues? When we were out there for the ACE event a couple of months ago they were saying they wanted it to open within a week or two. They do kind of have a habit of letting new stuff open later in the season though.

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Re: Frontier City Developments
« Reply #100 on: June 29, 2016, 05:13:06 PM »
The Silver Bullet is currently stuck at the top of the lift hill with eight riders (about 40 minutes so far).  They've cut the power and are "walking them down the catwalk" now.  There's not much of a catwalk to begin with, so that could be a great deal of fun.  One rider is down now.  No one is hurt.
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« Reply #101 on: June 29, 2016, 05:57:32 PM »
The problem is that it stalled with several cars over the edge of the drop. If it had stalled or been stopped sooner, they all could have walked off and there wouldn't be much of a story. Unfortunately a dramatic fireman rescue + slow news day means FC is getting national publicity over this. Sucks for it to happen to such a nice park. Ride stalls are usually no big deal.

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« Reply #102 on: June 29, 2016, 07:04:00 PM »
It is funny to watch the local guys spend 15 minutes of live coverage trying to figure out what kind of safety equipment is being used, only to finally deduce that it's a fanny pack.

Any time the one being "rescued" stops midrescue to don her shades you know it's not serious, but if there's one thing I know about OKC news, it is their central mission to sensationalize everything.

Hope the one adult didn't call in sick today.
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Re: Frontier City Developments
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« Reply #104 on: June 30, 2016, 07:54:39 PM »
It opened back up today.  http://www.news9.com/story/32350474/roller-coaster-reopens-after-malfunction-at-frontier-city

I am just amazed at the idiotic comments that I have seen in the past 24 hours on social media and on the news pages from the general public. I just LOL at the people up in an uproar actually calling for it to be closed and demolished as it is "unsafe" and a disaster waiting to happen. It was more than likely a simple lift hill malfunction which is probably one of the least dangerous malfunctions to occur on a coaster, yet it is getting blown way out of perspective.

Another person made a great comment in rebutttal to the sensationalized comments.

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