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Re: Frontier City Developments
« Reply #120 on: January 22, 2017, 07:51:31 PM »
Sensible... but kind of a letdown. At least that means the rapids ride is safe.

I agree that next year should be the year. Would be amazing if there were new coasters at both FC and SDC.

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Re: Frontier City Developments
« Reply #121 on: January 22, 2017, 08:33:59 PM »
Sensible... but kind of a letdown. At least that means the rapids ride is safe.

I agree that next year should be the year. Would be amazing if there were new coasters at both FC and SDC.

and WOF and SFSTL. 
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« Reply #122 on: February 23, 2017, 07:14:41 PM »
Last Saturday I attended the Central Plains Coaster Club off season tour Frozen Frontier at Frontier City.  The park is doing a lot this off season.  Some most noticeable changes will be the restaurants all of them are getting complete overhauls.  Best of the West Cafe  will have all booth seating.  No more flippy flop tables.  Other noticeable changes will be a new pathway next to the Nightmare mine haunted house.  It separates a park like area that will be used for a future attraction by what we were told and it gives the area a better flow for concerts.  Also if you haven't seen Philadelphia Toboggan Coaster FB page Wildcat train received a complete overhaul it is now a Royal Blue.  This past fall we learned that Frontier City purchased Fun Spot Indiana's Afterburner. The moving parts from that coaster will be used to keep Diamond back in operation for many more years.  Also the station cover will be refurbished and placed on Diamond back to provide shade on those Hot Oklahoma summer days.  We were told the station has some lengthy permits that need to be reviewed and approved before work will start on installing the station cover.  Finally we heard of Gullywasher the new attraction  we were shown the actual spot it will be at in the park. I have photos and will break it up for you so you can see the changes.  I'm glad the park is investing on infrastructure those small changes that make a big impact not for enthusiast but mainly for the General Public.  It shows the park cares about it's guests.     

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Re: Frontier City Developments
« Reply #123 on: February 23, 2017, 07:16:40 PM »
Here is the new pathway being installed at the park.

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« Reply #124 on: February 23, 2017, 07:22:06 PM »
Here are shots of Afterburner parts and its station that will be constructed on Diamond Back. It's going to be nice to sit in the coaster not baking in the sun while you wait for the loading process before dispatch.

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« Reply #125 on: February 23, 2017, 07:27:32 PM »
Also looks like they may be bringing back "Shake Rattle and Roll" It wasn't confirmed on the show lineup because the shows are managed by a outside company. There was work being done on stage.  I hope it is to replace Industrial movement I was not a fan of that show. It was extremely loud and to me didn't fit with a themepark regular season show lineup.  I remember "Shake Rattle and Roll" and it was a guest favorite. 

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« Reply #126 on: February 23, 2017, 07:33:41 PM »
Gully Washer we learned will be placed on the NW side of Wild West Water Works main structure.  The tower will be immediately to the right as you walk into the area.  The slides will wind down and exit near the Wildcat first drop.  Also learned the East Infield  and where Eruption once stood will be used for future WWWW expansion.  I have attached a birds-eye view screen shot of google maps showing the location of where the tower and the direction of the slides will be traveling.  During the event we were told the marketing placed the slides behind the main structure so they could show that the new slides would be at Frontier City not White Water Bay  They know people would get the two confused and think the slides would be built at White Water Bay. 

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« Reply #127 on: February 23, 2017, 07:39:21 PM »
Here is some coaster photos we got to take we were allowed in the infields to get close to the coasters.  I sat on the tracks of a Schwarzkopf.  The coaster geek in me is showing. I was pretty giddy. 

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Re: Frontier City Developments
« Reply #128 on: February 23, 2017, 07:41:47 PM »
More coaster infields

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« Reply #129 on: May 04, 2017, 05:14:52 PM »
Firefighters had to rescue riders from the Silver Bullet roller coaster. Info from KY3:

http://www.ky3.com/content/news/VIDEO-Firefighters-rescue-roller-coaster-riders-stuck-in-Oklahoma-City-421366113.html

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Re: Frontier City Developments
« Reply #130 on: May 05, 2017, 09:00:58 AM »
Saw that briefly on the news yesterday.  Still wondering exactly how they got the people in the lead 2 cars out and down since they were past the evac platforms on the lift.

Those kinds of things are never fun for a park.
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« Reply #131 on: May 05, 2017, 01:47:48 PM »
We'll they've had practice........this same ride malfunctioned in the same location on the lift last year. The rescue was documented well but I had a hard time watching (I'm not a heights person, however riding rollercoasters has never bothered me).

The way it went down before, was the firemen were on the sides and tops of the cars, they would harness the rider then release the lap bar, the rider was then escorted up and over their seats, then up and over each car until they could get to the catwalk. I'm not sure I could do it....heck, I'm not sure I could even walk down the stairs...

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Re: Frontier City Developments
« Reply #132 on: May 08, 2017, 08:30:33 AM »
Definitely makes me wonder again about how much more time this coaster has at the park. This is now two huge rounds of bad publicity for the park, and apparently this time it was during a corporate event, which is probably even worse for them. Should have extended the stairs the first time it happened...

There are all kinds of new fangled Mack and Gerstauler rides that would fit that spot great.

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« Reply #133 on: May 08, 2017, 12:03:48 PM »
1st time it happened I said, well make sure it doesnt happen again. Now this is the 2nd time. WTF Frontier City!?!? You should have fixed the problem the 1st time! You need to do more than just oil the tracks! Dont make this happen again. This is not the publicity you want. If the ride dont want to work, remove it. There are a few other great coasters that would be perfect for that spot.

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« Reply #134 on: May 08, 2017, 06:09:38 PM »
Every single coaster in every park even rides break down they are machines.   I rode that coaster this past weekend after the incident it was just fine. Frontier City has to be the nicest small park in the United states this year the work they have done all through out the park its noticeable big time this season.  The park is as clean as a Cedar Fair park a lot of care has been put into the park this season.  every single restaurant has been remodeled there is a new pathway to make way for a future attraction.  They are expanding onto Wild West Water works with thrill slides to drive up attendance during those scorching Oklahoma Summer days. Every single ride was touched this off season. Since 2012 the park has really turned around each and every year. They have added attractions every year since 2012.  They take extreme care of their rides it shows. I know they will keep those coaster running for years to come. Two of those coasters are extremely rare coasters people come from all over the world to ride.  I'm proud OKC has a very nice park that has played a big part in the modern day theme park.   Frontier City has to be one of the best small parks in the United States.