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Balloon Chase
« on: May 04, 2012, 08:48:18 AM »
Now we all know that Balloon Chase was removed but I was wondering what the ultimate fate of the ride was? Growing up it was always one of my favorite rides! I made sure to ride it at least twice every visit. So where did my Balloon Chase go?  :)
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Re: Balloon Chase
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 08:57:17 AM »
Drive 76 past SDC and watch the fence right after the maintenance buildings ( they are marked).
The parts are right back there, you can catch glimpses through the fence.

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Re: Balloon Chase
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 09:06:01 AM »
This is a picture of it being packed up. It's good to know that they still have the pieces. It might make a comeback someday (I hope). They brought back the carousel, after all.
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Re: Balloon Chase
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 09:10:44 AM »
I wonder if they ever plan to bring it back? I somehow doubt it however.
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Re: Balloon Chase
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 09:31:42 AM »
The fact that the parts are still on property is a good indication that it will one day return, the question is..."when?"
Out of all the 'lost' rides of SDC, Balloon Chase, IMO, will be the one that we see again.
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Re: Balloon Chase
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 10:12:33 AM »
Well if I had to theorize which I don't but I will anyway LoL I expect that that whole area where waterboggan and splash harbor was removed will be used as expansion for grand exposition. I figure when they expand it will show up there if it does. I just hope they build a small coaster or large Dark ride. So what do ya'll think?
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Re: Balloon Chase
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 12:43:31 PM »
I miss that ride so much!! I wish it was still there. This is just my opinion, but I like it better than River Blast. I think you know what I'm getting at...
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Re: Balloon Chase
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 12:52:45 PM »
I really dont want to see GE expand. I dont mind that it is there buy I dont want the park to commit more space towards it. I like that you have to walk a day and forever to get there, its like time traveling. Its in the same park yet divide well.
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Re: Balloon Chase
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 12:55:21 PM »
I really dont want to see GE expand. I dont mind that it is there buy I dont want the park to commit more space towards it. I like that you have to walk a day and forever to get there, its like time traveling. Its in the same park yet divide well.

That's exactly how I feel too.
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Re: Balloon Chase
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 01:55:07 PM »
I thought at one point I heard that the Balloon Chase was planned for a comeback soon, but it's been four years now since it was taken down. It might have been in the plans at one point, then scrapped, and maybe it could be picked up again at any point. I had actually though it was scapped, so I'm glad to hear it's still on the property. This could be a nice little addition for a low-key year such as 2014 after they spend so much money on the new coaster.

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Re: Balloon Chase
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 02:13:31 PM »
hmmm...let see...How could they incorporate the Balloon Chase into a "barn theme" over by the new roller coaster?!  ;)
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Re: Balloon Chase
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2012, 04:05:10 PM »
hmmm...let see...How could they incorporate the Balloon Chase into a "barn theme" over by the new roller coaster?!  ;)

LoL Actually Ive put a lot of thought into that and I can't think of a way to do it! Not without it just being weird! LoL
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Re: Balloon Chase
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2012, 04:16:23 PM »
Well, they brought back the carasoul without any warning....so who knows what might happen with it>?

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Re: Balloon Chase
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2012, 11:27:51 AM »
hmmm...let see...How could they incorporate the Balloon Chase into a "barn theme" over by the new roller coaster?!  ;)

LoL Actually Ive put a lot of thought into that and I can't think of a way to do it! Not without it just being weird! LoL

The carousel was brought back with a new theme to match its new home at Half Dollar Holler. I bet the balloon ride could be brought back with a new theme too. It was my favorite ride as a kid! I would love to see those balloons fly above the tree tops again.

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Re: Balloon Chase
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2012, 12:04:05 PM »
What was the original theme of the balloons? I was too young to care about themes when they were still in the park.
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