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WOF 2017 Project
« on: April 23, 2016, 03:29:02 PM »
So it begins.... at WOF  :o
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Re: WOF 2017 Project
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 03:38:48 PM »
I'm surprised cause everything I head was 2018! This may not even be a coaster though.
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Re: WOF 2017 Project
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 04:08:14 PM »
Yup, and according to some fairly substantial rumors (plus deductive reasoning), SFStL is also about to add a coaster. They'll either get a smaller coaster in 2017, or be smart and work towards something larger in 2018...

It certainly highlights an important point: all three parks are competing with each other now more than ever, and it will only heat up. There's certainly room for all three though, but with SDC being outside a major metro they need to keep playing to their strengths and not get sucked into just adding rides rides rides.

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Re: WOF 2017 Project
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 04:09:19 PM »
I wonder if they knew that they put Ripcord on there twice.

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Re: WOF 2017 Project
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2016, 05:37:06 PM »
I'm surprised cause everything I head was 2018! This may not even be a coaster though.

You don't start teasing in April for minor additions.


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« Last Edit: June 27, 2016, 07:16:01 PM by Swoosh »
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Re: WOF 2017 Project
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2016, 07:51:13 AM »
Ripcord 2x and the Patriot was not important enough to be on the banner too....lol

That banner is a good reminder have how mediocre most of the new additions have been since Cedar Fair took over.   

WOF was my home park as a kid growing up.  I've only been back 2x since they put in Mamba.  Patriot and Prowler are both good rides and the kids section was/is always good.  But the park just doesn't never seemed as exciting as it did when I went as a kid.  I really miss both the Zinger and Orient Express.....two simple but amazing rides:(  I'm always wishful that a new addition will 'recreate' one of them.
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Re: WOF 2017 Project
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2016, 12:02:08 PM »
Ripcord 2x and the Patriot was not important enough to be on the banner too....lol

That banner is a good reminder have how mediocre most of the new additions have been since Cedar Fair took over.

WOF was my home park as a kid growing up.  I've only been back 2x since they put in Mamba.  Patriot and Prowler are both good rides and the kids section was/is always good.  But the park just doesn't never seemed as exciting as it did when I went as a kid.  I really miss both the Zinger and Orient Express.....two simple but amazing rides:(  I'm always wishful that a new addition will 'recreate' one of them.

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2011 - Planet Snoopy, Grand Carousel & Haunt Expansion
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2016, 04:18:58 PM »
^^^^Thanks

Is that to help my opinion or argue it?   :o

Cedar Fair has done the bare minimum to keep the park relevant in the KC market year over year....imo  That list would look better with better flat additions and/or more interesting coasters.  Thunderhawk was a great name but a terrible ride...Steelhawk is a great name but cookie cutter ride......Boomerang is a great name but doesn't count as an attraction (imo) and Spinning Dragons just isn't fun to me (but a good name too).  Doesn't leave a lot left to be impressed with....imo.  Would be nice to see them reinvest in some of there iconic rides to improve them too (Nile, voyager, etc)....and the one ride they are 'fixing' TW is kind of beyond repairable.

I've never been disappointed with new SDC attractions....WOF has regularly disappointed me in there decisions and new rides ever since the buy out.  Maybe it's just my rose-color kid memories but WOF may be the prime example of how a well built 'theme park' can be slowly transformed into a mediocre corporate amusement park. 
« Last Edit: April 25, 2016, 04:22:01 PM by HumphreyHawk »
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Re: WOF 2017 Project
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2016, 04:41:36 PM »
^CF added several huge roller coasters plus a number of other large rides to the park over the last 20 years. They could have done more, but I'd hardly say they barely kept it relevant. CF deserves some flak for throwing away the park's theme and atmosphere in favor of lazily trying to make it like every other CF park, but that's just the way they operate. It doesn't seem to hurt them much due to their business model of being more of a metro "day care" style park aimed mostly at teens.

You can look at just about every park and point out how they could have done so much better, but most parks aren't following a regional vacation destination style business model, so the nitty gritty details aren't as important to them. Kids just want rides, and most of them aren't that picky.

I share the same general sentiment about it, but I've been learning to temper my expectations more and more.

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Re: WOF 2017 Project
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2016, 06:29:22 PM »
Has anything else happened for this project? Or has it been changed?

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Re: WOF 2017 Project
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2016, 10:24:47 PM »
I'm surprised cause everything I head was 2018! This may not even be a coaster though.

You don't start teasing in April for minor additions.


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Re: WOF 2017 Project
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2016, 10:45:47 PM »
I'm surprised cause everything I head was 2018! This may not even be a coaster though.

You don't start teasing in April for minor additions.


This is a Easter Egg.  The first to quote this egg will receive an extra point in the Where in the City game

This is probably the only way I am going to get any points in the Where in the City game.

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Re: WOF 2017 Project
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2016, 04:32:00 PM »
I'm surprised cause everything I head was 2018! This may not even be a coaster though.

You don't start teasing in April for minor additions.


This is a Easter Egg.  The first to quote this egg will receive an extra point in the Where in the City game

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