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mhguy77

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Re: Creature in the Creek?
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2010, 12:20:13 PM »
I thought it was funny that the thing was so poorly done.
The boats had to be retrofitted with windshields cause the water would fill your boat  otherwise ( leaving the station ). It broke down with me on it a time or 2.
Really it was probably the worst idea that SDC has invested in.
I am not sure if there was a law suit over that but had I been SDC I would have sued the manufacturer.


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Re: Creature in the Creek?
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2010, 12:43:52 PM »
A wet, ride that transitions to a coaster is a novel concept, as we know there were issues with it. Every time I rode I came out SOAKED. As soon as the boat was "launched" it would fill with water directly next to me, I was glad for the track in the woods, but only wish it had been a bit longer as to serve an ample amount of time for drying. I was glad when it was revamped for Powderkeg.

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Re: Creature in the Creek?
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2010, 09:41:46 PM »
BuzzSaw was supposed to be much better, there were real hills planned, but it was changed drastically over time. 
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I would have tried something like Journey to Atlantis….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb3oFHLBQzA

I would love Creature in the Creek to be the next BIG thing, but I would do strictly coaster with amazing dark ride sections.  There can be water effects, but they must be able to completely turn them off during the cooler season.  SDC needs more rides to be able to run the full season. 

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Re: Creature in the Creek?
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2010, 11:56:23 PM »
I'm with Copper!  I'd really love to see a really great dark ride at SDC.  Since I'm a recovering Disneyphile that's one thing I really miss, and I think SDC could do it right. 
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Re: Creature in the Creek?
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2010, 08:36:16 AM »
Yup, after looking at the video...it's easy to see how GREAT something like this could be at SDC. A different theme to fit the Ozarks, and you got a winner here! I guess Buzzsaw Falls was a few years before it's time? Because what I saw in the video is that the Neptune thing is a cross between a dark ride, a rollercoaster, and a log flume ride.  I give a big thumbs up to "Creature in the Creek" the "Bigfoot" or "Mo-Mo The Monster" idea. An inventive ride designer could lengthen the water flume section and make an updated "Jim Owens' Float Trip Ride" thing...where it's a gentle ride...but then, unexpectedly, have "the creature" jump out at the boats/cars from time to time. Oh...this could be GREAT!  :D
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Re: Creature in the Creek?
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2010, 11:06:04 AM »
It's too bad they didn't wait a few years and go with an Intamin aquatrax instead. Lotte World's Atlantis Adventure would do perfectly themed to a sawmill. http://www.themeparkreview.com/coastertube/play.php?vid=atlantis2008_640

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Re: Creature in the Creek?
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2010, 03:58:41 PM »
Wow, this looks great, too!
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Re: Creature in the Creek?
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2010, 10:01:13 AM »
I remember going as Girl Scouts to SDC and when I was riding the Snore Saw Falls, a guy was riding with his kiddo and at the top of the coaster drop he undid his kid and pulled him out and placed him on the top of the hill. They had to shut off the ride, drain the water and get everyone to safety. The retard did this TWICE!
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Re: Creature in the Creek?
« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2010, 10:14:24 AM »
How was he allowed to do this twice?  What was his excuse the first time?  Looks like to me he should have been escorted off the park.
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Re: Creature in the Creek?
« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2010, 02:10:05 PM »
In my opinion, not only escorted from the park, but charged with endangerment of a minor and placed under custody in the Stone County Jail...or better yet...taken to a state mental health facility for evaluation. This guy sounds like a LOOSER. Proof ANYONE can father a child, but only a REAL MAN can be a father.
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Re: Creature in the Creek?
« Reply #25 on: July 22, 2010, 02:14:53 PM »
I dont know what happened to this man........you would thinnk he would be takin out back and shot......but then again I am old fashioned
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Re: Creature in the Creek?
« Reply #26 on: July 22, 2010, 04:08:47 PM »
I just hope this next ride doesn't not hinge its thrills on getting wet.
That is all.
A dark ride would be fantastic, but I even think something like a hybrid float trip would be cool.