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SFO Looney Tunes Boomtown and DP Camp Snoopy

sparky sparky Profile

Posted:
4/12/00 at
10:41:34 AM

Just to update all of you who might be curious:

I was by Dorney yesterday to check on progress, and the Camp Snoopy rides look *great*- a vast improvement over Beranstein Bear Country. I think it will be just as big of a hit as last year's Camp Snoopy at CP.

As for SFO's Looney Tunes Boomtown, this is no cookie cutter family ride area- it is being designed in conjunction with both Zamperla and SCS Interactive as a fully themed interactive family experience. Each ride is going to have some kind of interactive themed element that will give spectators the chance to participate- i.e. water guns for guests to shoot at riders on the Crazy Submarine. In addition to the seven custom themed rides, Premier Parks also is installing another one of those ultra fun Foam Ball enclosed "war" arenas as I call them- I spend at least fifteen minutes in SFGADV's everytime I'm in the park- they are pure fun.

Both are well on schedule to open on each park's opening day.

-sparky

CF Q: Name change to "Knott's Family Parks&qu by CoastaPlaya at 4/12/00 11:17:03 AM

> Just to update all of you who might be
> curious: I was by Dorney yesterday to check
> on progress, and the Camp Snoopy rides look
> *great*- a vast improvement over Beranstein
> Bear Country. I think it will be just as big
> of a hit as last year's Camp Snoopy at CP.
> As for SFO's Looney Tunes Boomtown, this is
> no cookie cutter family ride area- it is
> being designed in conjunction with both
> Zamperla and SCS Interactive as a fully
> themed interactive family experience. Each
> ride is going to have some kind of
> interactive themed element that will give
> spectators the chance to participate- i.e.
> water guns for guests to shoot at riders on
> the Crazy Submarine. In addition to the
> seven custom themed rides, Premier Parks
> also is installing another one of those
> ultra fun Foam Ball enclosed "war"
> arenas as I call them- I spend at least
> fifteen minutes in SFGADV's everytime I'm in
> the park- they are pure fun. Both are well
> on schedule to open on each park's opening
> day. -sparky

...or some variation on the theme...did DP folk give you any indication that they would be doing that? And if so, when? In May?

-CPlaya

Re: SFO Looney Tunes Boomtown and DP Camp Snoopy by ray p. at 4/12/00 1:10:58 PM

> Just to update all of you who might be
> curious: I was by Dorney yesterday to check
> on progress, and the Camp Snoopy rides look
> *great*- a vast improvement over Beranstein
> Bear Country. I think it will be just as big
> of a hit as last year's Camp Snoopy at CP.
> As for SFO's Looney Tunes Boomtown, this is
> no cookie cutter family ride area- it is
> being designed in conjunction with both
> Zamperla and SCS Interactive as a fully
> themed interactive family experience. Each
> ride is going to have some kind of
> interactive themed element that will give
> spectators the chance to participate- i.e.
> water guns for guests to shoot at riders on
> the Crazy Submarine. In addition to the
> seven custom themed rides, Premier Parks
> also is installing another one of those
> ultra fun Foam Ball enclosed "war"
> arenas as I call them- I spend at least
> fifteen minutes in SFGADV's everytime I'm in
> the park- they are pure fun. Both are well
> on schedule to open on each park's opening
> day. -sparky

Thanks for the update Sparky. I wasn't sure how Boomtown was coming along as it is rather hard to see from the road, and even when doing a little "creative exploring" near Sea World, it's still not easy to see the area. Sounds like this should be a big hit for the families, and if it does end up looking anything like the artist rendering (at sixflagsmedia.com), it's going to be very colorful and appealing to all park guests. I'll make sure I stay away from the Crazy Submarine, though!!! I do find it odd that they aren't putting the new Roadrunner Express coaster here. And I also noticed that the 4 or 5 remaining kiddie rides from Rainbow Island that they had relocated for Fright Fest last year are still up. Looks like we'll have a few kid's areas at SFO (similar to SFDL).

Again- thanks for the insider report.

ray p.