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Is SFGRAd Prototype Park?

Raging Bull Fan

Posted:
4/19/00 at
12:12:22 PM

Just wondered if this park still considered a prototype park?

Re: Is SFGRAd Prototype Park? by Coasterdude at 4/19/00 1:08:25 PM

> Just wondered if this park still considered
> a prototype park?

I would say so. Their last new coaster (Medusa) was the first ever floorless. Batman and Robin the Chiller was also the first dueling LIM coaster. Was the Chiller the first LIM shuttle coaster? I know it wasn't the first LIM coaster. Anyways, I would say yes to your question.

-Coasterdude

DONT forget Viper! (nm) by ForKLifT at 4/19/00 1:10:06 PM

I would say so. Their last new coaster (Medusa)
> was the first ever floorless. Batman and
> Robin the Chiller was also the first dueling
> LIM coaster. Was the Chiller the first LIM
> shuttle coaster? I know it wasn't the first
> LIM coaster. Anyways, I would say yes to
> your question. -Coasterdude

Possible Answer by Nagashima at 4/19/00 2:38:45 PM

> Just wondered if this park still considered
> a prototype park?

Hmm, SFGradv Let's Not forget Shockwave or Ultra Twister.....it makes sense but that is O.K. for me, I only live 45 Min away and I don't mind being a guinea pig. It does seem that SFGADV does tend to get the good stuff first. I had the opportunity to speak to a park rep last year and I asked them a similar question (How come we get all of the cool rides first?), the answer I got was that most of the steel (the tracks?) is brought in by ship at Port Elizabeth N.J. I have NO idea if this is true or not but it would make sense to me. NJ is one of the largest importers for foreign resources and chemicals, I don't know, just passing on the info.

Re: Possible Answer by Raging Bull Fan at 4/19/00 2:49:46 PM

Hmm, SFGradv Let's Not forget Shockwave or Ultra
> Twister.....it makes sense but that is O.K.
> for me, I only live 45 Min away and I don't
> mind being a guinea pig. It does seem that
> SFGADV does tend to get the good stuff
> first. I had the opportunity to speak to a
> park rep last year and I asked them a
> similar question (How come we get all of the
> cool rides first?), the answer I got was
> that most of the steel (the tracks?) is
> brought in by ship at Port Elizabeth N.J. I
> have NO idea if this is true or not but it
> would make sense to me. NJ is one of the
> largest importers for foreign resources and
> chemicals, I don't know, just passing on the
> info.

Oh yeah I liked both of those coasters alot. I hope the prototype thing continues!

Re: Is SFGRAd Prototype Park? by KMAN KMAN Profile at 4/19/00 7:16:51 PM

> Just wondered if this park still considered
> a prototype park?

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If so then I can't see why. Is it because they install prototype coasters there? Certainly B&R:TC was the first dual LIM and Medusa was the first floorless, but they were both modifications of existing technology. I wouldn't call them prototypes like Stealth for example.

SFGAd is a nice park with a terrific selection of flat rides. It coaster selection leaves a lot to be desired IMO. Maybe prototype park refers to future projects. Who knows. --K

Re: Is SFGRAd Prototype Park? by chillforce chillforce Profile at 4/20/00 10:15:09 PM

You will not say that when the next announcements are made.

ED

Re: Is SFGRAd Prototype Park? by Raging Bull Fan at 4/22/00 3:07:04 PM

> You will not say that when the next
> announcements are made. ED

Well ed I asked a question if the park was.