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Ride official announcements

Dragon Khan
Posted: 6/18/00 at 4:33:10 PM
Views: 836

Just a quick question : When are new rides officially announced ? I ask this because it would help to know when we can rely on a rumour or not. For example, is it justified to believe in a new coaster 2 years in advance ? How many months before opening are rides unveiled to the press ?

Re: Ride official announcements by Cal at 6/19/00 5:39:50 AM

> Just a quick question : When are new rides
> officially announced ? I ask this because it
> would help to know when we can rely on a rumour
> or not. For example, is it justified to believe
> in a new coaster 2 years in advance ? How many
> months before opening are rides unveiled to the
> press ?

It depends on the park. Everyone knew Alton was getting a new ride because of building work and signs saying World's First 1998 - but few people actually knew what it was until close to the opening date. Press got to ride that less than a month before it actually opened properly.
A lot of the info you find here and on the net has come about because it has been leaked by someone who works at the park or the company who is building the ride. The trick is sorting information like that, which is generally reliable, from rumour and speculation.

Cal