Rye Playland Discussion Thread

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Re: Rye Playland Discussion Thread

Postby 3Mutts » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:33 am

Sounds great as long Legoland does a good job preserving some of the attractions (I DO NOT want to see the Derby Race Carousel change too much) although I am not afraid as they did a pretty good job preserving the Cyprus Gardens in Legoland Florida.
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Re: Rye Playland Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:43 am

I'm like this idea. As long as the Derby Racer, the Whip and the Tiki Bar remain untouched I think it would be great. Ye Olde Mill can be transformed pretty easily into a lego theme and the Dragon Coaster and Wild Mouse are already family style coasters so they would fit right in with Legoland. The best part of this plan is that Superflight is probably on the chopping block and I HATE that ride.

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Re: Rye Playland Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:49 pm

Rye Playland turning into Legoland New York sounds fantastic. I think that if this becomes true, that most of the coasters and old rides will remain as Legoland did a good job transforming Cypress Gardens. Another good thing is if this becomes LLNY, then Super Flight will leave due to it being an adult coaster. So, I will be happy about one less Volare.
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Re: Rye Playland Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:01 pm

Cypress Gardens and Rye Playland are completely different entities and preserving Rye Playland presents so many more challenges. Legoland did a great job preserving the Gardens part of Cypress Gardens as was prescribed when they took over control of the park.

The portions of Rye Playland that people will want preserved are classic rides and the architecture. The footprint or Rye Playland is to small for much of the architecture in the existing "rides" area to remain. Also, I do not think it will be easy to preserve all the classic rides and "Legofy" them. I could see the Derby Racer and Old Mill convertd, but the rest of the dark rides would be gone.

I'd love to see it happen if it is the best way to sustain the future of the park.
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Re: Rye Playland Discussion Thread

Postby SoCalCoasters » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:28 pm

They should re-named the Volare Spellbreaker. ;)
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Re: Rye Playland Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:33 pm

SoCalCoasters wrote:They should re-name the Volare George Foreman's Spinecooker. ;)


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Re: Rye Playland Discussion Thread

Postby CpBluestreakCp » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:34 pm

This sounds like a very interesting idea. I agree with everyone else, even if it is a challenge to preserve some of the buildings and rides, I hope they are somehow able to do it. If not, at least the park will still be operating, just under a new identity.
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Re: Rye Playland Discussion Thread

Postby kidcoaster 2 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:15 am

larrygator wrote:Cypress Gardens and Rye Playland are completely different entities and preserving Rye Playland presents so many more challenges. Legoland did a great job preserving the Gardens part of Cypress Gardens as was prescribed when they took over control of the park.

The portions of Rye Playland that people will want preserved are classic rides and the architecture. The footprint or Rye Playland is to small for much of the architecture in the existing "rides" area to remain. Also, I do not think it will be easy to preserve all the classic rides and "Legofy" them. I could see the Derby Racer and Old Mill convertd, but the rest of the dark rides would be gone.

I'd love to see it happen if it is the best way to sustain the future of the park.


I completely agree with all this. I really can't see much remaining after the transformation including Dragon Coaster since when they redid Cypress they deemed Starliner out of their targeted age demographic and I can see the same thing here and them getting rid of it. But I could see them trying to keep some of the classics but while drastically changing them such as turning down the speed of Derby Racer and the whip.

It will be interesting to see what they do with the boardwalk though as when I was there a few years ago it was very depressing and felt run down.

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Re: Rye Playland Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:10 am

Historic or not, this is an offer they can't refuse. Otherwise the entire park will be gone in 10 years.
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Re: Rye Playland Discussion Thread

Postby scbt » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:30 am

Jew wrote:Historic or not, this is an offer they can't refuse. Otherwise the entire park will be gone in 10 years.


This. The Park would be stupid to go with the other offer.

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