DerekRx wrote:Knoebels has been rumored to want either a flying turns, or a wooden wild mouse for years, of course with the lack of a manufacturer for the trains, it hasn't happened yet.
Well, Mack has built both in their history, and would probably do it again, for the right cost. Also, PTC was certainly involved with at least a few of the original Flying Turns coasters, if not all of them. Both companies are still in business.
The real issue is, I think, "the right cost". Does Knoebel's have the money? I think if they make the investment, no matter how steep it may seem, it will pay off. Especially if it's for the Flying Turns ride, as there's isn't a single one left (and there are 4 or 5 wooden mouse coasters left). Enthusiasts will flock to the park even more than they do now!
Besides, I'd be willing to promise to ride it enough to pay back the invesment personally, if they do it!
All of the bobsleds I've been on have felt sluggish, but the old flying turns apparently weren't. I hope Knoebel's can make their new ride more like the old while still being safe. Do I correctly recall (somewhere in the back of my mind) that classic flying turns had maintenance trouble? If I ever read that, it was in the ol' Traver book. If not, pardon me.
Knoebels has posted on their website some stuff that's new for 2006. The Flying Turns is listed, and two new stuff as well. One is a game called "Dog Pounder" and seems to be a spin off from the Whac-A-Mole game. The third thing is the "XD Theater" which looks like a 3D theater with motion seats, similar to the 4D theaters found at Paramount parks. Check it out here:
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