Lake Compounce Discussion Thread

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
I Guess Donkeys Are Okay
 
Posts: 29
Joined: 16 Apr 2007
Location: Vernon, CT
Gender: Male

Boulder Dash "new" trains in 2008

Postby CTcoastin » Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:54 am

At the tour of LC this weekend, it was learned that they've purchased 2 additional trains for Boulder Dash. Those trains are the old trains from Hershey's Wildcat. They did this so that they can refub the trains during the summer to save time during the off-season. For example, the Hershey trains will be refurbished this winter and run on BD in 2008. The weird thing will be that one year you have headrests and the next year you don't.

What does everyone think of this?

Don't make me kick you in the donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1973
Joined: 24 Jul 2005
Location: North Hampshire, England
Gender: Male
Age: 48

Postby verticalzero » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:28 am

I have never ridden this mountain coaster and will these new trains make a difference to "Bolder dash's" speed and ride...?

How about putting the 1930/40's looking trains on Bolder..?
"Roller coaster design is a science, as well as an art: a state of pure bliss".

--------------------------------------

Challenge me at Donkey Kong...I dare ya!
User avatar
 
Posts: 863
Joined: 12 Jun 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Gender: Male
Age: 32

Postby Dailey Enterprizes » Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:45 am

That's kind of odd since Hershey and LC have no affiliation. Whatever though...

Good to the last drop
User avatar
 
Posts: 3896
Joined: 14 Jun 2005
Location: Providence, RI
Gender: Male
Age: 35

Postby ECZenith » Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:55 am

^ What's even weirder is that they used to be affiliated before Kennywood took over. Wayyyy back in the day of course...
-Sean C.
____________________________________

FORMER DISNEYLAND ATTRACTION OP
____________________________________
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (2009)
Indiana Jones Adventure (2008)
Disneyland Railroad (2007)
____________________________________

I Guess Donkeys Are Okay
 
Posts: 29
Joined: 16 Apr 2007
Location: Vernon, CT
Gender: Male

Postby CTcoastin » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:03 am

I think it might be that GCI supplied the new trains for Hershey's Wildcat and did the track work on Boulder Dash. I'd guess that GCI might've coordinated the sale.

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 10381
Joined: 19 Feb 2005
Location: Waterloo, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 39

Postby Carnage » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:51 am

Dailey Enterprizes wrote:That's kind of odd since Hershey and LC have no affiliation. Whatever though...


It's just a private sale. Doesn't matter that there is no affiliation.
Image

Obsessive Overlord of the TPR Park Index
 
Posts: 18024
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Location: Staten Island, New York
Gender: Male
Age: 52

Postby larrygator » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:21 am

Billions of transactions are made everyday between people who are not affilliated with each other. In fact I'm about to buy a sandwich for lunch from someone I am not affilaited with.

Challenge me at Donkey Kong...I dare ya!
User avatar
 
Posts: 863
Joined: 12 Jun 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Gender: Male
Age: 32

Postby Dailey Enterprizes » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:25 am

Haha, sarcasm isn't needed, I get it, but I was saying that I'm used to seeing things like rides and such being exchanged by parks under the same name or affiliation.

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 10381
Joined: 19 Feb 2005
Location: Waterloo, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 39

Postby Carnage » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:29 am

^ Yes, typically when rides/trains,etc are moved it's between affiliated parks.

However there's plenty of times where a park will sell old equipment/rides to other parks.

Like Holiday World's old G-trains from Legend are being used at Geaga Lake on I believe Raging Wolf Bobs.
Image

Former Knoebels Flyer Operator
User avatar
 
Posts: 386
Joined: 22 Jun 2005
Location: Rochester, NY
Gender: Male
Age: 47

Postby RCoasterny » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:48 am

Just like how Knoebels bought the PTC trains from Michigan's Adventure and they're not affiliated to each other! I'm sure GCI took the old trains from Hersheypark's Wildcat and told LC, "Hey we've got some used PTC's for you at a cheap price!" when they were doing the track work..

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron