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Kemah Boardwalk and Bullet Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:44 pm
by eddie200330
Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Kemah Boardwalk and the Boardwalk Bullet, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

Official Park Website

Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

--Robb
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2006
December 6th, 2006 - first talk of a new wooden coaster

2007
September 2nd, 2007 - opening weekend photos
December 19th, 2007 - work on Boardwalk Bullet to tame the ride

2008
January 1st, 2008 - Boardwalk Bullet re-opens
April 13th, 2008 - additional trackwork on Boardwalk Bullet
May 9th, 2008 - Chance Chaos being installed
September 11th, 2008 - Hurricane Ike hits Kemah Boardwalk
November 15th, 2008 - Boardwalk Bullet re-opens 2 months after Hurricane Ike
November 17th, 2008 - 140 foot Super Shot Drop Larson Tower announced for 2009

2009
January 30th, 2009 - Larson Tower opens but Boardwalk Bullet done again for more trackwork
August 15th, 2009 - Boardwalk Bullet to get more trackwork in September


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I've heard the following news about a new woodie in Texas:

"By now the whole world may know of a new 2007 wooden twister project in the U.S. Unfortunately the park was not ready to make a full announcement by the time this issue went to the printer, but we just want everyone to know there's to be another cool woodie out there, headed for a Southern sunny spot near the water next year. Details soon, we hope."

Anyone have any idea what and where???

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:13 pm
by TheGreatOne
A Gravity Group twister-style woodie is going to Kemah Boardwalk in Texas. The M&V booth at IAAPA had a model of it, I believe.

Re: New Woodie??

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:28 pm
by robbalvey
eddie200330 wrote:here is a blurb in the newest ACE News

"By now the whole world may know of a new 2007 wooden twister project in the U.S. Unfortunately the park was not ready to make a full announcement by the time this issue went to the printer, but we just want everyone to know there's to be another cool woodie out there, headed for a Southern sunny spot near the water next year. Details soon, we hope."

Anyone have any idea what and where???

I believe they are talking about Ghostrider....

--Robb "Stupid ACE News always being late with their info!" Alvey :D

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:35 pm
by coasterCrAzY505
There was an add in AT about GG doing a new coaster that said,"A Lot Of Length On a little lot". At the bottom of the add it also says'"Big Height Tight Site-Major Coaster Comming Soon", So this can very well be the coaster GG has adds for.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:13 pm
by Shavethewhales
^Catchey slogan. Hmm, they could be talking about the new Bell's coaster as well....

TheGreatOne wrote:A Gravity Group twister-style woodie is going to Kemah Boardwalk in Texas. The M&V booth at IAAPA had a model of it, I believe.


Do you have any more info on the park and this proposed ride?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:19 pm
by ParkTrips
www.kemahboardwalk.com
My pics from this year:
It's a really "cute" place. Had been a Chance dumping ground, now this should bring in more people specifically for rides. It's a Landry's showcase otherwise.

The ride is said to only occupy about 1 acre, which is believable based on the park. It looks a lot like a GCI twister, and the first drop looks a lot like Hercules' (Jay, you listening??)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:45 pm
by Jakizle

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:18 am
by eddie200330
Well to me, that looks like a model of the old Rye Aeroplane coaster?? How sweet would that be to have that rebuilt!!!!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:38 am
by mike robinson
Kemah Boardwalk was voted best place to take visitors in this years Houston Chronicle reader polls. As mentioned it is a showcase for Landry's restaraunts and the Amusement portion is a lot of fun. We have had one ACE event there already and I expect a lot more!

They still have not made any announcement, the owner just re-opened the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas so they have been busy but he did promise us a coaster Houston could be proud of. Looking at the models of the coaster that *might* be coming here is really exciting, especially after losing Astroworld.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:54 am
by verticalzero
The woodie looks lovely, nice 1st drop and great headchoppers everywhere. You lucky people in Texas. :)

Can't wait for a POV.

Just don't install a "Trim" brake on the 1st drop.

coasterboy25 - The ride will be more than reasonable, this is created by "Gravity Group" who are the best woodie designers in the world.