Photo TR: Frontier City

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Re: Photo TR: Frontier City

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:13 pm

Nice trip report! Sometimes I forget about this little park. It's great to see that they are improving the park infrastructure as well as fixing up old rides. And it's even better to see a classic Schwarzkopf getting some attention.
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Re: Photo TR: Frontier City

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:07 pm

Great TR. I haven't been to this park in at least 4 years, and it seems like a lot has changed since then. It's sad to see some of the good rides gone... IE: Eruption. Glad I got to ride it while it was still there. However, I am glad to see that the team is taking GIANT leaps in making a come back for this park. I can't wait to see what the future holds for this park. My favorite part of this TR:
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Re: Photo TR: Frontier City

Postby Kemotblue » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:55 pm

First time replying...I'm at Frontier City once a week sometimes twice a week. For a small park it is very nice probably one of the most well themed small parks in the nation. The chance inverted is still in operation. I think sometime they don't have enough ride staff to operate the rides so some days certain rides will be closed and others will be open. This has been happening with the, Casino, Round up(Enterprise Ride), The Prairie Schooner (boat) and The Chance Inverted. Now About the Wing Warrior I asked customer service employee about the parrot theme on the Winged Warrior. Apparently they get asked quite a bit and the customer service employee working the guest relations booth where you get your season pass said that it will be re-themed next year to fit the Western Theme. So I'm guessing maybe they will still paint birds my guess the birds will be in the Hawk family motif. She didn't say what will be painted on the ride. It is nice addition to the park. They needed a new ride and she did say the ride fell into their lap right before the season started that originally it was designed and built for a zoo and the zoo backed out after the ride was built. Lucky Frontier City landed a new ride for 2014. They had to remove Hangman because it was a prototype ride that kept breaking down and maintenance on the ride was timely and expensive. The past two years the ride barely worked. I think it was in operation last year for a very very short time. The Wildcat for a classic style woody it is smoother then allot of classic older woodies. I would disagree with you on that coaster. I'm not a fan of Wooden coasters but I like that coaster. I prefer the rear of the coaster and riding the coaster at night is the best. One good thing for nostalgia is being able to ride one of last Shwarzkopf portable Star Looping coasters in operation. The last operating one in the U.S. The ride is incredibly smooth for a looping coaster. I love the little hump before you enter the tunnel that take you to the break run. That a thrill lifting out of your seat pretty cool as you land back your speeding through the tunnel that was added. Nice twist on a legendary historic coaster. They do have some well kept Historic Nostalgic coasters. The Newer built coaster The steel Lasso I believe was reported to be one of the first Vekoma's to use a more comfortable over the shoulder lap restraint. Makes the ride incredibly smooth for a Vekoma Suspended coaster. Those over the shoulder ones can be rough sometimes. They may not have a hyper coaster someday I hope they add a hyper coaster. Right now local people agree by reading posts on their FB page is a another indoor coaster in the Nightmare Mine building and a tower ride to replace the other drop rides they removed over the off season.if they get a tower ride I hope they add a sky screamer swing ride. They can even place it on the footprint area of the defunct Eruption sling ride. THEY have cleaned up the park 10 fold the past years and the employees are the best I had one stop me as he was walking by me he had a green shirt like most employees and asked me how I was enjoying my visit. It through me off for a minute. You never see that at a Theme park. The employees always seem to be in high spirits. I went today after a concert day park was slower. The ride attendant at the Wildcat had everyone sing Happy Birthday to a teenage guest that the family wanted to embarrass She much Obliged got everyone involved even in the ride cue. The employees are always friendly and the park is super clean then it was about 3 years ago. They have updated and refreshed allot of the signage and put new roofs on allot of the buildings. I highly recommend this park if you are visiting OKC. The park is allot busier then it has been in the past I think its due to it's upkeep and staff. I threw a idea at the Park and got a response from the General Manager about a very unique attraction that would bring Theme park Enthusiasts to the park from all over the world. I bet Robb Alvey would pay the park a visit. The General Manager He said they actually talked about doing it and I hope they do the attraction. I just won't share because it would be unique. I want them to get the fame for the idea Frontier City deserves that global recognition. I'm a bit long winded sorry first post.

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Re: Photo TR: Frontier City

Postby Kemotblue01 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:44 pm

I lost my password had to make a new handler name....I emailed Frontier city after seeing just about every single park in the United States adding a attraction next year to their portfolio. I was concerned because the past few years I have seen FC remove rides. This season they have put money back into the park and refurbished some old rides like the Chance Rotor and now the Casino ride is getting a facelift. They have done alot with refreshing up the building graphics etc. this year. They did get a new ride that pretty much fell into their lap the winged warrior according to their facebook page. It was a surprise for them as for their guests. I love that ride. I was concerned because so many parks across the nation are adding major attractions for 2015. Frontier City hasn't had a real major attraction since 2012 that was a much needed water play structure. I wait patiently because a response I got in a email from them was "Thank you for being a Loyal guest. All I can tell you right now is to "Stay Tuned"...... =) " with the big smiley face does that mean they are going to add a major attraction. MY patience is killing me....

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Re: Photo TR: Frontier City

Postby WFChris » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:11 pm

I think the parrots are awesome. I'm all for weirdness :lmao:
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Re: Photo TR: Frontier City

Postby Kemotblue01 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:38 pm

Yeah I agree the Parrots fit the Wild West theme just fine.... :lmao:

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Re: Photo TR: Frontier City

Postby Kemotblue01 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:42 pm

DoinItForTheFame wrote:Great TR. I haven't been to this park in at least 4 years, and it seems like a lot has changed since then. It's sad to see some of the good rides gone... IE: Eruption. Glad I got to ride it while it was still there. However, I am glad to see that the team is taking GIANT leaps in making a come back for this park. I can't wait to see what the future holds for this park. My favorite part of this TR:


I never noticed this picture before till I was scrolling through and actually read the tombstone...That is pretty funny! :b

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Re: Photo TR: Frontier City

Postby DJeXeL » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:45 am

Noporian wrote:That inverted coaster isn't vekoma, it's a Chance morgan family coaster.


Yes and No. Chance was the North American sales/service contact for Vekoma. This partnership ended in 2012.
Steel Lasso is indeed a Vekoma design that was sold by Chance.
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Re: Photo TR: Frontier City

Postby linearinduction » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:23 pm

^ Chance Fabricated the Track and Columns as well. Lagoon wanted Vekoma to have The Bat Fabricated Locally (Probably by Intermountain Lift), but Vekoma said No I guess. At least they got the Actemium Safety System. )

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Re: Photo TR: Frontier City

Postby BugEyed » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:52 am

This TR makes we wish I hadn't skipped Frontier City on my Texas trip a few years back. I'd planned a side trip to the park on the last day, but that morning I was just too lazy to make the drive. I went to Sandy Lake instead, which in hindsight probably wasn't the best decision.

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