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Another one gone ; Avalanche @ Timber Falls

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by davidm, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. davidm

    davidm Well-Known Member

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    RCDB reporting that Avalanche/Hellcat/Whatever it was called in the Dells is to be no more...



    :(

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  2. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

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    That's a shame, anyone know why? I think the layout looks pretty good, it could've been made a great ride with some GCI treatment.
     
  3. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    The park was absolutely DEAD when we went and it's one of the worst wooden coasters I've done - it managed to break a filling and crack one of my teeth, :emoji_zipper_mouth: knows how. Good riddance to the piece of :emoji_poop:e.
     
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    Ben Social Media Team Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Yeah bye girl rest in peace you piece of :emoji_poop:
     
  5. Mysterious Sue

    Mysterious Sue Well-Known Member

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    I quite liked it on my early morning ride so I'm a bit sad. Can totally see why it's going though - I was the only one in the park and the ride ops said that was perfectly normal.
     
  6. Matt N

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    Strange. I remember reading a trip report from Wisconsin saying that this ride was pretty good.
     
  7. Ben

    Ben Social Media Team Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    ^That is false news.

    Even if it was good that doesn’t make a difference when the park is always dead.
     
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    Matt N Well-Known Member

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    I just thought of an even more exciting possibility... potential RMC candidate, anyone? Or is Timber Falls the sort of park that couldn't afford an RMC?
     
  9. davidm

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    Timber Falls is a mini-golf park. Guess again!
     
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    Oh...
     
  11. Jarrett

    Jarrett Most Obnoxious Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Yeah it’s definitely an abrasive experience in a sense but I loved it on the big trip last year. There was plenty of airtime on it and it held its pace really well, especially with those funny little trains. I’d heard bad things but the front seat night ride we got on it was incredible.

    That being said, if they couldn’t afford to keep it up I wouldn’t be surprised. I got the vibe the place was going under based on its condition. If anything, both this and Wonder Woman are making me really glad we did this region last year and pushed Texas back a year.
     
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    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Awful ride, and yeah the place was dead when I was there. Not surprising to see it go when I was the only rider on a weekend in summer.
     
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    I went with IFC back in 2007 and it was actually pretty good then. But when you've got a park that isn't bringing in the revenue required to maintain it, I can see why it ended up beating the :emoji_poop: out of everyone who's been on it in the last 3 years or so. Even when we rode it, the place was dead, and there's some photos lying around somewhere of Ian and I taking it in turns to ride with a train to ourselves.

    No big loss.
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    FWIW, I rode in 2014 and thought it was pretty rubbish.
     
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    Back in 2005 this ride was absolutely GLORIOUS. Super smooth, fast, awesome airtime.... Top 10 ride for me at the time. Returned to the dells in 2012 and it was still a really good ride.... Although by then the ""park"" had a few new rules. Even if you had the all day pass, you could only do the coaster 5 times, and they would mark/hole-punch the wristband..... And they would only run the ride once every 15 minutes despite train loads.... So even when in a fully loaded train.... With us locked in... They held the train another 6 minutes before dispatch. And before each cycle would check a timer/clock on the control panel.
     
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    FFS, stupid October spite.
     
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    Pear Well-Known Member

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    Aww man I always wanted to ride this. It looked so stupid but fun.
     
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  18. davidm

    davidm Well-Known Member

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    BUMP;
    Go here for some pics of a dead coaster :(
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    I know it had pretty poor reviews but it actually looked quite good, really liked the aesthetic of having the coaster surround the log flume and golf course. Shame.
     
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    Meh
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