B&R: The Chiller At SFGADV

B&R: The Chiller At SFGADV

Post by Adam Polle » Fri, 29 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Bad news for everyone that wanted to ride the Chiller.  I was at the
park yesterday(8/27), and all the signs telling people that the chiller
will be opening late fall have been changed to: New For Spring 98' B&R:
the chiller.  I was one of the few people that actually rode it the 2
weeks it was open and it was a great ride.  But now that it will not be
opening, I have a few questions:

1. will SFGADV get a new ride next year?
2. Will they publisize this as their new ride, even though they already
said it would open in 97?

These are pretty much anyone's guess.

AP

 
 
 

B&R: The Chiller At SFGADV

Post by Coaster1 » Sat, 30 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
>From: Adam Poller
>Bad news for everyone that wanted to ride the Chiller.  I was at the
>park yesterday(8/27), and all the signs telling people that the chiller
>will be opening late fall have been changed to: New For Spring 98' B&R:
>the chiller.

Oh well, I guess the inevitable has happened. Actually I'm kinda glad that
they decided to push its opening til next year since the fall is the best
time to go to SFGAd (read: shorter lines and less crowds). The opening of
The Chiller may have brought off-season crowds to the park and who of us
wants that. I really hope they could get this thing opened for opening day
'98. That would be a real treat since SFGAd is the first park I visit after
a long NJ winter.

Quote:
>I was one of the few people that actually rode it the 2
>weeks it was open and it was a great ride.

Actually, it was not 2 weeks but 2 *days*! You were really lucky and
actually the only reason why I did not get to ride it was because I was
enjoying myself at PKD during Coaster Con XX. I wish I could have ridden
B&R:TC but frankly I wouldn't have traded in the good time I had at Coaster
Con for that.

Quote:
>1. will SFGADV get a new ride next year?

Well, I'm not 100% certain but I've heard some stuff (actually mentioned
quite a while back on this newsgroup) from a very good source about their
plans for '98. Let me just say that it includes the re-design of an
existing themed land that most of you won't be too interested in. That's
all I'll say for now.

Quote:
>2. Will they publisize this as their new ride, even though they already
>said it would open in 97?

Sadly, I'd say yes. Marketing of The Chiller died back in June and I'm
sure it will be resurrected in spring of 1998. Most people know that the
ride stands as a hunk of twisted steel this season but will be happy when
the ride finally opens in '98.

On The Chiller subject...did anyone read The Chiller article/review by
Mark Davidson in the latest ACE News? Why is there no mention that it's
currently closed? The article makes it sound as though it's still
open...what a tease!

Also, to anyone with Batman & Robin: The Chiller stuff with '97 written on
it (like the buttons given out at EastCoaster or brochures and stuff), HOLD
ON to it and store it in a good place! These will be heavily sought after
collectors items like the CP Banshee shirts and Silverwood Grizzly stuff.

On a final SFGAd note...anyone see the lame TV ads or hear the new radio
ads that advertise their coasters AND include Stuntman's Freefall as one of
them! My, how we try to sound cool.

                 Live to Ride,
                    Adam Revesz

 
 
 

B&R: The Chiller At SFGADV

Post by Beanaga » Sat, 13 Sep 1997 04:00:00

1.  No SFGADV will not be getting a new ride next year.
2.  It will be publicized as Chiller opening

 
 
 

B&R: The Chiller At SFGADV

Post by Corp K » Sun, 14 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
>1.  No SFGADV will not be getting a new ride next year.

I have heard from SEVERAL sources...(unknown realiability factor) that
they will also be making the VIPER longer and smoother...(couldn't
hurt)...GET IT??

                                            later
                                                  Dom

 
 
 

B&R: The Chiller At SFGADV

Post by Zolta » Tue, 16 Sep 1997 04:00:00

On Viper, it was to be removed and taken to another SF park where it was
going to be modified.  Those plans are on hold since the other SF park
cannot accomdate the ride right now.  Plans to extend it were true, however
wether it will be done at SFGADV or when and if it is moved is still up in
the air.
Zoltar3
Batman and Robin:  The Chiller,  Sat. June 7th-Sun. June 8th, 1997

"All Clear,   3...2...1..LAUNCH"  (hear fin brakes opening...anxious faces
everywhere)  THEN all of the sudden....  BANG!!!!  
I can't wait to get on this ride again dudes!!!!!

 
 
 

B&R: The Chiller At SFGADV

Post by Coaster1 » Wed, 17 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>On Viper, it was to be removed and taken to another SF park where it was
>going to be modified.

I'm sorry, but some how I seriously doubt that SFGAd was going to relocate
Viper to another SF park. Why would they do that? SFTP seems to have ended
that ridiculous ride rotation policy. Not to mention that another TOGO
coaster on the same exact location was already relocated several years ago.
Plus, why put all that theming to waste? It just doesn't make sense. I
really hope the park never removes another coaster again no matter how
crappy it is.

Quote:
>Plans to extend it were true, however
>wether it will be done at SFGADV or when and if it is moved is still up in
>the air.

Again, Viper getting extended seems way too far fetched. The footprint in
the area is pretty tight so where are they gonna fit the rest of the track?
Sounds unrealistic to me.

                              Live to Ride,
                                 Adam Revesz

 
 
 

B&R: The Chiller At SFGADV

Post by NThomp32 » Wed, 17 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>I'm sorry, but some how I seriously doubt that SFGAd was going to relocate
>Viper to another SF park. Why would they do that? SFTP seems to have ended
>that ridiculous ride rotation policy. Not to mention that another TOGO
>coaster on the same exact location was already relocated several years ago.
>Plus, why put all that theming to waste? It just doesn't make sense. I
>really hope the park never removes another coaster again no matter how
>crappy it is.

>>Plans to extend it were true, however
>>wether it will be done at SFGADV or when and if it is moved is still up in
>>the air.

>Again, Viper getting extended seems way too far fetched. The footprint in
>the area is pretty tight so where are they gonna fit the rest of the track?
>Sounds unrealistic to me.

>                              Live to Ride,
>                                 Adam Revesz

Rumor here in Houston it might be coming here.   Not sure yet to many
rumors floating around here.  Its  getting confusing here in Houston but
something is going in here.
Nathan Thompson

 
 
 

B&R: The Chiller At SFGADV

Post by Chri » Thu, 25 Sep 1997 04:00:00

Everything here is completly bogus. After talking to several park managers,
they assured me that Viper is going nowhere and is staying the way it is.
Totally bogus rumor.

Chris



Quote:
> On Viper, it was to be removed and taken to another SF park where it was
> going to be modified.  Those plans are on hold since the other SF park
> cannot accomdate the ride right now.  Plans to extend it were true,
however
> wether it will be done at SFGADV or when and if it is moved is still up
in
> the air.
> Zoltar3