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    LA Times Anticipated Ride Pole for 2013
    http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/themeparks/la-trb-2013-theme-parks-us-11201107-pg,0,6813269.photogallery


    Although 2012 was a stellar watershed year for new rides at Disneyland Resort, making the LA Times top 13 most anticipated rides list. Here's the list:


    13) Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - new rollercoaster to replace Hurricane.




    12) Bush Gardens Tampa - Desert Drive drop tower




    11) Steel Pier - Funtime Star Flyer: dubbed the tallest swing tower in the world (at 385-feet in height).


    10) Dollywood - RiverRush water coaster "will carry riders in a toboggan up a 275-foot-tall conveyor belt before plunging them down a 25-oot drop at 45-degree angle."




    9) Silver Dollar City - Outlaw Run wooden coaster coming to Missouri theme park built by Rocky Mountain Construction Company.




    8) California's Great America - wooden rollercoaster (built by Great Coasters International). The coaster will wrap uniquely around the park's Star Tower observation tower whie riders twist about at 50 mph for pure adrinaline joy in Millennium Flyer trains. The length of the ride is 3,100 ft., and will include a "terrain-hugging S-turn," along with "a high-speed station fly-by and a series of zero-G comebacks and bunny hops.




    7) Fun Spot Orlando - Park expansion. Parkgoers can look forward to the extensive upcoming upgrade boasting a water park, and additional thrill rides; including a 2000-foot-long White Lightning wooden coaster (built by Geat Coasters International), approaching speeds of 48 mph and reaching 75 f. in elevation.




    6) Morey's Piers - wooden roller coasrter. Yet another wooden coaster manufactured by Great Coasters International. This $1 million ride will "span two piers and dive under the boardwalk at the seaside park. The park is debating between naming it one of two names: Wildeoody or Boardwalk Flyer.




    5) Six Flags Magic Mountain - Full Throttle steel coaster. This will be a multi (tripple)-launch, record setting foot looper. Trains will be rocket launched into the record setting 160 foot loop by a magnetic powered propulsion system, then travel along before traversing thru a dive loop, and dropped into a tunnel. After coming to a stop, riders will be launched in reverse, cllimb backwards partially up the dive loop and then fall into the tunnel a second time. jetting forward out the other end. Next will be scenic flight scaling a humongous top hat hill twisting over the vertical loop and then off to more careening about.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y892MzuAFy

    Full Throttle, Six Flags Magic Mountain animation offride & POV (new for 2013) - YouTube


    4) Disneyland - Fantasy Faire live entertainment stage shows featuring heroes and heroines, (along with the already established princess meet-and-greets) at thematic medieval village. Well, I honestly do don't understand how this got thrown into the anticipated ride category...but hey, we'll take the nod of recognition! Maybe some pollster thought that this attraction would "move" guests and "send" their spirits "soaring" - thus the ride connection.




    3) SeaWorld - Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. Penguin Encounter is about to get a massive, fresh transformation, complete with 55-foot tall glaciers, and various encounters wth wonderful little, feqetly nuzlzing penguens. A uniquely interactive ride "offerng varied adventures from a penguins point of view is the icy crown jewel o the new mini land..."a family friendly yet thrilling interactive ride" experiece.




    2) Cedar Point - Winged roller coaster. This Swiss-based Bolliner & Mabillard "cp alt winged" wing rider will be the longest, fastest winged coaster. it will feature a higher initial drop than related coasters. For examples sake, the accompanying picture is a winged coaster at Dollywood.




    1) Magic Kingdom - final phase of Fantasyland Expansion. At the head of the anticipated heap is the awesome tripple whammy Seven Dwarf's (swinging) Mine Coaster, the East Coast version of the Little Mermaid ride at DCA, and much awaited Dueling Dumbos (with a gaming queue that looks to be as much fun as the flying pacaderm).

    Last edited by Ride Warrior; 09-02-2012, 12:52 PM.
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    How is Fantasy Faire so high? Also, wasn't it believed that Seven Dwarve's won't open until 2014. Also, the fact that Iron Rattler and a number of other Six Flags additions aren't mentioned shows simply how ignorant the LA Times are when they make these hypersenationalized "Top 13's"

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    • #3
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      I just have to say that "Wildeoody" is the stupidest name I've ever heard. Hopefully they go with Boardwalk Flyer.

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        Re: 13 Most Anticipated Theme Park Rides For 2013: Disneyland/Maic Kingdom High On L

        Originally posted by Rave View Post
        How is Fantasy Faire so high?
        Because it's a Disneyland. Who's even heard of most of those other places?

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          Originally posted by DARTH MAUL View Post
          Because it's a Disneyland. Who's even heard of most of those other places?
          Silver Dollar City is about an hour away from where I live. It's a small, but very nicely themed park. I know that there is a lot of anticipation in my area for their upcoming roller coaster. It looks really cool.
          "I do not like to repeat successes. I like to go on to other things." - Walt Disney

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            Originally posted by DARTH MAUL View Post
            Because it's a Disneyland. Who's even heard of most of those other places?
            I would hope that the author of the article has. Fantasy Faire is a meet n greet. A place to take pictures and nothing more.

            Morey's Pier's wooden coaster is not opening in 2013 and the fact that its listed as costing "1 million dollars" is an absolute joke. 7 Dwarves is opening in 2014.

            With your logic, the next ODV cart to open should be in the Top 13. Just because it is in Disneyland, does not mean it will be great.

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              Re: 13 Most Anticipated Theme Park Rides For 2013: Disneyland/Maic Kingdom High On L

              Originally posted by Rave View Post
              How is Fantasy Faire so high? Also, wasn't it believed that Seven Dwarve's won't open until 2014. Also, the fact that Iron Rattler and a number of other Six Flags additions aren't mentioned shows simply how ignorant the LA Times are when they make these hypersenationalized "Top 13's"
              Like I said, I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth, and I'm going with the flow (or riding along with it as you may )) because Disneyland can use the extra promotion. Perhaps they were taking into account that some of the guests may choose to ride a segway scooter to the watch the shws and visit with the princesses. That would make it more of a ride. See....it's all just a matter of perspective :whistling.

              I agree though that the LA times lacks the professional credentials of respect earned and enjoyed by newspapers such as the Orange County Register, Orlando Sentinel ad Tampa Tribune. Also, I'm glad that smaller amusement park entertainment companies are recognized for their competitive investments, such as Six Flags, Cedar Point, Sea World, Dollywood, Santa Cruz Bech Boardwalk, Morey's Piers, Fun Spot of Florida Inc, Herschend Family Entertainment (Silver Dollar City), and Steel Pier.

              Sorry that some of your faves were not recognized on the list, Rave. The fat that you gave then a shoutout is very cool, plus maybe some of their associates will read your post, and their day brightened by yoiur mentioning their rides.
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                Re: 13 Most Anticipated Theme Park Rides For 2013: Disneyland/Maic Kingdom High On L

                Originally posted by Rave View Post
                How is Fantasy Faire so high? Also, wasn't it believed that Seven Dwarve's won't open until 2014. Also, the fact that Iron Rattler and a number of other Six Flags additions aren't mentioned shows simply how ignorant the LA Times are when they make these hypersenationalized "Top 13's"
                It's a sad year...when the Fantasy Fair made for little girls is that high on the list...I'm not saying the Subland wont be good because it will but...really beating out a WATER ROLLER coaster....sad those things are insanely fun
                Happy Halloween!!!

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                  Originally posted by Diznygrl View Post
                  I just have to say that "Wildeoody" is the stupidest name I've ever heard. Hopefully they go with Boardwalk Flyer.
                  I love the Boardwalk Flyer name. I'll cross my fingers (but not my eyes) that wise minds and good taste determine it the winner.

                  Originally posted by DARTH MAUL View Post
                  Because it's a Disneyland. Who's even heard of most of those other places?
                  Go Disneyland! Your attractions are always in toon with the times.

                  Originally posted by 4th Gen Disney Fan View Post
                  Silver Dollar City is about an hour away from where I live. It's a small, but very nicely themed park. I know that there is a lot of anticipation in my area for their upcoming roller coaster. It looks really cool.
                  Glad that this popular poll represents a step tpward placing Branson, Missouri on the entertainment indstry map. You're lucky to live neaby. Do you go there often? What are your faorite rides and other offerings there.

                  Originally posted by Rave View Post
                  I would hope that the author of the article has. Fantasy Faire is a meet n greet. A place to take pictures and nothing more.

                  Morey's Pier's wooden coaster is not opening in 2013 and the fact that its listed as costing "1 million dollars" is an absolute joke. 7 Dwarves is opening in 2014.

                  With your logic, the next ODV cart to open should be in the Top 13. Just because it is in Disneyland, does not mean it will be great.
                  The 7 Dwarves ride was considered to be an Imagineering project slated for 2014 earlier this year. Perhaps it has been bumped up to 2013. The Morey's Pier wooden coaster might have been moved up to 2013 too. Wel shall wait and see.

                  As for the ODV carts, any that offer churros get's my vote....strawberry churros, two of my voes.

                  ---------- Post added 09-01-2012 at 12:43 AM ----------

                  Originally posted by JerrodDRagon View Post
                  It's a sad year...when the Fantasy Fair made for little girls is that high on the list...I'm not saying the Subland wont be good because it will but...really beating out a WATER ROLLER coaster....sad those things are insanely fun
                  Water coasters are one of my favorite rides. They get the liquid adrinaline gushing! Maybe a water coaste or two will send the princesses and little pricesses to the end of the line-up in 2014.
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                    Originally posted by Ride Warrior View Post
                    Glad that this popular poll represents a step tpward placing Branson, Missouri on the entertainment indstry map. You're lucky to live neaby. Do you go there often? What are your faorite rides and other offerings there.
                    Branson isn't exactly my cup of tea. We mostly go there for shopping. We don't listen to Country music so we don't go for the entertainment. We used to have Season Passes to Silver Dollar City, but as they are only open select periods of the year due to weather, it's not somewhere you can just go on a whim.

                    The Outlaw Run roller coaster though will give us plenty of reason to go next Summer. It's going to have the steepest drop of any wooden coaster as well as being the only wooden coaster with 3 inversions. This ride is going to be sick! Wooden coasters are notorious for being "neck breakers" so I hope this one proves otherwise.

                    Here's more info on the ride:
                    http://www.news-leader.com/article/2...ANSON-MISSOURI
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                      That winged coaster looks AMAZING!
                      I open a toy, review it and take mediocore pictures. Read all about it HERE!

                      Originally posted by VintageMouse;n8463446

                      You know best :-)

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                      • #12
                        Re: 13 Most Anticipated Theme Park Rides For 2013: Disneyland/Maic Kingdom High On L

                        LA times is pretty funny. Was the LAtimes headline the most anticipated theme park RIDES?
                        If so, they are pretty confused on what constitutes a "RIDE" vs. a Character meet and greet area or Animal display

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                          Cannot believe that 'Iron Rattler' did not even make this list.

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                            Disney should not be on this list because they aren't opening any RIDES in 2013. It's really that simple. Fantasy Faire is not a ride, Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster opens in 2014, and the Little Mermaid opens in November.

                            I've seen much better lists from the LA Times........they really put no effort into this at all.

                            My Top 5 would be:

                            1. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin - SeaWorld
                            2. Gate Keeper - Cedar Point
                            3. Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City
                            4. Full Throttle - Magic Mountain
                            5. River Rush - Dollywood

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                            • #15
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                              How fun to see the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on the list! I'll be moving up there in several weeks.

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                                My top 5:

                                1. Outlaw Run

                                2. Iron Rattler

                                3. Full Throttle

                                4. Gold Striker

                                5. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.
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                                  Originally posted by Meville View Post
                                  That winged coaster looks AMAZING!
                                  It's super cool that friends can situate themselves on opposite sides of these humongous wigs travel togther yet elevate side-to-side in opposite directions
                                  when the track causes the wings to tilt sideways to the left or right. The one from Dollywood that is featured is ne of the most popular rides in hat park,


                                  Originally posted by CAspace View Post
                                  LA times is pretty funny. Was the LAtimes headline the most anticipated theme park RIDES?
                                  If so, they are pretty confused on what constitutes a "RIDE" vs. a Character meet and greet area or Animal display
                                  Verbatim, the LA Times headline is "Most Anticipated New U.S. Theme Park Rides For 2013. You can check the list out (including picture (some the same as mine, but most different) at the following link:

                                  Photos: Most anticipated new U.S. theme park rides for 2013 - latimes.com


                                  Originally posted by PinBrian View Post
                                  Cannot believe that 'Iron Rattler' did not even make this list.
                                  you're the second that mentioned a preference for Iron Rattler in this thread. It seemsas though it may have been a more accurate chice that some of the other rides, and especially more appropriate than a theater show/princess meet n greet.

                                  Originally posted by mainejeff View Post
                                  Disney should not be on this list because they aren't opening any RIDES in 2013. It's really that simple. Fantasy Faire is not a ride, Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster opens in 2014, and the Little Mermaid opens in November.

                                  I've seen much better lists from the LA Times........they really put no effort into this at all.

                                  My Top 5 would be:

                                  1. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin - SeaWorld
                                  2. Gate Keeper - Cedar Point
                                  3. Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City
                                  4. Full Throttle - Magic Mountain
                                  5. River Rush - Dollywood
                                  It's possible that the opening dates could have been moved to 20133. things are always being shifted about in theme parks. The inclusion of Disneyland's show theater/princess meet n greet is a sloppy raw deal for ride aficianados/enthusuiasts, though a great freebee for Disney.

                                  I like your list of 5 favorites. I would place SeaWorld's Antartica: Empire of the Penguin on top too, and Outlaw Run number three due to it's amazing advertized theming for such a relatively small park. what an investment! I'd put the seven-Dwarves mine tran third, though, and River Rush number four or five. Gate Keeper and Full Throttle look a a thrill a second!


                                  Originally posted by gatheringrosebuds View Post
                                  How fun to see the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on the list! I'll be moving up there in several weeks.
                                  Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is in my area, and, like you, I'm beamingwith prided and a giddy smile that it made the list. Hope you enjoy your new home town, once you move there. Everything about the Santa Cruz atmospher is magical, from the mountains to the mountain cliffs, to the beach below, to the cit itself.

                                  Originally posted by Ryan120420 View Post
                                  My top 5:

                                  1. Outlaw Run

                                  2. Iron Rattler

                                  3. Full Throttle

                                  4. Gold Striker

                                  5. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin.
                                  Again, I agree that Outlaw Run deserves a top spot in terms of the physical thrill and the amazing theming. The relatively small/not-so-well known park is to be credited also for it's gutsy high dollar risky investment. That's how parks grow and compete. Rattler, Throttle Striker and Antartica sounds like a great follow-up line-up. You appar to have a soft place in your heart for little penguins like i do, Ryan. That ride appears etremely innovative, based on the concept art.
                                  Last edited by Ride Warrior; 09-02-2012, 11:22 AM.
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                                    For those wondering why Fantasy Faire is on the list, just head over to the article in question. The link has been posted a few posts above me.

                                    The first sentence of the article clarifies that the list is of attractions, not just rides. They obviously use "rides" in the headline because most casual readers don't know what an attraction is. So yeah, I'm pretty sure Fantasy Faire is a much more highly anticipated attraction than most of the other stuff on the list. Small stage shows and a proper, highly themed princess meet and greet? That's easily the most anticipated attraction for anyone in a certain demographic.

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                                      11) Steel Pier - Funtime Star Flyer: dubbed the tallest swing tower in the world (at 385-feet in height).
                                      Six Flags Over Texas' Texas Star Flyer will be the largest at 400 feet, but somehow didn't make the list.

                                      10) Dollywood - RiverRush water coaster "will carry riders in a toboggan up a 275-foot-tall conveyor belt before plunging them down a 25-oot drop at 45-degree angle."
                                      There is not a single water slide on the planet that is 275 feet tall.

                                      9) Silver Dollar City - Outlaw Run wooden coaster coming to Missouri theme park built by Rocky Mountain Coaster.
                                      It's Rocky Mountain Construction Company.

                                      8) California's Great America .... along with "a high-speed station fly-by and a series of zero-G comebacks and bunny hops.
                                      Well that's one of the worst "comebacks" I've heard in a while. Seriously, there is not a single coaster on the planet with an element called the comeback.

                                      6) Morey's Piers - wooden roller coasrter. Yet another wooden coaster manufactured by Great Coasters International. This $1 million ride will "span two piers and dive under the boardwalk at the seaside park. The park is debating between naming it one of two names: Wildeoody or Boardwalk Flyer.
                                      Another beauty. First, this coaster has been delayed until 2014. Second, the fact that the author lists the ride as costing $1 million shows how completely ignorant they are.

                                      The rest of the list is still garbage. Little Mermaid, Dueling Dumbos, and Beauty and the Beast open this year in December, while the Seven Dwarf's Mine Coaster will not open until 2014. Full Throttle made it high on the list while Iron Rattler didn't. There is no mention of Alton Towers' Secret Weapon 7. Fantasy Faire, a glorified meet n greet beat out Outlaw Run, Gatekeeper, Iron Rattler, etc.

                                      Overall, this is one of the worst LA Times articles I've ever seen with the author showing complete incompetency in writing a credible theme park article.

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                                        Originally posted by wave789 View Post
                                        So yeah, I'm pretty sure Fantasy Faire is a much more highly anticipated attraction than most of the other stuff on the list.
                                        I'm pretty sure that it's not........but we are all entitled to our opinions.

                                        Originally posted by wave789 View Post
                                        Small stage shows and a proper, highly themed princess meet and greet? That's easily the most anticipated attraction for anyone in a certain demographic.
                                        But probably not the demographic that is reading the Most Anticpated Rides of 2013 list in the LA Times........

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