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Wicksteed Park - Kettering

Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:20 am

Went to the park yesterday and have taken guite a few pics of the new logflume construction - here are some to start with il post some more later.

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Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:26 am

That'll be a good addition to the park, Do you know what manufacturer is making it?
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Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:44 pm

Havn't been to Wicksteed Park since i was a wee lad. Should be a nice addition to the park thats really come along it the past few years.
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:22 pm

I go there quite a lot due to me being my local park
so its quite exicitng to be getting a new ride.
where abouts is it being put?
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Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:46 pm

Looks like a really large water channel?
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:37 pm

By what i could see it was going in between the go kart track and where the flying chairs and paratrooper, though im not sure what is going to happen with those 2 rides as they are still on site as can be seen in some of the pictures.


Yes the water channels are quite big i have a photo of me standing next to 2 channels on top of each other and im 6ft so they are about 3ft high each and they are wide as well 2 people could probably sit side to side.
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Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:19 pm

I'm wondering whether it might not be a log flume?
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:48 am

There was a planning application in December 2004 for a Log Flume which was approved. One of the planning stipulations was that it had to be constructed within 5 years and that tree/bush planting had to be done prior to the ride being constructed.... Maybe the reason for the delay?

Details here.
http://www.kettering.gov.uk/planx_downloads/03_KE.04.0090.doc

Key parts of document are

5. OFFICERS REPORT

Description

A new ride, a Log Flume, is proposed to the west of the small boating lake at Wicksteed Park. It is set within grassland, at one of the lowest points within the complex; a natural dip in the park.

The ride is a steel frame rising to 11.5 metres, with a length of about 77 metres following an irregular track. The track meanders through banked earth and rock structures. Riders, sitting in boats with the appearance of logs, drop into a water-filled splash area. Riders will access the ride through a wooden cabin. Details of this cabin and a smaller control cabin remain to be submitted.
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:49 am

"Johno" wrote:
I'm wondering whether it might not be a log flume?


It is definatly a logflume members of staff at the park that confirmed that it was a logflume being built there.
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:40 am

"G-Force""][quote=""Johno" wrote:
I'm wondering whether it might not be a log flume?


It is definatly a logflume members of staff at the park that confirmed that it was a logflume being built there.[/quote]

What I am saying is that it may not be a log flume as in 4 riders in a log behind one another. The channel is very very wide for a log flume ride.
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:21 pm

Looks more suited to something similar to Stormforce 10 with a 2 x 4 seating arrangment,
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Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:17 pm

Its pretty much a kids flume with only 1 drop.

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Ellie

Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:09 pm

i have been to wicksteed sooo much lol. looove it. but yeah. i noticed thats there was going to be a new ride by the front page of the ET http://www.northantset.co.uk/news/Wicks ... 3833508.jp
theres the news article.
Me and Cod where there on Sunday (didnt see youu) :lol: but yeah we saw how well it was coming along, and we went the weekend before and it has come along since then.


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Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:07 am

Here's some more photos from yesterday:
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got lots more pictures to post later.

Looks like they are trying hard with themeing on this one and the logs are now on site in a building behing the go kart track
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Ellie

Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:18 pm

i know that they are theming the rides but i have been going wicksteed since i was like 2 LOL. and i mean this is the first ride they are trying to theme proberly. which is really nice to see and they have been saying that they wanted to build a log flume fora few years now. :):)

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Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:21 pm

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Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:10 pm

Looking good, although it's not very big. Hopefully some themeing will be added around the actual drop to cover the supports. Look's like it could be ready soon too. :D
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Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:34 pm

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The ride is developing very well with lots of themeing and a waterfall going on above the waterfall.
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Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:47 pm

I love how American enthusiasts wouldn't bat an eyelid if a ride this small opened there but we have so few new rides each year this becomes a major talking point :P
 
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Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:54 am

I have just interviewed the MD of Wicksteed on my radio show and he said there a couple of suprises on this ride that you will only find by riding it??
It opens Saturday :)

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