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This is the first of three Evermore videos coming from smorkpoder over the next month.

Please share this video anywhere that it would make sense to do so.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6GkJ-nOFzU
Thanks for sharing that Luke. It looks like it really adds to the park.
(01-20-2020, 11:15 PM)crooks.mark Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks for sharing that Luke. It looks like it really adds to the park.

I agree. I've been to Evermore twice its a cool place and I think the train adds to it. I'd love to see a GG woodie here though, would fit nicely.
I approve of the humor!
Wow, just wow! I am seriously speechless! What a hot mess! So, let's get this straight. Evermore promised a "revolutionary" theme park concept that was more theater than rides, pillaged Europe and trafficked in Antiquities (Buildings and Statues) to build their park (which is morally reprehensible in of its self), and then went out and "bought" an off the shelf 1860s steam outline "American" styled train with trailer lights mounted on the side of the coaches, and the cherry on top is a "Jungle Cruise" type spiel? Someone should also probably inform them that the "talking bridge" is nothing to joke about, as that is the track being out of gauge and squeezing the flanges.


Now come the questions. Who maintains this ride? 1099 Maintenance Technicians? Is it a concession? Who are you going to sue for neglegance when this train derails and injures someone? Did they even inquire about a train that would be European in design/theme? Did they contact any one of a number of manufacturers with experience in the design and manufacture of European Styled Trains? Metallbau-Emmeln GmbH? Severn-Lamb, LTD? The fine company that build these fantastic looking locomotives and coaches for Nigloland in France and a couple other parks? https://www.nigloland.com/attractions-et...n/le-train

Actually, I can easily find out about Severn-Lamb, LTD.



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(01-21-2020, 07:54 PM)linearinduction Wrote: [ -> ]Wow, just wow! I am seriously speechless! What a hot mess! So, let's get this straight. Evermore promised a "revolutionary" theme park concept that was more theater than rides, pillaged Europe and trafficked in Antiquities (Buildings and Statues) to build their park (which is morally reprehensible in of its self), and then went out and "bought" an off the shelf 1860s steam outline "American" styled train with trailer lights mounted on the side of the coaches, and the cherry on top is a "Jungle Cruise" type spiel? Someone should also probably inform them that the "talking bridge" is nothing to joke about, as that is the track being out of gauge and squeezing the flanges.


Now come the questions. Who maintains this ride? 1099 Maintenance Technicians? Is it a concession? Who are you going to sue for neglegance when this train derails and injures someone? Did they even inquire about a train that would be European in design/theme? Did they contact any one of a number of manufacturers with experience in the design and manufacture of European Styled Trains? Metallbau-Emmeln GmbH? Severn-Lamb, LTD? The fine company that build these fantastic looking locomotives and coaches for Nigloland in France and a couple other parks? https://www.nigloland.com/attractions-et...n/le-train

Actually, I can easily find out about Severn-Lamb, LTD.



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I dunno... all of these things that your bringing up seems like they should be left for Future Evermore park to deal with!
We are dealing with the Present Evermore park and the present us are demanding more excitement!
LOL
Honestly though do you think anyone except and expert or an enthusiast will really pay attention?
(01-21-2020, 08:10 PM)DeLorean Wrote: [ -> ]I dunno... all of these things that your bringing up seems like they should be left for Future Evermore park to deal with!
We are dealing with the Present Evermore park and the present us are demanding more excitement!
LOL
Honestly though do you think anyone except and expert or an enthusiast will really pay attention?

I believe linearinduction operates the Wild Kingdom Train at Lagoon and has a history of indignant hostility towards all things Evermore. There is likely a level of validity to the things he says about train rides, but I've come to expect him to frame things as negatively as possible whenever it comes to Evermore. I met one of the guys who maintains and operates the train, he's an older guy who's been working with heavy machinery his whole life. He's been employed by Evermore since day one. He's also involved in looking after the park's large animals. Maybe if linearinduction wasn't so instinctively negative about Evermore he'd find that there's somebody at that park who has things in common with him and might even make a good friend.

I thought the ride was great.
(01-21-2020, 08:10 PM)DeLorean Wrote: [ -> ]I dunno... all of these things that your bringing up seems like they should be left for Future Evermore park to deal with!
We are dealing with the Present Evermore park and the present us are demanding more excitement!
LOL
Honestly though do you think anyone except and expert or an enthusiast will really pay attention?
I find it very telling that you find humor in the fact that I raised a legitimate safety concern that could potentially lead to serious injury and/or death regarding this particular attraction. You might want to ask Marcelo Torres how he feels about unusual and abnormal sounds on rides.

From the very beginning, and up to the present, Evermore Park has billed it's self as "revolutionary," "immersive," "story driven," "authentic," and as an "English Garden divided into sections of English, Victorian, Celtic, and Fantasy." This ride is none of those things, except for it's represented styling, which isn't remotely accurate. The fact you can see the office buildings from the berm and train ride is also very telling of the direction this park is heading. I would hope people would care.

(01-20-2020, 11:47 PM)UtahCoasterEnth Wrote: [ -> ]I agree. I've been to Evermore twice its a cool place and I think the train adds to it. I'd love to see a GG woodie here though, would fit nicely.
Ian, you say you want to see a Woodie at this park. I have to ask, on what property would you place it, who would own said property, and who would own, operate, and maintain it?



(01-21-2020, 08:31 PM)jetstar2 Wrote: [ -> ]I believe linearinduction operates the Wild Kingdom Train at Lagoon and has a history of indignant hostility towards all things Evermore. There is likely a level of validity to the things he says about train rides, but I've come to expect him to frame things as negatively as possible whenever it comes to Evermore. I met one of the guys who maintains and operates the train, he's an older guy who's been working with heavy machinery his whole life. He's been employed by Evermore since day one. He's also involved in looking after the park's large animals. Maybe if linearinduction wasn't so instinctively negative about Evermore he'd find that there's somebody at that park who has things in common with him and might even make a good friend.

I thought the ride was great.
Yes, I've been critical of this park since it's inception/announcement, and they haven't disappointed me since! lol I would hope others would find the pillaging of antiquities from Europe as Morally Reprehensible as I do. Is this Gentleman a 1099 as well? lol What you are telling me is there is an obvious safety issue that is going unnoticed by someone who should know as easily as I do what the problem is? I get that you don't think Lagoon is that great, but once you work outside of Lagoon, and see the influence on the Amusement Industry as a whole it has, it changes your perspective on many things. Don't forget, Robert E. Freed was in the very first group inducted into the IAAPA Hall of Fame next to Walt Disney and other industry greats and pioneers.


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(01-21-2020, 09:17 PM)linearinduction Wrote: [ -> ]I find it very telling that you find humor in the fact that I raised a legitimate safety concern that could potentially lead to serious injury and/or death regarding this particular attraction. You might want to ask Marcelo Torres how he feels about unusual and abnormal sounds on rides.

From the very beginning, and up to the present, Evermore Park has billed it's self as "revolutionary," "immersive," "story driven," "authentic," and as an "English Garden divided into sections of English, Victorian, Celtic, and Fantasy." This ride is none of those things, except for it's represented styling, which isn't remotely accurate. The fact you can see the office buildings from the berm and train ride is also very telling of the direction this park is heading. I would hope people would care.

Ian, you say you want to see a Woodie at this park. I have to ask, on what property would you place it, who would own said property, and who would own, operate, and maintain it?



Yes, I've been critical of this park since it's inception/announcement, and they haven't disappointed me since! lol I would hope others would find the pillaging of antiquities from Europe as Morally Reprehensible as I do. Is this Gentleman a 1099 as well? lol What you are telling me is there is an obvious safety issue that is going unnoticed by someone who should know as easily as I do what the problem is? I get that you don't think Lagoon is that great, but once you work outside of Lagoon, and see the influence on the Amusement Industry as a whole it has, it changes your perspective on many things. Don't forget, Robert E. Freed was in the very first group inducted into the IAAPA Hall of Fame next to Walt Disney and other industry greats and pioneers.


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Your right Sid..  i always get asked if i know the freeds when im working at other park's. People only have good things to say about Lagoon that work in the industry.
(01-21-2020, 10:04 PM)CPrider Wrote: [ -> ]Your right Sid..  i always get asked if i know the freeds when im working at other park's. People only have good things to say about Lagoon that work in the industry.
People don't believe that myself and the other 3 who worked at Cedar Point in 2001 were asked, on our very first shift, what it was like working for Lagoon, Dave, and with others in Lagoon's Senior Management, by Dick Kinzel (President and CEO of Cedar Fair, L.P.), Daniel Keller (Vice President and General Manager of Cedar Point), Bill Spehn (Director of Park Operations), and Peggy Bertsch (Park Operations Director of Training and Development). Of course, whether people believe me or not doesn't really matter to me.

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