Title: Kiddieland Magical Forest
Ben James Ben - July 1, 2009 09:11 PM (GMT)
I was told a rumor from a reliable source that Canobie Lake Park intends to renovate the kiddie land area, to make it a distinct section of the park. The new kiddie land would be given a "magical forest" theme with trees and moss. The area would be given a proper entrance in the shape of a castle. I originally thought that the floor was to be made out of that foam that playgrounds are covered with, but now I don't think that this is the case.
Now, this project might not happen (things can change, the project might be blocked by obstacles, Canobie could change their minds, etc.). However, as of this moment Canobie definitely has plans to do it.
mrceagle - July 1, 2009 09:45 PM (GMT)
The kiddie land needs to be redone no matter what. They might as well give it a theme and look. It would be something they could market. Though I wouldn't want all new kiddie rides. Having the older rides make it stand out from kiddie lands in other large pars int he area like SFNE and LC.
Thrillride93 - July 1, 2009 09:51 PM (GMT)
I cant wait to see what its going to look like
And I agree with mrceagle on keeping the old rides because they just got 2 new kiddie rides as well Maybe they could add one though like a kite flyer or rockintug
industrial kid - July 1, 2009 09:59 PM (GMT)
If this is true i like it alot. kiddie land really needs updates and alot of work. as for the old rides ehh out with the old in with the new if this happens.
mrceagle - July 3, 2009 01:51 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (industrial kid @ Jul 1 2009, 04:59 PM)|
| If this is true i like it alot. kiddie land really needs updates and alot of work. as for the old rides ehh out with the old in with the new if this happens. |
Why, The majority of new rides function just like the old ones but have more problems mechanically. Not to mention teh 2-3 million they woudl have to invest to buy all new kiddie rides.
industrial kid - July 3, 2009 03:12 AM (GMT)
They come cheap some of them. theres deals you can work out. i was just saying.
mrceagle - July 3, 2009 03:06 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (industrial kid @ Jul 2 2009, 10:12 PM)|
| They come cheap some of them. theres deals you can work out. i was just saying. |
Even with deal, which would require rides form one company(Ala Six flags), you are looking at a large investment. Thing is there are so many kiddie lands with those rids it woudl not stand out at all.
industrial kid - July 4, 2009 02:09 AM (GMT)
i dont see any parks with the same rides im talking about.
Boston09 - July 4, 2009 03:28 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Ben James Ben @ Jul 1 2009, 04:11 PM)|
| I was told a rumor from a reliable source that Canobie Lake Park intends to renovate the kiddie land area, to make it a distinct section of the park. The new kiddie land would be given a "magical forest" theme with trees and moss. |
They're well on their way as far as landscaping is concerned, the area around WaveBlaster and the new ride pads has been really built-up with boulders and lush plantings. If that spreads through-out KiddeLand it'll be really nice!
mrceagle - July 4, 2009 04:23 AM (GMT)
Boston I noticed that they were using a lot of rocks in the hill sides. looks goo no matter the theme.
Inustrial Kid - What rides do you want to see. you looking at at least a dozen new rides to replace all the old ones. please give a list of new rides that aren't like rides they already have.
One of the only ones I can even think of is a kiddie tea cup ride. but they don't really need A kiddie one they need an a full scale family one.
pubman - November 17, 2013 12:24 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Ben James Ben @ Jul 1 2009, 04:11 PM)|
| The new kiddie land would be given a "magical forest" theme with trees and moss. The area would be given a proper entrance in the shape of a castle. I originally thought that the floor was to be made out of that foam that playgrounds are covered with, but now I don't think that this is the case. |
It appears that this project "sort of" took off. When I walk behind KL, heading toward International Food Plaza, I notice that there is a section with really nice stone work on the ground. I also notice that the park incorporated some cues from Big Bear Plaza into the area.
mrceagle - November 17, 2013 05:37 PM (GMT)
Canobie tends to do things like this a lot. They do a small project were they can work out the kinks. Then they work the themeing into a much bigger project. Wipe out/Castaway, Magic Forrest(kiddie land)/Untamed. TO a point the Front entrance has a similar theme to the new boathouse look.
Anyways, I'm a bit disappointed they did not rehab the rest of the kiddie land or at least a chunk of it.
I still wish They woudl move a few of the rides from the unthemed section to Kiddie land 2 and Build a new Restroom. The new one should not only have standard Restrooms but Family restrooms and a few Changing/nursing rooms for families. Now they need room for this so I would also remove the Pizzeria building to make room.
canobie#1 - November 17, 2013 05:58 PM (GMT)
Mrceagle, didn't you bring up the idea of equinox going to the pizza ria spot? Could it work there?
mrceagle - November 17, 2013 07:11 PM (GMT)
It would fit there, barely. Would need to figure out the Queue. But the way the ride is going ti will be gone in few years. If they build a new Restroom in the center of the park there will be no need for the 2 in Boston. They would leave room to add 1-2 attractions to Boston.
canobie#1 - November 17, 2013 07:34 PM (GMT)
Equinox ain't going anywhere. It has it's own army of fans lol
industrial kid - November 17, 2013 07:38 PM (GMT)
I am sorry but I am lost any pictures? :lol:
mrceagle - November 17, 2013 10:27 PM (GMT)
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Basically the area of kiddie land behind the stage got a forest makeover. wood ride platforms, walkways were converted to pressed concrete and rides got wood stations. only out of theme move was the addition of Quick rail.
pubman - November 18, 2013 12:33 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (mrceagle @ Nov 17 2013, 12:37 PM)|
| Now they need room for this so I would also remove the Pizzeria building to make room. |
I don't ever see this happening. It's a classic building. I've heard through the grapevine that it is a favorite among the owners.
mrceagle - November 18, 2013 03:38 PM (GMT)
There is a point were Nostalgia will get in the way. It's older but not that old and compared to the rest of the park it's out of place. Being a favorite among some one seems to be the excuse for Keeping Air Sea Rescue even though they have 2 other kiddie rides just like it.
Whenever they get get the casino relocated they have that back corner open. they could easily relocate the Subs there. and they really don't need 3 pizza places. Especially since Portifino's is a stones throw away.
industrial kid - November 19, 2013 07:12 PM (GMT)
I honestly think they Really need to well theme a kiddie area. :) I didn't know it was a magical theme.
mrceagle - November 19, 2013 09:57 PM (GMT)
It's more forest then Magic. The rethemd area looks much better the the original pavement and trees set up.