Quassy Amusement Park completes work on Frantic

The construction on Quassy Amusement Park’s newest ride, Frantic, is now complete.

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Today, we were at Quassy Amusement Park for a sort of media day event. The installation for Frantic is now complete. Even though it’s a small ride, it’s still pretty cool to see park’s newest ride completed before winter officially starts.

Before we get to the pictures of Frantic, we’re going to give you a little off-season update of the park.

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Rides are packed up for the winter.

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Here are some shots of Wooden Warrior in the snow!

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Also new at Quassy in 2015 will be some kiddie bumper cars called Collidoscope. Here are some pictures of the work going on for Collidoscope:

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Quassy is also adding an additional train station next year. Here are the blueprints for it.

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The train station is starting to go up.

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Now for what you came for!

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Frantic was manufactured by VISA International out of Italy.

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The concrete pad was poured a few months ago. Once all the parts for Frantic were on site, it took them a week to install.

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The carriage seats eight people. They’re secured with over the shoulder restraints.

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A shot of Frantic with the new train station in the background.

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The colors are really vibrant. The ride is also decked out in a ton of LED lights, so it will look spectacular at night!

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This is the ride operator’s booth.

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Here are all the controls for the ride. Why are they exposed like this? Well, you’ll see in the next picture.

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Yup. Frantic is already operational!

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The coolest part of this event was being able to watch the ride run. The ride operator will be able to change the cycle based on a number of factors. There are three modes: 80, 120, and 360 degrees. So if a bunch of kids want to ride, the ride op can run a less intense cycle that doesn’t invert. If it’s a bunch of teens, the cycle can be the most thrilling one. The length is also customizable too. We watched them run a three minute cycle. I was told, however, that they will change the cycle time to more like 1:30 once it opens.

Eric Anderson, the park president showed us a video of him and other employees riding Frantic last night with the LED lighting on. The lighting on it looks great! I can’t wait to see the lights on it in person.

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Video:

We cannot wait to ride Frantic at Quassy! The ride opens on April 28.

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  • Zachary

    awsome can’t wait and when is the video coming out. Plus they are upgrading the train station