and White Water Bay
Owned by EPR Properties
Managed by Premier Parks, LLC
Park News - (11/24/16) How many readers out there remember the Arrow Launched Loop shuttle coaster? Only a handful were ever made and I believe only three are still running today (Elitch Gardens, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Frontier City). To ensure the continued operation of the Diamond Back at Frontier City, IRM has announced the sale of the 1977 original model coaster from the closed Fun Spot park in Indiana to Frontier City.
As part of the deal finalized at IAAPA this year, the former Afterburn coaster (which was first named Dare Devil when it was first built at Circus World in Florida) will see its Arrow Mark 1 train, launch mechanisms, station roof, canopy and other systems installed onto the Diamond Back coaster at Frontier City, along with an updated control system to extend the life of this classic coaster.
Other items from Afterburner, including the ride's signage, and other sections of the coaster will be removed and shipped to the National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives in Plainview, Texas.
2017 - Gully Washer - (6/19/17) Thanks to a local reader who sent in some pictures of the new Gully Washer slides at Frontier City. They tell us that the slides appear complete and even had water running, though the site still needs to have the concrete pathways poured for the entrance and exit before they can open to guests. At this rate, if they can get the pathways poured in the next day or two, I'd bet they might be able to open it by next weekend if all goes well.
(2/20/17) A brief report sent in from a reader who took an off-season tour of Frontier City given to the Central Plains Coaster Club, shows off the location of the new Gullywasher slides on an overhead image of the park.
They also mentioned that the Wildcat train was sent off for an off-season rehab at PTC and will return with a new color this season. From the photos posted to the PTC Facebook page, the trains will be a deep royal blue color. A lot of infrastructure rehabs are also taking place, including a lot of work in the Best of the West Cafe which is getting all booth seating now. Work was also spotted inside Pete's Pizzeria and Two Johns Scaloon.
(1/27/17) Frontier City has announced that they will open a new "thrill slide complex" in 2017 called the Gully Washer. The Gully Washer consists of 3 enclosed body slides that will make it the first new addition to Wild West Water Works since it opened in 2012.
(1/25/17) While I don't know much about what Frontier City has planned for 2017, I've been told that the park mentioned that a big announcement of some kind is expected to be made sometime next week.