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The World Premiere of The Legacy of Arrow Development

Posted By Kristopher M. Rowberry, Monday, January 25, 2016

 

The World Premiere of The Legacy of Arrow Development - January 23, 2016


 

What just happened? Did we just pull off a complete film premiere – or was it all a dream?

On Saturday, January 23rd, American Coaster Enthusiasts held their first-ever film premiere, debuting The Legacy of Arrow Development history documentary.

ACE members, friends and family, local dignitaries and even former Arrow employees were all friends and families were all in attendance, packing the historic Montgomery Theater in downtown San Jose, CA. Over 338 people were recorded in attendance!

The evening was hosted by NBC Bay Area’s Garvin Thomas, who first ran a story about the “Lost Parks” team and their Santa's Village episode back in late 2013, which can be seen here: NBC Bay Area Story 

The premiere was presented by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, which spoke before the film about why local history is important – and how proud they were to be a part of such a special evening.

From pieces of old Arrow attractions, to an entire ride vehicle donated by California’s Great America, to a surprise appearance by Danny the Dragon from Happy Hollow Park and Zoo – it was a surreal night, that was thankfully captured in these photos on our Facebook page - FULL ALBUM

After the film concluded, all of the former Arrow employees in attendance gathered into the lobby, for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.

Overall, it was a very successful evening of fun, history and also promoting all the great work that ACE does

A single blog post is not enough to encapsulate the entire evening – but we hope to see you at our next special screening – January 30th at Six Flags Magic Mountain – for the Southern California premiere of The Legacy of Arrow Development. Ride on! 

- The Crew at The Legacy of Arrow Development

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Legacy of Arrow SoCal Premiere at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Posted By Nicholas Laschkewitsch, Monday, January 25, 2016

   

On Saturday, January 30th, come to Six Flags Magic Mountain to attend the Southern California premiere of The Legacy of Arrow Development. This very special documentary tells the history of the modern roller coaster, and more importantly, the company that started it all. The screening will be at 4:00 pm in the Gearworks Theater.

Six Flags Magic Mountain has a very unique history with Arrow Development, so it stands to reason that part of the story takes place here. The Legacy of Arrow Development not only contains footage of some of the classic Arrow rides located at Six Flags Magic Mountain, but there are also interviews of people in the industry that were filmed here as well, like Eric Boardman:

Here are some important notes about the event:

  1. You must already be in the park to see it. Season pass holders can attend for free.
  2. Discount admission tickets to the park are available now at: 
    https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/store/tickets?promo_code=ACE
  3. If you’re an ACE member, bring your ACE card and you’ll get priority seating. (you DO NOT need to be an ACE member to attend).

See you there!

- The Crew from The Legacy of Arrow Development

 

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Filming Arrow History at Silverwood in Idaho

Posted By Kristopher M. Rowberry, Thursday, July 9, 2015

 

Filming Arrow History at Silverwood in Idaho - June 30th, 2015



After the incredible hospitality that was shown to us at Lagoon Park in Utah (and for that matter, at every park we visited in the past three weeks) we figured that would be it.

Boy, were we wrong.

First off, what a surprise we were in for upon entering Silverwood. This park is stunningly beautiful, clean and oozes quality (If quality can ooze).

The reason we were here – ironically at the end of our journey – was for the start of Arrow’s foray into inversions, with the venerable and famous Corkscrew.

After meeting our contact Mark at the park, we made it inside and began setting up for POV and b-roll footage of the ride.

How refreshing to find a park that not only knows the history behind their rides, but embraces that history. To think, this ride once stood in Mountain View, CA, only to be purchased by the Knott family, and now lives it’s life out here in Idaho.

Only in America.

There’s no mincing words – the ride is old. It FEELS old. It rattles more than other corkscrews (it was the first after all) but the park it lives in now is committed to keeping the ride around for many years to come (as you’ll find out in the documentary).

We also learned that on this trip, when people invite you to do things in parks, you never say no. In this case, the park gave us the opportunity to walk the log flume lift hill and get this shot.



Why is it significant? Because we also have this shot of the ride when it was in Mountain View.

Yeah. Mind blown.

What a perfect way to end the biggest chunk of filming for our documentary. It truly has gone FULL CIRCLE. Or maybe tubular steel, to be more appropriate…

  

(Photo: Robert Ingle)

  

(Photo: Robert Ingle)


(Photo: Robert Ingle)

- Kris Rowberry

 Be sure to continue with us on the journey, as we aim to tell the story of an industry legend. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter or search "#LegacyOfArrow" on your favorite social media network!

 

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