2002 dark year for the rainbow ride

Tuesday, February 18, 2003 7:36 AM
It appears that 2002 was the end of the rainbow type ride at many parks, La Ronde, Holiday World, Hershey, Knotts and Knoebels to name a few.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 7:50 AM
Yeah & 2002/2003 seems to mark the end for the enterprise as well.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 8:17 AM
It's too bad, Hersheys and HW's were my favorites. Im surpised SFWOA still has theirs, and Im more surprised they re-themed it into a 1950's car ride.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 8:32 AM
Anyone suspect that mentally challenged guest getting ejected from a Rainbow has anything to do with many park's decisions?
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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 8:55 AM
FP, ordinarily I might agree, and it probably IS a contributing factor to some degree, but I *think* the majority of the "de-installs" have more to do with age and rising maintenance costs/downtime...
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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 9:00 AM
I think the rainbow at The Great Escape has also been removed or closed.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 9:11 AM
The Conestoga at Hershey is a Rainbow ride, right? (Just making sure, I'm not to literate with flat rides ;) )

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 9:17 AM
Carowinds is the exception to the rule this year, as theirs (falling star, but same thing right?) is getting cleaned up and themed for the new Nick area :)

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 11:18 AM
...Hershey's was more like a 1001 Nauht (SP?) theone Down Wildwood N.J. was also removed last year.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 11:20 AM
:( Conestoga had the best floating and ejector air on a flat ride on the East Coast. I'm gonna go make protest signs now...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 12:17 PM
I know KBF's was removed due to structural problems including having the sprockets that rotate the vehicle being worn to nubs.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 12:26 PM
Indiana Beach still has a very good one.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 12:28 PM
I think SFWOA's looks great! I love the new theme of it! I've never even been to SFWOA, but I've seen pictures of it. SFSTL still has theirs (hopefully), The Rush Street Flyer, which is themed as a trolley car. These types of rides can really turn your stomach! I hate to see them go! Maybe someone will make an "updated" version of them?

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 12:28 PM

Eurpo-mir said:
I think the rainbow at The Great Escape has also been removed or closed.

Great Escape is ordering parts to get it fixed. If this fails, then it's out.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 12:57 PM
Actually from what I've heard Knoebels 1001 Naught is just going out to be refurbished and should be back for 2003. I just hope that's right, or I'll be Rainbowless. The parks I visit regularly are Hershey, Knoebels, CP, and Dorney. So if both Hershey and Knoebels lose their Rainbows I'm screwed. And yes, I know Dorney has a Zamperla Joker, but if you've been on it you know how slow and short the cycle is.
*** This post was edited by scraperguy99 2/18/2003 5:58:36 PM ***
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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 12:57 PM
Don't forget Trailblazer at Six Flags Great America, one of the best themed Rainbow rides I've seen.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 2:21 PM
Conestoga lived two lives, as a regular Rainbow and then with the western theme. I would estimate the ride was at least 20 years old, since I rode the Rainbow in 1984 on my grade school class trip.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 4:09 PM
Yeah i must say that it seems that the Rainbow is going to be the next zipper and we will not see them anymore:( I wish parks would either keep the up or consider gettting a new version or something. I think the themeing on these rides are unique and are a great ride that give a thrilling ride that is enjoyable for the whole family.

Wood Fan

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 9:17 PM
BFSFA, I wouldn't count on the Enterprise following the Rainbow trend. There are too many parks that still have them. Remember, Sky Escaper at SFA was an imposter of an Enterprise.
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I-Fan dreading the big melt from the President's Day Storm II
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Thursday, February 20, 2003 4:14 AM
Aren't we talking about different things? There's a Rainbow and a Falling Star, then there is a magic carpet.

I.E.:
- Banshee at HW - Falling Star
- Conestoga at HP - Flying Carpet
- SFKK - Rainbow

Never-the-less, SFKK is keeping there's, but they had a heck of a time getting it running last year. Apparently the mechanics or hydraulics (or something or other) easily wear out. It sat in pieces for a month or so at the start of 2002. But the park repaired it and as far as I know is staying put.

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