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... ------------------ Never go unarmed into a battle of wits...;) The secret to life is sincerity...once you can fake that, the rest is easy...
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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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 ***
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. ------------------ I-Fan asks "When will all this snow stop?" President's Day Storm II
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.
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. ------------------ I-Fan dreading the big melt from the President's Day Storm II
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.