Ameri-go-round removal

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 1:41 AM

what is the deal with this? this is a staple ride for the park, it is a classic, and has been their since it was a marriott park. is this true?

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 8:35 AM
It is already crated up in the employee parking lot. I heard Six Flags was offered 1.5 million for it but thought it was worth more.
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 8:57 AM
If there are any Six Flags parks (or properties) out there that dont have a carousel yet, this would make for a wonderful addition. I just personally hope that they dont add any more games instead of a ride in it's place. We already have more than enough games in the park.
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 10:26 AM
This is the Dentzel machine from Fountaine Ferry Park. I seriously doubt that any of the original figures remain on it. KECO removed and sold theirs (a PTC machine)from the Santa Clara park a couple of years ago. It's now in Seattle. As far as carousels in Six Flags parks go, it seems to be left up to on site management. Some are immaculately maintained, others are not. *** Edited 12/31/2003 3:27:19 PM UTC by Dutchman***
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 11:25 AM
this is the staple of the entrance when you enter the park. Why would they remove this classic ride?
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 11:28 AM
This isnt the double decker at the front of the park, this one was right by Iron Wolf. The park essentially had 3 carousel I can see why they got rid of it, but only if they add a good flat in its place.
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 12:04 PM
I think it was a good decision to move it becuase it was hardly ever open during the 2003 season. When it was, I didn't see many people riding it. They have Columbia in the front, and that's more popular just becuase it's in the front, and that's the first ride you see and many people, including me, ride first when they get there.

I just hope something good goes there. Alot of people are saying one of the "4 new flat rides" will go there. I'll just have to see come May 1st now won't I?

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 12:52 PM
LOL, slow down Turbo. ;)

Like mentioned, the classic up front is safe and it would be a mistake if removed and you would see a lot more people upset.


Wednesday, December 31, 2003 2:13 PM
Yes, A-Meri-Go-Round is gone already and it will be replaced with one of our flats for '04. which one? We don't know, lets wait til may to find out, no matter how hard that is. I think that if we do get a top spin, which i've heard a couple of times, it will probably go there.
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 2:23 PM
I dont think were gonna have to wait till May, considering that theres proably gonna be an announcement soon sometime ;)
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 2:41 PM
If this year is anything like last year, they will give us so many hints at no coaster con that you'd have to be a complete moron to not know what we are getting. *** Edited 12/31/2003 7:43:30 PM UTC by SFGAm Shock Wave***
Thursday, January 1, 2004 10:34 AM

Sorry about that, I always thought that was Ameri-go-round. remember the other one in the back barely, sorry about that :-)

Sunday, January 4, 2004 12:11 PM
Send it to us because our pitiful excuse for a carousel just plain stinks.
Sunday, January 4, 2004 2:06 PM
Does anyone know how much Great America actually thought this carousel was worth? I know the story about the $1.5 million, and they turned it down, and what not.

What park offered them the 1.5 million?

Sunday, January 4, 2004 4:09 PM
This is a three abreast Jester sheild Dentzel, very similar to the Glen Echo machine. I have a photo of it when the park was owned by Marriott. I haven't seen it lately, so I can not tell what kind of shape it was in. Late model Dentzels are highly desirable. However I would serioulsy question the $1.5 million price tag. That sounds like what Norton of Michigan would tell them. Which means that they they would be actually looking at closer to $750,000, maybe, depending upon condition and whether or not it still has the original figures.
Monday, January 5, 2004 1:32 PM
I wonder if this ride was really sold or if it's going to be placed in a Six Flags Park. Great Escape doesn't have a classic Carousel, only a Chance and Im not sure Who else doesn't have one. They shouls just hold on to it in storage for now.
Tuesday, January 6, 2004 10:52 PM
Thats a shame, cus when I was there in sept it was sitting dormet. Its a beautiful looking ride and I hope it finds a good home.
Wednesday, January 7, 2004 12:12 AM
SFMW could also use this carousel, the miniature one they have now looks like something you'd find out in front of Kmart!

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