Amusement Park Antique Roadshow

Thursday, March 14, 2002 4:27 AM

I don't understand why most Parks have defunct rides in boneyards season after season ie: chairlift/cable car in CP's boneyard? Why do they have it ? What are they going to do with it? Who decides to dump ride in there?

It reminds me of the "Land Of Misfit Toys" or the "Good O Boy" who has the car on blocks in his yard.

What treasures does your home park have in their boneyard?

Thursday, March 14, 2002 5:46 AM
Most large businesses have some sort of "boneyard". We stick stuff there untill we decide what to do with it, and with natural human laziness we often put off doing anything with it for a long time. Of course in some cases we may be saving it for future use, but often as not it is just procrastination.
Thursday, March 14, 2002 10:09 AM
We've (SFWoA) got our old Traver Rocket Ship ride :(

Off with the trims!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!

Thursday, March 14, 2002 12:00 PM

Six Flags Over Georgia:

Highland Swings, Flying Dutchman, and the tower from the Great Six Flags Air Racers. A lot of the mechanics took the planes home for their kids to play on. How's that for cool?

Wait, we have Viper too! ;) Who knows what else is there that I don't know about.

*** This post was edited by MisterX on 3/14/2002. ***

Thursday, March 14, 2002 12:25 PM
Let's see...SFGAm has a Schwarzkopf shuttle loop coaster, Intamin Giant Triple Wheel, Rotor, 2 skyrides, Bayern Kurve, Himalaya, Trabant, ferris wheel, Intamin Freefall Tower (now at SFWOA), all the theming from Demon, and probably by now a Schwarzkopf speed racer.

Kings Island: Arrow suspended coaster prototype, Intamin Giant Double Wheel, Galaxi coaster, Bug, Rotor, TOGO stand-up coaster, Skyride, Flying Dutchman, slide, Round-Up, HUSS Skylab, Blue Streak (kiddie coaster), Intamin Flight Commander, Trabant, a giant Arrow flume, ferris wheel, Bayern Kurve, Witch's Cauldrons (spinning barrels), a bunch of fiberglass Indian figurines, and several dips from wooden coasters....(ok so a couple of these rides found homes, but still...)
Brad Sherman
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Thursday, March 14, 2002 7:43 PM
Thursday, March 14, 2002 8:16 PM
just think what we could do with the Junkyard Wars crews and a whole mess of these "defunct" rides...gentlemen, you have ten scrapheap hours remaining...

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