Gator, I'm just shocked it took till nearly the bottom of the first page before it was mentioned at all. :)
thrillerman, I agree about Cyclone. Except in my case it was like "What a nasty contraption. Wait let me find three more people so I can ride again." I was more worried the side of the car was going to fall off and take me with it (still belted in though).
I don't think the story w/WG is so much that there is no business as they can't find anyone interested in taking over the place.
Yeah, if someone wanted to operate the park, I am pretty sure the business is there. I don't think the place was losing money, especially because they weren't spending money on things like paint, car padding, landscaping, etc.
The Cyclone... what an interesting ride... I'll leave it at that ;)
I thought that park closed years ago. But I might be thinking something else. I want to say the wood coaster was called the Texas Tornado or something along those (unexpected for a coaster in the U.K.) lines.
When I visited SoCal in late August, I called Pharaoh's for operating hours. After talking with them for a few minutes, they did mention they were under new ownership so no surprises there. They also said that the coasters weren't in operation, so I had to ask why. Apparently after numerous complaints, they'd decided to replace the coasters with new ones for '07. Maybe that's no longer the case now. Does anyone have a link to an actual news article or is this just hearsay about the closure?
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I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!