Everything from ride height signs to used microwaves from Six Flags AstroWorld will go up on the auction block starting Friday. In addition, several of the park's rides will also be available, including the shuttle loop Greezed Lightnin'.
Read more from The Houston Chronicle.
Was this decision made by the new management, or is the anger in the fact that they are doing nothing to change the decision?
Six Flags Darien Lake has not recieved a new coaster since 1999. Since that time, attendance has been declining on an average of 100,000 people per year. With a major marketing tool of a "new" coaster or two that has been relocated from Astroworld, would provide a phenominal boost in attendance because it would bring back local guests who have stopped attending the park as well as new guests who would stay another day or two at the hotel or campground.
Therefore, it would bring in much needed revenue to the park in both hotel/campground bookings as well as the additional guests spending the additional money on games, parking, up-charge rides, and food! Big Kahuna certainly isn't going to do that!
Bad, Six Flags, Bad...
Friday, January 6, 2006, 9:00 a.m. start
Landscaping, merchandising and food service equipment
Saturday, January 7, 2006, 9:00 a.m. start
Amusement rides including Greezed Lightnin’, XLR-8, Viper, Mayan Mindbender, Looping Starship, Barnstormer, Dentzel Carousel, water slides, soft play children’s attraction, and steam and land locomotives. All rides will have a reserve bid.
Sunday, January 8, 2006, 11:00 a.m. start
Memorabilia and collectables
Awww I was gonna bid $1 on XLR-8 just to be funny...
NO idea what I would do if I had won though... heh... :)
"Um, honey? I uh... I think I just bought a roller coaster"
"You mean that model toy you've been wanting right?"
"Uh, no.. I think this one is full size actually... "
What about the Serpent? Where did that ride go? Anyone know? I always liked that little ride.
from saturday 1-7-06
THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE RIDES AND PRICES THEY WERE SOLD FOR AT THIS MORNING'S AUCTION. Some of the rides did not meet the reserve
VIPER--$8000...did not meet reserve price
GREASED LIGHTNING $8000..did not meet reserve price.
XLR8--$7000..did not meet the reserve price.
MYAN MINDBENDER $9000...did not meet the reserve price.
LOOPING STARSHIP $17,000
SERPENT (TRACK ONLY) $4000
Bidders who won the auction, but did not meet the reserve price still have the option to buy the ride for the reserve price. If they choose not to buy the ride, it will be sold privately.
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