You're right, coasterguts.. I had the wrong coaster in mind. It was the standup that was in pieces at SFDL, not UT. I do remember seeing Ultra Twister @ SFA the 2 times I went this year. I shouldn't try making lists late at night after being up for almost 36 hours with no sleep. :)
My rolls... :( I love this ride and I am thankful it is not being scrapped. I'm glad I got to ride Robin and Batman (this summer) in the lap-bar only, barrel-roll glory. Here's hoping for a good modification.
Our wonderful friends at Screamscape (oh how we hate thine name) - are now reporting from their (ahem) "sources" that Chiller's zero-g rolls will be taken out completely and replaced with a piece of straight track to connect up to the spikes for the return trip.
YAWN! I mean the zero-g rolls add that element of shock and surprise...now it would just be a straight drop down, no fancy funkified things? Jeez....
Then again, can you truly 100% trust Screamscape?
Has anyone tried to call the park to ask about this?
Personally, from when I rode them...they're not painful at all. I enjoyed the hell out of them. Sure, the ride overall is a bit bumpy, but I don't see how eliminating the rolls would help...unless it was a train problem, but I don't even recall the exact reasons why it shut down for that extended period this year...