Batman and Robin: The Chiller

Thursday, September 6, 2007 4:48 PM

OhioStater said:

All i am stating is they should wait to take down the rest of the chiller until they come up with a replacement. thats all that i am saying.

So, your argument is that a broken ride has a better "feel" to it than a space with no ride?

This is a long, long, long overdue removal.

The folks at Cedar Point...

*cough cough* Mean Streak *cough cough*

should take note.


What would you rather have sitting around in that section. A rollercoaster that does not work wich adds theming to the area or a big hole with a wooden fence around it?

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Thursday, September 6, 2007 6:56 PM
OhioStater's avatar Im not sure how an inoperative coaster adds theming.

It just makes people upset.

The thought "what a waste"...especially if you know the history of the hunk of junk...comes to mind.

Its been a train wreck...no pun intended...since day one. The sooner it disappears the better.

I would imagine, as well, that the park has an idea of how to occupy the space.

What it boils down to for me is this: a pile of dirt with a fence around it tells me "hey...theyre building something new!"....while a broken ride tells me..."poop!" *** Edited 9/6/2007 10:58:54 PM UTC by OhioStater***

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Thursday, September 6, 2007 9:09 PM
A ride that sits there and is closed will upset paying customers.

An empty plot of land won't have people clamoring to guest relations complaining that it's not open.

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Friday, September 7, 2007 4:47 PM
Here is what I dont get. THis board is always complaining how dirty great adventure is. Now you are saying you rather be looking at a big empty patch of nothing with a wooden fence around it.

Then next year when the park opens again all the complaints about how the park is dirty will start up again.

Remember the chilelr is still themed. it has the observatory, the batman and robin symbols on it, the factory with all the frost coming out of it. That adds some kind of theming to that area.

You take that out and all movietown has is batman the ride and movietown water effect.

Freefall was removed and tables put in its place and the stunt arena sits unused , so was the other show area across from chiller.

If they rip out chiller and put nothing in its place that would make movietown look worse then it already is.

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Friday, September 7, 2007 5:40 PM
I would rather see a ride in it's place, but the GP would be complaining that this particular ride is not open. Why have it standing at all if it's SBNO? They advertise they have ____ many coasters, but yet 2 aren't open. Blah, blah. Get rid of it, and move a flat they already have into that area. Move the Huss Top Spin there, or the Intamin Space Shuttle.
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Friday, September 7, 2007 5:52 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Here is what I dont get. THis board is always complaining how dirty great adventure is. Now you are saying you rather be looking at a big empty patch of nothing with a wooden fence around it.

That's what we're saying.

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Friday, September 7, 2007 5:55 PM

Mamoosh said:
Here is what I dont get. THis board is always complaining how dirty great adventure is. Now you are saying you rather be looking at a big empty patch of nothing with a wooden fence around it.

That's what we're saying.


Why would you then complain about how dirty the park is? A big wooden fence that is surrounding concrete and holes would look worse to anybody then a keeping the ride standing till they have a replacement for that area.

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Friday, September 7, 2007 6:59 PM
rollergator's avatar No, I think everyone else (both enthusiasts AND the regular GP types) agrees that looking at SBNO rides is worse than fences, which in themselves aren't as nice as grass and benches (or drink stands, bathrooms, landscaping, name your pick). The worst thing guests can look at is a ride they can't ride. It's what always made SFMM's Metro stations look so dismal. Ruins the environment. Like a strip mall that has empty stores.

Trust me, Moosh is FAR from the only person that feels that way. He's in the VAST majority...on that. :)

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Friday, September 7, 2007 8:09 PM

rollergator said:
No, I think everyone else (both enthusiasts AND the regular GP types) agrees that looking at SBNO rides is worse than fences, which in themselves aren't as nice as grass and benches (or drink stands, bathrooms, landscaping, name your pick). The worst thing guests can look at is a ride they can't ride. It's what always made SFMM's Metro stations look so dismal. Ruins the environment. Like a strip mall that has empty stores.

Trust me, Moosh is FAR from the only person that feels that way. He's in the VAST majority...on that.



Yes but if you take out the chiller then you are stuck with a huge empty space. Not a small empty space . Combine that with the the rest of movie town in really bad shape and that could look worse.

The only way i think they should take down the structure without replacing it would be to compeltely revamp that section . Without a rvamp of that section i think a fence would be worse.

I rather have a non working ride looking me in the face instead of a whole section of the park that looks like it was abandoned and left to rot.

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Friday, September 7, 2007 8:47 PM
Id rather look at a non operating ride then not have the ride in the park at all. It could bring up conversation for people "that ride looks scary *MAYBE* it will be open next time we come and actually encourage some to come again or it could piss people off because its closed and not make them return. IMO looking at THIS & THIS is ALOT better then looking at this: FENCE THE RIDE;)
S:ROS = <3
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Friday, September 7, 2007 9:30 PM

Spinout said:
I would rather see a ride in it's place, but the GP would be complaining that this particular ride is not open. Why have it standing at all if it's SBNO? They advertise they have ____ many coasters, but yet 2 aren't open. Blah, blah. Get rid of it, and move a flat they already have into that area. Move the Huss Top Spin there, or the Intamin Space Shuttle.

Or better yet, a flat from the boneyard like Joust A Bout, Jumpin Jack Flash or Timewarp.

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Saturday, September 8, 2007 8:53 AM
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majortom1981 said:
THis board is always complaining how dirty great adventure is. Now you are saying you rather be looking at a big empty patch of nothing with a wooden fence around it.

I can't wrap my head around this. What does a (potentially) open space have to do with the cleanliness of the park?

It's not like every inch of available space at SFGAdv is taken up by rides and attractions and this will be a single great big gaping hole. The ride's footprint isn't even that large, and the space could easily be obscured with a very minimal amount of landscaping/fencing and time investment.

Here's the thing about parks - they don't show you what they don't want you to see. If they have a big open space they want to hide, it's not hard, it's something parks have been doing since parks existed. Find a map of any major park, and superimpose a Chiller-shaped rectangle over the top. You'll find spaces with no rides that size in just about all of them, I'm sure.

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Saturday, September 8, 2007 1:43 PM
A nice wild mouse will fit there, and would fit the model of the "family" rides that SF is looking to put in these parks...

Haha no I'm not giving Patrick the finger

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Saturday, September 8, 2007 5:17 PM
If they do get something like a wild mouse/spinner, PUUUULEEEZE get 2, side by side. Our 'Ragjin Cajun' here at Great America how rediculously low capacity. They aren't even allowed to put 4 people in a car, unless one is like under 48". It has the longest wait in the park ....
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Friday, September 21, 2007 6:51 PM
Here is pics taken today of the deconstruction of chiller

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13991564@N08/

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Friday, September 21, 2007 6:55 PM
The rumour is that it will be a dark ride with that new spinning coaster ride system like what knotts putt in.

IF thats the case that would be a perfect replacement. The park needs more quality family rides. Also being an indoor ride would insure a third thing to do when its raining (the other two being spongebob and skull mountain).

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Friday, September 21, 2007 7:17 PM
matt.'s avatar The rumor I read was spinning more akin to Euro-Mir, in other words the spinning is controlled by the ride itself instead of it being left up to physics.

I'll believe any highly themed family-style coaster/dark-ride at any SF park when I see the press release but I guess stranger things have happened.

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Friday, September 21, 2007 10:05 PM

Ajrides said:
Here is pics taken today of the deconstruction of chiller

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13991564@N08/


You've gone and broke my heart. Did Batman ever run with the hump? What a crappy day for amusement parks....

*** Edited 9/22/2007 2:06:34 AM UTC by Willh51***

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Saturday, September 22, 2007 12:01 AM
When it first opened back up did it last as long as Zonga did?

Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers

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