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?
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***
An empty plot of land won't have people clamoring to guest relations complaining that it's not open.
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.
That's what we're saying.
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.
Trust me, Moosh is FAR from the only person that feels that way. He's in the VAST majority...on that. :)
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.
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.
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.
Haha no I'm not giving Patrick the finger
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).
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.
Here is pics taken today of the deconstruction of chiller
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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