Friday, March 29, 2002 12:54 PM
Just curious, do you think SFMM and other parks with the same ride, would take out their roto thing ride like SFGAM is doing?
Friday, March 29, 2002 1:43 PM
The settlement requires them to either remove or improve their existing rides. I guess it depends on popularity and the availablility of parts. I like Rotors, they are my #4 fav flat rides and really fun to cool off.
Off with the trims!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!
Friday, March 29, 2002 5:34 PM
After all of that controversy, SFMM improved Spin Out.... New yellow line in the barrel to indicate maximum height for riders and red line to indicate danger zone (go above the line, the op must stop the ride.
SFMM has always ran their rotor safely as they never raise the floor while the barell is moving. They wait till everyone is on the floor, then they ask you to stand in the middle. The floor is then raised.
Friday, March 29, 2002 7:24 PM
baddboy. Thats exactly what they did on the rotor at SFGAm. However when you have people that put the bottoms of their feet against the wall and also purposely slide down, there really isnt much you can do if you are a ride op.
Im going to grab a cold one! WHAT? Walk to my computer! WHAT? Turn the thing on! WHAT? Log on to Coasterbuzz! WHAT? I said log on to Coasterbuzz!! WHAT?WHAT?WHAT?
Saturday, March 30, 2002 5:12 AM
Im sorry, but what exactly is a rotor?
Saturday, March 30, 2002 5:30 AM
jade, a rotor is thwe ride where u stand against the wall, the room spins and the floor drops.yea i live near SFWOA and as soon as the name changed 2 years ago, out whent our version.
Saturday, March 30, 2002 5:54 AM
That would explain why The Great Escape didn't list it on their ride list for 2002 on their official web site. That ride has been there for eons! Now all of a sudden, it's missing?? I guess this explains it since they are owned by Six Flags.
Oh well, it was old anyway, and best to remove it for just that reason (and replace it with something better).
Saturday, March 30, 2002 6:04 AM
Oh ok. I saw the rotor at Six flags great adventure running yesterday. So I guess that means either they did something to it or they are planning to close it soon.
Saturday, March 30, 2002 6:12 PM
the rotor at Riverside was taken out when it became SFNE. I was sad to see it go - i always thought it was kind of a neat ride, but no one would ever ride it with me. I do remember going on it one year where the ride ops were doing insane stuff, like stopping the ride cold when the floor was down. It was fun and kind of scary, but also a little painful.
Anyways, it's sad to see any old ride go, but i guess if they're not popular and hard to maintain, there's no reason for a corporate park to keep them.