Carowinds Sternwheeler is no more!!

Friday, October 24, 2003 5:19 PM
The park has decided to do away with the Carolina Sternwheeler altogether. It has been completely removed from the park. This unique family attraction that opened with the park in 1973 is no more. Appararently the park could not find any use for the boat in a stationary location. I am very sad over this decision to say the least. The Drop Zone has been repainted though. Looks very nice!
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Friday, October 24, 2003 5:43 PM
Any idea if the sternwheeler will make an appearance at any other park?
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Friday, October 24, 2003 5:47 PM
Well ain't that somethin'...

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Friday, October 24, 2003 7:19 PM
I thought that maybe it would be saved and used as a restuarant or gift shop. That's ashame.
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Friday, October 24, 2003 8:20 PM
That sucks, it could have been a cool eating place or something. Oh well, glad Drop Zone got painted, it was looking crappy. Now if they would just buy some more paint and hit the Vortex! Can't wait to see the (Stealth) paint, I hope it's black with neon green.
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Friday, October 24, 2003 10:42 PM
I am truly pissed. I was happy with the park's desision to just leave it stationary, but now they've decided to get rid of it all together, I'm not quite sure what the park is coming to. Next thing you know, they'll be trying to remove the Skytower.

(But then again, I guess I should be happy that it made it to 2003, considering the Monorail got removed a decade earlier)

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 4:45 AM
The Queen is gone......Well, they will be hearing from me about this. The Queen was a park icon. How did they get it out? It is the letter I will be sending:

http://czone.beyond-repair.net/viewtopic.php?t=34

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*** This post was edited by CoasterPreservation 10/25/2003 9:27:32 AM ***

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 6:08 AM
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Saturday, October 25, 2003 7:19 AM
CoasterPreservation, your park is getting a COASTER. They had to get rid of something to put in that coaster. Even if it's used its still something new to you and the GP.

Ok, now lets weigh the choice. An old beat up Sternwheeler for a new to you used Flying Coaster. Its a no brainer! I would be in jubilation if my home park was getting a flying coaster.

P.S. Wouldn't it have been cool if they would have turned that Sternwheeler into a dark ride.

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 7:26 AM

The_Lost_Phantom said:
CoasterPreservation, your park is getting a COASTER. They had to get rid of something to put in that coaster. Even if it's used its still something new to you and the GP.

Ok, now lets weigh the choice. An old beat up Sternwheeler for a new to you used Flying Coaster. Its a no brainer! I would be in jubilation if my home park was getting a flying coaster.

P.S. Wouldn't it have been cool if they would have turned that Sternwheeler into a dark ride.

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They did not have to remove the Sternwheeler in order for us to receive Stealth. It would have been fine sitting parked as shown on an earlier diagram.

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 9:17 AM
My point is we are losing something that should remain in the park even if it remains as a decoration, the queen is a park icon for Carowinds. Stealth can't be all that great otherwise it would still be at PGA, and something else would of left.

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 9:39 AM
Honestly, did you think that you did much good with that "letter"? It was full of spelling/grammatical errors, and you also used the word ya'll to a corporation... and misspelled it at that (y'all). For pete's sake, you called the Skycoaster a dangerous ride.

Make sure that when you represent yourself as a webmaster of a fan site, let them know you represent 8 people who have joined your site. I certainly don't want them to think that you represent sane folk who don't accuse the park of doing dumb things.

I'm sure they'll also be impressed with your hotmail email address. *rolls eyes*

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 9:43 AM
The members of CZ's forums have are the members, most of them are in other states, The skycoasters are dangerous, if all most anything breaks someone can get killed.

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 9:49 AM
Yup, you're right. Somebody should taer them down!

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 10:10 AM
Dude , Telling a park that one of their rides is dangerous is just dumb. It's like telling someone that there pancakes have food poisoning , without having taken a food-poisoning 101 class. Always , always , when protesting with a letter , don't diss the people you are protesting.

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 1:39 PM
The letter was completely unneccessary. Who knows what they did with it, for all we know, they could of taken it out for construction or repairs? Who knows, but Carowinds isn't going to be the same park it was back in the 70's and 80's. It is owned by a movie company now, and some rides will revolve around movies, while other additions, such as the Boardwalk, will deal with the Carolina's. Times change, things come and go, there is no need to write a letter like that - it isn't going to change their minds. I'm sure they have college degrees and know exactly what they are doing...
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Saturday, October 25, 2003 1:41 PM
Does RollerNut =CPnut?

I bet the park management is scared to death since you demanded they did this. What are you gonna do sue them to put the boat in your deamland park. Grow up, and stop wasting the management time.

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 2:03 PM
CPnut? Who is that?
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Saturday, October 25, 2003 2:05 PM
I suppose the CPO just doesn't have the resources to litigate against the park for a sternwheeler and a letter is the best it can do?

Good call in saving that legal muscle for the big fights, I say.

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Saturday, October 25, 2003 2:19 PM
I say good riddance... what kind of boat shuffles anyhow? It would most likely clash with the theme of the flying coaster so bipity bopity boo. It was a nice way to see the turtles though... and yes they were real!
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