If I remember correctly, the first or second season that Mr. Hyde was operating, I thought that I saw the faint ghost of Demon Drops emblem on the side of the car. Like they peeled/stripped the original logo off.
I don't see why they couldn't use DD for parts, maybe then Hyde would run smoother, and more often.
Wow I was unaware that both were being sold. GL's Hydes Nasty Fall was no suprise since it breaks down often, or GL doesn't have the maintenence to keep up with the ride. I hope it goes and get a new flat there.
I never could understand that myself... we get into all the arguments about what is and what is not a coaster with certain rides, but yet we would never consider these first generation free falls coasters.... even though, as Peabody said, they do meet the text book deffinition of coasters.
A few years ago, I can see that they would not be considered coasters because, in the traditional sense, they do not look like coasters. However, as coasters change... with launched coasters, elevator lifts, new designs... in retrospect these first generation free falls are looking more and more like what we consider coasters.
We were all ready to call Hershyparks ilfated and never installed Turbulence a coaster... with its verticle style lift and "free fall" elements... could it be time to change or classification of these first generation free falls? (And don't even go into Superman: The Escape" being a coaster).
Here is the info on DD... It is a shame to see a classic go... I enjoyed DD when I was at Cedar Point. Luckily enough I have Stuntman's Freefall, at SFGADV... That's if it is even running, which I haven't seen this season.http://www.italintl.com/detail_page.php?record_id=565 *** This post was edited by Shamrock 8/17/2005 1:53:33 PM ***
Thanks for making me rethink my defination of a coaster, SLFAKE. It is up to each individual enthusiast to say what is and isn't considered a coaster. Maybe it is time for some of us to consider redefining the classic 1st gens.
Like CPGenius said... Reverse Free Falls (Superman the Escape) are considerd coasters... and they basically do the same thing. Come to think of it, the 1st Generation Free Falls are even closer to a "traditional" coaster with their elevator lifts that haul you up to the top of the drop as opposed to shooting you up there from the station.
For the record... I've ridden two of these things... Mr.Hyde's Nasty Fall and Stuntman Freefall (which was at least running a little bit this season back in May when I visited)... but I don't consider them coasters.
Wow D.D for sale it doesnt surprise me. Kenzel surely has something up his sleeve for this prime local. I wonder what it could be?UUU, a coaster? Maybe maybe not. If he works his plan out in to the parking lot. he could. Maybe it could be a really cool Dark ride. I would really like to see that happen. unlikely though.