Posted Monday, January 21, 2008 6:03 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Jeff and Mike review this week's news in the amusement industry.
Link: CoasterBuzz Podcast
Italian Job: Backlot Stunt Coaster
Days of Thunder: Thunder Alley
Tomb Raider: The Crypt
Top Gun: Flight Deck
PS. Maybe I, too, have a super secret project that I'm not going to tell YOU about. How about that?!? ;)
Cockpit, there's a name coaster enthusiasts can get behind! :)
What in the heck do they plan on doing with the theming of this ride?
I agree. Flight Deck is about as retarded as it gets for a coaster name that has to do with fighter jets. Heck, call it Cedar Flight. That way you can abbreviate it to CF and secretly insert your company name into the coaster. :)
There's an interesting question... what happens to those? While not an Oscar winning movie, those props are rarely preserved pieces from a popular movie. I'd hate to see those just disappear.
I believe it had to happen when those cars are going up. The cars are very close to each other, and it could have just snapped from another car, and swung over. That's not really that reasonable though as that cable would have injured more people, and another car of people would be complaning about it. You would hear there reports of the accident unless the car next to that car was empty.
However, I think it snapped on that car they were on. While going up, the cable is always attached to the car. So, if it breaks in half (the cable) it might land on that car below it. You wonder how did it make it up the entire tower if the cable snapped. Only one cable snapped, and not both! One part of the cable might go in the tower, but the other half is still attached to the car.
Mike, you are talking about Astroworld's problem. They had problems with the Houston Astro's (Astrodome) stadium parking. They decided to close the park (Six Flags Astroworld) partly because of it.
The Texas Rangers are near Six Flags Over Texas, and what was the problem? The parking now for the regular park is farther away. The waterpark also has it's own lot. *** This post was edited by Spinout 1/22/2008 2:44:14 PM ***
Those props are the property of Paramount Pictures and will likely have to be returned to the studio.The Crypt isn't a bad name for it, just replace the movie props with some generic ones, and it'll be a somewhat decent theme.
*** This post was edited by pkidelirium 1/22/2008 6:52:47 PM ***
I think that the pre-show for that ride was the best in that park.
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