Believe it or not I have never ridden it! I was always to short, and then It was broke down when I was tall enough. That actually happened twice, It was like I was never ment to ride it. The fact that the ride is going to be recycled instead of sold somewhere means that it will be gone forever. Plus, I don't get how American Scream Machine is 3 miles faster than Shockwave.
I could ride Great American Scream Machine at SFGAdv but it's not the same feeling, ya know? I still don't see why they took shockwave down, It was one of the parks most premiere coasters. It had the reputation of knocking it's riders around so bad they would rather get into the boxing ring with Mike Tyson.
Yeah, Superman is a cool ride and all, but I mean they could of put that ride somewhere else or something. I'm sure in knowing that SFGAm had a good reason to do what they did, I'm sure they did all they could to avoid doing what they had to do. But it just makes me frustrated.
What's next, they take down a Hercules at Dorney Park. Thank god that will never happen!!! I mean if it did I would like have to spend the rest of my life trying to count the world's population of skittles or something to that effect.
Anyways, I was just wondering if that has happend to anyone else?
Williams Grove Cyclone, park closed due to weather...
Quassy Mouse, coaster closed for weather...
Rye's kiddie woodie, due to flight delays....
And last but not least, the one I *learned from*...(had a CHANCE to ride but failed to act quickly) the Anton from Coney....
I never got a chance to ride the Bat at PKI, either.
SFA: Also this year, in May, missed Superman Ride of Steel due to the changes being made after the SFNE incident. And missed out on Batwing. Waited about an hour, one train, very slow loading. I finally made it to the station... the thing breaks down.
I was never fortunate enough to do the Bat and Demon at KI... not old or big enough yet. And I missed the SFGAm Shockwave by just one year. Hercules at Dorney? Also one year. The last two's demise came with good reason however I guess.
After 42 years of life I finally get out to Cedar Point. 2 1/2 hours of wait time and breakdowns I had to get out of line an move on to try some other famous rides. *** Edited 11/23/2004 5:23:04 PM UTC by Markieb***
Gwazi (Lion) @ BGT: Rode Tiger side in the morning, and planned to ride Lion later, but we left the park when it started to storm.
Jumbo Jet @ Coney Island: Ride had been SBNO for exactly a week the day I visited.
Thunderbolt @ Coney Island: Ride was demolished two years earlier.
Hercules @ DP: Visited Dorney one season too late.
Steel Phantom @ Kennywood: Only credit my wife has that I will never get. :(
Mad Mouse @ Lakemont: Again, visited the park one season too late.
Beastie @ PKI: Opted not to ride since I'd ridden Scooby Doo @ PKD, much to my regret later on.
Flight of Fear @ PKI: Same as above.
Scooby Doo @ PKI: Closed during my visit.
Twisted Twins (Lola) @ SFKK: Lola side was closed during my visit.
Flashback @ SFoT: Closed during my visit due to FrightFest.
Flying Unicorn @ IoA: Under construction during my visit, slated to open the following year.
This does not include the plethora of kiddie coasters that certain parks do not let adults ride.
I was just plain STUPID when it comes to missing Coney's Jumbo Jet...argh!
I did get to ride Drachen Fire, though, and found it be pretty darn fun. And I'm not a big fan of Arrow loopers.
- Aaron K
Speaking of which, has anyone seen the Rescue 911 episode that aired a few years ago where the Little Leaper ride op got his leg pinned under the front of the train? Pretty crazy. It was cool to see the reenactment actually on location at Lakemont, though.
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