Columbus Zoo to open Tidal Twist roller coaster

Posted Friday, June 11, 2021 11:33 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Columbus Zoo's newest attraction is set to open next month. The new family spinning roller coaster, Tidal Twist, is the first coaster of its kind in Ohio. It is 36 feet tall and reaches a top speed of 30 mph.

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Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:22 AM

BrettV said:

If Universal didn't bother trying to find a home for Dueling Dragons

In fairness the Dragons were reported to be end-of-life, which seems reasonable given that Hulk was retracked not too long before.

I would be surprised if the same was true of Primeval Whirl given that the very first Reverchon model, a prototype unit, is still on the road in France.


I develop Retro Games for macOS, iPhone, and iPad when not riding coasters.

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Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:16 AM

RCMAC said:

I’d think that Disney would have removed them immediately so as not to call attention and to get them out of the public eye. Or are they ok with unsightly and unavailable attractions sitting around?

River Country and Pop Century Legendary Years say "hold my beer"

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Sunday, October 3, 2021 10:10 AM

Ha! True, but once again, not an easy or inexpensive demo.

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Sunday, October 3, 2021 11:27 AM
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The park could have been waiting for the budget to remove the ride. That area could be getting a revamp and the cost to remove the coaster might have been factored into that projects budget. Sounds silly but that is exactly how some large projects are planned and why some rides, structures, buildings sit unused for so long. It doesn't matter how hard or easy it is to remove something or if its in guest view, it comes down to cost.


-Chris

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Monday, October 4, 2021 2:55 AM

Not even cost; it's not as though Disney lacks the money or the manpower to do the demolition. But everything is project based, and the project has to be requested, approved, scheduled and funded before it can happen. They have an army of bean counters who justify their jobs doing this stuff.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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