Complete Flops?

Friday, March 18, 2005 8:31 PM
We all know that every new coaster is billed as the "world's greatest ride ever built," (by people other than Paul Ruben. ;)) But I'm wondering if there has been any big coasters recently that have millions thrown in and have been complete flops and fancy sceneary? I'll throw out the first name, Mean Streak.
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Friday, March 18, 2005 8:33 PM
Deja Vu!!

It was supposed to be so huge and they have so many problems.

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Friday, March 18, 2005 8:35 PM
X was on that list for awhile there.

Right now I'd say Steel Dragon since it's accident.

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Friday, March 18, 2005 8:36 PM
Windjammer [TOGO] Knotts Bery Farm - would jam in the wind [no lie!]. It operated sporadically from Mar 26, 1997 - Mar 2, 2000; then sat SBNO for a year before being torn down.

Steel Dragon? How so? The reason is has not reopened has nothing to do with the coaster. Rather its due to the Japanese being very supersticious.

I wouldn't call X or Deja Vu complete flops either. X run pretty reliably now with two trains; SFMM and SFGAm's Deja Vu's were open all summer and the one in Germany hasn't had any problems.

*** Edited 3/19/2005 1:41:16 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Friday, March 18, 2005 8:50 PM
One might argue Avalanche Run was, but it won't be me saying it ;).
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Friday, March 18, 2005 8:56 PM
Mean Streak? No way! Try These:

Deja Vu, V2 @ Marine World, Steel Dragon, Wind Jammer, Wind Jammer, Wind Jammer, Wind Jammer, Wind Jammer, Wind Jammer, Wind Jammer, And of course, Wind Jammer. And maybe Kingda Ka. I hated it enough that SF clones most of their rides, but now they are cloning sombody else's ride ( and throwing in a bunny hop...reeeeaaaallll cooool. not!)

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Friday, March 18, 2005 8:58 PM
I've heard the problems with all of the rides except V2. I'm just curious as to what was the matter with that.
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Friday, March 18, 2005 8:59 PM
Yeah, Mean Streak was the excrement back in the day when it opened. Definitely not a flop, just suffering from age.
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Friday, March 18, 2005 9:01 PM
Unless it runs again, Steel Dragon 2000.
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Friday, March 18, 2005 9:10 PM
I think the person who started this thread needs to define what he means by "complete flop." In my opinion a complete flop would be a coaster that never ran reliably and wasn't embraced by the public.

Of those mentioned only WindJammer qualifies.

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Friday, March 18, 2005 9:14 PM
Complete flop: De(lay) Ja Vu
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Friday, March 18, 2005 9:17 PM
Whatever your definition of flop is. Mean Streak isn't as bad as I thought listening to some of these. Just trying to make some interesting offseason discussion. ;)
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Friday, March 18, 2005 11:33 PM
Wild Wind at Playland Park.

Built in 1999, never opened. Torn down before 2000.

I'd call that a flop.

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Saturday, March 19, 2005 12:00 AM
Good one, Gonch. So we have two: Wild Wind and WindJammer.
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Saturday, March 19, 2005 12:03 AM
I hate the wind ;)
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Saturday, March 19, 2005 12:04 AM
What was that ride at IoA that never opened? I know it wasn't a coaster but that seemed like a pretty big flop. *** Edited 3/19/2005 5:05:23 AM UTC by Fastball84***
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Saturday, March 19, 2005 12:07 AM
That "sylvester mc bean wacky driving machines" or whatever it was called??
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Saturday, March 19, 2005 12:09 AM
Mean Streak..heck no. You should have seen the queues and happy riders the first 3-4 years. It was a smash success. It's just suffering from age, and is also in a remote location.

Steel Dragon? heck no. It too was/is a smash success (one of the best steel I've ever ridden!), just currently closed but will reopen soon (next year or so supposedly....and that's fast for the Japanese!)

Windjammer..heck yes. Deja Vu...it is in my book! But what first came to my mind.....what myself and others thought might be the greatest coaster even when announced....................SOB. Go ahead, flame away (but judging by the SOB thread, I won't get many!) *** Edited 3/19/2005 5:12:26 AM UTC by Peabody***

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Saturday, March 19, 2005 12:10 AM
Yeah that one. It sounded pretty costly just to be fancy sceneary (sp?).
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Saturday, March 19, 2005 12:13 AM
X is both a sucess and a faliure. It is a very popular ride, but it sufurs from a lot of downtime and a horrendous capacity. IMO, it's not as good as it use to be; it's gotten a lot rougher.
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