Darien Lake Coater

Alexx Argen's avatar
A few weeks ago i wa at a concert at DL and inbetween the farm buildings in the rear i saw 2 B&M stand up trains. Last friday i wet ad across the treet from the park in a empty lot was a large pile of black ad yello B&M type track and it wa all ued and alittle rusted. I put 2 and 2 togeather and i believe the track is from Astro World ad it the Batman The Escape coaster.

Its sad when your best friend asks you the exact running time of a ride. Good thing I didnt know.

What? and huh? ok I guess.... ;)

Are you an aboriginal person? Do you speak english? You missing some letters buddy.

Uh ya. We've known about this for quite some time now Alexx.
rollergator's avatar
Duane's got it being *erected* next year, which follows what we heard at Spring Con (which I believe is when these rumors went from speculation about "Stored at SFDL" to more concrete PLANS).

However, the sale announcement MAY set things back, and new owners might be wise enough to PASS on that particular mistake. That thing should never "stand up" ever again...

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

DawgByte II's avatar
Hey, any new dry ride at that park would be a good thing. Locals have taken notice and saw year after year the park offered nothing new while all other parks offered something different.

Jack up the prices and give them nothing to compensate for it, they leave in droves. This is why not only were hours cut... but an entire month out of the operating schedual was cut out, on top of layoffs, performance shows (Batman), & the closing of at least 5 rides (3 kiddie)...

The installation of Batman (which, BTW, is an Intamin Stand-Up) would be a welcome relief. It may not suit us enthusiasts because if its history of being a rough & unpleasant ride, but I'm sure locals & "normies" would die for this coaster 'cause it's new to them, and they dig the Vekoma SLC's that most of us dread.

Thi thread brought to you by....

NoSNW... The Alliace for the Removal of "S", "N" ad "W" from the Eglih Laguage.

(either that or when Alexx bought his computer, he assumed that the "10% off!" referred to the price and not the number of letters on the key board)

*** Edited 8/9/2006 12:33:17 PM UTC by SLFAKE***

"Yes... well... VICTORY IS MINE!"
I don't think Darien Lake is going to get any new coaters anytime soon...
Might lose a few.

"Yes... well... VICTORY IS MINE!"
I think he just types too fast. Alexx, just slow down and read over your post before you submit it.
As much as everyone knocks this coaster, I always thought it to be one of the more interesting rides in Astroworlds lineup.

(Note: the word "interesting)

The layout is quite different from any other, any although not a smooth ride by any means, it definitely isnt uncomfortably rough. I also love the little bunny hop that it has, providing some airtime on a design that has historically lacked it.

Whether you like it or not, any new coaster would be welcome there. Seriously, it's been what, 4 or 5 years since a new coaster? Or a new ride for that matter other than water ones. Whoever buys that park has a lot of work to do, first thing would be a new coat of paint everywhere.

Dustin Kern
1999 was the last coaster built at SFDL and it was SMROS
Alexx Argen's avatar
Sorry about the lack of letters. I had a drink spill into my keyboard and all the letters stick or dont work. I know it if they did build the ride it would not be fun to us but its somthing new and i think we need something new. The park needs somthing more than a new slide.

Its sad when your best friend asks you the exact running time of a ride. Good thing I didnt know.

Airtime on a coaster with bicycle seats...one word... OUCH!

I have experienced this coaster, before it was at Astroworld, and did not enjoy it.

Watch the tram car please....
"The layout is quite different from any other..."

Is it really? Isn't Vampire at La Ronde very similar to this one?

coastin' since 1985

No, but it's identical to Le Cobra at La Ronde. ;)


Alexx, don't you use that retractable cupholder that came with your computer? ;)
Airtime on bicycle seats -- thats one of the reasons some people ride mountain bikes on off-road trails. Say--That's an idea for a new kind of ride!

More seriously, what if Kennywood acquired Darien Lake? How would the GP react when the food and parking prices are sliced in half? Not to mention the operations changes that would result.

The other possibility is that the other Snyder (not that money hungry Football Tycoon) will re-acquire the park. I would like to see all of the smaller Six Flags parks under some different ownership rather than Red Zone. Bring the parks back to their roots. I woudl love to see TGE unflagged completely. Ditto for SFKK, SFEG, and some of the others (but not SFOT, SFOG or SFGAm).

By the way, I expect Darien Lake to do all right because the tighter border rules might keep some New Yorkers away from PCW, not to mention the crowds. This park could fit in a niche between megaparks such as CP and PCW and smaller parks such as Martens, Seabreeze, and Waldameer.

Arthur Bahl

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