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.
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.
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.
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.
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.