Posted Friday, February 7, 2003 4:03 AM | Contributed by xbombman
Deconstruction of Gran Slammer and Tampico Tumbler is moving forward at Knott's Berry Farm. While Gran Slammer has been completely removed, only one section of Tampico Tumbler remains. The latest rumors indicate that the rides are being removed in order to make room for a new attraction set to debut this summer.
Link: America Coasters Network
Friday, February 7, 2003 5:33 AM
Too bad. We are losing a heck of a lot of Cedar Fair Flat rides, including two Falling Stars in the country.
Friday, February 7, 2003 5:52 AM
jp - three Falling Stars as Holiday World is removing Banshee, too. Frankly I'm more sad at the loss of the Tumbler. Even though it was a maintenance nightmare it was a great, fun ride. However Jack must have been listening to us at the last few Solace events. Most of us said we loved Frisbees and all signs point to one as a replacement. I'm happy with that.
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Friday, February 7, 2003 7:14 AM
Damn I loved the Tumbler
It isn't so bad. . .
Once you're used to it
Friday, February 7, 2003 8:00 AM
Indiana Beach still has their Falling Star!
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Friday, February 7, 2003 9:50 AM
I think a new ride at Knotts Berry Farm would do them good. I really liked the Tumbler but the only thing I didn't like was how long you would have to wait just to get one. The lines weren't to long it's just that they usually have one person operating the Tumbler. And with one person there, it takes up more time then it really should.
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Friday, February 7, 2003 12:13 PM
Former Tumbler ride ops said Tumbler is being moved to LeSourdsVille or PKI... OF course, Slammer is scrap metal. It had a load of cracks on the arms, and the sprocket that connects the chains was nearly worn apart.
Saturday, February 8, 2003 8:21 AM
Sir Lancelot, I know what you mean. Last year at Cedar Point I waited 15 minutes for one ride on the scrambler, and the lady who was operating it was so slow. She would stop and talk to every single person. Ahh! It was so annoying.
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Monday, February 10, 2003 8:17 AM
TPL....while either PKI or LL would be good options for Tumbler (both are closer to me than KBF), I'd be kinda surprised to see it leave the CF family of parks. It seems to draw a sizeable crowd when it runs at KBF, and it's SUCH a good ride, I imagine it would do well elsewhere...perhaps CF is tired of repair and maintenance, as I've heard Tumbler has become *labor-intensive* in the last few years...