For enthusiasts that may not be much of a ride, but for a park like DelGrosso's, that's a fine addition. They'll get plenty of marketing with the locals, for less cash than most flatrides.
I just hope they leave themselves enough room for the woodie they've beentalking about. :)
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Of course, Im thinking it's a Pinfari looper or something really, really bad. Fortunatly, it's this.
Now if only someone could make sure the Zippin Pippin is saved, as I have a bad feeling that it won't be... even by the people who just wanted it for it's train.
Sorry couldn't resist. ;) Seriously, though, good for them.
Sorry, random thought ;) Good for the park.
I do believe that they should still plan on a wooden coaster sometime. It's just a question of where to fit it in.
As for Zippin Pippin, how about rebuilding it at Idlewild? Idlewild could use a wooden coaster that is bigger than Rollo Coaster and they do have the room for one.
john peck said:Of course, Im thinking it's a Pinfari looper or something really, really bad. Fortunatly, it's this.
For those who haven't ridden this thing, it's AMAZINGLY good....eerily good. Not sure why, it's *supposed* to be the same thing as the other "LoopScrews"....not even close!
Nice to know I won't be missing a "credit" by going to DelG's in August...LOL! ;)
GREAT move, DelGrosso's....they seem to be really smart about the additions, etc... :)
Arthur Bahl said:
Pippin, how about rebuilding it at Idlewild? Idlewild could use a wooden coaster that is bigger than Rollo Coaster and they do have the room for one.
Hey I am all for that! :)
We're planning on hitting: Waldameer, Conneaut, Lakemont, Dutch Wonderland, Kennywood, Delgrosso, Idlewild. (and possibly Hershey).
I'd like to see CLP get a looper. God knows, they've got the room for it.
Way to go, Delgrosso!
They are hit or miss for me. I enjoyed Demon, Double Loop, and Corkscrew (CP) but got bad headbanging on Carolina Cyclone. Nice to hear this one is smooth, hopefully I can get to DelGrosso's next year to check it out.
- Aaron K
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I just miss the days when CP's Corkscrew's bunny hop was hidden. Stupid Power Tower.
Good acquisition. And considering they got it for a fraction of what Knoebels sold Breakwind, I mean, Whirlwind for. And only $24,945,000 less than KK.
This ride means that DelGrossos will very likely be on my park itinerery next year.
"The car is all we needed." Robert Reynolds, co-owner of a traveling museum called the Honky Tonk Hall of Fame & Rock-N-Roll Roadshow, on buying the Zippin Pippin, Elvis Presley's favorite roller coaster, for $2,500. He wants to keep only one car; he's been given 30 days to dismantle and dispose of the ride's 2,800 feet of track.
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Good news about DelGrosso's though. Great addition to the park and they probably got it for a steal if Zippin Pippin went for 2.5 grand.
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