Kraven the Raven
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 10:36 AM
During a sleepless night last night, I started wandering through some old post on this site. Ran across info from several years ago about the coasters from the old Opryland park setting in a cornfield near the defunct Old Indiana park in Thorntown IN. Saw the pictures, what a shame. I had the chance to ride these back when Opryland was operational, not bad rides for there time. It should be a crime to let any coaster set in pieces like in these pictures. Does anyone know if these are still just setting there? If so, any chance the these could ever run again after this much neglect?
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 10:57 AM
I'm right here - is that any good?
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 11:20 AM
I knew that SFGE's Canyon Blaster was relocated from Old Indiana....but I was *unaware* that there was a Anton Wildcat (Montagnes Russes), since relocated to State Fair of Texas...
Texas' State Fair is a MUST-HIT for me, but first, I have to get to Puyallup this year...
Back to Old Indiana, I think most of the rides have been turned into scrap...the only one left that I really don't care to see rebuilt is the Arrow Corkscrew Wabash. The rest makes (made) up quite a nice collection: An Arrow shuttle loop, the Vekoma Illusion (Opryland's Chaos) a Herschell Little Dipper, a Schiff Mouse, an Intamin bobsled. That there is *the makings* of quite a nice park. Shame it never came to be...:(
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 11:28 AM
The trains for Wabash Cannonball were sent to Belgium in 2001. Six Flags wanted to use them on the "Tornado", the prototype Vekoma coaster at what is now Walibi Belgium. The trains were in a shape so bad, the park left them in the containers and eventually sold them to a collector in Europe.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 11:41 AM
The flume from Old Indiana is now operating at Idlewild Park as "Paul Bunyan's Loggin Toboggan"