DP Laser sold

Sunday, July 27, 2008 4:10 PM
Used Rides has updated it's listing for the Laser as sold. Get your last rides in for this season as the future location of the coaster is unknown.

http://www.usedrides.com/viewpicture.asp?expire=90&type=1&owner=0&search=1&off=0&page=1&ref=34676&sessionint=True

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Sunday, July 27, 2008 4:20 PM
Phew! I rode it 2 weeks ago!
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Sunday, July 27, 2008 4:44 PM
I rode it yesterday and it was running great as always.

The second train finally returned to the transfer track about a month ago. I figured it was just to make the ride more appealing to potential buyers. There is absolutely no reason to run two trains considering how long it takes for them to cycle just one with the seat belts and loading procedure.

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Sunday, July 27, 2008 5:46 PM
Well, anybody want a coaster for their back yard? Better yet, build your HOUSE around it?
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Sunday, July 27, 2008 5:56 PM
Ever thought that maybe a scrap company bought it? >
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Sunday, July 27, 2008 6:51 PM
I doubt any of the used ride sites like that would sell to a scrapper.
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Sunday, July 27, 2008 8:49 PM
^^Agreed....I'll enjoy riding it next year at Holiday World!! ;)

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Sunday, July 27, 2008 9:16 PM
Happy I got my ride in on it.
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Sunday, July 27, 2008 9:48 PM
Laser was built to be a portible coaster, so it's anybody's guess on who actually bought it (traveling Carnival or park) and if it will stay in the states for that matter.
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Sunday, July 27, 2008 9:48 PM
^^^LOL, I swear that is exactly what I was going to post! :)


*** Edited 7/28/2008 1:49:20 AM UTC by DantheCoasterman***

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Sunday, July 27, 2008 11:04 PM
I'm kinda sad that the Laser is going, but I'm superpsyched to see what Dorney puts in its place. I DO hope that they don't continue to follow the trend of removing rides and building new rides. They need to KEEP rides and get new ones. I know there is a space issue, but many parks have space issues and still end up keeping most of their rides. Let's hope that Dorney can do the same.
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Sunday, July 27, 2008 11:06 PM
How much you want to bet Dorney gets Great America's unbuilt GCI?
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Sunday, July 27, 2008 11:45 PM
I'll be they'll put in a big empty hole in it's place.

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Sunday, July 27, 2008 11:49 PM

tigellinus said:
^^Agreed....I'll enjoy riding it next year at Holiday World!!

That would be sweet....:) :) nice new paint job, new lighting......then reality kicks in and I realize it'll probably end up in some 3rd world country in South America or Mexico.

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Monday, July 28, 2008 12:50 AM
True it's built to be portable, but who would want to tour this thing around if it takes 26 trailers to do it?

With fuel prices and that many trailers, that would be insane.

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Monday, July 28, 2008 1:43 AM
New for 2009 at Celebration City?


MagnumsRevenge said:
How much you want to bet Dorney gets CA's Great America's unbuilt GCI?

I'll take that bet. The layout wouldn't work there even if they did get CGA's woodie

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Monday, July 28, 2008 7:16 AM
Maybe Canobie Lake picked it up. They're due to get another coaster. The last one built was '87, and even that was third-hand.
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Monday, July 28, 2008 12:12 PM
I guess it's safe to say Knoebels wouldn't have bought it as they are still working on Flying Turns... Glad I got a last ride on Laser though, I always thought it was alot of fun. I might make it again before the end of the season.
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Monday, July 28, 2008 12:58 PM
I'll have to head over to it this weekend sometime. If I get up early enough I should be able to swing it. That first drop and first loop on Laser was always POWERFUL. Used to scare the bejesus out of me. I stopped riding due to the jerky helixes, but I think I could handle it one more time. :)

I'll take that bet too. The space needed to put a GCI coaster, even a smaller one, just isn't there. As it is, I feel like they crammed Voodoo into a bad spot.

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Monday, July 28, 2008 2:26 PM

Chitown said:
True it's built to be portable, but who would want to tour this thing around if it takes 26 trailers to do it?

With fuel prices and that many trailers, that would be insane.


I hate to break it to you, but an Irish fair operator bought a Schwarzkopf Looping Star late last year and has been touring that around the country, and that's on twenty trailers. Another six wouldn't make that much of a difference to an operator if they've got a few good sites to show the ride...

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