Drachen Fire dismantled

Sunday, February 10, 2002 5:57 PM
in the latest issue of Amusement Business, there is an article. www.amusementbusiness.com]

From the latest issue of AB.
"February 11, 2002
Extinguishing The Fire: Work Begins To Dismantle Ride At The Old Country

By Tim O'Brien

[As I've said before, you can't just go cutting and pasting copyrighted material into the forums, especially something that isn't otherwise available unless you're a PAID subscriber. Please don't do it again. -J]

*** This post was edited by Jeff on 2/10/2002. ***

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Sunday, February 10, 2002 6:04 PM
Oh man!  Does this mean D'Fire is going to be melted down!?
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Sunday, February 10, 2002 6:05 PM
yes sir, as the article states, the steel will be recycled.
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Sunday, February 10, 2002 6:06 PM
oh darn, another toomer being removed, LOL
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Sunday, February 10, 2002 6:07 PM
I think I'm going to be sick...

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-Eric
Creator of Indiana Beach Online - http://indianabeach.8k.com/index.html

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Sunday, February 10, 2002 6:07 PM
Hopefully you submitted this to the news section.
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Im going to grab a cold one! WHAT? Walk to my computer! WHAT? Turn the thing on! WHAT? Log on to Coasterbuzz! WHAT? I said log on to Coasterbuzz!! WHAT?WHAT?WHAT?
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Sunday, February 10, 2002 6:13 PM
FINALLY!!

Finally, endless Drachen Fire rumors will be put to rest, and the countless topics will cease to exist.

For every enthusiast, this news may come as a shock or nightmare... but for the majority of riders of Drachen Fire, this probably comes as no surprise and are basically indifferent or could care less it's being torn down because of the riding experience.

I wish it would have been sold and modified to smoothen it out... but this will at least end any further rumors regarding this coaster!!!!

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...It's here, it's here, it's here!!! Whooptie-freakin' doo!!
Ok, what's new for 2003?? I can't wait!!...

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Sunday, February 10, 2002 6:14 PM
Well, Maybe something 10x better will take its place.  At least that land is available now for another attraction.
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Sunday, February 10, 2002 6:20 PM
Sadly, I got the word about this the last week of January but at the time it wasn't for public consumption. It was supposed to land at a northern US park, but that deal fell through.

There was apparently a spot of blame game regarding the failure of the ride, but the People Who Know(TM) said very much the same thing that Ron Toomer said at CoasterMania a few years ago... Busch wanted what couldn't be built the right way in that amount of space.

Take comfort in knowing this... it wasn't hurting anything standing there dormant, so there's probably a reason for removing it now.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Sunday, February 10, 2002 6:23 PM
Well....this is the first time in my rollercoaster riding history that I feel genuinely sad for having experienced the ride in its brief glory days only to see it being turned into slag.  It was my favorite upon my first ride, and it remained so for years...:(  I really don't know what to say.........
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Sunday, February 10, 2002 6:31 PM

[As I've said before, you can't just go cutting and pasting copyrighted material into the forums, especially something that isn't otherwise available unless you're a PAID subscriber. Please don't do it again. -J]

Well, if it matters, I copied that from a post that Adam Sandy made to a mailing list I belong to. I asked him if I could post it, he said sure just make sure Tim gets the credit. Adam himself posted the entire artcle on the mailing list, and I copied from that.
(I hope enough people got to read it)


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Sunday, February 10, 2002 7:01 PM
To me this is like the relief of a sick relative who has finally passed away. You're not happy they died, but, you're glad they're suffering is over. Sadly, I missed a ride on the blue monster by one year. I'm just glad we can move on and concentrate on other things now, like what will replace it.
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Sunday, February 10, 2002 9:29 PM
thrillman, please dont take the removal of your article and note regarding it personally. Copyright laws are legal matters and the web site could be held responsible for any legal action imposed by the owners of such material. Feel free to paraphrase your findings in your own words or provide a link to the original source instead. This keeps CoasterBuzz free from any liabilities. Thanks for the news and keep coasting! :)
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My other car is a Giovanola!
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Sunday, February 10, 2002 10:20 PM
we have so many wanna-be moderators here.  As for the rollercoaster: it grew to an enigma, I never rode it, but just from what was said on this site it seemed to be one of the most mysterious and shrouded coasters around.  I think its better this way.  If it had opened its legacy certainly wouldnt be anything near what it is now.  For what its worth.
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Monday, February 11, 2002 2:40 AM
Why was the Drachen Fire closed for in the first place? I never heard what happened! Can someone tell me? ;)
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Monday, February 11, 2002 2:54 AM
I rode Drachen Fire for the first time in June of 1992, and had the opportunity to stay on for eleven consecutive rides without getting off.  It was a fantastic ride in my opinion and even though my left elbow was purple after riding, I found a new favorite steelie (considering Mean Streak was my #1 wood at the time, that should come as no surprise). 

I last rode DF on July 8th, 1998.  Apparently it was closed for good the following week.  On my second ride that day, we waited 30 minutes to get on.  It almost seemed as if people knew the ride was destined to close and everyone was trying to get that "one last ride".  While my last ride wasn't anywhere near as good as my original rides in 92, it still wasn't as bad as many people made it out to be.  It had unique elements for an Arrow (the wraparound corkscrew, cutback and interlocking corkscrew finale), cool trains that had red strip lighting on the sides, and a kick-butt logo.  I hate to see it go.. and while BGW said that a new coaster wasn't in the plans for that space, I have a feeling that they'll make it up to us somewhere else in the park. 

ProgRay

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Monday, February 11, 2002 9:56 AM
Hey, its in a better place now, the big park in the sky. And its not alone. Its with the Racing Whippet, the Dips, the Pippen, the Thunderbolt, the Bobs, etc. Most of these coasters are more popular now than when they operated......
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Monday, February 11, 2002 10:23 AM
Move this discussion to the news section please.
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