Saturday, February 15, 2003 8:32 AM
According to www.gadv.com
Evolution will not return next year:-( I only got the chance to ride it twice. It was anamazing ride, but the last couple of years it has been down every time I have been there except for one time. It is a very disorienting ride and I will miss it if it is really gone.
Saturday, February 15, 2003 8:34 AM
Well if you have never been to SFStL this season would be a good time as you could ride the old Evolution there.
Saturday, February 15, 2003 12:57 PM
I wonder what will take it's place. Maybe they could get a flat-ride that will actually operate.
Saturday, February 15, 2003 4:09 PM
Yeah, I heard the news! I got on that ride once. It actually mad me sick.....! I hope we get a Giant Frisbee but that's out of the question. I always knew Evolution was going to be taken out but I didn't know when. Each opening day after 1999 I was shocked to see it sill standing....same with Parachute Training Center! Well, this year it's going to go. I think it would be smart of Gadv to replace it with a large flat ride like Acrophobia in 2004...maybe 2003?!? That section of the park could use some serious excitement.
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Saturday, February 15, 2003 4:59 PM
I think Superman took care of that.
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Saturday, February 15, 2003 7:48 PM
Yeah, I heard the news! I got on that ride once. It actually mad me sick.....!
I also didn't feel all that great after riding Evolution. I love flat rides. I love intensity. However, I didn't not enjoy my one and only ride on Evolution at SFGADv. Evolution was the first flat that I have ridden that I didn't want to ride again.
Perhaps I just rode it on a bad day or something?
Saturday, February 15, 2003 8:17 PM
I believe the rumor is that an upcharge attraction will replace evolution.
Sunday, February 16, 2003 4:34 AM
They have so many up-charge attractions on the boardwalk it seems weird they would put one there. Or is that where the Sky Sling is going that they are getting next year.
Sunday, February 16, 2003 4:59 AM
I dropped GADV an e-mail at
sixflagsnewjersey.com and asked them what will replace Evolution, but they just ignored that question. Oh well, I'll ask them in April :)
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Sunday, February 16, 2003 5:22 AM
Yes Evolution is gone and I heard they were putting in a S&S tower in it's place. Ajrides.
Sunday, February 16, 2003 5:21 PM
Evolution isn't going away, it's always been around. It's constantly changing into another form. The next form for this particular item is that it will *evolve* into Xcalibur, as Jim mentioned. Besides, GAdv isn't losing a ride so much as a statue...;)
Monday, February 17, 2003 1:23 AM
Theroetically, if they wanted to--they could replace that Evolution (Nauta-Bussink) with another Evolution (Fabbri).
Sure, the Fabbri model is much smaller and probably lacks the same intensity that the larger model reportedly has, but it does allow for the operator to do interesting things with the ride like:
a) Controlling when the gondolas are horizontal and when they are upright--gondolas are (I think) pnuematic piston controlled for position and are not affected by "centrifugal" force.
b) Controlling the rotational direction of the arm--it can rotate in both directions and be brought to a stop at seemingly any given point in the rotation.
Those Fabbri Evolution rides always seem very sturdy, safe, and reliable every time I've ridden one. Maybe it might also give an enjoyable Evolution ride for those who didn't necessarily enjoy the Nauta-Bussink ride?
(I never did actually ride the Nauta-Bussink one, though, just the Fabbri ones.)