The power to the ride was cut because the lift hill is broken and it would cost $2-3 million to repair. It hasn't operated since 2003 and the chances of it ever being opened for that price are VERY, VERY low.
^ FYI, Moosh, Log Jammer is in operation, and so is Jet Stream, so I don't know what you're getting at. The park had the damaged part of the flume fixed a week after it was damaged months ago --- I thought people knew this? I was on it a week ago.
Flashback found new life recently as an in-park season pass processing center, so at least the power is running to the station.
The ride was incredibly rough the last time I was on it, a complete head banging experience. It should have been demolished years ago.
The Circus Wheel was pretty much on it's last legs. Very creaky sounding and not really running very well before it vanished into the abyss of refurb land. I wouldn't be surprised if they have to throw it in a dumpster. Not that it would be missed. It was pretty much a walk-on even during the busiest periods. People just didn't care about the ride. Probably should be relocated to BBW where it would be a better fit for the youngins.
Dan - I thought it was a good ride. Extremely painful, yes, but it had the best head chopper effects. You'd be going straight and the next thing you knew, you'd be upside down with your head right next to a support beam. The problem was, your head would also be slammed into the restraint. Definitely didn't want to ride it more than once per visit.
The ride was in really bad shape the last time I rode it. The car vibrated badly even in the straight sections. They had also slowed it way down. You crawled (painfully) through the flat sections. It really took away the excitment of the ride -- crawl for 20 seconds, flip upside, crawl for another 20 seconds, repeat.
I went on the 4th. Seems like they love to refurbs during the summer.
Log Jammer was closed and drained, Batman and X had only one train (with the other train completely off the track), Freefall is still not back in operation (though there was a car on the track), Circus Wheel was gone......etc....
The good part, I finally got a ride on Sierra Twist. It was fun.
The five "hardest-to-get" coasters COMBINED on my track record (Save Flashie) have taken roughly 20% of the effort I've put into gettting that one lap...and ALL those efforts have been unrewarded. Del Holland, for your failure to open EITHER Flashie or Goliath Jr. during CoasterCon, you win my special new award (thanks to ARN&R), "Manager of the Weak". Congrats!
Blaster_1578 said: The good part, I finally got a ride on Sierra Twist. It was fun.
After this season, if you wanna ride Sierra Twist, you just might need to come to FL.. :)
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