Now word is going around that Steel Venom ISN'T leaving the park and will be fixed and returned to operation for the 2007 season, having been confirmed by the park (spokesperson). If that's the case, I still don't understand the point in having it edited out from the park map, only to have to put it back on it anyway? None of it makes sense to me! And the ride is still listed on the park's website.
^^ Good point. Maybe the park wasn't expecting it to be running for the 2007 season and wanted to advertise accurately (instead of how Six Flags advertises)? I hope it's not leaving the park- I'd rather wait 5 minutes to ride GL's ride rather than an hour to ride CP's.
Keep in mind that X-Flight won't be back there (not that it was a people-eater). SV just moved up a notch behind Dominator and Thunderhawk in that park as far as steel coasters go. That could mean a lot.
Keep in mind, it's a little skewed already. It's in an area of the park with increasingly fewer and fewer attractions each year, plus I imagine that even with the reduction of entry price, the park still isn't operating with the kind of crowds you'd get if you ADDED something to GL.
The holding brake was one of the best parts of the ride and the reason I like Steel Venom better than Wicked Twister. Why is it so tough to imagine that I like something at GL better than something similar at CP? ;)
Rob, I actually was referring to the time it took to walk from the entrance of the ride to the loading platform! Like I said... five minutes!