Six Flags Great Adventure's First Generation Intamin Freefall began its first stages of dismantling this Monday. Looks like it's the first of the four Six Flags units to go. I'd post a photo of the tower being taken apart, but it'll only be censored out.http://irmpri.com/current.htm
Over Texas' Wildcatter, Magic Mountain's Freefall, and Over Georgia's Freefall will soon be following the same path...only a matter of time! Hope everybody got their last rides in this season!
While we're on the topic...anybody know more about Demon Drop's "for sale" situation at Cedar Point?
Having only seen two of the four towers footprints (Gadv., OT), I'm wondering if they're looking into getting new drop towers to replace them? It is a shame that they're all disappearing, but the towers did seem somewhat outdated.
I'm sure at one time they looked cutting edge, but recently they started to look more like carnival rides, and old ones at that.
I love the first generation Intamin drops and they will always hold a special place in my heart. I am REALLY sad to see them go. :( The one at Great Adventure was probably one of my first.
Demon Drop and the ones that are still remaining are still some of the most insane, scariest drop towers EVER! Demon Drop actually freaks me out more than any other ride, but in a good way. :) I think it's more psychological than anything with the noises those things make as they age.
I would like to see one at Camden Park too. I can only hope. I least they have a pretty good "snappable" set of flyers now! The second and third Intamin drops are all awesome, but you still got to love the old school! :)
*** Edited 12/7/2006 4:03:57 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
If Six Flags is only asking 100K I doubt Cedar Point will get the 250K they were originaly looking for. These things are dropping like flies. 2 Cedar Fair and 4 Six Flags Intamin First Generation Free Falls. It must be a costly ride to maintain. *** Edited 12/7/2006 6:56:25 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***