Great Adventure's Stuntman Freefall bites the dust!

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 9:18 PM
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?

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Wednesday, December 6, 2006 9:25 PM
Six Flags Magic Mountain is selling there Free Fall too?!?!?
Top Three Parks: 1) Islands of Adventure 2) Bucsh Gardens Europe 3) Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Wednesday, December 6, 2006 9:28 PM
Yes, their Freefall is up for sale too. And since all four units are, it seems like it was more of a corporate decision rather than each individual park.
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Wednesday, December 6, 2006 10:37 PM
Darn! Oh well...I'm over it!

Fate is the path of least resistance.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2006 10:55 PM
I swear I never win. This ride had a lower hight limit than most thrill rides of its sort at Great Adventure, and I was hoping my son would ride it for the first time during the 2007 season.

There was even a nice historical marker type of sign at its entrance.

The view of being behind another car and creeping back into the lift area was cool, as was the unique sounding horn.

I hope something else at least goes in its place.

I'll miss this one.


Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!

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Wednesday, December 6, 2006 11:06 PM
Since it's SF, it will probably be another smoking area just like with Spinmeister.
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Thursday, December 7, 2006 12:09 AM
I'll hate to see SFOG's go. I finally got to where I really like it.

*** Edited 12/7/2006 5:10:00 AM UTC by thrillerman1***


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Thursday, December 7, 2006 1:16 AM
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.

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Thursday, December 7, 2006 2:01 AM
Jeff's avatar

kRaXLeRidAh said:
I'd post a photo of the tower being taken apart, but it'll only be censored out.
So link to it.

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Thursday, December 7, 2006 2:06 AM
The photo is on TPR, and I think TPR links are filtered.
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Thursday, December 7, 2006 2:38 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Knoebels should buy one of these. It would fit in perfectly there. I love these things. Wish Adventureland had one.

Just dawned on me, I'm fortunate to have ridden all of the current SF installations as well as CP's, GL's and PGA's. Soon there may not be any left. :(


AV Matt
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Thursday, December 7, 2006 3:18 AM

Jeff said:

kRaXLeRidAh said:
I'd post a photo of the tower being taken apart, but it'll only be censored out.
So link to it.

Uh. I would've if you weren't so catty and juvenile about links to other websites and put filters to block them out.

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Thursday, December 7, 2006 7:21 AM
matt.'s avatar It's a blurry picture of metal and junk obviously taken by someone with a cellphone camera on the inside. Sad, sad, news, but the picture isn't exactly informative.
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Thursday, December 7, 2006 7:56 AM
Jeff's avatar Don't call me names and say I'm juvenile, unless you're trying to be intentionally ironic. The policy is pretty clear. You can figure it out. See pinned topic.

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Thursday, December 7, 2006 9:46 AM

kRaXLeRidAh said:Yes, their Freefall is up for sale too. And since all four units are, it seems like it was more of a corporate decision rather than each individual park.

If you're going to be all Grammar Nazi, then the correct word actually would be "its," since SFMM is singular.


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Thursday, December 7, 2006 10:28 AM
rollergator's avatar

Acoustic Viscosity said:Just dawned on me, I'm fortunate to have ridden all of the current SF installations as well as CP's, GL's and PGA's. Soon there may not be any left.

Fortunate? Ummmm, OK.

Meh, tastes vary....to me, they taste like botulism. ;)

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Thursday, December 7, 2006 10:54 AM
eightdotthree's avatar You can post links to images as long as they are relevant. I would love to see a gaming message board moderated as well as this one.
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Thursday, December 7, 2006 11:02 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar 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! :)

-Tina

*** Edited 12/7/2006 4:03:57 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Thursday, December 7, 2006 11:20 AM
rollergator's avatar

coasterqueenTRN said:The second and third Intamin drops are all awesome, but you still got to love the old school!

Says WHO?!!? ;)

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Thursday, December 7, 2006 1:54 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar 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***

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