Green Vekoma track settles in the snow at Six Flags Ohio
Posted Wednesday, December 27, 2000 8:13 AM | Contributed by Chip Wood
Sure looks like Vekoma to me!
All kinds of pics and even a bit of speculation about the ride's name and theme. If there were any doubts that a Flying Dutchman would be dropped into Northeast Ohio's Six Flags representative, you can snuff them out now.
It's all but official, and you can check out all the pics and info by heading over to Refreshinglook.com.
Yep, looks like a Vekoma FD is all but a lock. I'm now pretty curious about its theming. I doubt it'll be Batman themed due to its location being so far away from SFO's 'Gotham City' area (if you can call it that). With it being next to Superman, I'd hope for either a Superman villian theme (like Darkseid or Luthor, keeping the track color in mind), or a generic name and theme(like Villian or Boss). Also does anyone know if Hyde's Nasty Fall is going bye-bye due to this addition? Just curious.
The best possibility of the name is what was suggested on that web site: Green Lantern. It only makes sense (that is, if the ride is indeed themed)! He flies through the sky, battling evil. It'd be original instead of always using Superman or Batman characters.
The only question remains (aside from the name). Is it going to be a clone of the first flying dutchman, or will a vast improvement that will set the standard (and wind up as a clone in a few years to 70% of the other Six Flags parks? :-)