Greezed Lightnin' staying in Texas

Thursday, March 9, 2006 11:10 PM
As sad as the Texas Cyclone demolition news is, at least the classic 1978 Schwarzkopf Greezed Lightnin' has been saved.

Looks like Joyland in Lubbock will be the proud new owners.

The Mayan Mindbender coaster will be going to Wonderland Park in Amarillo.

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Thursday, March 9, 2006 11:51 PM
http://www.amusementtoday.com/

This is posted here, btw.

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Friday, March 10, 2006 12:18 AM
Nice to hear that. GL rocks! :) And I didn't get the Mayan Mindbender credit at AstroWorld, so looks like I get a second chance at that one, but Greezy is where it's at! :)
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Friday, March 10, 2006 9:12 AM
Wow, a double shot of great news. Too many Schwarzkopf coasters are lost nowadays- good to see a shuttle is being saved, and one that is pretty close to the coaster's original home.

The Wonderland news is also interesting. I've never been there but I hear it's a nice small park. Good to see they are putting money into the place. But I can't help but wonder where they're going to fit that coaster, unless they get rid of one of the ones they already have (Zyklon, wild mouse)?

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Friday, March 10, 2006 9:23 AM
Wonderland also got Astro worlds Yo-Yo a great ride if I do say so myself.
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Friday, March 10, 2006 10:14 AM
Ah yes... Yo-Yo's are great rides. Good to hear that found a new home as well!
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Sunday, March 12, 2006 2:45 PM
Can someone list all of Astroworld's old coasters with which are being scrapped, and which will be saved?
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Sunday, March 12, 2006 6:20 PM
Certainly saved:
Serial Thriller
Greezed Lightnin
Mayan Mindbender

Probably saved:
Ultra Twister
Batman the Escape

Probably scrapped:
Viper
XLR8
Zonga/Texas Tornado (currently at SFMW)

Definitely scrapped:
Texas Cyclone
Serpent

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Sunday, March 12, 2006 11:57 PM
I wouldn't be so quick to say Zonga won't be saved. :)
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Monday, March 13, 2006 2:24 AM
I'm so sad that Viper got scrapped. I just can't see tearing apart and getting rid of a coaster like that when it could've been sold to another park... wait, I've just answered my own question... it must have brought more money as scrap metal than anybody offered for it as a functioning coaster. (these voices in my head truly ARE smart!) :)
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Tuesday, March 14, 2006 11:18 AM
Could've been sold, but there were no buyers.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2006 2:37 PM
I wonder if the new owners of the mayan mindbender will keep it as a indoor coaster?
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Tuesday, March 14, 2006 2:55 PM
Ummmm, Parker....whaddya know that you ain't tellin'....PM me if necessary. Zonga (well, Thriller) shoulda been on Shapiro's list of rides to re-open, but it was noticeably missing and I've been hearing whispers about it being sold, but NOTHING concrete...
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