Sunday, August 12, 2001 11:45 AM
I live in Dallas,Texas aka Tornado Alley:):) and I was thinking about the bad weather we have here! I was pondering if there has ever been a park and it's coasters damaged by the bad weather, like tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.!
Has SFMM or KBF ever had to deal with damaged rides from earthquakes and do they have to build them a stronger and different way to take them or tremors!! Just wondering, I would be devastated if my home park SFOT was to be damaged by our crappy weather!!
Sunday, August 12, 2001 12:12 PM
Ummm, even though it's not a park, it's part of it:)During this past off-season at either Vlleyfair or WOA, the Excalibur coaster was under water for most of the ride. But I belive that the park was expecting that so they got better wood so it could live through it.
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 12:17 PM
In 1977, a tornado at CP tookout a bunch of trees on the Future Gemini site. Also, I can't find it, but there is a pic of a water spout next to Blue Streak.
Sunday, August 12, 2001 12:22 PM
Whoah, that would be a cool pic to see!
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Sunday, August 12, 2001 12:25 PM
well, coney island in cincinnati, ohio was frequently flooded and still is. that's why the owners of the park decided to build kings island.
Vortex rules!!!! (still)
Sunday, August 12, 2001 12:46 PM
During the construction of Titan, heavy rains caused some parts of the track to be submerged 'till the water was pumped out.
My favorite Coaster is named after Poop
, and I actually like
Boomerangs! What is wrong with me?
Sunday, August 12, 2001 12:51 PM
"During the construction of Titan, heavy rains caused some parts of the track to be submerged 'till the water was pumped out.
My favorite Coaster is named after Poop, and I actually like Boomerangs! What is wrong with me?
That sucks. What would be a pain trying to fix that problem.
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Current Favorite Coasters:
1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Dueling Dragons (Ice)
Sunday, August 12, 2001 1:08 PM
The year Magic Mountain first opened, it was damaged by the Slymar Quake.
Sunday, August 12, 2001 2:29 PM
Many amusement parks have been flooded since a lot of the the older parks started out as places to go swimming and picknicing. Knobels has high water lines markde around the park. As flood was the final straw that shut down many parks.
Pontcharatrain Beach took a fair amount of wind damage during Hurricane Betsy in 1966, as did almost everything else in New Orleans.
Sunday, August 12, 2001 3:52 PM
Knoebels was badly damaged by a flood in the seventies. Balls from the ball crawl were found fifteen miles away.
Hershey was damaged also(may have been the same flood). Their lost river ride was closed because of it and their dolphins had to be evacuated.
Good luck in philly j.r.
Sunday, August 12, 2001 5:20 PM
Astroworld took on several feet of water eariler this year thanks to tropical storm allison.