Invertigo Going to a New Home

Thursday, January 27, 2011 4:44 PM

http://www.cagreatamerica.com/news/detail.cfm?item_id=1069

So, if we eliminate parks with an inverted or sit-down boomerang, that leaves us with:

Dorney

Cedar Point - This plus a new coaster could reclaim "most coasters" title

Kings Dominion - Possibly build on already quickly growing attendance

Michigan's Adventure - Low cost capital investment

Valleyfair

I believe Michigan's adventure is the only one without any type of shuttle coaster.

The real question is whether or not this is the beginning of the end for the park. Though it does say "while opening up a great opportunity for a new attraction", I won't hold my breath. The GCI project has been sitting stagnant for quite a while now.

Last edited by Jason Hammond, Thursday, January 27, 2011 4:48 PM
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Thursday, January 27, 2011 4:55 PM

Saw that on Screamscape this morning. How many rides can they take from that park without adding anything? I'd have rather had this than the (better than most) boomer Carowinds got.

Seems like they're planning on not keeping the park, and getting what they can out of it.

Last edited by Tekwardo, Thursday, January 27, 2011 4:57 PM
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Thursday, January 27, 2011 4:58 PM

It's getting Geauga'd.

Not a fan of those rides myself (make me sick), although I really enjoy the giant versions (Deja Vu).

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 5:01 PM

I like both the invertigos and the Giants. Though I probably would agree that the Giants are more fun. They also seem to have more downtime.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 5:21 PM

Jason Hammond said:
http://www.cagreatamerica.com/news/detail.cfm?item_id=1069

So, if we eliminate parks with an inverted or sit-down boomerang, that leaves us with:

Dorney

Cedar Point - This plus a new coaster could reclaim "most coasters" title

Kings Dominion - Possibly build on already quickly growing attendance

Michigan's Adventure - Low cost capital investment

Valleyfair

I believe Michigan's adventure is the only one without any type of shuttle coaster.

The real question is whether or not this is the beginning of the end for the park. Though it does say "while opening up a great opportunity for a new attraction", I won't hold my breath. The GCI project has been sitting stagnant for quite a while now.

I'd expect more to get Geauga'd than this sooner than later...

I can't see this going into Cedar point though - at least while Dick is around, he doesn't like hand me downs in the capital park...

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 5:27 PM

MIA

Last edited by Charles Nungester, Thursday, January 27, 2011 5:27 PM
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Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:04 PM

Cedar Point has never been on the receiving end of a relocated coaster and I wouldn't expect that to change for a Vekoma.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:22 PM

KD doesn't have a shuttle or a boomerang or any type.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:19 PM

Was it just me, or did that news release sound a tad defensive?

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 7:32 PM

It did seem a bit defensive. And for the life of me, I can't think of any reason why anyone would preemptively judge what a bunch of people reading that article might think or say.

Yeah, feels like the park is slowly being gutted.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 8:00 PM

Anton shuttle, world's first flying coaster, now Invertigo.... I think they have good reason to come off as a little defensive.

KD is a good bet as far as potential recipients using the logic of "what's still lacking" - of course, MiA is also lacking anything that travels backwards, and it will have been 4 years since the last major installation.

The park is definitely being "Geauga'd" - CF had no interest in GAm in the first place, and will gradually turn GAm into a water park.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 8:01 PM

Ensign Smith said:
Was it just me, or did that news release sound a tad defensive?

I think they know the type of people who will share and discuss the news. ;)

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 8:23 PM

Are you suggesting that this development would meet with anything less than a reasoned and reasonable conversation? ;)

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Friday, January 28, 2011 2:14 AM

I heard they're sending it to Six Flags America.

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Friday, January 28, 2011 9:33 AM

Batwing Fan will be delighted!

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Friday, January 28, 2011 10:31 AM

Translation: CalDOSH demands unreasonable modifications to the ride, and it would be a whole lot easier and cheaper to move it to another state where it can run just like the one at Kings Island.

(nb: Speculation on my part, of course)
--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Friday, January 28, 2011 10:35 AM

Dave, I believe it did reopen after the incident earlier this summer where riders were stranded on one of the lifts. So I'm assuming that any modifications required were already made.

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Friday, January 28, 2011 10:47 AM

...wondering how many will see Dave's "nb" and wonder what the heck that means...LOL.

Does seem funny how much station-barrier is needed on the Invertigo and MM's DV. I guess the idea is to absolutely prevent anyone waiting for a ride to go anywhere remotely near the train while it's barreling thru the station (understandable to say the least).

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Friday, January 28, 2011 12:10 PM

While I haven't been there since Stealth premiered, it seems there is no reason to ever go back. A credit for their mouse just isn't worth it, and I haven't heard anything spectacular about their flyers.

The park will stay frozen in my mind in it's 2000 state, which was fun but not great to begin with. Too bad; got a lot of memories of going to Mariott's as a kid. I even remember when Demon was Turn of the Century. :)

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Friday, January 28, 2011 12:33 PM

When did you get so old? ;)

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