Iron Wolf to possibly close at Six Flags Great America.

Thursday, July 21, 2011 1:05 AM

I am not one for rumors, but from what I have been told, Iron Wolf will cease operation at SFGAm on 9/5/11. Just spreading the word if you like this coaster (even though most don't). So get your rides in before and up until this date.

Like I said, not into the rumor thing, but I am sure this is legit!!!!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 1:17 AM

I've always kind of wondered, how is Iron Wolf different from Vortex at Carowinds? If I'm not mistaken, they are very much alike.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 1:27 AM

Maybe it will end up at SFA like the rumors last month were suggesting? I remember SFGAM saying the ride would be there for years. I guess not, just like how there were no plans to remove Scream Machine at Great Adventure and they were just rumors according to the park and then a few weeks later the ride closed.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 1:48 AM

^^Nah, quite different :) Iron Wolf is pretty different than most other stand ups. It was GREAT when it opened, but is very rough now. There is a track that threads the loop - then levels off (where a trim brake spot is, but the brake was never installed); this is where a 'straight' drop is (taken at a very high speed) in to the corkscrew and very painful spaghetti bowl part of the ride.

I think the ride would be GREAT with new sit down trains, lap bars only, of course ;)

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 10:51 AM

NOOOOOOOO!!! :( :(

I love Iron Wolf.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 1:35 PM

IW needs to go unless they are going to rehab the trains. It is nearly unrideable with all the head bumping into the supports. I've ridden it from year one, and it's not the same. I skip it most days we're there. SF knows there are rarely any lines for it anymore, so we locals have been expecting its demise. There are also some clues we're getting from one of the SFGAm forums today that there may be truth to the rumor.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 2:28 PM

That ride is inherently broken because the direction changes are too radical for a stand-up. It's not as bad on Mantis, and I'm told that Riddler totally gets it right. But Iron Wolf, yikes. Too many small turns taken too fast, which is bad news when you're standing.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 2:40 PM

This would make Iron Wolf the first B&M to be torn down. Ironically it was the first B&M built too.

A stand-up with a twister layout just isn't comfortable.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 2:56 PM

I don't see how that's ironic. It's not like rain on your wedding day.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:00 PM

Or a free ride when you've already paid.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:03 PM

Actually, the first one built would be exactly the one I would expect to be torn down first.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:15 PM

I suppose... B&M just generally doesn't make any duds.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:49 PM

If they did get rid of Iron Wolf, I actually would expect the park to expand the kiddie area that is back by it if that is possible since they closed a whole major kiddie section that was by Little Dipper. That closure made no sense whatsoever though.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:50 PM

That's unfortunate that SFGAm would remove one of the two steel coasters in the park that offers forces.

I'm disappointed, because the replacements for Shockwave and Deja Vu have been a water ride (about 100 feet from the entrance to the water park), the park's second wild mouse, and Superman: Ultimate Fluff.
Can't wait for the Eurofighter clone or Zacspin that replaces this- unless there is a third wild mouse to be had.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 3:52 PM

Honestly, far and away the worst of a breed I personally don't care for too much....no tears from me should this happen.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 4:18 PM

Lowkae said:
I suppose... B&M just generally doesn't make any duds.

Heh. Heh.

Most of B&M's newer rides are what I'd consider "duds". That being said, I think my old/aging bones would rather ride one of the "duds" at this point in my life. I rode B:TR at Great Adventure last month and my head was spinning like mad!

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 4:26 PM

Raven-Phile said:

I rode B:TR at Great Adventure last month and my head was spinning like mad!

Every time I make the trek down to Jackson, the level of intensity on that ride still blows me away. I've been on other clones, and it's not my favorite invert. But it still packs the proverbial punch.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 5:05 PM

Lowkae said:
I suppose... B&M just generally doesn't make any duds.

Well... hehehe :) I'm more of an Anton guy myself, the B&Ms are kinda duddy by comparison.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 5:08 PM

Lowkae said:
This would make Iron Wolf the first B&M to be torn down. Ironically it was the first B&M built too.

A stand-up with a twister layout just isn't comfortable.

Well, the other talk going on is that Iron Wolf will get re-located to another SF park so as far as the first torn down, that isn't the case as Goliath at SFFT and Green Lantern at SFGAdv are relocated Beemers.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 5:35 PM

^Orochi, too... ;)

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