Japanese B&M inverter makes its way to Jazzland

Posted Wednesday, August 7, 2002 11:11 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Amusement Today reports that Gambit, a Batman mirrored clone from Thrill Valley Amusement Park in Japan, was purchased by Six Flags and is now arriving at Jazzland, which is being managed by Six Flags.

Read more (while it is still posted) at Amusement Today in the "extra" section.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 11:13 AM
This is great news...except for the peeps in Japan. No B&M deserves to be SBNO. Jazzland may just be worth the trip next year.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 11:15 AM
and now there are three (namtaB)s in the SF B&M lineup. :) SFStL, La Ronda and now Jazzland.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 11:18 AM
Bravo to Six Flags. Giving a struggling park a coaster and saving a B&M at the same time. I give them a little more respect.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 11:23 AM

That is nice for people near Jazzland. I too have a little more respect for SF now.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 11:34 AM
Somehow I doubt that they put a lot of thought into "saving a B&M" and "giving a struggling park a great coaster". Probably thought more along the lines of "oo! cheap to buy, will attract lots of people to drive up income!" But then again I'm not the biggest fan of Six Flags as a company ;)

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 11:35 AM
It is great they are moving the B & M as well as several flat rides. I only wish my park had purchased the B & M as we sadly still don't have one.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 11:40 AM
Very nice PittDesigner, at least someone was thinking. Thats more than likely exactly what they thought. Cheap, good company, good ride and a new park.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 11:48 AM
I wish Jazzland would have gotten a NEW B&M and new rides instead of used ones, but I guess I shouldn't be complainig since I'll finally have a B&M by my house.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 12:00 PM

That news sounds better than a SLC that Jazzland has had planned for the last 2 years.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 12:11 PM
Jwbeck3 - You win! I was wondering how long it would take for someone to complain about it.

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"When will you stop all your buzzing?" - The Flaming Lips "Oh My Pregnant Head" *** This post was edited by chris on 8/7/2002. ***

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 12:21 PM
darn, I was hoping The Great Escape would get it. O'well.


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Is it true its always happy hour here? If it is I'd like to stay a while....

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 12:35 PM
What is the diffrence of a used and new ride? You wont be able to tell... I cant tell flashback @ SFNE is a used ride...

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 12:46 PM
Well, a moved, used ride can only be as good as it was designed. Flashback @ sfmm is an example of this. Gambit is probably smooth so it will be smooth, it won't feel like other used rides.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 12:46 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Prediction time:

In 2003, Jazzland will become Six Flags Jazzland, Six Flags New Orleans, or Six Flags Louisiana [I prefer the first option]. Since SF has already petitioned the city for the name change, this is almost certain.

A new section of the park will open, Gotham City, containing Batman The Ride and at least two new Gotham-themed flats.

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Matthew "mamoosh" Sullivan
[aka DaDoosh, thanks to pikfanatic]

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 12:58 PM
Mamoosh, er DaDoosh, uh Sophia, I mean Carnac (or anyone else for that matter) - Any idea what the "Juke Box" picture in the middle is?: http://members.aol.com/arteedeco/jazzland/

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"When will you stop all your buzzing?" - The Flaming Lips "Oh My Pregnant Head" *** This post was edited by chris on 8/7/2002. ***

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 1:06 PM
Yeah that definitely sounds like SF, PittDesigner.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 1:12 PM
Damn, why couldnt they give it to the great ecpape. They have owned the park for a few years now, and still have given it $h*t. This would have been a great attendance booster there, and a great ride to start there expnasion.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 1:19 PM
This was a smart choice for Six Flags, it doesn't require a huge capital investment, it gives the park something new and exciting, and it should improve the ticket sales for next season which is exactly what ALL parks want to do! I mean, far be it for Six Flags to make a "business decision". Who cares if it's used or not. It's something new for the locals, and gives enthusiasts yet another credit at Jazzland, even if it is a Batman clone. It's a proven design that is still thrilling. I think locals near New Orleans are going to love this ride.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2002 1:20 PM
john peck's avatar My question is this: whatever happened to the Vekoma SLC that was built for Jazzland and never arrived?
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