Jokers Jinx

Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:22 PM
^As much as I'd love for that to happen it probably wouldn't,for starters Shapiro probably won't relocate many rides should SFMM close & 2nd with scream's layout being mirrored to that of medusa east it wouldn't be sensible to en effect have the same ride at two nearby parks.
Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:58 PM
Six Flags America and Six Flags Great Adventure are 200 miles apart. Aside from people making (long) day trips, I think it's safe to say that the two parks don't share much overlap in terms of the majority of their visitors.

When Shapiro & Co. closed AstroWorld, they sent quite a few of its rides to other parks. What makes you think they wouldn't do the same if they closed SFMM?

Friday, July 14, 2006 12:16 PM
^It was under Burke & CO.'s control to close SFAW & send certain rides to other parks<one of which went to SFA> not Shapiro's.

Two things prevent SFMM ride relocations,they are the cost of the relocations & the fact that Shapiro doesn't want to add more thrill rides to attract the teenage demographic so I just don't see a ride like Scream! being relocated at this point should the park close.

Friday, July 14, 2006 12:45 PM
rollergator's avatar Shapiro isn't going to WASTE money by *building* Scream, or Tatsu, Ka, or even B:TDK in the first place. Once it's BUILT, then it's an asset. He's a businessman, he CAN find parks that could STILL use the rides that ARE currently sitting at "Valencia Estates".

Relocations DO cost money, but it would be SILLY to turn a coaster into recycled steel *if* it still has value AS A COASTER to the chain as a whole. Those that can AND should be relocated, like for instance Riddler's, will be.

Don't get your hopes up too high for SFA getting one of those goodies though, most likely looking at a spinning coaster...(although, honestly, the park could use some of SFMM's flats....oh, wait, there AREN'T any, LOL)... ;)
*** Edited 7/14/2006 4:47:11 PM UTC by rollergator***

Friday, July 14, 2006 1:57 PM
I know BATWING FAN SFA doesn't think that Shapiro will relocate some of the Mountain's gems, but it would be a bad business decision to not at least keep some of them. Like 'gator said, it's an asset.

Sure, SFA getting Scream would be a bit redundant because SFGAdv already has Medusa, but how many of the GP would realize that? They may realize that it's the same type of ride, but would they realize that it's almost a mirror clone? Surely an install at SFA would look better than SFMM's parking lot install job.

And what marketing could they use? The only other major parks with floorless coasters in the area are SFGAdv and DP. That leaves HP, PKD, SFA, and BGE without one. SFA could be on this, since they do compete in those markets more than DP and SFGAdv's markets.

coastin' since 1985

Saturday, July 15, 2006 1:15 AM
I'm sure SFA wouldn't be afraid to have a coaster with a clone 3 hours away... remember, JJ and FOF are/were only a little over an hour apart.

If you can't stand the heights, get out of the line.

Sunday, July 16, 2006 9:26 AM
Well there's at least some good news going on with JJ,yesterday they were doing extensive work on the purple train<replacing wheel assemblies> & believe it or not they actually fired off a few test launches so it shouldn't be too much longer til we see the ride returning to operation.
Monday, July 17, 2006 11:51 AM
Last I talked to anyone about the ride was a couple weeks back and they said it would only be a couple more weeks til it could be up and running again. I can't wait, its been closed since I started work back in May...
*Currently a ride op/ attendant at Six FLags America in South West Territory.*
Monday, July 17, 2006 12:47 PM
^It'll definitely be good to see the ride back up ASAP...they still have to work on the yellow train though & from what I could see they had a couple of the cars for it sitting in the lot next to the brakes so they've gotta get the remaining ones back & then hoist them up before they can begin testing it.

My guess is they'll conduct extensive testing on the purple train which appears ready to go until the state is satisfied that the ride is safe & can be issued it's permit for operation.

Monday, July 17, 2006 3:59 PM
JJ was open today when I visited the park. It's running a little rough and I'm feeling a slight vibration when riding. Could it be because of the new wheels?

A day at the park is what you make it!

Monday, July 17, 2006 4:54 PM
^That would be my best guess.
Monday, July 17, 2006 10:46 PM
I rode it 2 times today before starting work on the 2nd shift. There was a couple noticable joints in the back car including entering the first half of the boomerang. I thought the ride was running fantastic overall though. The second half of the ride was soooo fast, the positive g's in the turns and the blinding the speed through the final turns and corkscrew was totally nuts. Very awesome to have the ride back and operating.

The yellow train is sitting next to the brakes still.

*Currently a ride op/ attendant at Six FLags America in South West Territory.*
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:07 AM
I felt the jolts as well in the front of the train. Actually it was more of a slam against the side of the train. However, it was running incredibly fast on it's way back down the circuit.

Anyone else heard anything about one train op the rest of the season?

A day at the park is what you make it!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 11:39 AM
I'll have to wait til september to check out JJ again as I'll hopefully be going to PKD in august & I'm hoping to get a few laps on IJ while I'm there.

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