King Cobra sold?

Saturday, March 26, 2005 8:23 PM
I was driving by PKI today when I noticed part the KC train sitting in the parking lot. The parking lot serves as a receiving area in the off season, could it also serve as a shipping?????
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Saturday, March 26, 2005 8:28 PM
OMG! This could be!
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Saturday, March 26, 2005 8:28 PM
I am sure we will find out soon enough. I am curious as well!

Maybe Camden Park actually bought it? :-D

-Tina

*** Edited 3/27/2005 1:30:33 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Saturday, March 26, 2005 10:01 PM
Apparently Camden Park is inventing the "statue roller coaster"...
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Saturday, March 26, 2005 10:06 PM
Why would anyone want to buy that hunk of junk?
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Saturday, March 26, 2005 10:48 PM
My guess would be the trains may be shipped to some other Togo Standup for parts and the track sold for scrap.

The price of steel is going through the roof right now.

Chuck, who has no facts, Just intuition

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Saturday, March 26, 2005 10:51 PM
Do I remember right, or wasn't KC in serious need of replacement parts when it was still standing? And didn't TOGO gounder years ago? If this is true, WHO would want this thing?
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Saturday, March 26, 2005 11:04 PM
I actually would not mind seeing it sold and rebuilt somewhere. After all it was the first stand up coaster.
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Saturday, March 26, 2005 11:49 PM
Really? I thought Rail Blazer @ SF:StL was? Maybe it was second, I have no idea :-\
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Sunday, March 27, 2005 1:46 AM
Trick Track: There were several before KC, including the rail Blazer as mentioned above and 2 or 3 in Japan.
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Sunday, March 27, 2005 2:54 AM
LOL, I sure tried like *Hades* to get that thing shipped to Terra Mitica, never did pull that one off...;)

My guess is it's being turned into recycled steel, but I would LIKE to be wrong...Please!

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Sunday, March 27, 2005 6:55 AM
You wanna purchase it, Bill? :-)

No worries on Camden Park. If they bought it, it would run OK for several years and then become SBNO for 7 before they decided to tear it down. ;-)

-Tina

*** Edited 3/27/2005 11:57:46 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Sunday, March 27, 2005 7:14 AM
Since Paramount has two other TOGO standups, could the trains be going to Toronto or Richmond as parts?? Unfortunately, I also think that the rest of KC could be joining SFGAm's Shockwave in the innerworkings of a steel mill.
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Sunday, March 27, 2005 10:33 AM
I misunderstood. I had thought that KC was the first stand up coaster (at least in America).
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Sunday, March 27, 2005 10:36 AM
I BELIEVE that it was the first looping Stand-Up roller coaster, but don't quote me on that.
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Sunday, March 27, 2005 10:42 AM
I believe the King Cobra was the first SUCCESSFUL LOOPING standup in North America. World's of Fun put standup trains on their Arrow Corkscrew model ride called Screamroller in the 1983 season. It turned out to be a not-so-good idea since the ride was never designed to have standup trains.

If you are ever World's of Fun these days, you may get a wee bit confused on the Timber Wolf station. Because that station was originally designed for an Arrow looping coaster ;).

As for King Cobra... I really think we won't see this ride in operation again and I for one will miss it. If my memory serves me right, Sky Rider at PCW is the closest that I can get to King Cobra.

~Rob Willi

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Sunday, March 27, 2005 10:51 AM
Shockwave at Kings Dominion is also a clone of King Cobra if memory serves me.
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Sunday, March 27, 2005 11:06 AM
Not qute a clone. There is no trick track and the layout is slightly differant.

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Sunday, March 27, 2005 11:37 AM
According to RCDB Rail Blazer at SF St.L added stand up trains in 1984, the same year that King Cobra was built and opened to the public. So now the true question is which one in america opened first with stand up trains? At least KC was the first designed as a stand up in America.
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Sunday, March 27, 2005 12:05 PM
KC was the first LOOPING standup.
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