Most pointless new attraction

Thursday, July 19, 2007 1:06 AM
DantheCoasterman's avatar What coaster or thrill ride seems like a waist of time and money to you?

I say Scream. It was never hyped, IMO it is NOT a good coaster, and it was placed in a parking lot!

Please share your opinions.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 1:19 AM
Mamoosh's avatar SOB.
Thursday, July 19, 2007 1:50 AM
Hands down this one goes to former Paramount Canada's Wonderland. They added & Removed for 2006: Mission IMpossible: Stunt Show @ PCW. It was basically a one year show, pretty much the only new thing for 2006 other then some general park improvements.. and then closed once Cedar Fair took over. After that, then this year nothing new other then restaurants and paint jobs, I really do belive that 2008 big coaster that they saved up 2 years for will be coming.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007 1:56 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Having a show for one year is neither unusual nor pointless.
Thursday, July 19, 2007 3:32 AM
At SFKK there used to be a sling shot, but they had to remove it because it went passed the allowed height restriction everytime it launched, and would show up on the airport's radar. This is the same ride they tried to install at SFNE, but never did.
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Thursday, July 19, 2007 4:03 AM
I still don't understand what is wrong with Scream.

I actually enjoyed this coaster as I do most B&M's.

The fact that it wasn't hyped or sitting on a parking lot doesn't make it pointless.

Chalk those 2 factors into the previous SF management team. Not the coaster itself.

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Thursday, July 19, 2007 4:05 AM
Ha. When I read the title of this thread, I too also thought of Magic Mountain's Scream!

But I think it wins the title of the most "pointless new attraction" not because it's a bad roller coaster (because that's entirely subjective, I personally really enjoy it) nor because it was placed in the former employee parking lot.

It was pointless as a new attraction because the park really did not "need" a huge new roller coaster that year. The park was still riding the heavy momentum off of X's opening from the previous season. The $15-some million spent on Scream! did not drive attendance as a capital expenditure is intended to do.

Secondly, Scream! was (and is) so incredibly similar to The Riddler's Revenge and Viper and offered no significantly different ride experience. It was just another big multi-inversion roller coaster.

And when you open a ride like X with rotating seats, the year before, the whole Floorless gimmick of Scream! really felt like taking a step down.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 4:50 AM
Kennywood removing the cool flat, Huss Swingaround, for a high diving tower... or just plain removing the platform that once housed the long bullet shaped airplanes that swung over the lake, for that matter.


Thursday, July 19, 2007 7:27 AM
SOB is pointless because it's to much like the Beast in my opinion
Thursday, July 19, 2007 7:52 AM
How about Skyhawk which is extremely similar to MaxAir's ride motion (which was installed exactly one year before), doesn't have the rotating effect, doesn't go as high, and has a ride cycle that's about 1/2 as long. A more pointless steaming pile I cannot think of ...
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Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:19 AM
john peck's avatar

Chooch249 said:
Kennywood removing the cool flat, Huss Swingaround, for a high diving tower... or just plain removing the platform that once housed the long bullet shaped airplanes that swung over the lake, for that matter.


It's my understanding that the park wanted to rebuild the stage due to structural issues. I can't remember exactly what their reasoning was.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:03 AM
I have to disagree with the Skyhawk comment. I can ride Skyhawk, but I can't ride MaXair. I mean, I can, but it makes me very dizzy and it's the only ride that does that to me. I like it other than that, but would rather ride Skyhawk and not get sick :)
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Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:04 AM
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Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:17 AM
Thursday, July 19, 2007 10:14 AM
Jeff's avatar Can we not have the same person starting a bunch of superlative threads, please? See #4.

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