This seems more like an off-season topic, but I'm technically still in it as my season doesn't start till next Friday (Unless you count last week's ride on Safari Land's Tiger Terror, which I needed to make sure that Legend or Raven fall as my #100)
Anyway, I was pondering, which park-model coaster (Not portable) has had the most homes? The first one that springs to mind in PKD's King Kobra (my first looper) which is now in its fourth home. What can you think of that's been moved more?
Wait a sec...ThemeDesigner, you completely left out that coaster you rode at the travelling fair back in 1987...remember? Sorry bud, Tiger Terror was your 100th coaster. ;)
I've been picking at my brain trying to come up with a coaster that's been moved more than three times. Fact is, I can't come up with one except for King Kobra (my second looper, first shuttle :) ). I came up with a few that have moved twice (B:TE, Flashback, Weiner Looping, ViperWave, etc.), but no more.
I know that Corkscrew that was @ the Mytrtle Beach Pavilion has moved 3 times (Fantasy Harbor, Pavilion, Current home in Salitre Magico), and the Galaxy that was there has been @ PKD, Pavilion, and current status unknown(possibly another park) so that is a coaster that may be 3, but I can think of no more 4s, though I'm not as enlightened on coasters outside the U.S. ------------------ Yeah, if coasters WEREN'T men we'd have Raging Cow instead!;)
I have that the current Katapul at Hopi Hari and Nightmare at Crackaxle Canyon at Great Escape have moved 3 times, Bullet at Flamingo Land, Canyon Blaster at Great Escape, Flashback at Six Flags Magic Mountain, and Greezed Lightnin' at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom have been relocated twice. http://insomniacs.coasterinsomniacs.com/records/most.htm#relocated
I didn't know about Corkscrew or Galaxy. I'll have to look up on those two.
yeah, I know Corkscrew is a definite, got conformation from www.rcdb.com, but no one knows what happened to galaxy, so it could be in storage, scrapped, or assembled somewhere. I'm just glad I got to ride it, it was a fun little coaster!
------------------ Yeah, if coasters WEREN'T men we'd have Raging Cow instead!;)
King Cobra was at PKI, not PKD. PKD's Togo stand up is called Shockwave. They are similar rides, but not completely the same. I miss King Cobra and wonder what is going to be done with it since it was removed, but that is a completely different topic.
coastertigger, we were referring to King Kobra, formerly at PKD. It was removed in '86 and went to Jolly Roger. From there it stayed for 2 years and was sold to Alton Towers, who renamed it Thunderlooper. It now resides in Hopi Hari in Brazil as Katapul.
What Brent says is true. I can't believe I forgot about this one and I wish Valleyfair! would have kept Rails since I thought it was a great family coaster to have at a park like that. Was Rails replaced with Mad Mouse or something else?
King Kobra was an awesome ride....never did ride it at Jolly Roger, even though I'd been to Ocean City, Md a few times. The missed opportunities of a non-enthusiast, LOL...
Wasn't there a Boomerang named Vampire at one point that moved a couple times...or am I confusing two different Boomerangs....I think there may have been a couple that moved during SF's previous "ride relocation days"...
bill, happy to see that the current belt-tightening at SF has resulted in TWO restored Antons...:). Or at least will have once SFKK gets ViperWave fully operational...and I think they will...
Flat rotation seems like it should be easier than shipping coasters, but when you need to do a TOTAL rehab, what better time for a move...;)
'Gator, SFKK's Vampire used to be Boomerang at Nanhu in China, and now it is Flashback at SFNE.
I also saw Kobra a couple times at the Jolly Roger, but since my family would never pay the admission fee to the park (we spent most of our amusement time at Trimper's and the Pier), I never got to ride it there either. I remember that it was the first coaster I ever saw moved from one location to another. At the time, I wasn't even 100% sure it was THE King Kobra...even though it had the same paint job. Little did I know then that only one other Schwarzkopf shuttle had the lattice support structure around the loop, and was still in the Carolinas. ;)
Speak of the devil...I just checked RCDB and Duane's added some great pics of White Lightnin'!