Friday, October 12, 2007 9:03 AM
I'm not sure if this has been brought up before, but I was just brousing through the coasters for sale on ITAL and thought this
might be Lightning Bolt
. According to RCDB Performance Rides International was contracted to sell rides after the park closed in 2000. Would another ride broker buy a ride just to sell it again? Or did someone buy it and never rebuild it?
Friday, October 12, 2007 9:09 AM
I didn't know that thing was still around. Thought it was scrapped!
Friday, October 12, 2007 9:55 AM
Yea, that's been listed for several months. I don't see it going anywhere. It looks like a fun ride though.
Friday, October 12, 2007 10:23 AM
I saw this when I was looking around for something *evidentiary* in regards to Chiller being sold. AFAIK, Lightning Bolt has been continuously for sale since...(since I was old enough to gamble?)...OK, maybe not quite THAT long. ;)
Good to see the Antons for sale getting sold...who owns Zonga/Thriller now?
Friday, October 12, 2007 10:38 AM
Actually it shouldn't even be listed anymore. It's going into a new, smaller family park in Fresno, Ca.
Friday, October 12, 2007 1:27 PM
^For that matter, if the rumors about Demon Drop are true, it shouldn't be listed anymore either.
Friday, October 12, 2007 1:48 PM
It does look like a fun ride. Too bad I got to Vegas after the park closed.
Friday, October 12, 2007 5:13 PM
Is it just me, or do the pics of the ride showing the landscaping/theming look like Maverick in some way? That was just the first thing that popped into my head when I saw it.
Saturday, October 13, 2007 12:33 AM
I got an Idea lets buy Demon Drop and store it at Jeff's house. No one will ever know its there LOL
Saturday, October 13, 2007 9:23 AM
I've ridden this ride. It wasn't much other than getting the credit in Vegas while I could about 8 years ago. It was kind of in a western-themey area of the MGM Grand Adventures park as I remember it.
Saturday, October 13, 2007 11:35 AM
How big was that park? I never saw much about it. I always imagined it being pretty small but maybe it wasn't since people talk of themed areas.
Saturday, October 13, 2007 1:15 PM
It was very small. The only cool things it had was that coaster, a sky-coaster, a couple of water-rides and a few flats from what I remember.