Procedure For Dismantling Coasters...

Saturday, July 20, 2002 2:43 PM

I guess I haven't been around long enough...

Do parks usually inform the public that coasters are going to be dismantled before they shut down the ride? I'm curious because, if the Whizzer rumors at SFGAm are true, while I don't believe they are, I'd like to get another couple of rides. If they don't announce anything, should I still get there to ride?

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Saturday, July 20, 2002 4:15 PM
More often than not, parks don't announce to the public that they are taking out a coaster. I would go ahead and get some rides in on Whizzer, just in case.
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Saturday, July 20, 2002 4:15 PM

Not usually. Only in the case where a new ride is being built, or in special cases like Steel Phantom to Phantom's Revenge.

But no, parks do not usually make an official announcement. Sometimes it may come up in an article or press release "the new ride is being built on the former sight of..."

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Saturday, July 20, 2002 4:52 PM
if SFGAm had any kind of management they'd make a day for ACE people to get the last rides on it...
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Saturday, July 20, 2002 8:40 PM
and some times they clos mysteriously and sit there for a good 3 seasons and are removed from the park maps and the section on park thier in is clverely closed off as to make it apear that nothing is there. even though it can be seen from the parking lot, every other coaster in the park and the train ride around the park that also went under the first inversion;s suports. and then after nearly 4 years of not existing but still standing they tear it down and even go as far as removing the footers and leaving the empty shell of a station and train shed behind in a large field like nothing was there except maybe a twisted picnick shelter and a building with garage doors on the second floor.

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Saturday, July 20, 2002 8:47 PM

Tolian said:
and some times they clos mysteriously and sit there for a good 3 seasons and are removed from the park maps and the section on park thier in is clverely closed off as to make it apear that nothing is there. even though it can be seen from the parking lot, every other coaster in the park and the train ride around the park that also went under the first inversion;s suports. and then after nearly 4 years of not existing but still standing they tear it down and even go as far as removing the footers and leaving the empty shell of a station and train shed behind in a large field like nothing was there except maybe a twisted picnick shelter and a building with garage doors on the second floor.

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sounds like somebody is a little bitter...

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Sunday, July 21, 2002 12:09 PM

lol! nay not bitter. I never got to ride it. but reliable sources say the ride wasent up to par comparred with the other rides in the park and didn't add much. so I don't miss it. it's odd to see the empty field now but it's just a curiosity. I love bgw, haven't been back to PKD since 1998 when we visited bgw later the same year and I realized how much better busch was. go tmy season pass even though I am 3 hours away.

donlt get me wrong yes I was sadened I would have liked to have put in a few laps myself. but oh well.

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*** This post was edited by Tolian on 7/21/2002. ***

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Sunday, July 21, 2002 12:17 PM

Tolian said:
and some times they clos mysteriously and sit there for a good 3 seasons and are removed from the park maps and the section on park thier in is clverely closed off as to make it apear that nothing is there. even though it can be seen from the parking lot, every other coaster in the park and the train ride around the park that also went under the first inversion;s suports. and then after nearly 4 years of not existing but still standing they tear it down and even go as far as removing the footers and leaving the empty shell of a station and train shed behind in a large field like nothing was there except maybe a twisted picnick shelter and a building with garage doors on the second floor.

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All at once the ghosts come back reeling you in now

I feel your pain. Grrrrrrrrrrr. I did get to ride it, and.... this has been discussed so many times, but I can't help but think that they could have done more, but chose not to, and gave up on it. In a park with so much walking and so few rides...... Grrrrrrrrr. Yes, tear down a coaster. Makes sense.



*** This post was edited by coderGirl on 7/21/2002. ***

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