Relocation Day!

Friday, September 16, 2005 6:29 PM
GreasedViperWave, the *mobile* Anton shuttle.
Skyliner from Roseland to Lakemont.
Comet from Great Escape/Crystal Beach.

Seems like a busy day for rides given a new lease on life. I've been fortunate enough to ride all three of these...although I've yet to get to SFKK to ride my baby Viper in its new home.

Just wanted to give a shout-out to parks who buy/sell instead of SCRAPPING rides. Dick K., well, he knows how I feel about him, LOL...:)

Just a side note, rcdb now lists the dynamic duo of Fetterman and Adams as responsible for reconstruction the *surprisingly intense* John Allen Starliner at Cypress. The pieces are all there, and there's construction equipment on site.

Friday, September 16, 2005 7:06 PM
I guess I missed the memo. Starliner was rescued? Horray!
Friday, September 16, 2005 7:18 PM
Yeah I guess I did too lol, Im glad that it was.
Friday, September 16, 2005 7:54 PM
Hey...does Skyliner still have the pop of air in the front seat as you crest the second hill-turn?
Friday, September 16, 2005 8:33 PM
Friday, September 16, 2005 10:03 PM
Second seat isn't that bad either.
Friday, September 16, 2005 11:06 PM
Pop of air on Skyliner? No.

Major, nearly endless, amazing, floating air? Hell yeah!

Friday, September 16, 2005 11:21 PM
Pop of air, YES. Just after the first drop and before the first turnaround. If you don't know it's coming, you get a very nasty surprise in the form of banging your knees onto the buzzbar.

I hope Texas Cyclone can someday be added to the list of relocated woodies. Knoebels would be nice.

Saturday, September 17, 2005 9:11 AM
^I can only assume the Astrowold rides will be relocated.

Kudos on Cypress! I MISS the Starliner like you wouldn't believe.

Does that mean I have to visit Florida again? :-P Will it be up by November-ish Bill?


Saturday, September 17, 2005 10:24 AM
November, Tina? Not a CHANCE! Unless you mean November '06, in which case I'd say.."hopefully/probably".

I happen to have a little more inside info than I *want* on the project...mostly thru my Knoebels Konnections. Remember, Adams/Fetterman is the team responsible for relocating Phoenix those many years ago...

The *delays* up to this point seem to have more to do with Adventure Parks/Cypress/Buescher working on getting Galaxy Spin up and well as dealing with Splash Island. Now that they are both functional, and CG is heading toward the slow-season, I'm hopeful they'll get going soon. I have an idea where Starliner is going (some of the employees were pretty knowledgeable about the *new-used* ride), but didn't get many pics when the battery went down on the digital...

Hopeful that the dragon tunnel was just *hiding* from me and not gone. Sources indicate the tunnel WILL be returning with the ride... :)

P.S. Losing Tx. Cyclone would be a HORRIBLE mistake on the part of all parties truly is a *treasure* at the park, and does in fact rival the two remaining's THAT good, and maintained impeccably. To run that well with THOSE trains, someone at AW *knows* their wood.

P.P.S. With Tx Cyclone maintenance guy *and* Jeff H. *and* the guy responsible for Starliner from Miracle Strip available for hire, some parks out there should be calling for *expert advice* on how to keep THEIR wood up and running in top form...saves on rehab work as well as making guests say "Wow, that's not like the other wooden coasters I've ridden"...just a thought. ;)

*** Edited 9/17/2005 2:29:26 PM UTC by rollergator***

Saturday, September 17, 2005 1:04 PM
Here is a link to Starliner sitting waiting to be assembled.


* PIC 2

* Broken link fixed

*** Edited 9/17/2005 6:06:09 PM UTC by coasterpunk***

Saturday, September 17, 2005 1:30 PM
Sa-weet! Second link isn't working by the way.


Sunday, September 18, 2005 2:40 AM
Hey Rollergator is the Starliner going to be built along that narrow stip behind the Triple Hurricane and near where the Wild West Show was removed? I hope so bacause they need to squeezed rides in areas where there are a lot of rides and save what little open space they have left hopefully leave enough space (the long narrow strip of land south of Nature's Way) for a hopefully future out & back non looping hyper (or even a jr hyper). A X-car coaster would also be nice and compact. Kent was rumored to want to add at least three more adult sized coasters after Starliner. I hope Starliner will run really good at its new home! I will want to try it. I hope they keep the buzz bars.
Sunday, September 18, 2005 2:48 AM
I say we take a vote and see who wants Jeff H. to head to PKD and PCar and just 'overtake' the maint. dept. for the wooden coasters. Who's with me? ;)
Monday, September 19, 2005 2:29 PM

rollergator said:To run that well with THOSE trains, someone at AW *knows* their wood.

That's what I say about the crew at Seabreeze. The Jack Rabbit runs pretty well with those plastic disasters. Not as good as it would run with PTCs, but it's more than passable.


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