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.
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
2006 - 2009 Cedar Fair Ride Operations
2009 - Walt Disney World Attractions.
Major, nearly endless, amazing, floating air? Hell yeah!
I hope Texas Cyclone can someday be added to the list of relocated woodies. Knoebels would be nice.
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?
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 running...as 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 involved....it truly is a *treasure* at the park, and does in fact rival the two remaining Antons...it'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. ;)
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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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