It's been noted that Forest City has been spotted (the company who erected the ride) and some paramount and CF executives as well at the ride lately.
Is this the end for X-Flight?
Oh, and Venom may not be around either due the "problem" it had.
No need to bash me for this news, just thought id pass the rumor/news along and see if anybody else has news.
*** Edited 11/2/2006 11:51:36 PM UTC by SteveWoA***
I'd have a harder time believeing that Steel Venom is going bye-bye. Sure it has had a few problems, but they can be made to run well.
Venom's removal is not due to Wicked Twister, but the fact that the ride tore itself apart more then people think. (Destroyed the LIM's, brakes, and chassis). Which is why it was down the last month or two.
But I am just relaying some info, whether true or not... I can see it though.
*** Edited 11/3/2006 12:04:28 AM UTC by SteveWoA***
Shoot, put it in Canada's Wonderland and it will look like the greatest ride in the world compared to Tomb Raider :)
And Peabody, compared to Tomb Raider, every ride at PCW is great...compared to Volares in general, the flying coasters from Vekoma are absolutely BLISSFUL.
If it were mine to move, I might just drive it down to Southern Ohio where it would replace that HUGENDOUS pile of timber which is causing CF another headache they don't need... ;)
Hey, this is cool, how come I wasn't around this whole enthusiast gig when SF's ride rotation plan was in full swing... :)
Putting it in PKD and enclosing it would be kinda fun too, since it would complement the LIM-bowl-in-a-box to provide another sweet contrast to SFA... :~P
*** Edited 11/3/2006 12:28:55 AM UTC by rollergator***
I'm not buying this one at all,sure would be sweet if they did scrap the ride & sent a train or two off to Maryland though.
BATWING FAN SFA said:
PKD would be out of the question seeing as how SFA has an exact clone a mere 2 hours north,save for the paint job.
While not quite clones, exactly, both parks do have Premier spaghetti bowls, and it wouldn't be the most unheard of thing in the world for 2 coasters that similar to be that close. Lake Compounce and SFNE both have boomerangs, for example.
Not saying the PKD thing is a likely scenario (far from it) but stranger things have happened.
When it comes to X-Flight, I think you need to look at which park the ride would seem most innovative. I think it would be logical to rule out the following parks:
This does leave Dorney, PCW, and Valleyfair! but my top two choices would be WOF and MiA.
Both parks could benifit with X-Flight, having the market where the ride would have a "never been seen before" reaction by the public.
That's not all that is going to happen at WOF for 2007
Steel Venom, OTOH, I can see removed and not only because of the "incident" that happened to it but the fact that ride has to cost a lot of money just to power the LIMS alone (plus CP having Wicked Twister).
Sure would be sweet if they scrap the ride period. Don't relocate that piece of junk, put the coaster out of its misery, TAER IT DOWN!!!!1111!! ;)
Gives new meaning to Enthusiass.
Nothing wrong with that ride than it's sensors. premier I think redone stealth when it moved to PCAR and I've heard it's pretty reliable and well liked.
Ironic would be if they moved it to PGA. PKI don't need it.
Sorry for the ignorance........
Surprised no one mentioned moving X Flight to Worlds of Fun even though they just got Patriot. Disassemble, repaint, refurb, and move to a region that doesn't have a flyer for miles. Would be a big draw there.
*** Edited 11/3/2006 4:02:22 AM UTC by X Factor***
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