Well this is what I heard, and the fact Kinzel mentioned lately that "GL's footprint is too large for what it brings in" doesn't sound too assuring either.
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.
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I don't get the overwhelming hate for Flying Dutchmen... they're not perfect and mechanically suspect, but even BORG - when it's running well - is a fun ride. I dunno why anyone would be stoked about X-Flight leaving.
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.
Removal of X Flight would be the most ridiculous thing they could do to GL. It's basically the only unique ride they have and it continues to be very popular there.
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).
All that is known was that during morning test runs back in July something on the train caused some serious damage on the track, which had the ride closed for the rest of the season, with half the train sitting on the platform.
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***