Santa's Village's Typhoon for Sale

Monday, September 6, 2004 6:44 PM
The coaster is for sale on Ital's new site. Here's a direct link: http://www.italintl.com/detail_page.php?record_id=425

Anybody know if there are any plans for a new ride/coaster to take it's spot? Where would this coaster fit in well? They are only asking $800,000 for it and, while I hear it is a rough ride, I can come up with a few locations that would benefit greatly from this ride.

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Monday, September 6, 2004 6:52 PM
Maybe SixFlags should buy it and put it in St. Louis.. looks like a neat lil coaster.
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Monday, September 6, 2004 10:19 PM
Next to Playland's Super Flight, Typhoon has to be one fo the most unpleasant coasters I have ridden in the country. I know Santa's Village has had numerous problems with the ride so it doesn't surprise me that it is leaving, for the second time.

-Sean

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Monday, September 6, 2004 10:52 PM
They won't get $800,000 for that coaster. As Sean mentioned, it's a very unpleasant ride.

I still shake my head that Santa's Village removed their Galaxi coaster for Typhoon.

Hopefully the sale of this coaster isn't a sign that the park is closing down for good. I have heard rumors in the past that might happen.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2004 12:01 AM
Good riddance. I'm glad it's on sale, and I generally don't mind a rougher ride.
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Tuesday, September 7, 2004 1:16 PM
Is it worse than Morey's RC-48?
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Tuesday, September 7, 2004 6:09 PM
This ride has to have the slowest lift hill EVER! Or was that just me?

It's an interesting little ride - one time - but not worth $800,000.

The coaster currently occupoes a prime piece of real estate in the park, right by the entrance gate. Kind of provides an entrance into the Coney Island World of the "Three World's of Santa's Village".

Can't think of many options, the space is small, but a Mouse might do the trick. Except SFGAm just did one of those. Hmmm.

This is a nice little park so I hope this doesn't indicate the start of a fire sale! Maybe I'll take a ride up there some upcoming Saturday. Gotta support the small local parks!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2004 10:35 PM
They should just sell it for scrap and get a Miler.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 9:24 AM
Yeah, this was definatly one of the WORST rides I have ever been on. In such a nice, beautiful little park, this ride did not fit in.
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Wednesday, September 8, 2004 9:42 AM
I rode that ride when it first opened and it didn't seem that bad...at least from a roughness standpoint. But I was young, and I could get slammed around a little more than I can now. The ride itself was unique and offered a solution for those that might be afraid of their first loop.

This park has so much potential if they could just get a little more people through the gate to generate some revenue. A nice wooden coaster down the side of the cliff that overlooks the water park would fit in really nice =)

Kev

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