Say good bye too, Geuga Lakes Free Fall!

Monday, August 15, 2005 2:26 PM

It becomes available for purchase in November. I guess this is the classic ride that is for sale.


Monday, August 15, 2005 2:32 PM
Somehow I doubt many tears will be shed over this one.

I guess this is what was meant when it was rumored that the park was losing a "classic" ride?

Monday, August 15, 2005 2:36 PM
Good riddance to that, too. Gee, Cedar Fair is unloading a lot of crap today!

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Monday, August 15, 2005 2:37 PM
Haha, nice.
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Monday, August 15, 2005 2:38 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Um, actually I am shedding a few tears. :'-( I love those things.

Anyone want to buy it for me for Christmas? :-)


Monday, August 15, 2005 2:39 PM
I'm glad that's the ride that leaving and not any of the other rumored rides. I never rode the thing and never planned to.

It did have an attractive entrance way though.

Monday, August 15, 2005 2:42 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Maybe that explains why nobody rode it but me and the few people I suckered into riding. ;-)

Still, it's a little smoother than CP's.

I am contacting Camden Park right now.......only a mesely $250,000. :-)


Monday, August 15, 2005 2:45 PM
Freefalls never did it for me... dropping for a split second and then spending a few minutes on your back while the cars in the station load/ride is reset after breaking down... drop towers are a lot more fun and much more efficient.

But $250K? It might make sense for a smaller park that has some space and the ability to keep the thing running.

Monday, August 15, 2005 2:45 PM
Camden Park doesn't need another lawn ornament! They just got rid of one!

Actually, if I were to ride a drop ride, I would choose these older freefalls over the modern towers. I did ride a freefall once and I thought the laying on your back thing and going through the clever device that turned the cars upright was the most interesting part of the ride!

And I still classify them as coasters - they are much closer to a coaster then those "Impulse" things :) *** Edited 8/15/2005 6:48:19 PM UTC by millrace***

Monday, August 15, 2005 2:46 PM
Maybe they'd like a new one?
Monday, August 15, 2005 2:49 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar I like them because of the intensity when you DO fly on your back. As I mentioned before, just the fact that these things are so rackety and sounds like they are going to fall apart at any second adds to it. ;-) There are a few that I bypass everytime though just because they are TOO rough......the ones at Magic Mountain and Great Adventure.

Personally my fave towers are Drop Zone at PKI and any of the second Intamin drops, especially the ones at Kennywood and Great America.

Camden easily has room for it, next to the Skydiver. You can go from one lose-your-lunch ride to another. ;-)

Hey now, Camden only had one lawn ornament. It's gone now. ;-)


*** Edited 8/15/2005 6:50:03 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Monday, August 15, 2005 2:59 PM
I will not miss that ride. I didn't mind the drop or the riding on your back part. What killed me was the BANG you got while reversing and dropping into the unload/load zone.

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Monday, August 15, 2005 3:05 PM
I've always preferred the first-gen to the third...but that listing obviously means VF has passed on it too.



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Monday, August 15, 2005 3:07 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Meh, a lot smoother than riding the Villian. ;-)

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Monday, August 15, 2005 3:09 PM

There is now another one up for sale, could it be Cedar Points Demon Drop, or is it SFMM's Free Fall.


Monday, August 15, 2005 3:12 PM
That could be Great Adventure's ride.
Monday, August 15, 2005 3:15 PM
They show 3 pictures of Demon Drop, I would think that it would be Demon Drop, no? *** Edited 8/15/2005 7:16:26 PM UTC by Peabody***
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Monday, August 15, 2005 3:16 PM
The one in the picture is Demon Drop from Cedar Point. It is listed as being in much better condition - which is true of Demon Drop - wonder why they are going for the same 250k? *** Edited 8/15/2005 7:19:52 PM UTC by DragonRider***

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Monday, August 15, 2005 3:17 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Peabody said:
They show 3 pictures of Demon Drop, I would think that it would be Demon Drop, no?

That's how I see it, especially as the GL ride was just listed as well - and with corresponding photos.

Monday, August 15, 2005 3:19 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar I love these things. I'll take the Demon Drop over Power Tower anyday. Send it to Adventureland!

EDIT: There's a Flitzer for sale on that site! Come on Adventureland! Bring it back! *** Edited 8/15/2005 7:25:23 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***

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