There is no pic, but I fear that the rumor may be true. I certainly hope not, as it is nice to have a classic Schwartzkopf at the park. What raises the concern is the availability date of Novemeber 1st. We will have to wait and see.
Laser is a great ride, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it's the only reason to visit Dorney. The GP tends to ignore it (not knowing what a gem it is), and the temporary-looking installation doesn't fit in at all with the rest of the park image-wise. I can understand the decision to move it (if indeed this listing is for Laser).
Don't forget, just because it's listed doesn't mean this is necessarily its last year. If it doesn't sell before next season, Dorney could choose to leave it in place and operating for the time being.
Lagoon's is indeed another possibility, as well. *** Edited 8/15/2007 12:15:19 PM UTC by GregLeg***
I'm going to say this is the one that traveled with a major carnival operator (forget which one- maybe Amusements of America or Conklin Shows) and was retired a few years back when gas prices started to go through the roof. I'm pretty sure that ride was called Double Loop, unlike Dorney's ride which once had a sign that referred to it as Colossus.
Maybe it was retired but isn't anymore- I haven't herad anything about that ride in a while. The listing says the ride was built in 1981 but if you trace Dorney's Laser back to it's original home in South America, it has been operating since 1982. That probably doesn't matter but is worth pointing out.
I sure hope Laser isn't leaving Dorney- it's a great ride. I'll take that over Hydra any day of the week.
Be of good cheer. Used amusement rides are not exactly in a seller's market (see Demon Drop). If CF chooses to leave Laser up and running until they can find a buyer, we might be having this same conversation three years from now.