Scream in Oklahoma!

Tuesday, February 4, 2003 1:30 PM
I saw three pieces of scream track on the back of a flatbed trailer on I-44 today (Feb 4, 2003) heading west. I guess it was scream track, it was blue and yellow, and B&M.

Also while in OKC, I took a drive around Frontier City. Just a few observations.

The new grave yard (behind the park) is full of all kinds of stuff, neatly stacked. I could make out parts of excallibur, and some kind of tower ride, everything else was just piles of steel.

The old grave yard (north of the park) has been really cleaned up (there is still some work to do, but it is looking pretty good) and some of the present day ride vehicles (ferris wheel) are being stored there.

The only construction I could find was the removal of the "splash" pond on the Wildcat. The trough the train runs through is still there, but the pond has been broken up and placed in piles.

Also, a lot of the land surrounding the park, including a old Red Carpet Inn, looks to have been purchased by the park. So, I wonder, could we be looking at a big expansion in a few years.

Nahhh, who am I kidding - this is Six Flags and Oklahoma City, nothing will ever happen here.

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Let the good times roll - Zingo

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Tuesday, February 4, 2003 1:52 PM
hey i live in OKC!!! OH that tower ride is probably the S&S Sky Sling we are supposed to get.
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Now,ifonlyI couldgetmyspacebarto workright.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2003 2:10 PM
I didn't see any sign of that sky sling - the tower ride that is in the grave yard looks to have a much larger diameter than any of the supports utilized by the sky sling. I think it could be from the old Air Racer ride at SFOT - but that is only a major guess.

Besides improvement of the operations and maintenance of the rides (which need to be main priority for 2003), I think if they just added a nice mine ride coaster (Excalibur), an Impulse, a Premier spaghetti bowl coaster and one of those spinning rapid rides, Frontier City could become a really fun park (they already have plenty of flat rides). Currently when I suggest we go there usually only one other member of my family agrees, therefore we don't visit but only once a year.

This place improved so much in the 90's, but after the purchase of SF, nothing worth mentioning has been constructed since.

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Let the good times roll - Zingo

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Tuesday, February 4, 2003 2:20 PM
Air Racer was sold for scrap and melted down. However a private citizen purchased the air planes themselves.

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Jeremy Murphy
www.lonestarthrills.com

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