SF ride rotation?

Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:22 AM
I know that Six Flags used to use a ride rotation program, I was wondering what years that was in effect and how it worked? Any ideas why it stopped, and if cloning became more popular afterwards?
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:56 AM
I would not say it really stopped. My homepark AW just last year sent off Texas Tornado to Cali, and Feista Texas shipped away Joker to New Orleans. I am sure there are many other moves, those are just two that are dear to me.

So IMO the irde rotation program has really never stopped, I think it just had a few slower years.


*** This post was edited by Markieb 4/22/2003 2:57:36 PM ***

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 10:59 AM
Also, Tidal Wave/Viper/Greezed Lightnin' is finding a new home at SFKK, as is Texas Tornado/Thriller/Zonga at SFMW.

--Ryan

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 11:18 AM
And on the flat ride side, Evolution from SFGAdv went to SFSTL and became Xcalibur, and I believe Starfish from SFMW was sent somewhere, wasn't it? Are they bringing the ride rotation back?

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 11:47 AM
Starfish was sent to SFWoA.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:13 PM
The SF ride rotation is back in full swing. There is yet another coaster leaving a major park at the end of the year and being sent elsewhere. It's just a little to early for me to mention yet.


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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:19 PM
DWeaver, leaving us hanging by a thread, without even a hint to grasp hold of (for the purpose of rumor-mongering, of course)....;)
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:24 PM
C'mon DWeaver tell us! You know something the whole world needs to know!
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:25 PM
I'll take a stab at it [and this is purely a guess]: Flashback is leaving SFMM. To keep the coaster count the park will add two coasters: a B&M flyer and PGA's former shuttle, purchased from Anton's son who is rehabing it, and will enclose it a-la Turbine.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:49 PM
Man I miss the *old* Thrillride! ;)

edit: Moosh, have you ever thought about taking over Gary Story's job? ;)

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*** This post was edited by DWeaver 4/22/2003 4:56:40 PM ***

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:53 PM
LOL DW ;) How long until my guess is taken as gospell and ends up on Screamscape?

Moosh

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:57 PM
LMOA!

It'll be all over the net by tommorrow!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 1:05 PM
This is an interesting topic.... no matter when they were moved, what other rides were relocated from one SF park to another?

I know that Thriller Bees and the teacups left SFKK to go to SFWOA last year.

Although not a SF park, didn't Ninja at SFOG come from Wildwood or such?

Seems like Mr Hyde's Nasty Fall at SFWOA came from SFGAM or such.

Vampire at SFNE came from SFKK.

I also believe Starchaser at SFKK went to SFDL, but has since been moved again.

What else?

Shaggy

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 1:10 PM
Mr Hyde's Nasty Fall did indeed come from SFGAm where it was the imfamous Edge

Another ride at SFGAm came from the original ride rotation program. That is the Condor. I know it was at a few other parks before coming to a rest at Great America. One of them was a Texas park I believe.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 1:21 PM
Didn't PGA's "Edge" wind up in a SF park? Does anyone remember which one?

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 3:03 PM
Actually, there is a little Six Flags park in Missouri who is loosing Ninja and getting a new coaster in it's place. ;) I guess you could say this "new" coaster is the "new" B:TR clone. ;)


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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 3:19 PM
Swoosh, that was way too easy! Those Vekoma junior inverts are popping up everywhere, huh? ;)

I hope Ninja will be sent to another park though. Astroworld anyone?

-Danny

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 3:21 PM
A looper for an impulse? Well that is weird. Why wouldnt they keep it and add the impulse anyway.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 3:30 PM
Antuan...it's possible that Swoosh could be referring to the new clone that is popping up at two SF parks this year....you never know...but then again, this thread is turning into a mini-rumor mill

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 3:37 PM
I'll take a guess and say Viper at GADv is going. Just a wild guess though, nothing more. :)

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