When you said Iron eagle is "sitting in many pieces" does it mean the ride is being removed or just being repaired? I'm sure you of all people here know just how much trouble that ride was giving the maintenance staff last season what with it getting stuck all the time.
If it does go then a new flat should replace it pronto...I mean we've already lost our enterprise & it's going on 3 seasons now without a replacement for it...I think they may need demolition permits to remove the main structure before a new ride can be added which is why nothing's happened there yet.
As for the prospects of a possible new coaster for 05...while 04 is an off year & thus may improve our chances of it happening in 05 I doubt it will ever happen because I think SFI is flat out done with the park as far as coasters are concerned,they probably feel as though 8 different coasters are enough for the park & just don't feel the need to add yet another one...we're still waiting for that runaway car ride to be built along with the dark ride & ferris wheel,which I actually believe might turn out to be a package deal as far as the ferris wheel & runaway car ride are concerned.
I'm sure the park has every intention of keeping Iron Eagle. That's what I was told at the end of the season. They just needed to replace a motor (I believe) that involved taking the whole thing apart. I was also told it would take two cranes to take it apart, but there were no cranes there today.
How were some of the other rides doing as far as maintenance is concerned?I'm hoping Mind Eraser will finally get a new coat of paint this year...sure I never ride the thing anymore but it would still be nice to see it get a touch up for asthetic purposes.
I also am hoping they give Roar a good going over because it was really getting rough in 03,I'm sure the trains are probably getting their annual rehab work done(they should fix the padding on a few seats this time)& the lap bar covers need replacement as well.
*** Edited 1/24/2004 10:19:21 PM UTC by Black 7***
Speaking of train rehabs I wonder if they're gonna be late on Two face's train again like last year...as most of us recall it took a couple of months just to get the train out of the shop & back on the track.
BATWING FAN SFA said:
How were some of the other rides doing as far as maintenance is concerned?I'm hoping Mind Eraser will finally get a new coat of paint this year...
I just hope we'll be seeing something new in 05(a new coaster perhaps?) although I doubt it that we'll get that lucky given SFI's financial state,I guess we'll have to keep an eye on what happens during the course of the 04 season to learn more.
The way it looks now I believe we're on an "every other year" schedule when it comes to new ride additions to the park...we got Batwing in 01 & took 02 off for improvements & general maintenance & then added PBR(not the beer folks) in 03 & are currently taking 04 off as far as new ride installations & with that in mind we'll probably be getting something new in 05,although I think it'll just be another flat.
I don't think we'll be getting a new coaster again until after SFDL gets one first...along with SFA SFDL has had to go the longest without a new coaster so if SFI doesn't feel the need to add a new coaster to SFDL I don't think they feel any differently about SFA...otherwise we would've gotten a new coaster by now.
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