SFAW Public Auction

Friday, December 9, 2005 1:38 AM
I was checking out an Ebay auction and ran across this info at the bottom of one in particular:

"Most of the parks items are being relocated to other parks that are owned by Six Flags. Although, there will be some items left that are not needed in other places. These items such as antique tractor, locomotive, carousel, buildings, landscaping, signs from the rides, golf carts, trucks and other big items will be sold to the general public at an onsite auction the first weekend in January of 2006. Anything left after then will belong to the demolition company!! If you are interested in some of the bigger items such as equipment, carousel, golf carts, buildings, fencing, street sweepers, etc, feel free to call Kenneth Dixon of Tri-State Auction Co. @ 601-810-0366. Tri-State is currently onsite doing inventory and setting up for the 2006 Onsite Auction."

Here's the link on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Authentic-Astroworld-Memorabilia-1968-Brochure_W0QQitemZ7730580274QQcategoryZ13878QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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Friday, December 9, 2005 10:11 AM
Carousel?!?!?!
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Friday, December 9, 2005 10:14 AM
I'll take two golf carts, a concession booth, and oh yeah... a classic carousel. Sheesh.
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Friday, December 9, 2005 1:28 PM
Pretty much what I feared Six Flags would do with the carousel... hopefully whoever buys it at auction buys it to keep intact instead of piecing it out.
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Friday, December 9, 2005 2:50 PM
Maybe it's better off going yo an owner that will actually give a sh** about the ride!
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Friday, December 9, 2005 7:27 PM
Isn't a carousel family-friendly enough for the new regime? Or haven't they found a "partner" willing to pay enough to put their brand name on it?
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Saturday, December 10, 2005 11:29 AM
What a historic ride just to give away to the highest bidder

~Cal


its in the woods.........
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Saturday, December 10, 2005 11:30 AM
I'm actually more excited over the steam locomotive than the Carousel. Great to hear it won't be sent to another park and dieselized.

I hope somebody will buy the engine and give it a good home.

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Saturday, December 10, 2005 1:26 PM
crazy horse's avatar If I lived closer to the park(Iam in michigan), I would go to the auction.

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Saturday, December 10, 2005 2:23 PM
This was posted yesterday from an employee working the dismantling shift:

Day 40 Dec 9

Today the Texas Cyclone trains and Serial Thriller Trains left on 18 wheelers.

UT is going to Wash DC

ST is not going to FT, but the Waterworld Speedslide is.

Greezed Lightin', Viper, XLR-8, Looping Starship, Mayan Mindbender are for sale.

January 6,7,8 will be the public auction. There will be a $5.00 charge for a Certificate of Authentication. Times TBA.

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Saturday, December 10, 2005 2:32 PM
I was under the idea that Looping Starship is going to SFOT
its in the woods.........
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Saturday, December 10, 2005 2:35 PM
I think it's great they saved a ride that's completely unique to the United States.

Hopefully those other rides can eventually find homes as well.


"Would you like to buy a photo of you boys enjoying the Line Ride?"

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Saturday, December 10, 2005 2:45 PM

OzCatter said:
I was under the idea that Looping Starship is going to SFOT

I guess it is the SFoG Starship going to SFoT instead.

Also, is it the classic Carousel that is for auction? Could there be another children's ride they are refering too?


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Saturday, December 10, 2005 4:02 PM

Rob Ascough said:
Maybe it's better off going yo an owner that will actually give a sh** about the ride!

SFAW had its own carousel shop where figurines were constantly being rehabbed. I had the pleasure of talking with one of the women who works in the carousel shop on one of the last few operating days, and it was obvious a lot of time and care has gone into that ride. To say that those in charge didn't care about the ride is a little ignorant.

-Nate *** Edited 12/10/2005 10:18:24 PM UTC by coasterdude318***

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Saturday, December 10, 2005 5:22 PM
I didn't imply that the park didn't care about the ride, I implied that the corporation as a whole doesn't care about the ride. If they cared, it would be going to another Six Flags park that needs a bonafide carousel (perhaps one that currently operates some fiberglass machine).

BTW, how unexpected of you to quote my negative Six Flags comments, Nate.

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Saturday, December 10, 2005 5:45 PM
Perhaps you should have been more specific, as I definitely think your post insinuated that SFAW didn't care for the ride.

BTW, how unexpected that you would come to this thread to post negative comments about Six Flags.

-Nate

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Saturday, December 10, 2005 6:22 PM

Rob Ascough said:
Maybe it's better off going yo an owner that will actually give a sh** about the ride!

I actually read into it as a knock against corporate for not caring to keep a classic! Not a blow to AW.

As Nate noted AW keep it up VERY well! It stayed in constant rehab making sure it always looked pristine! It is sad to say it will most likely end up in someones collection rather than a place for families to enjoy it. That is why the caretakers worked so hard keeping it pristine. For children to enjoy it!

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Sunday, December 11, 2005 12:03 AM
Markieb, that is exactly what happened to the carousel that I took care of fro 25 years
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Sunday, December 11, 2005 1:29 AM
Hmm, I know of a certain small family friendly park with a reputation of meticulous upkeep of rides that just so happens to be bereft of a good merry go round. Hey RGW, any idea which park I'm speaking of?

Anyway, I'd be quite happy if Ultra Twister does end up being installed over here @ SFA. Not really sure *where* it would fit, but I liked the ride a lot.
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Sunday, December 11, 2005 12:54 PM
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2Hostyl said:Hmm, I know of a certain small family friendly park with a reputation of meticulous upkeep of rides that just so happens to be bereft of a good merry go round. Hey RGW, any idea which park I'm speaking of?

Nope, no idea....but you might see me there for that new woodie next year... ;)


Anyway, I'd be quite happy if Ultra Twister does end up being installed over here @ SFA. Not really sure *where* it would fit, but I liked the ride a lot.

UltraTwister actually put me in a lot of pain, LOL. But it was *caused* by me thinking I could do the hand-over-hand rope thing at Schlitterbahn (silly gator!)....so, I'd like to give UT another shot, as it was REALLY cool....doubt I'll get to... :(

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