SFI s new coaster for 08

Thursday, August 30, 2007 2:47 PM
^That's not what Screamscape is saying. Now, they may be wrong, but it's been mentioned now two times. And BFSFA, let's try to have some faith that maybe we'll finally get a new coaster at SFA. It's only been since 01' afterall:)
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Thursday, August 30, 2007 2:59 PM
rollergator's avatar Speaking of SFA...I'll give you half of FL for your "lame" version of Ride of Steel. While we're at it, I'll throw in BOTH sides of Gwazi for your GCI/PTC ride...but only if we also trade maintenance crews... ;)
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Thursday, August 30, 2007 3:20 PM
Can we please not turn this into a BatwingFan is wanting a new coaster for SFA, so let's punch him into submission thread....


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Thursday, August 30, 2007 4:10 PM
Now being as Shapiro wants more family oriented parks, will these new coasters be large scale or smaller stuff?

Hope they are NEW anyway. Although SFNO's coasters need somewhere.


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Thursday, August 30, 2007 4:20 PM
^I doubt they are going anywhere besides BTR, the rest of the park looks like it did the day after Katrina hit except not under water. Also I think that SFA and SFOT both need a new coaster since they havent had a new one in ages. I think one of the old AW coasters is going to SFSTL, while BTR from SFNO is going to SFFT, and the rest probably the spinners which I am suprised I liked after riding Tony Hawk at SFFT.

Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers

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Thursday, August 30, 2007 5:16 PM
^And what Astroworld coaster do you think is going to SFSTL? That togo death machine? Please. The only place that's going is a dump somewhere. The standup is no longer in SF's possesion, and the rest have been sold off or(most likely) scrapped.
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Thursday, August 30, 2007 5:25 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar SFKK os supposedly getting something to "put them on the market" in 2008.......... could this be a coaster?
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Thursday, August 30, 2007 6:38 PM
^^I hope you are not talking about UltraTwister, that thing has one of the best drops on any coaster period.

Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers

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Thursday, August 30, 2007 7:10 PM

Audioslaved said:
^I doubt they are going anywhere besides BTR, the rest of the park looks like it did the day after Katrina hit except not under water. Also I think that SFA and SFOT both need a new coaster since they havent had a new one in ages. I think one of the old AW coasters is going to SFSTL, while BTR from SFNO is going to SFFT, and the rest probably the spinners which I am suprised I liked after riding Tony Hawk at SFFT.

The only coasters SFI kept from SFAW are serial thriller,UT & B:TE.B:TE is DL's problem now,UT is damaged beyond repair at SFA & ST is supposedly going up at TGE in 08.

All the other SFAW coasters got scrapped with exception of GL.Didn't that one go to a smaller Texas park?

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Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:32 PM
^^Actually I was. No park wants or needs that thing. It's an outdated gimmick coaster that would most likely be too costly to repair in its current condition. There's a reason only a handful were built.

A park could almost get a brand new coaster for the price it would probably take to get Ultra Twister running up to snuff. Not to mention it is most likely very costly to maintain.

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Friday, August 31, 2007 2:32 AM
Whoops. My bad. What a rookie mistake, though I reckon I just stupidly mixed up the two Canadian parks (La Ronde and Canada's Wonderland) -- completely forgetting that Behemoth is going into a Cedar Fair park. A bit mortified actually that I made that error.

Anyway...it's all up in the air. I would like to think Magic Mountain will NOT be a recipient of a new coaster next year, but am afraid Psyclone's former spot will soon be announced to be succeeded by a Tony Hawk Spinning Coaster. If ANYTHING is thrown Magic Mountain's way next year in term of a new attraction, I hope it's either a Wiggles World or Thomas Town. They need something of that sort desperately.

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Friday, August 31, 2007 4:48 AM
Since this hasn't been brought up even though it would be a long shot and wouldn't make much sense but,,,,,,,,,,

Could Flashback at SFMM possibly be one of the new for '08' coasters going into another SF park?


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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Friday, August 31, 2007 12:44 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Are there any SF parks it hasn't already been at yet? lol
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Friday, August 31, 2007 12:54 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar SFKK! lol
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Friday, August 31, 2007 3:47 PM
Greezed Lightning and Mayan Mindbender from Astroworld were both sold to small Texas Parks, neither has been reopened.

Truly the only SFAW coaster still in Six Flags possession I can imagine being rebuilt is Serial Thriller.

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Friday, August 31, 2007 4:04 PM
DantheCoasterman's avatar What happened to Viper?
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Friday, August 31, 2007 7:40 PM
^Sadly, Viper was trashed as far as I can remember. That was a fun ride, but marquee attraction? No. It would've been an excellent addition at a small park though.

I think the biggest loss was XLR-8. There aren't that many suspended coasters in the U.S. to begin with, and that was thrown in the dumpster as well. Someone out of the Houston crew who posts here though said it was also in bad shape.

While I loved Ultratwister (and especially now that is has the Deja Vu colors), I would've preferred to see XLR-8 go up at SFA if they could've fixed it. It was a fairly long ride with two lifts and would've been perfect for the family market Shapiro is trying to market to.

As it is, we have Ultratwister and the train cars from the Astroworld train ride sitting at SFA doing absolutely nothing except taking up room and not adding anything aesthetically to the park.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007 10:18 AM
rollergator's avatar IIRC, wasn't there some damage done to UT during shipping? It was very cool - but between operating costs/maintenance needs and capacity, it probably wasn't going to be re-built anyway...

Why SF hasn't re-installed the SLC already....anyone's guess. Such a no-brainer, how can you let it sit and rot when it could be pulling guests in at SFGE? Amazing.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007 10:49 AM
^Yeah that's the excuse they gave as to why the ride wasn't installed & just sits there in pieces.

Shouldn't they have checked every single piece as it was removed for signs of damage & then cancelled the move if they found anything?

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Saturday, September 1, 2007 12:12 PM
I am all for the Family experience that Six Flags is trumpetting.

But how is it that the Busch Parks can still add expensive coasters, or AND do the family stuff as well?

Six Flags needs to find a good balance between adding huge capital investments of coasters and also maintaining a focus on families.

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