SFNO's Batman being dismantled

Thursday, December 14, 2006 1:46 PM
Fun's avatar Considering the state of Six Flags as a business right now, it wouldn't surprise me if the ride has been sold to another park outside of the Six Flags family...

...or for that matter, a metal scrap yard.

Thursday, December 14, 2006 2:18 PM
CoasterDiscern's avatar And the winner is............................. It's going to a park I know that. Keep trying, it will happen for you.

Ask not what you can do for a coaster, but what a coaster can do for you.
Thursday, December 14, 2006 2:25 PM
Back to Japan perhaps?
Thursday, December 14, 2006 2:36 PM
Jeff's avatar

Rob Ascough said:
Yeah, it's the only B&M to be relocated.
I thought there was B&M track from somewhere sitting at Darien Lake? Am I mistaken?

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Thursday, December 14, 2006 2:51 PM
That's an Intamin coaster with the B&M-style track (Batman the Escape).

- Aaron K

Thursday, December 14, 2006 2:56 PM
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CoasterDiscern said:
It's going to a park I know that.
We're going to play this game again?
Welcome back, red train, how was your ride?!
Thursday, December 14, 2006 3:20 PM
It's definitely moving. The thing that tips their hand - and shows it's not being scrapped - is that it's being dismantled piece by piece instead of just ripped apart. Generally, scrapped coasters are ripped apart in the cheapest way possible, not carefully dissembled.
Thursday, December 14, 2006 3:24 PM

Touchdown said:
SFFT is allready getting a spinner this year, highly doubt the chain's current management is going to give a park two coasters in one year.

Besides Sea World allready has the exact same ride.
*** Edited 12/14/2006 5:34:54 PM UTC by Touchdown***

I'm well aware of that,however it could very well just go into storage for a couple years then be put up later.

Every other SF park already has an inverted coaster,be it a B:TR or an SLC & it wouldn't make sense to take out an existing ride only to replace it with the exact same type,just different manufacturer.

Thursday, December 14, 2006 3:37 PM
Very funny fun. It's most likely gonna be sold, and the rest fo the park to. Im sorry to all the people of NO, and sorry SFNO.
Thursday, December 14, 2006 3:57 PM
Once again, Six Flags owns three parks without any type of inverted roller coaster. I'm not saying that all of them (or any of them, for that matter) are potential candidates, but SFFT isn't the only park lacking an inverted coaster.


Thursday, December 14, 2006 4:08 PM
crazy horse's avatar Many more pictures here........


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.

Thursday, December 14, 2006 4:11 PM
That sucks i have no idea wats going to be there fro when the park opens.

As i said this is my homepark

Thursday, December 14, 2006 4:25 PM
It was reported on the news that BTR was one of the rides that could be repaired. Also I've heard a report that BTR track was spotted at sofco. So it's possible that the ride needed repairs or further inspection. Where it goes after that is unknown, but the word that has been going around is that it's being "repaired."

Also as per the lease agreement, BTR is property of the city. However, it could be possible that the city agreed to let Six Flags sell it for extra money to fix the park, but that sounds unrealistic. *** Edited 12/14/2006 9:27:00 PM UTC by Cameraman***

Thursday, December 14, 2006 4:49 PM
Well it certainly had the best drop of any of the B:TR's. The placement over the water was my fav.
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
Thursday, December 14, 2006 5:06 PM
Batwing Fan, if you are aware that Sea World allready has the exact same ride, then why do you think SFFT would add it? What are they suposed to do: advertise a yellower, newer, more well traveled Great White with Prince and Elfman pumping through the queue?

If it does go to a new SF, I expect it to end up at one of these parks:

SFMex (no invert)

SFA, SFDL, SFEG, SFKK, SFMW, SFNE (have hang and bangs)

Before adding it to SFFT.

2020 Trips: Canceled by Corona

Thursday, December 14, 2006 5:16 PM
rollergator's avatar SFGE *has* a hang-n-bang as well, but being in storage means it's not exactly "functional" for the park...
Thursday, December 14, 2006 5:19 PM
^I choose not to add Great Escape because there is no way the village mob will let them build a B&M, especially if this model (as I assume) isnt one with sand in the rails so I didnt add it to my list.

2020 Trips: Canceled by Corona

Thursday, December 14, 2006 5:26 PM
Yeah since I live nearby i am going to try and check out the thing
Thursday, December 14, 2006 5:29 PM
RE: SFMex, they have an SLC masquerading as Batman The Ride.

I think it's been sold, personally. That's my guess. I can't really think of an SF park that needs Batman that doesn't have it.

Thursday, December 14, 2006 5:54 PM
^Yep I was gonna say the same thing Vincent.

Now I pointed out an "SF" park in need of an inverted coaster and TGE & WW/EV havn't been "flagged" yet so those would be ruled out leaving SFFT the only "flagged" park in the chain without an invert.

TGE has an invert<just not put up as of now> & all the others have SLC's....man if this were a floorless we were talking about here there would be far more options for SF to keep open but since it's an invert SFI's really in a bind as to what to do with it.

As much as I'd like for it to come up to MD. we're still waiting to hear what they're gonna do with the last relocated coaster they sent us from SFAW.


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