SFNO's Batman being dismantled

Thursday, December 14, 2006 6:03 PM
Yeah Ultra Twister is great, pray they reassemble it.

My hope since it was the best coaster in the park for me and I miss it. I hope they restore it and put it back.

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Thursday, December 14, 2006 6:42 PM
FRONTIER CITY! ;)

But really, as long as it doesn't sit in storage next season, I'm not really missing the experience of the ride. I'll ride it enough next year. That said, I would assume this coaster would be a bargain, since it was disassembled twice. Six Flag's fire sale, anyone? I could see a smaller park scooping it up, but I don't know who yet.

By the way, I doubt EV is going to receive this. They'll get an SLC before a B&M anything. TGE, which looks like a really nice park, will probably hang on to the SLC it has in storage. As cool as it is to hate on Six Flags these days, I really want to see them pull through and start getting back into the black. I'd like to see what these guys can do with a larger budget. If they keep on the current track of selling off rides and property, maybe it'll happen for them one day. *** Edited 12/14/2006 11:47:23 PM UTC by Arson***


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Thursday, December 14, 2006 7:04 PM

BATWING FAN SFA said:
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.

So only "flagged" parks can receive inverted coasters? I'm just trying to follow the logic here...

TGE has an SLC in storage, yes. It doesn't mean they'd happily swap that out for a B:TR clone now that it's available.

As for Ultratwister and SFA, well...let's just say it's gone.

-Nate

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Thursday, December 14, 2006 7:07 PM
Wat do you mean its gone.

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

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Thursday, December 14, 2006 9:01 PM
As much as I'd like to see it at SFA, I'd like a NEW coaster better.

And what's this about UT being gone? Last I heard, it was still out in the field behind Batwing...

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Thursday, December 14, 2006 9:14 PM
I know you guys are arguing over which SF park it goes to but honestly unless Six Flags buys the ride from the city, I see it being sold to another park or rebuilt back at SFNO (unlikely).
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Thursday, December 14, 2006 9:24 PM
Gone: see no longer there

-Nate

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Thursday, December 14, 2006 10:08 PM
I think selling the SLC from TGE would be the best of ideas, and TGE getting this clone ride. B&M are just so much better (in my opinion) than the SLC's. I think it's kind of funny how two of the parks they want to sell have an SLC, and a Boomerang coaster. This doesn't suprise me.

For that repair thing, I just don't understand how a Hurricane would destroy that ride. Those rides are in snow, rain, sleet, and so on. They can't take some wind too??? Maybe, Six Flags got out of the contract somehow. They don't have to tell us everything.

To get in black, we need to sell the underperforming parks. You can put 30 million at SFGAm, and in one year, the park might make around 170 million. I'm basing this on how much Cedar Point has made with 3.3 million and 210 million. So, it's not a big deal. Of course, you still have staffing every year.

Now, put in huge rides that were bad buys at smaller parks, and no one is coming. You are in trouble. I'm the type of person that would rather spend the extra 3 million maybe for the B&M inverted rather than the SLC inverted. Is that 3 million going to be worth it, or not? In my opinion, it is.

However, if parks don't have the best coasters (a whopping amount-4 stink), you really need to either add some new ones, or go the cheaper route. Get some rides that are really thrilling, but aren't coasters. These are the Max Airs/cheaper and better (in my opinion) is the KMG Fireball, Spin Out, Super Shot towers, Tivoli Orbiter, and Himilaya ride.

Roller coasters aren't the only thing that teens can enjoy you know.

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Friday, December 15, 2006 2:25 AM
Hmm, ya think B:TR is going to end up back in Asia as "Phaethon" @ Kyongju World in Korea?

The concept art for their "NEW" coaster looks awfully like a B:TR clone.

http://www.kjw.co.kr/news/news_detail.htm?num=39

Park site:

http://www.kjw.co.kr/


S:ROS = <3
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Friday, December 15, 2006 4:56 AM
It is possible that SFNO will never re-open. I heard a rumor amongst industry people that(and remember this is just a rumor so don't jump on me about it) the only reason Six Flags hasn't made an announcement about having no plans to re-open is because they didn't want to seem like a lot of companies in the area that are jumping ship because of the damage. So they may have waited for news about insurance claims and/or waited to make it seem like they'd done everything they could to try to re-open but just can't. Wether they would sell it or just close it is unknown to me. But, it is an option that the park would not open again and therefore they are salvaging the repairable rides for other parks.

Of course it's also possible that, after being closed more than a year and the tourism and other industries in the area still struggling to get on their feet that, they may need to make room for a new attraction that will draw crowds in. Other than the boomerang coaster Batman is likely the easiest to remove and relocate since they have so many of them and have experience with dissassembly and re-erection with that particular ride. *** Edited 12/15/2006 10:04:16 AM UTC by RollerCoastin!!!!*** *** Edited 12/15/2006 12:15:21 PM UTC by RollerCoastin!!!!***

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Friday, December 15, 2006 8:34 AM
I hope it gets a happy home somewhere. Dozens of 6Flags fans are dying to ride.
;)

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-Mark

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Friday, December 15, 2006 8:57 AM

Ilovthevu' said:


For that repair thing, I just don't understand how a Hurricane would destroy that ride. Those rides are in snow, rain, sleet, and so on. They can't take some wind too??? Maybe, Six Flags got out of the contract somehow. They don't have to tell us everything.


The wind wasn't an issue, the issue was being in 15 feet of what basically amounted to raw sewage for a couple of weeks. This had to be hell on the electric components not to mention I am sure it completely destroyed the integrity of the footings.

Aside from that there is absolutly no reason for New Orleans to have a park of this size.

Jazzland was a failure, SFNO wasn't much better, and with New Orleans being half the size it was before it surely cannot support a park the size of SFNO.

Six Flags is doing the smart thing here. B:TR was likely the only ride salvagable at the park and it will obviously run again as the actual structure of the ride looks quite sound.


-Brent Kneebush

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Friday, December 15, 2006 11:46 AM
Doesn't the City Of New Orleans own Batman?

Maybe they're the ones dissembling it and selling it. Perhaps to that park in Asia that just so happens to be getting a new Beemer invert.

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Friday, December 15, 2006 12:22 PM
Can someone explain the leasing contract? I thought if you bring your stuff on leased land, it's still your property. If it was from previous owners, than it might the other people's property. What is Six Flags property, and what is not??
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Friday, December 15, 2006 1:37 PM
^Obviously B:TR & Jester would count as SFI's property as Jester was relocated from SFFT & B:TR was purchased by SF for installation at SFNO.

As for the other rides that were added prior to SF taking over the lease/operations then those may be the property of the city as the park was initially financed by the city of NO long before SF entered the picture.

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Friday, December 15, 2006 1:55 PM
Speaking of SFNO, I wonder if that guy ever found the stereo specs for the SFNO Hearse?
:)

Great Lakes Brewery Patron...

-Mark

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Friday, December 15, 2006 4:20 PM
The year before Six Flags bought Jazzland(the emptiest park in the world) Jazzland ordered a Vekoma SLC which was supposed to be new in design which would be a lot smoother. Then it got sold to Magic Springs Arkansas. So my question is would we really care if it was the SLC

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

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Friday, December 15, 2006 6:31 PM
john peck's avatar Speaking of New Orleans... The city's "other" amusement park, Carousel Gardens, is ready to reopen at full steam or has reopened now. Of course, CG is one-fifteenth the size of SFNO and is part of New Orleans City Park and Botanical Garden.
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Friday, December 15, 2006 6:57 PM
that place sucks really bad. I have been there twice once before and once after that place has rides that are like carnival rides and they are smashed together. In an area the size of my backyard. The rollercoaster is actually pretty fast for a kiddie coaster but the park sucks


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

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Friday, December 15, 2006 7:07 PM
Someone mentioned this earlier, but the rumors that I'm hearing point to that SFNO's B:TR is on the way to SOFCO (the Ohio steel fabrication plant that does B&M's stateside projects) for X-ray/general evaluation. What's less clear is whether that's precautionary on the part of Six Flags for a future opening at another Six Flags park (or even a reopening at SFNO, if it ever comes back), or that they're doing it in order to make sure it's safe to be sold off.
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