I can't find an article online, but local TV stations have been reporting that the park will be imploding what is left of the ride in about 5 minutes. Most of the ride has already been demolished and they will be using explosives to knock over the tower portion of the ride. I'm sure some video will be available tonight. Wildcatter is the 1st gen Intamin freefall being removed to make way for the Tony Hawk coaster.
So how many are we down to now. half a dozen? I don't know if it's true or not, but I'vew heard that they have a buyer for Demon Drop and should be gone after this season. So we may know in about a month what Demon Drop's fate is.
bigboy said: It keeps them from having to squeeze an expensive rented crane into a very tight space.
Not only that but taking it apart piece by piece is a hassle. You have to hire a whole bunch of people to take it down piece by piece (not to mention that expensive rental crane you mentioned). Just imagine how many nuts, bolts, and components make up that tower that have to be removed manually.
With one implosion, they brought down the entire 130-foot structure within seconds. Saved a lot of time and money IMO.
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