SFWOA TRACK and SUPPORT sighting!!!

Sunday, June 23, 2002 11:23 PM

What a lucky weekend I have had with sighting parts for SFWOA's new coaster...

Friday afternoon I was headed westbound on the Ohio Turnpike when a flatbed truck caught my attention as it passed me heading in the opposite direction. This happened somewhere between mile markers 90 and 95 around 3:00pm. On the trailer were two pieces of convex (think top of a hill) pieces of Intamin box-style track painted the same blue that is used for the supports on the three SROS rides.

Then tonight around 2:00am I was pulling into the toll plaza at exit 8A (where I-80 and I-90 split) and came up behind another flatbed that looked to be carrying a ton of support pieces. I quickly caught back up to the truck and made the best inspection that I could. The supports weren't very long or very thick...they looked like those used to create the scaffold supports used on larger hills. What I can tell you for sure, though, is that they are definitely Intamin. They were painted the same red color that the track on all three SROS coasters is painted in.

I drove ahead and purchased a disposable camera in an attempt to document this. After catching back up to the truck I was able to get a bunch of photos while driving through a well-lit area. Tomorrow I will have them developed and post any that turn out.

So it looks at though we can safely say the new coaster at SFWOA with be an Intamin with blue track and red supports (think the opposite of any SROS). This makes sense as the park already has a coaster with red track and blue supports. The only question now is...what the heck are they going to name it??

EDIT: Sorry guys...the photos were too dark to turn out. All you can make out are the tailights on the truck. At least Rite Aid didn't charge me for the developing :oP

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James Draeger
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*** This post was edited by ACEerCG on 6/24/2002. ***

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 11:34 PM
Bizzaro's Ride of Steel?
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Sunday, June 23, 2002 11:40 PM

Great news. Here comes -

Superman Reverser Color Ride of Steel

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Monday, June 24, 2002 12:48 AM
This truely is great news! However I too can't imagine why they would build another Superman themed coaster. Joe E.- Interesting idea of Bizzaro Superman. He was awesome, up was down to him, he said goodbye when entering and hello when leaving. Ahh the fun of comic books....

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Monday, June 24, 2002 2:52 AM

doesnt sound like a marine themed ride now, my guess, The Hurricane, or Twister...something having to do with a natural disaster.

Looks like im going up to the park to...investigate.

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Monday, June 24, 2002 3:16 AM
Interesting... they weren't in Hapag-Llyod shipping containers. But I trust James... he's not the type of person to make up a B.S. story.

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Jes
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Monday, June 24, 2002 4:19 AM
My question is why would a truck heading to SFWOA take I-90 from the Turnpike and not I-480 or SR 14? Not that I don't believe that there is track somewhere in this area, but unless the truck was lost or the driver was taking the long way, I don't think it was heading to SFWOA. However, I'll go down there sometime this week to see if anything's appeared.

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Monday, June 24, 2002 4:24 AM
anyone given any thought to a spiderman themed coaster? spidermans colors are red and blue just like supermans...so, it could be spiderman this time.
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Monday, June 24, 2002 4:27 AM

Told you it was Intamin. ;)

Odd that they're not coming in via shipping containers.

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Monday, June 24, 2002 4:29 AM

Spiderman is a Universal production. That probably will keep it from coming to a Six Flags park.

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Monday, June 24, 2002 4:38 AM
Best I can guess is that Six Flags is trying to save money by not having them shipped in containers.

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Jes
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Six Flags Worlds Of Adventure 2002 Ride-Ops Crew

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Monday, June 24, 2002 4:49 AM

But Six Flags don't have anything to do with the ride until it is built and operating.

They're contracting Intamin to design, manufacture and construct the ride. Intamin then subcontracts for instance the steel-manufacturing, shipping and the on-site construction. Usually, they'll have someone from Intamin to supervise the building.

Maybe they figured its a marine park, so rust would add to the atmosphere, so they don't give a rats about the conditioning of the track. Then again, maybe not. ;).

Blue track? Sounds like they're trying maybe to cut in on a bit of Millennium Force's action?

Good to hear it is box track - it looks better than the triangular stuff, and it allows for interesting supports, such as on most of their rides with the box truss.

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Monday, June 24, 2002 5:21 AM

ShiveringTim said:
My question is why would a truck heading to SFWOA take I-90 from the Turnpike and not I-480 or SR 14?


More chance to save money by having less turnpike tolls to pay? :o) This one was bothering me as well...

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Monday, June 24, 2002 5:23 AM

Actually, my understanding is that Intamin manufactures the track themselves in what used to be Schwarzkopf's plant. The rides are constructed by local erectors. If the other Ohio Intamin rides are any indication, their involvement on-site is limited to one or two field engineers.

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Monday, June 24, 2002 6:18 AM
Nitro, Titan, or Goliath

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Monday, June 24, 2002 7:34 AM

WOW! Wohooooo, As long as it isnt Morgan ;)

There rides look alright, but nothing special.

Intamin is the best choice to make, or even B&M for that matter.

Can't wait to see those pics!

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Monday, June 24, 2002 7:56 AM
Just a question here, if it was a Morgan would you complain? I think not.
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Monday, June 24, 2002 8:05 AM

Well now we know for sure that at least one SF park for sure is getting a coaster and I'm glad it's not B&M Because on average we all know they produce only 3 or 4 rides a year in the US market.

With that said that may leave the door open for SFA to get a B&M hopefully in 03.

Anyhow back on topic:this is gonna be one fine ride for SFWOA and it will definitely make them one of the finest parks in the chain,my money's on it being an S:ROS clone though with a reversed color scheme due to them having S:UE already.

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Monday, June 24, 2002 8:11 AM
Spiderman won't be at any SF park not because Universal has it, but because Universal has rights to Marvel Comics. SF has rights to DC Comics. Superman and Spiderman... Arch nemisises, you know, they would kill each other if they were allowed to pass the through indestructable inter-dimensional doorway that links the two comic companies together.

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Monday, June 24, 2002 8:35 AM
TrBiggar: You must not have ever read any of the Marvel/DC Crossover comics....

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