Shapiro discusses re-vamping of Texas Giant. Also discusses Chang.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 4:19 PM

Acoustic Viscosity said: I don't expect it to stay "smoother" for too long.

Gemini is still pretty smooth.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 5:18 PM

But Gemini has steel track.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 5:46 PM

I dunno....

10 million to repair a coaster seems kinda steep. Woulden't it be better just to build a shiny new coaster that you can market as new?

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 5:50 PM

But don't forget about the flame throwers...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:24 PM

coasterguy3014 said:
But don't forget about the flame throwers...

So are you saying after flamethrowers that they will be getting a shiny new ride?

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:25 PM

Hm... SOB had G-Trains didnt it? I wonder if KI found a way of paying for the demolition....

Last edited by DanLinden, Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:26 PM
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:30 PM

I would venture a guess that the Texas Giant is somewhat of an icon for the park. Removing it outright would probably be a PR nightmare. Anything with "Texas" in the name is going to stir up emotions with the largely Texan audience. Perhaps naming it after the state will mean they never completely get rid of it.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 6:58 PM

DantheCoasterman said: But Gemini has steel track.

Then I wonder why I would have said that? Hmmmmm....

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:19 PM

Why did I just cringe? I may need to start checking flights to DFW like, yesterday....

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:45 PM

Word on the street is that the Chang trains have arrived at SFGAm and are sitting in the maintenance shed.

Looks like Iron Wolf is going to be getting new trains for 2010.

So now, with Chang, it's going to need new trains, so I still think a conversion is going to take place.

Last edited by Chitown, Wednesday, September 30, 2009 10:50 PM
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:07 PM

Wrong topic, Chitown? ;)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:23 PM

LOL, Tee many martoonies

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:44 PM

Cool, Bedazzled reference. Don't see to many of those... :)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:50 PM

DantheCoasterman said:
Wrong topic, Chitown? ;)

Uh, no it isn't, even though I started this topic, if you look around, you will see that Chang is being discussed also since that is what Shapiro talked about in his recent interview also. I updated the title to include Chang.

Last edited by Chitown, Wednesday, September 30, 2009 11:52 PM
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Thursday, October 1, 2009 2:30 PM

I rode the second generation of Gerstlauers in Denmark, and they are a great improvement over the original design.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009 6:53 PM

Say it ain't so, Moosh.

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Thursday, October 1, 2009 10:22 PM

Say what ain't so? All I said is that Gemini is still pretty smooth. Is that not true?

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Friday, October 2, 2009 8:11 AM

It is still smooth. I rode it 129 times at the charity event about 5 weeks ago.

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Friday, October 2, 2009 11:43 AM

I think Mamoosh is pretty smooth. At what he does. That is. ;)

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Friday, October 2, 2009 11:48 AM

I can be rough if requested :)

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