Shockwave Info. Updated

Sunday, September 8, 2002 10:07 PM

Was at SFGAm yesterday, (Sat. 8)....and parked right in front of Shockwave, just to look and speculate. Looked at all the footers I could see...and some have pinkish-red spray paint on them. While there are some same color X's and numbers...34 and 35) near the fencing towards the entrance to the park.

The 3 trains are no where to be found, tried my hardest to look to see if there was the lift-chain and couldn't tell, I think I need glasses, cause I couldn't see jack $hit.

The shop that you used to exit out of is completely empty...(and yes I peeked thru the windows.)

*The camera that used to take your pictures coming out of the batwing, is completely gone, no where in sight.

No official announcement yet....but still makes you wonder, huh?

-Jeff-

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 10:28 PM
I was also there today and noticed the shop empty, I took a pic just so it wouldn't turn into one of those chain type arguments.
Here is the pic

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 11:26 PM
Looks like Shockwave is going bye bye or why else would they take out the shop and picture monitors?

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 11:46 PM
This is certainly an epiphany. :)
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Monday, September 9, 2002 4:54 AM

I am not saying SW is staying or going, but I had to post on this...

1) The shop being empty is no indicator that the ride is being torn out. This is practically the end of the season. In years past I have seen many shops closed and empty.

2) Ride photos taken out...If the sales for photos have declined to a certain level, it would not be cost effective to keep it. There are two instances that I know of (and there has to be countless others) where the ORP had been removed, yet the ride is still there - S:TE at SFMM and FoF at PKI...

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Monday, September 9, 2002 6:00 AM
Odds are that Shockwave will not be opening again this season as I have posted before. Another thing the shop is closed because Shockwave is closed. Say goodbye.

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Monday, September 9, 2002 6:22 AM
There is always someone who just can't see what's right in front of their face...

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Monday, September 9, 2002 6:50 AM
It certainly is looking bad for SW. This just seems like too many coincidences.

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Monday, September 9, 2002 10:13 AM
while i was thare on saturday i also noticed a small trailer under loop 2. for obvious reasons i couldent get real close but it was eather an air compresser or a welder.
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Monday, September 9, 2002 11:13 AM
You guys said something about pinkish-red footers inside the Shockwave compound. Can anyone provide pictures of this?
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Monday, September 9, 2002 12:01 PM

I'm just going to play devil's advocate here...

Two or three weeks ago, after close, I went around the permiter of Shockwave. (parking lot areas) I'm not saying that you're lying, because they could have very well taken them out in those two weeks, but the on-ride camera was still there, and the lights on the moniter were still on.

Did it cross anyone's mind that the ride could just be under inspection? If one of the trains suffers a serious accident, then wouldn't common sense dictate that SF take out the other two and inspect them? That in turn could explain why ...

A)The Trains are missing.

B)The Shop is empty. (they don't just keep the merchandise in there all winter long)

C)Shockwave won't open this season. The inspection could take a lot of time, and since it had low ridership, GAm may have decided that it wasn't worth opening back up this season.

D)Major Deconstruction hasn't begun yet.

The first, and last thing (not to mention only thing) we heard about Shockwave biting the dust, was from a credible source- Amusement Business. http://www.coasterbuzz.com/news/news.asp?NewsID=4348

I'm convinced Amusement Business reported the truth, but published it a little too soon.

and if not...

Amusement Business reported that Shockwave was to be taken out to make room for the new ride. That's all fine and dandy, but strange things have been happening around Yankee Harbor. East River Crawler, Cajun Cliffhanger, and Power Dive have all been taken down.

Make what you want of that...

Note: I'm just making observations, for all I know, they might have decided not to add that new ride next year.

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Monday, September 9, 2002 12:15 PM
When did East River Crawler (AKA the Lobster) come down?

Without pouring more rumor gasoline onto the speculation wildfire, is it possible that SFGAM will be getting some long-awaited updates in the flat ride department? Or is it true that if a new coaster is added, it will be added in the area south of the railroad tracks/bridge, beginning at Power Dive and traversing towards/intertwining with Batman?

Who knows. I still think that Amusement Business is more likely correct than incorrect. Tim O'Brien is pretty well connected.

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Monday, September 9, 2002 12:24 PM
Ooh, if shockwave went and we saw some construction in the power dive area (where there is pretty much nothing. i think it's the only part of the park i dont walk by), it would be possible to presume that we are getting a big coaster that stretches from batman to the parking lot?
Not just trying to start a rumor, but just trying to consider the posibilities (hoping for the best).
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Monday, September 9, 2002 12:26 PM
Not to burst your bubble, Kaldaim, but rumor has it that a small B&M flyer is what we have in store, but you can still hope... :)

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Monday, September 9, 2002 12:32 PM
I want something more intense than a B&M flyer! Unless it has tons of trees, a nice pretzel, and some new elements i think its a bad idea. But any B&M is at least descent.
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Monday, September 9, 2002 12:33 PM
yeah, that's what i've heard too but i'm still skeptical.
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Monday, September 9, 2002 2:17 PM

X It To Xtreme said:
You guys said something about pinkish-red footers inside the Shockwave compound. Can anyone provide pictures of this?

I tried to get some pics of these two from Sky Trek Tower but you can't see them in the photo.

Also ondrew hartigan I also saw that blue thing under the 2nd loop of Shockwave, I have a pic of that but I didn't think it was any big deal.

Edit: Also I would like to note they are not footers, but rather pinkish marks on the ground.

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*** This post was edited by CoasterDude316 on 9/9/2002. ***

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Monday, September 9, 2002 5:05 PM

X It To Xtreme said:
You guys said something about pinkish-red footers inside the Shockwave compound. Can anyone provide pictures of this?


Those are the ShockWave footers not for a new ride

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Monday, September 9, 2002 5:11 PM

Magnum, have you rode Superman Ultimate Flight?

No trees and undoubtedly one of the most intense coaster elements ever. The closest thing in intensity I have experienced is Shockwaves 2nd loop.

The positive G's last for so long on the bottom of that pretzel. You can't even scream as all the air is pushed out of your lungs.

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Monday, September 9, 2002 5:43 PM

Kaldaim said:
...it would be possible to presume that we are getting a big coaster that stretches from batman to the parking lot?
Not just trying to start a rumor, but just trying to consider the posibilities (hoping for the best).


Ya know? Now that I think about it, that's starting to make me wonder. The flyer was supposed to go in Whizzer's spot, who's to say that when those plans went poof, the flyer didn't go with them?

A flyer would more than likely be a more compact design, so the space between the Yankee Harbor flats would be more than enough room for it.

And I still wouldn't be surprised if Shcokwave was SBNO next season...

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