Wednesday, May 24, 2006 6:52 PM
Since Megazeph won't be returning i decided to make available the final edit of the Megazeph music video.
Looks like this is the last video to ever be taken of this custom coaster.
This vid only features megazeph.
It is being hosted at filefactory.com
I had fun filming and editing this for other people to enjoy so go get it.
I know filefactory sucks the way you have to get the file, but it is a free host and one that allowed enough space so i didn't have to compress the hell out of the video.
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Wednesday, May 24, 2006 8:25 PM
Wait...what? MZ not returning?
BATWING FAN SFA
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 8:33 PM
^Me thinks none of SFNO is returning at this point.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 9:16 PM
SFNO is supposed to reopen next year according to N.O. media.
Since when was is said that Megazeph would not return?
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 10:56 PM
No one said anything about SFNO or anything in that park. If anything has been decided, it hasn't been announced yet.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 11:35 PM
While the press says one thing, you look at the park and it's just so hard to believe that it would come back. I've been there about three weeks ago and it looks absolutely no different from what it looked like in January. Aside from the FEMA trailer facility in the parking lot, there is basically no activity that can be seen. It's quite clear that little or no progress has been made since then due to many possible reasons that anyone could guess. Since Calcajun has had the even more disheartening view of the park with his own eyes up close, it's even harder for him to believe it would come back than anyone who hasn't seen it in person. I wish the best for the park, but my hope is really fading as all these months go on and nothing is done. Despite the fate of the park, however, I still think Mega Zeph may live on. It may have a lot of damage, but I think it is worth it (and plausible) to rebuild it elsewhere.
Thursday, May 25, 2006 12:01 AM
Cameraman, Wood/Steel + Water = not good. I imagine by now most of the wood is unusable and the steel framework not exactly sound. If Mega Zeph is coming back, it will at SFNO but there is no way a park would pay that much money to move it.
Thursday, May 25, 2006 8:20 AM
And that may also be the reason why SFAW's serial thriller was shipped up to TGE instead of shipping it a short distance down the road to SFFT. SF may already have decided that SFNO will never re-open and when they finally make that decision, the BTR at SFNO will be shipped to SFFT and the rest of the rides will meet the same fate that the ones at SFAW met, new homes in other parks. VERY sad
Thursday, May 25, 2006 1:39 PM
I somewhat doubt that was the reason. More than likely Six Flags had preliminary locations for the rides long before they knew what was up with SFNO. They really didn't know the extent of the damage to the park/rides until about winter. And from the sounds of it, insurance discussions are still going on (possibly holding up the process). It is very probable that the whole insurance thing is holding everything up. If it ever does clear maybe that will give the green light to some progess. I read in the newspaper about a owner of an apartment complex, and the owner just now, nine months later, was able to settle the amount with the insurance company.
About Mega Zeph: I think the steel may have held up fine. However, the footers, wood, and equipment that was submerged, not so well. If anything, the steel structure could easily be dismantled and moved. It would be a heck of a lot cheaper than having to build new steel supports for such a coaster. There's also various things that could be reused, such as the trains, brakes, and possibly some untouched equipment. I think it would not be incorrect to say that it's a lot easier to move a steel-structured wooden coaster than one entirely composed of wood.
*** Edited 5/25/2006 5:47:26 PM UTC by Cameraman***
Thursday, May 25, 2006 1:42 PM
I seriously doubt the damage to MegaZeph is as extensive as people are making it out to be. I also doubt that Six Flags knows what to do with the park right now. There are a lot of things that will factor into their ultimate decision and I don't think all of those things are known yet.
Thursday, May 25, 2006 2:43 PM
Last I heard, was that they were waiting on the insurance company.
If you remember the pics from the flooding, the water crested right below the track sections on the coaster, so I doubt that a lot of the ride will have to be rebuilt. Maybe some footer work will have to be done though.