^ Again, you guys need to stop using other similar examples like that as a justification. Flashback's situation is isolated due to a past incident where it was deemed unsafe and a distraction to safety personnel in an area that requires a lot of that kind of attention.
And you're also comparing two coasters without similar noise pollution levels. An Intamin Impulse coaster and Magnum XL-200 is not as close to being as loud as B&M coaster, which is exactly how loud Flashback is.
Yes, but how many of those coasters that neighbor waterparks are box-beam coasters (mainly B&Ms and rides in their track style, like Flashback) that don't contain some sort of noise reduction? I can't think of any. I know some B&Ms do border waterparks, but they have noise-reducing material in them (i.e. Talon).
Only SBNO to keep coaster count up? That's gotta be one of the funniest things said in this thread.
Let's say you have a huge lawn and your lawnmower is broke. You have no money to fix it and you have no other means to cut the grass in your front yard. Each day the grass grows higher and higher and gets wilder and weedier. Sure, its an eyesore but until you have the money to get your lawnmower running your only choice is to let the lawn grow wild.
The last thing Mark Shapiro cares about is coaster counts. Flashback is idle because there's no money to remove it, and the little staff the park has left is better used on coasters that people actually want to ride. The coaster count thing is *so* 2001. Who cares?
Why was it move to SFMM from SFGAM? And when did that happen?
I remember seeing the commercials for Z-Force when I visited relatives in Millwaukee. Never actually got to the park until two years before BMTR blessed us all. *** Edited 11/1/2006 2:20:25 AM UTC by WildThingNative***
At one time SF had a ride rotation program. They bought a half dozen different rides and would float them to the different parks every few years after the novelty wore off. Flashback was one of those rides. If I'm not mistaken MM is it's third installation.
Flashback is not the only coaster that can be taken down to make room for Shapiro's family focused attractions. Pscyclone probably would not be missed. And is Deja Vu any more reliable then it was when it was first built? That whole back area of the park could be reworked if the company was serious about working out some of the parks issues.