Six Flags Mexico's hyper?

Wednesday, September 24, 2003 6:53 AM
Any word on what happened with this coaster? A Morgan hyper that was produced (I remember seeing pics of the ride pieces somewhere, and one of the cars used to be on display at Morgan's IAAPA booth) but never built. I heard it was going to Six Flags Mexico in 2002, then 2003, but it never happened. It used to be listed on RCDB but its gone from there, too? Will Mexico ever get this coaster, or do you think it could wind up at an American SF park next year?

Something to think about...

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-Rob
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Wednesday, September 24, 2003 7:48 AM
When I was at the park in 2002 there were only a few supports in the parking lot, no track. Construction on the station had stopped. The park was having a lot of difficulties with the goverment over environmental issues.

As for what will happen to it I have no idea. If the entire coaster was paid for and Morgan constructed all the supports and track I don't see why it can't be placed at another park unless there are terrain concerns [and SFM is a hilly park].

mOOSH

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Wednesday, September 24, 2003 10:48 AM
I thought I had seen pics of structure and track, but that was a long time ago and my memory sometimes seems to betray me ;) I thought I heard that the park started construction without getting approval and that is what originally stalled things, but I was under the impression that those issues were cleared up so that the ride could be built.

If parts started arriving at the park, I would assume that means that the coaster was manufactured, or at least a good portion of it. If that is the case, wouldn't it make financial sense for Six Flags to place the coaster in a park that needs a hyper (La Ronde, SFWoA or SFStL), or, if only some parts have been manufactured, to build the rest of the ride, using the components that have most likely been paid for already?

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-Rob
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Wednesday, September 24, 2003 7:53 PM
Construct it already! If not in Mexico maybe in Ohio.

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 10:58 AM
I'm itching to see what kind of design this coaster is (was there any concept art out there?) and hopefully everything has been paid for and we'll either see it at SFM in the near future or one of the big 3 lacking a hyper (SFOG, SFWOA, SFStL) if that doesn't work out. I imagine La Ronde could be most likely if they have space and SF needs to stay with their $100 million commitment over a few years I've heard about.

-Danny

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Thursday, September 25, 2003 10:59 AM
I don't think that a layout was ever released.

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-Rob
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Thursday, September 25, 2003 1:28 PM
They could always build the thing upside down, then flip it over. I'm sure some of the supports would touch the ground. ;)


Heck, SFMM has hilly terrain, mayhaps it'll fit... ;)
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Friday, September 26, 2003 6:18 AM
And just build really tall footers for the ones that don't?

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-Rob
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Friday, September 26, 2003 6:50 AM
Yea, that'll work ;) Seriosuly though, if it was built to specific terrain, maybe the lack of information is because Morgan is slowly (because of slow payments from SF) redesigning the supports for another location. It would seem that the track and layout were already paid for, or at least put on credit, so they might as well install the thing somewhere and try and get a return on the money they've put into it, rather than have it sit around. Does anyone know what the height was supposed to be and how this might correspond to the variances granted to SFWoA by Aurora?

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Brett
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Friday, September 26, 2003 7:47 AM
You could send it to my neighbors house. I'm sure he could put on all the leftover blocks in his backyard.

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Friday, September 26, 2003 7:54 AM
It could have been a terrain coaster, but it seems that Six Flags opts to build its hyper coasters on flat ground (Nitro, Raging Bull, all 3 Supermen, Goliath, Titan), so perhaps they chose a flat spot to build this one on?

If the track has been sitting around for a couple of years, it still wouldn't be the first Morgan coaster that was "mothballed"... didn't Bonfante Garden's Morgan mine train sit for something like 6 years before it was actually constructed?

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-Rob
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