Six Flags Ohio announces X-Flight

Posted Thursday, January 4, 2001 4:11 AM | Contributed by ShiveringTim

Six Flags Ohio will announce the construction of X-Flight, a Vekoma Flying Dutchman model roller coaster, this afternoon in a press conference. The ride will be 115 feet tall and have 3,340 feet of track.

Read more from The Plain Dealer.

Also check The Sandusky Register.

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Thursday, January 4, 2001 4:22 AM
Hey its about time.

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-daniel j. haverlock-
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 4:23 AM
Finalmente!!!

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When the ride comes to a stop.......please stand up - please stand up - please stand up!
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 4:29 AM
nice
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 4:31 AM
I am happy it isnt a clone of Stealth!
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 4:34 AM
But.

Ya still hafta wonder why Grizzly Run looks like it is being demolished.
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 4:42 AM
Yea!!!...'Bout time. Wow, SixFlagsOhio, IMO, has the most unique/quality coasters. Also, did anyone read that X-Flight will be longer than the original and have more inversions. Paramount was dumb in letting this deal go sour. *** This post was edited by Coasterr on 1/4/2001. ***
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 4:47 AM
I really, really hate this name!

Well, the article states that no other new attractions are "planned" for this year, and I am scared because it says that Big Dipper will get a "new Control system"

Will Six Flags lose the only Ace Coaster Classic they have or not?
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 4:49 AM
I wonder why anyone would buy a flying coaster when the prototype was not so hot?

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It's all about the X Baby:]
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 5:07 AM
They could have been a bit more creative with the name, i personaly thought it was gonna be by BKF and be themed to poison ivy, but i guess not.
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 5:23 AM
Ron Toomers Revenge: Maybe Stealth was not that hot to you, but did you have to stand in the 3.5 hour lines that were a daily thing at PGA? If that does not make for a hit (at least with the GP), I don't know what does!

As for the name, everyone was bashing Six Flags for using superhero names, now that they are doing something else, the bash continues. Make up your minds people. Besides, who cares about the name? They could call it "Little Mary Sunshine's Trip To Grandma's House" and the ride would be the same.

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 5:35 AM
I don't think the Dipper will lose its ACE Coaster classic state, as long as the lapbars remain the same and no headrests are added.

Anyone know more?
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 5:56 AM
I appreciate a park that takes the time to develop a unique name for a coaster. Six Flags likes it's Batman and Superman and Viper etc too much. Let's see, so far we have X and X-Flight...what's next, X2? X-calibur? X-speed?
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 6:45 AM
"Lets put the X in S.E.X."
-Kiss

Har! That was funny!

But more seriously, an Ace coaster classic stays a classic if it is still manually braked and has no computer controls, thats why I fear the worst. Trains of course matter, too.
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 7:07 AM
Hey Soggy, I like that name! It's a great name for a coaster imo. ;) No seriously, I think the name X-Flight is good. At least it's not Joker's Revenge or something like that. Superhero names are done to death. Time for something new. As for the new coaster, I am also glad it's not Stealth. While Stealth is a great ride, and very popular with the GP, it was underwhelming imo, and as far as I'm concerned it was bested by Medusa at SFMW. I just hope that I can get to Ohio in the near future. Peace. :)
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 7:30 AM
Hymmmm... No mention of a seperate loading and unloading station. Well, hopefully it will run 3 trains. This is a MAJOR step foward for the underdog Ohio park. S:UE, Villain, B:KF and now X-flight gives SFO quite a robust line up. Six Flags works like a tornado.

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Life consists of two kinds of people, those who accept, and those who sit back and cry...
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 7:42 AM
Stealth was a good ride, not a great ride. It was unique in that it introduce the "flying" coaster and to tell you the truth im very happy that Vekoma will be making some improvements to the design and layout. WHO CARES WHAT THEY CALL THE THING!!!!!!!!!!
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 8:04 AM
I think it's a cool name. No more superheros please!

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Life consists of two kinds of people, those who accept, and those who sit back and cry...
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 8:24 AM
Looks like a winner to me. I am just glad to finnaly ride a coaster of this type. X-Flight is original which is good.

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BMCOASTER

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Thursday, January 4, 2001 8:35 AM
This coaster will probably be one of SFO's best diesicions ever made. Im happy that they are getting this, now ill have to plan a trip to SFO this summer.
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