Six Flags over Texas announces S&S tower

Posted Wednesday, November 13, 2002 3:39 AM | Contributed by BrandonR

Six Flags Over Texas unveiled plans Tuesday for Superman Tower of Power, a 315-foot tall S&S tower.

Read more from The Star-Telegram.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 3:49 AM
As opposed to Power Tower? What a unique name they came up with. LOL!!!
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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 4:01 AM

Whef...and to think I was so concerned that they would drop the Superman theming. I can sleep tonite ;)

-mikey

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 4:14 AM
Ah, more original ideas from Six Flags.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 4:17 AM

Why should they get rid of something that is easily marketable?

While you guys are sitting here pissing and moaning about the name, I am sitting here going "Wow, a 315ft tall drop tower"!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 4:18 AM
This won't be the first time someone stole "Power Tower". Legoland in CA already has a kid power tower.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 4:33 AM
Olsor's avatar Don't forget the Tower of Power horn section... while completely unrelated to thrill rides, they had that name back in the 70's.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 4:43 AM
CPLady's avatar This is more than a "drop" tower. It launches riders up (like the shot side of Power Tower), THEN shoots them down (like the drop side of Power Tower). Two in one.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 4:45 AM
I bet the colors of it will be nice...;)
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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 4:46 AM

Chitown, my main complaint is the fact that the name just smells of typical Six Flags laziness. Sure the name is marketable, but how confusing is it when you have thirty (guess) some rides all named Superman. I am big into originality and creativity, and to me, this is juts more S.F. laziness and uncreative.

-Mikey

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 5:04 AM

Anyone know how tall Riddlers Revenge at WBMW Madrid is (I only know the metric stats and I don't know how to convert it)? That was fun & identical to this plan lol (well not the height I guess).

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 5:06 AM
I thought it was 313' tall? Not that that is a huge difference, but accurate stats are nice and all.

CPLady, how many towers run the combo program? Where did you hear what it would run (since the announcement was pretty...lacking)? Thanks!

EDIT, nevermind, just read the article...weird. That makes it sound like all three towers are going to run the combo program.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 7:01 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Its amazing how some people can't ever be happy. They have to find something to piss and moan about.

"I hate the color scheme"

"I hate the name"

"The layout looks crappy, the ride will suck" [said during construction, naturally]

OMG...its a brand new S&S Combo Tower! Who frickin cares what they name it or how they paint it?

And it will not be confusing to the general public as I'd guess the majority of them either do not know or do not care that there's another park they'll probably never visit with another ride themed to Superman or Batman. And it won't be confusing to us because there is no other drop ride abbreviated as STOP [and that, in itself, it pretty g-damned funny!].

--end rant--

Moosh - looking forward to riding the sucker hopefully next year.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 7:22 AM
I'm with ya on this 'Moosh.I don't care one bit about names,theming,ect. My favorite park,PNE/Playland,has little or no theming. They have some great rides,though.

Bottom line;is the ride fun?!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 7:43 AM
And it won't be confusing to us because there is no other drop ride abbreviated as STOP [and that, in itself, it pretty g-damned funny!].

Oh, yeah! LMFAO!!! :)

First "LoCoSuMo", and now "STOP"? Moosh, I hereby declare you the Coasterbuzz Acronym King Extraordinaire (CAKE?)!!! ;)

Later,
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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 8:00 AM
Mamoosh's avatar LOL, Echo V!

Moosh -waiting for either 'Gator, Bass, chris, or Nasai to make the extremely obvious cake joke [think Marie Antoinette].

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 8:10 AM

I'm not touching that one. Maybe nasai will, though. He probably needs a tasty treat to go with his Evian.

chris, who knew that that CAKE spelled trouble [boy].

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 8:24 AM
America's tallest Space Shot tower and 2nd tallest S&S in the nation.

So we know this is all Space Shot (refer to article).

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 8:29 AM
Nevermind that the manufacturer of the ride is called "S&S POWER". Gee, I never would have thought that a catchy name could be devised by combining the words from a TOWER-style ride, made by a company with POWER in the title ! Six Flags AND Cedar Fair were both lazy and unoriginal with this one. Deal with it. Ride it. Enjoy it. Fark the name.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 8:31 AM

That is the dumbest name I've ever heard, that's worse than naming a rollercoaster, Rollercoaster. Hopefully the tower will be white, not like a giant, yellow or red nuisance in the sky.

Thank God for technology at school so i can vew the lastest news during my lunch period.

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