Posted Wednesday, September 17, 2008 9:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff
S&S has closed its Logan, Utah amusement park, indicating it was not profitable. The rides will be sent to various locations.
Read more from The Salt Lake Tribune.
Not at all surprising. The pricing structure didn't help, and Logan is, well, out in the middle of NOWHERE. Salt Lake is over an hour away, and Lagoon is a full-sclae park. Celebration Centre was pretty much go-karts, some upcharge rides, and a mini-golf. If they'd added a few things it might've been able to continue - here's my short list: S&S tower (amazingly, there wasn't one on property), H:XLC (KD is done with it), and a copy of Steel Hawg. Probably they'd have spent more money and "Geauga'd" anyway. The entire area is WAY too far from any population center other than SLC, and Lagoon had more, better, cheaper. But I'm still glad I got to try Sonic Boom. :)
Glad to hear sonic boom will live on somewhere else. I wish I knew *where* in Nevada it was going. I say cover it in lights and put it on the strip. ;)
If it does head to Vegas, I may finaly get to ride it. I'm planning on going to ACE's Fall Confrence (and maybe IAAPA) next year. :)
Or something else. Put it on top of the Stratosphere! How terrifying would that be? 360 feet down the side of the tower. I don't think that will happen, but man, that would be something else. I know they already have a SpaceShot. Wonder where it's going to go. BTW, is the SkySling that ride where you get to choose what you want your seat to do as you go up and down, or did they quit making that one?
I thought that was called the "Absolutely Insane" or something to that effect.
Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."
^Time to go out on a limb and HOPE that someone comes along to correct me (for our mutual edification, LOL). IIRC, probably not, I think AI was the name SF chose to use for their installations at GAdv and MM. As I recall, there were options the riders could choose in terms of flipping uside down, etc. SkySling had no such setting, it stayed upright the entire ride. The so-called "suicide seats" (which cost more to ride than the regular seats if you weren't POP-ing), had really nothing but a bicycle-type seat, and straps between the legs and around the shoulders that together formed a harness. Most scared I have EVER been on any ride was when I started to fall sideways at the top of the launch on (and off) that suicide seat. Aptly named. I reached behind me and grabbed hold of the crossbeam and held on for dear life about a millisecond after I felt my butt leave the seat with as much lateral movement as vertical. If that had happened on my first ride, I wouldn't have ridden a second time. Pictures are worth more than words... http://www.pbase.com/rollergator/image/86691456
They needed an Avalanche woodie too. :)
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
Vertigone at CP also had the "Absolutely Insane" name plate. I thought the ride was boring, personally.
The most interesting thing that ride ever did was fall to the ground.
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