Supports, track unloaded in Six Flags Ohio parking lot
Posted Tuesday, December 26, 2000 12:11 PM | Contributed by Chip Wood
With a little bit of luck and a little bit of determination (well, mostly luck), the SFO: A Refreshing Look paparazzi snagged the first structure pictures of what's to come in 2001 at Six Flags Ohio.
Rumored to be a flying coaster, the dark blue supports now sit in the SFO parking lot, and you can be among the first to see what they look like.
We weren't kidding when we said we were obsessed with this stuff!
[Ed. note: An additional report indicates that bright green track is being unloaded this afternoon (December 26).]
If you examine the supports carefully, you will notice the connecting parts of the support (that bolt into the track and into the concrete footers) are large at the base and smaller at the top. if you've examined SLCs or Boomerangs, you will notice this too. Therefore, there is no denying that SIX FLAGS OHIO WILL HAVE A VEKOMA FLYING DUTCHMAN FOR 2001!!!!
Hey...is there something we may have overlooked? We hear the stat "115 feet tall" and we assume its a Vekoma Dutchman. Is it possible Six Flags purchased more than on Arrow 4th Dimension? Judging by the seats on those cars thay, too, could have you "flying all over the park." I guess we'll all know as soon as track arrives.
It is going to be right next to superman:ultimate escape. It is green track but it is dark so you can`t tell what the track looks like. It 100% sure won`t be themed like Alpengeist. Look for a Superman theme like Kryptonite or one of the villians.
Just from looking at the shipping containers, it is probably a Vekoma as it would be more cost effective for Arrow to just put the stuff on a flatbed and send it that way, rather than in a freighter type shipping container. ------------- Everybody calm down, the coasters do not open for another fifteen minutes.
Yes its a possiblility that SFO COULD get an Arrow 4D, but it doesn't exactly make sense... since Six Flags is installing a 200 foot tall model at MM, why would they install one practically half the size at another one of their parks? If it was true, wouldn't the SFO version at least be close in size to the one being constructed in California? However, it wouldn't surprise me too much to see another Six Flags park get an Arrow 4D for 2001, perhaps SFNE? But then again, SF might want to wait to see if the ride is a success before they start putting them all over the place.