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).]

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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 12:31 PM
Oh my....

I am HYPED!

Gotta take a trip out there tommorow!!!!!!!
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 12:39 PM
Since they already have a Batman coaster, what will they call it? Of course that didn't stop them from having two Batman named coasters at Great Adventure.
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 12:52 PM
i think its going to be a ski coaster they don't have one
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 12:57 PM
Work gets in the way of everything :)

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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 1:34 PM
They could call it Nitro
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 1:35 PM
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!!!!
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 1:37 PM
I've been waiting for track and whatnot to arrive, and I'm sure everyone else in the SFO area has been too.

I think I'll end up back there this year...

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How dare you vanquish the Steel Phantom without his consent? Fear the Phantom's Revenge.
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 1:37 PM
GigaCoaster, I think he means a Flying Dutchman which is themed after a ski trip, like the Alpengeist
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 2:02 PM
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.

Anyone else think its a possibility??
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 2:14 PM
Hmmmm....Mamoosh, that could also be it because the arrow diminsion track also looks like that flying track I saw.
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 3:02 PM
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.
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 3:05 PM
wheres the flying track at, i only saw supports?
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 4:41 PM
Track was delivered today, but the people who have seen it aren't familiar with manufacturer types.

Dutchman track and 4D track look nothing alike. Dutchman track looks like standard SLC track, some parts with double-spines. 4D track has an extra set of rails attached to the sides of the ties.

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Jeff
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 4:50 PM
When will we see the track peices?
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 5:54 PM
Sorry Jeff, I guess I didnt realize it, even though, it does look like 4th diminsion track. From the video it does to me. Hmmm.........Then It would have to be a Vekoma.

And I have told Chip, and asked him to go to the park tommorow and get pics. They will be up tommorow.
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 7:45 PM
You can expect me to be at SFO next year. When will SFO announce the attraction? I'm really looking foward to seeing and hearing what it is.
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Can you take me higher? (CREED)
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 7:50 PM
Jan. 4th is the announcement.
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 7:55 PM

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.
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Everybody calm down, the coasters do not open for another fifteen minutes.
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Tuesday, December 26, 2000 8:06 PM
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.
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