Agent Johnson said: If this is the case, then there are lots of idiotic and lazy park owners who could have purchased a great ride.
There would have need to have been major modifcations to the ride if it was moved. It did not meet current building requirements for clearances along the track. Being that it was built under different requirements it was allowed to operate where it was. Had it been moved it would have needed to meet the current requirements.
That's what I heard as well. Still, I agree with Agent Johnson- plenty of great wood rides are lost on a regular basis when they could be preserved, giving new parks a winner of a ride for a small amount of coin. Texas Cyclone is clearly just one in a very long line of good lost rides.
RatherGoodBear said: This thread's been open for three hours, and nobody's chimed in yet with the "It's a business-- it's all about making a profit-- what's all this with the coaster preservation" mantra?
I'd say some people are slipping tsk,tsk,tsk-- and you know who you are.
But if it weren't true, then someone would've surely picked this ride up, right? :)
Good enough? I'm feeling too lazy to debate today.
Such a shame, but by the time you demolished this thing carefully, shipped it, reassembled it, and took are of all the issues with clearances and such, you'd probably be better off just building from scratch. Still sucks hardcore when there's a wooden coaster I'll never ever ever get a chance to ride now.
My heart is broken. Like many of you I only got to ride the Texas Cyclone once. It was July of 2003. Granted it didn't knock my socks off, but I thought it was a rather decent ride. It will be greatly missed!
What's really sad about this is that the best coaster in the park was mercilously lost. What a magnificent ride it became again during it's last few seasons. I last rode it in April of '02, and the ride completely redeemed itself for me. I practically rode it nonstop for two consecutive evenings that year as it was way too difficult to walk away from.