Texas State Fair PAX shuttle cancelled

Posted Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:35 PM | Contributed by Coasterville Dave

Amusement Today reports that the Texas State Fair will not receive its PAX shuttle coaster because of Russian export complications.

Read more (while posted) in Amusement Today's "Extra" section.

Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:42 PM
Hm. The article didn't go into too much detail about the regulations that caused the problem, but this could be a crushing, if not fatal blow to PAX.

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the member formerly known as MisterX

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:49 PM

Why? The US markets aren't everything. Right now they are very well recognized in two of three fastest growing markets- the Middle East, Russia and Asia (the first two being where they sell well now). They seem to have the needs of those markets understood, much like Huss had the German showmen market in the 1980's & early 90's or Arrow had the steel coaster market in the US during the same time period. As long as they get the rest of the rides at thier Russian park up and running soon I think PAX will be in decent financial shape.

Adam

http://history.amusement-parks.com

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 3:03 PM
And it wasn't going to be a completely newly built Pax Cobra. The roller coaster currently resides in the new Admiral Vrungel Theme Park, which opened on July 6 in Gelendjik, Russia. They were going to keep it open in the park and then dismantle it in August and ship it to Dakkas for the 2002 State Fair of Texas. The real reason I think they canned the plan was because the Cobra coaster was getting tons of crowds at Admiral Vrungel Theme Park. The pak runs on tickets per ride, so I think the park is making some major cash and they don't want to take it out so early.

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Adam Black | adam@mouseinfo.com
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Thursday, August 8, 2002 3:11 PM
If you really want to thrive, then you have to do business in Western Europe/North America. Just look at TOGO. Nothing compared to the "big boys" that we're (most of the people on here) are used to. If PAX can't break through the red tape, they can forget being a big name.

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the member formerly known as MisterX

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 3:45 PM

Hmm... while I'm sad to see the PAX Coaster go, I'm sure I'll enjoy my first spinning mouse...

The State Fair of Texas has an awesome midway!

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 3:50 PM
Yeah, I doubt it'll be a total loss. I wish we had something like the state fair here in GA.

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the member formerly known as MisterX

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 3:57 PM

Does anyone know the history of the ride, since it is currently installed somewhere else?

Ever since the string of accidents at Fair Park back in the 1980's there are strict rules from what I remember about rides coming to Fair Park. I'm not saying there has been an "issue" with Cobra, because I do not know.

And, to Valpegeist,,,, you should have seen the Midway during the late 70's with the Comet, Comet Jr., Catapillar ride, the scrambler before it was housed indoors, 2 train rides, and such. That was an AWESOME midway!

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coasters that dash, and waves that crash.

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 9:34 PM
This is newly built Pax Cobra built for Admiral Vrungel Theme Park. It is brand spakin' new and didn't open with the park on July 6, but has now opened.

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Adam Black | adam@mouseinfo.com
www.americacoasters.com | www.mouseinfo.com

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Friday, August 9, 2002 10:57 AM

here is the PAX official page

http://www.pax.ru/eng/

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Friday, August 9, 2002 7:41 PM
They should get S&S wood coasters to rebuild the Comet with PTC trains with standard lapbars!!

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Saturday, August 10, 2002 4:25 AM
I've always wanted to see a new Comet also. Even if it was made of steel.

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3 out of the 4 voices in my head say, go for it!

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Sunday, August 11, 2002 7:08 PM

General Public said:If you really want to thrive, then you have to do business in Western Europe/North America. Just look at TOGO. Nothing compared to the "big boys" that we're (most of the people on here) are used to. If PAX can't break through the red tape, they can forget being a big name.

I didn't understand one part of that Togo Intl. example. There are dozens of company in the amusement park industry that have been able to prosper while only building in the Japanese market. IF you're talking about "big boy" coasters, Togo has made some of the biggest and baddest around.

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