The Relocating of "Starliner"

Thursday, September 28, 2006 7:06 AM
Does anyone have any news on whats going on with this project. Withe the park having filed for Chapter 11 will they pursue this for this year or what?
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Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:11 AM
Not right now, probably at some point in the near future. MY guess would be 2008, once the park's finances are straightened out and they need the draw of a new attraction.
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Thursday, September 28, 2006 10:39 AM
I'm not so convinced that the bankruptcy filing means *anything* in terms of Starliner's reconstruction. The major hold-up, as far as I can tell, is that Fetterman and Adams are busy in Elysburg.

*IF* the bankruptcy has any major impact on Starliner, I think we'll find out that the completion of Flying Turns results in *the dynamic duo* being shipped up to L-A-M-A to finish Meteor first....it was my *belief/understanding* PRIOR to the bankruptcy that the Starliner project was "on-deck", so to speak. Given the situation at L-A-M-A, and the fact that it's considerably smaller than Starliner, AND the filing from Cypress - MIGHT happen that Meteor will be the next destination for "F&A"... ;)

edit: Assuming my ^pure conjecture^ turns out to have some merit, then 2008, as Rob said, becomes a MUCH more likely scenario for Starliner...I figure Turns will be up and operating, and not need *babysitting* beyond May '07...

*** Edited 9/28/2006 2:40:51 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Thursday, September 28, 2006 11:24 AM
Best tunnel hop EVER. Starliner threw me on TOP of the seat divider, and I think is the only woodie to do that to me except for Phoenix. I hope CG kept the dragon facade and will include it and the tunnel when this baby gets resurrected.
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Thursday, September 28, 2006 11:30 AM
The bankrupcy didn't have anything to do with the delay of the Starliner's reconstruction... going by what I was told, the park was holding off on the project long before that was announced. I'll spare the details and just say it is an example of the park getting its you-know-what together.
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Thursday, September 28, 2006 12:10 PM
Thanks folks that has indeed shed some light.
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Thursday, September 28, 2006 12:38 PM
^^^ I *believe* that I was able to locate the dragon in amongst all the lumber neatly stacked near the fence at CG.

Fabulous coaster, my first visit I wasn't THAT impressed, more along the lines of Lake Winnie's, fun but not *thrilling*. Upon my second (and final) trip to Miracle Strip, Starliner indeed impressed me ALOT. Might be my favorite John Allen ride (I *think* I have all of his US rides that currently run or have recently run). Please note, however, that I never got to ride the REAL Mister Twister...

*** Edited 9/28/2006 4:41:08 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Friday, September 29, 2006 9:08 AM
I've never ridden the Starliner but I know exactly what you're talking about in regard to the Lake Winnie Cannonball. It was fun but not thrilling. I was expecting something along the lines of Cedar Point's Blue Streak (when it's running in top form) but it wasn't quite that good. Then again, maybe we caught it on a bad day. I definitely wouldn't be averse to going back and giving it another shot!
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Friday, September 29, 2006 9:54 AM

thrillerman1 said:
Best tunnel hop EVER. Starliner threw me on TOP of the seat divider, and I think is the only woodie to do that to me except for Phoenix. I hope CG kept the dragon facade and will include it and the tunnel when this baby gets resurrected.

Your forgetting screechin eagle witch would actually toss you over the seat divider into the other seat :)

Chuck

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Friday, September 29, 2006 2:56 PM
Haha sounds awesome Chuck. Wish I'd gotten to ride it.
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Friday, September 29, 2006 4:25 PM
But not in a tunnel. ;) Hopping the seat divider in a dark tunnel would be bonus cool. :)
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