Didn't Paramount do the same thing on a smaller scale - the flying coaster from CA to NC. Maybe others??
I think they just reallocated assets if it made sense, something the other chains did as well.
If there's a business case to move a ride from park to park then they probably made the move. But I agree that there was never a formal 'program' in place. If there were, I think we would have seen more rides move.
RIP Z-Force, LOL.... :)
coasterfreaky, Niinja doesn't count, it came from the Jersey shore...
Z-Force, Shockwave, Rolling Thunder are the first ones to come to mind...
I can see the ad campaign now: "They hated Z Force in Illinois, now you can hate it in Georgia too!" ;)
This is where I'm more than a little jealous when AV Matt pulls the '94 Waldameer RF2 layout out of his butt an an appropriate moment... ;)
Of course, the only truly good rides that got relocated were the bobsleds....shoulda just BOUGHT more... ;)
It's one thing to remove something from a park in the name of progress, but to move it to another park? It's almost like a slap in the face, or like saying "you're not good enough to keep it." Like you did something wrong, and this is your punishment. "No, GAdv, you've been bad. Now let NE play with your frisbee!"
Ok, so I'm a little bitter that my favorite non-coaster from GAdv was unceremoniously yanked out and moved North. (Although I do have to admit I like NE's program better.. lol.. I still wish it were a closer drive for me)
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The strangest story I heard was that Sfog's Looping Starship was part of the program and that there was an instalation at the park for one year. That model was rotated somewhere and the ride was missed so much that they purchased another that operated till last year. Any locals know more.
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