I hope more parks get these in the future.
I don't see these two spinners costing over $8 million COMBINED. With the money spent just alone on Tatsu or SFoG's Goliath, Six Flags could've dropped 5 or 6 of these in a bunch of their parks.
As fun as Tatsu it I would have rather seen a spinning coaster at SFMM. They wouldn't have to worry about capacity...they never are!
Will Tony Hawk's name still mean anything to kids say in ten years? I think that'll be iffy. There comes a point where what you can physically do doesn't match up with how old you are anymore. Therefore, I see him being less and less in the spotlight.
I recently saw a skateboard-oriented commercial that turns out to be an ad for Jeep. You see a bunch of kids doing railslides, and then Tony Hawk comes down the same railing in a Jeep. I seriously doubt that a majority of the skateboarding demographic (mostly teenagers) could even afford the Jeep in the commercial.
Anyway, congratulations to SFFT for getting the spinner. The drought is finally over! Bummer though about the loss of the Sky Scraper. I wonder where that's going?
But with the money they spent on those two rides, they also could have made a Super Goliath.
With the money spent just alone on Tatsu or SFoG's Goliath, Six Flags could've dropped 5 or 6 of these in a bunch of their parks.
I find it amusing that the ride that appears to be specifically created to fit into MoA has become the rule and not the exception.
Regardless, I'm looking forward to giving the one coming to SFStL a spin. :)
Intamin Fan said:
Tony is well, getting old.
Will Tony Hawk's name still mean anything to kids say in ten years?
Will Italian Job or Drop Zone still mean anything in ten years? What about The Mummy or Shrek? The truth is, license deals like this aren't for the long-term. In this case, in ten years, they could just re- or de-theme it, or keep it named "Big Spin" (ala SFNE's Pandemonium).
In fact, out of all the park chains, Disney does the best with keeping franchises and characters in the public eye. I'm sure Pixar's creations will be known 50 years from now, the same as Snow White and Cinderella are to today's children.
Interestingly enough, every time Disney does something with a celebrities in the theme parks, it gets old real fast (Ellen Degeneres/Universe of Energy, Michael Jackson/Captian EO, B-list actors/Superstar Limo).
Extra helix on an SLC? Just let me off early... ;)
This would be a great addition to Geauga Lake, as well
Will Italian Job or Drop Zone still mean anything in ten years?
Maybe I'm missing something and at the very least I suppose I'm proving your point, but I'm 19 and until you insinuated it just now, I have never thought that Drop Zone was anything more than the name commonly given to Paramount Parks' drop towers. :) *** Edited 12/8/2006 11:14:37 AM UTC by BBSpeed26***
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