Track Sighting in SoCal

Friday, December 20, 2002 2:37 PM
On my way to work today, I saw what looked like older (plenty of grease stains) yellow Schwartzkopf track on a flatbed truck, headed South on the I-5, right around Buena Park. Sorry, no photographic evidence to back myself up. I have never seen a local county fair with a traveling Schwartzkopf in SoCal before. Could this have been parts of Texas Tornado, (it had lots of yellow track) or has that not been taken down yet?

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Friday, December 20, 2002 2:46 PM

Interesting...

But what would Texas Tornado track be doing in California (that's IF Texas Tornado has been completely dismantled)

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Friday, December 20, 2002 2:54 PM

Some of the yellow sections were down as of November 29th.

http://www.sixflagshouston.com/tornado.html

There is a picture of yellow track on a flatbed on the latest update. (November 29th)

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*** This post was edited by BullGuy on 12/20/2002. ***

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Friday, December 20, 2002 3:21 PM

Intrestingly, Knotts has parts for the new kiddie ride in the parking lot delivered this weekend. And its yellow. Was it this: http://www.americacoasters.com/images/kbfpic1.jpg.

Not exactly coaster track (kind of, since there are wheels), and not exactly old.

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Friday, December 20, 2002 4:20 PM
I believe Texas Tornado is headed for SFMW. I'm almost sure of it. Let's hope they paint it and refurbish the trains!

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Friday, December 20, 2002 4:25 PM
It was heading south on I-5 though. SFMW's ride would be heading north. KBF's new little kiddie ride would be heading south on the 5 though, from logan utah (the company the ride is from is a bunch of ex S&S employees building tower rides, etc). They can even retrofit Intamin parachute drops to Gyro Drops, that would be economical for SFGAdv.
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Friday, December 20, 2002 4:33 PM
It definately was not the same thing as that pic from KBF. It was noticably dirty, and not new. I have also heard that SFMW was going to get Tex Tornado, but it doesn't explain why it is in SoCal headed South.

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Friday, December 20, 2002 4:52 PM

BullGuy said:
"Some of the yellow sections were down as of November 29th.

http://www.sixflagshouston.com/tornado.html

There is a picture of yellow track on a flatbed on the latest update. (November 29th)

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Interesting. I saw this device at IAAPA Last year...Its some sort of a see saw type attraction where the car goes back and forth along the track which tilts up and down...

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Friday, December 20, 2002 6:41 PM

Speedy said:
It was heading south on I-5 though. SFMW's ride would be heading north. KBF's new little kiddie ride would be heading south on the 5 though, from logan utah (the company the ride is from is a bunch of ex S&S employees building tower rides, etc). They can even retrofit Intamin parachute drops to Gyro Drops, that would be economical for SFGAdv.


Yeah, I wasn't commenting on where the track was headed, just making a general comment on where it will probably end up. It obviously isn't going to be rebuilt in So-Cal anywhere.

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Friday, December 20, 2002 7:52 PM
That ride Knotts is getting is the "Skyskater" from Interactive rides. I remember Janos (VP) mentioning that Knotts had purchased one when I spoke to him at the IAAPA show.
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Friday, December 20, 2002 8:12 PM
If the track is making its way upto SFMW, and yes thats exactly the route they'd be taking (minus the SOUTH part ;) ). While I can't for sure say that its going to be built at MW, it most certainly WILL BE stored there. The company that transported Scream's track as well as X's valley floors is the same company thats been contracted to move TTT to SFMW. Expect some sort of confirmation/announcement in early January.

*** This post was edited by ThePhantomLives on 12/21/2002. ***

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Friday, December 20, 2002 8:23 PM
Maybe they can drop 2 trains off and put them on the Revolution.

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Friday, December 20, 2002 9:33 PM

Let us all pray it passes OSHA's inspection because that is the biggest worry of SFMW at the moment. Otherwise more money than what they want to spend will have to be put into the ride.

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Friday, December 20, 2002 10:14 PM

DWeaver said:
I believe Texas Tornado is headed for SFMW. I'm almost sure of it. Let's hope they paint it and refurbish the trains!

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What color scheme do you want them to paint it? What's wrong with the one now? ;) By the way, why does your signiture say (1997-2002)? Is it closing?

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Friday, December 20, 2002 10:57 PM

GoliathKills said:

Let us all pray it passes OSHA's inspection because that is the biggest worry of SFMW at the moment. Otherwise more money than what they want to spend will have to be put into the ride.

Goliathkills, I have info on that... call me or e-mail me... ( you want the diagram info?)

This SFMW ride has already been announced, and quite frankly, looks like the state will have fun with this one. :)

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