Saturday, December 1, 2001 6:45 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but with the original Mr. Twister at the old Elitch Gardens site, didn't Mr. Twister turn out to be a dud the first year, and than John Allen came back and made modifactions to it, and then it became what it is known as today? If so, why isn't this done to Twister II? Everybody is always ragging on Twister II(myself included) for being such a bad ride, why don't they make some modifications to it?
Saturday, December 1, 2001 8:15 PM
Funds, or lack thereof. I've heard SFEG isn't doing to well anyway.
While I'm at it, I think I will add that I think "Twister II" is the dumbest name for a major roller coaster I have ever heard. Ok, I'm done hehe :)
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Sunday, December 2, 2001 3:40 AM
It comes from the original Mr. Twister which was pretty much Elitch's, almost what they were known by, so they tried to keep that alive, but I don't see why they couldn't have completely rebuilt it. I meen, it would be hard to move a wooden roller coaster that was built in 1964, but why couldn't they rebuild it? And I do sorta agree with you, Twister II is a really weak name.
But about the lack of funds, they are adding something in 2002, so they can't be doing
bad. I wouldn't be surprised that the reason they don't do it is because the GP is alright with the ride. And it also might be a lack of space to add anything to the ride. I just wish they would because it is such a boreing ride.
*** This post was edited by Denvers-coasters-suck on 12/2/2001. ***
Sunday, December 2, 2001 5:18 AM
I think when Elitch Gardens moved, Allen's Mr. Twister was refirbished into a different, not the same coaster that is there today. I have heard about the original "beefing-up" by Allen to the original Twister, and it's a good story, LOL. According to what I was reading(?), the first Twister almost didn't twist, it barely moved.
Sunday, December 2, 2001 5:24 AM
I think Twister II is a great ride. The general public seem to love it even if it is a little rough. I'm sure they retrack it a lot though.
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Monday, December 3, 2001 1:03 PM
I know that the GP loves it, and it will be around for a pretty long while. I'm just saying, that if there is a way to improve it, why not? Why not make it as classic of a coaster as the original Mr. Twister was? Only not abondon it this time!
Monday, December 3, 2001 6:52 PM
New trains and retracking is not a long term problem solver for most coasters, its just the way it was built and designed, there really nothing you can do! Just ask CP fans about Mean Streak and SFWOA fans about Villian, really nothing you can do. But Big Dipper, is a much better ride now, so yeah its possible.
So what is better? SFMM or CP? I don't care! They both have 29 coasters between them that they build so we can have a good time!