I noticed RCDB lists "Ultra Twister" as being moved from Six Flags Astroworld to Six Flags America. It is listed as in storage at Six Flags America since 2006. Is the DC park getting a new coaster perhaps? Does anyone have details or even rumors?
Its been behind Joker's Jinx and then moved behind Batwings. We are hoping to see the reconstruction of the coaster, yet that may not happen until 2008+! We are also waiting for the rennovation phase II of the water-park.
The track has been sitting behind Batwing<where python's track was stored> all season,the cars are sitting in the infield by superman whereas previously they were sitting in the infield between WO & JJ.
I don't think we'll be seeing it get put up anytime soon,next season seems to look like another year of "a whole lotta nothing" for the park at this point.
For the record, so I don't look too silly, I am aware that coasters might be stored at parks with no plans for being rebuilt. I was just wondering if anyone had definitive information, or even rumors, on this one. I've never tried that type of coaster (except in RCT...) and it would be fun to experience it.
I'd bet the farm on the SLC @ Darien Lake being put into that - or another - park. Ultra Twister? That's a whole 'nother question. It's an old ride, wouldn't likely be much of a draw, and Togo went under, which makes parts hard to come by. I absolutely wouldn't bet on it being resurrected.
Vincent Greene said: I'd bet the farm on the SLC @ Darien Lake being put into that - or another - park. Ultra Twister? That's a whole 'nother question. It's an old ride, wouldn't likely be much of a draw, and Togo went under, which makes parts hard to come by. I absolutely wouldn't bet on it being resurrected.
Astroworld was able to get parts for it. Somehow New York New York is able to get parts for Manhattan Express (despite buying new trains from Premier). I don't think the lack of parts will prevent this ride from being rebuilt.
Etoile said: I've never tried that type of coaster (except in RCT...) and it would be fun to experience it.
Being from Cleveland, I was lucky enough to be able to make it to both Astroworld and SFNO in 2003.
I thought Ultra Twister was a pretty neat ride. I was at Astroworld on a pretty slow day, but it seemed like it would be low capacity ride. It was not the smoothest of rides, but it is 20 years old. If given the opportunity, I would ride it again. *** Edited 9/5/2006 10:18:04 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***
Take a look on premiere ride's site & you'll find that it looks like they've taken over the fabrication work & actually appear to be offering heartline coasters as part of their catalog now.
I also recall hearing a couple years back that premiere pretty much assumed the role of supplying replacement components for most togo coasters in the US...I mean how do you think they got involved in the replacement of ME's trains,as well as the components for the two remaining togo standups at PKD & PCW?
FWIW.....rcdb previously listed the Intamin standup as "New for '07". The SLC, and Ultratwister, were both listed as "In Storage".
Now, it seems that the standup has had its status changed to "In Storage" as well. I'd bet that Duane got some new information... ;)
Side note: Since I know everyone always asks "WWgD"... ;)
....I'd put that SLC up at Great Escape - it's THE kind of park Sha-nyder-piro likes, and it seems to be doing quite well. If there's a perfect fit for a coaster/park, that's it. Ultratwister - I expect it to be turned into fenders for automobiles or something similar...same for the standup. Would I *prefer* that they be rebuilt? Heck yeah, esp. UT, it was really cool (even though it dislocated a rib, LOL). But, business-wise, I think only the SLC would yield an appropriate RETURN on the investment...