Ultra Twister from Six Flags Astroworld moved to Six Flags America?

Monday, September 4, 2006 12:35 PM
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?
+0
Monday, September 4, 2006 1:13 PM
Some of the pieces of the coasters are sitting in the SFA lot, so I'd think it is.
+0
Monday, September 4, 2006 1:52 PM
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.
+0
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 1:02 PM
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.

+0
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 2:34 PM
Thee are a couple of coasters that were moved, one to SFDL.

It doesn't however mean they will ever be rebuilt.

Chuck

+0
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 2:40 PM
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.
+0
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 2:48 PM
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.
+0
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 3:14 PM
One thing to keep in mind when thinking about Six Flags new rides and renovations is...

If it was planned by the old management team, it may not happen under the new team.

ie: The hotel we were all looking forward to at Great Adventure may not happen. The Ultra Twister being moved to SFA might not be rebuilt, Batman being moved to Darien Lake may not get rebuilt.

Even things that looked like done deals at paramount parks are being changed by the new owners. Flight of Fear was re-opened.

+0
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 4:38 PM
^^ The SLC was moved to TGE. The Intamin standup was moved to SFDL.
+0
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 4:58 PM

rablat5 said:
^^ The SLC was moved to TGE. The Intamin standup was moved to SFDL.

My bad. My opinion stands.


And to weigh in on that, I doubt very highly the Intamin standup will be put back up.

+0
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 5:01 PM

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.

+0
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 5:20 PM
Premier indeeds handles service and parts for TOGO rides.
+0
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 6:16 PM

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***

+0
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 10:46 PM
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?

+0
Wednesday, September 6, 2006 9:53 PM
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...

+0
Thursday, September 7, 2006 11:29 AM
Right. And Viper. But wait... that's gone... oops.

WWgD? What would WALT do? ;)

+0
Thursday, September 7, 2006 12:19 PM
^ Walt would do JUST as I instructed him to....he was smart like that... :)
+0
Thursday, September 7, 2006 1:24 PM
So you are, in essence, Walt's "daddy"?
+0
Monday, September 11, 2006 7:32 PM
rablat5 and Vincent Greene....the Intamin standup that was moved to SFDL...is IS called Batman; so Vincent, you were right the first time :)
+0
Monday, September 11, 2006 8:07 PM
They can put Ultra Twister into SFStL. I would gladly love to have that ride close to me -- it was possibly my favorite ride at SFAW besides the woodie.
+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...