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.
It doesn't however mean they will ever be rebuilt.
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.
^^ 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.
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.
A day at the park is what you make it!
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***
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?
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...
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