Ok, so Six Flags has purchased the first SBNO B & M and is shipping it to Jazzland along with some additional flats. SF Great America has commented they are dismanteling the Whizzer carefully so the ride can be moved to another park or sold. CP gave MA several rides last year, and I am sure countless others have been moved that just don't come to mind right away. I think it is great when parks decide to move attractions rather than scrapping them.
But why remove an attraction like the Whizzer that is very popular when 1)the park still has room to build elsewhere 2)if they are simply moving the Whizzer to another park, that dispels the shortage of parts rumors. I choose the Whizzer for my example since it is the most visible at this point.
Searching through RCDB you find many coasters that have been removed from parks that still have plenty of room and were still poplular when they were removed and are now operating at other parks. Now I know that sometimes the older rides need to be removed to usher in the newest attraction, but why do this when you have land, money, and popularity still happening?
I know some of the rides that were removed and sold were used to create capital for the new ride and that some parks would never have the type of coasters they do if it weren't for hand me downs, especially in the Six Flags chain.
What are your thoughts?
I thought that's what Jazzland did!
When I checked out screamscape today there was news of B&M track & supports at Jazzland,at first I thought they purchased a brand new B&M but then I remembered that Gambit had become SBNO and could be purchased by Jazzland or SF in general.
Jazzland was supposed to get an SLC for the past couple of years but now it looks like they'll be the latest recipient of another B:TR clone.
I think a few things can go into the removal of a ride.
Is it tough or require several people to operate?
Does it have a long load time?
Is it reliable?
Can somthing better/ bigger be put in its place?
Knoebels is a park built on used rides. Go on there website http://knoebels.com and look at the ride info. I bet at least 75% of their rides are from someplace else.
Visits to Knoebels in 2002: 6
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