Viper at SFOG de-construction?

Saturday, September 29, 2001 9:15 AM
How is the progess of Viper going? Have they even started disassembling it? Any pictures? Also, if they have started, does it look like it is being tooken down like Windjammer? Or, does it look like it is being tooken down in a gentler state? Thanx in advance.
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Saturday, September 29, 2001 9:27 AM
I was there last week and the tower was gone, but the loop still stood.

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Monday, October 1, 2001 11:30 AM
Hey, does anyone have any links to sites that feature deconstruction pictures?
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Monday, October 1, 2001 11:56 AM
No pics (sorry) but I know for a fact (source:SF shirts) that the ride is being moved.  This means that the WindJammer-type demolition is out.
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rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you
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Monday, October 1, 2001 12:00 PM
Well, that's good to hear.
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Monday, October 1, 2001 12:06 PM
Tooken down?
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Monday, October 1, 2001 12:10 PM
Where do you think it'll move to? Wish it would go to Carowinds :)
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I've got laser eyes, and I know what you're thinking. It comes to no surprise, the Christmas lights are blinking.
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Monday, October 1, 2001 12:28 PM
I hope it goes to Clementon Lake Park in NJ!!! Oh wait the newest roller coaster was the Jack Rabbit in 1923!
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Monday, October 1, 2001 12:31 PM
I'm betting on SFKK!  Other options include SFEG, Enchanted Village (now SF), and here's the ace-in-the-hole:  should CP announce another coaster for '02, it MIGHT end up at SFMM just to keep the "coaster count" title in the SF family...
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rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you
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Monday, October 1, 2001 2:43 PM
As much as I cherish my beloved Tidal Wave, I hope it does NOT go to a big park. Shuttles belong at places like Wyandot Lake.....although they have short cycles, single train operation means long lines, and that's an understatement when you see them at big parks. Granted, they have a small footprint and are a fantastic ride, but capacity can only work if the crew has their act together 24/7. Great America did a good job dispatching, and I was pleased with SFOG's crew. At least it is still alive......I hope to ride it in it's third location!

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Monday, October 1, 2001 4:16 PM
I was at SFoG Sept. 30 and the Viper land is dramatically different.  Both spikes are gone AND the loop is gone.  The only thing that remains is the station and a little bit of track on both sides of it.  The grassy hill on the exit ramp side of the station is now a large "construction-like" dirt hill with a crane there.  I didn't see any new track pieces, but SFoG is obviously in a hurry for something. I wouldn't be surprised if even more changes occur to the area before the park closes.

As for it's new location, I've heard SFA and VisionLand (a good park for it) mentioned.

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Monday, October 1, 2001 5:01 PM
Indiana Beach!!!!!!!!

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Tim, that's my name.
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Monday, October 1, 2001 7:36 PM
I did get the LAST ride ever on Viper at SFoG (seat 3-2, left side)...pics of the Viper before deconstruction in the next ACE magazine (and my first article, on Cheetah)!
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Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
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Monday, October 1, 2001 7:41 PM
COME HOME TIDAL WAVE!!!!!!!! I wish it would come back to SFGam in Gurnee. That was my first roller coaster i have ever ridden.
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I may be from IL, but i sure can't get enough of the FORCE. MF!!!
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Monday, October 1, 2001 7:45 PM
I put good money that ride is going to SFKK or SFEG.  Just a wicked hunch. 
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God please let SFKK get something in 2002. ANYTHING!!
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Monday, October 1, 2001 8:00 PM
watch six flags not put it in another six flags park, just sell it to a small park.  i wouldnt be surprised if my home park would get it(castles n coasters), their only option would be a shuttel
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t h e r e s a monkey in my pocket and he stealing all my change, his stare is blank and glassy i suspect that hes diranged.....
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Monday, October 1, 2001 8:10 PM
monkeymaster, the "suits" were pretty clear about one thing (wouldn't come RIGHT out and say it, though) - it will be a SF park, I'd bet on it...and I ain't the gambling type!
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Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
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Monday, October 1, 2001 8:32 PM
I'm with M_Force_Junkie, send her home.  Rename it Tidal Wave like the old days :)

That would be something....

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Monday, October 1, 2001 8:56 PM
I thought SFA had an Arrow shuttle in storage(?).
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Monday, October 1, 2001 9:16 PM
i really hope that SFEG does not get this.  We already have a single loop shuttle coaster in the sidewinder, an unless they take sidewinder out and install Viper we will have two of the same ride.  SFEG needs a new coaster, but not this. 
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"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away and you have their shoes."
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