Sunday, March 6, 2005 4:54 PM
Viper i heard has been closed for several weeks now. They said that they were removing it for further ride construction. If anyone knows about any new ride that is going to be put there or thinks this topic is false tell me about it.
Sunday, March 6, 2005 5:30 PM
Which of the eleven Vipers might you be referring to?

Name the park...

Sunday, March 6, 2005 5:36 PM
I think he's talking about SFGAdv's Viper being removed.

I was kind of curious too. Will it just be SBNO this season or will it be gone?

Sunday, March 6, 2005 5:40 PM
I'm not sure whcih Viper you are referring to. I'm thinking not the Viper at Sfgadv because he said it has been closed for several weeks now. Maybe he is referring to the one at Sfmm?

I did hear that the Viper at Sfgadv is being taken down.

Sunday, March 6, 2005 7:19 PM

coasterfrek123 said:
Viper i heard has been closed for several weeks now.

Well it is the off season and the rest for the park has been closed for several weeks as well. ;)

Anyway, I believe at Eastcoaster they did say Viper will be removed this year.

Isn't that area kinda small? I mean it's between Rotting Lumber, Crazy Cow ride, and that body of water. A giant S&S Tower would be cool there but I'd like to see one of those Gerstlauer Eurofighters In that spot. That would be pretty cool if you ask me.

*** Edited 3/7/2005 12:22:10 AM UTC by coasterpunk***

Sunday, March 6, 2005 7:24 PM
So long as Rodeo Stampede stays where it is (or at least remains a permanent fixture in the park), I don't care what they put in Viper's place. I don't know how many times I walked past that thing before I instinctively rode it one day and discovered it to be one of the most underrated flat rides around.
Sunday, March 6, 2005 8:20 PM
Man those Eurofighters look cool.... Wish we had some here stateside. Oh well.


Sunday, March 6, 2005 9:13 PM
Viper will be removed this season. And on the 2005 park map does not even show Viper on it. As of 2/18 contrustion photos Viper is still standing.
Sunday, March 6, 2005 9:31 PM
Does anyone else find it *extremely* unusual that they'd bring the ride BACK from the brink of extinction only to euthanize it later? Meh, it's SFI, LOL...;)

That spot would work VERY well for a super-sized flat ride, no? Say it with me....SWAT! :)

Sunday, March 6, 2005 9:37 PM
Man The 05' Sf.Gadv map looks really empty!! They seem not to show the little details which makes it much more Empty.
Sunday, March 6, 2005 10:00 PM
I'd love to have an S&S/Intamin drop towers there, similar to Dominator at Dorney Park...that would be cool!
Sunday, March 6, 2005 10:09 PM

The Elf said:
Man The 05' Sf.Gadv map looks really empty!! They seem not to show the little details which makes it much more Empty.

I don't think it's complete. The don't have the markers to name all the foodstands/stores etc. As for Viper's replacement, I'd rather the gyro drop over the S&S counterpart anyday.

Sunday, March 6, 2005 10:30 PM
There is a very bad rumor going around the grape-vine that Viper may see a new home at The Great Escape.

The ride isn't for the scrap-yard, and since tGE is home to the ride rejects, there is a possibility that it may arrive on its doorstep next season...
...not to mention that if tGE does get flagged in 2006 as an official Six Flags entity (also strongly rumored), it may make a nice addition considering it takes up a fairly small footprint (compared to other coasters).

...besides, who else would want it?

Monday, March 7, 2005 12:22 PM
I thought SFAW was the official dumping grounds for all of SF's rejected coasters?...either that or a scrap yard somewhere.
Monday, March 7, 2005 12:42 PM
A gyro drop would be a sweet addition there, or a Huss frisbee. Something like that, high capacity, small footprint etc. Or they could just clear out the area and make it more navigable and nice.

As for where Viper goes, they need to "taer it down" and never look back. Its an evil ride.

Monday, March 7, 2005 1:03 PM
eightdotthree, unless the reason for Pendulum's departure really was because of its terrible location (and it was horrid), I doubt you're going to see another Frisbee going into SFGAdv. Though I wouldn't mind seeing a giant frisbee or an S&S tower in there...
Monday, March 7, 2005 1:55 PM
I think that stretch of land is cursed seeing as though nothing they put there ever seems to "work." Yeah, taer it down and make it a pathway. *** Edited 3/7/2005 6:57:34 PM UTC by DorneyDante***
Monday, March 7, 2005 9:27 PM
Nitro Dave, I heard that the reason it went bye-bye was because the GM, who left, took it with him.

As for the ride itself, even given it's location, each time I was there it was loading full ride cycles. The line wasn't all that long, but what does a line matter when every cycle is full?

EDIT: typos *** Edited 3/8/2005 2:38:44 AM UTC by dannerman***

Tuesday, March 8, 2005 4:02 PM
Yeah but how many of them were re-rides? How many were first-time riders who didn't know any better? How many of them were maniacs who actually like the ride? I'd love to see turnstile numbers to see how many people ride that per day as compared to general number of guests entered the it to Rolling Thunder's numbers and Scream Machine's numbers, see what kind of percentage you'd get. I'd almost be willing to guarantee that Scream Machine and Rolling Thunder's numbers, percentages would be higher, not only because of location, but also because of ride popularity over Viper.
Tuesday, March 8, 2005 7:01 PM
Well, I always rode it at least 3 or 4 times, and my friend and I rode it about 12 times in a row the one day (even though we had to get off and get back in line), so that's at least 2 maniacs. ;)

You're also missing the point - if the ride is (as it was when I was there) running full cycles, it doesn't matter who the guests are - re-rides or first-timers - the numbers are as high as it could possibly be (allowing for efficiency issues and protein spills, as on any other ride.) Also, when considering percentages in relation to park attendance, you also have to figure in ride capacity.


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