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.
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.
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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.
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).
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...
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 park...compare 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.
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.