Viper's legacy lives on...

Wednesday, November 13, 2002 7:59 PM

Viper (the one from SFOG) is being relocated to Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom for the 2003 season! It lives!

http://rcdb.com/installationdetail2216.htm

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Get me out of this air-conditioned nightmare!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 8:03 PM
Very cool! I still get to ride it! :)

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CBClub member #30 and #364 (renewal)

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 8:06 PM

Well, I guess I gotta stop in SRM friday for a ride on a good coaster huh?

Chuck

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Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 8:08 PM

Thank God. I thought we were losing another Schwartzkopft to the metal shop...

I mean, they tore out SFoG's Viper, WoF's Zambezi Zinger, then announced for the removal of Whizzer (which is here to stay still!), and are now dismantling SFAW's Texas Tornado. :(

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 8:48 PM
...and who ever said that Kentucky Kingdom was getting neglected??
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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 8:52 PM

Quite a few actually. You'll find them hiding in badger dens right about now.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 9:23 PM
Yay, more good news!
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-Matt in Iowa
195 coasters ridden -- Faves: Shivering Timbers, Ghostrider, Twister, Hershey Wildcat, Lightning Racer
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Wednesday, November 13, 2002 9:52 PM
I have a thought: If you notice, this and the mine train going up at The Great escape (Rock N Roller Coaster) are both used rides. I think Six Flags wised up to the fact that they can rebuild a defunct coaster and please the public, and get literally the same results with spending only a small portion of money relocating rather than completely buying something new.

It really seems as though they don't see a need in putting money towards some of their smaller parks, but they do notice he neglect, and want to do something worthwhile with out spending a fortune on a NEW major attraction.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 1:07 AM

Awesome ! KK finally gets a suitable (and I'm sure in most everyone's opinion a better) replacement for the defunct Vampire (boomerang), AND I'll get a chance to revisit the Tidal Wave (my first looping coaster) !! :)

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 3:58 AM
I wonder if they'll work out a way to wrap the loop around the Damn Bridge...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Who usually runs a path through his shuttle loop in RCT....

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 4:20 AM
This is making me look forward to SRM even more! That stop I was planning at SFKK is now set in stone. I miss my dear beloved Tidal Wave and now it is back!!!!! WOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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Bob Hansen

A proud CoasterBuzz Member

Wanna Ride A Woodie?

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 4:40 AM

Right on!

Viper Wave lives, and not *all* that far from me! :)

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'I don't want to grow up, there's too much contradiction.' - Television 'Friction'

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 4:56 AM

Well I thought *this* was a no brainer from the moment that it was announced to be leaving SFoG (check the archives if you dont believe I said it then). And seeing as though many of you seem to think that SFI has "no brains"...well there you have it!

Awesome move! I now get to ride the coaster I was *intending* to ride 10 years ago (Long Live B:TR)

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 5:31 AM
Yay! It's getting closer to me!
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Thursday, November 14, 2002 5:38 AM
Is this in any way a "real" confirmation? Not naysaying, just curious...I swore on my grandmother's grave that I would never revisit SFKK. If this is true, guess she'll be spinning ;)

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 5:51 AM

I have a feeling alot of Chicago area enthusiasts (that were old enough to ride Viper/Wave when it was at SFGAm), will be making pilgrimages to Kentucky next season.

I know I will be gracing the Blue Grass state. :)

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""To be the man, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!, You got to beat the man""!!!

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 5:52 AM

Not to bash Viper or anything, but does anyone see the irony of SFKK removing the Vampire a few years ago, only to replace it with an older shuttle loop a few years later?

We all know its a better ride, but will the public buy into it?

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-Rob
Don't forget to vote for your favorite wooden coasters @ http://www.geocities.com/wcoasterpoll - the polls are open until November 30th!

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 5:57 AM
"Woo! It be one o' dem dere LAUNCHED rides!"

Most of SFKK's customers won't make any connection with the Vampire at all. Besides, they never rode the Vampire anyway.

Same footprint as an Impulse, but without those nasty height restriction problems, eh?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 6:06 AM
Well...most SFKK customers probably can't make the connection between Lola and Stella either ;)

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WOOD: It does a body good.

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Thursday, November 14, 2002 6:07 AM

Chitown said:

I have a feeling alot of Chicago area enthusiasts (that were old enough to ride Viper/Wave when it was at SFGAm), will be making pilgrimages to Kentucky next season.

I know I will be gracing the Blue Grass state.

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""To be the man, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!, You got to beat the man""!!!



It's only 8 hours from me in SE WI... Not too bad... :)

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"Getting on Iron Wolf is kind of like going in a blender and pressing PUREE"

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