Guliani doesn't know his*****from his elbow when it comes to what's right and what's wrong. as long as his name is in the news he doesn't care how bad he looks. he's a very needy person. R.I.P. THUNDERBOLT
No, but this one may be enough to vote him out of office come ellection time if the word gets out about it. I am very glad I got to see it this past summer before the city, probably in a secret pact with one of the builders of the baseball stadium, decided to gut its hstory. Whats next? Removng all of coney Island because it's "dirty"? ------------- Everybody calm down, the coasters do not open for another fifteen minutes.
*** This post was edited by WildOne on 11/18/2000. ***
I wish it was only fifteen minutes!!!! What a long winter this will be! Well guys I sympathize with all of you on this. I am glad I rode Camden Park's Big Dipper this year....I really worry about that park's future.
There are several of these ancient monuments that have seen better days, and even more that we never got to see. It is funny how something like Chippewa Lake (Medina, OH)can still remain, basically untouched for the last 15 years without any evidence of someone successfully getting rid of it. It will be a glorious day when that park gets attention again. ------------- www.angelfire.com/oh4/tk173
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We haven't had a chance to go to Coney Island, but here in Massachusetts we have an old park called Whalom Park that just closed. It had one old classic coaster - "The Black Hole Flyer Comet." It was just enough to justify the $5.00 evening admission rate. We hope this piece of history is not going to disappear.
Maybe some good will come out of the quick demolition of the Thunderbolt. Hopefully parks will start to act faster if they are thinking about relocating SBNO coasters. Look at some of the great coasters that were relocated Phoenix at Knoebels, Wild One at SFA, Skyliner at Lakemont Park. I'm sure by now if other parks didn't step in they all would have been gone forever like the Thunderbolt.
Actually, the entire park is only a shadow of its former self. The reasons are many and varied, but most have to do with urban decay.
Personally, I’d rather ride machines like Millennium Force and Villain. It’s true that old timers can be saved and turned in to viable rides, but I think that in some cases the name and machine were more legendary than the actual ride experience.
Still, it’s sad to see a coaster like Thunderbolt go. It was certainly one of the granddaddies. Like the Pretenders song goes, ‘paved down the middle by a government that had no pride’.