What happened to these rides at SF GAdv?

Saturday, July 31, 2004 11:08 PM

Were they all removed? I was just there last week and didnt see any of them. I really like flat rides...why would they remove them?

Saturday, July 31, 2004 11:15 PM
Evolution and Jumping Jack Flash NEVER worked. I never witnessed Jumping Jack Flash open but I did get a chance to ride Evolution. That was the only day I saw that ride open for the 4 years it had been there. Evolution was relocated to Six Flags Great America and it's called something*. God knows were Jumping Jack FLash is.

Pendilum was a GREAT great ride that was open quite often but had a poor location. You couldn't really see it since it was located behind bumper cars. I don't know why that ride was taken out but I sure do miss it.

Saturday, July 31, 2004 11:27 PM
WOw...guess I was lucky...first time I was there (Coaster Celebration 99) all three were working!!
Saturday, July 31, 2004 11:39 PM
I thought Evolution was moved to Six Flags St. Louis, rethemed and now known as XCalibur. *** Edited 8/1/2004 3:44:53 AM UTC by coasterguts***
Sunday, August 1, 2004 12:07 AM
RE: Evolution - It says in the caption on the picture you linked.
Sunday, August 1, 2004 12:25 AM
Evolution went to Six Flags St. Louis and is now called Excalibur. Jumpin Jack Flash was removed and I don't think it was relocated. Pendulum was relocated to Six Flags Great America and is now called Revolution. *** Edited 8/1/2004 4:26:12 AM UTC by Gamfan***
Sunday, August 1, 2004 12:57 AM
At the very least this was a kick in the ass to get the info for those rides updated, huh? :) That's usually offseason stuff...

They got rid of JJF too?

Pendulum was always open when I visited SFGAdv, but I never once saw Evolution or JJF run.

Sunday, August 1, 2004 1:07 AM
I only got to ride Jumpin Jack Flash out of the three removed rides, and it was a verrrry exciting ride to say the least. I wish that the ride's problems could be fixed so that we may see many more of these wicked things open.

I haven't had the pleasure of rideing any frisbee (Pendilum) as of yet. I guess Hersheypark's claw is something like it though.

I was dissapointed in SFGAdv in '99 when they built all of those new rides (like 30?) and didn't even have the staff to opperate them all. What were they thinking? That was the last year I got to go there and out of all of the new rides, only JJF, Chaos, Medusa, and Topspin were open. Some weren't even built yet.

I wish some parks knew that not everyone gets to visit their parks 20 times a year.

Sorry for the angry rant. I accually like SFGAdv and am planning a trip there next year for the new secret coaster.

Sunday, August 1, 2004 1:33 AM
I noticed that staffing issue at gr8 adv too. So many flat rides sitting there with no one to run them. Here I just thought they were borke down. ;) Like Iron at SFA.

Don't get me wrong SF gr8 adv is my favorite SF park that I have visited, but I have yet to make it to Gr8 Am, and Magic mountain.

As long as they keep the coasters staffed as they do I'll be happy. They do a good job at that.

Sunday, August 1, 2004 3:00 AM
Dexter, that's exactly what they count on.

Most people only visit once or twice a season, so they don't care if all 30 rides are open, because they'd never be able to get to them all anyway. As long as they keep enough for one full day open, everyone's happy except the few enthusiasts who regularly go.

Sunday, August 1, 2004 3:40 AM
Um, is it just me, or does Evolution look a lot like a Frisbee?
Sunday, August 1, 2004 9:10 AM
A frisbee on steroids..yes!
Sunday, August 1, 2004 11:06 AM
JJF was a pretty neat ride, but not all that exciting.

The first time I ever went to SFGrAd was last summer, and the day I happened to be there was the first day it had opened for the season. Just by riding it, you could tell that it was a maintenance nightmare.

Im sure the biggest problem they had with it would have been the hydrolic arms.

I wonder if Sledgehammer, a HUSS Jump2, is working any better at Canadas Wonderland...


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