This may be a tough one, but any help would be appreciated. I'm trying to compile a list of the top 5 parks who have lost the most coasters since 1980. It makes no difference what size the coaster was, how big the park is, or even if the coaster was re-located that would still count as a loss for that park. So far, I can't find a park that beats out World's of Fun. Since 1980 they have lost 5 coasters. The list can be seen here: http://rcdb.com/quicksearch.htm?quicksearch=worlds+of+fun
Anyone know the story behind the short stays of rides at SFGAdv? Do they really have that much of a need to keep things current or is it just because for the most part, their losses are "sub-par" coasters (even though that's a rather "piss pour" reason for removing them)
Sarajevo Bobsleds, Shockwave and Ultratwister were all moved as part of the Ride Rotation Program. Shockwave and Ultratwister are now at Astroworld (shocker, I know.) Sarajevo Bobsleds ended up at The Great Escape after spending awhile in Illinois.
Lightnin' Loops were joined at birth, but successfully separated later, obviously. The impression I've always had was that they were removed because of PR concerns regarding accidents on the ride, but they also were in the way of the way trendier Batman: The Ride -- so that's likely the best explanation there.
I don't know if that park keeps the same "faith" as the other park's you're looking at Harry - if you notice the details, it says that the park is pay-per-attraction because it's made up of multiple ride operating companies. Probably, most of the rides are portable, so unlike WoF and GAdv which probably had to do some sitework to remove their coasters, this place is designed to up and change at a moment's notice.
Just my 2 cents, and thanks Maddie for the explaination on GAdv.
Anyone else think a coaster called Weiner Looping is just a real turn off to guys? Sounds painful to me ...
Impulse-ive said: Anyone know the story behind the short stays of rides at SFGAdv?
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For a while, it seemed as though Great Adventure added nothing but small, novelty coasters, probably so they could market new additions every year or two. The Sarajevo Bobsleds, Ultra Twister, Shockwave, Viper, Skull Mountain... all "not quite Earth-shattering" additions for such a large theme park. GASM was the only exception. At some point, it seems as though management figured that it was better (and more cost effective) to have a few serious coasters than twice as many "flavor of the month" rides.
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