What were they thinking?

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 6:09 AM

I want this topic to post odd park choices that you can't understand. Here's an example http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1533.htm?Picture=2 The name of that coaster is blue coaster. You'd think if they named their coaster a color, they'd match the coaster with the name.

Another move that I can't undersand is why Six Flags moved Elitch Gardens decreasing their land, rides, and preventing expansion. What are some others that I forgot?

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 6:16 AM

Blue Coaster name: If you look at the other picture of that coaster on RCDB, you will see that the train is a light blue color.

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 6:18 AM
Actually Elitch Gardens was moved before it was purchased by Premier. The new location was twice the size of the old park and they did add several new rides during the move, only they didn't bring along some of the important stuff (Twister :(, Wildcat :(, and Splinter:(). The new location was chosen because the city gave the owner a deal in moving the park to the Central Platte Valley, it was a huge rail yard that the city wanted to revitalize. Besides, I don't think they ever expected the park to require much expansion, it was a small family owned park.
Wednesday, May 8, 2002 7:16 AM
The color incident reminds me of when I helped out with painting the Conneaut Blue Streak. It's called the Blue Streak yet we were painting the structure white, although it may have been a very, very, very light blue. But if you look from far away it looks white. That just seemed odd to me.

mmm, roller coaster
(Homer Simpson)

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 8:51 AM
From local gossip, I hear that Six Flags is considering building a park in Fort Myers, Florida. This city is on the west coast of Florida about 1.5 hours from Tampa and about 2.5 hours from Orlando. What is Six Flags thinking if they do this? They may be able to bring in a small local contingency that doesn't want to make the hike to Busch Gardens or the Orlando parks, but the majority of the residents and tourists will not go to Fort Myers for their vacation. For one thing, it's a pretty small city, and with the exception of the beaches, it's fairly seedy looking too.
Wednesday, May 8, 2002 9:11 AM
The rumor swirling around a Six Flags Florida Park has been around as long as I have been surfing the net (1996). If no move has been taken yet, I'd be suprised if it happens.

Flume & Hydroblaster Crew for 2002!

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 9:16 AM
Last time I was in Florida I went to Fort Myers.

I was really only there to tour the Everglades though.

everything's better with a banjo

Thursday, May 9, 2002 3:10 AM

Valleyfair.....From what I've heard recently, they are clearing out a section of undeveloped land in Fort Myers right now. It used to be a popular spot for people to take their four-wheel drive trucks off-road, but now it's closed to traffic and is being cleared. Locals claim it's to make room for a new Six Flags park. I guess I'll just take the attitude of "I'll believe it when I see it".

Millrace.............Were you visiting someone in Fort Myers before hitting the 'Glades? Since the Everglades are about 80 miles SE of Fort Myers, that seems like an awfully long drive!


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