Tuesday, May 25, 2004 8:13 AM
I visited Opryland in 1990 when I was 7 years old and rode CHAOS. I fell in love with it then and couldn't wait til I got older so I could go back.
Well sadly I just found out that the park closed in '97 and Chaos was shipped to Indiana, where it is just sitting in a field. (I saw pics of it in pieces, sad)
One site I went to said that it was awaiting a new home, does anyone know of any dealings being made to sell the coaster and set it up somewhere else, hopefully as cool as it was before!
Tuesday, May 25, 2004 9:34 AM
I believe Six Flags owns the Old Indiana fairgrounds and was going to build a park there but never did. When Opryland closed, Six Flags bought some of the rides and moved them to the Old Indiana fairgrounds for storage. The Opryland Mine Train ride was relocated to The Great Escape. I'm not sure about the other rides.
There has been plenty of discussion on Coasterbuzz about the various Opryland rides over the years. You can see those discussions here:
http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=search&q=Opryland&type=Rank *** Edited 5/25/2004 1:35:48 PM UTC by coasterguts***
Tuesday, May 25, 2004 9:58 AM
They can put that pretty baby in my back yard :-)
Tuesday, May 25, 2004 11:17 AM
Chaos was Opryland's attempt to capture a younger, hipper audience. It was a massive, heavily themed indoor rollercoaster with 'the world's longest train'.
There was a massive site a while back, access2control, with all the info. Sadly, it's no longer up.
But via the power of the wayback machine...
Tuesday, May 25, 2004 4:46 PM
The remaining rides at Old Indiana have been scraped, sans Canyon Blaster. At least that is the news that I remember from some posts a long time ago. Wasn't the property sold for some kind of shooting park or something hunting related?
Tuesday, May 25, 2004 5:34 PM
Themedesigner THANK YOU SO MUCH for that site! I wish the original was still up, but this archived version is so great!
Wow, those sound clips, they are as familiar as a phone ringing to me now that I hear them again. Oh how I would love to ride CHAOS just one more time now that I'm old enough to truly appreciate it.
Here's hoping that CHAOS still finds a new home someday, preferably nearby so I can go give it a ride!
Tuesday, May 25, 2004 5:42 PM
First things first, its only a ride... which happens to be sitting in a field, which leads me to my next point. We could go there and steal it. But then again since it sucked, we could just help them out and throw the thing away.
Tuesday, May 25, 2004 6:03 PM
Chaos was fun, but it has also been somewhat overhyped to much more than it actually was.
The ride itself was nothing more than a big helix. It relied on the effects, which weren't much by the time the park closed in 1997.
It was impressive and unique when it opened in 1989, but when other parks are adding rides like Magnum and Hercules for the same price, you really wonder what the heck the park was thinking a few years down the road. Cedar Point spent $8 Million building Magnum, while Opryland spent the same amount on Chaos.
I would have definatly took a $6 million dollar woody over that $8 million threw and missed. Not that I don't wish it was still operating somewhere. :). *** Edited 5/25/2004 10:04:44 PM UTC by Dukeis#1***